AKU nurses Salima Pirani (Dallas) and Amina Huda (California) review patient records during their volunteer shift.
AKU nurses Salima Pirani (Dallas) and Amina Huda (California) review patient records during their volunteer shift.
Ismaili Nurses Provide Medical Care to Northern California Fire Survivors
Ismaili Nurses Provide Medical Care to Northern California Fire Survivors
6 February 2019
“Thank you again for all you are doing to help staff the shelter. You and all the Aga Khan Council volunteers have been a tremendous help, and I really can’t thank you enough! Your nurses wanted to be here. They came with such open hearts. It was fabulous.” -Monica Soderstrom, Nursing Director for the Butte County Public Health Department, California.
 
Purnur Ilolova, National ITREB Member, and other attendees at the Leadership Training Program.
Purnur Ilolova, National ITREB Member, and other attendees at the Leadership Training Program.
Leadership Training Program: Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Leaders
Leadership Training Program: Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Leaders
31 December 2018

With the mission of inspiring and empowering new leaders, the inaugural cycle of the Leadership Training Program (LTP) was launched in Houston, in November 2018. Forty participants, selected from across the United States, participated in the training that was organized by the National Council. The program was conducted in partnership with the Canadian National Council, which has been organizing a similar Management Training Program for a number of years.

The DJAC was an event organized by the Council for USA and the Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN). The organizing and leadership team pose for a picture.
The DJAC was an event organized by the Council for USA and the Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN). The organizing and leadership team pose for a picture.
Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference takes place in Dallas
Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference takes place in Dallas
10 October 2018

“As a Jamat, we are fortunate to have access to the best education and opportunity to build for ourselves, and it’s now an opportunity to build for our children and our grandchildren...the themes of this conference are sharing knowledge, best practices, coming together, lifelong learning, and building for future generations. What is more befitting for the United States Jamat than to have this Conference as our last Diamond Jubilee initiative?” -Zahir Ladhani, Vice President, Council for USA

State of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale, and President of the Ismaili  Council of the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, unveiled the commemorative plaque marking the opening of the Ismaili Jamatkhana.
State of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale, and President of the Ismaili  Council of the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, unveiled the commemorative plaque marking the opening of the Ismaili Jamatkhana.
Texas Governor and community officials inaugurate new Ismaili Jamatkhana
Texas Governor and community officials inaugurate new Ismaili Jamatkhana
22 August 2018

Nestled just outside Austin, the city of Cedar Park is now home to a new, permanent Ismaili Jamatkhana. On 7 August 2018, state, city, and local leaders from across Texas joined Jamati leaders and volunteers to open the new purpose-built space, and share its vision.

Seattle I-CERV volunteers help Food Lifeline prepare 91,000 lbs of food for those in need.
Seattle I-CERV volunteers help Food Lifeline prepare 91,000 lbs of food for those in need.
Ramadan inspires Ismaili volunteers to serve as an expression of their faith
Ramadan inspires Ismaili volunteers to serve as an expression of their faith
7 August 2018

In celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, Ismaili volunteers came together across the country to serve their communities to mark the end of Ramadan.

Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference
Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference
17 July 2018

The Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference is an energetic two-and-a-half day conference to enable an interactive knowledge exchange with talented Ismaili professionals from our various Alliance groups including Finance, Education, Media and Communications, Healthcare, Technology, Legal, Public Service, Business, and Finance.

A student reading at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa.
A student reading at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa.
Teachers from California State University, Northridge, visit Aga Khan Academy Mombasa
Teachers from California State University, Northridge, visit Aga Khan Academy Mombasa
11 June 2018

"The Academies have a dual mission: to provide an outstanding education to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds, and to provide world-class training for a growing corps of inspiring teachers." Mawlana Hazar Imam, Peterson Lecture, Meeting of the International Baccalaureate, Atlanta, 18 April, 2008.

Mawlana Hazar Imam viewing the One Jamat Mosaic in Houston.
Mawlana Hazar Imam viewing the One Jamat Mosaic in Houston.
Creating the One Jamat Mosaic
Creating the One Jamat Mosaic
4 June 2018

Approximately 5,100 photos were incorporated into the large 15-foot mosaic that was on display at the Houston Mulaqat.

The entire troupe of dancers from Stories perform a swing routine to the sounds of live vocalists and instrumentalists as part of the show finale.
The entire troupe of dancers from Stories perform a swing routine to the sounds of live vocalists and instrumentalists as part of the show finale.
"Stories: Our American Journey" begins USA Tour
"Stories: Our American Journey" begins USA Tour
2 June 2018

Stories: Our American Journey, is a full-scale theatrical production that tells the stories of our community over the past 60 years and brings those stories to life though mesmerizing performing arts such as music, dance, song, and poetry.

Dr. Hussein Rashid’s audience with Pope Francis at a conference on environmental care in September 2016
Dr. Hussein Rashid’s audience with Pope Francis at a conference on environmental care in September 2016
A Discussion with Professor Hussein Rashid
A Discussion with Professor Hussein Rashid
28 May 2018

Professor Hussein Rashid discusses his work, perceptions of Muslims, cosmopolitan ethics, attitudes towards faith, materialism, and religious and cultural literacy.

"Stories" vocalists singing passionately.
"Stories" vocalists singing passionately.
The Making of "Stories: Our American Journey"
The Making of "Stories: Our American Journey"
10 May 2018

The concept of Stories: Our American Journey, was first conceived by a small group of individuals, including professional Ismaili artists, about a year ago.

Some of the glass weights from the collection presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam in Houston.
Some of the glass weights from the collection presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam in Houston.
And Diverse are their Hues: A description of the gift presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam during his USA Visit
And Diverse are their Hues: A description of the gift presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam during his USA Visit
5 May 2018

A rare collection of Fatimid era (909-1171) colorful glass weights was presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam on the final Mulaqat of his USA visit, in Houston on March 22, 2018.