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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: 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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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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Life of Qadi al-Nu’man (Excerpt from Code of Conduct for the followers of the Imam)

Editorial note: Note that we have updated spellings and nomenclature of the original text to reflect current standards and usage. Preface The Research Department of the Ismaili Association, West Pakistan, Karachi, is pleased to bring out the first publication of … Continue reading Life of Qadi al-Nu’man (Excerpt from Code of Conduct for the followers of the Imam)