the reflect

Welcome to the reflect, a podcast of The.Ismaili, featuring a unique introspection in each episode. What’s got you preoccupied these days or What thought are you in the process of working through? These are the questions our speakers respond to in each short episode of the reflect. To subscribe to this series, look for “the reflect”, now available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, & Google Podcast.

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For almost everyone, the current period has led to a change in the nature of our working lives. And it has led Aliaa on an introspective journey about work itself. Why do we do it? What is its purpose? And what might we want its purpose to be? (Tell us what you think about this episode: http://bit.ly/thereflect)

 

 

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Dr. Aliaa Remtilla

Anthropologist with a Passion for Social Justice

Emotions. We experience them on a daily basis. Are all emotions important? Is it worth learning more about ourselves through understanding our emotions? In this episode, Sasha Jiwani takes us on her journey from the discomfort of sitting with uncomfortable emotions to the discovery of how it has helped her grow. (Tell us what you think about this episode: http://bit.ly/thereflect)

 

 

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Sasha Jiwani

Facilitator of Connections, Creative Catalyst, and Doer and Dreamer

In this episode, Alwaez Asif Makhani reflects on a series of inquiries around the notion of time and its significance in our tradition. Is Time Real or an illusion? How does the past influence the present, and how does the present impact our future? Is Time a limitless mirror to reflect upon The Eternal or is it a shrinking cage from which we cannot escape? (Tell us what you think about this episode: http://bit.ly/thereflect)

 

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Asif Makhani

Alwaez, Technology Leader, and Youth Development Practitioner

In this episode, Alwaez Asif Makhani reflects on a series of inquiries around the notion of time and its significance in our tradition. Is Time Real or an illusion? How does the past influence the present, and how does the present impact our future? Is Time a limitless mirror to reflect upon The Eternal or is it a shrinking cage from which we cannot escape? (Tell us what you think about this episode: http://bit.ly/thereflect)

 

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Asif Makhani

Alwaez, Technology Leader, and Youth Development Practitioner

In this episode, Gulnar Feerasta examines the seeming ubiquity of cancel culture amidst the increasingly fraught and divisive socio-political environment of today. Is "cancelling" offensive folx justified— or is cancel culture leading to an erosion of free speech as its opponents contend? As an activist informed by spiritual practice Gulnar finds herself contemplating: “Is cancel culture worth canceling?”

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Gulnar Feerasta
Director of Programs at a community based non-profit serving gender and sexual minorities, Al-Waeza| Nonprofit Practitioner| Social Worker| Social Justice Advocate & Educator| Community Activist

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In this episode, Hamed reflects on the question of character education from a philosophical and historical point of view. With all the changes to our lives globally in 21st century, he explores the question of who is in charge of educating good human beings or citizens. The role of tradition- or absence of it- in moral and character education of our youth is the focus of this introspection.

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Hamed Ghofrani
Regional Academic Lead- ITREB Canada

In this episode, Hamed reflects on the question of character education from a philosophical and historical point of view. With all the changes to our lives globally in 21st century, he explores the question of who is in charge of educating good human beings or citizens. The role of tradition- or absence of it- in moral and character education of our youth is the focus of this introspection.

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Hamed Ghofrani
Regional Academic Lead- ITREB Canada

In this episode, Professor Nimjee reflects on connecting virtually to performing artists and the arts during the pandemic. She refers to the framework of rasa or rass, literally meaning the juice of something, to explore how a performer flavors their environment during a concert.

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Dr. Ameera Nimjee
Musician, Dancer, and Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology & Asian Studies, School of Music, University of Puget Sound

In this episode, Purnur Ilolova reflects on the connections between spirituality and parenting. For her, parenting and spirituality are the most complimentary notions of being because in both states, one is relying on the unknown and the unseen. In searching for wisdom of the unknown, Purnur strives to meet the needs of her children while ensuring their wellbeing.

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Purnur Ilolova
International Development Specialist at Indiana University

In this episode, Purnur Ilolova reflects on the connections between spirituality and parenting. For her, parenting and spirituality are the most complimentary notions of being because in both states, one is relying on the unknown and the unseen. In searching for wisdom of the unknown, Purnur strives to meet the needs of her children while ensuring their wellbeing.

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Purnur Ilolova
International Development Specialist at Indiana University

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