In a kiss of torches, Salim Ahmed receives the Olympic flame in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
In a kiss of torches, Salim Ahmed receives the Olympic flame in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Olympic Torch Bearers from the Ismaili community carry the flame in Vancouver
Olympic Torch Bearers from the Ismaili community carry the flame in Vancouver
8 February 2010

When the Olympic Cauldron was lit at BC Place Stadium, the fire that set it alight came by way of 25 members of the Ismaili community. Like thousands of their fellow Canadians, they were chosen to carry the flame as it made its way across Canada in the months leading up to the Games.

Hussain Rajwani (right) of Sydney, Australia was awarded second prize in a Toastmasters divisional competition.
Hussain Rajwani (right) of Sydney, Australia was awarded second prize in a Toastmasters divisional competition.
Jamati member from Australia earns second prize in Divisional Toastmasters competition
Jamati member from Australia earns second prize in Divisional Toastmasters competition
11 January 2010

Hussain Rajwani of Sydney, Australia was recently placed second in a Toastmasters divisional competition. Toastmasters International is a global organisation dedicated to public speaking and oral communication, enhancing leadership skills and confidence.

California First Lady Maria Shriver converses with Dr Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for the USA and Dr Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, President of the Ismaili Council for the Western United States, at the Sponsors’ Reception for the Women&rs
California First Lady Maria Shriver converses with Dr Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for the USA and Dr Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, President of the Ismaili Council for the Western United States, at the Sponsors’ Reception for the Women&rs
Ismaili Council for USA sponsors 2009 Women’s Conference in California
Ismaili Council for USA sponsors 2009 Women’s Conference in California
6 January 2010

The lsmaili Council for the USA was one of the sponsors at the 2009 Women’s Conference held in Los Angeles. The annual event, organised by California First Lady Maria Shriver, seeks to inspire, empower and educate women.

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain joined Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Le Nouvel Economiste award ceremony, where Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur o
Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain joined Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Le Nouvel Economiste award ceremony, where Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur o
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives “Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009”
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives “Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009”
21 December 2009

Mawlana Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur of the Year Award) presented to him by Le Nouvel Economiste, at a ceremony held on 17 December at the Cour des Comptes in Paris.

AKDN Representative Nazim Ahmad, Dinah Azevedo Gomes, Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji, and UN High representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Dr Jorge Sampaio participate in the proceedings of the 2009 Lisbon Forum hosted at th
AKDN Representative Nazim Ahmad, Dinah Azevedo Gomes, Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji, and UN High representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Dr Jorge Sampaio participate in the proceedings of the 2009 Lisbon Forum hosted at th
Ismaili Centre plays host to the 2009 Lisbon Forum
Ismaili Centre plays host to the 2009 Lisbon Forum
21 December 2009

In November, the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon was the venue of the 2009 Lisbon Forum, an annual event of the North-South Centre. Focused on the “creation of a culture of human rights through education,” the gathering was organised in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Aga Khan Development Network.

On Thursday, 17 December 2009, Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji  proudly carried the Olympic Torch along York Mills Road in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto. It represented to him a spirit of hope, peace and pluralism, as Olympic a
On Thursday, 17 December 2009, Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji  proudly carried the Olympic Torch along York Mills Road in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto. It represented to him a spirit of hope, peace and pluralism, as Olympic a
Ismaili community celebrates the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Don Mills
Ismaili community celebrates the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Don Mills
18 December 2009

Thursday afternoon, President Mohamed Manji of the Ismaili Council for Canada carried the Olympic torch through the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto. Earlier in the day, community members gathered for a pre-torch event hosted by the Ismaili community in partnership with the Flemingdon Food Bank.

President Manji waves at the residents of Don Mills as he carries the Olympic Torch along York Mills Road in Toronto.
President Manji waves at the residents of Don Mills as he carries the Olympic Torch along York Mills Road in Toronto.
Ismaili community celebrates the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Don Mills
18 December 2009

Thursday afternoon, President Mohamed Manji of the Ismaili Council for Canada carried the Olympic torch through the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto. Earlier in the day, community members gathered for a pre-torch event hosted by the Ismaili community in partnership with the Flemingdon Food Bank.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies launches a completely redesigned website
The Institute of Ismaili Studies launches a completely redesigned website
11 December 2009

The Institute of Ismaili Studies has launched a redesigned website featuring a fresh new look and additional functionality.

Huge crowds packed Trafalgar Square for Eid celebrations in London.
Huge crowds packed Trafalgar Square for Eid celebrations in London.
Ismaili Community Ensemble celebrates Eid in the Square
Ismaili Community Ensemble celebrates Eid in the Square
18 November 2009

In celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, the Mayor of London organised a live entertainment programme in Trafalgar Square this year. The Ismaili Community Ensemble was invited to take part in the event, which attracted thousands, and marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby (L to R): His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner for Uganda in Ottawa; Samira Alibhai, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia; His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Ugand
Gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby (L to R): His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner for Uganda in Ottawa; Samira Alibhai, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia; His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Ugand
Ugandan Vice President speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Ugandan Vice President speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
15 November 2009

On 25 October 2009, His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Uganda visited the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Accompanied by His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner of Uganda in Ottawa, he sought to reach out to the Canadian Ismaili community with an invitation to invest in the future of Uganda.

Gulam Juma, Coordinator of the FOCUS International Coordinating Committee and Mina Mawani, CEO of the Ismaili Council for Canada accepted a letter from the Government of Canada, recognising and honouring their respective organisations for their work in re
Gulam Juma, Coordinator of the FOCUS International Coordinating Committee and Mina Mawani, CEO of the Ismaili Council for Canada accepted a letter from the Government of Canada, recognising and honouring their respective organisations for their work in re
Canadian Government honours FOCUS and the Ismaili Council for Canada
Canadian Government honours FOCUS and the Ismaili Council for Canada
3 November 2009

At a recent ceremony in Toronto, Focus Humanitarian Assistance and the Ismaili Council for Canada were honoured for their work on refugee settlement. The occasion marked the 30th anniversary of the Private Sponsorship Program run by the Canadian Government, which has facilitated the admission to Canada of refugees originating from countries such as Afghanistan and Kosovo, allowing them to build new lives for themselves.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Governor Schwarzenegger engaged in conversation during the luncheon at Stanford Mansion.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Governor Schwarzenegger engaged in conversation during the luncheon at Stanford Mansion.
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs landmark agreements with California and Texas
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs landmark agreements with California and Texas
3 November 2009

Following his visit to Texas, Mawlana Hazar Imam traveled to Sacramento where he and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a landmark Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the State of California.

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