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Music video: Ya Ali Madad [Reprise]
20 June 2022

To coincide with World Music Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present The Ismaili Sounds: Jam Sessions, a platform to showcase live and mellow performances. The first release, Ya Ali Madad [Reprise] by The Sufistics, expresses the belief that adversities can be overcome by keeping one’s faith close by.

Good knowledge of English is important to prepare children and adults to be better placed for financial security and the best opportunities.
Good knowledge of English is important to prepare children and adults to be better placed for financial security and the best opportunities.
Enhancing English skills in Afghanistan and beyond
Enhancing English skills in Afghanistan and beyond
19 June 2022

Access to English language learning opportunities in Afghanistan has long been uneven and limited, especially in the most remote areas. Yet, proficiency in English is essentially important to compete for the highest quality education and the best employment opportunities. A new language programme, developed in Canada, is helping to increase high-quality access at an exponential rate.

Mawlana Hazar Imam performs the foundation ceremony at the nursing home of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Bombay, India, in 1967, then known as the Ismailia General Hospital. The hospital was opened in 1945, and is a part of Aga Hall Estate.
Mawlana Hazar Imam performs the foundation ceremony at the nursing home of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Bombay, India, in 1967, then known as the Ismailia General Hospital. The hospital was opened in 1945, and is a part of Aga Hall Estate.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part two: 1967-1977
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part two: 1967-1977
18 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. Here, we look back at his second decade as Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai as part of a three-week visit to India in 1962.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai as part of a three-week visit to India in 1962.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part one: 1957-1967
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part one: 1957-1967
14 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. To begin a new series of reflections, here, we look back at his first decade as Imam.

Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
10 June 2022

Sunni and Shia Muslims share many central beliefs, including a belief in the Oneness of Allah (tawhid), and that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was the final Messenger of Allah, who received Divine revelations recorded in the Holy Qur’an.

Since the climate is changing more rapidly in mountainous areas than elsewhere, those living here are especially vulnerable.
Since the climate is changing more rapidly in mountainous areas than elsewhere, those living here are especially vulnerable.
Mitigating risk in the high mountains
Mitigating risk in the high mountains
4 June 2022

Elders of communities in the Tian-Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan recall stories of the Great Urkun in 1916 when Kyrgyz locals fled their homes during a Tsarist invasion. Desperate to save their families, some parents tied their children to horses. These horses brought the children to safety, carrying them across mountains alone for days.

The concept of environmental stewardship is well-embedded in the ethics of Islam.
The concept of environmental stewardship is well-embedded in the ethics of Islam.
Only one earth: Remembering what endures
Only one earth: Remembering what endures
2 June 2022

In 7th century Arabia, the military general Malik al-Ashtar received a letter from Hazrat Ali. In the letter, Hazrat Ali appointed al-Ashar to be the governor of Egypt, and advised him how to treat the land and its people with fairness and justice.

If you happen to receive unverified content, pause and think about the source and its accuracy before forwarding on.
If you happen to receive unverified content, pause and think about the source and its accuracy before forwarding on.
Defeating disinformation
Defeating disinformation
30 May 2022

We’re experts at ignoring adverts: slogans on billboards, jingles on TV – we tend to dismiss them as hype. But attempts to manipulate us are becoming more effective and difficult to avoid.

Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
28 May 2022

ICAB, in collaboration with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, and at the direction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, has produced Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning to assist Ismaili murids to engage in ethical wealth transfer and inheritance planning, recognizing that wealth has an ethical value and purpose.

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Hosts and guests of the Africa Day celebration at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, including Ambassadors of African Countries in Portugal, gather for a group photograph.
Hosts and guests of the Africa Day celebration at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, including Ambassadors of African Countries in Portugal, gather for a group photograph.
Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosts Africa Day
Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosts Africa Day
26 May 2022

On 25 May 2022, the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon commemorated Africa Day at an event organised by the Group of Ambassadors of African countries in Portugal, in partnership with the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat.

Prince Rahim in conversation with Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican.
Prince Rahim in conversation with Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican.
Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican
Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican
12 May 2022

Yesterday, 12 May, Monsignor Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican, was welcomed to the Ismaili Centre Lisbon by Prince Rahim, accompanied by Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal.

The IIS invites readers to explore the new website and its improved user experience.
The IIS invites readers to explore the new website and its improved user experience.
IIS launches new website
IIS launches new website
11 May 2022

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is delighted to announce the launch of the new IIS website, which benefits from a complete redesign and the addition of several exciting new features.

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