Asian Chapter Group’s Annual Meeting in Dubai — Institute of Ismaili Studies | Explored of the poetry of the Persian Ismaili poet-philosopher, Nasir-i Khusraw

Between 3rd and 7th September, the Asian Chapter Group of the IIS Alumni Association convened at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, for their annual reunion, and a lively exploration of the poetry of the Persian Ismaili poet-philosopher, Nasir-i Khusraw. The Asian Chapter Group with guest speakers and staff at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai. A highlight of…

The Safar-nama of Nasir Khusraw, Travels from 1046 to 1052 CE— Institute of Ismaili Studies| watch video with Dr. Alice Hunsberger and Prof.Eric Ormsby

An Introduction Safar-nama of Nasir-i Khusraw The Safar-nama is record of an expansive journey undertaken by a Persian poet and philosopher, Nasir Khusraw, in the mid-11th CE century. He travelled from Central Asia to the Mediterranean Coast, Egypt, Arabia and back and appears to have compiled his Safar-nama in the latter half of the same…

Hamid al-Din Kirmani by Farhad Daftary — Ismaili web amaana

Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani (d. 1020) ***** ḤAMID-AL-DIN KERMĀNI, ABU’L-ḤASAN AḤMAD b. ʿAbd-Allāh b. Moḥammad (d. after 411/1020-21), a prominent Ismaʿili dāʿi (q.v.) and one of the most accomplished Ismaʿili theologians and philosophers of the Fatimid period of Persian origin and was probably born in the province of Kirman. As in the case of other prominent…

40 Rules of Love — Shams Tabriz, Rumi’s Teacher — Amaana org

Shams-i-Tabrīzī (Persian: شمس تبریزی‎) or ‘Shams al-Din Mohammad’ (1185–1248) was a Persian Muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams…

Prof. Eric Ormsby’s translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title ‘Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled’ receives World Book Award

IIS (Institute of Ismaili Studies) Publication Receives World Book Award June 2014 Professor Eric Ormsby has received The World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled. The award, given for works that further an appreciation of…

Nasir Khusraw’s “Safar-nama” brought to life digitally by IIS (Institute of Ismaili Studies) volunteers

Visit nasirkhusraw.iis.ac.uk on your computer or mobile device to access the interactive map and follow in the footsteps of Nasir Khusraw on his epic voyage from Central Asia to the Mediterranean Coast, Egypt and Arabia. Discover fascinating details about ancient cities recorded by Nasir Khusraw in his “Safar-nama”, from Balkh in Northern Afghanistan, to Aleppo, Jerusalem,…

Book Review by Khalil Andani: Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nāṣir-i Khusraw

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09596410.2013.850795 Khalil Andani – https://www.khalilandani.com – is Ph.D candidate (ABD) and an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow (2014-2019) at Harvard University studying Muslim intellectual history with a focus on Islamic theology, philosophy, and mysticism. His dissertation in progress focuses on how Muslims understand the nature and revelation of the Qur’an, with special attention…

Listen Audio on History of Philosophy Net: Farhad Daftary on the Ismā’īlīs

Peter is joined by Farhad Daftary, a leading expert on the Shiite group known as the Ismā’īlīs. Press ‘play’ to hear the podcast: Right click and ‘save’ to download as MP3 Further Reading: • F. Daftary, The Ismailis: Their History and Doctrines (Cambridge: 1990). • F. Daftary, The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis (London:…

IIS Lecture Series: (a) Jami‘ al-salasil and the Place of Nasir-i Khusraw in the Central Asian Sufi Tradition, and (b) Occultism, Science and Empire in the Early Modern Islamic World

Mr Daniel Beben of Indiana University, USA, and Mr Matthew Melvin-Koushki of Oxford Universtiy, UK, were the first two speakers in the IIS’ 2013 Lecture Series. Mr Daniel Beben of Indiana University, USA, delivered a lecture at the IIS on 15thJanuary, entitled Jami‘ al-salasil and the Place of Nasir-i Khusraw in the Central Asian Sufi Tradition. Mr Beben is…

New Institute of Ismaili Studies publication explores the philosophical poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw

The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to announce the publication of Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw edited by Dr Alice C. Hunsberger. This volume combines articles from a range of contributors on different aspects of Nasir-i Khusraw’s philosophical poetry, including its rhythm, self-reference, structure and speech. Dr Hunsberger currently lectures…