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The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night. The Aga Khan Centre in London, inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 2018, is the permanent home of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night. The Aga Khan Centre in London, inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 2018, is the permanent home of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Mawlana Hazar Imam appoints new IIS Board of Governors
Mawlana Hazar Imam appoints new IIS Board of Governors
8 December 2020

On 13 December 2020, the Board of Governors of The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) will pass on the reins to new members, after overseeing a ground-breaking period of development for the Institute.

mawla teraa

Music video: Mawla Teraa Shukr
8 December 2020

On day four of our Salgirah Song series, The Ismaili is pleased to present Mawla Teraa Shukr, performed by Taufiq Karmali and Farhana Kassamali. The song’s lyrics express gratitude for the grace and mercy of the Imam who is always by our side.

Hope and Light tells the story of a group of Ismaili volunteers on a quest to discover meaning through music.
Hope and Light tells the story of a group of Ismaili volunteers on a quest to discover meaning through music.
Unique virtual theatre production to debut on The Ismaili TV
Unique virtual theatre production to debut on The Ismaili TV
8 December 2020

Meet Amina, Farhan, Rafiqa, Salim, and Fahima — a mismatched group of Ismaili volunteers who gather together to organise a Salgirah celebration. Their task seems simple at first, but soon enough things begin to unravel...

Salgirah programme to air on The Ismaili TV
Salgirah programme to air on The Ismaili TV
8 December 2020

As the Jamat around the world looks forward to commemorating the 84th birthday of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam, The Ismaili is pleased to present a two-day Salgirah programme on The Ismaili TV. Featuring a variety of content — from an inspiring theatre production to a special birthday party organised by children — we hope to entertain and inspire the Jamat on this joyous and special occasion.

mubarak ho salgirah

Music video: Mubarak Ho Salgirah
7 December 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present Mubarak Ho Salgirah, featuring young Ismaili artists and performers from around the world, coming together to wish felicitations to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the global Jamat on the occasion of Salgirah.

birthday shah karim

Music video: Happy Birthday Shah Karim
6 December 2020

The Salgirah Song series continues with Happy Birthday Shah Karim, a heartfelt ode to the Imam-of-the-Time performed in Urdu by Naila Karmali in Calgary, Canada.

roz-e-jashn

Music video: Roz-e Jashn
5 December 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present Roz-e Jashn, the first in a series of songs being released this week to celebrate Salgirah. Roz-e Jashn, performed in Farsi, commemorates the birthday of the Imam-of-the-Time and offers gratitude for the blessings of this joyous occasion.

Visit the.ismaili/ecards to view the selection of options and send your eCard today.
Visit the.ismaili/ecards to view the selection of options and send your eCard today.
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
5 December 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to offer our eCard greeting service. For the upcoming 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.

we serve

Music video: We serve the Jamat
4 December 2020

In celebration of International Volunteer Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present We serve the Jamat, performed in Farsi by Najib Shirzad and volunteers from the Jamat in Afghanistan. The song depicts the humility and commitment of volunteers who ensure the wellbeing of the entire community, year after year.

we are ivc

Music video: We are IVC
4 December 2020

Released to coincide with International Volunteer Day, We are IVC honours the Ismaili Volunteer Corps and others who continue a long-standing tradition by offering tireless and dedicated service to the Jamat and beyond.

Ismaili Volunteers in Portugal have been serving since the Jamat settled in the country in the 1970s.
Ismaili Volunteers in Portugal have been serving since the Jamat settled in the country in the 1970s.
Volunteering: A cherished tradition of service
Volunteering: A cherished tradition of service
4 December 2020

The long-standing tradition of giving of one’s time and resources has been a significant aspect of the worldwide Jamat. On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, we explore the notion of voluntary service and the impact it has had in community building and enhancing quality of life.

User Experience (UX) relates to the holistic perspective that a person feels about using a product, service, or system.
User Experience (UX) relates to the holistic perspective that a person feels about using a product, service, or system.
Leading UX designer explores future of the field
Leading UX designer explores future of the field
3 December 2020

The field of User Experience (UX) has grown rapidly over recent years, due to the proliferation of electronic devices, software apps, games, and productivity tools. We take a look into the world of UX and some of the career opportunities that may exist within it.

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