Laylat al-Qadr — The Ismaili org

In his Khamsa, Shab-i Qadr (the Night of Power), the renowned Persian poet Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d. 1325 CE) tells the story of a saint who made a failed attempt to stay awake until the Laylat al-Qadr. Courtesy of the Aga Khan Museum   Laylat al-Qadr — the Night of Power — commemorates the night…

Special Series: Ismaili Expressions on the Imamat and Imam of the Time — (I) The Preamble of the Constitution of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims — Simerg com

(…) The Preamble of the Constitution of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims December 13, 1986, Geneva: On his 50th birthday, His Highness the Aga Khan is seen ordaining a new constitution for the worldwide Ismaili community. The new constitution was ordained, signed and sealed by Mawlana Hazar Imam on December 13th, 1986, his fiftieth Salgirah…

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…

‘Ginan Central’ in the Library at University of Saskatchewan, Canada| Ginan Index and Search Tool (GIST) — Website maintained by Karim Tharani

The purpose of this website is to make primary sources of ginans available to researchers and community in order to facilitate much-needed bibliographic and scholarly attention to this hidden corpus of ethnocultural knowledge. Most of the ginans were initially recorded using the Khojki script which is now at the brink of extinction as well. Visit…