History, the arts, and pandemics — By Nazim Karim on The Ismaili

Paintings, literature, and films, amongst other forms of art, are repositories of a society’s collective memory. They have much to tell us about prior pandemics, their impact, and what we can learn from these impressions today. Egyptians boarding boats on the Nile during a cholera epidemic. Charles Auguste Loye 1841-1905.IMAGE: WELLCOME COLLECTION “Ars longa, vitas…

Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam, 23 May 2020 — The Ismaili, Global

On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the worldwide Jamat. English | Français | Português | العربية  | فارسی | ગુજરાતી | Русский | اردو | Tочики My beloved spiritual children, On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, I send my special loving blessings…

International Office Established at University of Central Asia (UCA)

An International Office (IO) has been established at UCA with the aim of providing leadership in the pursuit of academic and operational excellence through international cooperation, and strategic partnerships. The Office aims to coordinate and facilitate all relevant cooperation and strategic opportunities to maintain academic excellence in line with UCA’s mission of developing mountain societies….

The Ismaili: Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam — 23 April 2020, Global

The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the global Jamat. My beloved spiritual children, My Jamat is aware that the Covid-19 virus has created a global crisis that is also affecting the Jamat worldwide. As Imam-of-the-Time, I have recommended the Jamati and AKDN institutions and agencies to closely monitor…

Mawlana Hazar Imam sends a message for the Jamat — The Ismaili, Global

On the occasion of Navroz, The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, which includes a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam. My dear Malik, On the occasion of Navroz, I send to my worldwide Jamat my best blessings for peace and happiness in their lives….

Simerg com: A Superb Life-Size Depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Download High Resolution Photo

By MALIK MERCHANT Please click on photo below to view/download a high resolution image AGA KHAN IV (Screenshot from Simerg com) A life-size depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mawlana Hazar Imam is depicted with other Honorary Canadian Citizens in a…

Salgirah Khushiali Mubarak, 13 December 2019

On 13 December 2019, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 83rd birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time. Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.PHOTO: THE.ISMAILI/ FARHEZ…

Fair Observer com: Shattering Stereotypes With Aga Khan IV and the Ismaili Community — Article by Sahir Dewji

A Muslim leader dispels fears of diversity and Islamophobia by fostering a cosmopolitan ethic through architecture. Ismaili Centre Toronto © Karima Jivani The rise of Islamophobia and the increase in hate crimes targeted at Muslims point to the lasting effect of Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis. Twenty-three years after the publication of his book,…

Serving with a smile in Portugal — By Hannah Sabjaly

Ever since Ismailis began to settle in Portugal in the 1970s, members of the Jamat have contributed their time and talents on a voluntary basis towards the development of the community and wider society. Here, we share the stories and experiences of Portuguese volunteers across generations, united by a lifetime of service.   Volunteers have…

Canada: Mawlana Hazar Imam presides over 2019 Global Pluralism Awards — By Omar Rawji on The Ismaili

Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the Global Pluralism Award ceremony on Wednesday 20 November, a biennial event hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism. The Award recognises the extraordinary achievements of organisations, individuals, and governments around the world who exemplify living peacefully and productively with diversity. “The Award should serve as a reminder that we…

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada for Global Pluralism Awards ceremony

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada today, accompanied by Princess Zahra, in advance of a ceremony to recognise the recipients of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award. Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra were welcomed in Ottawa by Ismaili Council for Canada President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha, AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo, and Global Centre for…

Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of Paris Peace Forum | Hosted by President Macron in Paris | Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam attends dinner reception at the Élysée Palace

Earlier today, 12 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 30 world leaders for the opening session of the second Paris Peace Forum where he met with leaders and ministers from various countries.  Initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Forum was founded on the principle that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and…

Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon, News , Photos and Video

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended a special ceremony in Lisbon today, 8 November, to inaugurate the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a Da Vinci surgical system to the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central. The Da Vinci surgical equipment introduces cutting-edge, robotics-assisted technology for performing advanced operations on patients. Surgical robots…