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walk with me

Music video: Walk with me
22 December 2020

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.

Global youth volunteerism: Our community’s pioneering leaders
Global youth volunteerism: Our community’s pioneering leaders
20 December 2020

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.

These pictures and tiles were created by participants of the Bridges programme, reflecting various Islamic patterns and structures.
These pictures and tiles were created by participants of the Bridges programme, reflecting various Islamic patterns and structures.
Summer programme builds bridges to support global awareness of communication
Summer programme builds bridges to support global awareness of communication
20 December 2020

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.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies aims to contribute to the academic study of the diversity of Islam as a faith and as a civilisation, by addressing intellectual and practical issues both historically and in the present context.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies aims to contribute to the academic study of the diversity of Islam as a faith and as a civilisation, by addressing intellectual and practical issues both historically and in the present context.
Interview with Dr Shafik Sachedina, Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions
Interview with Dr Shafik Sachedina, Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions
16 December 2020

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.

In 2020, cultural organisations in London and elsewhere have had to adapt to a "new normal," which has presented both challenges and opportunities.
In 2020, cultural organisations in London and elsewhere have had to adapt to a "new normal," which has presented both challenges and opportunities.
London's leading cultural organisations adapt for the future
London's leading cultural organisations adapt for the future
15 December 2020

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.

zodruz

Music video: Zodruz Muborak
14 December 2020

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.

ek vaar

Music video: Ek Vaar Maare
12 December 2020

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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Salgirah
Salgirah
12 December 2020

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.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 13 December 2020
Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 13 December 2020
12 December 2020

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.

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we are the world

Music video: We are the World
11 December 2020

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.

Day of Happiness (Khushi Ka Yeh Din)

Music video: Day of Happiness (Khushi Ka Yeh Din)
10 December 2020

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.

dear mawla

Music video: Dear Mawla
9 December 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present Dear Mawla, featuring children of the Jamat from across the globe performing in different languages, in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 84th birthday.

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