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Celebrate 2022 as One Jamat on The Ismaili TV
Celebrate 2022 as One Jamat on The Ismaili TV
28 December 2021

In which time zone will The Ismaili TV ring in 2022? All of them, of course! The Ismaili is pleased to announce special programming to celebrate the start of a new year as One Jamat. In a unique celebration lasting 24 hours, we will ring in 2022 in 22 different time zones to mark this occasion with the global Jamat.

Global Jamat presents gift to Mawlana Hazar Imam on his 85th birthday
Global Jamat presents gift to Mawlana Hazar Imam on his 85th birthday
12 December 2021

In commemoration of the milestone occasion of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 85th Salgirah Mubarak, a humble gift was presented on behalf of the global Jamat as a token of our gratitude, love, and devotion.

Beloved Flame: A musical treat for the senses
Beloved Flame: A musical treat for the senses
11 December 2021

Beloved Flame, a musical compilation especially produced in celebration of Salgirah this year, follows in a long tradition of artistic expression, and promises something special for the Jamat to enjoy.

Salgirah programme to be screened on The Ismaili TV
Salgirah programme to be screened on The Ismaili TV
9 December 2021

As the global Jamat looks forward to celebrating the 85th birthday of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam, The Ismaili is pleased to present a weekend-long Salgirah programme on The Ismaili TV. Featuring a variety of content — from an inspiring short film production to a special children’s show — we hope to entertain and inspire the Jamat on this special and joyous occasion.

Join us for the uplifting Courage for the Journey, premiering on 11 December exclusively on The Ismaili TV.
Join us for the uplifting Courage for the Journey, premiering on 11 December exclusively on The Ismaili TV.
Courage for the journey: Exclusive short film to debut on The Ismaili TV
Courage for the journey: Exclusive short film to debut on The Ismaili TV
9 December 2021

Featuring moving recitations of Ismaili devotional literature, beautiful visual animations, and light moments of laughter, a new short film prepared for the occasion of Salgirah promises something special for everyone to enjoy.

Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.

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Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.
Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process
Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process
6 December 2021

Delegates gathered at the fourth Paris Peace Forum at the Parc de la Villette to debate global challenges and put forward new principles of action for a post-Covid world. This year, young Ismailis had the in-person opportunity to volunteer at the event, and to interact with speakers and representatives of international organisations and NGOs.

Volunteers around the world came together to participate in various activities to showcase environmental stewardship and to provide pandemic relief to commemorate the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2021.
Volunteers around the world came together to participate in various activities to showcase environmental stewardship and to provide pandemic relief to commemorate the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2021.
Global Ismaili Civic Day: A weekend of service to humanity
Global Ismaili Civic Day: A weekend of service to humanity
4 December 2021

Global Ismaili CIVIC Day brought together tens of thousands of volunteers – old and young alike – in collaboration with civil society partners to benefit millions of people around the world. Displaying our ethics in action, the weekend of service marked another chapter in our centuries old tradition of contributing to the societies in which we live.

The international environment at the IIS creates a dynamic space for collaboration where ideas are shared from diverse settings and backgrounds.
The international environment at the IIS creates a dynamic space for collaboration where ideas are shared from diverse settings and backgrounds.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies: A spotlight on pluralism
The Institute of Ismaili Studies: A spotlight on pluralism
2 December 2021

At The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), more than 50 students arrive in London every autumn at the start of the academic year to embark on a voyage of discovery. For those studying at the IIS, there is a deep sense of pluralism inherent in the student experience.

21 November 2021

The new Ismaili Center in Houston will express in physical form the Jamat’s commitment to building a pluralist society and finding ways to unite diverse people and cultures. The Center’s design is contemporary, yet reflects a historically rooted, rich architectural heritage. It combines modern architectural technology with traditional Persian forms and ornament, including ceramic mosaics and mashrabiya screens.

The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.
The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.
Aga Hall Estate in Mumbai earns green building certification
Aga Hall Estate in Mumbai earns green building certification
16 November 2021

The IFC EDGE Advanced Certification was awarded to the Aga Hall Estate, an upcoming residential high-rise development project, centrally located on the historic site of the family residence of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah in Mumbai, India.

Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
9 November 2021

Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.
Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.
Educating from the cradle onwards
Educating from the cradle onwards
28 October 2021

Seeking knowledge is inextricably linked to faith and spirituality in the Muslim tradition. In his address during the foundation laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the intersection of education and faith. He said that, “The Holy Qur’an sees the discovery of knowledge as a spiritual responsibility, enabling us to better understand and more ably serve God’s creation.”

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