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There are more than 150 million people active in the gig economy in North America and Western Europe.
There are more than 150 million people active in the gig economy in North America and Western Europe.
What is the Gig Economy?
What is the Gig Economy?
16 April 2024

Ever wondered what links Airbnb hosts, personal tutors, and dog walkers? They are all part of the so-called “gig economy.” If you’ve ever taken an Uber ride or bought something from Etsy, you’ve also participated in this economy. Read on to learn how such trends are changing the way people work and live.

What is Eid al Fitr?

Video: What is Eid al-Fitr?
9 April 2024

Eid al-Fitr is a festival in which we express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, extend our compassion and generosity to others, and celebrate with our families and communities. Watch this clip to learn about the festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Also available in Arabic, French, Farsi, Gujarati, Portuguese, Tajik, and Urdu.

The Ismaili greeting eCard service
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
9 April 2024

The Ismaili is pleased to offer our eCard greeting service. For the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, choose from our unique designs, add a personal message, and send your eCard to multiple contacts at a time. Visit the.ismaili/ecards to get started. 

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Music video: Lab pe aati hai Du'a
8 April 2024

The Ismaili presents a rendition of Lab pe aati hai Du’a, performed by ZIKR band. The prayer, in the form of verse, was originally written by the philosopher-poet Muhammad Iqbal in 1902.

Programmes such as the Safe Birth initiative and the Pregnancy and Maternal Club have been established to assist expectant parents in Syria.
Programmes such as the Safe Birth initiative and the Pregnancy and Maternal Club have been established to assist expectant parents in Syria.
Making childbirth safer in Syria
Making childbirth safer in Syria
6 April 2024

Bringing a child into the world is a formative experience for every mother, and many factors determine the wellbeing of both mother and baby. In vulnerable societies like Syria, however, child-bearing women face a host of problems, from unreliable information about pregnancy to a lack of suitable healthcare settings. The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) in Syria has been expanding its presence in the country to help overcome such challenges.

An estimated five percent of the population are affected by ADHD, and many of them are still undiagnosed.
An estimated five percent of the population are affected by ADHD, and many of them are still undiagnosed.
What does ADHD feel like?
What does ADHD feel like?
6 April 2024

From across her desk, the doctor looks me in the eye. “I’m sure you have the condition,” she says in a matter-of-fact tone. “I can confirm the diagnosis.” My mind goes into a spin. These are words nobody wants to hear. Except me — this is exactly what I wanted. 

TIU Mar

Video: The Ismaili Update - March recap
30 March 2024

Join us for the March edition of The Ismaili Update, as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat over the past month.

The Master Musicians performed alongside the Madeira Classical Orchestra.
The Master Musicians performed alongside the Madeira Classical Orchestra.
Aga Khan Master Musicians bring unique sound to Madeira
Aga Khan Master Musicians bring unique sound to Madeira
28 March 2024

The Aga Khan Master Musicians (AKMM) delivered a stunning performance on 23 March to conclude the Madeira Music Festival at the Congress Centre in Funchal, Portugal. The concert generated significant enthusiasm in Madeira, resulting in a sold-out venue and the presence of the island’s highest authorities, alongside AKMM’s patrons Prince Amyn and Prince Aly Muhammad.

Join our team!
Join our team!
26 March 2024

If you’re passionate about using the power of words to inspire change, promote understanding, and uplift communities, then we invite you to join our dynamic team as a Junior Writer.

Nowruz, by the Aga Khan Master Musicians, reached number one on the World Music Charts Europe in February 2024.
Nowruz, by the Aga Khan Master Musicians, reached number one on the World Music Charts Europe in February 2024.
Nowruz album makes waves on world music charts
Nowruz album makes waves on world music charts
20 March 2024

With the release of Nowruz, the debut album by the Aga Khan Master Musicians, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has unveiled a musical gem that transcends cultural boundaries.

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Video: What is Navroz?
19 March 2024

Navroz, like new years traditions from other cultures, is a day when families and communities come together. It's a reminder of renewal and a fresh start. It's also a chance to reflect on one’s personal life, to think about achievements and failures during the previous year, and to make resolutions for the new year.

Navroz hai aya

Music video: Navroz hai aya
18 March 2024

The Ismaili is pleased to present Navroz hai aya, performed by Ismaili music artists in Pakistan. The song describes the blessings, beauty, and hope that the festival of Navroz brings to our lives.

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