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.

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 - An Intergenerational Conversation
5 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Voting and Faith - An Intergenerational Conversation" features Nasim and Rahim Makhani, Ali Hussain and Mina Qulizada, and Zahir and Natasha Ladhani. This session is moderated by Sarah Juma.

Critical Conversations: Social Justice in Islam - Exploring Gender Inequities
5 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Social Justice in Islam - Exploring Gender Inequities" features Dr. Sunera Thobani, Yasmin Karim, and Dr. Zahra Jamal and is moderated by Falak Momin.

Critical Conversations: Social Justice in Islam - Exploring Global Poverty
5 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. “Social Justice in Islam: Exploring Global Poverty” features Dr. Fariyal Ross-Sheriff, Fatima Kassam, and Dr. Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha and is moderated by Chair of AKF-USA Sherina Ebrahim.

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.

Critical Conversations: Voting and Faith - Exploring the Inequities in the Health Care System
5 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Voting and Faith - Exploring the Inequities in the Healthcare System" features Alisha Lalani, Dr. Fazila Lalani, and Dr. Henna Budhwani, and is moderated by Faiz Jiwani.

Critical Conversations: Voting and Faith - Exploring Economic Disparity
5 January 2021

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Voting and Faith - Exploring Economic Disparity" features Aleem Remtula and Sonam Velani, and is moderated by Alysha Alani.

The Belle Rive Jamatkhana, Edmonton, Canada
The Belle Rive Jamatkhana, Edmonton, Canada
Illumination and Geometry in Islamic and African American Art An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Illumination and Geometry in Islamic and African American Art An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
18 November 2020

This article is based on a presentation given at the Canada International Conference on Education [CICE-2019] at The University of Toronto. Mississauga, Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series, which provides for “the delivery of lectures by eminent and well-qualified persons for the promotion of tolerance, understanding and good will among nations, and the peace of the world."
Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series, which provides for “the delivery of lectures by eminent and well-qualified persons for the promotion of tolerance, understanding and good will among nations, and the peace of the world."
Towards a Cosmopolitan Ethic
Towards a Cosmopolitan Ethic
14 November 2020

Let us reflect upon how we can coexist peacefully in a globalized world through the cosmopolitan ethic.

Critical Conversations: Voting and Faith - Islam and Civic Engagement
18 October 2020

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Voting and Faith: Islam and Civic Engagement" feature Dr. Alnoor Dhanani and Dr. Neelam Khoja and is moderated by Noureen Hashim.

Critical Conversations: Rethinking Education & Success
18 October 2020

ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "Rethinking Education & Success" features Dr. Natasha Merchant and Dr. Karim Dharamsi and is moderated by Anar Amin.

In this work of art, the sun and star bear the name of Hazrat Ali, while the wood panel from the Fatimid period pays homage to the rich historic artistic traditions of the Ismaili community. ARTWORK: JUBILEE ARTS / NASIM ATAOLLAHI
In this work of art, the sun and star bear the name of Hazrat Ali, while the wood panel from the Fatimid period pays homage to the rich historic artistic traditions of the Ismaili community. ARTWORK: JUBILEE ARTS / NASIM ATAOLLAHI
What Constitutes Good Governance?
What Constitutes Good Governance?
16 October 2020

Imam Ali's (a.s.) letter to Malik al-Ashtar, the newly appointed governor of Egypt, provides details about the ethics of governance. It outlines the duties and responsibilities of rulers, as well as of institutions of society such as the judiciary, army, and the market.

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