Hymns of Wisdom: The Ismaili Ginans of South Asia – Ali Asani

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, introduces the ginans, hymns of wisdom of the South Asia’s Ismaili communities, and their most important themes, including their ritual and performative contexts and the manner these have been impacted by a variety of political, social, and religious influences in colonial and…

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…