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Plate 8: Bowl, painted in luster on an opaque white glaze, Egypt, 11th-12th century. Around the rim, the word “al-yumn” (prosperity) is repeated. The elongation of the letters alif, lam creates a unifying rhythm over the undulating foliated scrolls.
Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir illustrates the diversity and pluralism in the Islamic world through descriptions of art from the Keir Collection, including a magnificent Fatimid-era rock crystal ewer exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2016. 
Amy Hofland, Executive Director of Crow Museum and Dean Kratz from UTD, in discussion

An Art Exhibition is the setting for a discussion on global poverty

Eid-al-Adha Service Initiative

Eid-al-Adha honors one of the greatest trials of faith in the life of Abraham when he was willing to sacrifice his son for God. For Muslims today, this holiday renews the importance of making sacrifices in one’s daily lives; such as those of one's time, energy and resources for the benefit others.

The Plano Mayoral candidates ready to start the forum discussions at Plano Jamatkhana.
Over 150 residents of Plano attended the Mayoral forum on April 22, 2017 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Plano. It was moderated by well-known host of the Morning Edition show, Sam Baker, and streamed live by KERA, the Dallas NPR affiliate, reaching more than two thousand people on Facebook Live.
 
Sabeen Virani in Aleppo at the Church of St. Simeo

Sabeen Virani talks about the growing phenomenon of young people across North America going overseas to study, work, or volunteer. She recounts her own experience in Syria as well as other individuals’ ventures to places like Sudan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uganda.

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