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Interdependence can facilitate a united and concerted global effort, one that may also lead to greater realisation that we are part of a single community, inseparable from others.
Interdependence can facilitate a united and concerted global effort, one that may also lead to greater realisation that we are part of a single community, inseparable from others.
Hope, faith, and community
Hope, faith, and community
2 May 2020

How does one define their role and value in society, or one’s purpose in life? Are we atomised beings moving through life in a random fashion or connected and “born of a single soul,” as the Qur’an informs us? How are we connected, and what is an individual without a community?

Mindfulness is not to suppress, deny, or avoid feelings that come up, but to help us navigate them.
Mindfulness is not to suppress, deny, or avoid feelings that come up, but to help us navigate them.
Mindful living while studying at home
Mindful living while studying at home
1 May 2020

As we navigate through this uncertain time, it is important to acknowledge the changes that we are going through. It can be helpful for students to seek support and engage in activities that will encourage us to stay rational, kind, and compassionate to ourselves and towards others.

Trailer - Restoring Dignity

Video trailer: Restoring Dignity
24 April 2020

Screening exclusively on The Ismaili TV, this three-part documentary series features the transformational work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in the cities of Kabul, Lahore, and Delhi. Look out for all three parts at the.ismaili/tv.

It’s likely we all know someone who has unfortunately shared inaccurate information on social media, or on a WhatsApp group.
It’s likely we all know someone who has unfortunately shared inaccurate information on social media, or on a WhatsApp group.
Fake News: How to deal with misinformation
Fake News: How to deal with misinformation
14 April 2020

We are living in a different world compared to just three months ago. Critical parts of our lives have been uprooted and turned upside down, which has led to a further spiral of worry and stress. We want to be helpful, so we tend to share information that comforts and reassures us - however, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s accurate, and in fact, it often contributes to the growing uncertainty.

When a storm begins to subside, the dust is cleaned from the rain-swept air, and the view becomes sharper and clearer.
When a storm begins to subside, the dust is cleaned from the rain-swept air, and the view becomes sharper and clearer.
Finding a new normal: What comes next?
Finding a new normal: What comes next?
12 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic, with all the uncertainty and anxiety it has brought, can also awaken a greater appreciation for all we have been blessed with, along with the confidence and determination to face this new, unfamiliar world, and all the challenges it has yet to bring.

The most important thing we can do is acknowledge our feelings as they arise, rather than ignore our emotions or push them aside.
The most important thing we can do is acknowledge our feelings as they arise, rather than ignore our emotions or push them aside.
Caring for your mental health
Caring for your mental health
8 April 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact communities around the world and fundamentally change how we live our everyday lives, many of us are experiencing a toll on our mental health. Especially during times of uncertainty, it’s important to focus on our mental and emotional well-being in order to navigate these difficult circumstances in a healthy way. Here are some strategies to try in the weeks and months to come.

In this miniature from a 17th century Ottoman manuscript of the Canon of medicine by Avicenna, a physician prepares medicine for the treatment of patient.
In this miniature from a 17th century Ottoman manuscript of the Canon of medicine by Avicenna, a physician prepares medicine for the treatment of patient.
The development of medicine in Muslim societies
The development of medicine in Muslim societies
6 April 2020

In contributing to the development of human knowledge, historic Muslim societies laid the foundations of modern science and medicine. Throughout history, Muslim doctors and nurses pushed the boundaries of medical science, and established hospitals and clinics. Today, and especially at the current time, the modern world is indebted to these figures and institutions.

Farah Nasser on practicing self-isolation

Video: Farah Nasser on practicing self-isolation
18 March 2020

As Ismailis, we have always cared for one another in times of need. As Canadian Journalist Farah Nasser says, by practicing self-isolation and social distancing at this time, we are helping to curb the spread of the virus, and in the process, safeguarding the most vulnerable among us.

Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
How to cope in a crisis
How to cope in a crisis
13 March 2020

In recent days, the global Covid-19 pandemic has taken up the majority of news coverage, social media activity, and general communication. The threat of coronavirus is serious, though it’s important to retain some perspective and remain hopeful.

Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
Uncertain times present an opportunity to come together and face challenges with a sense of hope and resolve as One Jamat.
Comment surmonter une crise
Comment surmonter une crise
13 March 2020

Ces derniers jours, la pandémie mondiale du Covid-19 a concentré toute l’attention médiatique, l’activité des réseaux sociaux ainsi que l’information générale. Bien que la menace du coronavirus soit sérieuse, il n’en demeure pas moins important de prendre du recul et de garder espoir.

The Sufi saint and poet Rabia al-Basri lived an independent life and became influential among a circle of theologians and scholars.
The Sufi saint and poet Rabia al-Basri lived an independent life and became influential among a circle of theologians and scholars.
International Women’s Day: Celebrating Rabia al-Basri
International Women’s Day: Celebrating Rabia al-Basri
6 March 2020

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020, we celebrate the achievements of women — historical and contemporary — who have inspired and continue to inspire people of all faiths, backgrounds, and fields of endeavour.

Even though we’re in the automation age, it’s important to remember that machines can’t do everything. It must be balanced by human understanding of the technical and implementation of social and emotional skills.
Even though we’re in the automation age, it’s important to remember that machines can’t do everything. It must be balanced by human understanding of the technical and implementation of social and emotional skills.
Skills for the future: Part two
Skills for the future: Part two
17 February 2020

Although we now live in an an age of automation, it’s important to remember that machines can’t do everything. Technical efforts must be balanced with social and emotional skills. Part two of our Future Skills article highlights the importance of technical, cognitive, and soft skills in preparing for the future.

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