Institute of Ismaili Studies Qur’anic Studies Unit Hosts Lecture on Mulla Sadra

August 2012 The Qur’anic Studies Unit hosted an occasional lecture at the IIS by Prof. Mohammed Rustom of Carleton University based in Ottawa, Canada. The lecture, entitled Mulla Sadra on the Link Between Scripture and Idolatry, explored the creative manner in which the seventeenth-century Muslim philosopher-mystic Mulla Sadra Shirazi (d.1640 CE) tackles the problem of…

Royal Launch for 1001 Inventions Abu Dhabi – 1001 Inventions News

The latest 1001 Inventions exhibition, and the first designed specifically for a Middle East audience, enjoyed a glamorous Royal launch in the UAE’s capital today. The free educational showcase, which was recently crowned the world’s “Best Touring Exhibition”, opened its doors to the public at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, where it will reside from 19th…

Nasir Khusraw Play “The Ruby Shines On” is now on Simerg’s Youtube Channel

Nasir Khusraw on Youtube   Please click to watch “The Ruby Shines On,” on Youtube “The Ruby Shines On,” a play about the life and works of the 12th century Ismaili missionary, poet, thinker and traveller Nasir Khusraw is now on this Website’s Youtube channel, Simergculture. The highly absorbing ninety minute play, written and directed by Amina Ishani, has been sliced…

Hillary Clinton launches 1001 Inventions California

Source:1001 Inventions com Hillary Clinton speaking via video to launch the 1001 Inventions exhibition in Los Angeles California Science Center opening 25th May 2011. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, officially opened an award-winning exhibition about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization at the California Science Center in Los Angeles today. The 1001 Inventions exhibition,…

Averroes and Maimonides: Mediators of Medieval Thought by (Late) Professor Mohamed Arkoun – Simerg com

Please click for “Mediators of Medieval Thought” by Mohamed Arkoun Source: Simerg com Related Posts from our Archives Film-’Out of Cordoba’: Averroes and Maimonides in their Times and Ours Can Muslim and Jewish narratives co-exist? – by Deborah Weissman, a Jewish educator New York exhibit highlights 1,001 Muslim innovations by Marium Sattar at Common Ground News Service A…

IIS Scholar Presents Paper at MESA 2010 – Institute of Ismaili Studies

Dr Nuha al-Shaar, Research Associate in the Institute’s Qur’anic Studies Unit and an IIS Alumna,presented a paper as part of a panel entitled “Reason and Revelation” at MESA 2010 in San Diego. The panel also included a paper by Dr. Alnoor Dhanani, specialist in Islamic Intellectual History and former head of the Department of Graduate…

What Muslims need today? – Raheel Lakhani

Muslims at the height of their civilization were one of the major contributors of arts and sciences. People like Al-Kindi and Al-Farabi were first to recover and translate the Greek philosophy and introduced this wisdom in Spain and Europe. Avicenna and other Muslim intellectual’s treatises on philosophy, medicine and other sciences were part of western…

Muslim civilisation: Seven more awards for 1001 Inventions Film (watch film here)

The film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets, starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, has won an additional seven major industry awards at Los Angeles and Hamburg international film festivals. On Wednesday 26th May at the US International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets won the following…

Offsetting Radicalism with Philosophy:Senior Hussain Nadim believes centuries-old Islamic scholarship can be used to counter ultra-conservatism – GW

By Menachem Wecker Reading the Muslim philosophers of the Golden Age, roughly the eighth to 13th centuries C.E., can help both Muslims and non-Muslims see beyond the stereotypes of Islam as a reactionary and radical faith, says Hussain Nadim. Mr. Nadim, a senior studying international affairs who grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, is the author…