Facets of Faith

Exploring Refugee Settlement

Critical Conversations: Exploring Refugee Settlement
30 January 2022

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Exploring Refugee Settlement”, where we discuss systems that are in place to support refugee settlement, as well as potential barriers, and understanding the refugee experience.  This Critical Conversation features Shamez Babvani and Hussein Sadruddin, and is moderated by Roohi Hussain.

The History of Islam in America

ALIF: The History of Islam in America
30 January 2022

The Jamati Institutions for the USA presents an ALIF Webinar entitled: “The History of Islam in America”. This webinar features Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV and is moderated by Arif Sunesara.

Critical Conversations: 20 Years After 9/11 - Exploring Narratives, Geopolitics, and Repercussions
30 January 2022

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “20 Years After 9/11: Exploring Narratives, Geopolitics and Repercussions”, where we discuss the contending narratives and the impact on Muslims in America and on other communities around the world.  This Critical Conversation features Dr. Alnoor Dhanani and is moderated by Sarah Juma.

Why History

ALIF: Why History?
30 January 2022

The Jamati Institutions for the USA presents ALIF Webinar entitled: “Why Civilization, Why History”. This webinar features Dr. Alnoor Dhanani and is moderated by Zahra Somani.

Inscription: Iqrah and Allah. Commissioned by the International Conference, “Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety, Tradition and Transformation,” at the University of Alberta.
Inscription: Iqrah and Allah. Commissioned by the International Conference, “Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety, Tradition and Transformation,” at the University of Alberta.
Covenants (Mithaaq) in the Qur’an
Covenants (Mithaaq) in the Qur’an
2 January 2022

Let us reflect on our responsibility of fulfilling our covenant to God through reflection on our relationship with Allah, our relationship with one another, and Allah’s covenant to us.

The walls of the Ismaili Centre Toronto are lined with Canadian maple paneling repeating the word Allah (Arabic for God) in stylized Kufic calligraphy.
The walls of the Ismaili Centre Toronto are lined with Canadian maple paneling repeating the word Allah (Arabic for God) in stylized Kufic calligraphy.
Sharing the Gifts and Blessings of Allah
Sharing the Gifts and Blessings of Allah
3 December 2021

Let us reflect on what is the nature of love, what does it mean to love Allah, and what is the connection between love and taqwa, or God-consciousness?

The social hall portal entrance at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog. The geometric Kufic script above the portal reads: “Al-hamdu lillahi rabil ‘alamin.”
The social hall portal entrance at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog. The geometric Kufic script above the portal reads: “Al-hamdu lillahi rabil ‘alamin.”
Da’i Ghiyath al-Din ʿAli Isfahani
Da’i Ghiyath al-Din ʿAli Isfahani
7 October 2021

For many of us who are not from Central Asia, our knowledge of the Ismaili tradition of this region begins and ends with the figure of Nasir-i Khusraw (d. after 1070).1 Without a doubt, Nasir-i Khusraw is a towering figure not only for the history of the Ismaili Tradition, but more generally for the intellectual history of the Islamic world.

Critical Conversations: Exploring the Role of Arts and Culture in Muslim Civilizations
19 September 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Exploring the Role of Arts and Culture in Muslim Civilizations”, where we explore the importance that Arts and Culture have played in creating and shaping narratives and preserving histories of Muslim Civilizations. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis and Dr. Nacim Pak-Shiraz, and is moderated by Mehak Lalani.

Critical Conversations: Reading History - Exploring Master Narratives
19 September 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Reading History - Exploring Master Narratives", where we explore definitions of master narratives, how these narratives are formed, and how we can begin to reclaim our histories. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Nadia Eboo Jamal and Dr. Sabrina Datoo and is moderated by Meena Naik.

Critical Conversations Reclaiming Our Past - On Coffee, Islam, and Europe
19 September 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Reading History: Reclaiming our Past on Coffee, Islam, and Europe”, where we explore the rich history of coffee’s Islamic past; how that past has shaped the Western perception of Muslims; and how Islam’s formative role in coffee’s history has largely been forgotten. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Jamel Velji and is moderated by Asif Makhani.

Critical Conversations: Knowing One Another - Exploring Living and Dying in the West
19 September 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Knowing One Another: Exploring Living and Dying in the West”, where Dr. Parin Dossa shares her research on living and dying with first generation minority communities in Canada, as well as insights from her recent book: “Social Palliation: Canadian Muslims’ Storied Lives on Living and Dying”. This Critical Conversation is moderated by Sadiya Abjani.

Critical Conversations: The Clash of Ignorances and Religious Literacy
19 September 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “The Clash of Ignorances and Religious Literacy”, where we explore the roots of religious literacy, using Islam as a case study, the contemporary manifestations of religious literacy, the dangers of religious illiteracies, and a single dominant interpretation. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Ali Asani, and is moderated by Ahmed Chagani.

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