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.
Muslims have been a part of New York City, even before New York was a city. Records show that Muslims arrived in the area as part of the Dutch settlement, New Amsterdam, since the 1600s. Today, there are now over 300 registered mosques in the City. This is how the Muslim Tour of Harlem, a historic neighborhood in New York, begins. Katie Merriman, a doctoral student of religious studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill escorted a group of New York City Ismailis on a tour of 400 years of Muslim history in New York. On a three-hour walking tour, participants expanded their knowledge of how Muslims have contributed to their city and continue to do so.
Following the success of the first edition of Madagascar's National Arts Festival in 2018, a second edition of the festival was organised on March 23rd at the American Centre in Antananarivo.
The 13th century Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Rumi once said, “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…” perhaps hinting at the reality that, while consumed by the responsibilities and distractions of daily life, many of us are yet to find the creative gifts that lie hidden within.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a non-profit organization representing the real estate land development industry provides education and advocacy with the objective of building better, more inclusive, and more sustainable urban communities.
Fostering art and culture through live performances is one of the program objectives of Ismaili Centres. In partnership with Prabhas Arts, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto hosted a Kathak Dance performance titled Dhamaar a Fantasy of Kathak Dance.