Sawm: The Esoterics (Bāṭin) of Fasting – Ismaili Gnosis Com Article

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…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Launches Spiritual Quest in Dubai – IIS News

August 2011 The IIS launched one of its new publications, Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam ‘Ali, at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai. The author Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi, introduced the book, which provides a unique contemporary insight into the spiritual, intellectual and moral dynamics of the Qur’anic chapters recited…

Islam’s Great Striver: Hazrat Ali – Simerg com

His Highness the Aga Khan seen delivering his commencement speech at the American University of Cairo on June 15, 2006. The excerpt on Hazrat Ali, from whom the 49th Ismaili Imam is directly descended, is from his speech. Photo Credit: American University in Cairo. Editor’s note: According to tradition Hazrat Ali (A.S.) was born on the 13th day…

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…