Interview with Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi, an Ismaili Shia Muslim scholar, about the basis In Islam for tolerance and dialogue with other faiths — Eureka Street

Source: Eureka Street Published on 24 May 2012 ***** About Reza Shah-Kazemi on Wikipedia Reza Shah-Kazemi is an author who specializes in comparative mysticism, Islamic Studies, Sufism and Shi’ism. He is the founding editor of the Islamic World Report and currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies with the Department of Academic…

THE CONCEPT OF IMAMAT IN THE QUR’AN— by Ismaili Gnostic on Ismaili Gnosis com

Our previous article, here discussed the spiritual functions of the Prophet Muhammad as revealed in the Qur’an, including his role in guiding the Believers on behalf of God, interceding for the Believer’s forgiveness (4:64), accepting offerings from them to purify their souls (9:102-104) on God’s behalf, sending blessings upon them for their tranquillity (9:103), pardoning…

Beyond Polemics and Pluralism: The Universal Message of the Qur’an — Reza Shah-Kazemi

Reza Shah-Kazemi Biography Reza Shah-Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He has authored several works, including most recently The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam (IIS/IB Tauris, 2012), Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic Prayer according to the…

Moments with Shams Tabriz — Ismaili Web Amaana

 — Selections from the Maqalat of Shams-i Tabriz, Translated and edited by Refik Algan and Camille Helminski Intensifying One’s Search One’s longing, one’s search for the beneficence of God, must be so strong and intense that like the longing of Moses it allows no obstacle to stand in the way. When the Prophet Moses asked:…

Understanding More about Islam — Harvard University

Published April 20, 2014 | By Amaana Harvard Graduate School of Education October 4, 2001 by Marvin Pittman “La ilaha illa Llah, Muhammadun rasulu’Llah” “I witness that there is no God, but one God, and that Muhammad is his prophet.” —The Shahada, Islam’s Declaration of Faith As faith plays a strong role in America’s conscience…

“Jesus in Islam” by Michael Wolfe and “How the Prophet Muhammad Sought Protection for His Embattled Followers in a Christian Land” by Barnaby Rogerson

“Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus’ miracles”…..Read Michael Wolfe’s Piece Left: Virgin Mary nurtured by a palm tree in a Turkish miniature, as described in the Qur’an; right: Mary and Jesus in a Persian miniature. Please click on image for Michael Wolfe’s article “Jesus Through a…

The Muslim Jesus — by Alayna Ahmad on the Huffington Post

The Christian world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus in the festival of Easter. For almost all Christians, Jesus is the Son of God who died to save mankind. Islam rejects this belief and views Jesus, also known as Isa, as a Prophet and the Messiah of the Israelites. So who was this Muslim Jesus? “snip”…

Milad al-Nabi Mubarak! – By Aziz Poonawalla on City of Brass

By the Fatimid calendar, Mawlid al-Nabi (also known as Milad al-Nabi) starts tonight at sunset. Mawlid is the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed SAW, and is an occasion to express our mohabbat (love) for him and our shukr (gratitude) to Allah for sending him to us as his Messenger and bringing with…

In Exile Together — A Dialogue of Faith – Patheos com article on Interfaith

A leading spiritual elder talks about his journey of faith and his explorations of other religious traditions. Watch the interview here      Biography: Meshullam Zalman HaKohen Schachter was born on August 17, 1924 in Zholkiew, Poland to Shlomo and Hayyah Gittel Schachter.(…)   “snip” This deeply personal approach to “dialogue” led to significant friendships…