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It’s likely we all know someone who has unfortunately shared inaccurate information on social media, or on a WhatsApp group.
It’s likely we all know someone who has unfortunately shared inaccurate information on social media, or on a WhatsApp group.
Fake News: How to deal with misinformation
Fake News: How to deal with misinformation
14 April 2020

We are living in a different world compared to just three months ago. Critical parts of our lives have been uprooted and turned upside down, which has led to a further spiral of worry and stress. We want to be helpful, so we tend to share information that comforts and reassures us - however, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s accurate, and in fact, it often contributes to the growing uncertainty.

When a storm begins to subside, the dust is cleaned from the rain-swept air, and the view becomes sharper and clearer.
When a storm begins to subside, the dust is cleaned from the rain-swept air, and the view becomes sharper and clearer.
Finding a new normal: What comes next?
Finding a new normal: What comes next?
12 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic, with all the uncertainty and anxiety it has brought, can also awaken a greater appreciation for all we have been blessed with, along with the confidence and determination to face this new, unfamiliar world, and all the challenges it has yet to bring.

The most important thing we can do is acknowledge our feelings as they arise, rather than ignore our emotions or push them aside.
The most important thing we can do is acknowledge our feelings as they arise, rather than ignore our emotions or push them aside.
Caring for your mental health
Caring for your mental health
8 April 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact communities around the world and fundamentally change how we live our everyday lives, many of us are experiencing a toll on our mental health. Especially during times of uncertainty, it’s important to focus on our mental and emotional well-being in order to navigate these difficult circumstances in a healthy way. Here are some strategies to try in the weeks and months to come.

In this miniature from a 17th century Ottoman manuscript of the Canon of medicine by Avicenna, a physician prepares medicine for the treatment of patient.
In this miniature from a 17th century Ottoman manuscript of the Canon of medicine by Avicenna, a physician prepares medicine for the treatment of patient.
The development of medicine in Muslim societies
The development of medicine in Muslim societies
6 April 2020

In contributing to the development of human knowledge, historic Muslim societies laid the foundations of modern science and medicine. Throughout history, Muslim doctors and nurses pushed the boundaries of medical science, and established hospitals and clinics. Today, and especially at the current time, the modern world is indebted to these figures and institutions.

Music video: Say a Prayer

Music video: Say a Prayer
3 April 2020

Say a Prayer is a humble submission which represents the music artist's feelings during this time of uncertainty, and conveys a message of positivity and hope.

AKDN Special bulletin: Covid-19
AKDN Special bulletin: Covid-19
2 April 2020

Covid-19 is not "just" the flu. It is much more contagious and can spread rapidly. Prevention is the only way to limit the spread of Covid-19. Follow these recommendations to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

The children’s choir, led by the technical director Mr Najy Hammoud, presented traditional songs with composure and professionalism.
The children’s choir, led by the technical director Mr Najy Hammoud, presented traditional songs with composure and professionalism.
Syrian Jubilee Arts performers delight at iconic venue in Damascus
Syrian Jubilee Arts performers delight at iconic venue in Damascus
29 March 2020

In January this year, the Ismaili Council for Syria presided over a talent performance of Jubilee Arts artists in Damascus, attracting over 800 people, including leaders and members of the Jamat and guests.

Whether competing at international talent shows, conducting orchestras, or organising music festivals, a number of young Ismailis continue to inspire others through music.
Whether competing at international talent shows, conducting orchestras, or organising music festivals, a number of young Ismailis continue to inspire others through music.
Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition
Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition
29 March 2020

Music has always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Muslim societies. From Fatimid Cairo to the Iberian Peninsula, music has long brought people together, fostering a sense of identity and community. Around the world, young Ismaili musicians are continuing this rich tradition.

Merci pour tout, Merci à vous!

Video: Merci pour tout, merci à vous!
28 March 2020

Une vidéo de remerciement des jeunes de la juridiction de France à tous les professionnels de santé du monde entier. A thank you video from the Jamat in France to all healthcare workers around the world. Merci, Thank You, Shukran, Grazie, Danke, Gracias, Shukriya, Spaciba, Obrigado, Tashakur, Aabhar, Misaotra.

Mawlana Hazar Imam conveys blessings for the worldwide Jamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam conveys blessings for the worldwide Jamat
28 March 2020

Mawlana Hazar Imam has sent a message with blessings for the global Jamat, which is shared here by Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum.

At AKYSB’s The Dance Studio with Shaimak Dawar, participants groove to a variety of dance forms including freestyle and hip-hop. The Dance Studio is one amongst many attempts to make high-quality Art Education accessible to the India Jamat.
At AKYSB’s The Dance Studio with Shaimak Dawar, participants groove to a variety of dance forms including freestyle and hip-hop. The Dance Studio is one amongst many attempts to make high-quality Art Education accessible to the India Jamat.
The Jubilee Arts effect: Promoting art and culture in India
The Jubilee Arts effect: Promoting art and culture in India
27 March 2020

Since early 2016, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) in India has been working to promote the arts among young members of the Jamat through the development of a dedicated Arts and Culture portfolio. Curated by winners from the National Jubilee Arts event, AKYSB’s programmes in dance, music, and photography are nurturing an engagement with art and culture at an early age.

Ms Harue Oki, an art enthusiast and instructor, provided the audience an insight into the art of Ikebana.
Ms Harue Oki, an art enthusiast and instructor, provided the audience an insight into the art of Ikebana.
Experiencing Ikebana at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
Experiencing Ikebana at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
27 March 2020

The Japanese consulate and the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, recently partnered to feature the art of ‘Ikebana,’ which took participants on a journey of culture, art, time, and nature, reminding us to look within to find calm and peace.

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