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A year of milestones in education
A year of milestones in education
26 December 2023

The year 2023 was a special one for the education institutions of the Ismaili community and Aga Khan Development Network. Let's take a look back at the highlights from the world of education over the past 12 months.

This Persian miniature painting depicts Prophet ‘Isa (Jesus) and his mother, Maryam (Mary).
This Persian miniature painting depicts Prophet ‘Isa (Jesus) and his mother, Maryam (Mary).
Why do Muslims revere Jesus?
Why do Muslims revere Jesus?
23 December 2023

Muslims regard Jesus (peace be upon him) as one of the great prophets who brought divine guidance to humanity before Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).

TIU COP28

Video: The Ismaili Update - COP28
22 December 2023

Join host Silmi Dhrolia for the latest episode of The Ismaili Update: COP28. See highlights of Prince Rahim and Prince Hussain’s visit to COP28, and find out how AKDN agencies and members of the Jamat participated in the conference.

Members of the Jamat were active participants at the UN Climate Conference this year. L to R: Qahir Dhanani; Alida Saleh; Al-Karim Govindji.
Members of the Jamat were active participants at the UN Climate Conference this year. L to R: Qahir Dhanani; Alida Saleh; Al-Karim Govindji.
Ismailis engage in climate action at COP28
Ismailis engage in climate action at COP28
22 December 2023

In the bustling city of Dubai, host city of this year's UN Climate Conference (COP28), a confluence of minds and ideas gathered to pave the way toward a more sustainable future. Among the diverse group of delegates, advocates, and stakeholders, members of the Jamat were active participants in helping to make progress in the field of climate action.

Prince Hussain participates in a moderated discussion with Dr Silvia Earle, the celebrated marine biologist, explorer, and author.
Prince Hussain participates in a moderated discussion with Dr Silvia Earle, the celebrated marine biologist, explorer, and author.
Prince Hussain focuses on ocean conservation at COP28
Prince Hussain focuses on ocean conservation at COP28
22 December 2023

Through a combination of art and advocacy, Prince Hussain’s involvement at the UN Climate Conference inspired collective action in the face of climate change, and reinforced the role of creativity in driving positive change for our planet.

We stand together

Music video: We stand together in this world
19 December 2023

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of The Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, we present We stand together in this world, composed and produced by Assif Jafar in collaboration with artists from the Portuguese Jamat and and wider community. 

Mawla Mawla

Music video: Mawla Mawla
13 December 2023

Mawla Mawla is a celebratory tribute for Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Salgirah this year, performed by Zaheed Damani and Cimone Rajan. The song is inspired by the classic Happy Birthday originally released by The Rajans in 1986 for Hazar Imam’s 50th birthday.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Salgirah
Salgirah
12 December 2023

On 13 December 2023, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 87th birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time.

TIU Salgirah 87

Video: The Ismaili Update - Salgirah edition
12 December 2023

Join us for a special Salgirah edition of The Ismaili Update with hosts Ayaz Manji and Sahra Ahmady. See how the worldwide community is celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 87th birthday today, and learn about the gift presented to Hazar Imam on behalf of the global Jamat.

Janam

Music video: Janam Din Mubarak
10 December 2023

The Ismaili is pleased to present Janam Din Mubarak, a song produced and performed by Ismaili Artists from Pakistan. This upbeat number joyously acknowledges the love and affection that the Imam has for his murids around the world.

Salgirah chapter

Video: Salgirah - stories of celebration
10 December 2023

As we prepare to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 87th birthday, The Ismaili brings you a recorded reading from the book Ismaili Festivals: Stories of Celebration, in which author Shiraz Kabani describes how the happy occasion of Salgirah is commemorated in various parts of the world.

Mawlood

Music video: Mawlood Mubarak
9 December 2023

The Ismaili is pleased to present Mawlood Mubarak, produced by Nooruddin Noori, and performed by artists from across the world. This track brings together poetry, melodies, rhythms, and movements from Central Asia to inspire a united and historic Salgirah celebration.

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