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An evening view of the civic plaza, highlighting the radiant glow of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog.

Nestled amid flourishing trees, a flowing river, and a formidable mountain range, the newly opened Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog is a long-awaited blessing for the Jamat of Tajikistan.

Meet Samandar. Born and raised in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast region of Tajikistan to a Pamiri Ismaili family where music was appreciated and practiced daily.

Secretary of State Greg Clark speaking at the launch of The Big Iftar 2015, which took place at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK

Earlier this month, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP joined the Ismaili Muslim community for the launch of the Big Iftar 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London. The Big Iftar is a national initiative supported by the United Kingdom government that promotes neighbourliness, strengthening of community relations and sharing.

Secretary of State Greg Clark speaking at the launch of The Big Iftar 2015, which took place at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK

London, 11 June 2015 — The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, together with other invited guests, joined the Ismaili Muslim community for the launch of the Big Iftar 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London.

MPs Angie Bray, Eric Ollerenshaw and Secretary of State Sajid Javid, with Ismaili Council President Amin Mawji and other Jamati leaders at the Houses of Parliament Navroz reception. Riaz Kassam

Members of the British Parliament invited the Ismaili Muslim community to mark the festival of Navroz at the Houses of Parliament last month. The fourth annual Navroz reception took place on 17 March in the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons.

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