Mental health can be defined as ‘a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.’
Mental health can be defined as ‘a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.’
Have you thought about your mental health?
Have you thought about your mental health?
12 May 2019

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, while May represents Mental Health Month in the United States. The occasion provides an ideal opportunity to ask and understand what mental health actually is, and to explore some of the existing perceptions around it. 

Alaudin Bhanji with former NASA administrator, Charles Bolden, at the Mars Science Laboratory  “Curiosity” Entry Descent Landing event.
Alaudin Bhanji with former NASA administrator, Charles Bolden, at the Mars Science Laboratory  “Curiosity” Entry Descent Landing event.
Asteroid named after Ismaili scientist
Asteroid named after Ismaili scientist
6 May 2019

It is a rare and historic honor to have an object in space named after an individual. This is usually reserved for someone who first discovers the object, generally after years of painstaking observation of the night sky. So to be recognized in this manner is indeed an occasion worthy of note. This is precisely what happened for Alaudin Bhanji at the end of 2018.

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam presented with the Keys of the City of Porto
1 May 2019

Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, is known for its history, industry, and culture. At certain points in its history, the city has been occupied by the Celtic people, the Roman empire, and the Umayyad dynasty, which has lent a diverse character to the urban area. At a ceremony on 2 May 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the Keys of the City.

Mayor Rui Moreira presents the Keys of the City of Porto to Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Mayor Rui Moreira presents the Keys of the City of Porto to Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured with the Keys of the City of Porto
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured with the Keys of the City of Porto
1 May 2019

In the historic coastal city of Porto in Northern Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the Keys of the City during a ceremony at Porto City Hall on 2 May 2019.

Spectators young and old celebrate the Netball competition at the European Sports Festival 2019.
Spectators young and old celebrate the Netball competition at the European Sports Festival 2019.
European Jamat comes together to meet, compete, and unite
European Jamat comes together to meet, compete, and unite
29 April 2019

During a weekend filled with sunshine, smiles, and sports at the University of Nottingham, thousands of members of the Jamat from 15 countries joined together in a celebration of diversity, service, and health and wellbeing at the European Sports Festival 2019.

Nabila Tejpar, pictured with her Father Aziz, has continued her family's tradition of motor racing.
Nabila Tejpar, pictured with her Father Aziz, has continued her family's tradition of motor racing.
Racing ahead of the game
Racing ahead of the game
28 April 2019

As we sat in a bakery at London’s South Kensington waiting for our tea and cakes, I couldn't help but sense how composed the young woman sitting opposite me was. In Nabila Tejpar’s profession however, I sensed that staying calm under pressure came with the job. It wasn't every day that you met a young Ismaili woman who was taking the UK rally driving scene by storm. 

Video: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019
26 April 2019

In January 2019, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. A rigorous process in which a team of experts investigate each of the 20 shortlisted projects is now underway.

Details of the pillars, made out of upcycled gas pipes, at the Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur, Bangladesh. The project has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 cycle.
Details of the pillars, made out of upcycled gas pipes, at the Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur, Bangladesh. The project has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 cycle.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist announced
Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist announced
25 April 2019

The shortlist of projects in the running for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) was announced at an AKAA exhibition hosted in Kazan in the Russian Federation. The 20 shortlisted projects, which include residential, cultural, educational and industrial buildings, as well as public spaces, are located in 16 countries.

It takes a village: Volunteers from around the world contribute to the transformation of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam
It takes a village: Volunteers from around the world contribute to the transformation of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam
24 April 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended an event to celebrate the Aga Khan University's partnerships in Portugal, at which Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (left), delivered the keynote address.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attended an event to celebrate the Aga Khan University's partnerships in Portugal, at which Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (left), delivered the keynote address.
Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
16 April 2019

At a special dinner hosted in Lisbon on 13 April 2019, the Aga Khan University (AKU) celebrated its partnership with Portuguese universities on research and development initiatives. The event was attended by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra.

Princess Zahra attended a special event to celebrate partnerships between the Aga Khan University and Portuguese institutions of Higher Education.
Princess Zahra attended a special event to celebrate partnerships between the Aga Khan University and Portuguese institutions of Higher Education.
Video: Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
16 April 2019

The Aga Khan University's Board of Trustees welcomed representatives from Portugal’s government, Higher Education institutions, and leaders of the Jamat and Aga Khan Development Network to a special event in Lisbon on 13 April 2019.

Participants of the heritage walk in the compound of Darkhana Jamatkhana, the first Jamatkhana established in Mumbai.
Participants of the heritage walk in the compound of Darkhana Jamatkhana, the first Jamatkhana established in Mumbai.
Celebrating India’s oldest Jamatkhanas
Celebrating India’s oldest Jamatkhanas
12 April 2019

There are many Jamatkhanas in India, a handful of which have celebrated over a century of existence. In this article we will explore three of India’s oldest Jamatkhanas, including their histories, architecture, and the role they play in the community today.

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