The world is a vast repository of diverse languages and dialects – our ancestors handed down to us more than 6000 unique languages. How many of these do you interact with in your daily life?
This new year, what are you planning to do more of? Or less of? To assist with your reflections, here are ten tips to consider. As ever, the idea is to strive toward progress, not perfection. Let's make 2024 a healthy, productive, and balanced year for us all.
The World Health Organization earlier this year declared the end of the covid-19 health emergency. Given the pandemic’s impact on each of our lives, one might think this would have been the standout story of 2023. As it turned out, this news came and went while other stories occupied our attention this year.
The global economy experienced a bumpy ride in 2023, with fluctuating inflation and the rise of artificial intelligence applications. To understand how this could affect you, take a look back at The Ismaili's economy-related content over the past 12 months.
The year 2023 was a special one for the education institutions of the Ismaili community and Aga Khan Development Network. Let's take a look back at the highlights from the world of education over the past 12 months.
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October reminds us that the growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events cannot be ignored. As climate change reshapes our reality, Jamati and AKDN institutions have been instrumental in preparing communities in disaster-prone areas to help safeguard their future.
This week, Muslims around the world commemorate Milad-un-Nabi, literally meaning the “birth of the Prophet.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny) was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE and grew up to be a respected merchant, known for his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. At the age of 40, he received his first revelation from Allah, marking the commencement of his mission as Allah's last and final messenger.
In the boundless expanse of career possibilities, the journey to finding your path can feel like coursing through the cosmos — filled with unexpected discoveries, unforeseen challenges, and unconventional opportunities. Jamil Shariff, a senior technical staff member in Systems Design at Canadian space technology company MDA, embodies this journey with a career trajectory that defies the norm, offering invaluable insights for those seeking to advance in their careers while facing the unknown.
For more than 100 days now, Hollywood writers and actors have been on strike, bringing TV and film production in America to a standstill. One of their major concerns centres on the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI). Why is this the case, and how much of a threat to livelihoods does AI present?
Climate change is the most important topic affecting the future of our children. As responsible parents, it's important for us to talk to them about the issue. This article can help you explain climate change in a way that’s easy for children to understand.
In an Irshad Mubarak made in Shugnan, Tajikistan, in 1998, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the purpose of wealth in Islam. “Wealth and power are not objectives in themselves, but are to be used in the service of others,” he explained.
We sometimes hear about “economic empowerment” and its role in helping families and communities to progress from one generation to the next. But what does it actually mean, and why is it important?