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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.

Ismailis around the world rise to economic challenges posed by Covid-19
Ismailis around the world rise to economic challenges posed by Covid-19
12 February 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has put economies around the world to the test. Unemployment has reached alarming levels, many industries have seen massive declines in revenue, and business models once thought reliable were disrupted. Surviving these circumstances required building new skill sets, adjusting career plans, and revising business strategies at an unprecedented pace. Inspiring stories have emerged of Ismailis who met these challenges with resilience as well as community institutions that stepped up to support the Jamat through times of hardship.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on 11 February every year to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on 11 February every year to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
Pioneering scientists formulate plans for a better world
Pioneering scientists formulate plans for a better world
10 February 2021

Despite recent advancements in science and technology, there is still much to discover and accomplish to improve lives across the globe. Women and girls continue to play a leading role in this regard, not least via the sciences, while members of the Ismaili community are at the forefront of this field, working to better understand our world and make it a better place for us all.

SEDP is an initiative of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, with a primary goal to improve the quality of life of remote communities in the mountainous regions of Pakistan.
SEDP is an initiative of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, with a primary goal to improve the quality of life of remote communities in the mountainous regions of Pakistan.
Saving for generations to come
Saving for generations to come
7 February 2021

Sharifullah, of Immit in Ishkoman Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, believes prosperity lies in saving for future generations. While working as a farmer, he barely earned enough to feed his family. With some assistance, Sharifullah and his family are now on a path to progress.

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Video: Saving for generations to come
7 February 2021

Due to the harsh climate in Immit, Northern Pakistan, the local soils require labour-intensive work to become suitable for cultivation, and the low income earned from farming leaves no money to save, so Sharifullah began to look elsewhere for his livelihood.

Cancer is a critical health and human issue. By raising public understanding around cancer, we can reduce fear, dispel myths and misconceptions, and change behaviours and attitudes.
Cancer is a critical health and human issue. By raising public understanding around cancer, we can reduce fear, dispel myths and misconceptions, and change behaviours and attitudes.
Interview with Dr Shama Virani, Scientist at the World Health Organization
Interview with Dr Shama Virani, Scientist at the World Health Organization
3 February 2021

World Cancer Day takes place on 4 February every year, with an aim to save countless preventable deaths by raising awareness and sharing resources relating to cancer. On this day, we bring you an interview with Dr Shama Virani, a scientist with the World Health Organization, who discusses progress, prevention, and how we might take action against the negative effects of cancer.

A new lease on life: Countering the economic impact of the pandemic
A new lease on life: Countering the economic impact of the pandemic
3 February 2021

When the pandemic struck and forced a nation-wide lockdown, it decimated thousands of small businesses across India. Gripped by uncertainty, and burdened with the costs of rent and inventory, many small businesses struggled to survive. As an immediate response to support the Jamat’s financial needs, the Ismailia Co-operative Credit Society Limited, Hyderabad (ICCS), launched a new series of financial products, offering a much-needed financial lifeline to the Jamat during this time.

Entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the planet and its people.
Entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the planet and its people.
What Makes a Good Entrepreneur?
What Makes a Good Entrepreneur?
29 January 2021

Many stereotypes exist for the archetypal entrepreneur: that they are charismatic and talented risk-takers, focused only on increasing profits. Yet a new wave of business leaders is emerging, passionate about doing good and improving the world.

Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
International students helping others achieve their dreams
International students helping others achieve their dreams
29 January 2021

Take any highly successful person and chances are that person had a mentor to guide his or her journey, but when Kenyan-born Azan Virji set out to obtain a world-class medical education in the United States, he didn’t know whose path he could follow.

Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
29 January 2021

As the global community faced unforeseen challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools and universities were required to quickly implement remote learning in order to maintain social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols.

It is our responsibility as consumers to carefully think about the data we give away to companies.
It is our responsibility as consumers to carefully think about the data we give away to companies.
Becoming online privacy savvy
Becoming online privacy savvy
27 January 2021

In light of a change to its terms of service, the popular messaging service WhatsApp lost millions of its users this week, who have migrated to other apps such as Signal and Telegram, both of which claim to offer better privacy. What are the risks involved in using such apps, and how can we mitigate them?

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Music video: Allahuma Salli Aala
25 January 2021

This week, The Ismaili presents an acoustic rendition of Allahuma Salli Aala, performed by Amisha Lakhani in India. Originally written and composed by Khairunissa and Fez Meghani in the United States, the song was first released during the Golden Jubilee, and has remained popular ever since.

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