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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us on Sunday 17 May on The Ismaili TV for a special musical event featuring internationally-renowned recording artistes, Salim-Sulaiman.
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.
The second issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.