The Days of Creation in the Thought of Nasir Khusraw —by Mr Shafique N Virani at Academic Articles on The Institute of Ismaili Studies website

(This is an edited version of an article originally published in Nasir Khusraw: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Khujand, 2005, Publishing House “Noshir”, pp.74-83).   Abstract This article explores Nasir Khusraw’s spiritual hermeneutic of the tradition concerning the completion of creation in six days, with the seventh day, or Sabbath, having a particularly hallowed aura of sanctity….

The sculpture of Angel of Culture (Engel der Kulturen) Rolled through Paderborn’s Mosque, Synagogue, Churchs and City Hall — A project created by two artists to promote intercultural / interfaith dialogue

The sculpture has already rolled through many cities and towns in Germany and Europe The sculpture at the gate of Marktkirche, (Markt Catholic Church) Paderborn. Photo SJ The KIZ -Kommunales Integrationszentrum (Communal Integration Centre ) The District of Paderborn administration with cooperation of different religion organizations, town and cities, schools, university and civil societies has…

Christmas in Turkey — Al Monitor com article

A statue of “Noel Baba” stands in Demre, a district of the southern town of Antalya. (photo by panoramio.com/Ahmet Sertturk) (…) Turkey used to be the center of Orthodox Christianity, and according to government records, there are now 349 functioning churches in Turkey. Yet, not only the number of Christians but also the number of…

“Jesus in Islam” by Michael Wolfe and “How the Prophet Muhammad Sought Protection for His Embattled Followers in a Christian Land” by Barnaby Rogerson

“Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus’ miracles”…..Read Michael Wolfe’s Piece Left: Virgin Mary nurtured by a palm tree in a Turkish miniature, as described in the Qur’an; right: Mary and Jesus in a Persian miniature. Please click on image for Michael Wolfe’s article “Jesus Through a…

Chautauqua Institution and the Muslim community build a relationship of common purpose – The Ismaili Org article by Nausheen Husain

The Chautauqua Institution is dedicated to learning about the best of human values by exploring the religious, social and political issues of our times. Photo: Chris Breitenbach (Flikr/chrisbreitenbach) Sometime in the mid-1990s, the Chautauqua Institution, located in New York State, realised that it was not, as it had claimed, a fully Abrahamic community. It had…

Video presentation of three women from the Abrahamic faiths: Yocheved, mother of Moses; Mary, mother of Jesus; and Khadija, wife of Muhammad – By Fund for the Future of Children net

The 2011-2012 Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Grants topic is “Present at the Beginning: Celebrating Three Women and Three Faiths” ***** The 2011-2012 Youth Leadership Grants topic centers on three women from the Abrahamic faiths: Yocheved, mother of Moses; Mary, mother of Jesus; and Khadija, wife of Muhammad. While the lives of these women were…