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A calligraphic lion containing the Nad-e Ali prayer, which is typically used by Shia Muslims to seek Imam Ali’s help in times of stress and sorrow.
A calligraphic lion containing the Nad-e Ali prayer, which is typically used by Shia Muslims to seek Imam Ali’s help in times of stress and sorrow.
Why do Ismailis seek help from Hazrat Ali and the Imams?
Why do Ismailis seek help from Hazrat Ali and the Imams?
27 March 2022

Both Sunni and Shia Muslims believe in intercession. Believers ask those considered close to God to intercede with the Lord on their behalf.

Prince Hussain (centre) joins Jamati, AKDN, and Government leaders (L to R): José da Câmara, President of the local parish of São Domingos de Benfica; Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal; Dr Maria Antónia Escoval, President of the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation (IPST); Dr Marta Temido, Minister for Health; Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal; and Dr Eugénia Almeida.
Prince Hussain (centre) joins Jamati, AKDN, and Government leaders (L to R): José da Câmara, President of the local parish of São Domingos de Benfica; Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal; Dr Maria Antónia Escoval, President of the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation (IPST); Dr Marta Temido, Minister for Health; Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal; and Dr Eugénia Almeida.
Giving blood, gifting life
Giving blood, gifting life
25 March 2022

Ismaili CIVIC Portugal hosted a blood donation campaign today at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon. The Portuguese Minister for Health and Prince Hussain attended the pop-up clinic, organised to boost blood reserves in the country.

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As part of the celebrations, a table is laid with traditional dishes lovingly made by the young students’ grandparents, for students to enjoy learning about the various dishes.
As part of the celebrations, a table is laid with traditional dishes lovingly made by the young students’ grandparents, for students to enjoy learning about the various dishes.
Springtime: Celebrating new beginnings
Springtime: Celebrating new beginnings
24 March 2022

In Tajikistan, Navroz is a four-day public holiday and an opportunity for families to come together in celebration of traditions, particularly with the youngest members of the family.

Resilience in spite of challenges: An interview with Amir Baig, President of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan
Resilience in spite of challenges: An interview with Amir Baig, President of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan
24 March 2022

Following recent political and economic instability in Afghanistan, The Ismaili conducted a special interview with Amir Baig, President of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan, who explained the conditions facing the Jamat, and how Jamati and AKDN institutions are responding.

Navroz WIB film

Navroz: A time of renewal
20 March 2022

This short film explores the meaning and history of Navroz, and highlights the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world.

noor ki baarish

Music video: Noor ki baarish
20 March 2022

To coincide with the occasion of Navroz, The Ismaili is pleased to present Noor ki baarish, performed by Taufiq Karmali and Durri Zahir. The song’s lyrics describe the blossoming flowers, delicate fragrances, and sound of birdsong that mark the arrival of spring. This new day and new year is blessed, the song says, as Navroz brings with it a rain of Light.

Prince Rahim addresses guests gathered for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022.
Prince Rahim addresses guests gathered for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022.
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow
19 March 2022

At a special celebratory event, the Aga Khan Academy Maputo was inaugurated by Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, in the presence of Prince Rahim.

Maputo Jamatkhana has served as a central hub for the Jamat in Mozambique's capital since opening in 1941.
Maputo Jamatkhana has served as a central hub for the Jamat in Mozambique's capital since opening in 1941.
Prince Rahim tours historic Maputo Jamatkhana
Prince Rahim tours historic Maputo Jamatkhana
17 March 2022

Situated in the heart of Mozambique’s capital, along the Indian Ocean coast, Maputo Jamatkhana stands as a monument to the long history of the Ismaili community in southern Africa.

The Ismaili greeting eCard service
The Ismaili greeting eCard service
16 March 2022

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

Prince Rahim is welcomed to the Presidential Palace in Maputo, by Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique.
Prince Rahim is welcomed to the Presidential Palace in Maputo, by Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique.
Prince Rahim visits Mozambique
Prince Rahim visits Mozambique
16 March 2022

Following his visit to Dubai, last night, Prince Rahim arrived in Maputo for a three-day visit, during which he will meet senior state officials and leaders of the Jamat, and attend the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo.

Prince Rahim in conversation with Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Prince Rahim in conversation with Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Prince Rahim meets with Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum in Dubai
Prince Rahim meets with Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum in Dubai
15 March 2022

On the final day of his visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Prince Rahim toured the newly opened Museum of the Future, and met with senior state officials at Expo 2020.

Prince Rahim in conversation with Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth at the UAE Pavilion Majlis at Expo 2020.
Prince Rahim in conversation with Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth at the UAE Pavilion Majlis at Expo 2020.
Prince Rahim visits UAE
Prince Rahim visits UAE
14 March 2022

Prince Rahim is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the invitation of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Member of the Cabinet and the Minister of Tolerance for the United Arab Emirates.

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