Incredible performances by the youth entertain the Jamat at the Mulaqat Mela

In preparation for Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit, the Ismaili Centre Dubai is vibrant with activity and excitement. Mawlana Hazar Imam will be visiting the United Arab Emirates on the official invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. During his visit, Hazar Imam will meet with the UAE Jurisdiction Jamats.

The ethic of service to the Jamat has long been an important part of the Ismaili Tariqah. Shabnam Dharsani speaks to volunteers from different backgrounds to learn more about their experiences of working with the Ismaili Volunteer Corps.

Mr Ferid Nandjee, Diplomatic Representative of AKDN West Africa, delivers a Diamond Jubilee commemorative speech.

AKDN West Africa commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam with a diplomatic reception in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 8 December, 2017.

Global Encounters is now accepting applications from Ismaili students from around the world to participate in a transformative service learning experience in areas of the world where Imamat institutions have made a significant impact.

Wishing everyone across the world a very happy new year and all the best for 2018.

Left to right: Dr Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-te​m, Princess Zahra Aga Khan Member, AKDN Board of Directors, and Hafiz Sherali, Ismaili Council for Pakistan President, applauding the performance at the institutional dinner held at Serena Hotel Islamabad

On 11 December, 2017, during Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, the Ismaili Council for Pakistan hosted a dinner in honour of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University. The dinner was attended by Princess Zahra along with other trustees and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network and Jamati institutions.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, at the dinner hosted by Chief Minister of Sindh, in honour of the Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the country

During his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, who also hosted a reception in honour of Hazar Imam on 16 December. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman, along with other key government officials, and AKDN and Jamati leadership were also present.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration of the CIME’s facility.

Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan University (AKU) Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals, on 15 December.

The Ismaili Community celebrated the inauguration of Jubilee Arts this month, as the Gulf communities fell under the sway of an arts exhibition, unveiling the rich cultural diversity and talents of the local Jamats.

President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam at Karachi Airport

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Karachi on 19 December after concluding a historic 13-day visit to Pakistan.

Register today at Jamatkhana to experience the various events and programs that will take place during the Diamond Jubilee year. 

Professor Saulat Fatmi shares how a low-cost innovation introduced by the Aga Khan University’s faculty is helping students learn about the inner workings of the heart.

Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan University (AKU) Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals, on 15 December.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh and Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, and greeted by Junior Guides and Shaheen Scouts from the Sindh Jamat upon his arrival at Karachi airport

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Karachi on 14 December, continuing his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan. 

On the auspicious occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's 81st birthday, the Jamati Institutions for the USA wish you and your family Salgirah Mubarak!

QOL Southeast Region Development Class

Time & Knowledge Nazrana: Building Institutional Capacity for the USA Jamat

On a pleasantly sunny Friday in November, thousands of runners and walkers from all over Dubai, converged on the perfectly manicured streets of Dubai Silicon Oasis, for the Emirates NBD Unity Run.  

Mawlana Hazar Imam walks through the Jamat during the Darbar at Garamchashma, Lower Chitral

Surrounded by the spectacular backdrops of the Hindu Kush and Karakorum mountain ranges — some of the highest in the world — Mawlana Hazar Imam graciously granted the Jamats of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral with Darbars on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan

On 10 December, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Gilgit in continuation of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar at Taus, Yasin

Mawlana Hazar Imam granted the Jamats of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral with Darbars on 9 and 10 December on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.

Volunteers of all ages celebrate as they exceed the goal of packing 60,000 meals in celebration of 60 years of Imamat.

With the spirit of Thanksgiving, more than 500 Ismaili volunteers, aged eight years and above, gathered at the Atlanta Northeast Jamatkhana to fight hunger and food insecurity in metro-Atlanta.  The Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and Feeding Children Everywhere, organized the 60 for 60: I-CERV Day of Service, with the goal of preparing 60,000 meals in commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee.