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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.

Edmonton volunteers planted 2,100 trees on the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day.
Edmonton volunteers planted 2,100 trees on the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day.
Ismaili CIVIC Day 2018
Ismaili CIVIC Day 2018
2 October 2018

Approximately 2,000 volunteers joined forces across Canada to participate in the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day over the weekend of September 22-23, 2018.

Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi visit residents currently living at Generations campus in Calgary.
Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi visit residents currently living at Generations campus in Calgary.
Generations programme expansion brings families closer together
Generations programme expansion brings families closer together
8 November 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Generations: Multi-Generational Housing and Community Centre campus on 3 November 2017.

Five former Presidents on stage for the Points of Light Award ceremony, with the five awardees and Neil Bush
Five former Presidents on stage for the Points of Light Award ceremony, with the five awardees and Neil Bush
Five former U.S. presidents recognise Houston’s Ismaili Muslim volunteers
Five former U.S. presidents recognise Houston’s Ismaili Muslim volunteers
30 October 2017

“These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. That spirit of volunteerism, that spirit that says we are all in this together, that spirit is exemplified by the five Points of Light recipients.”

— President Barack Obama, speaking about the Points of Light honourees at Texas A&M University on 21 October 2017.

The Dharkhana Kampala, decorated in preparation for Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit to Uganda.
The Dharkhana Kampala, decorated in preparation for Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit to Uganda.
Diamond Jubilee Darbar to be held at Darkhana Kampala
Diamond Jubilee Darbar to be held at Darkhana Kampala
10 October 2017

Today, 10 October 2017, Mawlana Hazar Imam is expected to grace the Jamat in Uganda with the first Darbar of his Diamond Jubilee year, at the historic location of the Kampala Darkhana.

8 October 2017

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, yesterday arrived in Pakistan for a private visit.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledges million-hour pledge from Canadian Jamat
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledges million-hour pledge from Canadian Jamat
19 September 2017

In 2017, the Canadian Jamat is celebrating both the Diamond Jubilee as well as the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. In honour of these special occasions, the Jamat has pledged one million hours of service to improving quality of life in Canada as part of the Ismaili CIVIC 150 initiative.

Volunteers ventured out into stormy conditions to provide assistance in flood affected areas
Volunteers ventured out into stormy conditions to provide assistance in flood affected areas
Helping Hands reach out to assist in Texas
Helping Hands reach out to assist in Texas
3 September 2017

Hurricane Harvey has been referred to as a "1,000-year flood," with its 50 inches of rainfall exceeding all records for the continental USA. It is estimated that damage from the storm will surpass that of hurricanes Sandy (New Jersey 2012) and Katrina (Louisiana 2005) combined. Volunteers have worked to reach Jamati members and others affected by the flooding, and to provide assistance with the recovery process.

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.
Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude
Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude
29 May 2017

Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude

Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah acknowledges the greetings of all those gathered in commemoration of 70 years of his Imamat during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Karachi, February 1954.
Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah acknowledges the greetings of all those gathered in commemoration of 70 years of his Imamat during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Karachi, February 1954.
Diamond Jubilee to renew a tradition of enduring legacy
Diamond Jubilee to renew a tradition of enduring legacy
12 May 2017
Sixty days ahead of the commencement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee on 11 July 2017, TheIsmaili is pleased to launch the first in a series of Jubilee-related articles. Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, talks about the Ismaili tradition of commemorating Jubilee anniversaries of our Imams, and the legacies that they leave behind.
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