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The international environment at the IIS creates a dynamic space for collaboration where ideas are shared from diverse settings and backgrounds.
The international environment at the IIS creates a dynamic space for collaboration where ideas are shared from diverse settings and backgrounds.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies: A spotlight on pluralism
The Institute of Ismaili Studies: A spotlight on pluralism
2 December 2021

At The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), more than 50 students arrive in London every autumn at the start of the academic year to embark on a voyage of discovery. For those studying at the IIS, there is a deep sense of pluralism inherent in the student experience.

The Ismaili greeting eCard service
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
2 December 2021

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

Renewable energy independence can be successfully achieved through the installation of off-grid solar systems.
Renewable energy independence can be successfully achieved through the installation of off-grid solar systems.
What is net-zero carbon?
What is net-zero carbon?
22 November 2021

The Aga Khan Development Network’s agencies have committed to be net-zero carbon by 2030. But what exactly does this mean, and why is it important?

21 November 2021

The new Ismaili Center in Houston will express in physical form the Jamat’s commitment to building a pluralist society and finding ways to unite diverse people and cultures. The Center’s design is contemporary, yet reflects a historically rooted, rich architectural heritage. It combines modern architectural technology with traditional Persian forms and ornament, including ceramic mosaics and mashrabiya screens.

The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.
The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.
Aga Hall Estate in Mumbai earns green building certification
Aga Hall Estate in Mumbai earns green building certification
16 November 2021

The IFC EDGE Advanced Certification was awarded to the Aga Hall Estate, an upcoming residential high-rise development project, centrally located on the historic site of the family residence of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah in Mumbai, India.

Noor e Haq

Music video: Noor-e Haq
16 November 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Noor-e Haq, performed by Shabnam Merali. The devotional song is written in praise of Mawlana Ali and is sung in three languages; Urdu, Farsi, and Gujarati.

The forecourt garden with its reflecting pool at the entrance of the building creates a contemplative atmosphere. The new Center will feature beautiful spaces, intricate geometry, and highly crafted work.
The forecourt garden with its reflecting pool at the entrance of the building creates a contemplative atmosphere. The new Center will feature beautiful spaces, intricate geometry, and highly crafted work.
Ismaili Center Houston designed to embody a spirit of openness and dialogue
Ismaili Center Houston designed to embody a spirit of openness and dialogue
13 November 2021

Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat in the USA and around the world, the new Ismaili Center will represent dialogue between faith and world, East and West, traditional and contemporary, and between humanity and nature.

Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
9 November 2021

Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

The temperature in the mountains of Central Asia is rising three times faster than the global average, causing a complex chain of negative effects for millions of people, and wildlife such as Himalayan brown bears.
The temperature in the mountains of Central Asia is rising three times faster than the global average, causing a complex chain of negative effects for millions of people, and wildlife such as Himalayan brown bears.
Working across borders to save our common home
Working across borders to save our common home
5 November 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present Voices from the Roof of the World, a ten-episode TV series aiming to amplify the voices of those who bear the greatest burden of climate change.

While the threat of climate change has steadily increased over the past 3 decades, the Islamic notion of caring for our environment is centuries-old.
While the threat of climate change has steadily increased over the past 3 decades, the Islamic notion of caring for our environment is centuries-old.
Existing in harmony with our world
Existing in harmony with our world
3 November 2021

This week, at the opening events of COP26, the sense of urgency is palpable. Over the coming days, The Ismaili will share environmental content to coincide with the climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where world leaders, campaigners, and NGOs have gathered to discuss the most pressing issue of our time.

Emotions exist for a reason. They need to be felt, and when you interrupt or ignore them, you are likely to feel the effects unexpectedly later on.
Emotions exist for a reason. They need to be felt, and when you interrupt or ignore them, you are likely to feel the effects unexpectedly later on.
The ins and outs of human emotions
The ins and outs of human emotions
29 October 2021

Educating yourself on how to regulate and feel your emotions in a productive way is often the first step to a healthy and mindful daily routine. If you have difficulty getting in touch with your emotions, feel overwhelmed by them, or don't understand what emotions can feel like, you are not alone.

Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.
Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.
Educating from the cradle onwards
Educating from the cradle onwards
28 October 2021

Seeking knowledge is inextricably linked to faith and spirituality in the Muslim tradition. In his address during the foundation laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the intersection of education and faith. He said that, “The Holy Qur’an sees the discovery of knowledge as a spiritual responsibility, enabling us to better understand and more ably serve God’s creation.”

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