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The Ismaili App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The Ismaili App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Official The Ismaili app now available for download
Official The Ismaili app now available for download
8 July 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to announce the release of our official mobile app, putting the latest news related to the Jamat and its institutions in your pocket!

Three-day programme to air on The Ismaili TV in celebration of Imamat Day
Three-day programme to air on The Ismaili TV in celebration of Imamat Day
8 July 2020

The Ismaili TV is pleased to present an Imamat Day programme featuring a variety of content that is sure to entertain and inspire the Jamat over the course of three days.

Visit the.ismaili/ecards to view the selection of options and send your eCard.
Visit the.ismaili/ecards to view the selection of options and send your eCard.
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
7 July 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to relaunch its eCard greeting service. For the upcoming occasion of Imamat Day, choose from several unique designs, add a personal message, and send your eCard to multiple contacts at a time. Visit the.ismaili/ecards to get started.

Global Stem Festival 2020

Global STEM Festival aims to prepare leaders of the future
Global STEM Festival aims to prepare leaders of the future
4 July 2020

The upcoming Global STEM Festival will focus on providing children and young adults of the Jamat an opportunity to explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to acquire the skills needed to be successful in their lives and careers.

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Salma Lakhani from Edmonton will be the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history.
Salma Lakhani from Edmonton will be the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history.
Salma Lakhani appointed as first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history
Salma Lakhani appointed as first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history
1 July 2020

On 30 June 2020, Salma Lakhani, a member of the Jamat in Edmonton, was named as the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Young members of the Jamat, such as Nitasha Aslam (left), Ziyaan Virji (top right), and Nuriya Mullo-Abdolova (bottom right) are working to improve natural habitats in their respective parts of the world.
Young members of the Jamat, such as Nitasha Aslam (left), Ziyaan Virji (top right), and Nuriya Mullo-Abdolova (bottom right) are working to improve natural habitats in their respective parts of the world.
Young environmental ambassadors take lead on climate action
Young environmental ambassadors take lead on climate action
28 June 2020
Since the early days of Islam, believers have been taught to care for God’s creation by protecting the world’s natural habitats, and the spirit of environmental stewardship has been carried through to this day. As the dangers of climate change grow increasingly apparent, Ismaili youth from across the globe are leading initiatives to educate their communities and protect the natural world.
Global Encounters unveils virtual programme for July 2020
Global Encounters unveils virtual programme for July 2020
22 June 2020

In response to extensive travel restrictions and preventive measures being taken due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Global Encounters and Aga Khan Youth and Sports Boards from around the world are joining together to offer a new virtual summer camp for the youth of the global Jamat.

From left to right: Murad Ajani, President, Ismaili Council for Southwestern US; The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Shenila Momin, Chairperson Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
From left to right: Murad Ajani, President, Ismaili Council for Southwestern US; The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Shenila Momin, Chairperson Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the US Ismaili Council and FOCUS USA
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the US Ismaili Council and FOCUS USA
18 June 2020

Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted a donation of half a million reusable face masks from Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA (FOCUS) and the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US. The formal announcement of the donation took place at Houston’s City Hall on 17 June 2020.

Amaan Nathoo of Vancouver, B.C, working at home.
Amaan Nathoo of Vancouver, B.C, working at home.
The future of work: In the office, at home
The future of work: In the office, at home
8 June 2020

The future is here. Once a remote possibility, working from home has become commonplace and more accepted, much sooner than anticipated. While most employers have in the past resisted the idea of their workforces performing their duties from home, necessity is the mother of invention, and the current coronavirus crisis has left many employers with no other option.

Finding a balance between human progress and respecting the planet we live on is crucial to building a sustainable future for ourselves and the generations to follow.
Finding a balance between human progress and respecting the planet we live on is crucial to building a sustainable future for ourselves and the generations to follow.
World Environment Day: Building a sustainable future
World Environment Day: Building a sustainable future
4 June 2020

The world is made up of different races, nations, languages, and opinions, but we all share one thing in common: the Earth we inhabit. We depend on the planet’s resources to live our lives. The faith of Islam teaches followers to care for Allah’s creation, as part of our values of ethical behaviour and good character.

Aerial view over the Citadel View Restaurant, central spine and formal garden.

Close to Home - Al Khimyah

Aerial view over the Citadel View Restaurant, central spine and formal garden.
Close to Home: Al-Khimyah
4 June 2020

The second film in the Close to Home series, written and directed by Prince Aly Muhammad, explores the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in Cairo, Egypt. The film is an account of a city whose foundations were laid over a thousand years ago, which has seen a 500-year-old rubbish dump rebuilt into a lush green oasis, and a poor inner-city district transformed into a thriving community.

Al-Azhar park in Cairo features walkways, fountains, lawns, and gardens overlooking a lake in the traditional chahar bagh style.

Trailer: Close to Home: Al Khimyah

Al-Azhar park in Cairo features walkways, fountains, lawns, and gardens overlooking a lake in the traditional chahar bagh style.
Close to Home film series continues on World Environment Day
1 June 2020

A second film in the Close to Home series will be released on World Environment Day, Friday 5 June.

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