Students in Portugal inspired by the fragile beauty of the sea, Video – Ismaili students experience The Living Sea photo exhibition in Lisbon

Prince Hussain visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon yesterday to inaugurate an exhibition of artwork designed by students from the Portugal Jamat’s Talim (religious education) classes, inspired by The Living Sea photo exhibition currently on display at the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon. The visit followed a series of events in which…

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…

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…

The Living Sea: Photo-Essay by Hussain Aga Khan — Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Portugal. Exhibition 27 September to 29 December 2019

The exhibition The Living Sea uses the extraordinary photographs of Hussain Aga Khan as a point of departure to raise social awareness towards the sublime beauty, complexity and fragility of life in the oceans. The exhibition is complemented with multiple educational and scientific activities aimed at diverse audiences to stimulate broad conversations about scientific, environmental,…

Portugal : Europe’s oasis of social democracy | Germany: What is Social Democracy? Watch Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s videos

The Portuguese Socialists will most likely win this Sunday’s elections. But will its alliance with the radical left survive? Socialst leader Antonio Costa attends an election campaign event By Reinhard Naumann | 03.10.2019 Until recently, polls indicated a clear victory for the Socialist Party (PS) in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Portugal. Even the absolute majority…

Ismaili Centre Lisbon participates in Open Gardens Festival

On a sunny weekend earlier this summer, the gardens at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, along with other flourishing green spaces in the surrounding area, participated in the third edition of the Open Gardens Festival, welcoming visitors, and sharing its diverse flora with the public.   During the weekend, visitors had the opportunity to explore the…

Video: Amina J. Mohammed delivers the 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture

Many of the most intractable challenges we face today − from entrenched poverty to conflict-driven migration − stem from the exclusion and resentment of groups defined as “the other”. Pluralism represents a choice to see differences as contributing to the common good − an essential foundation for inclusive societies. Addressing inequality and exclusion is key…

Lisboa Padhraamñi – Geet by Shamshu Jamal

Lisbon Padhramni Our Musical Tribute In Celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Visit to Lisbon on the Occasion of His Diamond Jubilee We Humbly Present an ATImusic.com Production in association with Ruh Ki Awaaz – Voices from the Soul   #MyDJCLisboa  #LisbonPadhramni #ATImusic  #OneJamat  #ShamshuJamal  #Lisboa2018 #TheIsmaili  #DiamondJubilee  #RuhKiAwaaz info@ATImusic.com © ATI MUSIC PRODUCTIONS 2018 All…

Uncovering Portugalʹs Islamic roots: Where Christians pray facing towards Mecca — By Marta Vidal on Qantara de | There was co-existence and continuity between the north and the south of the Mediterranean

Archaeologists in Mertola have spent the last 40 years looking for traces of Portugalʹs Islamic past. What they found shows that Islam is not alien to Europe and has in fact deeply influenced Portuguese history and culture. By Marta Vidal When archaeologist Claudio Torres first visited Mertola, a small town in the south of Portugal,…

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam presented with the Keys of the City of Porto

Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, is known for its history, industry, and culture. At certain points in its history, the city has been occupied by the Celtic people, the Roman empire, and the Umayyad dynasty, which has lent a diverse character to the urban area. At a ceremony on 2 May 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam…