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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 Review: There is a God: How The World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

EDITORS’ NOTE: When the preeminent atheist of the past 100 years reverses his position and says “there is a God,” it is, of course, an important event and one worthy of everyone’s time to study his reasons. However, as Ismailis, … Continue reading Book Review: There is a God: How The World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

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Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism ~ Ismaili Gnosis

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? Mawlana Hazar ImamSchool of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, (New York, USA), May 15, 2006 Relativism — the worldview that suggests there are no … Continue reading Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism ~ Ismaili Gnosis

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From Ismaili to Ignorant: “IsmailiToIslam” Blog Refuted ~ Ismaili Gnosis

Too often, as the world grows more complex, the temptation for some is to shield themselves from complexity, we seek the comfort of our own simplicities, our own specialities. As has often been said, we risk learning more and more, … Continue reading From Ismaili to Ignorant: “IsmailiToIslam” Blog Refuted ~ Ismaili Gnosis