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.
Join us for the annual Milad-un-Nabi Lecture, to be hosted at the Ismaili Centre London on Wednesday 21 November. Entitled The Arab Spring — Quest for Social Justice, this year’s lecture will be presented by Masooda Bano, Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford. The presentation will be followed by an on-stage conversation with Sarah Bowen Savant, Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. The event is due to begin at 8:30 PM GMT, and will be webcast at the.ismaili/live.
Toronto, 8 June 2017 – The Canadian movie premiere of The Sultan and the Saint, a visionary film which speaks with urgency to our present, took place at the Aga Khan Museum before a sold-out audience. A second viewing took place at the Aga Khan Museum on 11 June 2017.
Toronto, 30 May 2017 – It was standing room only as His Worship, Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of the City of Calgary, spoke at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto about how civic engagement will enable Canada to thrive and prosper over the next 150 years. The evening was moderated by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor at The Walrus magazine.
Burnaby, 30 March 2017 – Yawm-e-Ali is the celebration of the birthday of Hazrat Ali, the first Shia Imam and the last of the four “rightly‐guided caliphs”. In commemorating Yaw’m-e-Ali, Syed Ali Abbas Razawi, Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, shared a moving and inspiring talk at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby about the principals of leadership, pluralism, respect and authority through examples set by Imam Ali. Two days later, Mr. Razawi addressed a full audience at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Mr. Razawi’s Toronto lecture was also webcast live on theIsmaili.org.