RahimKanani.com » An In-depth Interview with Drew Faust, President of Harvard University (via Ismailimail)

In a recent in-depth interview with Drew Faust, President of Harvard University, we discussed recent developments in teaching and learning, financial aid and accessibility, growing university-wide collaboration, leadership in higher-education, the advancement of women and gender equality, the role of religion in curriculum, bridging research to practice, and the future of the institution. Rahim Kanani:…

Does Islam Tolerate Secularism?

Source: The razor org ***** The town of Kigoma sits next to the warm and deep waters of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. During my year long stay at a chimpanzee research site on the lake, I would make the day long journey to town to pick up supplies. The research site, funded by the…

“Islam Is a Faith of Reason” – SPIEGEL Interview with Aga Khan 10/12/2006

Karim Aga Khan IV, descendant of the prophet Muhammad and spiritual leader of 20 million Ismaili Muslims, discusses the foundations of his faith, the controversy over SPIEGEL Interview with Aga Khan the pope’s recent statements about Islam and ways of preventing a global clash between religions. Getty Images Karim Aga Khan IV: “Nobody will ever…

Finding Allah at Ground Zero: A New Manhattan Mosque Hopes to Heal

By Marc Pitzke in New York Ground Zero is just down the road, a global symbol of Islamist violence. But in a half-destroyed building in Lower Manhattan, a new Muslim place of worship has opened. The founders hope it can help heal the wound opened by Sept. 11 — around the corner from where the…

Melbourne: The Parliament of the World’s Religions, December 3-9, 2009. Also the film ‘An Islamic Conscience: The Aga Khan and the Ismailis’ is included

2009 Parliament Coverage Experience the 2009 Parliament through videos, photos, and news articles ***** more about “THE 2009 PARLIAMENT / Video | Council…“, posted with vodpod The 2009 Parliament will offer more than 500 programs including dialogues, workshops, symposia, performances and exhibits, featuring programs on religion and the environment, and Aboriginal and Indigenous leaders from…

Dallas: Frisco’s glimpse into the Ismaili community…

The Enlightenment Dome is the first indication. This is not an ordinary conference at the Frisco Convention Center. It isn’t a conference at all but a religious exhibit, whose venue selection indicates as much as the information inside. “Rays of Light,” is a peak at the work of Aga Khan, the Shia Ismaili Muslim Imam….

Eboo Patel: Faith in the Post 9/11 World

-snip- Even more dangerous than ignoring the role of faith in the contemporary world is viewing it simply as an agent of violence, more fuel for conflict, or easy cover for racism. The truth is religion enriches the lives of the majority of the world’s population, and has been a central motivator in social justice…

Watch live: the film on Maryam, mother of Jesus by Harun YahYa

MARYAM There are various stories in the Qur’an about the lives of prophets and devout believers for the faithful to adopt as role models. One of those devout individuals whose excellent moral values should be reflected on and taken as a model is Maryam. Maryam is one of the two women believers whom God reveals…

Tweet a prayer to God: Judaism’s holiest prayer site has entered the Twitter age

The Western Wall can now be accessed through the networking service, allowing believers anywhere to have their prayers placed between its 2 000-year-old-stones without leaving home. The Tweet Your Prayers website says supplicants’ messages will be printed out and taken to the wall, joining the thousands of handwritten notes placed by visitors who believe their…

Karen Armstrong’s new project: “The Charter for Compassion”

Karen Armstrong has dedicated her life to the study of religion — both from inside the walls of a convent during her seven years as a Catholic nun — and as a author of books on the world’s faiths from Islam to Buddhism and a best-selling HISTORY OF GOD. Her examination of the commonalities of…