Dancers perform during the Rihla performance in Vancouver.
Dancers perform during the Rihla performance in Vancouver.
Rihla: from Roots to Dreams entertains audiences across Canada
Rihla: from Roots to Dreams entertains audiences across Canada
27 December 2018

Audience members at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall were taken on an inspiring musical journey as Rihla: from Roots to Dreams completed its cross-Canada performance tour on 22 December 2018.

Jamati members from Uganda showcase their traditional dance at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Jamati members from Uganda showcase their traditional dance at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Ugandan Jamat embraces diversity and pluralism
Ugandan Jamat embraces diversity and pluralism
27 December 2018

The Jamat in Uganda consists of a blend of East and West, with Ismailis having settled in Uganda from various parts of the world including Belgium, Canada, India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. The various Jamati institutions in Uganda have drawn strength from this diversity and the knowledge and experience it brings, and have organised a number of initiatives to embrace diversity and pluralism within the Jamat and beyond.

While the forces of globalisation may have brought humanity’s inherent differences into sharper focus, the roots of this diversity lie in an ancient and divine imperative.
While the forces of globalisation may have brought humanity’s inherent differences into sharper focus, the roots of this diversity lie in an ancient and divine imperative.
Diversity within a common humanity
Diversity within a common humanity
26 December 2018

In our globalised world, people of different national, cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds interact with each other more and more every day. In such a world, the need for a generous outlook that allows us to live in mutual respect and harmony becomes more important than ever before. After all, the Holy Qur’an states that all of mankind has been created from a single soul.

Mawlana Hazar Imam announces the engagement of Prince Hussain
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces the engagement of Prince Hussain
21 December 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam today announced the engagement of his second son, Prince Hussain, to Miss Elizabeth Hoag of Salisbury, Connecticut, United States.

An evening view of the civic plaza, highlighting the radiant glow of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog.
An evening view of the civic plaza, highlighting the radiant glow of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog.
Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog opens its doors to the Jamat
Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog opens its doors to the Jamat
17 December 2018

Nestled amid flourishing trees, a flowing river, and a formidable mountain range, the newly opened Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog is a long-awaited blessing for the Jamat of Tajikistan.

17 December 2018

Shimmering bright on the evening of 12 December 2018, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog opened its doors to the Jamat on the eve of Salgirah. At the foot of the Pamir mountains, and situated beside Khorog City Park and the Gunt River, the Centre provides a purpose-built space for congregation, contemplation, and contribution to civil society.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses leaders of the Jamat gathered at Aiglemont for the inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses leaders of the Jamat gathered at Aiglemont for the inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee.
Memories of the Diamond Jubilee
Memories of the Diamond Jubilee
12 December 2018

The.Ismaili is pleased to share with the global Jamat its first interactive digital magazine looking back on Mawlana Hazar Imam’s historic Diamond Jubilee year.

Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
6 December 2018

In Islamic tradition, society is encouraged to leave behind a wholesome and sustainable natural environment for those who will inherit the Earth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is believed to have said "Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it."

Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
4 December 2018

Dr Anees Chagpar and Dr Farin Amersi served on a TKN assignment with the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi for three weeks in September and October this year, in their first visit to Pakistan, to assess the breast cancer programme at AKU.

Diamond Jubilee Soundscape

Diamond Jubilee Soundscape: A reflection of diversity
Diamond Jubilee Soundscape: A reflection of diversity
30 November 2018

At the Homage Ceremony to mark the beginning of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, an ensemble of 22 Ismaili musicians from around the world joined together to perform an intricate piece of music — a devotional soundscape to accompany the historic event on 11 July 2017. 

Participants receive certificates upon completion of the summer Makerspace Lab programme from Zuloby Mamadfozilov, AKES Tajikistan's CEO, and the programme facilitators, Faith Harron and Allison Armstrong.
Participants receive certificates upon completion of the summer Makerspace Lab programme from Zuloby Mamadfozilov, AKES Tajikistan's CEO, and the programme facilitators, Faith Harron and Allison Armstrong.
Video: Makerspace programme launched in Tajikistan
29 November 2018

A Makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school or other facility to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent; as they engage in science, engineering, art, and other creative projects. Two students from Stanford University were selected to implement the Makerspace initiative at the Aga Khan Lycée in Khorog, Tajikistan.

Students watch as the first 3D printer in all of Badakhshan province begins to print a model.
Students watch as the first 3D printer in all of Badakhshan province begins to print a model.
Aga Khan Lycée Khorog invites Stanford University students to engage in innovation, creativity, and problem solving
Aga Khan Lycée Khorog invites Stanford University students to engage in innovation, creativity, and problem solving
28 November 2018

For the final article in November’s Science and Technology theme, we pay a visit to the Aga Khan Lycée in Khorog, Tajikistan. While immersing themselves in local culture, Stanford University students Faith Harron and Allison Armstrong taught the Makerspace curriculum at the Lycée, an Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) school.

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