Dr. Mir Baiz Khan delves deep into the historical tradition of Navroz, an occasion that the Fatimid Imam-Caliphs recognized as an official public festival of great joy and revelries. It is a national festival in Iran and is celebrated with joy and festivities by communities in Afghanistan, throughout Central Asia, and in South Asia. Though inherited through Zoroastrian Persia, it is the only festival that is not confined to a single religious group. Presented by ITREB Canada.
Living and behaving according to the ethics of our faith is the key to our spiritual progression. Alwaez Jamil Sawani discusses the importance of living ethically and explores how we can better live with integrity.
Dr. Aleem Kherani explores the responses of religious communities to changing circumstances and discusses how grounding ourselves in the essence of our practices can help us find comfort during challenging situations.
Do you know what each pearl represents in Jalal-al-Din Rumi's story of Adam and the three pearls? Alwaeza Dr. Afroza Nanji, in conversation with two guest speakers, explores the pearl of intellect through a beautiful piece from the Aga Khan Museum and delves into the works of Nasir Khusraw.
Alwaeza Parinda Chagani discusses the concept of love based on the Qur’an-e Shariff and Hadiths and shares heartwarming stories that speak to the depth of the love between the Imam and the Murid.
Join us for a discussion on Jalaluddin Rumi’s Mathnavi (collection of poems) about Imam Ali's inner courage in the face of adversity. Alwaeza Dr. Afroza Nanji discusses this work and shares visual interpretations from the Aga Khan Museum’s collection. This was followed by a conversation with Alwaez Rahim Shivji.
Facets of Faith, Alwaeza Salima Versi delves into the lived experiences of key female figures in our history, and probes into how we can benefit from their cumulative experiences. She further discusses how these shared experiences continue to enrich us and teach us about justice, piety, and faith.
ITREB Canada: Facets of Faith - Ginans are a great source of knowledge for Ismailis. They were composed in South Asian languages and many of us now live in countries where we speak and communicate in other languages. Alwaez Shiraz Kanji on this week's episode of Facets of Faith to learn more about the great value that Ginans and our other devotional literature give us. He also discusses how we can preserve this valued tradition.
ITREB Canada: Facets of Faith - Alwaez Allahbakhsh Jaffery will explore the role of the Qasida tradition in the history of our Jamat. Originating in pre–Islamic Arabia, qasidas have come to refer to any poem of a certain length in Arabic, Persian and Turkish literatures. Qasidas are also composed to celebrate festivals and are an important expression of devotion for Ismailis in Central Asia and Syria. Alwaez Allahbaksh takes us on a mystical journey through the world of Qasidas.
In this week’s edition of the Facets of Faith series, Alwaeza Karima Ramji explores the concept of Taqwa in Muslim Piety, and engages with Alwaez Rahim Shivji in a conversation about this key ethical principle in Islam. Join us as we talk about Taqwa, Iman, and how each of us can be "muttaqi".

Alwaeza Karima Ramji is a graduate of the International Waezeen Training Program. She currently serves as Mukhiani Saheba of Victoria Jamatkhana. She is also a past Chair of the Victoria World Partnership Walk and has served in a TKN capacity to help develop the University of Central Asia's Co-op Education Program. Alwaeza Karima is a certified Cultural Intelligence Professional, has over two decades of experience as a co-operative education professional, and currently holds the position of Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives for the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services at the University of Victoria.

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