Video: Khalil Andani Discusses Ismaili Islam and Gnosis on Talk Gnosis

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
On April 6, 2016, the Gnostic Wisdom Network interviewed Khalil Andani (PhD Candidate, Harvard University) on its show Talk Gnosis to discuss the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Ismaili esoteric thought and gnosis. In the Interview segment, Khalil discussed the historical origins of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, the definition and importance of Gnosis…

The model that works: “The Ismaili community has shown remarkable ability to peacefully assimilate into the pluralistic ethos of the 21st century” — by Esam Sohail on Dhaka Tribune com

The teachings of Islam need not clash with the modern world (…) Though quite small in absolute numbers, the Ismaili Muslim community is spread out across all the continents, and in every country of its domicile has been nothing but a stellar example of temporal achievement, spiritual uplift, and breathtaking philanthropy. I would be shocked,…

Muslim Saints and Hindu Rulers: The Development of Sufi and Ismaili Mysticism in the Non-Muslim States of India — Academic Article by Dominique-Sila Khan

Published in 2003 and 1981 with the Literature & Publication Department of His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismailia Association for the United Kingdom; and in 1980 His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismailia Association for Kenya.   Download PDF version of article (126 KB) Table of contents Introduction Ismaili Pirs and Hindu…

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…

Religion Press Release Services on His Highness the Aga Khan’s Interview and special Show on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Channel

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit http://www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1848 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on July 31 (check local listings).   The Aga Khan – Around the world there are approximately 15 million Ismaili Muslims, a sub-group of the Shia…

Video: Harvard Lecture – The Shia Ismaili Muslims by Khalil Andani

Ismailism Published on 24 Apr 2015 On February 21, 2014, Khalil Andani (Doctor of Philosophy of Candidate in Islamic Studies, Harvard University) delivered a lecture called “Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims: An Esoteric Tradition in Islam” as part of the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council Speaker Series called “Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation.” The lecture took…

Artikel von Christine Eichel über den charismatischen Aga Khan: “Der Prinz der Demokratie” (Cicero, Archiv, 28.09.05) – in German language

“Der Prinz der Demokratie” Für die bunten Blätter ist er ein smarter Gesellschaftslöwe, für die muslimische Religionsgemeinschaft der Ismaeliten ein charismatischer Führer – doch längst ist Prinz Karim Aga Khan weltweit zu einer Zentralfigur demokratischer Erneuerungsbewegungen geworden. (…) (…) Unbeirrt bekennt sich der Aga Khan zur Demokratie, und immer wieder weist er darauf hin, dass…

The Institute of Ismaili Studies Welcomes New GPISH and STEP Students

STEP class for 2015 The new cohorts of students enrolled on the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) have arrived at the IIS and are beginning their studies. These students were selected from a large pool of applicants and have been awarded scholarships to pursue postgraduate…

The Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Mr Amin Kurji, received France’s highest decoration — 24 Tanzania com

Aga Khan Development Network’s resident representative in Tanzania Amin Kurji receives France’s Legion of Honour award Formal procedure took place at the French Embassy here in Dar es Salaam, when Ambassador Marcel Escure, bestowed Kurji the award on behalf of French President Francois Hollande. Ambassador Escure told the gathering that the “French National Order of…

Department of Curriculum Studies Launches the First Cycle of the STEP Internship Programme — The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS)

The Department of Curriculum Studies (DCS) at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has launched the first cycle of the annual internship programme for graduates of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) this year. The programme aims to provide teacher-interns with further professional development in curriculum development and teacher education. The opportunity to participate in…