Facets of Faith
ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Knowing One Another: Exploring Intersectionality”, where we explore the concept of intersectionality, how our identities intersect and how these intersections can layer further marginalization of certain segments of the population. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Renisa Mawani and Dr. Shelina Karim, and is moderated by Maria Budhwani.
ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations: “Exploring the Intersections of Art and Justice”, where we explore the role art plays in preserving erased narratives, in helping to bring a deeper understanding of injustices in society and in providing a space for expression and connection. This Critical Conversation features Dr. Sitara Thobani, and is moderated by Sumaira Dharani.
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.
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.
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.
Through building an awareness of our history and specific challenges each community faces, we can come together to build solidarity. To advance these efforts, in August 2021, the Jamati Institutions for USA will launch an upper secondary program called American Lived Ismaili Faith, or ALIF. To learn more or to find ways to get engaged with this program, please email [email protected].
Laylat al-Qadr or the Night of Power commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah. Laylat al-Qadr thus marks the historical beginning of the Prophet’s teachings, informing the lives of nearly one-quarter of all people across the world.
Laylat al-Qadr: a night to remember and reflect on our physical and spiritual journeys
Through service we express our love for our Imam and hope to acquire intimacy with Allah. It is a way for us to enact our humanity. Service also provides us with an opportunity to get to know each other and form bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood. Let us re-commit to maintaining this wonderful tradition.
Let us reflect upon the Tasbih of Bibi Fatima and its practice in our lives today.