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…

Article: Light Upon Light — Ismaili Mail WordPress com

The Isma’ili Muslims are a branch of Shi‘a Islam which traces the religious and spiritual authority of the Prophet Muhammad through his cousin and son-in-law ‘Ali, the first Imam (spiritual leader) and thereafter by heredity through the Imam’s descendants. The Isma‘ilis are so called because following the death of the fifth Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, they…

Far East youth partake in a splash of Thai culture — The Ismaili

The group gathered in front of Wat Phrabuddhasrisongkhlanakarin, an ornate Buddhist shrine at the centre of Songkhla in southern Thailand. Photo: Naeem Ullah Khan and Shaakir Siraj Earlier this year, Ismaili youth from the Far East came together in Songkhla city in the Hat Yai province of Thailand to take in Songkran, the Thai new…

Kofi Annan and the pluralists — By Lloyd Mackey on Canadian Christianity com

Kofi Annan, best known for his 1997-2006 stint as secretary-general of the United Nations, was in Ottawa last Thursday, May 23, to talk about pluralism. I was interested in hearing him because Canadian Brian Stiller, global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, (headed by another Canadian, Geoff Tunnicliffe) speaks well of the concept of pluralism….

Samina Baig: First Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest — Tribune com

Samina and her brother completed their trek up Mount Everest. PHOTO: theyouthrepublic.com Mountaineer Samina Baig has become the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 metres. Baig completed the climb to the summit at around 7:30am local time with her brother Mirza Ali, who becomes the…

Ideas of His Highness the Aga Khan III — Ismaili Web Amaana

Ideas of His Highness the Aga Khan III Life – An Exalted Destiny The Value of a Compromise Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) – My Holy Ancestor The Nature of Religious Experience Islam’s Role in World Stability Islamic Code of Conduct Concept of Man in Islam The Sunni Concept of Khilafat and the Shia Concept of Imamat…

Looking to the past to guide the future –The Ismaili

Performing at the auditorium of the Britten Theatre at The Royal College of Music, the Ismaili Community Ensemble captured the imaginations of hundreds in the audience. Photo: Naveed Osman “Feel the resonance, insight that comes to us from the voices of long ago, speaking words from a distant shore. Always the resonance, wisdom that shines…

The Crucifixion in Shi‘a Isma‘ili Islam — on Ismaili Gnosis com

“…the conditions of the dialogue between Christianity and Islam change completely as soon as the interlocutor represents not legalistic Islam but this spiritual Islam, whether it be that of Sufism or of Shi‘ite gnosis.” (Henry Corbin, Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth, Prologue) Click Here to Read the full article – The Crucifixion in Shi‘a Isma‘ili Islam  …

Jeshen-i-Navroz Celebrated in Chitral — Dardistan Times com

Chitral— Ismaili Community of Chitral celebrated Navroz in different part of the region. The festive day is observed worldwide mainly in Tajikistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Middle Eastern countries. The Ismaili community regards 21st of March, a relic and holy day as well as a festive occasion. It is a day for them to reflect…