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. 

The Melbourne Pipe Band performs at the annual Australia Day breakfast hosted by the Melbourne Lions Club and the White Horse Council.
The Melbourne Pipe Band performs at the annual Australia Day breakfast hosted by the Melbourne Lions Club and the White Horse Council.
Melbourne Pipe Band brings community together
Melbourne Pipe Band brings community together
23 May 2019

Music plays a vital role in culture and society alike, not only for expressing ourselves but also for promoting and uplifting physical and mental wellbeing. Music allows people from all different backgrounds to come together to appreciate and engage with their traditions, while also forming connections with one another.

Mirza Ali at Camp 3 of Mount Everest (22,000 ft). Mountain climbing is rooted in the history, geography, and culture of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Mirza Ali at Camp 3 of Mount Everest (22,000 ft). Mountain climbing is rooted in the history, geography, and culture of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Ismaili mountaineer becomes first Pakistani man to scale The Seven Summits
Ismaili mountaineer becomes first Pakistani man to scale The Seven Summits
22 May 2019

Ismaili mountaineer Mirza Ali, from Shimshal Valley, Hunza, successfully climbed Mount Everest on Wednesday, 22 May, becoming the first Pakistani man to scale The Seven Summits — the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing The Seven Summits is regarded as one of the foremost exploration and mountaineering accomplishments. 

Young volunteers from Kampala work together to repaint the Kyanja Muslim Nursery School.
Young volunteers from Kampala work together to repaint the Kyanja Muslim Nursery School.
Painting a better tomorrow
Painting a better tomorrow
20 May 2019

In Uganda, volunteer communities have come together in numerous ways to create positive change — a cornerstone of civil society. In a small township in the northern part of Kampala, more than 50 volunteers between the ages of 11 and 15 put their hands to work repainting the Kyanja Muslim Nursery School in late April. 

A vibrant and competent civil society is the cornerstone of a healthy and prosperous nation. It is where people work together to create change and build a better society.
A vibrant and competent civil society is the cornerstone of a healthy and prosperous nation. It is where people work together to create change and build a better society.
What is civil society and why does it matter?
What is civil society and why does it matter?
19 May 2019

The term civil society often appears in conversations amongst people concerned with social progress and positive change. But what does it actually mean, and why is it important? Here we explore some key aspects, and consider how the ethics and values of the Ismaili community can inspire us to contribute towards a strong civil society.

Seniors in Atlanta’s Matki Band performing at the Diamond Jubilee Opening Ceremonies on July 11, 2017.
Seniors in Atlanta’s Matki Band performing at the Diamond Jubilee Opening Ceremonies on July 11, 2017.
US seniors show their passion for recreational music
US seniors show their passion for recreational music
14 May 2019

Recreation plays a key role in the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone, young and old. For seniors especially, involvement in recreation has a number of benefits in enhancing cognitive and motor skills, and provides an opportunity for socializing and developing new talents. For a group of seniors in the USA, a passion for music has shown that age is no limit to composing and performing for themselves and others.

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