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A Kaleidoscope of Evolving Multiple Identities

With their presence in 25 countries across five continents, Ismailis are an international community, with trends of migration leading some of them from their settlements in Arabia, Persia and Indian subcontinent to Africa and further Westwards. This geographical spread of the community makes it difficult to categorisecategorize it by either nationality, language or culture. A better way to understand them is by keeping the Imam of the Time at the centre and reflecting about the identities of these various communities as evolving, through time and space.

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Sanitation is a pressing global developmental issue on which the Government of India has been working since the past two decades. In line with Government’s plans, AKAHI has been successfully working in the field of rural water, sanitation and hygiene promotion since 1995, leading to significant improvement in the hygiene standards of people across its project locations. On the occasion of world Toilet day on 19 November 2019, we bring you details of activities done by AKAHI and its impact.

Lead design architect Farshid Moussavi, Mawlana Hazar Imam, landscape architect Thomas L. Woltz, and Ismaili Council for the United States President Al-Karim Alidina survey the future site of the Ismaili Center Houston from above.

Mawlana Hazar Imam toured the site of the Ismaili Center Houston yesterday, 22 November, alongside the Center’s design team and the leadership of the USA Jamat. During his trip, Mawlana Hazar Imam also met with City of Houston Mayor the Honorable Sylvester Turner. 

Join us from the Aga Khan Museum on Sunday 24 November for an inspiring session, as Deborah Ahenkorah — one of the winners of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award — shares insights from her experience supporting African writers and illustrators and publishing children’s books from across the African continent. Ms Ahenkorah is co-founder and CEO of Golden Baobab, a social enterprise that aims to promote African literature for children. The event will begin at 2 PM EST and will be webcast here.

Join us from the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, on 16 November 2019 for the annual Milad-Un-Nabi lecture to be delivered by Dr Yousef Casewit entitled "The Names of the Prophet."

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