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Upcoming Event: Looking Past the Crisis with Khalil Shariff
Upcoming Event: Looking Past the Crisis with Khalil Shariff
16 May 2020

In this first edition of the Visionary Voices Ismaili Centre Lecture series, Khalil Shariff, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, will share stories of our community’s resilience, the work of the Aga Khan Development Network, and how we can support others around the world through the crisis.

Join us for an online celebration of Eid on 24, 25, and 26 May 2020.
Join us for an online celebration of Eid on 24, 25, and 26 May 2020.
The Ismaili TV to host Shukrana Concert in celebration of Eid
The Ismaili TV to host Shukrana Concert in celebration of Eid
15 May 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present a second concert in as many weeks, to coincide with the observance of Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. The celebration of music will feature talented Ismaili performers from around the world for two days of music on 24 and 25 May.

“The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the leave of their Lord, with every command; peace it is until the break of dawn.” (Surah al Qadr, ayats 3-5)
“The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the leave of their Lord, with every command; peace it is until the break of dawn.” (Surah al Qadr, ayats 3-5)
Laylat al-Qadr
Laylat al-Qadr
14 May 2020

Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam. It is the night when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah. 

President of the Council for Kenya Shamira Dostmohamed delivers provisions to the National Police Service along with Safety and Security members Zahid Peermohamed and Sonya Nanji.
President of the Council for Kenya Shamira Dostmohamed delivers provisions to the National Police Service along with Safety and Security members Zahid Peermohamed and Sonya Nanji.
Kenyan Jamat serves those in need during pandemic
Kenyan Jamat serves those in need during pandemic
14 May 2020

During this time, through its Ismaili CIVIC initiative, the Kenyan Jamat has come together from across the country to volunteer time and resources to help those in need.

The Ismaili TV exclusive: Salim-Sulaiman to present virtual concert in support of Global Pandemic Relief Fund
The Ismaili TV exclusive: Salim-Sulaiman to present virtual concert in support of Global Pandemic Relief Fund
13 May 2020

Join us on Sunday 17 May on The Ismaili TV for a special musical event featuring internationally-renowned recording artistes, Salim-Sulaiman.

The Ismaili TV is now also available on demand.
The Ismaili TV is now also available on demand.
The Ismaili TV now available on demand
The Ismaili TV now available on demand
12 May 2020

Since launching three weeks ago, The Ismaili TV — an online streaming platform offering 24-hour programming curated for the global Jamat — has been viewed over 800 thousand times. If you missed anything, a selection of programmes are now available to enjoy on demand.

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 2
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 2
8 May 2020

The second issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Vaneeza Rupani holds a photo of Ingenuity, the NASA Mars helicopter she named.
Vaneeza Rupani holds a photo of Ingenuity, the NASA Mars helicopter she named.
Ismaili high school student names NASA’s Mars helicopter
Ismaili high school student names NASA’s Mars helicopter
8 May 2020

Ever since Vaneeza Rupani was a little girl, she has been captivated by space exploration. She fed her interest by reading books about space at her school library and visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Heal a Heart song

Music Video: Heal a Heart
6 May 2020

During these difficult times, kindness and generosity continue to bring warmth, light, and hope to our Jamat and humanity at large. This musical tribute, featuring members of the Jamat from 20 countries, is a small token of appreciation to all volunteers and health workers who are serving in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown.

Global Encounters calls youth to inspire hope
Global Encounters calls youth to inspire hope
5 May 2020

As our world faces the unprecedented challenge of fighting the novel coronavirus, we must acknowledge that we are living through a very unique time in modern human history. While some of us are facing challenges in making lifestyle adjustments to shelter in place, others are facing significant constraints, battling isolation, struggling with unemployment and financial uncertainty, or fulfilling a call of duty to protect communities and loved ones.

Interdependence can facilitate a united and concerted global effort, one that may also lead to greater realisation that we are part of a single community, inseparable from others.
Interdependence can facilitate a united and concerted global effort, one that may also lead to greater realisation that we are part of a single community, inseparable from others.
Hope, faith, and community
Hope, faith, and community
2 May 2020

How does one define their role and value in society, or one’s purpose in life? Are we atomised beings moving through life in a random fashion or connected and “born of a single soul,” as the Qur’an informs us? How are we connected, and what is an individual without a community?

Mindfulness is not to suppress, deny, or avoid feelings that come up, but to help us navigate them.
Mindfulness is not to suppress, deny, or avoid feelings that come up, but to help us navigate them.
Mindful living while studying at home
Mindful living while studying at home
1 May 2020

As we navigate through this uncertain time, it is important to acknowledge the changes that we are going through. It can be helpful for students to seek support and engage in activities that will encourage us to stay rational, kind, and compassionate to ourselves and towards others.

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