One of the hallmarks of Ismaili philosophy is just how nebulous and ever-changing spirituality can be. When contrasted with conceptions from other schools of thought where the god is a figure and the soul is a person, it can be a little difficult to get a concise metaphor for the "hidden" realm in Ismailism. That … Continue reading star wars
I recently attended a conference for young adults and in one of the sessions was about the Quran. Now, I have my own opinions about the Quran (which I will write about once I safely return from Arabia in February), but there was one discussion that stood out to me. The discussion revolved around a … Continue reading is the quran a monster?
In my post from two weeks ago, I explored what the soul is. The conclusion that I came to the conclusion that the soul isn't an entity on its own, but is in fact a summation of the intangible attributes of an individual. But in the Islamic understanding, the soul is of and from God. … Continue reading what isn’t God?
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a Ravenclaw (GO CLAWS). I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, but also of the expanded universe that JK Rowling has created. I've already written about wand cores and time travel, and I'm super excited about the History of Magic books coming out in … Continue reading harry potter
Everytime I heard someone preach about Ismailism or Islam, they always say that it's "logical" or "intuitive". You can have your own opinions on that sentiment but for me, that means what I believe has to make sense, scientifically. So, I was initially skeptical of the idea of straddling two worlds: the outside (ظاهر "zahir" … Continue reading what is the soul?
warning: this piece is my own opinion. And while I'll substantiate is as best as I can, I don't think anybody knows for sure what happens after death. You may choose to agree with points that I make, and you may disagree; everyone is entitled to their opinion. what we have so far Growing up, … Continue reading is there life after death?
The internet is a truly marvelous invention. In a matter of seconds, we can transmit ideas and content across the entire world. With social media, we're able to see news and opinions from people and places otherwise unavailable. We're able to share research and compile information at a rate that's never been reached before. And … Continue reading ismaili memes