The Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) represents a combination of two cherished Ismaili traditions: (i) submitting to the Imam of the time an unconditional Nazrana (gift) in commemorating epochal events, as a gesture of love and homage, and (ii) offering one’s intellectual capacity to assist the Imamat’s efforts for the progress of the Jamat, and the communities within which the Jamat lives. We invite you to explore the various sections of this website. Here, you will obtain an understanding of the philosophy and significance of TKN and discover how the knowledge and skills offered by TKN volunteers have substantially contributed to the work of the AKDN and Jamati Institutions for the progress and development of the Jamat and the wider societies in which the Jamat lives.

Volunteers in Action

Adding a Magic Touch to the Classroom
7 July 2017 | Article

Alif Khalfan was selected to participate with other field professionals as a teacher and...

Taking Off to Build Local Capacity for Early Childhood Development
30 June 2017 | Article

“When I submitted my TKN Niyat in 2007, I had no idea how things would transpire over...

Training the Global CAB System: A Commitment to Excellence
24 May 2017 | Article

On July 11, 2012, the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (“...

Food Services and Nutrition Consultant making an international contribution
26 April 2017 | Article

After leaving her home town 35 years prior, Vancouver’s Habiba Teja was excited to...

Diamond Jubilee

The Ismaili Muslim Community is commemorating 60 years since His Highness the Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on 11 July 1957.