Islamic Humanism: On-line Presentation by Professor Noor Gillani

Model of Individual Human Development to the Fullest Potential – Based on the Qur’anic Concept of Human Being

Introducing Noor Gillani, speaker ‪‎Global Peace Event‬Noor V. Gillani, D. Sc. is an Ismaili Muslim, of ethnic Indian origin, born in Tanzania, and educated in Tanzania, UK and USA.

Noor did his A.B cum laude at Harvard (1967), his doctorate (1974) at Washington U. in St. Louis (WUSTL) and then joined the WUSTL faculty, becoming Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1985). Noor joined NASA (Principal Res. Scientist) and the U. of AL in Huntsville (Prof. of Atmospheric Science) in 1995. He spent 15 years in these positions before retiring in 2010.

From 1987-97, he was Member of Aga Khan Education Board of the USA and Founder-National Director of its Project PIAR (fore-runner of ECDC) for child development and parent empowerment. It was for PIAR that he first developed his model of Islamic Humanism.

Read more of Noor Gillani’s bio here:

Over the past fifteen years, inspired by comments made by His Highness the Aga Khan, Dr. Gillani has developed a model of Islamic Humanism based on his personal interpretation of the Qur’anic concept of man. The model addresses both, the question of the purpose of human life and that of balancing our Muslim religious heritage with our non-Muslim Western environment.

Watch this presentation in full-screen High definition, with quality time on your hands.


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Author: Arif Ali

Arif lives miles away from the crowded city of Chicago. He has interest in technology, spirituality, religion, psychology and community. Find him somewhat engaged on Twitter.

2 thoughts

  1. I watched Noor’s presentation Arif and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to your technical prowess many of us from all over the world were able to watch Noor’s presentation live on our computers. Clearly this presentation represents a distillation of years of intense study and reflection by Noor and we are the beneficiaries of his hard work.


    1. Thank you Easy Nash for watching the presentation and enjoying it. We were lucky to have been able to host Dr. Noor Gillani, who shared his tremendous insights and knowledge on the topic of Islamic values and ethics.


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