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Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios' MS. MARVEL, exclusively on Disney+.
Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios' MS. MARVEL, exclusively on Disney+.
How Iman Vellani became a Marvel superhero
How Iman Vellani became a Marvel superhero
25 June 2022

You’ve heard it a hundred times: be careful what you forward on WhatsApp. But at the same time, be careful what you dismiss on WhatsApp — a lesson Iman Vellani learned after receiving a message that changed her life.

Financial literacy is an important skill that enables people to make effective financial decisions and actively participate in the economy.
Financial literacy is an important skill that enables people to make effective financial decisions and actively participate in the economy.
Treading the path to financial success
Treading the path to financial success
25 June 2022

In the 1990s, the United Nations launched a financial literacy course to help families develop a budget and organise their savings. Word soon began to spread, and the course gained in popularity. Today, members of the Jamat across the world are both delivering the course content and benefiting from it alike.

On his 50th birthday — 13 December 1986 — Mawlana Hazar Imam marked a significant moment in the Jamat’s modern history, as he ordained the first global Ismaili Constitution.
On his 50th birthday — 13 December 1986 — Mawlana Hazar Imam marked a significant moment in the Jamat’s modern history, as he ordained the first global Ismaili Constitution.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part three: 1977-1987
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part three: 1977-1987
24 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. Here, we look back at his third decade as Imam.

YAM reprise

Music video: Ya Ali Madad [Reprise]
20 June 2022

To coincide with World Music Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present The Ismaili Sounds: Jam Sessions, a platform to showcase live and mellow performances. The first release, Ya Ali Madad [Reprise] by The Sufistics, expresses the belief that adversities can be overcome by keeping one’s faith close by.

The Ismaili Sounds provides a platform for hundreds of music artists across the worldwide Jamat.
The Ismaili Sounds provides a platform for hundreds of music artists across the worldwide Jamat.
The story behind The Ismaili Sounds
The story behind The Ismaili Sounds
20 June 2022

In May 2020, while the world was in lockdown, The Ismaili TV hosted a virtual Shukrana Concert to commemorate Eid ul-Fitr. To prepare, the organising team issued a call out for song submissions, hoping for a few hours worth of content. The response was overwhelming. A new platform was soon created to showcase the musical talent of the Jamat – and thus, two years ago this week, The Ismaili Sounds was born.

Mawlana Hazar Imam performs the foundation ceremony at the nursing home of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Bombay, India, in 1967, then known as the Ismailia General Hospital. The hospital was opened in 1945, and is a part of Aga Hall Estate.
Mawlana Hazar Imam performs the foundation ceremony at the nursing home of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Bombay, India, in 1967, then known as the Ismailia General Hospital. The hospital was opened in 1945, and is a part of Aga Hall Estate.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part two: 1967-1977
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part two: 1967-1977
19 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. Here, we look back at his second decade as Imam.

Good knowledge of English is important to prepare children and adults to be better placed for financial security and the best opportunities.
Good knowledge of English is important to prepare children and adults to be better placed for financial security and the best opportunities.
Enhancing English skills in Afghanistan and beyond
Enhancing English skills in Afghanistan and beyond
19 June 2022

Access to English language learning opportunities in Afghanistan has long been uneven and limited, especially in the most remote areas. Yet, proficiency in English is essentially important to compete for the highest quality education and the best employment opportunities. A new language programme, developed in Canada, is helping to increase high-quality access at an exponential rate.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai as part of a three-week visit to India in 1962.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai as part of a three-week visit to India in 1962.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part one: 1957-1967
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part one: 1957-1967
15 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. To begin a new series of reflections, here, we look back at his first decade as Imam.

Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
10 June 2022

Sunni and Shia Muslims share many central beliefs, including a belief in the Oneness of Allah (tawhid), and that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was the final Messenger of Allah, who received Divine revelations recorded in the Holy Qur’an.

Since the climate is changing more rapidly in mountainous areas than elsewhere, those living here are especially vulnerable.
Since the climate is changing more rapidly in mountainous areas than elsewhere, those living here are especially vulnerable.
Mitigating risk in the high mountains
Mitigating risk in the high mountains
4 June 2022

Elders of communities in the Tian-Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan recall stories of the Great Urkun in 1916 when Kyrgyz locals fled their homes during a Tsarist invasion. Desperate to save their families, some parents tied their children to horses. These horses brought the children to safety, carrying them across mountains alone for days.

The concept of environmental stewardship is well-embedded in the ethics of Islam.
The concept of environmental stewardship is well-embedded in the ethics of Islam.
Only one earth: Remembering what endures
Only one earth: Remembering what endures
2 June 2022

In 7th century Arabia, the military general Malik al-Ashtar received a letter from Hazrat Ali. In the letter, Hazrat Ali appointed al-Ashar to be the governor of Egypt, and advised him how to treat the land and its people with fairness and justice.

If you happen to receive unverified content, pause and think about the source and its accuracy before forwarding on.
If you happen to receive unverified content, pause and think about the source and its accuracy before forwarding on.
Defeating disinformation
Defeating disinformation
30 May 2022

We’re experts at ignoring adverts: slogans on billboards, jingles on TV – we tend to dismiss them as hype. But attempts to manipulate us are becoming more effective and difficult to avoid.

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