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The Jamat singing traditional songs at the Roz-e-Nur event in New York.
The Jamat singing traditional songs at the Roz-e-Nur event in New York.
USA Jamatkhanas play important role in diversity and pluralism
USA Jamatkhanas play important role in diversity and pluralism
10 February 2019

Jamatkhanas and Ismaili Centres play an important role in the lives of the Ismaili community in the USA but they also play a very important role in promoting diversity and pluralism in the communities where they exist.

Aga Khan Museum: An interfaith crucible of art and architecture
Aga Khan Museum: An interfaith crucible of art and architecture
7 February 2019

Late last year, a diverse group of interfaith leaders visited the Aga Khan Museum to explore its exhibitions, architecture, and facilities. As the United Nations has decreed the first week of February World Interfaith Harmony Week, The.Ismaili is pleased to share the experiences of these visitors in an article written by Ruth Broyde Sharone, first published on 15 November 2018 by The Interfaith Observer.

World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston
World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston
5 February 2019

UK-based architect Farshid Moussavi has been selected to lead the design of the Ismaili Center, Houston — the first Ismaili Center in the USA.

A façade of interspersed openings facing the courtyard at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
A façade of interspersed openings facing the courtyard at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
Ismaili Centres: Spaces that uplift mind and spirit
Ismaili Centres: Spaces that uplift mind and spirit
4 February 2019

Situated in six cities around the world, the Ismaili Centres are places of contemplation and congregation, peace and prayer, humility and hope, discovery and dialogue, and equanimity and enlightenment.

Established recently, UCA’s Green Community Club promote awareness of ecological issues and encourage environmentally sustainable practices.
Established recently, UCA’s Green Community Club promote awareness of ecological issues and encourage environmentally sustainable practices.
Spreading green messages in Khorog
Spreading green messages in Khorog
28 January 2019

An enthusiastic group of students at the Khorog campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) have formed an initiative to promote awareness of ecological issues and encourage participation in environmentally sustainable practices.

Our days can become inundated by frivolous scrolling through endless social media feeds, and responding to a constant stream of messages.
Our days can become inundated by frivolous scrolling through endless social media feeds, and responding to a constant stream of messages.
How the Internet has changed us
How the Internet has changed us
17 January 2019

The digital age has changed our lives in many parts of the world, inextricably tethering them to the Internet for the simplest to the most sophisticated of tasks. In the first of a new series of articles on how to use digital media safely, Altaf Jiwa outlines the role that the Internet and social media have come to play in our daily lives.

Hazar Imam discursa perante líderes do Jamat por ocasião da designação da sede do Imamat

2018 Year in Review

Hazar Imam discursa perante líderes do Jamat por ocasião da designação da sede do Imamat
Video: 2018 Year in Review
30 December 2018

As we mark the beginning of 2019, we would like to share with you a video recapping the events of 2018. We wish the Jamat good health, success, and happiness in the new year.

Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
5 December 2018

In Islamic tradition, society is encouraged to leave behind a wholesome and sustainable natural environment for those who will inherit the Earth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is believed to have said "Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it."

Ismaili youth from the UAE participate in i-Robotics, an event held to prepare participants to enter the First LEGO League — an international competition for elementary and middle school students, at the Ismaili Centre Dubai in March 2018.
Ismaili youth from the UAE participate in i-Robotics, an event held to prepare participants to enter the First LEGO League — an international competition for elementary and middle school students, at the Ismaili Centre Dubai in March 2018.
Essential skills for the future: UAE youth engage in robotics and computer science
Essential skills for the future: UAE youth engage in robotics and computer science
20 November 2018

In today’s digital world, coding is increasingly becoming a fundamental skill. As part of The.Ismaili’s November theme of Science and Technology, and to recognise International Children’s Day today, we will learn about the children and youth of the UAE Jamat, who are engaging in a variety of stimulating technology-related programmes, from computer software to robotics.

Alaudin Bhanji being presented with the Outstanding Leadership Award from NASA, by the Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Charles Elachi (L); and Dr. John M. Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA.
Alaudin Bhanji being presented with the Outstanding Leadership Award from NASA, by the Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Charles Elachi (L); and Dr. John M. Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA.
Members of USA Jamat explore frontiers of science and technology
Members of USA Jamat explore frontiers of science and technology
15 November 2018

This month, The.Ismaili is focussing on the theme of Science and Technology. Today, we will explore the numerous ways that members of the Jamat in the United States participate in and contribute to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Children from the India Jamat participate in the Little Master Chef programme, which aims to help form healthy eating habits during the younger, impressionable years.
Children from the India Jamat participate in the Little Master Chef programme, which aims to help form healthy eating habits during the younger, impressionable years.
World Diabetes Day: Don’t let diabetes remove the sweetness from your life
World Diabetes Day: Don’t let diabetes remove the sweetness from your life
14 November 2018

Diabetes is a lifelong condition, for which there is currently no cure, although scientists are undertaking pioneering research into care, treatment, and prevention. In recent years, the prevalence of diabetes has been rising more rapidly in the developing world.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of early detection
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of early detection
30 October 2018

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, and can affect up to one in eight women. Like some other forms of cancer, the condition is treatable, and over 90 per cent of cases are successfully treated when detected early. Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer in rare instances, with approximately one out of every 100 cases affecting men.

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