Ten Arguments for the Necessity of the Esoteric Interpretation (Ta’wil) of the Qur’an:By Ismaili Gnosis

By Ismaili Gnosis Given the prevalence and popularity of overly literal and outward interpretations of the Qur’an in today’s climate, the present article offers ten arguments demonstrating that the Qur’an contains esoteric (batini) meanings and requires an esoteric interpretation – called ta’wil.This article offers a … Continue reading Ten Arguments for the Necessity of the Esoteric Interpretation (Ta’wil) of the Qur’an:By Ismaili Gnosis

Excerpts by Nanowisdoms: His Highness the Aga Khan on dogma, myopia & asphyxiating policies vs research, innovation, creativity & pragmatism

“Professional standards and assumptions can provide a form of intolerance, pride and myopia as intractable as the rigidities of traditional societies.” His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1987 McMaster University Convocation Ceremony address (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Read full speech at Nanowisdoms “[P]rogress is possible when complex … Continue reading Excerpts by Nanowisdoms: His Highness the Aga Khan on dogma, myopia & asphyxiating policies vs research, innovation, creativity & pragmatism

Vision of Aga khan:Address of His Highness the Aga Khan to both Houses of Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber, Ottawa

As you build your lives for yourselves and others, you will come to rest upon certain principles. Central to my life has been a verse in the Holy Quran, which addresses itself to the whole of humanity.It says, “O mankind, fear your Lord, who created … Continue reading Vision of Aga khan:Address of His Highness the Aga Khan to both Houses of Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber, Ottawa

‘Vision of Aga khan’: “The Peterson Lecture” by His Highness the Aga Khan

”What is required goes beyond mere tolerance or sympathy or sensitivity – emotions which can often be willed into existence by a generous soul. True cultural sensitivity is something far more rigorous, and even more intellectual than that. It implies a readiness to study and … Continue reading ‘Vision of Aga khan’: “The Peterson Lecture” by His Highness the Aga Khan