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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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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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Book Synopsis: Early Shi’i Thought: The Teachings of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir ~ IIS

Muslim society is, and always has been, pluralistic. Within a few decades after the death of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s), the Muslim world became a mosaic of cultures. The cultural plurality was matched by a plurality of ideas and doctrines. Immediately … Continue reading Book Synopsis: Early Shi’i Thought: The Teachings of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir ~ IIS