In mid-August (to be precise, on August 18, 2017), ITREB Bangladesh arranged a Talim Camp. The students of Religious Education Centre (from ECD to Secondary) gathered with teachers and volunteers for a day-long Talim Camp.

Dr. Mirza Kajani, Chairperson, Aga Khan Health Board for USA, and Greg Szekeres, Deputy Director of UCLA's Center for World Health, exchange documents recording the MOU between Aga Khan Health Service/Aga Khan University and UCLA's School of Medicine.
The Aga Khan Development Network is delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of California, Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine for intellectual stimulation and support in establishing world class standards of healthcare across AKDN institutions in East Africa.  

Communal festivals are usually a time of traditional rituals, as well as the sights, sounds and colors that signify happiness and rejoicing.  In the vein of anticipation and celebration, the Ismaili Centre Dubai hosted Rang-e-Henna, for the UAE Jamat on 9 July, 2017 in the Social Hall.

This year, on 11 July 2017, the Ismaili Community around the world marked the Diamond Jubilee and the 60th anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s ascension to the Imamat.

 

This year, on the 11 July 2017, the Ismaili Community around the world marked the Diamond Jubilee, and the 60th anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s ascension to the Imamat.

Creating a wave of change in urban Patna: Project Lehar

Project Lehar enables adolescent girls from disadvantaged communities in the Phulwarisharif and Danapur blocks of urban Patna to pursue either scholastic or vocational skills training. The scholastic support being provided in centres established by AKF aims to build the girls’ learning levels so that they can either re-join formal schooling or prepare for their Class 10 Board examinations through the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

On Sunday 9th July 2017 the Ismaili National Council for the United Kingdom hosted a reception for Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Mayor of Houston and members of the Houston Trade and Investment mission to the UK and Germany.

Mr Kamal Taj Performing at Ismaili Centre Dubai

Music has long been considered the language of the gods: the earliest philosophers have noted its capacity to move us towards the highest realms. Most religious traditions incorporate the use of music as as a means of religious expression and prayer.  One only has to listen to the rapturous singing of the choir in a church or the devoted singing of bhajans in a Hindu temple, to realize the potential of music to give flight to the soul. Music, according to Plato is a moral law: it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Members of the Diplomatic Community in Bangladesh

A special event was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, a 60-year period during which the Imam has dedicated efforts to improving the quality of life around the world.

At the forecourt of the Imam's residence at Aiglemont, LIF Chairman Dr Mahmoud Eboo offers Diamond Jubilee Mubarak greetings to Mawlana Hazar Imam and his family on behalf of the Jamati leaders present and all Ismailis around the world.

Yesterday, Ismaili Muslims all over the world symbolically crossed the threshold of Aiglemont and joined in procession with hundreds of senior Jamati leaders, as they called on the residence of the Imam of the Time to offer homage on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.

His Highness the Aga Khan and members of his family at the homage ceremony inaugurating his Diamond Jubilee on 11 July 2017.

On 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan commences his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He is only the fifth Imam in the 1,400 year history of the Ismaili Imamat to reach this epic milestone. 

 

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered a historic address to the Parliament of Canada on February 27, 2014. This extended video includes Hazar Imam and his family arriving at Parliament Hill, his meeting with the Prime Minister and the signing of the protocol agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada.

Governor General David Johnston speaking at the Inauguration of Global Centre for Pluralism in presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam

The heritage building at 330 Sussex Drive that now houses the Centre was built over a century ago. It once held the archives of the Dominion of Canada, and later served as the Canadian War Museum. The building has been beautifully restored to its new purpose as the home of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Youth playing a game of squash

The UAE Summer Games

Nazneen Shafi, Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, His Excellency and Mrs Joaquim Lemos, Ambassador of Portugal to the United Arab Emirates

Ismaili Centre Dubai celebrated the month of Ramadan by organising Suhoor events that reflect the values of pluralism and better quality of life.

Facilitator Team for Junior Jubilee

Students aged 8-12 gathered to celebrate the approach of the Diamond Jubilee, a kick-off event for this age group.

 

 

 

 

The Honorable Louis de Corail, Consul General of France in Atlanta was the keynote speaker at the book discussion of A Place of Miracles by Lee Hilling, a collaboration between the Aga Khan Council for the Southeastern United States and the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London attended at an Iftar meal at the Ismaili Centre, London to break the Ramadan fast after sunset. 

On 11 July 2012, the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (“ICAB”) received approval from Mawlana Hazar Imam to implement a new and unique training model for the global CAB system by utilising TKN volunteers. ICAB formed an international task force comprising of TKN volunteers to survey the needs of each National CAB; review literature on best practices; consult academic and training institutions; and, apply lessons learned from other Ismaili training programmes.