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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 Honorable Halim Dhanidina, an Ismaili who is a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, is the first Muslim American judge in a superior court. Courtesy of Halim Dhanidina

TheIsmaili.org spoke with the Honorable Halim Dhanidina, an Ismaili who recently became the first Muslim superior court judge in the state of California. Against a landscape of sensitivities and misperceptions surrounding Islam in America and abroad, Judge Dhanidina offers a clear perspective on what it takes to keep justice fair.

Dr Nooredin Nurani (at the far left) and his team of dedicated volunteers offer free dental treatment at an annual event in Atlanta.

Described as grassroots because they are led by concerned citizens rather than governments or established institutions, such community action initiatives can be a powerful means in addressing difficult issues. Some Ismailis are successfully using grassroots action to magnify the impact of their volunteer work.

Danial Asaria plays an intense game at a national US chess championship.

Research shows that children who play chess cultivate good habits that benefit them academically and socially. Danial Asaria is a young chess champion from California who has won several local and national awards. His parents discuss how teaching their son chess has helped him to sharpen his focus, improved his analytical abilities and develop other important skills.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the 2011 Founders Day Banquet, where he was awarded the University of California San Francisco Medal.

At a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal. The prestigious recognition builds on existing collaborations between the UCSF and AKDN, and particularly the University’s support for training and research programmes at the Aga Khan University.

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