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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:18 am    Post subject: The Association for the Study of Ginans Reply with quote

Ginans conference under the Title “Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety – Tradition and Transformation” to be held at University of Alberta from

April 29 to 1st May 2011

Posted on February 7, 2011 by paderbornersj

Keynote speakers:

* Professor Ali Asani, Harvard
* Professor Azim Nanji, Stanford
* Professor Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara

Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation

Muslims across the world have given sonic shape to spiritual words. From spoken declamation to melodic chant, devotional repertoires expressing Muslim piety are abundant in their continuity and vitality. They are anchored in the sonic-oral articulation of the divine koranic messages through its chanted recitation across Muslim communities as well as in the local traditions of spiritual poetry. Their melodic shape may vary, but the messages are uncompromisingly uniform. However, sounding the word is both universal and particular. Human diversity in language and culture has for centuries found expression in sonic form, articulating faith and piety in relation to a plurality of local, historical, and social identities. These expressions of particular groups and individuals are grounded in practices that have deep spiritual roots and a powerful impact on faith.

Muslim sonic diversity is also linked to diversity of place and to the particularity of spaces where sounds are produced and heard. Designated spaces of performance are integral to the experience of sound and its spiritual message, and built space symbolizes Muslim collectivities and their expressions. Al Ghazali’s tripartite tenet for spiritual listening (appropriate place, time and participants) is therefore relevant to all sonic expressions of Muslim piety. Piety is here used broadly in the sense of devotion and reverence; the term is also meant to include the personal spirituality or human response to the divine message.

Devotional repertoires of Muslim piety are abundant across the world. This conference is designed to encompass and further expand the breadth of ethno-musicological research produced at the University of Alberta covering South Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and North America. We propose to explore and celebrate these practices by focusing on their place in the lives of Muslim individuals and communities/congregations, their sonic identities, the relationship between the spiritual words and their musical setting; the effect of these sounds, in providing acoustic reach (volume) across space, transmitting sonic beauty, in creating a shared experience of piety and of communication with the transcendent, as in the sounding of the divine name; the role of built space -shrine, mosque, imambarah, Jamatkhana -both as a location for sonic expression, and as an embodiment of piety itself.

Shared by all Muslims, the sounded words of the Holy Qur’an stand out as a powerful expression of divine blessing in Muslim life, providing comfort in death, celebrating births and opening important gathering. The expressive quality of Koranic recitation moves even those who may not understand the language. The impact of this unique sonic experience would be explored.

These traditions emerge in their own cultural milieus, drawing from the repertoire and motifs of their regions, traditions and languages, makes it evident that there will be a plurality of expressions of piety and devotion within each community as well as across religious communities. Sufi communities and other mystical traditions contain perhaps the most extensive discourse about the spiritual and emotional dimension of Muslim religiosity. Particularly widespread and well known are the repertoires and literatures of Sufism grounded in spiritual poetry of Arabic and Farsi provenance, and located in spaces associated with the spiritual influence of the lives and impact of spiritual leaders, particularly founding figures who are linked to the spread of Muslim communities in the medieval to early modern era of Islam. An instance of such spiritual leadership, literature and recitational practice is found in the historically grounded practice of Ginans, the central hymnody of spiritual life and its vitality of practice of Ismailis originating from South Asia. The diversity of devotional expressions within the Ismailis must be noted. Whilst Ginans are part of the South Asian tradition, the Central Asian Ismailis have their own traditions such as madohs and qasidas.

The new era of sound recordings and Internet has resulted in an increasing spread and worldwide access to these spiritual literatures in sonic performance. But dispersals and migration, especially to the West, are also posing new challenges: of language and textual retention, and of continuity of trained reciters and their repertoires. Migration also results in challenges to finding places of worship. On the other hand, the diaspora situation sees Muslims of diverse backgrounds coming together, and migration even opens spaces for creativity to finding new ways to teach and reach new generations of the community.

An important highlight enhancing this conference is the celebration of a unique donation presented to the University of Alberta by Mr. Pyarali Jiwa who has the finest collection of Ginans, the central heritage of Ismaili religious hymns from South Asia. His collection of Ginans and Geets is perhaps the most extensive recorded repertoire of recitation in existence; it represents years of dedication and hard work from Mr Jiwa, and numerous reciters across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology has over the last 2 decades built an expanding archive of Muslim devotional recitation focused on South Asian as well as North African and North American sonic practices. It is further enhanced by the range of Islamic recordings in our Smithsonian Folkways collection. Together with the existing Qureshi, Waugh, and other donations, the Jiwa Ginan donation will enable the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology and the folkways Alive! Initiative to develop a distinct Archival Collection of sacred and devotional music and literature. It should become a center for religious and ethno-musicological study, and connect digitally with more such archives internationally. This Archive will be named and inaugurated during the Conference.

The Association for the Study of Ginans has organized a number of International conferences on Ginans, is co-sponsoring this Conference. Mr Jiwa is currently the Chairperson of the Association. The joint organizing committee includes University of Alberta scholars, some members of the Ismaili community, and representatives of the Association for the Study of Ginans in London. The organization of the conference will reflect the collaboration between university and community. It will present scholarship and performance of a concert highlighting the rich variety of Muslim hymns from across South, Central and West Asia, Middle East, North and West Africa. The University of Alberta will present a core of scholarly work on a range of Muslim sonic practices, with perspectives ranging from literary and musical repertoires to their performance and to their spatial and architectural contexts located in diverse regions and built environments. The overall goal is to investigate as well as celebrate the richness and diversity of sounds and spaces of Muslim Piety through performances, culminating in a concert by community performers and university of Alberta ensembles. We aim to create a verbal and musical dialogue between communities of both practice and scholarship so as to explore, compare, and support Muslim devotional traditions and their creative transformations in today’s world of global interfacing.

Papers will be presented by scholars as well as community experts along with contributions by international keynote speakers will be complemented by a broader range of presentations by both scholars and community experts in response to this call for abstracts. This is a University-Community collaboration situating the exploration of this central Ismaili literature of devotion within the wider horizon of Muslim devotional genres across regions, from India and Central Asia to the Middle East as well as North and West Africa and North America. The conference will also include shared performances, both in between sessions and in a gala concert for celebrating the plurality of devotional voices of Muslim piety, especially in Canada. A film on Zurkhane of Iran will be shown.THEMES

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: About A. Asani? Reply with quote

Who is A. Asani?


Does admin or anyone else can tell me that, A. Asani is the same person who once wrote in his one book that Buj Niranjan is not written by pir Sadardin but it was written by
one Sufi saint from Kadari sect? if this is the person going attend the ginan conference then I do not expect much from conference or much from Mr. Asani.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agakhani bhai , there are this other 2 speakers who are well known for their contribution towards understanding ismailism
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:09 am    Post subject: I do not have any thing against conference but... Reply with quote

Shiraz,
I do not have anything against conference, and as a big fan of ginan I wish and pray for conference success, but I personally do not expect much from Mr. Asani.
I know there are two more speakers, so keep your finger crossed and just wait and see.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: 24 Speakers..... Reply with quote

I think there are altogether 24 speakers from around the globe delivering the lecture/talk. From these 12 will be ginan related.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Update bulletin No: 3 for the upcoming Conference at Univers Reply with quote

Association for the Study of Ginans

Memo from: Pyarali Jiwa, Chairperson
Date: 17 March 2011

Ya Ali Madad
Preparations are progressing well for the Conference at the University of Alberta at Edmonton, Canada on Friday 29 April, Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2011.

The Association is Co-sponsor of the three day event entitled Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety - Tradition and Transformation which will include prominent speakers on Ginans and Muslim Devotional Expressions.
Saturday Evening will feature Concert Spirituel - Spiritual Concert of Muslim Devotional Expressions.

Details regarding Entry cards, location, accommodation, and Speakers are given below.

1. Website for the Conference has been launched which will be updated with information throughout the period leading up to the conference and will provide conference highlights after. The website can be accessed via this link: http://muslimpiety.org/live/

2. Entry cards for the 3 day conference and concert are now available from the organisers at these prices: Canadian $75 and at $50 for Students on production of relevant ID. They can be obtained online from the Conference website using Paypal priced at Canadian $78 and at $53 for Students to include processing fees. For those wishing to pay in UK, the pound sterling equivalent is £50 and £35 to be paid with email notification by transfer/cheque to the Association for the Study of Ginans, details below. In any case, please ensure you receive acknowledgement for your payment and confirmation of issue of cards. Cards will be issued on first-come-first-served basis.

3. Hotel bookings can be made at selected hotels shown on the Conference website. Please follow the instructions given to obtain the negotiated rates.

4. Maps and other travel information will be given on the Conference website. Parking with parking charge is available at the venue.

5. Information on speakers and abstracts of their papers is available on the Conference website. The full Programme is currently being finalised, more information later.

Please book your diaries for this important and informative conference.

Association for the Study of Ginans
Chairperson: Pyarali Jiwa, UK;
Vice-Chairperson: Françoise Mallison, France;
Academic Research: vacant;
Secretary: Mohamed Moledina, UK;
Treasurer: Islamshah Rahemtulla, UK;
Members: Balvant Jani, India; Kamaluddin Ali Muhammad, Pakistan; Karim Gillani, Canada; Zahir Virani, UK; A Rahmatoulah, France
Co-opted Members: Laila Aziz, UK; Raheem Karim, UK; Aziz Kurwa, UK; Musa Sheikh, UK; ShahenazLalani, UK
Consultant: Tazim Kassam, USA

Association for the Study of Ginans
13 College Court
Ashburton Road
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Tel 020 8656 6802
www.Ginans.org
Contact: studyofginans@ginans.org

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:00 am    Post subject: Update on the Conference 'Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety' Reply with quote

With an excellent list of speakers on Ginans and Muslim Devotional literature, the conference organisers look forward to welcoming you all to what promises to be a major event for those seeking to understand better the variety of Muslim expressions.

Saturday evening will feature the Concert, a two-hour programme with Ginans, Qasida, Naa't, Nauha, Qawwali, etc to the accompaniment of various ensembles.

Please note that certain individuals have been sending emails that the conference may be cancelled, these should be ignored. The donation of the Ginan recordings however has been postponed.

The 3-day conference details can be viewed at http://www.muslimpiety.org/live/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Islamic concert

A rare chance to take in traditional music of the Arab world happens Saturday in Convocation Hall, at the University of Alberta.

Sponsored in part by the U of A’s Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, the concert is called Sounds and Expressions of Muslim Devotion. The show will include elements of the sacred Sufi songs known as qawwali, and the ancient Sanskrit poetry form known as ginan. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at the door.

More than 30 musicians and/or singers are set to appear, including the U of A’s own Central Asian and South Asian Ensembles. The Ginan Ensemble is another group that features gifted young singers from Edmonton’s Ismaili community. Other masters of the tradition from around the world are also performing.

Music plays a unique role in the daily lives of Islamic people. The five-member Inshad Ensemble will play a central role in bringing that side of the music across, featuring Iraq-born singer Sheikh Dhari Ibrahim Al-Asee, with additional players on oud, the nay reed instrument, violin and percussion.

The concert is also part of a larger event happening Friday through Monday at the university, an international conference called Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation. For more information on that check, www.muslimpiety.org/live.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Edmonton+saxophonist+channels+Stan+Getz/4692109/story.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Sounds & Spaces of Muslim Piety - Interviews (video) Reply with quote

Ya Ali Madad

Please find video links related to the recent conference.

The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, in partnership with the Association for the Study of Ginans presented.

Sounds & Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation

A conference exploring the diverse tradition of Muslim Devotion and Culture, April 29 -- May 1, 2011 at the University of Alberta.


Sounds & Spaces of Muslim Piety - Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfPYj5lMYr8

Sounds & Spaces of Muslim Piety - interview Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ift9bEGe70
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Association for the Study of Ginans
Date: 28th June 2011

Ya Ali Madad
The Association for the Study of Ginans is pleased to inform you that the next 2-day Ginan Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, London on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2011.

This event follows the very successful 3-day conference held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada during April/May 2011.

Members are informed that the Annual General Meeting would take place on Sunday 30th October 2011 at 2.00pm.

Details regarding programme, location, transport, accommodation, and entry cards will be sent at a later date.

Please book your diaries for this important conference.
With best regards
Pyarali Jiwa
Chairperson
Association
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date: 30th August 2011
Ya Ali Madad and Eid Mubarak

As you may be aware, the Association for the Study of Ginans is holding a Ginan Conference at the Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30th October 2011.

The Conference will be held over two full days and will feature renowned international and local speakers who will present their research work on Ginans. There will also be a Ginan Recital on Saturday evening.

Members are informed that the Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 30 October 2011 at 2.00pm.

Entry cards are now available priced as follows:
1. 2 days Conference including the Ginan Recital £40
2. 2 days Conference excluding the Ginan Recital £30
3. Ginan Recital only and dinner £15
4. Students concession available, please enquire

Lunch/dinner, as appropriate, is included in the above prices.

To avoid disappointment, please book your entry cards early by writing to Raheem Karim at raheemkarim.rk@gmail.com
or to studyofginans@ginans.org

We have secured special rates for those wishing to stay at the hotel for the duration of the Conference. Details to follow soon.
Please book your diaries for this important Ginan Conference.

With best regards
Pyarali Jiwa
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Association for the Study of Ginans

You may have already received this, please pass it on to your friends and family members

Date: 29th September 2011


Ya Ali Madad


Preparations are progressing well for the International Ginan Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Brentford Lock, London on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2011.

The conference is being held over two full days and will feature
international and local speakers who will present their research work on
Ginans. A Ginan Recital and garba will be held on Saturday evening.
Specially commissioned art will be on display at the conference and a Ginan literature sales desk will be open.

The list of speakers and their subject titles is given below, and the full
programme will be available soon.

Members are informed that the Annual General Meeting will take place on
Sunday 30th October 2011 at 2.00pm.

Entry Cards are now available priced as follows:

1. 2 days Conference including the Ginan Recital £40

2. Any one day or the Ginan Recital £15

3. Students concession available, please enquire

Lunch (and dinner at the Ginan Recital) is included in the above prices.

For enquiries and to book your entry cards, please contact Raheem Karim at
<mailto:raheemkarim.rk@gmail.com> raheemkarim.rk@gmail.com

or write to our website at <mailto:studyofginans@ginans.org>
studyofginans@ginans.org

We look forward to welcoming you all to the conference.

Best regards



Pyarali Jiwa
Chairperson



Speakers and Title of Papers



1. Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy (Department of Ethnomusicology,
UCLA, USA)

- Piety Performed and Visualized: Devotional Sung Poetry, Paintings, and
Textiles of Shi'a Imami Ismailis (Khojas) of South Asia

2. Professor Balvant S Jani (Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India)

- Comparative Analysis of Satpanth Ismaili Ginans and Gujarati Bhajans of
Bhakti Tradition

3. Mr Bashir Ladha (London, UK)

- Search for Meaning and Meaning of Search: Spiritual Quest and Images in
the Ginans

4. Dr Diana Steigerwald (California State University, Long Beach,
USA)

- Ginans in Ismaili Theosophical History

5. Dr Fateh-Ali M Ladhani (Health Sciences & Spiritual Sciences
School of Consciousness, Rutherford University)


- Ginans - Derivation of Omniscience, Spirituality, Biopsychosocial and
Neuropsychotherapeutic paradigms

6. Professor F. ‘Nalini’ Delvoye (EPHE, Paris)

- Studying the Musical Aspects of Ginans as Song Texts: Revisiting the
definitions of poet-composers, performers, musical modes and repertoires

7. Mrs Hamida Madhani (Lawrenceville, GA, USA)

- From Art to Spirituality – A personal Journey

8. Mr Mohan Devraj Thontya (Karachi, Pakistan)

- Barmati panth

9. Mr Nizar Mawani B.Pharm (London, UK)

- The concept of Personal Spiritual Search conveyed in the Ginan ‘Ho jire
maaraa ha(n)saa’ by Pir Sadardin

10. Mrs Rashida Hunzai (London, UK)

- The Holy Qur’an in the Ginanic Literature – an
Initial Exploration

11. Mr Sadrudin Hassam (London, UK)

- Gin&#257;ns – Manual for Serious Learners

12. Mr Zahir Virani (London, UK)

- Preservation of Ginanic
literature electronically
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Association for the Study of Ginans

International Ginan Conference
Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2011
Holiday Inn Hotel Brentford Lock, London TW8 8GA

Date: 18th October 2011

Ya Ali Madad


We are pleased to release the full Programme for the two-day Conference and
Ginan Recital.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics based on the Ginans and
Qasida. Abstracts and Biography for each speaker is given on our website
<http://www.Ginans.org> www.Ginans.org. A Ginan Recital and garba will be
held on Saturday evening. Specially commissioned art will be on display at
the conference and a Ginan literature sales desk will be available.

A limited number of Entry Cards are still available, priced as follows:

1. 2 days Conference including the Ginan Recital £40

2. Any one day or the Ginan Recital £15

3. Students concession available, please enquire

Lunch (and dinner at the Ginan Recital) is included in the above prices.

For enquiries and to book your entry cards, please contact Raheem Karim at
<mailto:raheemkarim.rk@gmail.com> raheemkarim.rk@gmail.com

or write to our website at <mailto:studyofginans@ginans.org>
studyofginans@ginans.org


We look forward to welcoming you all to the conference.

Best regards

Pyarali Jiwa
Chairperson



Association for the Study of Ginans

International Ginan Conference
Holiday Inn Hotel Brentford Lock, London TW8 8GA
Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2011

PROGRAMME


Saturday 29th October 2011

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Welcome - Professor Francoise Mallison

09.05 House-keeping and Program - Raheem Karim

09.10 Tilawat al-Quran -

09.10 Venti - Saahebji tu more man bhaave -

Conference Session One: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Amira Chilvers

09.15 Keynote Speaker: Mr Zahir Virani (London, UK)

- Preservation of Ginanic literature
electronically

10.00 Mrs Hamida Madhani (Lawrenceville, GA, USA)

- From Art to Spirituality – A personal
Journey

10.45 Dr Diana Steigerwald (California State University, Long Beach,
USA)

- Ginans in Ismaili Theosophical History

11.30 *** Health break ***



11.45 Mr Sadrudin Hassam (London, UK)

- Gin&#257;ns – Manual for Serious Learners

12.30 *** Lunch break ***



Conference Session Two: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Hushna Madhani



14.00 Keynote Speaker: Professor F. ‘Nalini’ Delvoye (EPHE, Paris)

- Studying the Musical Aspects of Ginans as Song Texts: Revisiting the
definitions of poet-composers, performers, musical modes and repertoires

14.45 Mr Bashir Ladha (London, UK)

- Search for Meaning and Meaning of Search: Spiritual Quest and Images in
the Ginans

15.30 Dr Fateh-Ali M Ladhani (Health Sciences & Spiritual Sciences
School of Consciousness, Rutherford University)

- Ginans - Derivation of Omniscience, Spirituality, Biopsychosocial and
Neuropsychotherapeutic paradigms

16.15 Summation and Question & Answer


16.30 Vote of thanks - Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy


EXHIBITION BY: Hamida Madhani and Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy

Artworks specially commissioned for the Conference by Hamida and historical
photographs by Amy; later to be displayed at the Institute of Ismaili
Studies, London

Khuda Hafiz

EVENING - Ginan Recital: Recitation of Ginans and Garba with music


Sunday 30th October 2011

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Welcome -
Shahenaz Lalani

09.05 House-keeping and Program - Musa Sheikh

09.10 Venti – Jirewala dhanare ghadi - Anis
Attenborough



Conference Session Three: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Parin Somani

09.15 Keynote Speaker: Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy (Department of
Ethnomusicology, UCLA, USA)

- Piety Performed and Visualized: Devotional Sung Poetry, Paintings, and
Textiles of Shi'a Imami Ismailis (Khojas) of South Asia

10.00 Mrs Rashida Hunzai (London, UK)

- The Holy Qur’an in the Ginanic
Literature – an Initial Exploration

10.45 Mr Mohan Devraj Thontya (Karachi, Pakistan) - Barmati panth

11.15 *** Health break ***


11.30 Mr Nizar Mawani B.Pharm (London, UK)

- The concept of Personal Spiritual Search conveyed in the Ginan ‘Ho jire
maaraa ha(n)saa’ by Pir Sadardin

12.00 Dr Otambek Mastibekov (Aga Khan University-ISMC, London, UK)

- A Journey of Faith through Music: How Qasida Became a Sole Source for
Teaching Religion in Badakhshan

12.30 *** Lunch break ***


Conference Session Four: Presentation of Research Papers

Moderator: Parin Somani

14.00 Professor Balvant S Jani (Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India)

- Comparative Analysis of Satpanth Ismaili Ginans and Gujarati Bhajans of
Bhakti Tradition


Association for the Study of Ginans – Annual General Meeting

14.45 Association for the Study of Ginans

a. Report for years 2007-10

b. Motion: Approval of the Constitution

c. Motion: Approval of the Financial Statements

d. Motion: Election of Office-bearers

e. Motion: Other

f. Speech by the Chairperson

15.45 *** Health break ***



16.00 Summation and Question & Answer



16.15 Vote of thanks - Islamshah Rahemtulla



Khuda Hafiz
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Ginan Seminar (London, UK) Sunday 22 April 2012 Reply with quote

Association for the Study of Ginans


Ya Ali Madad

The Programme for the Ginan Seminar to take place at the Comfort Hotel Harrow on Sunday 22 April 2012 is given below.


PROGRAMME

10.30 Registration & Refreshments


10.55 Welcome Musa Sheikh


11.00 Ginan Explanation 1 Jaake pachham dise Platinum Rahemtulla, BSc, MLIA

11.30 Ginan Explanation 2 Raja Govercha(n)d no Aakhiya Professor Balvant S Jani (Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India)

Ginan recitation Alnasir Hirji

12.00 Book Launch Raja Govercha(n)d no Aakhiya tatha Raja Govercha(n)d ni ben no Aakhiyan by Professor B Jani Mohamed Moledina


12.15 Preview of Ginan Library Pyarali Jiwa


12.30 Lunch






13.15 Gujarati Workshop Sadruddin Hassam

13.45 Ginan Recital Co-ordinator Laila Aziz

14.45 Vote of Thanks/Khuda Hafiz Islamshah Rahemtulla



The session would start promptly at 11.00 and end at 14.45. Refreshments will be available from 10.30am.

Limited Entry Cards are available at £5 each which includes lunch and refreshments.

For your Entry Card please contact:
Raheem Karim - 07723 312490
Pyarali Jiwa - 020 8656 6802
Islamshah Rahemtulla - 07932 746007

Pyarali Jiwa
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Association for the Study of Ginans: International Ginan Conference, UK – November 21-22, 2015

Association for the Study of Ginans presents, the next International Ginan Conference which will be held in London on November 21 and 22, 2015.

This two-day event will include presentation of papers by eminent speakers. Professor Karim H. Karim (Director, Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) to present a keynote address on “Burying Religious Heritage: The Serial Interment of the Ginanic Corpus”. Other presenters include, Professor Balvant S Jani (Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India) who will present on “Sayyid Imamshah’s Budhai bai no samvad: Theme and Conceptual understanding”. Alwaeza Rashida Noormohamed Hunzai (London, UK) on “Eternal Teachings in Changing Cultural Contexts: An Analysis of Kesri Sinha by Pir Shams”, and many others (see attached program) details).

On Saturday evening, the conference will feature a Ginan concert: “Ginans – A Musical Journey through the Ages” charting the journey of the devotional literature from its very beginning 1400 years ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am curious to see how many unpublished ginans are found as there is a lecture on that topic in the forthcoming Ginan Conference in London.

There are also many in our manuscripts. In SOS Khojki Conference that we organised in 1991 we unveiled about 2 dozens of the unpublished ginans and some of them were recited in the night ginan party at that time.

Maybe an effort should be made to identify all of the still available unpublished ginans. There may be some also preserved in other faiths related to the Ismailis such as the Imam Shahis and Ram Dev followers etc..

I had copied few decades ago a book named Bhajan Mara. Though the title looked Hindu, the "Bhajans" inside contained all the concept we can relate to: Alamut, Panj tan Pak, Shah Nizar etc.... This will be one of the 100 or more books in Gujrati, related to Ismailism that we will be putting on the Heritage web site in 2016.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To Admin:Ya Ali Madad.
I do like the spiritually enriched Ginans.
Over 700 years have gone,I feel the Pirs did exceptionally great job in challenging n hostile environment then.
What Mhi need scores of marfati n noorani Momin for further the greater cause of Ali.
I feel pirs have delivered us to the right station.
Instead of searching n searching guide map to the station.It would be better that they read what is quickest connection to the destination.that is farmans n ibaadat.
Searching printed or written data is an effort duplicated.
Just my point of observation of a student named Zeenat khalili at Harvard.
I assume she is on Inamat scholarship.
If all scholars from IIS n university were to say that they are studying/research/mastering the works of Dai Nasir Khusraw.Imam would say Wow n some zahiri feedback.
I wish those same scholars would have said that MHI you please take controlling space in our hearts to be blessed to think like the Dai.
What I see 80% of scholar are studying his work from their minds to copy paste his work in hi fi n polished English.
MHI wants Nasir Khushraw in hundreds not per se historian n scholars of his work.
There not much payback from these scholars.
One which I feel who justified his scholarship either at Harvard or at the Beirut university a Shia 12 named Syed Hussein Nasir.
He seem to have expressed baatin in a good academic way in his books authored by him.
Is our IIS has vision to create stalwarts like in Fatimid Era or just study the Stalwarts of the past.
A question the board must ask MHI?
I perceive the content of the 'spiritual enriched' ginans as Noor.
GINAN DUNDH NEE MEE LAGE RAHO
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