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Children's story: A new year and a new beginning
Children's story: A new year and a new beginning
16 March 2021

Today we share a story about two children, Nargis and Aziz, who celebrate the festival of Navroz with their family. Parents and grandparents may wish to read this story with children, whether in person or over a video call.

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Music video: Nairouzel-Mahaba Wal Khaeer
15 March 2021

Today, The Ismaili brings you Nairouzel-Mahaba Wal Khaeer (Navroz is Love and Grace). This Syrian Nasheed, performed in Arabic, is dedicated to the joy and radiance of the occasion of Navroz.

The Ismaili greeting eCard service
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
15 March 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to offer our eCard greeting service. For the upcoming occasion of Navroz, 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.

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Music video: Naya Din
14 March 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present Naya Din (New Day) performed by Fitoor the Band, inspired by the occasion of Navroz. The song describes the natural beauty of the spring season and encourages us all to keep this beauty alive for generations to come.

Expressing art from the heart
Expressing art from the heart
14 March 2021

Visual art has always been a powerful medium of expression; bridging divides and bringing people together. During a time of physical distance between one another, art takes on an additional dimension, offering the ability to connect with others and with oneself. In response, the UK jurisdiction Jamat launched the heARTspace initiative. Participants were given a very simple brief: their artwork should come from the heart.

Navroz celebrations on The Ismaili TV
Navroz celebrations on The Ismaili TV
13 March 2021

Next weekend, the Jamat around the world will celebrate Navroz, marking the beginning of a new year and the first day of spring. The Ismaili TV is pleased to present a two-day Navroz programme featuring programmes in multiple languages for children and adults alike.

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Music Video: The Light of Navroz
13 March 2021

To coincide with Navroz, The Ismaili is pleased to present a collection of songs in various languages in the days leading up to Navroz. The first one is entitled The Light of Navroz, which highlights that although we might be celebrating separately, we remain united as One Jamat.

Testing will be needed for a long time: finding out who has the virus is a cornerstone for guiding measures that can suppress the pandemic.
Testing will be needed for a long time: finding out who has the virus is a cornerstone for guiding measures that can suppress the pandemic.
Testing and vaccines: The experts guiding AKDN’s Covid-19 response
Testing and vaccines: The experts guiding AKDN’s Covid-19 response
10 March 2021

On 21 March 2020, as nation after nation succumbed to the largest lockdowns of our time, Mawlana Hazar Imam issued a directive to establish a Covid-19 Global Task Force and Steering Committee to coordinate the Jamati and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

As the spring season approaches, there is light at the end of the tunnel in our journey towards normalcy.
As the spring season approaches, there is light at the end of the tunnel in our journey towards normalcy.
One year on: How did we cope?
One year on: How did we cope?
10 March 2021

Last March, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic. After 12 months of mixed emotions and disruption to our lives, what have we learned, and where do we go from here?

Latif Nasser is the host and executive producer of the Netflix documentary series ‘Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything’.
Latif Nasser is the host and executive producer of the Netflix documentary series ‘Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything’.
“There are always more questions”: Making curiosity cool again
“There are always more questions”: Making curiosity cool again
10 March 2021

This week, on the third episode of The Ismaili TV’s Trailblazers, we are joined by Latif Nasser, the host and executive producer of the Netflix documentary series ‘Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything’, and host of two podcast series’. He received a PhD in the history of science from Harvard University and is the recipient of the 2021 duPont Columbia Award for his series ‘The Other Latif’.

The folio depicts several angels, along with Buraq, the winged horse the holy Prophet is said to have ridden on Mi’raj.
The folio depicts several angels, along with Buraq, the winged horse the holy Prophet is said to have ridden on Mi’raj.
Mi‘raj — The night journey
Mi‘raj — The night journey
9 March 2021

This week, Ismailis around the world join many of their brothers and sisters in the wider Muslim Ummah in observing Mi‘raj. Esoteric interpretations of Islam tend to emphasise the spiritual significance of Mi‘raj, which is seen as a symbol of the journey of the soul, and the human potential to rise above the trappings of material life.

Part of the exhibition, In Search of Illusion, on display in the education wing of Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana. Art on left, “Inspiration of the Mind,” by Fahim Somani. Art on right, “Jorah,” by Salman Abdul.
Part of the exhibition, In Search of Illusion, on display in the education wing of Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana. Art on left, “Inspiration of the Mind,” by Fahim Somani. Art on right, “Jorah,” by Salman Abdul.
Ismaili artists featured at the new Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana in Greater Houston
Ismaili artists featured at the new Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana in Greater Houston
9 March 2021

Art historians and enthusiasts often recognize the 10th through 13th centuries as a period that marked an increase in the usage of symmetrical, geometric patterns in the Muslim world. Most likely aided by Muslim mathematicians, artists and artisans produced a large variety of designs. Many of these geometric models developed interpretations of ornament that embody metaphysical intent.

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