For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics” — Simerg com

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” Malik Talib The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12: “On behalf of the Canadian institutions and the entire Jamat,…

Institute of Ismaili Studies: North American Alumni Meet in Chicago

Alumni from across North America met in Chicago for their annual meeting on 24-26 August on the topic of “Faith and Social Change.” This year’s meeting attracted a record number of participants, bringing together over 50 alumni from Canada and the United States. Speakers at the meeting included the Honourable Mobina Jaffer (Senate of Canada),…

Milad-un-Nabi – Article at The Ismaili Org

Milad-un-Nabi Calligraphy bearing the name of Prophet Muhammad. Calligrapher: Hattat Aziz Efendi This week, Muslims around the world commemorate Milad-un-Nabi, literally meaning the “birth of the Prophet.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE and grew up to be a respected merchant, known for…

Qatar Foundation launches new Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics

Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a centre specializing in both Islamic legislation and ethical thought, was launched yesterday. The launch took place at a one day conference on Islamic ethics,…

ICDP and AKRSP held one day workshop on enhancing employ-ability and leadership – by G. H. Farooqui at Ground Report com

ON day workshop on 2nd Dialogue on Enhancing employability and leadership in Youth (EELY) was held for small organizations.   CHITRAL: A day long second dialogue on Enhancing Employability and Leadership in Youth (EELY) was held in a local hotel for members of different village organizations, women organizations and youth organizations. The workshop was conducted…

Jamati members combine faith and innovation to help the environment

Source: The Ismaili ***** Puffins breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs and islands. Together with other seabirds, they are threatened by habitat destruction due to climate change and pollution. Photo: Chris Goldberg Each year, thousands of sea birds and marine mammals in the United States die as a result of being strangled in plastic….

Pakistan: Edhi Foundations founder Abdul Sattar Edhi is to Karachi what Mother Teresa was to the poor of Calcutta: a simple person with big heart and a ture Muslim

“I had accepted at the outset that charity was distorted and completely unrelated to its original concept. Reverting to the ideal was like diverting an ocean of wild waters. Another major obstacle in the promotion of welfare was exposed…the disgust of man towards mankind. There was only one expression, one reaction from everyone…cringing.” -Abdul Sattar…

USA: Hamida Madhani amazing artist with the heart for humanity

  Hamida Madhani is a Georgia based contemporary artist, college educator and an owner of a web development studio . She has been featured in numerous industry publications and has received awards for her artwork. She has also been active in community service. For the past few years she has donated several of her art…

New breed of social entrepreneurs foster ethical enterprise – The Ismaili Org

“Islam, therefore, guides man not only in his spiritual relationship with God, it also guides man in his relationship with his fellow men and his relationship with the material world around him. It encourages enterprise, but warns that enterprise, without a social conscience, is not acceptable. It is in this respect, where Islam’s message applies…

The Basic Moral Values of the Koran – The Malaysian Muslim Scholar Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar is one of Malaysia’s best-known human rights activists and public intellectuals. While being critical of western global hegemony, he says Muslims have to fundamentally re-evaluate their understanding of Islam and its traditions. By Yogi Sikand Having worked at several Malaysian universities, Chandra Muzaffar now heads the Kuala Lumpur-based ‘Just World Trust’, an NGO…