Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition —- Professor Omid Safi’s Presentation at Aga Khan Centre, London | Watch Video

On 26 March, Professor Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre, took audiences through a mystical journey in his talk entitled, RadicalLove: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition at the Aga Khan Centre. He spoke about the goals of the spiritual path and traced the popular poetic tradition that celebrates love for both…

Laylat al-Qadr — The Ismaili, 27 May 2019

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) habitually retreated from his daily life to meditate on the higher truths of human existence. After fifteen years of this meditative practice, during one of his annual retreats in the cave of Hira just outside the city of Mecca, he received his first call of revelation…

Sports as recreation: more than just exercise — By Nazim Karim

Sports have been part of the human experience throughout history, as far back as Sumerian times (4000 BCE), and ancient Egypt. They were often associated with religion, making sports a sacred activity. In those times, common sports included wrestling, archery, and martial arts, each requiring meditation and intense concentration. The first Olympic Games were held…

(1) “Jesus Through a Muslim Lens” by Michael Wolfe; and (2) “Verses of the Immaculate Conception in the Qura’n and their Impact on a Christian Emperor” by Barnaby Rogerson — Simerg com

“Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus’ miracles”…..MORE BY MICHAEL WOLFE Jesus of Nazareth is the most widely revered religious figure in the world. Not only is he central to Christianity, the largest religion in the world, he is also venerated throughout Islam, the world’s second largest…

Ibn Battuta: the Man Who Walked Across the World and covered 75,000 miles, 40 countries and three continents in a 30-year | Watch Three Part video

Series of documentary travelogues following in the footsteps of 14th Century Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta, who covered 75,000 miles, 40 countries and three continents in a 30-year odyssey. Ibn Battuta: the Man Who Walked Across the World – 1/3 Wanderlust Ibn Battuta: the Man Who Walked Across the World – 2/3 Magicians and Mystics Ibn…

The Most Extensive Account of Ghadir Khum

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The most extensive and in depth details of the event of Ghadir Khum ever recorded. By Allama Sayyid Abdul Hussayn Sharafuddin, in his letters to Shaykh Salim Al Bashari, head of Al Azhar University. Ghadir Khum In the introduction to the Shahnama, God launched seventy ships, bearing adherents to the religions…

Environmental protection in Islam Patterning nature — Interview with Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn

What indicators of environmental protection and species conservation can be found in Islamic theology, the Koran and other Islamic lore? Answers from Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn Interview conducted by Ulrike Hummel When did nature and animal conservation first become an issue for Muslims? Muna Tatari:…

Layla tul Qadr — Islam’s Birthday Anniversary — Amaana org

Layla tul Qadr — The Night of Destiny and Power The Holy Quran was revealed on the 23rd night of Ramadan celebrated as Layla tul Qadr — the Night of Power when Angel Gabriel descended to deliver God’s message to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: Iqra, bi-ismi rabbika allathee khalaq Khalaqa al-insana min AAalaq…

Aga Khan Mowlana Hazar Imam’s 79th Birthday Salgirah 2015

Mowlana Hazar Imam’s 79th Birthday — Khushiali Mubarak! Salgirah Mubarak! (Birthday Blessings!) — December 13, 2015 His Highness the Aga Khan Mowlana Hazar Imam – Spiritual Leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims The first Imam Hazrat Ali was appointed as as his successor by Prophet Muhammad at Ghadir e Khumm when he declared: He of whomever…