Ismaili CIVIC Youth day was an opportunity for students in Quebec to put their learning into practice.
Ismaili CIVIC Youth day was an opportunity for students in Quebec to put their learning into practice.
Bait-ul Ilm students in Quebec join forces to care for the environment
Bait-ul Ilm students in Quebec join forces to care for the environment
26 June 2019

Last month, the Quebec Secondary Bait-ul Ilm team, in partnership with Ismaili CIVIC, organised its first ever Ismaili CIVIC Youth day. Secondary students between the ages of 12 and 18 from Brossard, Laval, Montreal, and Sherbrooke gathered, rolled up their sleeves, and actively contributed to their communities, serving both the natural and social environments in which they live. 

The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night.
The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night.
The Aga Khan Centre: One year on
The Aga Khan Centre: One year on
25 June 2019

A year ago today, on 26 June 2018, the Aga Khan Centre was inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales at a special ceremony in London’s thriving Knowledge Quarter. Over the past year, the design features of the building and its gardens, as well as its programme of activities, have come to represent the principles of openness, dialogue, and pluralism. 

"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."
"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."
Interview with Abyd Karmali, leader in climate change and sustainable finance
Interview with Abyd Karmali, leader in climate change and sustainable finance
23 June 2019

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Abyd Karmali, OBE, Managing Director and Climate Financing Executive at a multinational financial institution, and Vice Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee. Abyd discusses his perspective on the interaction between humankind and nature, and the implications of climate change in today’s rapidly changing world.

Thousands of people from various cultures came together to celebrate the end of Ramadan at the London Eid Festival in the city’s iconic Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Thousands of people from various cultures came together to celebrate the end of Ramadan at the London Eid Festival in the city’s iconic Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Ismaili Community Ensemble weave tapestry of sounds at London Eid Festival
Ismaili Community Ensemble weave tapestry of sounds at London Eid Festival
20 June 2019

Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is celebrated on 21 June every year. On this day, musicians around the world are urged to play and listen to music outdoors in their neighbourhoods, or in gardens, parks, and public spaces. In the lead-up to the occasion earlier this month, thousands of people gathered to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr at the London Eid Festival 2019 in Trafalgar Square, where they were treated to a special performance by the UK Jamat’s Ismaili Community Ensemble.

Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.
Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.
Integrating wellbeing into the workplace
Integrating wellbeing into the workplace
18 June 2019

Wellbeing impacts not just our personal comfort, health, and happiness; but also our work and working environment in a variety of ways. In fact, when levels of wellbeing in organisations increase; turnover, absenteeism, and presenteeism - showing up to work but not being productive - rates decrease significantly. 

More than 500 Ismaili volunteers participated in the Southeast Jamat's 60 for 60: I-CERV Day of Service, packing 80,000 nutritious meals in total.
More than 500 Ismaili volunteers participated in the Southeast Jamat's 60 for 60: I-CERV Day of Service, packing 80,000 nutritious meals in total.
United States Jamat continues tradition of engaging in civic life
United States Jamat continues tradition of engaging in civic life
17 June 2019

As long ago as 1835, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States and recognized a unique characteristic, namely, the role played by voluntary private associations in social, political, and economic life. He suggested this freedom to associate was the “mother science” which illustrated how other societal problems might be resolved. Today, the United States Jamat is continuing a long tradition of volunteering for the public good.

Full video: Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019

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. 

Inspiring Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan

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.

AK I highlights film

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. 

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