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Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the University of Central Asia’s inaugural convocation, hosted on 19 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the University of Central Asia’s inaugural convocation, hosted on 19 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam expresses confidence in UCA graduates to fulfil ‘special responsibility’
Mawlana Hazar Imam expresses confidence in UCA graduates to fulfil ‘special responsibility’
18 June 2021

Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. A live-streamed convocation brought together students, family members, faculty, and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.

Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.
Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.
University of Central Asia to celebrate first graduating class during virtual ceremony
University of Central Asia to celebrate first graduating class during virtual ceremony
15 June 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation on 19 June. The ceremony will honour the first class of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences and will be livestreamed from the University campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
11 June 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta presented the Aga Khan University with a newly granted charter at a special ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday. The event also included the inauguration of AKU’s University Centre, and featured an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University will inaugurate the University Centre — its new main campus in Kenya's capital city.
On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University will inaugurate the University Centre — its new main campus in Kenya's capital city.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to deliver virtual address during historic ceremony at Aga Khan University in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam to deliver virtual address during historic ceremony at Aga Khan University in Kenya
9 June 2021

In a momentous occasion, the Aga Khan University will receive its Charter from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and will inaugurate a new state-of-the-art University Centre in the heart of Nairobi. The event will air live on The Ismaili TV tomorrow, 11 June, and will feature an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
New films by Prince Hussain to air on World Environment Day
New films by Prince Hussain to air on World Environment Day
4 June 2021

To coincide with World Environment Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present two short films produced by Prince Hussain, demonstrating the natural beauty of the oceans and the delicate ecosystems they support.

This first formal encounter of the Imam-of-the-Time with the Tajik Jamat in recent history is celebrated annually as Roz-e-Nur, or the Day of Light.
This first formal encounter of the Imam-of-the-Time with the Tajik Jamat in recent history is celebrated annually as Roz-e-Nur, or the Day of Light.
Roz-e-Nur: The day of light
Roz-e-Nur: The day of light
24 May 2021

To celebrate the occasion of Roz-e-Nur this week, The Ismaili is pleased to share From a Thousand Years ago into the Next Millennium, a 93-minute film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s historic first visit to the Tajikistan Jamat in May 1995.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation, hosted on 22 May 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation, hosted on 22 May 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates AKU graduands for embarking on a path of service
Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates AKU graduands for embarking on a path of service
21 May 2021

Graduation ceremonies often signify moments of avid hope and possibility. The Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation was no different, as hundreds of graduands — all dressed in green convocation robes — celebrated with faculty, trustees, and guests, while a worldwide audience participated in the virtual festivities.

Maaza Mengiste delivered the 2021 Annual Pluralism Lecture from New York’s Centre for Fiction.
Maaza Mengiste delivered the 2021 Annual Pluralism Lecture from New York’s Centre for Fiction.
Maaza Mengiste delivers 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture
Maaza Mengiste delivers 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture
19 May 2021

Ethiopian-American novelist Maaza Mengiste delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s eighth Annual Pluralism Lecture today, 19 May, following opening remarks by Princess Zahra. The lecture, entitled “The Moment of Encounter: History, Disruptions, and Transformations” was held virtually, in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held virtually on 19 May
Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held virtually on 19 May
12 May 2021

This year’s Annual Pluralism Lecture, presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism in partnership with the University of British Columbia, will be livestreamed on 19 May, and will feature opening remarks by Princess Zahra.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 21 March 2021
Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 21 March 2021
21 March 2021

On the occasion of Navroz, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 13 December 2020
Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 13 December 2020
12 December 2020

On the occasion of Salgirah, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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Salgirah programme to air on The Ismaili TV
Salgirah programme to air on The Ismaili TV
8 December 2020

As the Jamat around the world looks forward to commemorating the 84th birthday of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam, The Ismaili is pleased to present a two-day Salgirah programme on The Ismaili TV. Featuring a variety of content — from an inspiring theatre production to a special birthday party organised by children — we hope to entertain and inspire the Jamat on this joyous and special occasion.

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