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A busy street in Bangladesh’s capital city.
A busy street in Bangladesh’s capital city.
Economic opportunities in Bangladesh attract interest from the Jamat abroad
Economic opportunities in Bangladesh attract interest from the Jamat abroad
10 August 2009

Decades ago, Bangladesh was home to a thriving Jamat. Ismailis were active in key industries including jute, textiles, steel, aluminum, leather, construction, and food processing, as well as trading, banking, insurance and hotels. Today, the country is re-emerging as an area of economic interest to both the Jamat and the wider international community.

Members of the Badakhshan Ensemble performed traditional Pamiri music and dance for the Afghan audience in the spirit of mutual understanding and learning.
Members of the Badakhshan Ensemble performed traditional Pamiri music and dance for the Afghan audience in the spirit of mutual understanding and learning.
Jamat in Badakhshan celebrates Navroz with an historic cross-border concert
Jamat in Badakhshan celebrates Navroz with an historic cross-border concert
10 April 2008

In a symbolic expression of their long historic ties and common roots, thousands of Jamati members from the Tajik and Afghan sides of Badakhshan came together for a cross-border concert to celebrate Navroz.

Aga Khan Scouts and Guides rehearsing a flute performance
Aga Khan Scouts and Guides rehearsing a flute performance
UAE Jamat prepares in anticipation of Golden Jubilee visit
UAE Jamat prepares in anticipation of Golden Jubilee visit
20 March 2008

With only hours remaining before Mawlana Hazar Imam’s expected arrival in the United Arab Emirates, there is an air of excitement and anticipation as the Jamat prepares for an historic visit.

Top 4 Under 40
Top 4 Under 40
Young Canadian Ismailis recognized for their achievements
Young Canadian Ismailis recognized for their achievements
11 March 2008

Six Canadian Ismailis were recently named to prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” lists for their achievements, vision, leadership and community involvement. They attribute their success to the values instilled in them as Ismaili Muslims, as well as the opportunity to thrive in the fields they love.

Madagascar’s Lake Mantasoa — site of Camp Wasal 2007
Madagascar’s Lake Mantasoa — site of Camp Wasal 2007
Camp Wasal 2007
Camp Wasal 2007
29 November 2007

The Indian Ocean region islands include: Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros and Reunion Island. The predominantly French-speaking Jamat is spread among these islands and, in an effort promote English among the youth, the Aga Khan Education Services, Madagascar organised an English language camp that brought together participants from continental Africa and the Indian Ocean region.

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