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Shamsha Isani

Three Ismailis express their views about their Ismaili identity.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the inauguration of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Ottawa, Canada on May 16, 2017
“O Mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord, who created you from a single soul, and from it created its mate, and from them twain hath spread abroad a multitude of men and women.” (Holy Qur’an, 4:1) 
A vegetable farmer in India trained to replace harmful pesticides with organic farming, by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, India

"There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their lot. Unless these unfortunates can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink back into renewed apathy, depredation and despair. It is for us who are more fortunate to provide that spark." -Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Baug Housing project at Versova, Mumbai, India, January 17, 1983

Recently, Sahil Badruddin, an interview host for OnFaith (, sat down with Dr. Eboo Patel.

Shamim Jiwani, a passionate early childhood educator based in Naperville, IL
Two educators build unexpected careers in education when they move to America - one preparing kids from infancy, and the other readying students for adulthood.