Archive for December, 2016

Beginning February 4, 2017, a pioneering and insightful collection of post-revolution Iranian art will be presented for the first time at the Aga Khan Museum Toronto. Featuring works by 23 contemporary artists, the world-premiere exhibition Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians showcases the many identities of today’s Iranians through 27 works selected from the private […]

via Plurality of Identity in 21st Century Iran: Contemporary Persian Artists at the Aga Khan Museum — Ismailimail


PRACTICAL Theosophy is not one Science, but embraces every science in life, moral and physical. It is clear that modern science “believes not in the ‘soul of things,” H. P. Blavatsky wrote. Yet, Science will be driven out of their materialist positions. “Not by spiritual, theosophical, or any other physical or even mental phenomena, but […]

via Baring the Soul of Science — Theosophy Watch

Faith groups are working together to care for street sleepers and other vulnerable people in the run-up to Christmas. Muslim and Christian groups in Britain are joining forces to help the country’s homeless and other vulnerable groups during the Christmas period. Organisations including Muslim Aid, the Al-Khair Foundation, Streetlytes, and churches across the English capital […]

via Muslims and Christians team up to help homeless — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

A decade long AKTC intervention, one of conservation & restoration of almost a dozen Mughal garden tombs has won accolades from UNESCO as a model to be followed. Inclusion of these garden tombs in the Humayun tomb World Heritage Site has raised the profile of the Humayun tomb in addition to being recognized designated monuments […]

via AKTC intervention of 11 Mughal garden tombs, UNESCO designated monuments of outstanding universal value, enhance & expand Humayun’s tomb world heritage site — Ismailimail

Giving people a hand up, not a handout Story by Gracie Bonds Staples for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Why are you walking around with a beer in your hand in the middle of the day? Don’t you have anything you can do productive? Ali Jamal’s questions stopped Barbara Collins cold. Nearly a year had passed since […]

via Ali Jamal: Giving people a hand up, not a handout — Ismailimail

By Hussein Rashid A colleague of mine asked me what advice I would give Christians who would want to show allyship with Muslims, now and during the inevitable hate-fests that will emerge due to recent events. Here are some quick thoughts on ways Christians can build rapport with Muslims. Remember: Muslims Love Jesus. It’s not […]

via How Christians Can Ally With Muslims In The Age Of Islamophobia | Medium — Ismailimail

ISTANBUL — Billions of Christians around the world are excited to celebrate Christmas this weekend. Those in the world’s second-largest religious community, Muslims, don’t share quite the same excitement. In a few Muslim-majority countries, like Saudi Arabia, Brunei and Somalia, Christmas celebrations are banned. In Turkey, my country, they are not illegal, but some Islamist […]

via Why It’s Not Wrong to Wish Muslims Merry Christmas — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

By Mansoor Ladha One stormy, wintry night, I was looking out my front window. I could see the snow blowing on the empty street ahead. Our street, called Christmas Lane, was decorated with bright coloured lights and decorations. Every mid-November, neighbour Greg, dubbed “self-styled Santa,” eagerly took it upon himself to remind every one on […]

via Mansoor Ladha: Everyone, regardless of their religion, can embrace Christmas | Calgary Herald — Ismailimail

Dr. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor of Landscape History at the University of Illinois, explores how the Alhambra’s flourishing landscape was previously abandoned and left to the elements, then valued once again in the 19th century by travellers, designers, and world-renowned architects. This lecture took place on August 10, 2016 in the Aga Khan Museum auditorium. […]

via Professor D Fairchild Ruggles at the Aga Khan Museum: The Alhambra and Its Gardens: Reflections of the Past — Ismailimail

Interfaith Hope in Baltimore

by Zafir Ahmed Last month, I heard hope, felt peace, and saw love. These emotions were quite contrary to what I had the morning after this year’s election. I remember feeling really confused and insecure about what the future held for me, a young Muslim living in America. About a month ago, members of the […]

via Interfaith Hope in Baltimore — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

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