Category: Philosophy

The role of the Aga Khan IV in the Isma’ili Imamate ‘Authority without Territory’?

  This extract, taken from ”The role of the Aga Khan IV in the Isma’ili imamate ‘Authority without Territory’?” by Linda Hewit, explores the role of the Aga Khan’s authoritative leadership through the AKDN and his influence on the Isma’ili community.   “If our animosities are born … Continue reading The role of the Aga Khan IV in the Isma’ili Imamate ‘Authority without Territory’?

“Vision comprehendeth Him not…”:  Ismaili Doctrine of God Beyond Being and Non-being

In this article, Sujjawal Ahmad looks at the view of God presented in the Classical Ismaili Philosophy. “God is completely different to whatever you imagine; He neither resembles anything nor can imagination [ever] attain Him,for how could imagination ever attain Him while He is totally … Continue reading “Vision comprehendeth Him not…”:  Ismaili Doctrine of God Beyond Being and Non-being

Khalil Andani : Universal Intellect As The First Originated Being

Universal Intellect: The First Originated Being In classical Isma‘ili thought, the Universal Intellect (al-‘aql al-kull) is the First Originated Being which has come into being directly through God’s Word/Command. The Universal Intellect is the most perfect being in all existence and encompasses all realities. The … Continue reading Khalil Andani : Universal Intellect As The First Originated Being