Join us for a new episode of The Ismaili Update as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat during the action-packed month of August.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the 26th Annual Ismaili Muslim Stampede Breakfast in Calgary yesterday alongside senior representatives of the federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as civil society, business and other community leaders.
I’ll never forget the feeling of the sand beneath my feet as I walked along the beach, watching the tide come in. I’ll never forget the sound of 120 people wincing audibly as I dislocated my elbow at a middle school wrestling meet. Most of all, I’ll never forget the way the entire world and all its problems melted away as I sped down a hill on my longboard.
The summer of 2023 in India is turning out to be the one of the hottest, with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius. The threat of such heat waves and the broader risks of climate change are making green buildings a growing area of interest for the real estate sector.
World Blood Donor Day is an occasion dedicated to raising awareness about the critical need for safe blood and blood products. These inspiring tales of service and survival highlight the profound impact that a simple act of donating blood can have on individuals facing life-threatening conditions. From Salim Amlani's journey with thalassemia, where the support of dedicated donors ensured his survival, to Munira Premji's courageous battle against multiple cancers, made possible by timely blood transfusions, and Ronil Shivji's commitment to donating plasma, these stories serve as a testament to the power of compassion and the vital importance of blood donation.
The Ismaili is pleased to announce the launch of Muslim Footprints, a biweekly podcast series that brings listeners scholarly knowledge about the rich diversity of Islam. The first episode is available now. subscribe to Muslim Footprints on your favourite podcast platform including Spotify, iTunes, and Google.
Noorima Rehan is a 17-year-old aspiring Ismaili vocalist from Ghulkin, Gojal, Hunza. Located approximately 142km from Gilgit, Ghulkin is situated on the west of Hunza in the Karakorum, surrounded by glaciers and streams. Noorima's love for music runs deep within her being, and she finds herself singing in every moment of her life. Her vocal skills have propelled her to new heights. Most notably, she recently represented Pakistan during King Charles III's Coronation Concert in London.
In a world grappling with the impacts of ecological crisis, a ray of hope shines through the tireless efforts of individuals dedicated to preserving our planet. Among them is Rozina Kanchwala, whose passionate advocacy is rapidly capturing attention.
As members of the Jamat seek to build new lives in unfamiliar lands, they often face various obstacles to economic growth and financial stability. However, the Skills Development Initiative is offering hope and tangible support to those seeking to re-establish themselves in a different place.
There is a certain magic within the spaces at Jubilee Towers in Dar es Salaam. That’s the feeling you get from the seniors who live there and those involved in running it. They love the place.
On 4 March, at the Ismaili Centre Vancouver, two strangers came together to share a special moment — 50 years after first crossing paths during a milestone event in both of their lives.
As part of their pledge to be climate champions, the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, planted a micro-forest at Upanga Jamatkhana last month in collaboration with Ismaili CIVIC and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).