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Ismaili CIVIC volunteers help to plant a microforest in Upanga, Tanzania.
Ismaili CIVIC volunteers help to plant a microforest in Upanga, Tanzania.
Thousands unite for third annual Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
Thousands unite for third annual Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
20 September 2023

This weekend in cities across the globe, a unique collaborative event is set to unfold. More than 58,000 people will come together to mark the third annual Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, in a display of kindness, generosity, and good citizenship.

The treasures of ginans with Professor Ali Asani
The treasures of ginans with Professor Ali Asani
17 September 2023

On this week’s episode of Muslim Footprints, we discuss the history and significance of our cherished ginan tradition. Professor Ali Asani of Harvard University helps us explore the profound meanings, cultural significance, and spiritual depth in their verses — tune in to learn more.

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Why are prayers in jamatkhana only for Ismailis?
13 September 2023

Participation in formal prayers in Ismaili jamatkhanas is restricted to those who pledge their allegiance (bay‘a) to the Ismaili Imam-of-the-Time. In Shia Islam, the authority of the Imam is rooted in the notion of hereditary succession from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny), and the practices observed in jamatkhanas are the sole prerogative of the Imam-of-the-Time.

This year’s finalists have been chosen from among 200 submissions from 60 countries.
This year’s finalists have been chosen from among 200 submissions from 60 countries.
Finalists chosen for 2023 Global Pluralism Award
Finalists chosen for 2023 Global Pluralism Award
12 September 2023

The Global Centre for Pluralism today announced 10 finalists for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award. Presented every two years, the Award celebrates the inspiring and brave work that is helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.

Next year’s School2030 Global Forum will be hosted in Kyrgyzstan.

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Next year’s School2030 Global Forum will be hosted in Kyrgyzstan.
Fostering inclusivity, equity, and pluralism in education
Fostering inclusivity, equity, and pluralism in education
11 September 2023

The Schools2030 Global Forum reconvened this summer, bringing together leaders in education to address a crucial question: How can we foster more inclusive schools, equitable education systems, and pluralistic learning societies for all?

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Music video: Nayi Subah
4 September 2023

The Ismaili is pleased to present Nayi Subah, or “A New Morning,” performed by music artists in the Far East. It was performed live for the first time at the finale of the Global Encounters Festival Qualifier event in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. The song’s lyrics embody the concepts of hope, celebration, and joy — while the video showcases artistic talent from across the Far East Jamat.

Muslim Footprints episode 6: Sound and meaning in the Qur’an
Muslim Footprints episode 6: Sound and meaning in the Qur’an
4 September 2023

We're excited to bring you a new episode of Muslim Footprints. This week, distinguished guest Professor Michael Sells takes us on a captivating journey through the profound connections between sound, language, and spirituality in the Qur’an. Whether you're familiar with the scripture or curious about its linguistic nuances, this episode promises to offer fresh insights and appreciation for the timeless wisdom of the Holy Book.

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What are jamatkhanas?
30 August 2023

Jamatkhanas are one of the many types of spaces of gathering and worship found among the world’s various Muslim communities. Today, Shia Ismaili Muslims use jamatkhanas as their primary space of worship and gathering, under the authority of the Ismaili Imam-of-the-Time. 

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Video: The Ismaili Update — August recap
30 August 2023

Join us for a new episode of The Ismaili Update as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat during the action-packed month of August.

Eco-anxiety is a normal response to the escalating environmental crisis surrounding societies around the world.
Eco-anxiety is a normal response to the escalating environmental crisis surrounding societies around the world.
Confronting eco-anxiety in a changing world
Confronting eco-anxiety in a changing world
29 August 2023

Parents are encouraged to teach anxious children that not all thoughts are real, since the human body sometimes responds to imaginary threats. However, climate change is not imaginary, it is real — and for some children, it is terrifying.

Incorporating more plant-based foods into the diet can be beneficial for both human and planetary health.
Incorporating more plant-based foods into the diet can be beneficial for both human and planetary health.
Carnivore to compassion: My journey to a plant-powered lifestyle
Carnivore to compassion: My journey to a plant-powered lifestyle
28 August 2023

Vegan diets are surging in popularity, but are sometimes viewed with a degree of scepticism. A barrage of questions like “won’t you miss meat?” and “how will you get enough protein?” are often posed at those who become vegan. I once asked those same questions, but now I have some answers. Here’s my story.

Jamil and his team built balloon-borne telescopes that were launched in Antarctica to collect specific data about the early Universe.
Jamil and his team built balloon-borne telescopes that were launched in Antarctica to collect specific data about the early Universe.
Navigating uncharted career paths: Lessons from astrophysicist Jamil Shariff
Navigating uncharted career paths: Lessons from astrophysicist Jamil Shariff
28 August 2023

In the boundless expanse of career possibilities, the journey to finding your path can feel like coursing through the cosmos — filled with unexpected discoveries, unforeseen challenges, and unconventional opportunities. Jamil Shariff, a senior technical staff member in Systems Design at Canadian space technology company MDA, embodies this journey with a career trajectory that defies the norm, offering invaluable insights for those seeking to advance in their careers while facing the unknown.

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