The Ismaili is pleased to present Walk with me, an expressive track calling for hope and kindness as we look towards the new year. Presented by artists from the USA, the song reminds us of our strength when we join hands and work together to positively impact the world around us.
Whether you define it as seva, khidmat, or serviço, the ethic of offering service has been at the foundation of many selfless institutions and individuals around the world. This ethic is seen within our community and beyond, which can help to foster an active and healthy civil society. Youth leaders from around the world have adapted this very mindset: enabling communities through ‘building bridges.’ This phrase of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s is vital to forming a knowledge society, in which best practices — such as the ones used by Shagufta, Aly, and Sara — are shared and implemented worldwide.
This summer, an Aga Khan Education Board collaboration unveiled Bridges, a six-week programme focused on learning and improving communication skills, while connecting students between the ages of 13-17, from across the globe.
Following the recent appointment by Mawlana Hazar Imam of a new Board of Governors of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Dr Shafik Sachedina reflects back on the history, the ongoing impact, and planned future development of the Institute.
How have arts and cultural organisations handled the events of 2020? Panellists from some of London’s most renowned institutions discussed this question at The Covid Culture Shock, an online event hosted last week by the Ismaili Centre, London.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Zodruz Muborak, the final track in the Salgirah Songs series. The song, which honours the birthday of the Imam, is written in the Pamiri language of Wakhi and is performed by Ismaili music artists in Kazakhstan.
On the occasion of Salgirah, The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Ek Vaar Maare, a popular Gujarati geet dating back to the time of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Silver Jubilee.
On 13 December 2020, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 84th birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time.
On the occasion of Salgirah, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.
Continuing our Salgirah Songs series, The Ismaili is pleased to present We are the World, a remix of a popular track from the 1980s, performed by artists in Canada. The song’s lyrics express gratitude and love for Mawlana Hazar Imam on the occasion of his 84th birthday.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Day of Happiness (Khushi Ka Yeh Din), in commemoration of Salgirah. This well-recognised composition is performed in five languages, and features voices and musical talent of the Jamat from around the world.