Facets of Faith
The Jamati Institutions for the USA presents the ALIF (American Lived Ismaili Faith) Webinar Series: “Understanding the Civilizational Approach in Religious Education,” where Anil Ali and Zahra Somani help us understand why this approach is used in the secondary religious education curriculum and how it is connected to our students' daily lives. This webinar is moderated by Sadiya Abjani.
This podcast episode tells the story of how Islam arrived in America, possibly as early as the 1400s on ships from Europe and West Africa. Our guests this week explain the chain of events that led to America's encounter with Islam more than five centuries ago.
For our final episode of this season we are delighted to welcome to the podcast Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne, who guides us through his autobiography, Le Fagot de Ma Memoire. Le fagot is a bundle of twigs. In Francophone Africa it refers to the wood that’s used to make a fire. Here, Professor Diagne has collected the twigs of his memory, interweaving the story of his professional trajectory, and the Muslim beliefs and motivations that have guided him.
The 20th-century writer William Arthur Ward once said that “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is increasingly seen as a vital part of a teacher’s toolkit, to ensure they continue inspiring each other and those around them.
This week on the Muslim Footprints podcast, we discuss the legacy of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula. Professor Brian Catlos accompanies us on an expedition through al Andalus to discover Islamic influences in its art and culture. Tune in to learn more.
On this week’s episode of Muslim Footprints, we discuss the history and significance of our cherished ginan tradition. Professor Ali Asani of Harvard University helps us explore the profound meanings, cultural significance, and spiritual depth in their verses — tune in to learn more.
We're excited to bring you a new episode of Muslim Footprints. This week, distinguished guest Professor Michael Sells takes us on a captivating journey through the profound connections between sound, language, and spirituality in the Qur’an. Whether you're familiar with the scripture or curious about its linguistic nuances, this episode promises to offer fresh insights and appreciation for the timeless wisdom of the Holy Book.
Join us for a special bonus episode of Muslim Footprints — our latest podcast episode reflects back on some of the stories we’ve covered on our journey so far.
The Jamati Institutions for USA presents ALIF (American Lived Ismaili Faith) Webinar Series: “The Relationship Between Mental Health, Body Image, and Self Harm” where Dr. Kiran Bhayani-Larsen talks about the intersections between mental health, body image, and self-harm among high school students. This webinar is moderated by Afshan Lakhani.
Dive into the captivating history and heritage of Muslim Sicily in the latest episode of Muslim Footprints. Join guests Bill Granara and Nicola Carpentieri as we journey through time to explore the enchanting tales and vibrant legacy of Islam in medieval Italy. From intricate architecture to the melding of diverse traditions, this episode uncovers the hidden gems that shaped the region and the rest of Southern Europe.
ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "Justice and Equity: The Work of the Shi’a Imamat”, which will explore concepts of justice and equity and how, throughout history, these concepts have driven the work of the Shi’a Imamat. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Gurdofarid Miskinzoda and Shaykh Faiyaz Jaffer and is moderated by Dr. Shireen Khuwaja.
ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Understanding Critical Race Theory”, where we explore the origins of Critical Race Theory, its basic tenets, and why this concept has become so polarizing. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Sunera Thobani and Dr. Shelina Kassam and is moderated by Alia Jeraj.