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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.

Ya Ali

Music video: Ya Ali, Ya Ali
8 March 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present Ya Ali, Ya Ali, a song in praise of the first Imam. The video was filmed in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, among scenery of snowy peaks, evergreen trees, and crystal clear lakes, reminding us of the beauty of the natural world.

The recent recognition of outstanding Ismaili nurses is a testament to their service, especially after a particularly challenging year for healthcare workers.
The recent recognition of outstanding Ismaili nurses is a testament to their service, especially after a particularly challenging year for healthcare workers.
Outstanding women leaders set example in public health
Outstanding women leaders set example in public health
6 March 2021

Nine Ismaili nurses and midwives have been honoured in the World Health Organization’s 100 Outstanding Nurses and Midwives list, in recognition of their vital role in providing health services. Throughout their careers, they have worked to promote women’s health and empowerment in their respective regions and beyond.

Farah Williamson is the co-founder of Project Shelter Wakadogo, a not-for-profit school in Gulu, Uganda.
Farah Williamson is the co-founder of Project Shelter Wakadogo, a not-for-profit school in Gulu, Uganda.
Responding to the call for education
Responding to the call for education
3 March 2021

Farah Williamson’s story is multi-faceted. As a 10-year-old girl, she had to flee her home country, Rwanda, during the 1994 genocide. Today, Farah is the co-founder of Project Shelter Wakadogo, a not-for-profit school in Gulu, Uganda. Farah speaks about these experiences and more in the second episode of The Ismaili TV’s original series Trailblazers.

Rufayda's desire to learn more about the relationship between business and sustainability led her to pursue a job with a science-based pollination startup.
Rufayda's desire to learn more about the relationship between business and sustainability led her to pursue a job with a science-based pollination startup.
Young Ismailis prepare for a future economy
Young Ismailis prepare for a future economy
27 February 2021

The complex challenges facing our increasingly volatile world — from climate change to rural development to security — are also a source of opportunity for the next generation of leaders and changemakers. Around the world, young Ismailis like Rufayda Dhamani, Nurmuhammad Butabekov, and Aleem Rehmtulla are taking creative approaches to address these issues and prepare for the future of the global economy.

Pandemic perseverance: Pursuing your dreams during Covid-19
Pandemic perseverance: Pursuing your dreams during Covid-19
26 February 2021

I always saw the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as a daunting exam; nevertheless, the fact that so many students would be taking it with me physically gave me some sense of moral support, even if that support was coming from strangers.

The skills needed for our future financial security are likely to be centred on what makes us human, and differentiates us from technology.
The skills needed for our future financial security are likely to be centred on what makes us human, and differentiates us from technology.
Take control of your financial destiny
Take control of your financial destiny
25 February 2021

With the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in, individuals and families are having to face an ever-fluctuating economy and changing patterns of employment. Yasmin Jetha, a non-executive director of the NatWest Group Plc, the Nation Media Group in East Africa, and the Guardian Media Group in the UK, shares her thoughts on navigating these changes and working towards long-term economic empowerment.

Financial Technology (fintech) innovations could help global society to overcome our most pressing challenges.
Financial Technology (fintech) innovations could help global society to overcome our most pressing challenges.
The role of financial technology in shaping sustainable futures
The role of financial technology in shaping sustainable futures
24 February 2021

Over the last decade, digitalisation has disrupted finance across developed and emerging markets, giving rise to an explosion of financial technology — otherwise known as “fintech” — startups and platforms, impacting every aspect of finance, starting with access, availability, and affordability.

New show on The Ismaili TV explores achievements of Trailblazers among the global Jamat
New show on The Ismaili TV explores achievements of Trailblazers among the global Jamat
24 February 2021

Trailblazers, a new original series airing exclusively on the Ismaili TV, will showcase Ismaili professionals from around the world who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields.

Five tips for coping with financial stress
Five tips for coping with financial stress
23 February 2021

Many aspects of our daily lives can cause stress and coping with these stresses is an important element of maintaining our mental wellbeing. One of the leading causes of stress is financial circumstance. Many people are dealing with job loss, increasing debt, and unexpected expenses, especially during this time of uncertainty. Here are five tips to assist you in coping with financial stresses.

ghulam e ali

Music video: Hum Hai Ghulam-e Ali
20 February 2021

To coincide with the occasion of Yawm-e Ali, The Ismaili is pleased to present Hum Hai Ghulam-e Ali, a devotional composition in praise of Hazrat Ali.

durood

Music video: Durood O Salam
15 February 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Durood O Salam, a much-loved composition, originally performed by Kamal Taj, for the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to the United States Jamat in 1986.

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