France jurisdiction Jamat prepares for Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat

As anticipation builds for the upcoming Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat with Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Jamats of France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Côte d’Ivoire have set up special programmes to prepare for and celebrate the auspicious occasion.  Volunteers line up to collect special-edition Mulaqat uniformsPHOTO: THE.ISMAILI From Paris to Brussels to Geneva, Murids have written messages for…

Prince Aly Muhammad opens World Partnership Walk in Toronto

Prince Aly Muhammad, the youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, joined a crowd of thousands on 17 June to launch the 34th annual World Partnership Walk in Toronto, an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). There was a palpable sense of anticipation as walkers and volunteers gathered at David Pecaut Square in downtown…

Can Native Americans change US politics? | The Stream — Al Jazeera Video

November’s midterm elections could be a pivotal moment in the United States. Not only could the balance of power in congress shift, but the representation of Native Americans in politics could grow significantly. Representation is something Deb Haaland, Peggy Flanagan, Sharice Davids, and Joseph Blanchard take seriously. The candidates are part of a group of…

Celebrating Dads around the World — Aga Khan Foundation USA Org

In every country, every city, and every village around the world, we find strong, compassionate, and loving dads who are the heroes in their kids’ lives. This Father’s Day, we’re saying thank you to those dads for all that they do—and to you, for supporting them along the way! A CARING DAD IN INDIA Here,…

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion — PEW Research Center

Muslim societies have sometimes faced criticism for failing to adequately educate women. Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzaihave contributed to this perception, raising the question of whether Islam itself hampers women’s education. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment…

Hussein Rashid answers 5 questions from the We Are Human campaign — Pach org

This month, we chose Hussein Rashid as our featured PACH member. Hussein Rashid is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He works with a variety of NGOs, foundations, non-profits, and governmental agencies for content expertise on religion broadly, with a specialization on Islam. Learn more about Hussein and…

Teachers from California State University, Northridge, visit Aga Khan Academy Mombasa

“The Academies have a dual mission: to provide an outstanding education to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds, and to provide world-class training for a growing corps of inspiring teachers.” Mawlana Hazar Imam, Peterson Lecture, Meeting of the International Baccalaureate, Atlanta, 18 April, 2008. A student reading at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. The Aga Khan…