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From the split of the Sunni and Shi’a, to the branches of Shi’a communities, Dr. Daftary provides an overview of the evolution of branches of Islam.  

Carla Power signs a copy of her book for guests in attendance.

Speaking to an audience of more than 100 on Sunday, January 22, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano, Power attempted to cut through prejudiced depictions of both Islam and Muslims in her new book If the Oceans Were Ink.

Book: A Short History of the Ismailis Daftary
A Short History of the Ismailis by Farhad Daftary

A Golden Jubilee initiative, the Ismaili Community Ensemble (ICE) has gone from strength to strength, encouraging musical creativity, fostering community spirit and making themselves known within the wider community.


Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers acceptance remarks after being awarded the 2011 UCSF Medal at the University’s Founders Day Banquet.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his acceptance remarks at a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April 2011, after being presented with the University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.