2016-17 - Lectures
OCTOBER 2016 - EID AL-GHADIR 3RD AWAKENING PROJECT SURVEY LAUNCH: "THE ROLE OF THE MIMBAR TODAY" - https://goo.gl/forms/yFTyb0QQjf4Mwcnw1
My warmest congratulations to you on the auspicious event of Eid al-Ghadir. In the spirit of the sermons and intellectual and spiritual personality of Imam Ali (a.s), the Awakening Project for the KSIMC kindly invites you to participate in its 3rd survey on 'the Role of the Mimbar Today.'
Why this survey? The mimbar (pulpit) has held an important place in the Khoja Shia Ithna-asheri Muslim Community (KSIMC). The KSIMC is a community without centralised religious and government leadership and yet the mimbar has given the platform to scholars to offer guidance, which the community chooses to accept or reject. The mimbar, therefore, must provide deeply-thought and practical solutions to acutely respond to our social and moral issues. But more than that, it must be a place where people are engaged in active learning and thinking, particularly because the global world faces constant upheavals from poverty and disease to uprisings and invasions. Can’t the mimbar be a positive source of growth and renewal in a community? Can we not educate Muslims and non-Muslims from the mimbar on burning issues and how to tackle them? We must redefine the mimbar from its roots to be a ‘pro-active pulpit’ forging a greater link with the grassroots.
This is an invitation to you to participate in a short survey to redefine the role of the mimbar today and help create ethical mimbar guidelines for the benefit of both speakers, executive committees and the general public.Your input is crucial to make this happen which will not only benefit our own community but its reverberations can be felt by wider Shia Muslim communities around the world.
Dr. Sibtain Panjwani
The Awakening Project for the KSIMC
FEBRUARY 2016 - Mimbar should be a Positive Source of Growth and Renewal
"....We must utilise the valuable tools of our age and redefine the mimbar from its roots to be a ‘pro-active pulpit’ forging a greater link with the grassroots, instead of unduly elevating the speaker on it. It is therefore important to create ethical mimbar guidelines for the benefit of both speakers, executive committees and the general public so that neither of them exploits the other....." Click on the image for the lecture:
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