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The Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Random circular roof openings allow daylight into the prayer hall creating an ornate pattern on the floor, enhancing spirituality through light.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was conceptualised with the hope of creating a platform to cultivate conversation and debate about the built environment and provide direction for the betterment of human life through its enhancement. Award-winning architect and Steering Committee member Marina Tabassum spoke to The Ismaili to continue the conversation.

The Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Ismaili Centre Burnaby are pleased to bring back: The Ismaili Centre Conversation series. Six onstage conversations at the nexus of citizenship, identity & religion addressing "Who are we, where are we headed?" Hosted by the Ismaili Centres in Burnaby and Toronto, and co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, the conversations will be conducted by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies.

Please get your tickets for the first Ismaili Centre, Toronto event on 22nd of June.

 

 

 

Dr. Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, returns to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto for three exciting conversations on June 22, September 7 and October 12 with some inspiring and engaging individuals. These conversations explore the nexus of citizenship, identity, and faith in our contemporary world.

Purchase your tickets for all three events now to enjoy early-bird pricing.

The inspiration for the Friendship Centre came from the Buddhist monasteries in the area, and the architectural influences include exposed brickwork, stark character, and a quadrilateral layout.

Can you imagine life in a place where the very ground you stand on is not stable and it is almost routine to see the land sliding into the river when it rains? Where people know their schools, fields, yards, and even their homes are on unstable ground?

Dr Rubana Huq, Managing Director of the Mohammadi Group, speaks of the dynamic potential of human agency at the event entitled ‘A cosmopolitan ethic in action.’

The Ismaili Council for Bangladesh hosted an event earlier this year in which the notion of a cosmopolitan ethic was explored and discussed by a selection of esteemed speakers and guests, gathered within the beautiful setting of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Dhaka.

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