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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.

Webcast: The Story of Us: Reframing the Narrative of Islam in Our World
Webcast: The Story of Us: Reframing the Narrative of Islam in Our World
19 April 2018

Join us Saturday, April 21 for a live webcast from the Ismaili Centre, Toronto to commemorate Yawm-e Ali. This year’s guest lecturer is Dr. Sajjad Rizvi, Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rizvi's lecture is entitled "The Story of Us: Reframing the Narrative of Islam in Our World." The lecture will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m EST and will be webcast on this page and at the.ismaili/live.

Raficq Abdulla, MA (Oxon.), MBE - Writer, Lawyer and Poet.
Raficq Abdulla, MA (Oxon.), MBE - Writer, Lawyer and Poet.
Webcast: Mr. Raficq Abdulla to Deliver the 33rd Annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Webcast: Mr. Raficq Abdulla to Deliver the 33rd Annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto
16 January 2018

Raficq Abdulla MA (Oxon.) MBE will deliver the annual Milad-un-Nabi Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 20 January 2018. His lecture is entitled “The Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family) – The Man and The Ideal". The event is due to begin at approximately 8:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast live on this page and at http://the.ismaili/live.  This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.
Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude
Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude
29 May 2017

Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude

Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, where he gave a keynote lecture at the occasion of Yawm-e Ali 2017. Salim Nensi
Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, where he gave a keynote lecture at the occasion of Yawm-e Ali 2017. Salim Nensi
VIDEO: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi speaks at Ismaili Centre Toronto in commemoration of Hazrat Ali's birthday
27 April 2017

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi gave a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts AKAA dinner and concert
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts AKAA dinner and concert
9 November 2016

On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The feature of the evening was a rare musical encounter between the talented and innovative artists from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria.

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by volunteers with flowers in the presence of His Excellency Hamrokhon Zarifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dr Shafik Sachedina, Director of Diplomatic Affairs at the Aga Khan D
Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by volunteers with flowers in the presence of His Excellency Hamrokhon Zarifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dr Shafik Sachedina, Director of Diplomatic Affairs at the Aga Khan D
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Jamati leaders in Tajikistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Jamati leaders in Tajikistan
5 April 2012

Dushanbe, 4 April 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Tajikistan for a brief, but historic one-day visit. In a meeting with the leaders of the newly-established Jamati institutions in Tajikistan, Hazar Imam emphasised the significance of the formal establishment of Jamati institutions to serve the needs and requirements of the Tajik Jamat.

Rays of Light
Rays of Light
RAYS OF LIGHT to arrive at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai later this month
RAYS OF LIGHT to arrive at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai later this month
7 March 2012

RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat will be opening in Dubai later this month. A Golden Jubilee International Programme, the exhibition depicts 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, against the backdrop of the Jamat’s 1 400-year history.

The Opportunity Africa conference took place between 12–13 November 2011 at the Ismaili Centre, London, and was organised by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Boards for the United Kingdom, France and Portugal.
The Opportunity Africa conference took place between 12–13 November 2011 at the Ismaili Centre, London, and was organised by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Boards for the United Kingdom, France and Portugal.
Opportunities abound at Africa conference hosted at the Ismaili Centre, London
Opportunities abound at Africa conference hosted at the Ismaili Centre, London
9 December 2011

A weekend-long Opportunity Africa conference held at the Ismaili Centre, London hinted at what is already spreading across the continent. With a growing middle class, an impending housing market boom, an infrastructure deficit waiting to be filled, and a common East African financial market on the horizon, Africa is a focal point for new expansion and entrepreneurship.

A visual journey through photographs and quotations that highlights memorable moments and images from the past 25 years of the Ismaili Centre, London.
A visual journey through photographs and quotations that highlights memorable moments and images from the past 25 years of the Ismaili Centre, London.
Ismaili Centre welcomes visitors during Open House weekend in London
26 November 2011

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Open House London took place on the weekend of 22 – 23 September. Buildings such as the Bank of England Museum, the Royal Courts of Justice, the BBC Television Centre, and the Ismaili Centre, London opened their doors, inviting Londoners to to view and celebrate the diverse architecture of their city.

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