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.
In Islamic belief, caring for the poor and the needy is a long established tradition. Serving orphaned children is especially commended, as quoted in the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family). With this in mind, young members of the Ismaili Volunteers Corps and the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides in Uganda gathered in June to serve hearty meals to orphaned children at the Kasanagati Orphan Fans Society in Kawanda.
All music arrangements and recording by Zakir Suthar and Rahul Ghalib Verma.
Rolando Pablos, Texas Secretary of State, along with members of his staff, visited the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.
Plano Jamatkhana partnered with the Thanks-Giving Foundation and the Crow Collection of Asian Art to host a performance of The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano hosted an interfaith event, where people of all religions were invited to learn more about the Ismaili Muslim community to bridge the gap with the greater Plano community.