‘Ecstasy and Enlightenment’ — IIS Video | Interview with Professor Ali Asani on the development of the Ginans, Ismaili devotional tradition in South Asia …

The ginans are a large corpus of hymns and poems composed in a variety of Indic languages and attributed to a series of preacher–saints who propagated Ismaili Islam in the subcontinent over several centuries. In the book Ecstasy and Enlightnment, Professor Asani provides an overview as well as a discussion on specific aspects of the…

JollyGul Ginans-On-Demand — Service & User Guide at Jolly Gul com

Ginans-On-Demand Service – FREE Listen anytime, anywhere. On your computer or smartphone web browser Check bottom of this webpage for user guide JollyGul Ginans-On-Demand Service & User Guide JollyGul Ginans-On-Demand Service Play ginans without music on our custom audio player. Select title, start, pause, skip, forward, rewind, stop – you are in full control! Search…

Hymns of Wisdom: The Ismaili Ginans of South Asia – Ali Asani

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, introduces the ginans, hymns of wisdom of the South Asia’s Ismaili communities, and their most important themes, including their ritual and performative contexts and the manner these have been impacted by a variety of political, social, and religious influences in colonial and…

Video interview: Professor Ali Asani discusses the development of the Ginans – Ismaili devotional tradition in South Asia | ‘Ecstasy and Enlightenment’ — IIS ( Institute of Ismaili Studies)

In this 21 min interview Professor Ali Asani discusses the development of the ginans, Ismaili devotional tradition in South Asia, within the larger literary and religious traditions of the Subcontinent. He also examines the Khojki script in which many of the ginans, once committed to writing, were transcribed. (Click the Image to watch at source)…

From our archives: ‘Ginan Central’ in the Library at University of Saskatchewan, Canada| Ginan Index and Search Tool (GIST) — Website maintained by Karim Tharani

‘Ginan Central’ in the Library at University of Saskatchewan, Canada| Ginan Index and Search Tool (GIST) — Website maintained by Karim Tharani Posted by PADERBORNERSJ on JUNE 6, 2015 The purpose of this website is to make primary sources of ginansavailable to researchers and community in order to facilitate much-needed bibliographic and scholarly attention to…

Ginan Series: Ginan bolo re nit – Recite Ginans everyday!

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Ismailimail in collaboration with Karim Maherali launches a Ginan series which will contain a transliteration and translation of a chosen Ginan. This will serve to promote the understanding of Ismaili Tradition to the wider Jamat and hopefully prepare us for the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Your comments and suggestions…

An Exploration of Eight Ismaili Ginans on Science, Spirituality and Pluralism — by Shiraz Pradhan on Simerg com|

SPIRITUALITY Many Ismaili ginans relate the spiritual experiences of Ismaili Pirs and describe the meditative techniques used as an aid in the spiritual journey, and also the important milestones and inner cosmology corresponding to the different stages (maqamat). However, the Pirs emphatically have stated that the experiences of higher spiritual stations are not describable in…