Cricket-crazy Pakistanis Battling Cancer of Terror — New Indian Express com

The Pakistanis heaved a sigh of relief when their cricket board chairman—a senior colleague of mine from the foreign service days—announced that the Zimbabwe cricket team will, after all, be coming to Pakistan next week as scheduled. (…) Adherents of the minority Ismaili sect of Muslims have a universal reputation for their pacifist strain. They…

Arabic Universal Language of the Muslim World — Aga Khan III

Speech by the late H. H. Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III at a session of Motamer al-Alam-al-Islamiyya Karachi, Pakistan February 9, 1951 Mr. President Brother Muslims I can assure you that it is not with a light heart that I address you this evening. I fully realise that what I am going to…

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism — by Mohib Ebrahim on Ismaili Gnosis com (Updated)

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, New York, 2006 -Image source: theismaili.org Mohib Ebrahim (UPDATED: April 28, 2015 — In the original version of this article the author, Mohib Ebrahim, mentioned pluralism but had not addressed it. He has…

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics — By Mohib Ibrahim on Ismaili Gnosis com

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, New York, 2006 Image source: theismaili.org Relativism — the worldview that suggests there are no “black and white answers” as all points of view are equally valid because knowledge, truth, ethics and morality…

The Holy Quran in the Ginanic Literature — Rashida Noormohamed-Hunzai

The Holy Qur’an in the Ginanic Literature – An Initial Exploration By Rashida Noormohamed-Hunzai This paper seeks to demonstrate the underlying teachings of the holy Qur’an in the Ginanic Literature, therefore it is essential, first of all to describe the nature of the Qur’an, as well as that of the Ginans in order to understand…

Introducing Ismaili Gnosis

Life Magazine image used pursuant to 2012 Canadian Statute, Bill C-11, Section 29.21 Dear Friend, Ismaili Gnosis is a website dedicated to explaining and validating Ismaili Muslim beliefs, practices, theology and philosophy with well researched and sourced articles for the lay reader that appeal to logic and reason, supported by academic and scholarly sources of…

‘Tolerance in Islam’ — Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan’s letter to the Times of London on 6 November 1951 about unfair allegations against Islam and the Muslims in a leading article of 22 October 1951

H.R.H. Prince Aga Khan’s reply to TIMES, London, when it attempted to malign Islam. Even a little knowledge of Islam will show that its religion is not only tolerant of other Faiths, but most respectful, and indeed, fully accepts the divine inspiration of all theistic Faiths that came before Islam. It does not only teach…

Archive videos: World Mourns Aga Khan (1957) — British Pathé on Youtube

 Library compilation story following the death of Aga Khan. Various. Aga Khan, hereditary leader of Ismail Muslim sect, surrounded by crowds, shaking hands with several people. C/U sign ‘Long Live Aga Khan’. Various shots of the celebration of 70th anniversary of his leadership in Karachi, Pakistan. Several shots of mass of the Moslems praying in…