How Sufism could balance Salafism — Al-Monitor com

Students attend a traditional Sufi “halaqa” (study group) at the Ribat Tarim religious school in the historical city of Tarim in southeastern Yemen, Feb. 23, 2010. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)   Summary -The historical background of Sufism in the Islamic world allows the establishment of political and religious reforms in this part of the world….

Aga Khan University to collect knowledge from scholars from Muslim world and make it available – Dr Aptin Khanbaghi at Gulf Times News

Bridging the knowledge gap  By Denise Marray / London Dr Aptin Khanbaghi: formidable task The communications revolution has greatly enhanced sharing of information. In the world of academic research, for example, there is a wealth of scholarly learning available in print and on-line. But if you examine the source of the information, a problem becomes…

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) News and video

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) started in earnest in 2005 at its inaugural session in Kuala Lumpur. It is arguably the first Forum of its kind to introduce a business agenda not only for Muslim countries and Muslim communities worldwide, but for the global business community at large that are interested to invest and…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1970 University of Sind Convocation Address (Hyderabad, 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 1970 University of Sind Convocation Address (Hyderabad, Pakistan). In this prescient speech, the Aga Khan explains how the Muslim concept of statehood was broken after the…

Arab countries among ‘New 7 Wonder’ finalists

source:  Alarabiya.net ***** The Bu Tinah Shoals in the United Arab Emirates made it to the New7Wonders finalists DUBAI (Courtney C. Radsch) The Dead Sea, Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto and the United Arab Emirates’ Bu Tinah Shoals were among 28 world-famous natural landmarks named as finalists Tuesday in a global poll to pick seven new Wonders…

Outstanding Patrons, Beautiful Objects: Metaphors for Humanism and Enlightenment

Presented by Alnoor Merchant Head Librarian and Keeper of the Special Collections at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London Throughout history, a most significant impetus for the development of artistic culture has been patronage. Patronage of art and architecture has been an integral element in Muslim civilizations also. In his presentation, Alnoor Merchant will discuss…