Video: Presentation on the Isma‘ili Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw

On November 1, 2012, Khalil Andani delivered a student presentation at Harvard on the Isma‘ili thought of Sayyidna Nasir-i Khusraw.

His presentation – Reconciling Revelation and Philosophy in Isma‘ili Thought – covers the following areas:
a) Historical context of Isma‘ili thought
b) The life of Nasir-i Khusraw
c) The Concept of Tawhid
d) The Concept of Creation
e) Human Intellect and Divine Authority

View the video slideshow of his presentation accompanied by the audio recording (watch on 720p mode for best quality).  The presentation can also be viewed on Vimeo:

About the Presenter:

Khalil Andani is a young professional from Toronto and currently a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) candidate at Harvard University. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA/CPA) and holds Bachelor of Math (BMath) and Master of Accounting (MAcc) degrees from the University of Waterloo. Khalil is also a contemporary Isma‘ili Muslim thinker whose areas of focus include theology, philosophy, metaphysics, hermeneutics (ta’wil), and the perennial philosophy (sophia perennis). He writes and delivers presentations on Isma‘ili philosophy and praxis to help revitalize the Shi‘i Muslim intellectual tradition. He can be contacted at

6 thoughts on “Video: Presentation on the Isma‘ili Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw

  1. One another perfect and great lecture sir. Keep it up and nourish us with lessons of our great scholars. Thank you very much 🙂

  2. Khalil,
    Excellent presentation. Keep it up. May you be inspired to share more and more of your knowledge and inspiring method of doing so.

  3. Sir can you please tell me about the praying method of ismailie Muslim why the ismailies pray three times because the other sect of Islam do it 5 times according to our prophet (p b u h) then can you explain me the differences of these….!?

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