Facets of Faith

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.

Adolescents and their Mental Health

ALIF: Adolescents and their Mental Health
30 January 2022

The Jamati Institutions for USA presents ALIF Webinar Series: “Adolescents and their Mental Health” which explores adolescent mental health, understanding the risks, building healthy habits, and where to find support.  ALIF (American Lived Ismaili Faith) is a new holistic and interdisciplinary year-long program that enables 11th and 12th-grade students to explore American Ismaili Muslim history and heritage and provides opportunities for college preparedness.  This webinar features Dr. Aliya Sheriff and is moderated by Zainab Khuwaja-Ali.

Critical Conversations: Seeking Refuge in a New Home
30 January 2022

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. “Seeking Refuge in a New Home” features Ali Al Jundi, Representative Safiya Wazir, and Shaida Adatia, and is moderated by Leen Sharba.

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.

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: 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.

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