UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Global Centre for Pluralism Secretary-General John McNee, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN / Safiq Devji
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Global Centre for Pluralism Secretary-General John McNee, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN / Safiq Devji
UN Secretary-General visits the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
UN Secretary-General visits the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
12 February 2016

Ottawa, 11 February 2016 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honour at a private luncheon at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat today. The event underscored the importance of accommodating and valuing diversity around the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.
Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.
VIDEO: AKDN seeks to sustain hope in Syria says Hazar Imam
VIDEO: AKDN seeks to sustain hope in Syria says Hazar Imam
4 February 2016

London, 4 February 2016 — Deploring the devastation in war-ravaged Syria, Mawlana Hazar Imam called for the establishment of “islands of stability” to provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict. Hazar Imam pledged $200 million towards achieving peace, stability, and reconstruction in the country.

Top Ismaili athletes will compete between 22 - 29 July at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai. GJG
Top Ismaili athletes will compete between 22 - 29 July at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai. GJG
Jubilee Games set for last week of July
Jubilee Games set for last week of July
11 January 2016

10 January 2016 — National Ismaili Councils worldwide announced today that the 2016 Jubilee Games will be held between 22 – 29 July in Dubai.

The 2015 Gulf Games included competition in badminton, basketball, cricket, football, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, throwball, as well as international and traditional volleyball. Ismaili Council for the UAE
The 2015 Gulf Games included competition in badminton, basketball, cricket, football, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, throwball, as well as international and traditional volleyball. Ismaili Council for the UAE
VIDEO: Athletes of the Gulf region unite for Ismaili Games
VIDEO: Athletes of the Gulf region unite for Ismaili Games
7 January 2016

As the year drew to a close, Ismaili Muslim athletes from across the Gulf region came together in Dubai to take part in the 2015 Gulf Games. The event was a qualifier for the Jubilee Games — also set to take place in Dubai later this year.

Ismaili Council President Nawaaz Gulam and National Team Kenya Games Coordinator Reshma Khan light the torch symbolising the start of the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015. Ejaz Karmali
Ismaili Council President Nawaaz Gulam and National Team Kenya Games Coordinator Reshma Khan light the torch symbolising the start of the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015. Ejaz Karmali
Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 opens with great splendour
Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 opens with great splendour
19 December 2015

Nairobi, 18 December 2015 — A jubilant excitement was palpable as athletes, officials, volunteers, members and leaders of the Jamat convened at the Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi on a sunny Friday morning to officially open the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Yoweri Museveni on the land granted in Nakawa for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. AKDN / Will Boase
Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Yoweri Museveni on the land granted in Nakawa for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. AKDN / Will Boase
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces teaching hospital for Uganda
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces teaching hospital for Uganda
17 December 2015

Kampala, 17 December 2015 — The Aga Khan University will build a world-class teaching hospital in the heart of Kampala on land granted by the Government of Uganda, announced Mawlana Hazar Imam today. Together with the President and Prime Minister of Uganda, he took part in ceremonies marking the granting of land and initiation of the new University Hospital in Kampala.

Ismaili Council President Minaz Jamal and AKDN Representative Mahmood Ahmed accompany Mawlana Hazar Imam and Minister Tumwesigye Elioda from the plane. AKDN / Will Boase
Ismaili Council President Minaz Jamal and AKDN Representative Mahmood Ahmed accompany Mawlana Hazar Imam and Minister Tumwesigye Elioda from the plane. AKDN / Will Boase
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement
16 December 2015

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

TheIsmaili can now be accessed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the web. TheIsmaili.org
TheIsmaili can now be accessed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the web. TheIsmaili.org
TheIsmaili now on Facebook and YouTube
TheIsmaili now on Facebook and YouTube
13 December 2015

The Ismaili Muslim community now has a new official page on Facebook and a channel on YouTube. The expanded social media presence will permit more members of the Jamat and the wider public to reach TheIsmaili content on a broader range of platforms.

Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah
Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrates Jamhuri Day in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrates Jamhuri Day in Kenya
12 December 2015

Nairobi, 12 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Nairobi this evening after participating in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Kenya for Jamhuri Day
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Kenya for Jamhuri Day
11 December 2015

Nairobi, 11 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya today, where he will participate in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Prince Amyn with members of the Jamat, who had gathered at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka to greet him. AKDN Bangladesh
Prince Amyn with members of the Jamat, who had gathered at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka to greet him. AKDN Bangladesh
Prince Amyn visits Bangladesh
Prince Amyn visits Bangladesh
8 December 2015

Prince Amyn travelled to Bangladesh last week, where he presented his credentials to the government as Mawlana Hazar Imam’s personal representative. During the three-day visit, he also toured the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka and met with Jamati and AKDN leaders.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University. Farhez Rayani
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University. Farhez Rayani
VIDEO: Fragmented planet in need of a cosmopolitan ethic
VIDEO: Fragmented planet in need of a cosmopolitan ethic
13 November 2015

Cambridge, MA, 13 November 2015 — For decades, technology and globalisation have been held up as a panacea for humanity’s ills. But although today’s world is now more connected than ever before, it has also become more fragmented.

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