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Video: Ismaili Engagements with the Qur’an: The Ismaili Khojas of South Asia by Dr. Ali Asani

Held in March 2016, The Communities of the Qur’an conference brought together eminent scholars and practitioners of various Islamic traditions to discuss and deliberate each traditions’ respective interpretations of Qur’anic verses. The conference — the first of its kind — … Continue reading Video: Ismaili Engagements with the Qur’an: The Ismaili Khojas of South Asia by Dr. Ali Asani

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Video: Mohamed Keshavjee – The Impact of Apartheid on an Indian Family’s Diasporic History

On April 19, 2016, Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, a member of the Board of Governors of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, delivered a heart-warming presentation at the University of California, Berkeley, on his family’s perilous journey in South Africa during apartheid … Continue reading Video: Mohamed Keshavjee – The Impact of Apartheid on an Indian Family’s Diasporic History

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Video: 60 Ismailis attend 2015 Ismaili Gnosis Retreat to learn about Imamat

At the end of August 2015, 60 Ismaili students, young adults, parents and seniors from across North America descended on Chicago to attend a unique 3-day event: the inaugural Ismaili Gnosis Retreat. The theme of the retreat — Recognition (ma’rifah) … Continue reading Video: 60 Ismailis attend 2015 Ismaili Gnosis Retreat to learn about Imamat

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Ismaili Imamat: Institutions and Ethical Underpinnings by Daryoush Mohammad Poor

EDITORS’ NOTE: While we agree with most of the views expressed in this presentation, there are a few key points we disagree with. However, notwithstanding these, the talk is excellent. On March 11, 2016, Daryoush Mohammad Poor, author of Authority … Continue reading Ismaili Imamat: Institutions and Ethical Underpinnings by Daryoush Mohammad Poor

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Video: Jesus in Esoteric Islam — Ismaili Interpretations of Christ

Applying esoteric interpretations (ta’wil), characteristic to Ismaili Muslim theology, Fatimid Ismaili thinkers developed truly creative and ecumenical perspectives on the theological status and spiritual role of Jesus, while staying true to the shared Abrahamic heritage of Christianity and Islam. Khalil … Continue reading Video: Jesus in Esoteric Islam — Ismaili Interpretations of Christ

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Video: The Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism – From Divine Diversity to the Single Soul by Khalil Andani

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Khalil Andani (PhD Candidate — Islamic Studies, Harvard University) presented his research paper, From Divine Diversity to the Single Soul: The Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism, at Boston University’s Conference on Religious Diversity. Khalil’s presentation … Continue reading Video: The Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism – From Divine Diversity to the Single Soul by Khalil Andani