NanoWisdoms Archive: Belated Jubilee Mubarak, 2017: Dare to Imagine

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all belated Diamond Jubilee Mubarak! Although thought of as an architectural endeavour, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture — established forty years ago by His Highness the Aga Khan — has deeper intellectual and philosophical roots. As the Aga Khan explained, in 2001, the “goal…

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism — by Mohib Ebrahim on Ismaili Gnosis com (Updated)

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, New York, 2006 -Image source: theismaili.org Mohib Ebrahim (UPDATED: April 28, 2015 — In the original version of this article the author, Mohib Ebrahim, mentioned pluralism but had not addressed it. He has…

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics — By Mohib Ibrahim on Ismaili Gnosis com

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, New York, 2006 Image source: theismaili.org Relativism — the worldview that suggests there are no “black and white answers” as all points of view are equally valid because knowledge, truth, ethics and morality…

Happy New Year, 2015, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

(Click the Image to read) The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all happy New Year. May Allah grant you and your family much peace and happiness. Over the Over the past 57 years, His Highness the Aga Khan has, time and time again, emphasised the critical importance of new ideas for…

How to Validate the Shia Imamat from the Holy Qur’an

Originally posted on Ismaili Gnosis:
BY MOHIB EBRAHIM EDITOR’S NOTE On August 5th, 1923, a young 16 year old boy — the youngest honorary missionary and member of the Bombay Recreation Club, now the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB) — delivered a two hour lecture to “prove the significance and the need of…

NanoWisdoms Thematic Charts #15: Extracts from His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches about Merit and Meritocracy (via Ismailimail)

Every two weeks NanoWisdoms publishes a new thematic chart with excerpts from His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches and interviews. Each chart offers an easy-to-digest, one page synopsis of some of his key insights and advices related to a particular theme. Their attractive format makes the charts ideal as teaching aids, seminar handouts, general references…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1985 Pakistan Television Corporation Interview (Karachi, Pakistan) (via Ismailimail)

Twice a month NanoWisdoms’ Suggested Readings series highlights an important selection from our Archive of Imamat speeches, interviews and writings. This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1985 Pakistan Television Corporation Interview. In this interview, made the day after the inauguration of the Aga Khan University Hospital and the university’s Faculty of Health…

NanoWisdoms Thematic Charts #14: Extracts from His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches about Modernity and Tradition (via Ismailimail)

Every two weeks NanoWisdoms publishes a new thematic chart with excerpts from His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches and interviews. Each chart offers an easy-to-digest, one page synopsis of some of his key insights and advices related to a particular theme. Their attractive format makes the charts ideal as teaching aids, seminar handouts, general references…