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Video: Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA's Westmont Hospitality Hall in Lisbon
25 October 2021

The Westmont Institute of Tourism and Hospitality is the latest development in the partnership between NOVA University's School of Business and Economics and Westmont Hospitality Group, a joint initiative aiming to develop and promote education in hospitality, tourism, and service management.

Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA University’s Westmont Hospitality Hall
Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA University’s Westmont Hospitality Hall
24 October 2021

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was joined by Prince Amyn earlier today for the inauguration of the Westmont Hospitality Hall at NOVA University in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture events to air live on The Ismaili TV
Aga Khan Award for Architecture events to air live on The Ismaili TV
22 October 2021

Join us live from Lisbon, Portugal, for two special events featuring lectures from Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee members, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa and Meisa Batayneh. The lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

The Conciliation and Arbitration Boards transcend the pandemic
The Conciliation and Arbitration Boards transcend the pandemic
22 October 2021

Mediation Week is commemorated every year during the third week of October, and is an ideal time to reflect upon the impact that mediation and other peaceful dispute resolution processes can have, to bring peace and solace to individuals and families during difficult times.

Nagaria

Music video: Nagaria
18 October 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present Nagaria, a song about the experience of waiting and longing for the beloved to visit, and the joy and elation felt when the wish is fulfilled.

We are entering a new era focused on maintaining a delicate balance between the environment and its inhabitants.
We are entering a new era focused on maintaining a delicate balance between the environment and its inhabitants.
Earthshot Prize winners offer inspiration to all
Earthshot Prize winners offer inspiration to all
18 October 2021

This month, the Earthshot Prize was awarded to five winners for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. The award, considered to be the most prestigious global environment prize in history, was launched last year by Prince William with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) as a Founding Partner.

Calligraphy bearing the name of Prophet Muhammad, in traditional Thuluth script. The pattern is thought to be inspired by a 19th century disc from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Calligraphy bearing the name of Prophet Muhammad, in traditional Thuluth script. The pattern is thought to be inspired by a 19th century disc from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Milad-un-Nabi
Milad-un-Nabi
17 October 2021

This week, Muslims around the world commemorate Milad-un-Nabi, literally meaning the “birth of the Prophet.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE and grew up to be a respected merchant, known for his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. At the age of 40, he received his first revelation from Allah, marking the commencement of his mission as Allah's last and final messenger.

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Civil Society organisations and Jamat in USA promote peace, health, and unity
Civil Society organisations and Jamat in USA promote peace, health, and unity
14 October 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance on building bridges to understand and learn from one another, and his emphasis on local participation in the promotion of peace and pluralism served as an inspiration for two recent initiatives held in Georgia, USA.

Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week
Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week
14 October 2021

This month gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we can each play a part in creating a more peaceful, generous, and hopeful world, especially during these challenging and stressful times. The theme for Mediation Week 2021 is “Confronting Conflict with Resilience and Courage.”

Prince Rahim at a cultural celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.
Prince Rahim at a cultural celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.
Prince Rahim attends Tajikistan's 30th Anniversary of Independence Commemoration at UNESCO
Prince Rahim attends Tajikistan's 30th Anniversary of Independence Commemoration at UNESCO
14 October 2021

Prince Rahim attended a cultural celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence, held at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, in the presence of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 10 October 2021
Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 10 October 2021
9 October 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October.
World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October.
Mental health care for all: Let's make it a reality
Mental health care for all: Let's make it a reality
7 October 2021

Mental health isn't just the absence of mental illness. It extends to a more holistic spectrum of emotional and social well being, and affects how we think, feel, and act. To raise awareness of mental health issues globally and mobilise efforts around it, World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year. This year's theme highlights the urgency to make quality mental health care a reality for all.

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