Salim-Sulaiman perform at a Jubilee Concert in Houston, Texas.
Salim-Sulaiman perform at a Jubilee Concert in Houston, Texas.
Musician and composer brothers Salim-Sulaiman speak about what music means to them
Musician and composer brothers Salim-Sulaiman speak about what music means to them
26 March 2019

Renowned artists and composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have obtained accolades in the Indian film industry and have performed in a number of prominent spaces including at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Their memorable songs such as ‘Jubilee Mubarak’, ‘Ali Mawla’, and ‘Shukran Allah’, which were performed on the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, still resonate in our minds. To coincide with the upcoming Aga Khan Music Awards, we spoke with the two brothers about their journey.

It is possible to coexist in a healthy way in both actual and virtual communities so long as balance is maintained and lines of communication remain open.
It is possible to coexist in a healthy way in both actual and virtual communities so long as balance is maintained and lines of communication remain open.
Coexisting in two worlds: Young people and the Internet
Coexisting in two worlds: Young people and the Internet
24 March 2019

In today’s age, children are born into the world and in many cases the first thing they are exposed to by their parents is a smartphone to capture and share their newborn images. This is often an indication of things to come, where electronic devices become a consistent part of their lives. The presence of such devices mean that children are going online at a younger age, but what implications could this have?

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.
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.
Award-winning Friendship Centre in Gaibandha brings hope to Char areas of Bangladesh
Award-winning Friendship Centre in Gaibandha brings hope to Char areas of Bangladesh
22 March 2019

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?

The art of music uses acoustics to tell a story. Age-old tales have been passed down for generations in the form of song and verse, from the Middle East and North and West Africa, to South and Central Asia.
The art of music uses acoustics to tell a story. Age-old tales have been passed down for generations in the form of song and verse, from the Middle East and North and West Africa, to South and Central Asia.
Art and Music in Muslim contexts
Art and Music in Muslim contexts
21 March 2019

The 13th century Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Rumi once said, “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…” perhaps hinting at the reality that, while consumed by the responsibilities and distractions of daily life, many of us are yet to find the creative gifts that lie hidden within. 

Laureates of the 2019 Aga Khan Music Awards
Laureates of the 2019 Aga Khan Music Awards
Mawlana Hazar Imam to preside over inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards
Mawlana Hazar Imam to preside over inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards
21 March 2019

Later this month, Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.

Prince Hussain describes the elements of a particular photograph. Nairobi’s Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque), provided the perfect backdrop for Prince Hussain's stunning photographs of marine life.
Prince Hussain describes the elements of a particular photograph. Nairobi’s Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque), provided the perfect backdrop for Prince Hussain's stunning photographs of marine life.
Prince Hussain’s photo exhibition illustrates the fragile beauty of marine life
Prince Hussain’s photo exhibition illustrates the fragile beauty of marine life
20 March 2019

Prince Hussain officially inaugurated his exhibition of marine photography last month at the historic Town Jamatkhana in Nairobi.

International Film Festival films now available online
International Film Festival films now available online
14 March 2019

Films from the Jubilee Arts International Film Festival, which took place in July 2018 during the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, are now available to view online at https://the.ismaili/jubilee-arts/IFF2018.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, and Princess Zahra to a dinner at Buckingham Palace, where he was honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, and Princess Zahra to a dinner at Buckingham Palace, where he was honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust.
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust
11 March 2019

At a dinner at Buckingham Palace earlier this evening, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales honoured Mawlana Hazar Imam, as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust, a charity that works to support vulnerable young people to realise their ambitions. Hazar Imam was accompanied by Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, and Princess Salwa.

Interview with Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova, President of the Ismaili Council for Tajikistan
Interview with Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova, President of the Ismaili Council for Tajikistan
11 March 2019

As part of a new interview series, Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova discusses the recent opening of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog; its construction, design, and the role it will fulfil for the Jamat in Tajikistan in the years ahead. The.Ismaili is pleased to publish this interview on the 3-month anniversary of the Jamatkhana's opening.

The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa and Princess Zahra after the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the opening of Phase II of The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar Es Salaam.
The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa and Princess Zahra after the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the opening of Phase II of The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar Es Salaam.
Princess Zahra inaugurates Aga Khan Hospital Phase II expansion in Dar es Salaam
Princess Zahra inaugurates Aga Khan Hospital Phase II expansion in Dar es Salaam
9 March 2019

Earlier today, Princess Zahra visited the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam and joined His Excellency Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of Tanzania, to preside over the inauguration of Phase II of its expansion programme.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
Video: Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam - Phase II
8 March 2019

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam is managed by the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), which has been operating in Tanzania since the 1920s, and counts among the longest-serving healthcare institutions in East Africa. The Hospital and its associated healthcare centres follow an integrated approach based on a continuum of care for the local community.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa share a light moment along with AKU President Firoz Rasul, Ismaili Council for USA President Dr. Barkat Fazal and Dr. Saida Rasul, during a lab tour at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa share a light moment along with AKU President Firoz Rasul, Ismaili Council for USA President Dr. Barkat Fazal and Dr. Saida Rasul, during a lab tour at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Aga Khan University signs two new agreements to strengthen partnerships and join in global collaboration
Aga Khan University signs two new agreements to strengthen partnerships and join in global collaboration
6 March 2019

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa attended two ceremonies in Seattle this week, during which the Aga Khan University (AKU) signed memorandums of understanding with two American institutions. 

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