Layla tul Qadr — Islam’s Birthday Anniversary — Amaana org

Layla tul Qadr — The Night of Destiny and Power The Holy Quran was revealed on the 23rd night of Ramadan celebrated as Layla tul Qadr — the Night of Power when Angel Gabriel descended to deliver God’s message to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: Iqra, bi-ismi rabbika allathee khalaq Khalaqa al-insana min AAalaq…

Layla tul Qadr — Islam’s Birthday Anniversary

Layla tul Qadr — The Night of Destiny and Power The Holy Quran was revealed on the 23rd night of Ramadan celebrated as Layla tul Qadr — the Night of Power when Angel Gabriel descended to deliver God’s message to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: Iqra, bi-ismi rabbika allathee khalaq Khalaqa al-insana min AAalaq…

Beyond Polemics and Pluralism: The Universal Message of the Qur’an — Reza Shah-Kazemi

Reza Shah-Kazemi Biography Reza Shah-Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He has authored several works, including most recently The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam (IIS/IB Tauris, 2012), Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic Prayer according to the…

Nowruz, Navroz Mubarak! Everyone! Rejoice!

March 21st is Imam Hazrat Ali‘s solar birthday anniversary! Please read on the following pages to see how important this New Year celebration is for the Ismailis and the whole Universe, especially since this year it falls on the New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse on this Equinox day! How Divine!   I am especially…

Moments with Shams Tabriz — Ismaili Web Amaana

 — Selections from the Maqalat of Shams-i Tabriz, Translated and edited by Refik Algan and Camille Helminski Intensifying One’s Search One’s longing, one’s search for the beneficence of God, must be so strong and intense that like the longing of Moses it allows no obstacle to stand in the way. When the Prophet Moses asked:…

40 Rules of Love — Shams Tabriz, Rumi’s Teacher — Amaana org

Shams-i-Tabrīzī (Persian: شمس تبریزی‎) or ‘Shams al-Din Mohammad’ (1185–1248) was a Persian Muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams…

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…

Prophet Muhammad Birthday Milad un Nabi -Mevlût — By Annemarie Schimmel

In the Turkish tradition, the best-known early mevlût was written by Süleyman Chelebi of Bursa around 1400. But more than a century earlier, Yunus Emre had already promised heavenly reward to those who recite mevlût, which shows — provided the verses are genuine — that mevlûts were popular among the Turks at a rather early…

Music in Persian Mysticism — By Henry Corbin

 On the Meaning of Music in Persian Mysticism  By Henry Corbin (Introduction given at le cité Universitaire May 19th 1967, on the occasion of an evening of Persian  music, poetry and  dance.  L’Iran  et la Philosophie, Fayard 1990. This translation appeared in Temenos 13, 1992, Translated by Kathleen Raine) I would like to suggest, in…

Lady Fatima Zahra, Prophet Muhammad’s Daughter — Amaana org

  Fatima Az-Zahra (a.s.) By Syed H. Akhtar When writing about the greatness of a personality, one needs a gold standard with which to compare the strengths and weaknesses of that individual. However, if that person is herself the gold standard, then it makes it impossible to adequately describe her greatness. Hazrat Fatima az-Zahra (A)…

Fourteen Proofs of the Necessity of lmamat — Kirmani on Amaana org

al–Masabih fi Ithbat al-Imama -Kirmani’s Lights to Illuminate the Proof of the Imamate (al-Masabih fi ithbat al-imama) Image: Shia Shahada, Qiblah of Imam Mustansir – La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad-un Rasool Allah, and Ali-un Wali Allah – There is no God but God, Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and Ali is the Saint of…

Fourteen Proofs of the Necessity of lmamat — Kirmani

Published June 21, 2014 | By Amaana on Amaana org al–Masabih fi Ithbat al-Imama -Kirmani’s Lights to Illuminate the Proof of the Imamate (al-Masabih fi ithbat al-imama) Image: Shia Shahada, Qiblah of Imam Mustansir – La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad-un Rasool Allah, and Ali-un Wali Allah – There is no God but God, Muhammad is…

‘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…

Imamat Day July 11, 2014 – 57 Years! Mashallah!

Imamat Day 2014: Imamat Day – The Shia Imam’s Rope of 57 years of Imamat as the a Direct Descendent of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)   July is the 7th month, 49th Imam is 7 times 7. It’s been 7 years since the Golden Jubilee. This is the 57th anniversary of Imamat Day. He became an…