The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy the Centre's beautiful garden.

Over the weekend of 9 and 10 June 2018, The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy ‘one of London’s best-kept secrets.’

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 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 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.

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.

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. 

Prince Aly Muhammad speaks at the World Partnership Walk Toronto of the devastating impact of climate change.

Prince Aly Muhammad, the youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, joined a crowd of thousands on 17 June to launch the 34th annual World Partnership Walk in Toronto, an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). 

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.

Facilitators group at the end of the programme.

Aashayein, a 20-day residential camp is conducted every year for the Ismaili youth between 16 - 22 years who live in the rural belts of Northern and Southern Saurashtra. Southern India Region has been hosting this camp for the last two years; this year the camp was held from 6th to 25th May. Aashayein includes  Personality Development and Self Enhancement Programs, English Training, Computer Training, City Skills, Entrepreneurial Development and Adventure Zone Activities for the youth

Presented to honour the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, a concert entitled Jubilee, hosted at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, will celebrate the diversity, richness, and vitality of Muslim musical heritage and its expression in contemporary music making. Musical innovators from the Aga Khan Music Initiative, Kronos Quartet, and the Bassekou Kouyate Trio will perform pieces inspired by diverse traditions, developed from the meeting of different cultures.

Join us at the.ismaili/live for the webcast.

Join us on Wednesday 20 June, at 8 PM UK time for a live webcast from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

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.

Dr. Hussein Rashid’s audience with Pope Francis at a conference on environmental care in September 2016

Professor Hussein Rashid discusses his work, perceptions of Muslims, cosmopolitan ethics, attitudes towards faith, materialism, and religious and cultural literacy.

For generations the Ismaili community is known for their love for music.  The stage was set at the Hasanabad grounds in Mazgaon for an all-India band competition of Scouts and Guides bands from Mumbai, Secunderabad, Surat, Hyderabad and Pune. A total of 14 bands took centre stage. The competition was an opportunity for the Scouters and Guiders who have been playing for the band and also training other kids to play in the band to fulfil a time-honoured tradition. 

 

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.

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.

Volunteers in action

As much as India needs the rain, it doesn’t need the floods. Last year’s monsoon season saw several major cities paralysed by the onslaught of endless rains, bringing havoc and devastation to several communities.

In Gujarat alone, as 17 districts witnessed extensive flooding, the government launched an extensive relief campaign and in the small town of Babra, as the Indian Air Force air dropped relief packages, the Ismaili community’s Taj volunteers joined them side-by-side.