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…

The Mystical Visions of Ibn Arabi – Diana Steigerwald on Amaana org

The Mystical Visions of Ibn al-‘Arabî (d. 1240) – Dr. Diana Steigerwald California State University (Long Beach) “Whatever may be the philosophical doctrine to which we adhere, we observe, as soon as we speculate on the origin and the cause, the anteriority and the presence of the Feminine.” – Excerpt from the Fusûs al-hikam of…

A Kaleidoscope of Inspiring and Uplifting Poetry for Imamat Day — Simerg com

EXPRESSIONS OF MYSTICAL AND ESOTERIC LOVE FOR HAZAR IMAM Ismailis throughout the world celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their 49th Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, Mawlana Shah Karim al-Hussaini, during the period July 11, 2007 – December 13, 2008. Part of the commemorative festivities in Europe included an exclusive project, entitled “Festival of Poetic…

Free Will in Ismaili Shi’ism and Free Will in Twelver Shi’ism — By Amaana

Editor’s Note: Two articles are presented here for ease of comparison. Free Will in Ismaili Shi’ism By Farhad Daftary and Faquir M. Hunzai Free will versus predestination was an important theological debate, with political implications, in Muslim society dating back to Omayyad times. The Ismaʿilis adopted an intermediate position in this debate and eventually accommodated…

WAS the complete word or NAME, ‘Jerusalem’ per se, ever revealed in the 5-five books of TORAH only / or ever given to Musa – Moses?? –Navkenadian wordpress com

by navkenadian Rabbi Simon Altaf  , shimoun63 <shimoun63@yahoo.com> & Pastor Douglas Nicholson , Douglasnicholson <douglasnicholson@lasttrumpet.org> Shalom, my main question: WAS the complete word or NAME,  ‘Jerusalem’  per se, ever revealed in the 5-five books of TORAH only? : NOTE –  the DIVINE NAME viz.,  Salem–shâlêmH8004  ; was one of the ORIGINAL NAMES IN THE WHOLE…