Pamir: exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan — The Calvert Journal

The Pamir — a range of mountains and high-altitude plateaus that stretches through Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan — offers visitors uncompromising terrain, stunning views, unmatched hospitality and distinctive religious traditions. Find out how to get around the New East’s most remote outposts Lake Karakol. Image: Ronan Shenhav under a CC licence (…) With Afghanistan…

A splendid collection of photos of the Aga Khan’s visits to Dubai as Ismailis in UAE prepare for Diamond Jubilee mulaqat

Originally posted on Barakah:
Compiled and prepared by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT (Editor Barakah.com, Simerg.com and Simergphotos.com) Dubai (left) Al Ras District, mid 1960s, and modern skyline with Burj Khalifa. Photos: Wikipedia “The transformation of the small trading port that was once Dubai into a vibrant metropolis has paralleled its demographic growth and cosmopolitan evolution. The intermingling…

Rise and decline of science in Islam — CaspianReport-Video

BAKU – With about 1.6 billion adherents, Islam is the second largest religion on Earth. Yet, its followers represent less than one percent of the world’s scientists. Only a handful of people from Muslim-majority countries have won Nobel Prizes in science. However, up until the Mongol siege of Baghdad in 1258, Islamic science was the…

More than Ever ‘AKU’ demonstrates how initiatives in healthcare, education and research are addressing today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges

We continue to focus on areas where our expertise can make the greatest difference. More than Ever demonstrates how our initiatives in healthcare, education and research are addressing today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges. Our dedication to excellence in all our efforts continues to guide our development. As we build new campuses for arts and sciences,…

The Aga Khan explained — By Janice Dickson. on ipolitics-Canada

The Aga Khan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Steven Senne (…) How is the Aga Khan viewed internationally? The Aga Khan is well respected internationally, largely because of his development programs, his dedication to eradicating poverty and helping those most in need. The AKDN operates in 30 countries, employs 80,000 people and its programs focus on health and…

New Gujarati Exhibition Opens in London: Exhibits from Gandhi’s and Jinnah’s Ancestral Home Spark New Interest in Diasporic Indians

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
New Gujarati Exhibition Opens in London Exhibits from Gandhi’s and Jinnah’s ancestral home spark new interest in diasporic Indians By Mohamed M Keshavjee Exhibition launch. Gujarati Yatra (Gujarati journey) an exhibition that captures the essence of a journey on the Indian Ocean that has been taking place for over a thousand…

Watch Videos on the beautiful Berlin –the capital of Germany

A tumultuous 20th century left Berlin filled with powerful sights — from evocative memorials, to surviving bits of its communist and fascist days, to its glass-domed Reichstag. We enjoy its now-trendy east side, its people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene. Reunited Berlin — perhaps the fastest changing and most happening city in Europe —…

Aga Khan University has Rs 103 billion annual economic impact in Pakistan

The Aga Khan University announced today the results of a landmark study which found that AKU has an annual economic impact in Pakistan of Rs 103 billion, or US$ 1 billion, supporting 42,000 jobs. The study also reports that AKU’s spending has a multiplier effect, with every rupee of its direct gross value added generating…

Rabbi Shapiro: Jerusalem as the capital of the "Jews" is a Zionist fiction, and conflicts directly with the teachings of Judaism | Watch Two videos

Rabbi Shapiro Reacts to Jerusalem Announcement Shapiro In depth analysis! Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro reacts to Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel, and explains that the Jewish people relate to Jerusalem as a holy city, not as a political capital city. Jerusalem as the capital of the “Jews” is a Zionist fiction, and conflicts directly…

Alumni, Aga Khan University: MBBS 1992 Giving Back, Fulfilling Dreams

Alumni and faculty members gathered this afternoon to celebrate a landmark gift to the Aga Khan University: the MBBS Class of 1992’s additional gift of $250,000 to the endowment fund previously established in 2012 to celebrate their 20th graduation anniversary. The MBBS Class of 1992 Endowment Fund was established to support the Medical College in…

Pakistan State Oil donates Rs20 million to AKUH for treatment of at least 40 children from humble background who are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

KARACHI (PR): Pakistan State Oil (PSX: PSO), the largest oil marketing company of the country, has donated Rs20 million to The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for treatment of at least 40 children from humble background who are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Photo Credit-Aga Khan University homepage The announcement came during an official…

Reading Guides on Selected publications by The Institute of Ismaili Studies

The reading guides available here on select IIS publications are meant to make these more accessible to the readers. Each reading guide features a brief introduction to the book together with a set of guiding questions and selected extracts to facilitate a thoughtful reading of the book.  Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis Between Revolution…