The Grace and Blessings of Jamatkhanas in our Lives
The Grace and Blessings of Jamatkhanas in our Lives
6 October 2017

A Jamatkhana is a designated space for Shia Ismaili Muslims to gather and perform tariqah practices, such as supplicatory prayers - du‘a, meditative sessions of remembrance - zikr, and the recitation of devotional poetry, such as ginans and qasidas.

The Ambassadorial Role of the Ismaili Centres
The Ambassadorial Role of the Ismaili Centres
30 September 2017

At the foundation ceremony of the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon in 1996, Mawlana Hazar Imam said that the Ismaili Centres were to be seen as “ambassadorial buildings, which today reflect and illustrate much of what the Shi‘a Ismaili community represents”. But what does it mean for a building to play an ambassadorial role?

Duality: Two Alternatives in Harmony
Duality: Two Alternatives in Harmony
30 June 2016

A Golden Jubilee initiative, the Ismaili Community Ensemble (ICE) has gone from strength to strength, encouraging musical creativity, fostering community spirit and making themselves known within the wider community.