Ramadan: From Physical Fasting to Spiritual Fasting — Ismaili Gnosis com

Shahru ramaḍāna alladhī unzila fīhi’l-qur’ānu hudan lilnasi wabayyinātin mina’l-hudā wa’l-furqāni fa-man shahida minkumu’l-shahra falyaṣumhu “The Month of Ramaḍān in which was sent down the Qur’ān a guidance for mankind, and manifest proofs of the guidance and the criterion (between truth and falsehood).  So whomever among you witnesses the Month, let him fast it.” (Holy Qur’ān…

Imam Ali and the Holy Quran – By Dr.Reza Shah-Kazemi at Ismaili Web Amaana

9th August, 2011 The talk  focused  on key sayings of Imam Ali on the means of intellectually interpreting and spiritually assimilating the Holy Qur’an. These sayings indicate the subtle relationships between the Holy Qur’an, the principle of Walaya, and the process of spiritual realization. Chairman: Ramadan is the month in which the holy Quran was…

‘Extending philanthropy’ – Article by Javed Jabbar at Dawn com in which he writes that survey conducted by the Aga Khan Foundation showed that Pakistanis are amongst the most caring and compassionate nations on earth

Extending philanthropy by Javed Jabbar ***** AS Ramazan draws to a close we have seen again a splendid facet of the Pakistani people: their spontaneous willingness to give generously to those who suffer or those in need. A wide range is covered: destitute, sick, physically disadvantaged, victims of disasters, terrorism, orphans, education and emergency care….

Eating healthy during the month of Ramadan – The Ismaili Org

  Eating dried dates are a good way to get your blood sugar up quickly after a fast. Photo: Nazma Lakhani Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and in Muslim tradition is a time of heightened commitment to piety and purification. Fasting is among the special observances that Muslims undertake, in which…

An Evening with the Stars: A Ramadan Offer

Source: The American Muslim ***** By Hasan Zillur Rahim Through a 7” refractor telescope at the Montgomery Hill Observatory of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California, I was viewing the celestial wonders of the universe. The sky was dark and clear. To the east, the waning moon of Shaban hung just above the foothills…

Fasting and diabetes – The Ismaili Org.

Those suffering from type 2 diabetes may be worried about observing the fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan. However, it is possible to fast safely if you are careful about managing your diabetes. A recently study concludes that most people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes can safely observe the fast. The study was published in the…