Entrance into the Ismaili Centre, Dubai — a plurality of perspectives.
Entrance into the Ismaili Centre, Dubai — a plurality of perspectives.
The Ismaili Centre Dubai – a reflection on the first decade
The Ismaili Centre Dubai – a reflection on the first decade
28 February 2019

Over the past decade since its opening, the Ismaili Centre Dubai has become established as a multidisciplinary hub of culture, faith, education, and community identity. Exemplifying the core values of Ismaili Muslims, the Centre offers a platform for dialogue, unity, and progress within the Jamat and the wider community.

During the Diamond Jubilee year, Khudododova Tursunmo established 60 Community Based Savings Groups for Ismaili women who had dreams of uplifting the quality of life for their families.
During the Diamond Jubilee year, Khudododova Tursunmo established 60 Community Based Savings Groups for Ismaili women who had dreams of uplifting the quality of life for their families.
A gift like no other
A gift like no other
26 February 2019

Seated in a Pamiri home in Khorog, Tajikistan, 73-year-old Khudododova Tursunmo listened intently to a presentation on Nazrana. She learned that Ismailis worldwide would have the opportunity to pledge a Diamond Jubilee gift of time and knowledge to Mawlana Hazar Imam. A retiree and grandmother of five, Khudododova wondered what gift she could give the Imam to show her love.

In this age of constant connectivity, there is both an expectation and perhaps a desire to always be contactable, in a plethora of ways.
In this age of constant connectivity, there is both an expectation and perhaps a desire to always be contactable, in a plethora of ways.
Are you ‘connected’? The Internet and its potential impact on health
Are you ‘connected’? The Internet and its potential impact on health
26 February 2019

It is estimated that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, were using the Internet. While the Internet has brought about many positive changes, there have also been some undesirable effects of its growth and increased usage.

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, surrounded by young Ismailis in the Garden of Fruits at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon.
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, surrounded by young Ismailis in the Garden of Fruits at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon.
Ismaili Centres empower youth to "study, celebrate, and pray"
Ismaili Centres empower youth to "study, celebrate, and pray"
20 February 2019

Along with serving as symbols of the presence of the Ismaili community around the world, Ismaili Centres also act as meeting points for youth in the Jamat to connect, learn from, and interact with one another. 

An early evening view of Gitch Jamatkhana in Singal, Puniyal.
An early evening view of Gitch Jamatkhana in Singal, Puniyal.
New Jamatkhanas inaugurated in Gilgit-Baltistan
New Jamatkhanas inaugurated in Gilgit-Baltistan
17 February 2019

Situated in the mountains of Northern Pakistan, two new Jamatkhanas were opened last month in the valleys of Ishkoman and Puniyal in Gilgit-Baltistan. The inauguration ceremonies were attended by over 5,000 members of the Jamat. 

Diamond Jubilee memorabilia now available online
Diamond Jubilee memorabilia now available online
14 February 2019

The.Ismaili is pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, selected items from the Diamond Jubilee Memorabilia Collection are now available for purchase online at The.Ismaili Shop.

The Jamat singing traditional songs at the Roz-e-Nur event in New York.
The Jamat singing traditional songs at the Roz-e-Nur event in New York.
USA Jamatkhanas play important role in diversity and pluralism
USA Jamatkhanas play important role in diversity and pluralism
10 February 2019

Jamatkhanas and Ismaili Centres play an important role in the lives of the Ismaili community in the USA but they also play a very important role in promoting diversity and pluralism in the communities where they exist.

Aga Khan Museum: An interfaith crucible of art and architecture
Aga Khan Museum: An interfaith crucible of art and architecture
7 February 2019

Late last year, a diverse group of interfaith leaders visited the Aga Khan Museum to explore its exhibitions, architecture, and facilities. As the United Nations has decreed the first week of February World Interfaith Harmony Week, The.Ismaili is pleased to share the experiences of these visitors in an article written by Ruth Broyde Sharone, first published on 15 November 2018 by The Interfaith Observer.

The Sanctuary of Fátima is one of the most significant and symbolic sites of pilgrimage in Portugal.
The Sanctuary of Fátima is one of the most significant and symbolic sites of pilgrimage in Portugal.
A dialogue of religious experiences
A dialogue of religious experiences
6 February 2019

To mark World Interfaith Harmony Week, The.Ismaili is pleased to share a story from Portugal, where last year, a group of Ismaili students and their Catholic friends and neighbours came together to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the most significant holy sites in the country.

World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston
World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston
5 February 2019

UK-based architect Farshid Moussavi has been selected to lead the design of the Ismaili Center, Houston — the first Ismaili Center in the USA.

Acclaimed singer and author Ali Sethi performs at Misaq e Ishq, at the Ismaili Centre London.
Acclaimed singer and author Ali Sethi performs at Misaq e Ishq, at the Ismaili Centre London.
Covenant of Love celebrated at the Ismaili Centre London
Covenant of Love celebrated at the Ismaili Centre London
4 February 2019
On a cold and crisp winter evening, a buzz of anticipation filled the air as crowds filtered into the social hall at the Ismaili Centre on 16 January for Misaq e Ishq — an evening of poetry, music, and storytelling on the theme of love.
The ensemble weaved together a selection of well-known qawwali, original compositions, poems, and stories from a variety of cultural traditions.
The ensemble weaved together a selection of well-known qawwali, original compositions, poems, and stories from a variety of cultural traditions.
Video: Misaq e Ishq
4 February 2019

The songs and stories of the Middle East and South Asia are infused with sensations, fragrances, tastes, and colours; the depth of which were conveyed by Harvard Professor Ali Asani, and Pakistani singer and author Ali Sethi, in a unique format at the Ismaili Centre London.

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