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Mawlana Hazar Imam performs the foundation ceremony at the nursing home of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Bombay, India, in 1967, then known as the Ismailia General Hospital. The hospital was opened in 1945, and is a part of Aga Hall Estate.
Mawlana Hazar Imam performs the foundation ceremony at the nursing home of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Bombay, India, in 1967, then known as the Ismailia General Hospital. The hospital was opened in 1945, and is a part of Aga Hall Estate.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part two: 1967-1977
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part two: 1967-1977
18 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. Here, we look back at his second decade as Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai as part of a three-week visit to India in 1962.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai as part of a three-week visit to India in 1962.
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part one: 1957-1967
Reflecting on 65 years of Imamat - Part one: 1957-1967
14 June 2022

On 11 July 2022, the global Jamat will commemorate a rare milestone - Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. To begin a new series of reflections, here, we look back at his first decade as Imam.

Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
10 June 2022

Sunni and Shia Muslims share many central beliefs, including a belief in the Oneness of Allah (tawhid), and that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was the final Messenger of Allah, who received Divine revelations recorded in the Holy Qur’an.

Since the climate is changing more rapidly in mountainous areas than elsewhere, those living here are especially vulnerable.
Since the climate is changing more rapidly in mountainous areas than elsewhere, those living here are especially vulnerable.
Mitigating risk in the high mountains
Mitigating risk in the high mountains
4 June 2022

Elders of communities in the Tian-Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan recall stories of the Great Urkun in 1916 when Kyrgyz locals fled their homes during a Tsarist invasion. Desperate to save their families, some parents tied their children to horses. These horses brought the children to safety, carrying them across mountains alone for days.

The concept of environmental stewardship is well-embedded in the ethics of Islam.
The concept of environmental stewardship is well-embedded in the ethics of Islam.
Only one earth: Remembering what endures
Only one earth: Remembering what endures
2 June 2022

In 7th century Arabia, the military general Malik al-Ashtar received a letter from Hazrat Ali. In the letter, Hazrat Ali appointed al-Ashar to be the governor of Egypt, and advised him how to treat the land and its people with fairness and justice.

If you happen to receive unverified content, pause and think about the source and its accuracy before forwarding on.
If you happen to receive unverified content, pause and think about the source and its accuracy before forwarding on.
Defeating disinformation
Defeating disinformation
30 May 2022

We’re experts at ignoring adverts: slogans on billboards, jingles on TV – we tend to dismiss them as hype. But attempts to manipulate us are becoming more effective and difficult to avoid.

Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning
28 May 2022

ICAB, in collaboration with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, and at the direction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, has produced Guidelines for Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning to assist Ismaili murids to engage in ethical wealth transfer and inheritance planning, recognizing that wealth has an ethical value and purpose.

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Hosts and guests of the Africa Day celebration at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, including Ambassadors of African Countries in Portugal, gather for a group photograph.
Hosts and guests of the Africa Day celebration at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, including Ambassadors of African Countries in Portugal, gather for a group photograph.
Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosts Africa Day
Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosts Africa Day
26 May 2022

On 25 May 2022, the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon commemorated Africa Day at an event organised by the Group of Ambassadors of African countries in Portugal, in partnership with the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat.

Prince Rahim in conversation with Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican.
Prince Rahim in conversation with Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican.
Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican
Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican
12 May 2022

Yesterday, 12 May, Monsignor Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican, was welcomed to the Ismaili Centre Lisbon by Prince Rahim, accompanied by Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal.

The IIS invites readers to explore the new website and its improved user experience.
The IIS invites readers to explore the new website and its improved user experience.
IIS launches new website
IIS launches new website
11 May 2022

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is delighted to announce the launch of the new IIS website, which benefits from a complete redesign and the addition of several exciting new features.

Stammering or Stuttering is a neurological condition that affects one out of every 100 people worldwide, about 70 million people in total.
Stammering or Stuttering is a neurological condition that affects one out of every 100 people worldwide, about 70 million people in total.
Facing my fears, year after year
Facing my fears, year after year
10 May 2022

As part of the one percent of the population who stammer (stutter), I know first-hand the challenges that come with having one. I remember the feeling of dread when being asked my name or if I had to speak on the telephone. Ever since I was young, I’ve been on a journey to find the courage to face my speaking fears.

Razakar volunteers have collected trash and thousands of plastic bottles from areas close to UCA's campus, the Naryn river, and the local botanic garden.
Razakar volunteers have collected trash and thousands of plastic bottles from areas close to UCA's campus, the Naryn river, and the local botanic garden.
Forging a spirit of generosity
Forging a spirit of generosity
9 May 2022

“I volunteer because it is a chance to be part of something bigger than myself,” says Roza Amanbekova, a senior Communications and Media student from the University of Central Asia (UCA). “It is discovering the world and making it better.”

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