TIME: Physical Time & Spiritual Time

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IsmailiGnosis.com Exclusive. There are two levels of time: Physical Time called Zaman and Spiritual Time called ‘Asr. This is why Mawlana Hazar Imam is Sahib al-Zaman wa’l-‘Asr, meaning, “Master of Physical Time and Spiritual Time.” Spiritual Time is the desire, experience, and spiritual motion of the Universal Soul and its particular souls towards attaining self-perfection at the rank…

Ramadan: From Physical Fasting to Spiritual Fasting — Ismaili Gnosis com

Shahru ramaḍāna alladhī unzila fīhi’l-qur’ānu hudan lilnasi wabayyinātin mina’l-hudā wa’l-furqāni fa-man shahida minkumu’l-shahra falyaṣumhu “The Month of Ramaḍān in which was sent down the Qur’ān a guidance for mankind, and manifest proofs of the guidance and the criterion (between truth and falsehood).  So whomever among you witnesses the Month, let him fast it.” (Holy Qur’ān…

Prof. Eric Ormsby’s translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title ‘Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled’ receives World Book Award

IIS (Institute of Ismaili Studies) Publication Receives World Book Award June 2014 Professor Eric Ormsby has received The World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled. The award, given for works that further an appreciation of…

Ten Reasons why Human Consciousness or Mind is not Physical

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Arguments for the Immateriality of the Human Mind or Consciousness: Click Here to Read the Full Article on Consciousness, the Brain, and Physics “Mechanists consider mind to be a part of the body, but this is a mistake. The brain is a part of the body, but mind and brain are not…

The News com Pakistan: In Sufism, there’s a woman behind every voice

In their poetry, the Sufis of Sindh and Punjab always adopted the voice of a woman, because a woman’s commitment to her beloved is unparalleled. (…) Mohiuddin gave a basic lesson in Sufism to the audience. “Sufism is divided in two parts: tariqat and zikr,” she explained. “Zikr is physically chanting God’s name and tariqat…

“Die Before You Die” – Journey Towards the Nur — By Shiraz Pradhan

“Touched by the Essence” – a sculpture by Naznin Virji-Babul, Vancouver. Copyright. By Shiraz Pradhan Mention of the word ‘death’ whips up emotions of fear and sadness in most people. This is quite natural, because biological death marks the end of physical life on earth. To people, who are preoccupied with material things and sensual…

The Concept of God in the Teachings of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III — Ismā‘īlī Gnosis com

Ismā‘īlī Gnosis presents Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh’s teachings on the concept of God as found in his public speeches, interviews and writings. Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh Āgā Khān III was the forty-eight hereditary Imām of the Shi‘ī Ismā‘īlī Muslims and the predecessor of the present Imām Shāh Karīm al-Husayni Āgā Khān IV.  Within the chain…

The Esoterics (Batin) of Prayer: From Salah to Du‘a’ — by Ismaili Gnostic

This post will address the exoteric (ẓāhir), the esoteric (bāṭin), and the reality (ḥaqīqah) of prayer (ṣalāh) and their relationship to the rituals of the sharī‘ah, the practices of the ṭarīqah, and the realities (ḥaqā’iq) of universal spirituality. After walāyah, the most important Pillar of Islam is prayer (ṣalāh).  Prayer has been enjoined upon the believers…

Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled – New Publication from Institute of Ismaili Studies

I. B. Tauris Publishers in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012. ISBN (Hardback): 978-1780761329 Synopsis Contents Bibliography Synopsis View Publication page on Google Books This is the first English translation of the last known philosophical work of the great eleventh-century Ismaili thinker, poet, and Fatimid emissary,Nasir-i Khusraw. Appointed from Cairo by command of…