Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition

Music has always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Muslim societies. From Fatimid Cairo to the Iberian Peninsula, music has long brought people together, fostering a sense of identity and community. Around the world, young Ismaili musicians are continuing this rich tradition. Ismaili musicians Junayde Alam from Pakistan, Naira Sidi from North…

Videos: “The World of the Fatimids" | Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Dr. Farhad Daftary, An Empire of Enlightenment and A Day of Exploration —- Aga Khan Museum

Look and listen as Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs at the Aga Khan Museum, offers insights into the origins, aspirations, and cultural achievements of the Fatimid dynasty. Learn more about the Museum’s “The World of the Fatimids” exhibition at agakhanmuseum.org/fatimids “The World of the Fatimids”: Spiritual Foundations of the Fatimids On…

Professor Jeremy Johns of Oxford on “The Magnificent Seven”: The Great Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewers Carved for the Fatimid Imams

Introduced by Abdulmalik J. Merchant (Publisher/Editor Simerg) ‘The Magnificent Seven’ In 2008, the same year that the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Building was opened by Canada’s Prime Minister Harper in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, a rediscovery of a spectacular medieval Islamic rock crystal ewer, forgotten since the…

IIS Publishes Arabic Critical Edition of al-Maqrizi’s Itti‘az al-hunafa’ – The Institute of Ismaili Studies News

The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of Itti‘az al-hunafa’ bi-akhbar al-a’imma al-Fatimiyyin al-khulafa’(Lessons for the Seekers of Truth on the History of the Fatimid Imams and Caliphs) by the great Mamluk-era historian Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi (d.1442 CE).  The Itti‘az is perhaps the most important single primary source for the history of the Fatimids….

Ismaili Dawa and Politics in Fatimid Egypt – by By Hatim Mahamid

Source: Simerg com ***** By Hatim Mahamid ABSTRACT This paper will discuss the mutual influence between politics and the Isma‘ili da‘wa, particularly after the establishment of the Fatimid government in Egypt. Some questions arise at this point, such as: (1) ‘what were the circumstances that influenced the developments in the role of the da‘wa?’ and…