Karen Armstrong.
Karen Armstrong.
An interview with Dr Karen Armstrong: The Golden Rule and Religion
An interview with Dr Karen Armstrong: The Golden Rule and Religion
26 August 2018

The.Ismaili brings you Sahil Badruddin’s interview with Karen Armstrong, an internationally acclaimed scholar and bestselling author of numerous books on religion. She won the 2008 TED Prize launching The Charter for Compassion, which has over two million signatories. She discussed her insights on compassion, the Golden Rule, nationalism, materialism, cosmopolitan ethics, religious literacy, the future of religion, perceptions of religious people, religious institutions, personal search, and her vision for the future.

Professor Asani with Professor Diane Moore, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and Education, who also won an excellence in teaching award.
Professor Asani with Professor Diane Moore, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and Education, who also won an excellence in teaching award.
An Interview with Dr. Ali Asani about contemporary issues facing Muslims
An Interview with Dr. Ali Asani about contemporary issues facing Muslims
30 July 2018

The.Ismaili is pleased to bring you Sahil Badruddin’s interview with Dr. Ali Asani. He is a Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures, the Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University, and part of Harvard’s Online Religious Literacy Project. He discussed his insights on the necessity of religious literacy, Harvard EdX and online courses, intellectual diversity and pluralism, rise of the non-religious in America, media, storytelling and perception of Muslims, nationalism, Harvard’s courses on Shi’ism and Ismaili Thought, and his vision for the future.

 
Dr. Hussein Rashid’s audience with Pope Francis at a conference on environmental care in September 2016
Dr. Hussein Rashid’s audience with Pope Francis at a conference on environmental care in September 2016
A Discussion with Professor Hussein Rashid
A Discussion with Professor Hussein Rashid
28 May 2018

Professor Hussein Rashid discusses his work, perceptions of Muslims, cosmopolitan ethics, attitudes towards faith, materialism, and religious and cultural literacy.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Peterson Lecture, Atlanta, Georgia, April 18, 2008.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Peterson Lecture, Atlanta, Georgia, April 18, 2008.
Inspiration November 2017
Inspiration November 2017
12 November 2017
Excerpt from Mawlana Hazar Imam's Peterson Lecture, Annual Meeting of the International Baccalaureate, Atlanta, Georgia, April 18, 2008.
The Shi'i Imamate, by Sami Makarem
The Shi'i Imamate, by Sami Makarem
The Shi'i Imamate, by Sami Makarem
The Shi'i Imamate, by Sami Makarem
12 November 2017

The Tathbit al-imama attributed to the Fatimid Imam-Caliph al-Mansur (334–341/946–953) is an important early Ismaili treatise on the legitimacy of the Imamate of ʿAli b. Abi Talib and that of the Ismaili Imams from among his progeny. 

The Grace and Blessings of Jamatkhanas in our Lives
The Grace and Blessings of Jamatkhanas in our Lives
6 October 2017

A Jamatkhana is a designated space for Shia Ismaili Muslims to gather and perform tariqah practices, such as supplicatory prayers - du‘a, meditative sessions of remembrance - zikr, and the recitation of devotional poetry, such as ginans and qasidas.

On 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan commences his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He is only the fifth Imam in the 1,400 year history of the Ismaili Imamat to reach this epic milestone.
On 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan commences his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He is only the fifth Imam in the 1,400 year history of the Ismaili Imamat to reach this epic milestone.
Inspiration September 2017
Inspiration September 2017
6 September 2017

Excerpt from Mawlana Hazar Imam, addressing the leaders of the global Jamat at his residence, Aiglemont, France, July 11, 2017

Intellectual Traditions in Islam, by Farhad Daftary
Intellectual Traditions in Islam, by Farhad Daftary
Intellectual Traditions in Islam, by Farhad Daftary
Intellectual Traditions in Islam, by Farhad Daftary
6 September 2017
To generate discussion on the nature and significance of these developments, The Institute of Ismaili Studies organized a seminar entitled ‘Intellectual Traditions in Islam’ held at the University of Cambridge, in August 1994. The key papers presented at the seminar have now become accessible through this publication to a wider audience of scholars, students and the general public.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Presidential Address at the International Seerat Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, March 12, 1976
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Presidential Address at the International Seerat Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, March 12, 1976
Inspiration July 2017
Inspiration July 2017
21 July 2017

Excerpt from Mawlana Hazar Imam's Presidential Address at the International Seerat Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, March 12, 1976

The Fatimids and their Traditions of Learning, by Heinz Halm
The Fatimids and their Traditions of Learning, by Heinz Halm
12 July 2017

This book by Professor Heinz Halm is the first publication to focus mainly on the Fatimids’ varied contributions to Islamic culture and civilization and their patronage of learning. 

Communities of Interpretation in Islam, Part 1
Communities of Interpretation in Islam, Part 1
11 July 2017

From the split of the Sunni and Shi’a, to the branches of Shi’a communities, Dr. Daftary provides an overview of the evolution of branches of Islam.  

Carla Power signs a copy of her book for guests in attendance.
Carla Power signs a copy of her book for guests in attendance.
If the Oceans Were Ink
If the Oceans Were Ink
9 July 2017

Speaking to an audience of more than 100 on Sunday, January 22, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano, Power attempted to cut through prejudiced depictions of both Islam and Muslims in her new book If the Oceans Were Ink.