The Ismaili: Aga Khan Award for Architecture concludes with Winners’ Seminar

On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.  The Winners’ Seminar is traditionally held after the Award Ceremony, and provides a platform…

Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, near Bethlehem is a winning projects of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture | The Museum Symbolising resistance to the West Bank’s military occupation

Built to celebrate Palestinian heritage and with a stated aim to ‘foster a culture of dialogue and tolerance’, the museum is a flagship project of Palestine’s largest NGO, with support from nearby Birzeit University. Video on the Museum The site is defined by agricultural terraces formed of dry-stone walls (sanasil) erected by local villagers to…

Kazan,Tatarstan-Russia: Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Presentation Ceremony

“I believe that we all have a responsibility to improve the quality of life whenever and wherever that opportunity arises.  Our commitment to influencing the quality of architecture – intellectually and materially – grows directly out of our commitment to improving the quality of human life.” Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim As-Salam-Alai-Kum, Peace be upon you Your Excellency Mintimer…

From wasteland to environment protection marvel: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Centre makes history | Won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

Kazan, Tatarstan: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Cente — a marvel created out of a wasteland — made history by becoming the first environment protection zone to win the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment Protection Areas Authority (EPAA) received the award from Prince Kareem Aga Khan, the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits historic city of Bolgar in Tatarstan | Visits historic sites, participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony

Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. During his time in Bolgar, Hazar Imam participated in…

Imamat Day 2019 – "4 Precious Moments" — JollyGul com Video

JollyGul.com “4 Precious Moments” video is the last of the 3 videos we are presenting to the Jamat for Imamat Day 2019. We celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s leadership and his unconditional & boundless love for us all in this 5-minute video. Listen to the instrumental version of “saaheb jee tu(n) more man bhaave” ginan as…

World Environment Day: ‘The gift of nature’— By Rabia Kara

The word environment has many layers of meaning. It can be understood as our surroundings, conditions, or the natural world as a whole. It is comprised of our planet and its atmosphere, humans, animals, plants, and built structures that societies construct. The environment is all around us, and everyday we live within it. The faith…

Australia: Melbourne Pipe Band brings community together

Music plays a vital role in culture and society alike, not only for expressing ourselves but also for promoting and uplifting physical and mental wellbeing. Music allows people from all different backgrounds to come together to appreciate and engage with their traditions, while also forming connections with one another.  The Melbourne Pipe Band came together…

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…

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…