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Masjid an-Nabawi, known in English as the Prophet's Mosque, was built by Prophet Muhammad himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Masjid an-Nabawi, known in English as the Prophet's Mosque, was built by Prophet Muhammad himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Milad-un-Nabi
Milad-un-Nabi
5 October 2022

This week, Muslims around the world commemorate Milad-un-Nabi, literally meaning the “birth of the Prophet.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE and grew up to be a respected merchant, known for his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. At the age of 40, he received his first revelation from Allah, marking the commencement of his mission as Allah's last and final messenger.

Whenever the Prophet’s name is written in calligraphy, it is common to add a beautifully written salawat alongside it.
Whenever the Prophet’s name is written in calligraphy, it is common to add a beautifully written salawat alongside it.
Why do Ismailis recite salawat for the family of the Prophet (pbuh)?
Why do Ismailis recite salawat for the family of the Prophet (pbuh)?
5 October 2022

The lastest article in our What Ismailis Believe series explains why we recite the salawat for the family of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).

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Video: Celebrating 50 - Episode four
29 September 2022

Episode four includes highlights from the signing of an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of British Columbia. Prince Rahim and Princess Zahra took part in the signing prior to a luncheon hosted by British Columbia's Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin. Let's join Mursal Bahri as she recaps the events in Celebrating 50, a behind-the-scenes video special at the commemorative events taking place across Canada this week.

Prince Rahim and British Columbia Premier John Horgan sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia on 29 September 2022.
Prince Rahim and British Columbia Premier John Horgan sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia on 29 September 2022.
Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia sign Agreement of Cooperation
Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia sign Agreement of Cooperation
28 September 2022

Prince Rahim and Princess Zahra represented Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony and luncheon today in Vancouver to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia.

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Video: Celebrating 50 - Episode three
28 September 2022

Let's join Mursal Bahri for the third instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at the commemorative events taking place across Canada this week. Episode three includes highlights from a luncheon in honour of Princess Zahra, hosted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in the presence of Alberta Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani. Also included are highlights from the inauguration of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, held later the same day.

Princess Zahra is welcomed to Government House in Edmonton by Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney and Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani.
Princess Zahra is welcomed to Government House in Edmonton by Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney and Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani.
Alberta honours Ismaili community’s contributions to Canada
Alberta honours Ismaili community’s contributions to Canada
28 September 2022

The celebrations of 50 years of the Ismaili community’s significant presence in Canada continued today in the city of Edmonton, with a luncheon at Government House attended by Princess Zahra and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Salma Lakhani, followed by the formal opening of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden.

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Video: Celebrating 50 - Episode two
27 September 2022

Take a look at the second instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Episode two includes highlights from the groundbreaking ceremony of Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Prince Amyn, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory, and local and national leaders of the Jamat.

Toronto Mayor John Tory, Prince Amyn, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveil the ceremonial plaque for Generations Toronto at the Ismaili Centre Toronto on 27 September 2022.
Toronto Mayor John Tory, Prince Amyn, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveil the ceremonial plaque for Generations Toronto at the Ismaili Centre Toronto on 27 September 2022.
Generations project breaks ground in Toronto
Generations project breaks ground in Toronto
26 September 2022

Prince Amyn attended the groundbreaking ceremony today for Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and local and national leaders of the Jamat.

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while preserving the planet.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while preserving the planet.
This is our SDG Moment
This is our SDG Moment
25 September 2022

Action, ambition, and hope were on display this week as world leaders joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Amanda Gorman, and others for the annual SDG Moment at the UN headquarters in New York. Projected onto the big screens this year were Prince Hussain’s photographs depicting the beauty and fragility of the natural world.

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Video: Celebrating 50 - Episode one
25 September 2022

Join host Mursal Bahri for the first instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Day one includes highlights from the Municipal Honours ceremony held in Toronto.

What’s so special about architecture?
What’s so special about architecture?
25 September 2022

The eagerly anticipated winners of this year’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced this week. The six winning projects uniquely differ from one another but, as Faisal Ali explains, they share one important aspect.

Hundreds of Ismaili CIVIC volunteers, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Boy Scouts, are providing relief to the flood-affected areas in Pakistan.
Hundreds of Ismaili CIVIC volunteers, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Boy Scouts, are providing relief to the flood-affected areas in Pakistan.
Ismaili CIVIC assists with flood-relief efforts in Pakistan
Ismaili CIVIC assists with flood-relief efforts in Pakistan
24 September 2022

As rehabilitation efforts continue in Pakistan, Ismaili CIVIC volunteers continue to support affected individuals and the communities in which they reside – demonstrating a commitment to Islam’s core values of service, peace, compassion and care for the vulnerable.

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