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Muslim Footprints episode 8: Muslim Spain
Muslim Footprints episode 8: Muslim Spain
3 October 2023

This week on the Muslim Footprints podcast, we discuss the legacy of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula. Professor Brian Catlos accompanies us on an expedition through al Andalus to discover Islamic influences in its art and culture. Tune in to learn more.

Muslim Footprints episode 8: Muslim Spain
Muslim Footprints episode 8: Muslim Spain
3 October 2023

This week on the Muslim Footprints podcast, we discuss the legacy of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula. Professor Brian Catlos accompanies us on an expedition through al Andalus to discover Islamic influences in its art and culture. Tune in to learn more.

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Video: The Ismaili Update — September recap
29 September 2023

In our latest episode of The Ismaili Update, we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat during the action-packed month of September.

Children usually begin to understand the importance of money at a younger age than we think.
Children usually begin to understand the importance of money at a younger age than we think.
How to talk to children about money
How to talk to children about money
28 September 2023

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and use skills like budgeting, personal spending management, and investing. With these skills, we can better our relationship with money and understand how using it wisely can improve our financial security. So, the question is, why aren’t we teaching children about this sooner?

The timeless relevance of a liberal arts education
The timeless relevance of a liberal arts education
28 September 2023

In ancient Athens and in Fatimid Cairo, a liberal arts education was considered the hallmark of a well-rounded citizen. This approach is vital today for its ability to foster critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability. That’s why the Aga Khan University’s newest faculty has built its undergraduate curriculum around it.

Water flows into a pool at Humayun's Tomb Garden restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, New Delhi, India.
Water flows into a pool at Humayun's Tomb Garden restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, New Delhi, India.
Bytes of history: The digital revolution in cultural preservation
Bytes of history: The digital revolution in cultural preservation
28 September 2023

As people spend more time immersed in TikTok, Instagram Reels, and other social media feeds, there’s a common perception that society is losing touch with history and culture. However, technology also opens up avenues to strengthen our relationship with our cultural heritage. Institutions like the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) have launched initiatives that leverage technology to make culture-based content easy to access.

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Video: What practices do Ismailis observe in jamatkhanas?
Video: What practices do Ismailis observe in jamatkhanas?
27 September 2023

Ismaili practices in jamatkhanas are expressions of the spiritual bond between the hereditary Ismaili Imam-of-the-Time and his followers, as conveyed in the pledge of allegiance (bay‘a) that each Ismaili offers to the Imam. They include various forms of prayer mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and other expressions of piety and devotion through which Ismailis seek God’s grace and mercy through the intercession of the Prophet and the Imams. Jamatkhana practices are the sole prerogative of the Imam-of-the-Time and are specific to the Ismaili community.

For your next cup of chai, consider using an eco-friendly non-dairy milk.
For your next cup of chai, consider using an eco-friendly non-dairy milk.
How sustainable is your cup of chai?
How sustainable is your cup of chai?
27 September 2023

When you’re next at the grocery store, reaching for that package of milk, why not consider an alternate option that’s more eco-friendly? To help keep your consumption as sustainable as possible, we’ve done some digging to unearth the most sustainable milk alternatives, and reviewed their taste and suitability for your tea and coffee needs!

Salima Visram (right) and her younger sister, Samara (left) founded a fashion label to help fund their Soular Backpack project. It’s now a successful eco-conscious brand in its own right.
Salima Visram (right) and her younger sister, Samara (left) founded a fashion label to help fund their Soular Backpack project. It’s now a successful eco-conscious brand in its own right.
A story of fashion and compassion
A story of fashion and compassion
27 September 2023

Salima Visram grew up in Kenya — a land of striking beauty and vibrant colours. She always had selfless aspirations: her initial career goal was to work for the UN. But while at university in Canada, she learned about different ways to make a positive impact on the world, and her journey took an unexpected detour.

A journey of faith and resilience
A journey of faith and resilience
25 September 2023

In February this year, my life took an unexpected turn that left me grappling with emotions I never imagined I would face. At the age of 33, after a miscarriage, I found myself entangled in a web of challenges that would put my strength and determination to the test. As a woman, the struggle to overcome infertility is already a battle in itself, but when cancer entered the equation, it felt like an insurmountable mountain to climb.

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Sweet success: How beekeeping transforms lives
Sweet success: How beekeeping transforms lives
25 September 2023

In the picturesque valleys of northern Pakistan, Shabi Noor Khan's life took a fortuitous turn. Last year, he received a small donation of honey bees with which he managed to generate an income that helped to clear his debts and cover his daily expenses. Shabi Noor is just one beneficiary of the Socio-Economic Development Programme (SEDP) that's changing lives through beekeeping.

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Music video: Rang Laaee Hai
25 September 2023

On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the Ismaili is pleased to present Rang Laaee Hai by The Sufistics, in praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny). During the course of his lifetime, the Prophet exemplified the values of patience, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness, all subtly expressed in this musical narrative.

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