Mi’raj-e-Rasul – The Night Journey of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) by Jehangir A. Merchant: LITERARY READING ON THE MI’RAJ AND A DEPICTION OF THE EVENT IN AN OTTOMAN WORK — Simerg com

Introduction: The night journey (al-isra) and the ascension (al-mi’raj) of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s) is observed on the 27th Rajab (for 2013, this Islamic date will fall on June 5/6) . This is an event of great spiritual significance because the exalted spiritual experience of the Prophet is viewed by all Muslims as an example…

Send a Salgirah eCard greeting! through Ismaili Org

Send a Salgirah eCard greeting! Send a Salgirah eCard to your friends and family. Photo: TheIsmaili.org As Ismaili Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday, TheIsmaili.org is pleased to offer its email greeting card service. The free service makes it easy to send Salgirah greetings to up to 50 friends and family members at a…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Reading Guides – IIS Homepage

In order to promote its publications to a wider audience, to make them more accessible, and to assist the non-specialist reader, The Institute has developed a number of Reading Guides.   *****   Towards a Shi`i Mediterranean Empire‐Fatimid Egypt and the Founding of Cairo Crossing the Threshold: Understanding Religious Identities in South Asia Word of…

Ismaili Texts and Translation Series – Institute of Ismaili Studies

Recent advances in Ismaili studies have been initiated by the recovery of Ismaili texts. A large number of such texts, written in Arabic, Persian and Indic languages, are preserved in the collections of The Institute of Ismaili Studies Library. The Ismaili Texts and Translations Series aims to produce critical editions together with English translations and…