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For your next cup of chai, consider using an eco-friendly non-dairy milk.
For your next cup of chai, consider using an eco-friendly non-dairy milk.
How sustainable is your cup of chai?
How sustainable is your cup of chai?
27 September 2023

When you’re next at the grocery store, reaching for that package of milk, why not consider an alternate option that’s more eco-friendly? To help keep your consumption as sustainable as possible, we’ve done some digging to unearth the most sustainable milk alternatives, and reviewed their taste and suitability for your tea and coffee needs!

Salima Visram (right) and her younger sister, Samara (left) founded a fashion label to help fund their Soular Backpack project. It’s now a successful eco-conscious brand in its own right.
Salima Visram (right) and her younger sister, Samara (left) founded a fashion label to help fund their Soular Backpack project. It’s now a successful eco-conscious brand in its own right.
A story of fashion and compassion
A story of fashion and compassion
27 September 2023

Salima Visram grew up in Kenya — a land of striking beauty and vibrant colours. She always had selfless aspirations: her initial career goal was to work for the UN. But while at university in Canada, she learned about different ways to make a positive impact on the world, and her journey took an unexpected detour.

Beeviation

Sweet success: How beekeeping transforms lives
Sweet success: How beekeeping transforms lives
25 September 2023

In the picturesque valleys of northern Pakistan, Shabi Noor Khan's life took a fortuitous turn. Last year, he received a small donation of honey bees with which he managed to generate an income that helped to clear his debts and cover his daily expenses. Shabi Noor is just one beneficiary of the Socio-Economic Development Programme (SEDP) that's changing lives through beekeeping.

Rang

Music video: Rang Laaee Hai
25 September 2023

On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the Ismaili is pleased to present Rang Laaee Hai by The Sufistics, in praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny). During the course of his lifetime, the Prophet exemplified the values of patience, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness, all subtly expressed in this musical narrative.

A journey of faith and resilience
A journey of faith and resilience
25 September 2023

In February this year, my life took an unexpected turn that left me grappling with emotions I never imagined I would face. At the age of 33, after a miscarriage, I found myself entangled in a web of challenges that would put my strength and determination to the test. As a woman, the struggle to overcome infertility is already a battle in itself, but when cancer entered the equation, it felt like an insurmountable mountain to climb.

Milad

Music video: Naat-e-Muhammad
24 September 2023

In celebration of Milad-un-Nabi this week, The Ismaili is pleased to present Naat-e-Muhammad, composed by Taufiq Karmali and Mujahid Hussain. The song, written in praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny), expresses the believer’s love and salutations for the Prophet on the occasion of his birthday.

Masjid an-Nabawi, known in English as the Prophet's Mosque, was built by Prophet Muhammad himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Masjid an-Nabawi, known in English as the Prophet's Mosque, was built by Prophet Muhammad himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Milad-un-Nabi
Milad-un-Nabi
24 September 2023

This week, Muslims around the world commemorate Milad-un-Nabi, literally meaning the “birth of the Prophet.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny) was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE and grew up to be a respected merchant, known for his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. At the age of 40, he received his first revelation from Allah, marking the commencement of his mission as Allah's last and final messenger.

Thousands of volunteers ensured that the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in July 2018 was a success.
Thousands of volunteers ensured that the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in July 2018 was a success.
When care takes centre stage
When care takes centre stage
22 September 2023

For more than a century, a key aspect of the Ismaili community’s identity has been informed by a deep commitment to a culture of care. This concept isn't just encouraged; it's celebrated throughout our global Jamat. Nowhere is this notion of care more evident than in our tradition of serving others.

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.

Vídeo: ¿Qué son los jamatkhanas?

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.

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