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The Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Random circular roof openings allow daylight into the prayer hall creating an ornate pattern on the floor, enhancing spirituality through light.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was conceptualised with the hope of creating a platform to cultivate conversation and debate about the built environment and provide direction for the betterment of human life through its enhancement. Award-winning architect and Steering Committee member Marina Tabassum spoke to The Ismaili to continue the conversation.

Children listen attentively to Sonia Mackwani during a storytelling session.

Civil Society has the potential to play a fundamental role in bringing about change for a brighter future. This article features stories of individuals who have brought about change and bettered the lives of others, illustrating that each of us, in our own special way, can can help one another to build a better future.

Khurrum Wahid, another candidate for the position of Coral Springs Commissioner Seat 2, addresses the Ismaili Jamat present at the Meet and Greet.

In a Meet and Greet event hosted in the Ft. Lauderdale Jamatkhana, attendees had an opportunity to have their voices heard by the six candidates running for the position of Coral Springs Commissioner Seat 2. The event included an audience of Jamati and other community members.

Members of Miami Jamat engaged in games after Jamatkhana ceremonies.

Three local members from Miami translated vision into reality. This program directly benefits the mental health, confidence levels, and social skills of individuals. The advantages:  newly gained traits will not only enhance the feeling of community belonging, but will also reflect positively outside the Ismaili community—confident youth, a new skill set, and better mental health.

Yasmin Dharamsi (on left in red shirt), with President Zahra Hayat-Daya of the Council for Florida (in blue) and other participants in the Parkland Dash.

Most of us have thought of running a marathon or a race, but very few of us have actually ran one, let alone finish in top positions among hundreds of other runners.

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