Paintings, literature, and films, amongst other forms of art, are repositories of a society’s collective memory. They have much to tell us about prior pandemics, their impact, and what we can learn from these impressions today.
The fourth and final issue of AT HOME, a digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), will shine a spotlight on parks and gardens in the AKTC portfolio.
To celebrate the occasion of Roz-e-Nur this week, The Ismaili is pleased to present From a Thousand Years ago into the Next Millennium, a 93-minute film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s historic first visit to the Tajikistan Jamat in May 1995.
When Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic was commissioned to design the Aga Khan Park in Toronto in 2005, Mawlana Hazar Imam suggested he take a tour of Islamic gardens and architecture around the world, ranging from Fatehpur Sikri in India to Alhambra in Spain. In this interview, he explains how the research trip helped his design of the Aga Khan Park to capture the essence of the Islamic garden.
Members of the Jamat in Tajikistan are helping their communities — which are at high risk of natural disasters — as part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an integral part of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)'s emergency management activities.
In this new song, the children of the global Jamat express their wishes, and their thanks to Allah for the grace and blessings in our lives.
On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the worldwide Jamat.
Each of the Ismaili National Council Presidents shares Eid ul-Fitr greetings and felicitations as the global Jamat prepares to celebrate Eid together at home.
Over 70 talented acts from across the global Jamat have been preparing to take part in a unique virtual concert, entitled Shukrana: Celebration of Eid, to be screened exclusively on The Ismaili TV. The non-stop musical extravaganza will feature over 20 hours of original content, spread across three days, beginning on Sunday 24 May at 2 AM EDT / 7 AM BST / 9 AM EAT / 11 AM TJT.
Applying to an undergraduate programme can often feel like an arduous phase in a student’s life, even without the added burden of a global pandemic. However, this unprecedented time allows students an opportunity to seek out unique and creative ways to prepare themselves for the upcoming university application process.
Across the globe, Jamati and AKDN institutions are at the forefront of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing urgent humanitarian assistance, slowing the virus’s spread, caring for the infected, and addressing the broader consequences of the current crisis.
The third issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). This issue will shine a spotlight on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and also feature the Aga Khan Music Programme, the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, Aga Khan Museum, and a presentation on the notion of culture and pluralism.