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This podcast episode tells the story of how Islam arrived in America, possibly as early as the 1400s on ships from Europe and West Africa. Our guests this week explain the chain of events that led to America's encounter with Islam more than five centuries ago.
Join host Zainne Saleh for the latest episode of The Ismaili Update featuring a significant milestone for the Ismaili Center Houston and a special honor for Mawlana Hazar Imam! See exclusive highlights as Prince Amyn attends a luncheon to recognise Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, accepts the Key to the City of Houston on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and participates in a Topping Out ceremony for the Ismaili Center.
The Ismaili Center Houston achieved a significant milestone today with a special ‘topping out’ ceremony attended by Prince Amyn and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
L'Institut du Monde Arabe on the left bank of the river Seine served as an ideal setting for a celebration of cultural diversity earlier this week, attended by Prince Amyn.
The 29th Lisbon Forum, a two-day annual event organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and co-funded by the European Union, took place yesterday at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon. This year's deliberations focussed on the theme “Human Rights, Environment, and Economic Crimes: Youth at the Forefront.”
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October reminds us that the growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events cannot be ignored. As climate change reshapes our reality, Jamati and AKDN institutions have been instrumental in preparing communities in disaster-prone areas to help safeguard their future.
Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is known to have the highest death rate of all infectious diseases — far more than Covid-19. Approximately 10 million new cases of TB emerge annually, more than 4 million of which are thought to be undiagnosed. Efforts to find effective and accessible therapies are therefore essential, especially for the developing world.
To coincide with World Mental Health Day, The Ismaili presents Dil Mera Bhaari Hai (My heart is heavy). The song explores themes of anxiety, depression, and grief, and the role of faith as a central feature of our lives to which we can turn for comfort and solace.
In quiet periods of our lives, loneliness can appear like an uninvited guest. It's a universal human experience that affects people of all ages and circumstances. By understanding its signs and extending a helping hand, we can make our neighbourhoods and communities more inclusive and supportive.
The 20th-century writer William Arthur Ward once said that “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is increasingly seen as a vital part of a teacher’s toolkit, to ensure they continue inspiring each other and those around them.
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.