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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.