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Ismaili Centre Dubai is knowledge partner for Harvard Club of the UAE sponsored Harvard Student-Led Innovation Challenge Dubai 2019
Ismaili Centre Dubai is knowledge partner for Harvard Club of the UAE sponsored Harvard Student-Led Innovation Challenge Dubai 2019
25 May 2019
 Attendees had the opportunity to share a pledge on how to end the stigma around mental illness in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day
 Attendees had the opportunity to share a pledge on how to end the stigma around mental illness in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day
Joining the conversation. Helping to end the stigma around mental illness.
Joining the conversation. Helping to end the stigma around mental illness.
3 April 2019
On January 30, 2019, Bell Let’s Talk Day, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto launched a three-part series - Minding the Gap: A Conversation on Mental Health from Stigma to Treatment Innovation.
Elaha Soroor performs at the Ismaili Centre, London in October 2017.
Elaha Soroor performs at the Ismaili Centre, London in October 2017.
Music @ One at the Ismaili Centre London: Building bridges and breaking down barriers
Music @ One at the Ismaili Centre London: Building bridges and breaking down barriers
26 March 2019

We humans share our culture through many forms of creative expression, which together embody the arts. Arts encompass multiple ways of channelling creative impulses through poetry and literature, visual, imaginary, and performance. Over time, culture informs, shapes, and transforms the way human society comes to present various art forms which it learns to cherish and covet as civilisations evolve and progress.

Entrance into the Ismaili Centre, Dubai — a plurality of perspectives.
Entrance into the Ismaili Centre, Dubai — a plurality of perspectives.
The Ismaili Centre Dubai – a reflection on the first decade
The Ismaili Centre Dubai – a reflection on the first decade
28 February 2019

Over the past decade since its opening, the Ismaili Centre Dubai has become established as a multidisciplinary hub of culture, faith, education, and community identity. Exemplifying the core values of Ismaili Muslims, the Centre offers a platform for dialogue, unity, and progress within the Jamat and the wider community.

World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston
World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston
5 February 2019

UK-based architect Farshid Moussavi has been selected to lead the design of the Ismaili Center, Houston — the first Ismaili Center in the USA.

A façade of interspersed openings facing the courtyard at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
A façade of interspersed openings facing the courtyard at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
Ismaili Centres: Spaces that uplift mind and spirit
Ismaili Centres: Spaces that uplift mind and spirit
4 February 2019

Situated in six cities around the world, the Ismaili Centres are places of contemplation and congregation, peace and prayer, humility and hope, discovery and dialogue, and equanimity and enlightenment.

Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.”
Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.”
Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at Ismaili Centre, Toronto
30 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, world-renowned public intellectual Professor Mona Siddiqui, OBE, delivered the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi, to an audience of over 250 government and community leaders, academics, and members of the Jamat on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.” 

Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
29 September 2018

A special presentation on the Global Centre for Pluralism to be held at the Ismaili Centre London.

Members of local law enforcement agencies in the courtyard of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Members of local law enforcement agencies in the courtyard of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Law Enforcement Lunch & Learn
Law Enforcement Lunch & Learn
27 September 2018

Members of Law Enforcement Agencies from the Metro Vancouver were hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on 19 September for a presentation on the diversity and history of Islam by Rizwan Mawani. Participants shared perspectives and perceptions of Islam followed by Rizwan’s presentation. One of the RCMP members commented that “this session gave me a better understanding of the diversity within the Muslim communities and I’m so impressed with the Ismaili Centre, and how volunteer service has been at the heart of this building and your community”. 

Organizers from the City of Burnaby, Simon Fraser University and the Ismaili Centre and the panelists from the event.
Organizers from the City of Burnaby, Simon Fraser University and the Ismaili Centre and the panelists from the event.
Positive and practical approaches to Islamophobia
Positive and practical approaches to Islamophobia
17 July 2018

On 10 May 2018, a panel of professionals spoke eloquently about the painful experiences of individuals affected by prejudice and hatred, and the need for a systematic analysis of data to combat forces that are eroding our social fabric. The panel was made up of Ms. Sarah Khan, lawyer and acting Executive Director of Seniors First BC, and Ms. Itrath Syed, a researcher and instructor in the portrayal of Muslims in media discourse and moderated by Mr. Aleem Bharmal.

Mehfil Chai House at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Mehfil Chai House at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
17 July 2018

On 15 March 2018, Mehfil Chai House, a medley of performances, poetry and songs, was showcased to celebrate Asian Heritage Month — an annual event that promotes an understanding and appreciation of Asian-Canadian arts and culture in the month of May.

The performing stage under the portal entrance in the courtyard.
The performing stage under the portal entrance in the courtyard.
Indian Summer Festival: Songs for Scheherazade
Indian Summer Festival: Songs for Scheherazade
15 July 2018

The Indian Summer Festival, a contemporary multi-arts festival which takes place annually over 11 days each July in Vancouver, brought Songs for Scheherazade performed by the Allegra Chamber Orchestra, an all-female ensemble on 15 July.

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