The fourth and final episode of The Ismaili Update: East Africa, features highlights from the commencement ceremony of the Aga Khan University campus in Kampala, Uganda. At the event, Princess Zahra and the First Lady of Uganda expressed their hopes for what the ambitious project will mean for the lives of people in East Africa.
Princess Zahra attended a commencement ceremony for the Aga Khan University’s Kampala campus today — marking the start of an exciting new chapter in its history, as the University establishes a long-term future in Uganda.
Join us from the Pearl of Africa for Episode 3 of The Ismaili Update: East Africa. Host Mohsina Pirani takes us behind-the-scenes ahead of tomorrow’s commencement ceremony for the upcoming Aga Khan University campus in Kampala, Uganda.
Zanzibar is renowned for its fragrant spices, turquoise waters, and vibrant culture, but is perhaps most famous for its iconic doorways. At a special event attended by Princess Zahra today, doors opened to the Aga Khan Polyclinic, Zanzibar, a big step forward for healthcare provision on the island.
Episode 2 of The Ismaili Update includes exclusive coverage of the inauguration of the Aga Khan Polyclinic in Stone Town Zanzibar. Features scenes include the opening ceremony of the ultra-modern health clinic along with speeches from Princess Zahra and First Lady of Zanzibar, Her Excellency Mariam Mwinyi.
Whether you are a student of Islamic history, a lover of art and culture, or simply curious about the remarkable Fatimid period, the latest IIS book launch is not to be missed.
Join us from the beautiful island of Zanzibar, ahead of the special event tomorrow to inaugurate the Aga Khan Polyclinic. In this episode, host Shamya Jaffer walks through the narrow streets of Stone Town with Dr Farouk Topan, who shares the story of the city’s Old Dispensary and recounts the history of the Jamat in this part of the world.
Through the millennia of human existence, the Earth’s climate has shifted gradually from ice ages to warm periods due to natural cycles. So why are we so concerned about the changing climate now?
Last May, record temperatures provoked a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in northern Pakistan, sweeping away bridges and villages in the valley below the Shishper glacier. Higher up the mountains, the semi-nomadic Wakhi were leading their yaks to summer pastures. Their traditional lifestyle has been heavily impacted by climate change. Season 2, Episode 9 of Voices from the Roof of the World, entitled “Cry from the Mountains” explores GLOFs and their effects in northern Pakistan.
What is Eid al-Fitr? Watch this clip to learn about the festival that celebrates the end of the month of Ramadan.
Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam. It is the night when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah.
On the occasion of Laylat al-Qadr, The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of the Hamd Allah Hu, performed by Fitoor. Originally popularised by Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi, this devotional composition in Arabic and Urdu expresses reverence and admiration for Allah and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).