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.
Anthropologist Dr. Zahra Jamal speaks to a cross-section of the Jamat to discover what being an American Ismaili Muslim means to them.
It is difficult to imagine the Ismaili community without the Jamatkhana, and yet it has not always been a part of the Jamat’s story.