Yawm-e Ali – The Ismaili

Calligraphic rendering of “Ali”. Copyright: The Institute of Ismaili Studies Yawm‐e Ali — literally the “Day of Ali” — commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), and, in accordance with the Shia tradition of Islam, is the first in the line of…

Pakistan: Edhi Foundations founder Abdul Sattar Edhi is to Karachi what Mother Teresa was to the poor of Calcutta: a simple person with big heart and a ture Muslim

“I had accepted at the outset that charity was distorted and completely unrelated to its original concept. Reverting to the ideal was like diverting an ocean of wild waters. Another major obstacle in the promotion of welfare was exposed…the disgust of man towards mankind. There was only one expression, one reaction from everyone…cringing.” -Abdul Sattar…

Ismailis today – New Statemant Article

Posted by Fayaz Alibhai – 14 December 2007 15:13 The Ismaili community continues to espouse the view of Islam as a thinking, spiritual faith, one that teaches compassion, tolerance and upholds the dignity of man. Education, in its broadest sense, is an integral part of the ethics of the Ismaili interpretation of Islam. In The…

The Basic Moral Values of the Koran – The Malaysian Muslim Scholar Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar is one of Malaysia’s best-known human rights activists and public intellectuals. While being critical of western global hegemony, he says Muslims have to fundamentally re-evaluate their understanding of Islam and its traditions. By Yogi Sikand Having worked at several Malaysian universities, Chandra Muzaffar now heads the Kuala Lumpur-based ‘Just World Trust’, an NGO…

The Confluence of Civilisations – Indonesia’s president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

In response to President Obama’s historic address to the Muslim world in Cairo, the Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono lists in his essay nine imperatives for the peaceful co-existence of the civilisations “Muslims must be able to differentiate between a conflict involving Muslims, and a ‘war against Islam’.” – Indonesia’s president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Several…

Canada: Food drive bridges the divide

Hunger crisis prompts two branches of Islam to cooperate on a food drive and outdo all expectations Abdulsultan Madhani and Helena Houldcroft sort food donations. (Oct. 11, 2009) RICK MADONIK/ The Sunni and Ismaili Muslims of Flemingdon Park share the same faith and pray a few blocks from each other in Thorncliffe Park. But it…