In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
The Syrian Jamat commemorated Imamat Day in 2019 by reminiscing about Jubilee Arts during an event where artists came together to perform traditional songs and dances, demonstrating dedication, passion, and excellence in their performances.
After the International Arts Festival held in Lisbon in July 2018, the number of Ismaili artists in Syria has increased, with the offering of intensive training and rehearsals organised by the Ismaili Council. A host of artists came together to perform on the occasion of Imamat Day in 2019.
“Training and development of volunteer educators is a key priority of ITREB USA. During these sessions, participants engage with IIS scholars and each other to improve their pedagogical skills and content delivery. Crucially, we discussed ways in which they can facilitate the Jamat’s inquiries around their own faith, strengthen their sense of belonging in the community, and help them navigate contemporary ethical dilemmas.”
ITREB Chairman Murad Abdullah speaking about the Continuing Education Program (CEP)
The UN General Assembly proclaimed the first week of February each year as World Interfaith Harmony Week. Its resolution notes that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue are important dimensions of a culture of peace. We take a look at some initiatives taken by the US Jamat to reach out to members of other faith traditions.
The nature of life for the elderly has changed considerably in recent history. With advancements in science and healthcare, human lifespan has substantially increased and the majority of people in the world can expect to live past the age of 60. Jamati institutions in Pakistan have embarked on numerous initiatives to support the elderly and create opportunities for interaction between different generations.