Facets of Faith

Critical Conversations: Exploring the Shi’i tradition: Understanding the Continuity of Imamate
5 August 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "Exploring the Shi’i tradition: Understanding the Continuity of Imamate", where we explore the vision of the Imams' guidance across the centuries on ethic of the spirit of inquiry and compassion, and sharing. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Hussein Rashid and is moderated by Dr. Naaila Hudani.

Critical Conversations: Exploring the Marginalization of Indigenous Communities
5 August 2023

TREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Exploring the Marginalization of Indigenous Communities”, where we explore the systems that continue to perpetuate the marginalization of indigenous peoples and our duty, as Muslims, to work towards reducing such marginalization and acknowledging the inherent rights of indigenous communities. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Shaista Patel and Zainab Amadahy
and is moderated by Roshni Ahmed.

Critical Conversations: Faith and Science: Understanding the Universe through Astrophysics
5 August 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Faith and Science: Understanding the Universe through Astrophysics”, where we explore the nature of astrophysics, how it can lead us to learn about the cosmos and our place in it, and how faith can be a conduit to encourage us to search, find, and learn more about Allah and Allah’s creation.  This Critical Conversation features Dr. Arif Babul and is moderated by Hamida Velji.

Critical Conversations: UnderstandingA Critical Race Theory
5 August 2023

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.

Muslim Footprints episode 4: The Fatimid dynasty with Dr Shainool Jiwa
Muslim Footprints episode 4: The Fatimid dynasty with Dr Shainool Jiwa
24 July 2023

In the early 10th century, a group of Berbers from Algeria braved the desert heat and set out on a pilgrimage to Mecca. There, they met an Ismaili dai and were so impressed by his knowlege and erudition, that they invited him back to North Africa with them to set up the conditions for an Ismaili state. This state was named after Hazrat Bibi Fatima, beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad and his wife Khadija (peace be upon them and their progeny). As Dr Shainool Jiwa explains in the latest episode of Muslim Footprints, this is the start of a remarkable story.

Critical Conversations: Religious Traditions: The Challenge of Change
19 July 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "Religious Traditions: The Challenge of Change”, which will explore how religious traditions are developed and the ways in which religious traditions evolve according to changing times and contexts while still reflecting a core set of principles and doctrines. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Azim Nanji and is moderated by Zahra Somani.

Book Review

Critical Conversations: Book Talk - Rebuilding Community
17 July 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "Book Talk - Rebuilding Community", where we explore the oral histories of Ismaili women who fled East Pakistan and East Africa in the 1970s and resettled in North America.  This Critical Conversation features author and associate professor Dr. Shenila Khoja-Moolji and is moderated by Dr. Shemine Gulamhusein.

Muslim Footprints episode 3: The spirituality of Imam Ali
Muslim Footprints episode 3: The spirituality of Imam Ali
16 July 2023

Muslim Footprints is back with an inspiring third episode — join us on an enthralling journey, accompanied by Dr Reza Shah Kazemi, as we delve into the profound life and timeless teachings of Imam Ali. Discover the spiritual legacy that Imam Ali left behind, paving a path of wisdom and enlightenment for generations to come. 

Critical Conversations: A Living Faith: Understanding the Many Dimensions of Religious Practice
16 July 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "A Living Faith: Understanding the Many Dimensions of Religious Practice", where we explore the role of prayer, sacred spaces, community, and action in the practice of our faith.  This Critical Conversation features Rizwan Mawani and Dr. M. Shobhana Xavier and is moderated by Zain Noordin.

https://youtu.be/0jPxS_iGz64

CPOI Presents: Understanding Ritual Practice in Islam
4 July 2023

This session is the third and final of our College Program on Islam 2023 Winter Mini-Series.  Join us in conversation with Dr. Nargis Virani as she discusses frameworks that link rituals to faith engagement through understanding the centrality of rituals to Islam and understanding the roots of rituals and how these practices are formed and institutionalized.

Critical Conversations: Disaster Preparedness and Response - Understanding the role of AKAH
4 July 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "Disaster Preparedness and Response - Understanding the Role of AKAH", where we discuss the role of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and the support they provide through disaster management. This Critical Conversation features AKAH’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Hadi Husani, and is moderated by Faiza Javed.

Critical Conversations: Book Talk - The Prophet's Heir: The Life of Ali ibn Abi Talib
4 July 2023

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: "Book Talk - The Prophet's Heir: The Life of Ali ibn Abi Talib", where we explore the life of Imam Ali, discuss his teachings and values, and unpack his legacy over the Muslim world.  This Critical Conversation features author and distinguished professor Dr. Hassan Abbas and is moderated by Anar Amin.

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