Artists cheer on their fellow performers at the Artist Premiere Gala.
Artists cheer on their fellow performers at the Artist Premiere Gala.
International Arts Festival launches at Diamond Jubilee Celebration
International Arts Festival launches at Diamond Jubilee Celebration
6 July 2018

Excitement filled the Portugal Pavilion as over 400 artists came together on 5 July for A Estreia — the welcome gala for the Jubilee Arts finalists.

6 July 2018

Today marked day two of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included Mawlana Hazar Imam's arrival to Lisbon, as well as a number of Jubilee Arts events and activities, and more. 

5 July 2018

The unique occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration (DJC) has illustrated the diversity and unity of the Ismaili community, as well as their commitment to serve. As part of the DJC registration process, thousands of volunteers from all over the world came forward and expressed their desire to contribute their time and energy for this historic event. This photo gallery highlights volunteers in action at Parque das Nações in Lisbon, where the DJC is taking place this week, and will be updated throughout the week.

Cheb Khaled performs “C’est la vie” at the “Kings of Rhythm” concert in Lisbon.
Cheb Khaled performs “C’est la vie” at the “Kings of Rhythm” concert in Lisbon.
Global sounds come alive at “Kings of Rhythm”
Global sounds come alive at “Kings of Rhythm”
5 July 2018

Launching the first day of the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Lisbon, the Kings of Rhythm concert energised the Jamat gathered in Lisbon from around the world.

5 July 2018

Today marked day one of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, where the global Jamat were welcomed to Portugal with a number of events organised by Jubilee Arts, Pátio Mela, Exhibitions, and Jubilee Concerts.

Mukhi Saheb, Mukhiani Saheba, Kamadia Saheb, and Kamadiani Saheba of Lisbon Darkhana welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Portugal.
Mukhi Saheb, Mukhiani Saheba, Kamadia Saheb, and Kamadiani Saheba of Lisbon Darkhana welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Portugal.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
4 July 2018

At the invitation of the Government of Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this afternoon to mark the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, commemorating 60 years of his Imamat. Global celebrations began on 11 July 2017 and conclude over the next week at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Jamat have gathered from countries across the world to celebrate in Lisbon.
The Jamat have gathered from countries across the world to celebrate in Lisbon.
Pátio Mela opening ceremony sets stage for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Pátio Mela opening ceremony sets stage for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
4 July 2018

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, Portugal begun on the afternoon of 5 July with a Mamero ceremony, followed by evening festivities, to mark the launch of Pátio Mela. 

Lisbon's renowned Parque das Nações will host the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Lisbon's renowned Parque das Nações will host the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Global Jamat comes together for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Global Jamat comes together for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
3 July 2018

Thousands of Ismailis from Jamats around the world have gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for the launch of an historic celebration, to mark the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. 

Mashid-e-Shah, Isfahan, Iran, completed in 1629 in the Safavid period.
Mashid-e-Shah, Isfahan, Iran, completed in 1629 in the Safavid period.
The significance of art
The significance of art
1 July 2018

The Jubilee Arts Festivals, held in countries across the world and culminating in the International Arts Festival in Lisbon in the coming days, have engaged the creative talent of the global Jamat for the past year. This is the first undertaking of its kind, bringing together Ismailis from around the world to celebrate art, film, photography, dance, music, and other forms of artistic expression.

The Jamat in Portugal: Looking back and looking forward
The Jamat in Portugal: Looking back and looking forward
1 July 2018

From Toronto to Tajikistan, and from Mumbai to Maputo, Ismailis from around the world are set to visit Portugal this July to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee as one global Jamat. Let’s take a look back at the history of the Jamat in Portugal, and also look ahead to the important milestones that will take place in Portugal in the coming months and years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre.
Video: Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Centre
29 June 2018

The Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 26 June 2018, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London.
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London.
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces UK Jamat with Darbar
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces UK Jamat with Darbar
29 June 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London yesterday for the UK jurisdiction Jamat.

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