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…

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…

Matchmaker pairs volunteer skills with institutional needs – The Ismaili article on how IT professional working for ‘TKN service’ of Aga Khan Golden Jubilee projects

Azim Mitha is a matchmaker of sorts: he matches offerings of time and knowledge made by volunteers with the opportunities and needs of Jamati and Imamat institutions. A nazrana is an unconditional gift made by an Ismaili murid as an expression of love and devotion to the Imam of the Time. Established during the Golden…