Sunday, November 22, 2009

505)A Collection Of Posts On My Blog About All Things KESHAVJEE; Quotes from Blogpost Four Hundred.

"All human beings, by their nature, desire to know."(Aristotle, The Metaphysics, circa 322BC)

"Here is a relevant verse from the Noble Qur'an, cited by Nasir-i Khusraw, hujjat-i Khurasan in his Khawaan al-Ikhwaan : "It is He who created you from dust, then from a sperm drop, then from a blood clot, then He brings you forth as a child, then lets you reach your age of full strength, then lets you become old - though some of you die before - and then lets you reach the appointed term; and that haply you may find the intellect (la'allakum ta'qilun)."(Nasir Khusraw, 11th century Fatimid Ismaili cosmologist-philosopher-poet)

"According to a famous hadith of the Prophet Muhammad: The first(and only) thing created by God was the Intellect ('aql)(circa 632CE)

1)The Full Story; Dr Shaf Keshavjee, Master Surgeon, Brilliant Scientist: The Man Who Gives The Gift Of Breath

2)Readership From Six Continents Propel The Much-Visited And Wildly Popular ISMAILI MAIL Website To Over 3 Million Hits In 3 Years Of Operation.

3)Weaving Together The KESHAVJEE Family Story From The Accounts of Mamdoo Keshavjee, Lella Umedaly, Muthal Naidoo and Easy Nash; Quote Of Aristotle.

4)A Blog Begun As A Retirement Project "To Prevent My Brain From Turning Into Mush":No 13 On The Top 50 Science Blogs among 125,000 NetworkedBlogs.

5)Blogger Muthal Naidoo posts a goldmine of information on the Keshavjees and other Shia Ismaili Muslim families of South Africa.

6)Dr Shaf Keshavjee, Master Surgeon, Brilliant Scientist: A Newspaper Survey; Quotes of Aga Khan IV And Others.

7)"MAKING THE CONNECTION": South African Family And Friends Reunion Set To Rock Toronto's The Old Mill Restaurant June 7 2009; + Post-Reunion Update

8)Two Magnificent Accounts describing the sojourn of the Keshavjee family in Pretoria, apartheid South Africa, during the 20th Century: A Legacy

9)Mamajee's Kitchen, by Lella Umedaly-Cuisine

10)"I am a Keshavjee and my family is soo big i dont know half of them!!"(You need to be a member of Facebook to access this group page)

11)Why Easy Nash?; Who the hell is Easy Nash?

12)The Genographic Project of the National Geographic Society: How I discovered my ancestry from 10-15 thousand years ago.

Easy Nash

In Shia Islam, intellect is a key component of faith. Intellect allows us to understand the creation of God: Aga Khan IV(2008)
The Qur'an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
The Quran tells us that signs of Allah's Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
This notion of the capacity of the human intellect to understand and to admire the creation of Allah will bring you happiness in your everyday lives: Aga Khan IV(2007)
Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2006)
The Holy Qu'ran's encouragement to study nature and the physical world around us gave the original impetus to scientific enquiry among Muslims: Aga Khan IV(1985)
The first and only thing created by God was the Intellect(Aql): Prophet Muhammad(circa 632CE)