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
Editors’ Note: Though authored anonymously for obvious reasons, we have verified the story as true and authentic — save for a few minor details to protect the author’s identity — and it is our pleasure to publish this moving account … Continue reading Convenience to Conviction: A Young Ismaili Gives up Alcohol
Interviewer: Do you see yourself as a reforming or conservative Imam? Aga Khan: I think that is terminology which just does not apply in the sense that the essentials are the essentials and have remained the essentials for centuries. So … Continue reading Mawlana Hazar Imam: A conservative or a liberal? Neither!
The Christian burial ceremony and the prayers then said by the presiding ecclesiastics refer to resurrection in a way that implies some kind of similarity with the supposed historical resurrection of Christ three days after his death…. The Hindu and … Continue reading Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah: Reincarnation or Companionship On High?