The Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) represents a combination of two cherished Ismaili traditions: (i) submitting to the Imam of the time an unconditional Nazrana (gift) in commemorating epochal events, as a gesture of love and homage, and (ii) offering one’s intellectual capacity to assist the Imamat’s efforts for the progress of the Jamat, and the communities within which the Jamat lives. We invite you to explore the various sections of this website. Here, you will obtain an understanding of the philosophy and significance of TKN and discover how the knowledge and skills offered by TKN volunteers have substantially contributed to the work of the AKDN and Jamati Institutions for the progress and development of the Jamat and the wider societies in which the Jamat lives.

Volunteers in Action

Denmark TKN volunteer undertakes assessment of AKAH Afghanistan IT infrastructure
24 September 2018 | Article

Denmark-based Information Technology (IT) professional, Shaukat Khan, heads global IT...

Dr. Lalani training nurses on how to read an ECG, so that heart attacks can be diagnosed rapidly and accurately.
TKN doctor strengthens Aga Khan Hospital emergency department in Tanzania
6 September 2018 | Article

Dr Fazila Lalani, a full-time emergency physician with the Aga Khan Health Services,...

9 July 2018 | Article

When Ali Velshi was offered the chance to teach economics to a group of students at the...

20 June 2018 | Article

In February this year, Dr. Umed Ali Ajani, Associate Director for Science at the Centers...

Video Clips

7 May 2018 | Video

Dr. Mahmoud Eboo


Leaders' International Forum...

6 May 2018 | Video

Firoz Rasul


Aga Khan University

5 May 2018 | Video

Zamira Kurbonbekova


Mediation and Conciliation Trainer


4 May 2018 | Video

Safia Abji


Communications Advisor

Aga Khan Foundation


Diamond Jubilee

The Ismaili Muslim Community is commemorating 60 years since His Highness the Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on 11 July 1957.