Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition —- Professor Omid Safi’s Presentation at Aga Khan Centre, London | Watch Video

On 26 March, Professor Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre, took audiences through a mystical journey in his talk entitled, RadicalLove: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition at the Aga Khan Centre. He spoke about the goals of the spiritual path and traced the popular poetic tradition that celebrates love for both…

Pakistan: ‘Sufism has the power to eliminate extremism from society’ — Daily Times | About ‘Lok Virsa’|Watch Videos on Diverse Culture

ISLAMABAD: Extremism can only be eliminated by teachings of great Sufis. Sufism alone can prevent wars and promote tolerance and mutual respect. It unifies people irrespective of their caste, culture, creed and religion, speakers discussed. The Research & Publication department of Lok Virsa commenced a series of interactive literary sessions named Muzakira at Lok Virsa’s…

Muslim Saints and Hindu Rulers: The Development of Sufi and Ismaili Mysticism in the Non-Muslim States of India — Academic Article by Dominique-Sila Khan

Published in 2003 and 1981 with the Literature & Publication Department of His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismailia Association for the United Kingdom; and in 1980 His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismailia Association for Kenya.   Download PDF version of article (126 KB) Table of contents Introduction Ismaili Pirs and Hindu…

Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam: Introducing Fadl Allah Astarabadi – the Founder of Hurufiyya (letterists) — New publication by IIS UK

IIS (The Institute of Ismaili Studies) Publishes a Monograph on the Hurufis March 2015   The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of Words of Power – Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam by Dr. Orkhan Mir-Kasimov. Words of Power, which is the third publication in the new Shi‘i Heritage Series,…

The Israeli Dervish: Miki Cohen a college teacher who ‘discovered’ the works of Jalal ad-Din Rumi — Aljazeera’s documentation including video, Photos and Text

The Israeli Dervish We follow one man as he becomes the only Israeli granted access to the inner sanctum of the whirling Dervish order.   Attracted by Rumi’s writings and philosophy, Miki translates his works into Hebrew and practices whirling in worship. What makes Cohen’s story so remarkable is that he is an Israeli. The…

Video: Isma‘ili Muslim perpsectives on Jesus presented by Khalil Andani at the Christology Symposium – Ismaili Mail article

“…the conditions of the dialogue between Christianity and Islam change completely as soon as the interlocutor represents not legalistic Islam but this spiritual Islam, whether it be that of Sufism or of Shi‘ite gnosis.” (Henry Corbin, Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth, Prologue) On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College…

Keeping the Genius of Khusrau Alive – Outlook India com News

If one sets about the task of reviving 14th century Sufi legend Amir Khusrau’s legacy, his pioneering contribution to the devotional musical artform of ‘qawwali’ is where much of the work begins. One of the most revered Sufi legends of Delhi — Khusrau is one of the major subjects of the revival and preservation efforts…