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Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is honouring Mawlana Hazar Imam with a doctorate honoris causa in the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic on 20 July 2017. This event will be webcast at The.Ismaili/live starting at 2:00 PM Lisbon time (GMT+1).

Murad Bhaidani leading a discussion on Islam with Springman Middle School students.

Local students from Springman Middle School visit The Ismaili Jamatkhana, Glenview.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive.

The coinciding of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation alongside Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee involves a fortuitous convergence not only of events, but also of ideals. The deep and abiding ties between the Imamat and Canada, built on a solid foundation of respect for diversity, compassion, justice, and human dignity, are sources of im- measurable pride for us Ismailis.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with prime ministers of Canada since the arrival of the Jamat in Canada in the early 70s.

Volunteers with Congressman Ted Lieu of the 33rd Congressional District

Ismailis Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV) from the greater Los Angeles area showcased their civic pride by participating in the city of Santa Monica's annual Fourth of July Parade for the second year.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Yoweri Museveni on the land granted in Nakawa for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. AKDN / Will Boase

Kampala, 17 December 2015 — The Aga Khan University will build a world-class teaching hospital in the heart of Kampala on land granted by the Government of Uganda, announced Mawlana Hazar Imam today. Together with the President and Prime Minister of Uganda, he took part in ceremonies marking the granting of land and initiation of the new University Hospital in Kampala.

An athlete competing in the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 receives a warm welcome from a volunteer as he collects his kit. IGK2015

The wait is over. Thursday marked the unofficial opening of the Ismaili Games Kenya at the Aga Khan Pavilion.

Ismaili Council President Minaz Jamal and AKDN Representative Mahmood Ahmed accompany Mawlana Hazar Imam and Minister Tumwesigye Elioda from the plane. AKDN / Will Boase

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

The Kenyan Ismaili Youth Band rehearsing ahead of the opening of the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015. Hussein Jiva

Beats of drums reverberate as the Kenyan Ismaili Youth Band stands in a circle. Two days before the Ismaili Games Kenya, the band gathers for one of its final rehearsals ahead of the opening ceremony in which they are to perform.

The 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games are taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December. Ismaili Council for Keyna

Nairobi, 16 December 2015 — Over 290 athletes and some 2,000 spectators will be in Nairobi for the 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games this weekend. Ranging in age from five to 75 years and older, Ismailis from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya will take part in the four-day national sport event being held between 17 – 20 December.

TheIsmaili can now be accessed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the web. TheIsmaili.org

The Ismaili Muslim community now has a new official page on Facebook and a channel on YouTube. The expanded social media presence will permit more members of the Jamat and the wider public to reach TheIsmaili content on a broader range of platforms.

Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah

Nairobi, 12 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Nairobi this evening after participating in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.

Many athletes who competed will represent the United States at the international Jubilee Games in Dubai next summer.

Excitement for the U.S. Ismaili Games peaked during the Closing Ceremony Sunday as athletes, volunteers, and spectators gathered to congratulate each other on a weekend that embodied the spirit of unity present within the Jamat.

Prince Amyn with members of the Jamat, who had gathered at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka to greet him. AKDN Bangladesh

Prince Amyn travelled to Bangladesh last week, where he presented his credentials to the government as Mawlana Hazar Imam’s personal representative. During the three-day visit, he also toured the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka and met with Jamati and AKDN leaders.

Volunteers making blankets for Syrian refugees, one of many I-CERV activities at the USIG 2015. Zain Ali

Volunteers, athletes and spectators spent their time spreading love through warmth by knotting together blankets for Syrian refugees.

Athletes enjoy a game of Jenga at the athlete mixer at USIG 2015. The mixer offers an opportunity for athletes to bond with athletes from other regions. Zohaib Ali

Take 950 athletes, add them into a gym full of activities, mix in good music, and the outcome is simple: new memories with friends — both old and new.

Tennis players of all ages put their abilities to the test at the US Ismaili Games. USIG2015

Two mother-son mixed doubles tennis teams share their perspectives on competing together at the 2015 US Ismaili Games.

Salma Amlani returns a serve in badminton at the 2015 US Ismaili Games. Azim Maknojia

Nothing was going to get in the way of Salma Amlani playing badminton at the United States Ismaili Games. She rescheduled her wedding to ensure she could make it.

Central Gold Team X, playing flag football at USIG 2015. Neelum Meghani

At first glance, the Central Gold flag football team looks like any other team — a group of individuals of different backgrounds, with different personalities, and different strengths. But look closer and it is evident that they are more than just a team.

Team Victory performs "Victory" at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 US Ismaili Games. Umair Ali

Creating a successful opening ceremony takes the concerted efforts of many people. One group, whose resolve is an inspiration to others, is the musicians who wrote and produced Victory — the theme song of the 2015 US Ismaili Games.

Jamati members participate in a Zumba class at the US Ismaili Games. Farhnaaz Ramji

Athletes and non-athletes alike have had many opportunities throughout the weekend to stay active and healthy. Along with watching the sports and performances taking place, Jamati involvement activities such as Zumba allow everyone a chance have fun and stay fit.

The American Jamat comes together on the dance floor during the Opening Ceremonies at the 2015 US Ismaili Games. Pervez Jindani

With rain pouring outside and Dallas under a flash flood watch, the US Jamat came together to open the 2015 United States Ismaili Games Thursday evening. Nearly 1 000 athletes are competing in the Games over the Thanksgiving long weekend, supported by hundreds of volunteers.

Local volunteers plan for the Unity Mural and closing ceremonies at the 2015 US Ismaili Games. Alykhan Lalani

The Ismaili volunteers’ dedication is showcasing the US Ismaili Games’ slogan — One Jamat — highlighting how the community achieves unity through service. Nearly 1 000 athletes have gathered in Dallas to compete this Thanksgiving long weekend.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University. Farhez Rayani

Cambridge, MA, 13 November 2015 — For decades, technology and globalisation have been held up as a panacea for humanity’s ills. But although today’s world is now more connected than ever before, it has also become more fragmented.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote speech at the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum held in the Stoa of Attalos. AKDN / Gary Otte

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered a keynote speech at the Athens Democracy Forum on 15 September 2015. Speaking on “the challenges facing democracy in our world,” Hazar Imam drew a link between the progress of democracy and improvement in the quality of human life.

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