Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition —- Professor Omid Safi’s Presentation at Aga Khan Centre, London | Watch Video

On 26 March, Professor Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre, took audiences through a mystical journey in his talk entitled, RadicalLove: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition at the Aga Khan Centre. He spoke about the goals of the spiritual path and traced the popular poetic tradition that celebrates love for both…

Video: Sami Yusuf – Mast Qalandar — ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, to whom virtually all Sufi orders trace their lineage, as well as the famous 12th century Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

DESCRIPTION  Raag: Kafi Commentary: This song, which has been popular in the Indian subcontinent for centuries, is based on a poem by the Chishti Sufi and musical genius, Amir Khusro, which was later modified by the great Panjabi Sufi poet Bulleh Shah. The song’s lyrics honor and revere (but do not worship) ‘Ali ibn Abi…

Tajik Ismaili Artists: Saqi-e Bawafa Manam

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? I am the trusted cup-bearer: With every breath Aly Aly I am a Sufi, pure at heart: With every breath Aly Aly For Aly, dear to God, I burn with love: With every breath Aly Aly I am swept with secret melody: With every breath Aly Aly You are Adam…

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…

The Ismailis: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and his Life’s Work – A radio program hosted by German Radio, Bayern 2 Radio Wissen — Ismaili Mail’s Exclusive

The approximately 15 million Ismailis are a Shiite community and this faith community is recognized by the importance it gives to using the intellect in practicing the teachings of the Quran. As a result, the Ismailis view knowledge as a divine gift. Even the women have a distinct position here.— Veronika Hofer, Journalist & Documentary…

Aga Khan Mowlana Hazar Imam’s 79th Birthday Salgirah 2015

Mowlana Hazar Imam’s 79th Birthday — Khushiali Mubarak! Salgirah Mubarak! (Birthday Blessings!) — December 13, 2015 His Highness the Aga Khan Mowlana Hazar Imam – Spiritual Leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims The first Imam Hazrat Ali was appointed as as his successor by Prophet Muhammad at Ghadir e Khumm when he declared: He of whomever…

His Highness Aga Khan IV on Wikipedia — Last modified on 11 October 2015

The Aga Khan IV Predecessor Aga Khan III Born Shah Karim al-Hussaini 13 December 1936 (age 78) Geneva, Switzerland Spouse Salimah Aga Khan (m. 1969; div. 1995) Inaara Aga Khan (m. 1998; div. 2011) Religion Ismaili Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, KBE (Persian: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎‎, Urdu: شاه کریم حسینی،…

The Secret Life of the Aga Khan — Ismaili Gnosis com

On July 11, 1957, Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III as the hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at the age of 20 while still a sophomore at Harvard College. The Ismailis are a branch of Shia Muslims who recognize the continuation of the spiritual…

Laylat al-Qadr — The Ismaili org

In his Khamsa, Shab-i Qadr (the Night of Power), the renowned Persian poet Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d. 1325 CE) tells the story of a saint who made a failed attempt to stay awake until the Laylat al-Qadr. Courtesy of the Aga Khan Museum   Laylat al-Qadr — the Night of Power — commemorates the night…

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…

Special Series: Ismaili Expressions on the Imamat and Imam of the Time — (I) The Preamble of the Constitution of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims — Simerg com

(…) The Preamble of the Constitution of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims December 13, 1986, Geneva: On his 50th birthday, His Highness the Aga Khan is seen ordaining a new constitution for the worldwide Ismaili community. The new constitution was ordained, signed and sealed by Mawlana Hazar Imam on December 13th, 1986, his fiftieth Salgirah…