University of Saskatchewan- Geets Portal

“The tradition of composing gīts, as we know in its present form, has been associated particularly with Nizari Ismaili communities of South Asian origin…. Unfortunately, we know precious little about its development. As is the case with many folk traditions that have been orally transmitted, its historical origins are quite obscure. Moreover, the gīts themselves have never been systematically collected and documented.” – Professor Ali Asani, Harvard University
  The Gīt Tradition: A Testimony of Love – Ecstasy and Enlightenment: The Ismaili Devotional Literature of South Asia, 2002.

Geets portal is a joint initiative between Dr. Ali Asani of Harvard University and Karim Tharani of the University of Saskatchewan to preserve the oral tradition of geets and make geets digitally accessible to scholars, researchers, students as well as community members.
You can use many different search feature to search for the geet of your choice

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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