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TEDx talk at Ismaili Centre shines light on tuberculosis, an infectious threat to learn from
TEDx talk at Ismaili Centre shines light on tuberculosis, an infectious threat to learn from
28 April 2020

In his address at TEDxOudMetha, held at the Ismaili Centre Dubai weeks before widespread social distancing was implemented, Dr Salmaan Keshavjee, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Medical School’s Centre for Global Health Delivery, discussed how many other diseases, beyond Covid-19, continue to affect peoples’ quality of life and cause untimely death, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even curable infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB).

Rahim Bhimani uses the industrial laser cutting machine in his basement to create thousands of face shields for healthcare workers.
Rahim Bhimani uses the industrial laser cutting machine in his basement to create thousands of face shields for healthcare workers.
Ismaili designer makes face shields for health workers
Ismaili designer makes face shields for health workers
28 April 2020

In mid-March, as Covid-19 arrived in Canada amidst fear and panic, Rahim Bhimani began talking with his peers in Toronto, discussing possible ways they could help to serve health care workers in the local area and beyond.

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 1
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 1
27 April 2020

The inaugural issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Top left: Sanif Maredia provides local healthcare workers with food from his restaurant MESS - College Station Waffle House. Middle left: Saleem Ali and Rahim Maknojia of Oaks Cleaner provide free laundry services for healthcare professionals and medical professionals. Bottom left: Alishah Momin and Nazim Sunesara at Ionized LLC prepare supplies for distribution. Right: Rafiq Karimi of CD One Price Cleaners in Chicago offers free laundry services to emergency and healthcare workers.
Top left: Sanif Maredia provides local healthcare workers with food from his restaurant MESS - College Station Waffle House. Middle left: Saleem Ali and Rahim Maknojia of Oaks Cleaner provide free laundry services for healthcare professionals and medical professionals. Bottom left: Alishah Momin and Nazim Sunesara at Ionized LLC prepare supplies for distribution. Right: Rafiq Karimi of CD One Price Cleaners in Chicago offers free laundry services to emergency and healthcare workers.
Entrepreneurs from USA Jamat help the community during COVID-19 crisis
Entrepreneurs from USA Jamat help the community during COVID-19 crisis
27 April 2020

While the USA struggles with the closure of many businesses, some entrepreneurs are taking a bold stand to make a difference. Building on the principles of ethical and moral responsibility, four entrepreneurs are determined to use their businesses to help the community and first responders.

The Khorog Campus of the University of Central Asia.
The Khorog Campus of the University of Central Asia.
UCA launches open competition for designers and composers
UCA launches open competition for designers and composers
24 April 2020

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is seeking talented and creative artists, designers, musicians, and composers to propose a new graduation gown and cap, and convocation theme music, in preparation for the inaugural convocation of UCA’s first undergraduate class.

Trailer - Restoring Dignity

Video trailer: Restoring Dignity
24 April 2020

Screening exclusively on The Ismaili TV, this three-part documentary series features the transformational work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in the cities of Kabul, Lahore, and Delhi. Look out for all three parts at the.ismaili/tv.

Together with other Muslims, Ismailis celebrate Ramadan as a month of special felicity.
Together with other Muslims, Ismailis celebrate Ramadan as a month of special felicity.
Ramadan
Ramadan
23 April 2020

In Muslim tradition, Ramadan is a time of heightened commitment to piety and purification through special observances such as fasting, the performance of good deeds – including charitable giving and voluntary service – and through personal sacrifices of material comforts. These observances can lead to spiritual fulfilment and a sense of renewal.

The roof of the Ismaili Centre, London features a chahar bagh, or four-part garden.
The roof of the Ismaili Centre, London features a chahar bagh, or four-part garden.
Ismaili Centre London celebrates 35 years
Ismaili Centre London celebrates 35 years
23 April 2020

Thirty-five years ago, on 24 April 1985, a moment of great historical significance for the global Jamat took place. The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher — then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom — officially opened the Ismaili Centre, London, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. This was the community’s first purpose-built, bespoke Jamatkhana and Centre in the western world.

Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam
Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam
23 April 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the global Jamat. 

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The Ismaili TV is an online streaming platform offering 24-hour programming curated for the global Jamat.
The Ismaili TV is an online streaming platform offering 24-hour programming curated for the global Jamat.
The Ismaili presents: The Ismaili TV
The Ismaili presents: The Ismaili TV
22 April 2020

As we journey through this challenging time, we are also faced with many opportunities: the opportunity to enrich our minds and bodies, to engage more with our families, to focus on faith, and to come together and strengthen our sense of community. With this in mind, The Ismaili is pleased to present The Ismaili TV.

Disposable and homemade masks
17 April 2020

Guidelines on the use of non-medical disposable masks and cloth face coverings or homemade masks.

A volunteer delivers a care package to a family as part of the partnership programme between Ismaili CIVIC and Yayasan Chow Kit in Malaysia.
A volunteer delivers a care package to a family as part of the partnership programme between Ismaili CIVIC and Yayasan Chow Kit in Malaysia.
Ismaili community in Malaysia works with local organisation to support families
Ismaili community in Malaysia works with local organisation to support families
15 April 2020

Sixty Kuala Lumpur families in need were recently provided with much-needed care packages thanks to the Ismaili community in Malaysia working in partnership with Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK), a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre.

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