Facets of Faith

Critical Conversations: Knowing One Another - Exploring Intersectionality
19 September 2021

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.

Critical Conversations: Exploring the Intersections of Art and Justice
19 September 2021

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.

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.

Bibi Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad and Bibi Khadija.
Bibi Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad and Bibi Khadija.
Bibi Khadija - Al-Tahira
Bibi Khadija - Al-Tahira
6 September 2021
The prayer hall of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog. The geometric Kufic script at the wall articulates the names of the Ahl al-Bayt, or House of the Prophet.
The prayer hall of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog. The geometric Kufic script at the wall articulates the names of the Ahl al-Bayt, or House of the Prophet.
Lessons from Imam Husayn (a.s.) and Hazrat Bibi Zaynab (a.s.)
Lessons from Imam Husayn (a.s.) and Hazrat Bibi Zaynab (a.s.)
8 August 2021
The logo comprises of interconnected circles representing the holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the ALIF program that encourages students to see the interconnected nature of living one's faith.
The logo comprises of interconnected circles representing the holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the ALIF program that encourages students to see the interconnected nature of living one's faith.
Preserving Histories: Teaching about the Muslim-American Experience
Preserving Histories: Teaching about the Muslim-American Experience
10 June 2021

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
Laylat al-Qadr
10 May 2021

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.

Losing and Finding Ourselves in Dhikr
Losing and Finding Ourselves in Dhikr
2 May 2021

Laylat al-Qadr: a night to remember and reflect on our physical and spiritual journeys

Volunteers in Atlanta after the 100 year pinning ceremony.
Volunteers in Atlanta after the 100 year pinning ceremony.
The Ethic of Service
The Ethic of Service
12 March 2021

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.

The inscription Fatima al-Zahra’ (“Fatima the Radiant”), the name of the Prophet’s daughter and her epithet, is carved out in an elegant contrast between the solid lines of the magisterial thuluth script and the intricately carved floral spiral that forms its background.
The inscription Fatima al-Zahra’ (“Fatima the Radiant”), the name of the Prophet’s daughter and her epithet, is carved out in an elegant contrast between the solid lines of the magisterial thuluth script and the intricately carved floral spiral that forms its background.
History of Bibi Fatima’s Tasbih and its Practice Today
History of Bibi Fatima’s Tasbih and its Practice Today
11 February 2021

Let us reflect upon the Tasbih of Bibi Fatima and its practice in our lives today.

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