Learning & Inspiration

The acceptance of the Imamat as an institution going back to the earliest days of the Islamic tradition, the use of the intellect and ethical behavior, are cornerstones of the of the Shia Ismaili Muslim tariqa. The articles and books included here, and added to periodically, will inform the readers and reflect the source of inspiration for many of the activities of the Ismaili community.

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.

ASPIRE: Brightening My Thread in the Fabric of Society
22 January 2021

TREB USA presents Aspire, a webinar series that features conversations of a stronger future built on the foundations of our faith. “Brightening My Thread in the Fabric of Society: Reflections on Citizenship, Integrity and a Democratic Ethic” features Dr. Bashir Jiwani and is moderated by Nayab Ali.

Critical Conversations: Islam and Democracy - A Look to the Past to Prepare for the Future
22 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. “Islam and Democracy: A Look to the Past to Prepare for the Future” features Jena Karm and Dr. Karim H. Karim, and is moderated by Shereen Noorali.

Critical Conversations: Discourses of Hope - Negotiating the Individual and Communal
22 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. “Discourses of Hope - Negotiating the Individual and Communal in Difficult Times” features Natasha Merchant and Murad Bhaidani, and is moderated by Furhana Husani.

Critical Conversations: Social Justice in Islam - Mental Health and Trauma
22 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. “Social Justice in Islam - Mental Health and Trauma” features Gulnar Feerasta, Noureen Wallani, and Salima Versi, and is moderated by Albina Bhimani.

ASPIRE: Shi’ite Contributions to Islamic Culture
22 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Aspire, a webinar series that features conversations of a stronger future built on the foundations of our faith. Shi’ite Contributions to Islamic Culture features Dr. Devin Stewart and is moderated by Al-waeza Dr. Nargis Ali Virani.

Critical Conversations: A Lived Faith - Exploring Civic Engagement and Public Participation
22 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. “A Lived Faith: Exploring Civic Engagement and Public Participation” features Munir Meghjani and Umer Rupani, and is moderated by Shafina Khabani.

Critical Conversations: Seeking Refuge in a New Home
22 January 2021

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.

Critical Conversations: Voting and Faith - Exploring Justice and Equity
22 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Voting and Faith - Exploring Justice and Equity" features Rahil Rojiani and Saraa Basaria and is moderated by Fahim Gulamali.

Lessons from the Fatimid Empire for Today: a Conversation with Dr. Shainool Jiwa of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
10 January 2021

The.Ismaili presents an exclusive interview with Dr. Shainool Jiwa, Head of Constituency Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, and a specialist of the Fatimid Empire.

Critical Conversations: Voting and Faith - Climate Change
5 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Voting and Faith - Climate Change" features Rozina Kanchwala and Zohra Ismail Beben and is moderated by Salima Jivani.

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