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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
International health care professionals contribute to establishment of AKMC, Khorog
11 September 2019 | Article
The Aga Khan Health Service, Tajikistan (AKHS, T) recently established the Aga Khan Medical...
Improving access to education through technology and TKN
26 August 2019 | Article
Being part of the knowledge society and sharing knowledge in multiple ways is an ethic and...
Mentorship: building global bridges of knowledge
19 June 2019 | Article
It was early fall in 2018 when Dr. Fayyaz Vellani first got his TKN call. “I still remember...
Serving on TKN Assignments in some of the world’s most difficult regions
27 May 2019 | Article
It had long been Nashir Karmali’s desire to offer voluntary service in a developing country...
In a speech at the Canadian Parliament in 2014, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the contributions made by Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) volunteers and said “The importance of contributing one’s individual energies on a voluntary basis to improving the lives of others is not a matter of philanthropy, but rather of self-fulfilment... their impact has been enormous in helping us to achieve best practice standards in our institutions and programmes”
7 May 2018 | Video
Dr. Mahmoud Eboo
Leaders' International Forum...
5 May 2018 | Video
Mediation and Conciliation Trainer