Mawlana Hazar Imam arriving at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London, July 1983.

As we prepare for Mawlana Hazar Imam's arrival in the United Kingdom, we look back on previous visits which included Mawlana Hazar Imam meeting with the country's leaders, establishing new projects and institutions, and meeting with the Jamat. This photo gallery showcases some of his visits over the years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves goodbye to Jamati leaders, shortly before departing Houston, completing his Diamond Jubilee visit.

If you missed the screenings in Jamatkhana, the 40-minute film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States is now available online.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Paris.

Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Paris yesterday for the France jurisdiction Jamat.

“Danger in the Desert” by Carl Haag (1867). European orientalist artists often depicted the Muslim world through a lens of violence, barbarism, backwardness, exoticness, and in other cases, presenting women as oppressed.
Did you know that stereotypes and misperceptions of Islam and Muslims have existed in the Western world for centuries?
Jahanara Mirzai was motivated to volunteer after her experience serving during the Golden Jubilee

With Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit quickly approaching, thousands of volunteers are working all hours, preparing to host Jamats from Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and across the UK.

The International Talent Showcase (ITS) is a celebration of some of the best performing arts talent from our Jamat around the world. In this video, you will get a glimpse into the talent that will take to the grand stage during ITS this summer.

In anticipation of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon this July, here are some fun facts about Portugal. Come back to visit this page often as we will continue to add fun facts about Portugal!

Volunteers line up to collect special-edition Mulaqat uniforms

As anticipation builds for the upcoming Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat with Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Jamats of France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Côte d’Ivoire have set up special programmes to prepare for and celebrate the auspicious occasion. 

There is so much to see and do this July at the inaugural Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival (IAF). Start planning for your time in Lisbon by reading through these five suggestions.

An afternoon performance of Sufi Voyage has been added to the Diamond Jubilee Celebration schedule, for which tickets are now available to purchase.

Evening view of the Aga Khan Centre at King's Cross, London.

Next week, the Aga Khan Centre will be opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Situated at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter, the Aga Khan Centre — home to the UK institutions founded by Mawlana Hazar Imam — will be a place for education, cultural exchange, and insight into Muslim civilisations.

The entire troupe of dancers from Stories perform a swing routine to the sounds of live vocalists and instrumentalists as part of the show finale.

Stories: Our American Journey, is a full-scale theatrical production that tells the stories of our community over the past 60 years and brings those stories to life though mesmerizing performing arts such as music, dance, song, and poetry.

Jubilee Arts has uncovered some of the finest performing arts talent within the Jamat and is ready to host them on the global stage.

The inaugural Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival to be held in Lisbon this July will feature the International Talent Showcase, presenting musical renditions, dance pieces, and stage talent from across the world.

March 1, 2018 was a day of immense joy and special happiness for the Ismailis of the Western India Jamat as they gathered in Mumbai for the Diamond Jubilee Darbar of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Thousands of hearts and souls pierced the atmosphere with spiritual energy.

 

The exhibited artwork to be displayed in Lisbon has been selected from thousands of submissions through National Arts Festivals around the world.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018 will host the inaugural Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival this July. The International Art Gallery will feature art pieces from all over the world, and provides an opportunity for budding artists to get involved through workshops and panels.

Roshni was a series of enlightening concerts celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in JUne 2018, featuring the Imam's previous visits to the United Kingdom. It took the jamat on an emotional trip down memory lane, through music, film and dance.

 
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Mumbai.

If you missed the screenings in Jamatkhana, the film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to India is now available online. This 50-minute film recounts the history of the Ismaili Imamat in India, preparations by the Jamat, and the programme undertaken by Mawlana Hazar Imam during his 10-day visit to the country.