Aga Khan Museum director Henry Kim Laud on Pakistan diversity and how the Museum is promoting the culture diversity | Talked at Shamadan hall of Serena Islamabad to the packed audience

Dawn com Writes – Museum director Henry S. Kim delivers a presentation on Friday. — White Star -Photo Dawn com (…) The museum has had a very strong interest in Pakistan since its beginning. He said the museum existed because His Highness, the Aga Khan, wanted people to learn about the history of the peoples…

Aga Khan Museum: Collection – Museum Stuff com News

  Museum of Learning, Explore a Virtual Museum of Knowledge *****   Image Gallery :: Aga Khan Museum Collection           ** images are derived based on close guess matching, may not be exact. – Thumbnail images link to source website and full size image and additional content.     Collection The…

Preservation of Threatened Islamic Architecture on the Island of Mozambique – A paper by Jigar Bhatt

From the on-line publication by the  Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (AKPIA@MIT) *****     Jigar Bhatt has a background in political economy and urban development. He received is Bachelors in Economics from Northeastern University and Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional work…

Muslim art and cultural expression opens doors to interfaith dialogue in Houston

Source: The Ismaili “Dancing Dervishes”, a double-page composition from an illustrated manuscript of the Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa‘di, Iran, ca. 1615. Photo: Courtesy of the Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Inst. From the intricacy of calligraphy and the mysticism of Sufi dance, to the illustrative legends that explode on canvas, Islamic art forms have captured the…

IIS’s new Service: Information on Music and Poetry from the Pamir Mountains, use the links to hear music samples according to genre

The musical traditions of Badakshan have been influenced by the surrounding Muslim cultural context, but the inaccessibility of the Pamir Mountains has been an important factor in the development and preservation of some of the unique musical practices of Badakhshan.  Badakhshan is the name of the mountainous Pamir region in the east of Tajikistan, bordering…

Listen the Deutsche Welle Radio from 12.03.10 on His Highness the Aga Khan – News in German language and some of the interview on development network in English

DW-RADIO live Audio on demand Nahost Fokus Nahost (12.03.2010) Westjordanland wird abgeriegelt Konflikte zwischen Kopten und Muslimen Wer ist Aga Khan? Bitte beachten Sie folgendes: Wenn Sie Windows als Betriebssystem nutzen, können Sie MP3 Dateien direkt per Mausklick anhören. Wollen Sie die Datei auf Ihrer Festplatte speichern, klicken Sie mit der rechten Maustaste auf das…

The 2010 Summer Programme. Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures

General Overview This Summer Programme offers an opportunity to explore the rich historical and contemporary diversities within Muslim societies and cultures. The Programme is a joint production of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (Simon Fraser University) and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khan University).  It…

Interpreter of cultures:Ali Asani uses arts to explain, appreciate Islam

Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Asani’s use of the arts as a teaching tool is just part of his broader effort to eradicate what he calls “religious illiteracy.” For more than 30 years, he has dedicated himself to helping others better understand the rich subtext and diverse influences that make religion — in particular, Islam —…

IIS: The Calligraphic Tradition in Islam

The Calligraphic Tradition in Islam Table of contents The Calligraphic Tradition in Islam Bifolium of the “Blue Qur’an” (images) Qur’an from Central Asia (images) Album of calligraphic exercises (images) Sharh al-Tadhkira (images) Suggested Reading List The Calligraphic Tradition in Islam “He who taught the use of the pen, taught man that which he knew not.”…