Archive for January, 2018


A special piece by Andrew Kosorok on the importance of volunteering as articulated by His Highness the Aga Khan in his 20th century speeches.

via Volunteering and the Aga Khan — Barakah

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Just before departing on a trip to Iran, Andrew Kosorok comes across a book which explains why Rumi’s poetry is so popular seven centuries after his life. From my review on Amazon.com By Andrew Kosorok In the mundane world, Rasoul Shams (his pen name) is an internationally respected professor of geology, educated and with academic […]

via The most popular American poet – Rumi Essays: On the Life, Poetry, and Vision of the Greatest Persian Sufi Poet — Ismailimail

A professor of Comparative Fiqh at Al-Azhar University, Saad al-Helaly, encouraged the universal celebration of Christmas, saying Muslims can celebrate the festivity without following its religious elements, encouraging a sense of solidarity between Muslims and Christians. Helaly explained that Muslims celebrating Christmas is like celebrating any other special festivity without adding religious justification or value. […]

via Al Azhar University (Muslim)professor encourages Muslims to celebrate the spirit of Christmas — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

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