Today, TheIsmaili.org is pleased to launch a new section of the website dedicated to the Ismaili Centres around the world. The section includes a selection of speeches, photographs, video clips, press releases, as well as architectural and historical information for each Centre. It also links to existing stories on the website that highlight the various ways in which these buildings are utilised.
The Ismaili Centres section includes a selection of speeches, photographs, video clips, press releases, as well as architectural and historical information about each Centre. Copyright: TheIsmaili.org
The Ismaili Centres are symbolic markers of the permanent presence of the Ismaili community in the regions in which they are established. Architecturally unique, each building is a safeguard and a symbol of the core values that the Jamat holds dear.
Presently, there are four Ismaili Centres in London, Burnaby, Lisbon and Dubai. The opening of a new Centre in Dushanbe is imminent, and two others, in various stages of development, are currently being established in Toronto and Houston.
The Centres serve as ambassadorial hubs, representing the community's attitude towards the Muslim faith and modern life, while extending a hand of friendship and understanding to enhance relationships among faith communities, government and civil society. They are, therefore, not only places for spiritual search, but also spaces for broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation of pluralism.
Enhanced website navigation
Together with the launch of the Ismaili Centres section, a new navigation feature has also been added to the website. At the top of each web page, to the left of the search box, is our new GO menu.
The GO menu provides a quick an easy way to navigate to any of the featured sections of TheIsmaili.org, including the Golden Jubilee Archive, the Nutrition Centre and the new Ismaili Centres section. Give it a try – we hope that it makes exploring TheIsmaili.org a little bit easier!