Published on 24 Apr 2015
On February 21, 2014, Khalil Andani (Doctor of Philosophy of Candidate in Islamic Studies, Harvard University) delivered a lecture called “Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims: An Esoteric Tradition in Islam” as part of the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council Speaker Series called “Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation.”
The lecture took place at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School and was followed by an open Q&A forum included in the video. The lecture covers the following topics:
2. The Shi’i Imamat: Rational and Qur’anic Basis
3. The Ismaili Imamat through History
4. The Spiritual Functions of the Ismaili Imam
5. Ismaili Philosophy and Doctrine: Zahir and Batin, Tawhid, the Light of Imamat, Faith and Intellect
6. Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III: Life and Thought
7. Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV: Present Imam of the Ismaili Muslims
The open Q&A included the following topics:
1) Can you speak about Ismaili Muslim rituals (Jamatkhana)?
2) What was the Ismaili approach to politics?
3) What is a Farman and what circumstances lead to the Imam making a Farman?
4) What is the Ismaili practice of zakat?
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Khalil Andani is a doctoral (Ph.D) candidate specializing in Islamic intellectual history, theology, philosophy, and mysticism at Harvard University and holds a Master of Theological Studies degree (MTS 2014), specializing in Islamic philosophy and Ismaili thought, from Harvard University. Khalil’s publications include a book chapter on Nasir-i Khusraw’s philosophical thought in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, a Review Article, two articles on Ismaili Philosophy in Sacred Web, and an article on Ismaili views of the Crucifixion of Jesus in The Matheson Trust. He was recently interviewed on CBC Radio about the the Aga Khan Museum.
He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA-CPA) and has completed Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) and Master of Accounting degrees at the University of Waterloo (2008). Over the last few years, Khalil has been invited to deliver several guest lectures and conference presentations on various topics pertaining to Islamic thought and Ismaili philosophy.
See also posts on Khalil Adnani at PBSJ Blog
- “Isma’ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus” by Khalil Andani — A presentation delivered during The Christology Symposium
- Event: March 21 | Boston College School of Theology | Khalil Andani: Shared Theologies between Islam and Christianity
- Khalil Andani’s Upcoming Presentation in Chicago: The Theology of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
- Khalil Andani’s Presentation on the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Esoteric Thought in Physical Form
- Video: ‘University Student Lecture on Shia Ismaili Islam’ — Khalil Andani also explains on 2005 Amman conference
- Khalil Andani’s Presentation on the concept of Tawhid in the Isma’ili & Sufi Thought, at the University of Toronto
- Book Review by Khalil Andani: Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nāṣir-i Khusraw
- Video: The Concept of Knowledge (‘ilm) in Nasir-i Khusraw’s Philosophy — Khalil Andani on Ismaili Gnostic com
- The Greatness of Isma’ili Muslim Thought – A Tribute to Ismai’li Philosophers by Khalil Andani
- Video: Isma‘ili Muslim perpsectives on Jesus presented by Khalil Andani at the Christology Symposium – Ismaili Mail article
- Article: “The Common Word”: Reflections on Muslim-Christian Dialogue – By Khalil Andani at Ismaili Mail
- You Tube Video: University of Toronto Student Lecture on Shia Ismaili Islam by Khalil Andani
- Seeking the Forgiveness of the Imam of the Time: A Short Explanation (II) – By Khalil Andani at Simerg com
- Ismaili scholars at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and elsewhere cite NanoWisdoms in published works
- The Muslim Jesus — by Alayna Ahmad on the Huffington Post
- Simerg’s Most Popular Articles Published in 2012: Did You Miss Them? – by Malik Merchant, Editor
- Video: Presentation on the Isma‘ili Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw by Ismaili Gnostic com
- The Holy Qur’an, Lailat al-Qadr and Forgiveness – By Malik Merchant at Simerg Com
- “They Killed Him Not”: The Crucifixion in Shi‘a Isma‘ili Islam (via Ismailimail)
- Science and Religion in Islam: The Link – By Easy Nash
- Simerg’s Special Series, I Wish I’d Been There: Ghadir-Khumm and the Two Weighty Matters by Alwaez Jehangir A. Merchant