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Calligraphic rendering of “Ali” in Arabic.

This week, Ismailis and other Muslims mark Yawm‐e Ali, which commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali. The cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), Hazrat Ali is recognised as the most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after the Holy Prophet, who, in accordance with the Shia tradition of Islam, designated him under Divine Command, as the first in the line of hereditary Imams from the Prophet’s own progeny.

Join us for the annual Milad-un-Nabi Lecture, to be hosted at the Ismaili Centre London on Wednesday 21 November. Entitled The Arab Spring — Quest for Social Justice, this year’s lecture will be presented by Masooda Bano, Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford. The presentation will be followed by an on-stage conversation with Sarah Bowen Savant, Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. The event is due to begin at 8:30 PM GMT, and will be webcast at the.ismaili/live.

With diet, exercise and proper management of the condition, women with gestational diabetes can control their blood sugar levels

According to the International Diabetes Federation, 1 in 7 births are affected by gestational diabetes. Sanja Petrovic, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, discusses important information about gestational diabetes, and how to manage it.

Eat the Rainbow!

Is your food colourful enough? At only 21, Nabila Juma was in pain, tired and overweight. She soon realized that it had a lot to do with her diet. Read about how adding more colour to her diet helped Nabila become healthier, happier, leaner and more energetic.

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