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anywhere

Music video: Anywhere
23 September 2021

This week, The Ismaili presents Anywhere, performed by K4 from Canada. The song, which contains urban influences, depicts young people finding their way in the world, guided by their faith.

Our mental, emotional, and relational wellbeing is what determines human resilience, or the ability to bounce back from adversity.
Our mental, emotional, and relational wellbeing is what determines human resilience, or the ability to bounce back from adversity.
The art and science of resilience
The art and science of resilience
23 September 2021

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc and redefine normalcy for almost everyone in every part of the world. The past 18 months have been a uniquely challenging time on many fronts. As we learn to adapt to new ways of living, the ongoing uncertainty continues to challenge us at a level much more profound than we may realise.

More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.
More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.
Worldwide Jamat unites for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
Worldwide Jamat unites for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
22 September 2021

Thousands of members of the Jamat are busy making final preparations ahead of the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, to be held this weekend in more than 30 countries around the world.

The new podcast from The Ismaili can be accessed on all major podcast platforms.
The new podcast from The Ismaili can be accessed on all major podcast platforms.
Introducing the Careers of the Future Podcast
Introducing the Careers of the Future Podcast
13 September 2021

The Ismaili is excited to announce that Careers of the Future is launching a weekly podcast starting today, 14 September.

The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) began operating the Bamyan Hospital in 2004. Today it is a state-of-the-art 141-bed facility: over half of the building's power is supplied by solar panels located on a hilltop behind the hospital.
The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) began operating the Bamyan Hospital in 2004. Today it is a state-of-the-art 141-bed facility: over half of the building's power is supplied by solar panels located on a hilltop behind the hospital.
AKDN calls for compassion and cohesion in Afghanistan
AKDN calls for compassion and cohesion in Afghanistan
12 September 2021

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) participated in and delivered a statement at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General earlier today, 13 September 2021.

Princess Zahra delivers remarks via video link at the official naming ceremony of the New Private Wing at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi.
Princess Zahra delivers remarks via video link at the official naming ceremony of the New Private Wing at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi.
Princess Zahra Pavilion offers world-class care and a welcoming oasis
Princess Zahra Pavilion offers world-class care and a welcoming oasis
7 September 2021

At a special ceremony held in Karachi this week, the Aga Khan University Hospital’s New Private Wing was officially named the Princess Zahra Pavilion. The state-of-the-art facility has been offering the highest standards of excellence and care to patients since it first began operating in 2019.

soday e ishq

Music video: Soday-e-Ishq
6 September 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present Soday-e-Ishq, written by Aziz Allah Barzgar and performed by members of the Jamat from Iran. The song explores notions of yearning, search, and seeking the love of the divine.

AKUH's Private Wing complex has been designed to provide peace and tranquility to patients and their families.
AKUH's Private Wing complex has been designed to provide peace and tranquility to patients and their families.
Princess Zahra to address ceremony to name new AKU Hospital Private Wing Complex
Princess Zahra to address ceremony to name new AKU Hospital Private Wing Complex
4 September 2021

On Monday 6 September, Princess Zahra will deliver an address at a special Ceremony to name the Aga Khan University Hospital’s new Private Wing Complex in Karachi as the Princess Zahra Pavilion. The event is expected to begin at 8:00 AM (Toronto) / 1:00 PM (London) / 5:00 PM (Karachi) and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

Resilience refers to our ability to recover after hardships.
Resilience refers to our ability to recover after hardships.
Eight steps to building resilience in changing times
Eight steps to building resilience in changing times
29 August 2021

The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted every aspect of life, and often leave us feeling physically and emotionally tired without understanding why. Our ability to recover after hardships, also known as resilience, is key in helping us to adapt to new situations in our lives. Read on for eight tips on how to build resilience in our rapidly changing world.

Psychiatrists have observed that overindulgence in the use of smartphones can significantly reduce attention, decrease memory span, and accelerate early-onset dementia.
Psychiatrists have observed that overindulgence in the use of smartphones can significantly reduce attention, decrease memory span, and accelerate early-onset dementia.
Digital dementia: are we heading in the right direction?
Digital dementia: are we heading in the right direction?
28 August 2021

Dementia is characterised by confusion, disorientation, and impaired memory — it is often portrayed as a ‘loss of mind.’ In a concerning development, recent studies have linked the overuse of screens and connected devices to reduced attention and failing memory among younger people in what is being described as ‘digital dementia.’

DoF interview

Interview with Gary Otte, editor of Depth of Field
27 August 2021

In case you missed this exclusive interview aired last month on The Ismaili TV, here's another opportunity to hear Gary Otte describe his motivation to compile a visual record of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life and work, centred around photos taken by him and other photographers over the course of eight decades. The resulting book, entitled Depth of Field, is available to pre-order from The Ismaili Shop, with free shipping for all orders placed on or before 31 August 2021.

Allah Hoo

Music video: Allah Hoo
23 August 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Allah Hoo, the famous qawwali popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, performed here by Fitoor. The genre of Muslim devotional music known as qawwali was founded in the 13th century. It fuses together the practice of lyrical repetition and remembrance, and combines Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Indic musical traditions.

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