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…

Qasida: Dur ze daryayi haqiqat – The pearl of the ocean of truth

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Karim Maherali shares his insights and knowledge interpreting Nasir Khusraw’s Qasida: Dur ze daryayi haqiqat, with extensive commentary and references from Qu’ran and Ginans. Qasida: Dur ze daryayi haqiqat (The pearl of the ocean of truth) Nasir Khusraw The Qasida Gist Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with a gift of a…

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…

The Days of Creation in the Thought of Nasir Khusraw —by Mr Shafique N Virani at Academic Articles on The Institute of Ismaili Studies website

(This is an edited version of an article originally published in Nasir Khusraw: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Khujand, 2005, Publishing House “Noshir”, pp.74-83).   Abstract This article explores Nasir Khusraw’s spiritual hermeneutic of the tradition concerning the completion of creation in six days, with the seventh day, or Sabbath, having a particularly hallowed aura of sanctity….

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,…

An Ismaili Muslim Reconciliation of Creation and Evolution — Ismaili Gnosis com

The recent debate between the creationist museum and popular scientist raised the question of whether the monotheistic doctrine of creation is compatible with the scientific theory of revolution. This article reconciles the traditional doctrine of Creation found in monotheistic faiths with the theory of Evolution by refuting both creationism and naturalism (atheism) and integrating Ismā‘īlī…

The Concept of God in the Teachings of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III — Ismā‘īlī Gnosis com

Ismā‘īlī Gnosis presents Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh’s teachings on the concept of God as found in his public speeches, interviews and writings. Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh Āgā Khān III was the forty-eight hereditary Imām of the Shi‘ī Ismā‘īlī Muslims and the predecessor of the present Imām Shāh Karīm al-Husayni Āgā Khān IV.  Within the chain…

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…