For Sofia Babool, a 20-year-old sophomore studying neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas, conversation in recent weeks has centered around Covid-19. The world seems to be on pause; her school, favorite coffee shop, everything in her life has been turned upside down.
For Nurse Appreciation Week, we are recounting the stories and struggles of a few of our nurses who care for us, especially during the current health crisis.
A self-taught musician and artist from Hunza overcomes cultural barriers to help local artists perform in Lisbon.
A Dallas IPN event draws attendees to hear about the latest economic conditions affecting Texas
The Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV) organization in the Central United States recognized for community service and for educating the Jamat.
With her wit and commanding presence, Chief Judge Barbara Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas engaged an audience of legal professionals, students, and community members with a discourse entitled, “From the Bench: Civics in Action.” Judge Lynn is the first female partner of a Dallas law firm, and after her appointment by former President Bill Clinton to the bench and confirmed by the Senate, the first woman to hold the position of Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas, in 2016.
“Envision an empty chair in the room and think about who’s not there. Who doesn’t have a voice at the table and who’s not in the room?” asks Diversity, Equity & Inclusion specialist Farzana Nayani. “Think about the people who may not have the privileges and power that we do based on our successes or on the lot that we were given in life.”
Highlighting excellence in all aspects of education, State of Texas leaders met with representatives from the Aga Khan Academies, President of Council for Central USA, and Rizwan Sheikh, member of the Steering Committee for the Texas Agreement of Cooperation at Plano Jamatkhana on August 21, 2019.
A Lunch and Learn event to facilitate knowledge exchange between the Ismaili community and public officials was organized by the Ismaili Council for the Central US at Albuquerque Jamatkhana on April 13, 2019. Ismaili value systems that unify the Jamat globally and the ethics of service in our faith were shared with the guests.
Bell jingles, loud cheers, and upbeat music could be heard in Carrollton Headquarters Jamatkhana on November 21, 2018, as numerous volunteers competed to make meals for children and their families in the North Texas area. With turkeys roasting in their own ovens, volunteers chose to wake up and come serve on this Thanksgiving morning.
Every December, students wind down by snuggling up in their favorite blankets, binge-watching television sitcoms, and soak in the merry holiday season with heaps of food and family gatherings to enjoy a break from essays and midterms. However, this year, 20 students volunteered to take a more alternative route to the traditional winter break.
“We are here today to recognize the great work of the Ismaili Muslims’ Conciliation and Arbitration Board. The arbitration and mediation program you have developed is remarkable, and many good things have come about as a result of your ability to resolve disputes in your community.” -From remarks by Hon. Carol Hunstein, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, at the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board luncheon, Atlanta, May 4, 2012