Inspirational Ismaili women at the United Nations — By Nadia Hasham

The Ismaili had the opportunity to speak with four Ismaili women working at the United Nations (UN) to learn about their careers, their work, and the role of the UN over its 74 year history. Samina, Nahla, Nazneen and Shenaz have spent many years working across various agencies and departments of the UN. Here they…

European Youth Camp celebrates the spirit of One Jamat — The Ismaili

I’m surrounded by young people from all over Europe. Everyone looks, dresses and behaves differently. Actually we can hardly understand each other and have to use gestures to communicate. At home we eat different foods and have different customs, but here we are brothers and sisters in faith: This is European Youth Camp, and we…

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…

Imamat Day Special on the occasion of Salgirah of Imam e Zaman: – "Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas" by Taufiq Karmali — JollyGul com | Also watch Introducing Zoya (Salgirah 2019 Special)

“Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas” recited by Taufiq Karmali – with music and running lyrics and translations. “Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas” munajat (prayer, supplication) started getting recited on the succession of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah as our 48th Imam in 1885. The 134 year tradition has continued to date and the munajat is now recited on…

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,…

Converting digital acumen into social capital —By Faiza Virani | Ismaili entrepreneurs who have ventured onto the app space, and are helping others through their technology

Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into other areas such as games, location-services, purchasing, and countless others. Here we feature three Ismaili entrepreneurs who have ventured onto the app space, and are helping others through their technology. Originally intended to help with productivity…

Space Camp 2019: Launching into orbit — By Noureen Lakhani, Aisha Ali

In an effort to better understand the mysteries of the cosmos, and taking-off into its second year, Space Camp — an initiative of the Aga Khan Education Board (UK) — took 32 young participants from across the UK on an unforgettable space mission. Building on the success of the inaugural Space Camp in 2018, this…

Four Ismailis among thirty-three members selected for the National Youth Council by Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Four young Ismailis from Pakistan have been appointed onto the 33-member National Youth Council (NYC) recently established by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. The council’s mandate is to work for the upliftment of Pakistani youth and influence national policy and decision-making. Its members are prominent figures from various fields including Education, Sports, Religion,…

Discovering Islam in New York City: a tour of its Muslim History — By Nadia Hasham | New York Muslims make up 10 percent of the medical field, own 96,000 small businesses, and over 300 registered mosques

Muslims have been a part of New York City, even before New York was a city. Records show that Muslims arrived in the area as part of the Dutch settlement, New Amsterdam, since the 1600s. Today, there are now over 300 registered mosques in the City. This is how the Muslim Tour of Harlem, a…

Young Ismailis make a significant contribution to wider society — By Inaara Gangji

Motivated, young Ismailis from across the globe are involved in civil society initiatives that serve their communities and societies, often started by themselves, and are gaining recognition at national and international levels. Involvement of youth in their communities is crucial to fostering a sense of empathy and encouraging participation in civil society initiatives for the…