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Shia Ismaili Leadership: Past and Present by Dr. Karim H Karim

EDITORS’ NOTE: We commend this important, academic review of three books that discuss Ismaili leadership to all. Included among the three is Daryoush Mohammad Poor’s recent book Authority without Territory. We recently featured, here, Mohammad Poor’s recent presentation, Ismaili Imamat: … Continue reading Shia Ismaili Leadership: Past and Present by Dr. Karim H Karim

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Book Synopsis: Memoirs of Mission: The Ismaili Statesman and Poet al-Mu’ayyad fi’l- Din al-Shirazi ~ IIS

Introduction Even though you’re the last in our da’wa,You have surpassed the compass of the earlier (da’is). The like of you cannot be found among those who have gone,From all the people, nor those that remain (p.90). These are the … Continue reading Book Synopsis: Memoirs of Mission: The Ismaili Statesman and Poet al-Mu’ayyad fi’l- Din al-Shirazi ~ IIS

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Authority without Territory’s author, Daryoush Mohammad Poor, speaks candidly ~ Ismailimail

Interviewer: You very bravely raise questions around pluralism within the community in suggesting “it is not clear whether and to what extent this pluralism can be reflected in the institutions of the Community” p. 152. You mention that the dominant … Continue reading Authority without Territory’s author, Daryoush Mohammad Poor, speaks candidly ~ Ismailimail

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NanoWisdoms Editor and Publisher, Mohib Ebrahim, speaks about private Ismaili initiatives and Ismaili Civil Society ~ Amaana

Mohib Ebrahim: We tend to think of civil society as something that engages with society at large, working in co-operation with governments. However, I think this view is far too narrow and limiting: I view civil society as the constituents … Continue reading NanoWisdoms Editor and Publisher, Mohib Ebrahim, speaks about private Ismaili initiatives and Ismaili Civil Society ~ Amaana