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…

Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon — The Ismaili | Watch video

At a special dinner hosted in Lisbon on 13 April 2019, the Aga Khan University (AKU) celebrated its partnership with Portuguese universities on research and development initiatives. The event was attended by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra. The AKU Board of Trustees welcomed representatives from Portugal’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education; the…

Many of the beneficiaries of Aga Khan Music Initiative have now become regionally and/or internationally renowned musicians and promoters of the cultural values of their respective countries says Ahram Online

‘Music binds people together’: Prince Amyn Aga Khan during celebration of music awards in Lisbon — By Ati Metwaly  on Ahram org The Aga Khan Music Initiative launched its first-ever music awards with a grand gala held at the Calouste Gulbenkian centre in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday The Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Pedro Neves during…

Distinguished finalists perform for Master Jury at Aga Khan Music Awards

Earlier today, finalists for the Aga Khan Music Awards’ Award in Performance category performed for a live audience, which included Prince Amyn, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad.  The Award in Performance is conferred in recognition of high distinction and innovation in the performance of a traditional or tradition-based genre, style, or repertoire. The Awards…

Lisbon, Portugal: Mawlana Hazar Imam to preside over inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards | Concert on Friday 29 March and Awards Ceremony on Sunday 31 March | Events to webcast live

  Laureates of the 2019 Aga Khan Music AwardsPHOTO: AKD Later this month, Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. Taking place from 29-31 March at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Aga Khan Music Awards will feature three days of concerts and events honouring the laureates…