Video: Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019
14 June 2019

This year’s Annual Pluralism Lecture was held on 11 June at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, where Amina J. Mohammed spoke about the connections between pluralism and sustainable development. In his introductory remarks, Mawlana Hazar Imam said that Ms Mohammed “has had an extraordinary life journey, and we are all privileged to be able to benefit from her insights.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed to the stage to deliver the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed to the stage to deliver the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Amina J. Mohammed urges support for inclusion and respect for diversity at Annual Pluralism Lecture
Amina J. Mohammed urges support for inclusion and respect for diversity at Annual Pluralism Lecture
11 June 2019

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations, delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, and Prince Aly Muhammad. 

Video: Sirbaz Khan continues tradition of inspiring mountaineers from Hunza
9 June 2019

On May 14, Sirbaz Khan became the first Pakistani climber to summit Mount Lhotse in Nepal without the use of supplementary oxygen. Lhotse is the world’s fourth highest mountain at 8,516 meters, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. This short video recounts his journey so far; one of aspiration, joy, struggle, and hope.

Stewardship is the understanding that humans are responsible for nurturing, protecting, and conserving the earth.
Stewardship is the understanding that humans are responsible for nurturing, protecting, and conserving the earth.
World Environment Day: The gift of nature
World Environment Day: The gift of nature
4 June 2019

The word environment has many layers of meaning. It can be understood as our surroundings, conditions, or the natural world as a whole. It is comprised of our planet and its atmosphere, humans, animals, plants, and built structures that societies construct. The environment is all around us, and everyday we live within it. 

Members of the audience commented that they felt enriched with new knowledge, and were curious to learn more about this lesser known period of Islamic history.
Members of the audience commented that they felt enriched with new knowledge, and were curious to learn more about this lesser known period of Islamic history.
Video: Book launch - Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam
3 June 2019

The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam was recently launched by the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Part of the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series, the book was published in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. It is the first English translation of the original Persian manuscript, ‘Ibrat-afza, which was composed by Imam Hasan Ali Shah in 1850. 

The new IIS publication sheds light on the remarkable life and career of the 46th Ismaili Imam - Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah.
The new IIS publication sheds light on the remarkable life and career of the 46th Ismaili Imam - Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah.
The first Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam
The first Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam
3 June 2019

On a spring evening last month in London, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) launched their newest publication, entitled The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam. The book covers a significant period of Ismaili history and sheds light on the remarkable life and career of the 46th Ismaili Imam - Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah. 

i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
30 May 2019

Over the years, Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of civil society and of contributing towards the wellbeing of our communities. The iCERV programme in the UK has demonstrated that this ethic is very much alive within our Jamat.

The Ambassador of Algeria, Fatiha Selmane, with the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, and Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to the Portuguese Republic, Nazim Ahmad, at the commemorations of Africa Day at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon.
The Ambassador of Algeria, Fatiha Selmane, with the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, and Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to the Portuguese Republic, Nazim Ahmad, at the commemorations of Africa Day at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon.
Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosts Africa Day
Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosts Africa Day
29 May 2019

Earlier this month, the Ismaili Centre Lisbon participated in the annual commemoration of Africa Day, hosting a gathering of guests to enjoy diverse sounds, colours, and tastes, and to reflect on Africa’s future. Africa Day is commemorated on 25 May every year to mark the foundation of the African Union, which works to achieve greater unity, cooperation, peace, and sustainable development on the continent.

Involvement of youth in their communities is crucial to fostering a sense of empathy and encouraging participation in civil society initiatives for the betterment of society.
Involvement of youth in their communities is crucial to fostering a sense of empathy and encouraging participation in civil society initiatives for the betterment of society.
Young Ismailis make a significant contribution to wider society
Young Ismailis make a significant contribution to wider society
29 May 2019

Motivated, young Ismailis from across the globe are involved in civil society initiatives that serve their communities and societies, often started by themselves, and are gaining recognition at national and international levels.

Nashir Karmali (left) with the FOCUS team crossing food aid into Afghanistan.
Nashir Karmali (left) with the FOCUS team crossing food aid into Afghanistan.
Serving on TKN Assignments in some of the world’s most difficult regions
Serving on TKN Assignments in some of the world’s most difficult regions
27 May 2019

It had long been Nashir Karmali’s desire to offer voluntary service in a developing country. In 2007, he received a call that changed his career and life: He was asked to serve on a TKN assignment with Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) to conduct a strategic review of their operations in Afghanistan, aimed at expanding its mandate from refugee repatriation to include emergency management, disaster preparedness, and response.

When we access the Internet, on desktops, tablets, or smartphones, we may be at risk of fraudulent activity, which can present itself in a number of different ways.
When we access the Internet, on desktops, tablets, or smartphones, we may be at risk of fraudulent activity, which can present itself in a number of different ways.
Online fraud: Protecting yourself when using the Internet
Online fraud: Protecting yourself when using the Internet
25 May 2019

Earlier this month, a vulnerability in the popular messaging service WhatsApp was discovered, which allowed hackers to install spyware though a voice call. This illicit software was capable of accessing calls, texts, and other data; even activating the phone’s microphone and camera. WhatsApp’s owner, Facebook, released an update in response, but it was already too late for some.

"Civil society is where ordinary men and women, acting as individuals and communities, take the initiative to advance what matters most to them."
"Civil society is where ordinary men and women, acting as individuals and communities, take the initiative to advance what matters most to them."
Interview with Dr Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University
Interview with Dr Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University
23 May 2019

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr Amyn Sajoo, a specialist in international human rights, civil society, and public ethics. As part of a series of interviews with key figures, Dr Sajoo discusses the notion of civil society, its history, significance, and potential to enrich democratic life around the world. 

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