The New Day of Persia!

  In the month of March, when the day and night become equal in length — vernal equinox, the Sun enters the first degree of Aries completing its journey of all its 12 stations and it begins to regain strength and overcome winter’s cold and darkness, it is a time to welcome the New year and say:…

The Day of Sabbath- An Ismaili Muslim Perspective

“People await the advent of the Sabbath, for there will he repose on that day for those who have recognised the reality of these days and who laboured in fulfilment of (the Prophets’) command and with knowledge. Those who toil physically in this physical world and know the esoteric meaning of this with their souls…

A Philosophical Discourse: “Man The Ultimate Purpose of Creation?” 

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
In classical Ismaili cosmology, the first Existent Being that gets originated as a result of  the Divine Command is Universal Intellect, which is ‘One’ in its absolute form  but it also contains in its substance all things in their multiplicity. Intellect is not theoretically defined as God, but much of the…

Six Days of Creation – An Esoteric Discourse

In Ismaili thought, the Qur’an has both an exoteric outer meaning, called the zahir, and an esoteric inner meaning, called the batin. The Ismailis refer to the process of extracting the inner meaning (batin) of the Qur’an as ta’wil (a word which means “to lead back to the origin”).  Throughout Ismaili history, the ta’wil of…