Ismailis in Action

All over the United States, Ismailis, either individually or as part of a Jamati or institutional program, are engaged in interesting activities that are informative or inspirational.

Dr. Nasheena Jiwa.
Dr. Nasheena Jiwa.
Family, Health, and Faith: Priorities of a Physician Treating COVID-19 Patients
Family, Health, and Faith: Priorities of a Physician Treating COVID-19 Patients
28 September 2020

“Stay safe while you do the job you have been called upon to do. Your skill set, your knowledge, and your abilities are too valuable during this time of great need. As a front-liner, you are not expendable.”

Midwest Ismaili Women's Group biking through the Park District in Chicago.
Midwest Ismaili Women's Group biking through the Park District in Chicago.
How Women Are Stronger Together
How Women Are Stronger Together
26 September 2020

Ismaili Women’s Groups offer skills workshops, community service, social events, sports clinics, mental wellbeing events, and book clubs.

Houston Principal Center seniors enjoying puzzles and bingo.
Houston Principal Center seniors enjoying puzzles and bingo.
Volunteering to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors
Volunteering to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors
24 September 2020

HOPE and iCARE volunteers help seniors and families planning for and during retirement.

"Those who believe, and do good deeds, and pray regularly, and give charity—they will have their reward with their Lord; they will have no fear, nor shall they grieve."
(Holy Qur’an 2:277)

Dr. Shameem Ajani a pharmacist who currently manages the safety of her technicians and patients.
Dr. Shameem Ajani a pharmacist who currently manages the safety of her technicians and patients.
Healthcare Response to COVID-19 Runs in the Family
Healthcare Response to COVID-19 Runs in the Family
24 August 2020

A family in the healthcare profession finds itself on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Dr. Shameem Ajani a pharmacist who currently manages the safety of her technicians and patients.
Dr. Shameem Ajani a pharmacist who currently manages the safety of her technicians and patients.
Healthcare Response to COVID-19 Runs in the Family
Healthcare Response to COVID-19 Runs in the Family
24 August 2020

A family in the healthcare profession finds itself on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
8 August 2020

In the second round of the USA National High School Senior Online Rapid Chess Tournament, chess prodigy Danial Asaria hovered over the resign button on his computer screen. He describes the moment as being “completely dead lost.” However, since this was his final chess tournament as a high school student, he did not want to regret what could have been, so he continued to play.

I-CERV volunteers at the Interfaith Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross and the Faith Alliance for Metro Atlanta (FAMA).
I-CERV volunteers at the Interfaith Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross and the Faith Alliance for Metro Atlanta (FAMA).
Interfaith Blood Drives at Five Metro-Atlanta Jamatkhanas May Save 780 Lives
Interfaith Blood Drives at Five Metro-Atlanta Jamatkhanas May Save 780 Lives
8 August 2020

“We are all in this together no matter what age, race, religion, or background.” 300 residents come together to help reduce the shortage in the local blood supply.

Nisha Thanawala visiting the White House during her time working on Capitol Hill.
Nisha Thanawala visiting the White House during her time working on Capitol Hill.
Working to Change Policies and Have a Positive Impact on People’s Lives
Working to Change Policies and Have a Positive Impact on People’s Lives
5 August 2020

A young Ismaili woman with a passion works as a Legislative Assistant in Congress. 

Dr. Samiraly Moosa
Dr. Samiraly Moosa
Fighting to Save COVID-19 Patients without a Road Map
Fighting to Save COVID-19 Patients without a Road Map
3 August 2020

A Chicago physician relies on science as well as prayer in caring for patients.

Shawn Lopez illustrating some of his mobility exercises for an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board program.
Shawn Lopez illustrating some of his mobility exercises for an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board program.
Embracing the Power of Brain-based Training to Heal Pain
Embracing the Power of Brain-based Training to Heal Pain
2 August 2020

With an innovative approach to healing pain, Shawn Lopez from Los Angeles is inspiring seniors to engage with mobility and mindfulness.

The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Memphis, Tennessee served as a mobile food pantry site to help local residents who are fighting food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 economic downturn.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Memphis, Tennessee served as a mobile food pantry site to help local residents who are fighting food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 economic downturn.
The Spirit of Generosity Illustrated through the First Mobile Food Pantry
The Spirit of Generosity Illustrated through the First Mobile Food Pantry
27 July 2020

Volunteers provide boxes of food to those in need at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Memphis.

Healthcare Hero - Suleman Daya
Healthcare Hero - Suleman Daya
23 July 2020

The pharmacy where Suleman Daya works in Clarkston, GA has remained open seven days a week throughout the pandemic, though with fewer staff members than usual. Despite the difficulties this has caused, Suleman continues to learn and find new ways to serve the population of Clarkston, including introducing a delivery service.

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