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Fatimid women owned land, property, jewelry, and textiles, one of the most prized commodities of the period. Made in Egypt in the 11th century, this lustre-painted dish depicts a richly-attired female figure holding a cup. The vegetal scroll-like patterns of her sleeves are mirrored in the dish’s overall decoration.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, we celebrate the achievements of notable Muslim women - historical and contemporary - who have inspired and continue to inspire people of all faiths, backgrounds, and fields of endeavour.

Sufi Voyage - Featuring the King of Qawwali Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Bollywood Music Composers Salim-Sulaiman will be coming together in a once in a lifetime performance that will feature Folk, Qawwali and Bollywood pop tunes. Due to popular demand, the event will be hosted twice on 10 July.  The event will also feature one of Tajikistan’s foremost musicians, Nobovar Chanorov, whose band is known as the Beatles of Tajikistan. This unprecedented combination of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Salim-Sulaiman, and Nobovar will mark the completion of the year-long Jubilee Concerts.   
 
Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets for the 1:30 PM show are still available. Get your tickets at jubilee.blueticket.pt

The Ismaili Centre, London, in collaboration with the Institute of Ismaili Studies will host a conversation with Dr Shainool Jiwa, the author, with Mahmood Ahmed about her new publication. The event is due to begin at 8:15pm BST on Thursday 26 April and will be webcast live at http://the.ismaili/live

Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.

The World of the Fatimids, the newest exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, launched on 12 March in Toronto. Prince Amyn delivered the keynote address for the opening of the exhibition, which explores the Fatimid period through artefacts and objects from the 10th and 11th centuries.

A view of the courtyard of the mosque of al-Azhar in Cairo. Bernard O'Kane

Leading historian of Islamic art and culture, Professor Bernard O’Kane offers a peek at the architectural accomplishments of the Fatimids in Egypt. On 21 February, he will speak on the same topic at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

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