In the classical Ismaili cosmology, the first Existent Being that originates as a result of the first Cause is Universal Intellect, which is ‘One’ and contains, at the same time, in its luminous substance all things in their multiplicity.The Intellect is not theoretically defined as … Continue reading Purpose of Human Life: A Metaphysical Stance
Speech By His Highness the Agakhan at Conference of Indigenous Philanthropy;Islamabad, Pakistan (17 October 2000) “The Quran, the Hadith, the sayings of Hazrat Ali, and many scholarly sources make numerous references to the forms and purposes of philanthropy. Human dignity – restoring it, and sustaining … Continue reading ‘Vision of Aga khan’:Speech at Conference of Indigenous Philanthropy
Speech By His Highness the Aga Khan on Accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship “The call for cosmopolitanism is not a call to homogenization. It means affirming social solidarity, without imposing social conformity. One’s identity need not be diluted in a … Continue reading ‘Vision of Aga khan’: Speech on Accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
“The creation according to Islam is not a unique act in a given time but a perpetual and constant event; and God supports and sustains all existence at every moment by His will and His thought. Outside His will, outside His thought, all is nothing, … Continue reading What Classical Philosophy Says on Creation?
“..God supports and sustains all existence at every moment by His will and His thought. Outside His will, outside His thought, all is nothing, even the things which seem to us absolutely self-evident such as space and time. Allah alone wishes: the Universe exists; … Continue reading ‘Divine Command’as Eternal Expression of God’s Will, the Ultimate Source of Origin
God as a Reality-Beyond Reason and Description: “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 different to what is bound by reason and [also] different from … Continue reading A Short Introduction to Ismaili Cosmology: Sujjawal Ahmad
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