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.
In Islamic belief, caring for the poor and the needy is a long established tradition. Serving orphaned children is especially commended, as quoted in the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family). With this in mind, young members of the Ismaili Volunteers Corps and the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides in Uganda gathered in June to serve hearty meals to orphaned children at the Kasanagati Orphan Fans Society in Kawanda.
For the fifth year in a row, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto participated in Doors Open Toronto, an annual event coordinated by the City of Toronto.
Join us on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 for Doors Open Toronto, the annual showcase of some of the most architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings across the city. Complimentary tours of the Centre will take place between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on both Days -- last admittance at 4:30 pm and registration not required.
More details on Doors Open Toronto can be Found at www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/doors-open-toronto/doors-o...
It's that time of the year again - back to school for children! If you're a parent trying to find creative ideas to ensure a healthy meal for your child, we've got you covered! Nutritionist, Shameera Somani and Afshan Khoja have prepared some handy tips to help make lunchbox packing a breeze, and a yummy treat that children won't be able to resist!
When Sakina learned that her son Danyal was officially obese, she turned to a health awareness programme by The Aga Khan Health Board, India for answers. "Little Master Chef" not only helped Danyal and other children learn about healthier eating, it also taught the Jamat that healthy food can also be yummy.