The Khoja Heritage Team in Mumbai Dr. Sadiq Uttanwala, Dr. Nasreen and Asad Virani, have been interviewing seniors of the Khoja Shia as well as Ismaili communities
Posted on Mon, 2015-10-26 11:34
History plays a vital role for a community. We learn from our past in order to plan our future. We passionately believe that a concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a critical link to our faith and cultural legacy. Which is why we believe history matters and hence The Khoja Heritage Project (KHP) has came into existence. The mission of KHP is to collect, collate, document and preserve the legacy of our ancestors for posterity.
KhojaPedia is an endeavor of KHP that details the socio-religious matters of the Khoja Shia Ithna 'Asheri Muslim community. It seeks to document and preserve the history and rich heritage of this community, including the community’s remarkable spiritual migration from one faith to another through maintaining the spirit of unity and organisation. KhojaPedia is a massive Encyclopedia of Khoja History and Culture.
Shaykh Komail Rajani, the current Lead of Islamic Education and Dr. Hasnain Walji, former President of the World Federation and Producer of the acclaimed documentary “The Khojas – A Journey of Faith”, are glad to introduce to the community the KhojaPedia website: www.khojapedia.com
The principles of this effort are:
· To conduct objective and reliable research through credible sources
· To promote an empathy with the faith, sacrifice, journey, dedication, culture, heritage, identity and unity of the community
This is an important step in imparting the legacy of the community’s ancestors to its present-day youths, as well as promoting awareness of this community to the wider global community. KhojaPedia predominantly focuses on the Khoja Shia Ithna 'Asheri community, but where relevant, also comments on other strands of the other Khoja communities.
We wish to make KhojaPedia the virtual hub for all members of the Khoja Shia Ithna 'Asheri community that wish to appreciate the endeavors of their forefathers, whilst acknowledging their current struggles and aiming to remain united throughout the forthcoming generations.
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