Imam Hazrat Ali Collection on Ismaili Web —Amaana org

Imam Hazrat Ali | Ismaili Web Amaana History Panj Tan Paak Page Mubahila Ahl-al Bayt People of the House (of the Prophet) Hazrat Ali’s vicegerency pronounced at Ghadir e Khumm Gadhir Khumm Eid-e Gadhir, Hajjatul Wida – Last Sermon by Prophet Muhammad Yaum-e Ali – Hazrat Ali’s Birthday Lunar Anniversary Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi delivers the…

Islamic Scholar John Esposito Talks about Faith, Pluralism, and the Challenges Facing Islam Today — by Katherine Schimmel Baki

Interview – The Forgotten Children of Abraham by Katherine Schimmel Baki Calligraphy above – Quran 16:125 ادْعُ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ ۖ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ Invite (everyone) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. Written in…

Recognition of the Imam — Persian Manuscript translated by Ivanow

Bism’Allah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Islamic Calligraphy Amaana.org   ON THE RECOGNITION OF THE IMAM (Fasl dar Bayan-I Shinakht-i Imam) Translated from Persian by W. IVANOW   TABLE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE TEXT 1. The manifestation of the Imam and his Hujjat……1v.-2v. 2. The necessity of the propaganda (da’wat) in the time…

Understanding More about Islam — Harvard University

Published April 20, 2014 | By Amaana Harvard Graduate School of Education October 4, 2001 by Marvin Pittman “La ilaha illa Llah, Muhammadun rasulu’Llah” “I witness that there is no God, but one God, and that Muhammad is his prophet.” —The Shahada, Islam’s Declaration of Faith As faith plays a strong role in America’s conscience…

Understanding the Quran — by Diana Steigerwald on Ismaili web Amaana

Understanding the Quran — Diana Steigerwald, California State University (Long Beach) ‘I  believe  in  one  God,  and  Muhammad,  an Apostle  of  God’  is  the  simple  and  invariable profession of Islām. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honor of  the Prophet has never  transgressed the  measure  of …

The Mystical Visions of Ibn Arabi – Diana Steigerwald on Amaana org

The Mystical Visions of Ibn al-‘Arabî (d. 1240) – Dr. Diana Steigerwald California State University (Long Beach) “Whatever may be the philosophical doctrine to which we adhere, we observe, as soon as we speculate on the origin and the cause, the anteriority and the presence of the Feminine.” – Excerpt from the Fusûs al-hikam of…

Amaana Org: Amaana’s 20th Anniversary Gift to Our Imam-e Zamaan!

Amaana’s 20th Anniversary Gift to Our Imam-e Zamaan! Published March 19, 2014 | By Amaana Nowruz 2014 Marks the 20th Anniversary of Amaana.org — Alhamdulillah! As you can read in the About section, I started the Ismaili Web in November 1993 and established the domain Amaana.org in March 1994. Since then I have been writing…

Nowruz Persian New Year – Eid Mubarak!

Shah Abbas I receiving Vali Muhammad Khan of Bukhara, Chehel Sotun, Isfahan (c.1657) ***** Celebration Navroz – New Year, birthday of Imam Hazrat Ali, Newruz Sultan What A cross-cultural celebration of the New Year, the first day of the Spring astrological Equinox, solar birthday anniversary of our Imam Ali hence the name Nevruz Sultan, in…

Colleges Should Teach Religion to Their Students – Marshall Poe on Amaana org

When students feel adrift, spiritual guidance might help Marshall Poe Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo I think religion should be taught in college. I’m not talking about “religious studies,” that is, the study of the phenomenon of religion. I’m talking about having imams, priests, pastors, rabbis, and other clerics teach the practice of their faiths. In college…

Aga Khan’s Decorations and Degrees – Honored in 50 Countries! — Amaana org

“We are honouring an exceptional man. We are honouring a great friend of humanity, a courageous visionary, a builder of bridges between religions and society. His Excellency Dr. Frank Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister, on presenting the 2006 Tolerance Award of the Evangelical Academy of Tutzing, Germany – May 20, 2006 CONTEXT: The Constellation of…

Introduction to Ismailism — By Dr. Sheikh Khodr Hamawi on Amaana org

Forward Prelude Part I Chapter I Comparative Study of Religions 1- Judaism 2- Christianity 3- Islam Chapter II Islam and its Divisions 1- The Sunna 2- The Shi’a 3- The Theology of Sunna and Shi’a Chapter III Shi’a and its Sub divisions Part II Doctrine of Ismailism Chapter I Potentiality and Actuality Chapter II Existence…

In Memory of Rai Hoosein Khan Mohammed – Ismaili Star of Burma

Memory of Rai Hoosein Khan Mohammed – Ismaili Star of Burma Published February 5, 2014 | By Amaana A well organized Condolence and Memorial Meeting in the loving memory of Rai Hoosein Khan Mohammed was arranged by ITREB Pakistan on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 7:30pm at ITREB, P Auditorium. The Program to pay homage…