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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.

AKDN Special bulletin: Covid-19
AKDN Special bulletin: Covid-19
2 April 2020

Covid-19 is not "just" the flu. It is much more contagious and can spread rapidly. Prevention is the only way to limit the spread of Covid-19. Follow these recommendations to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

The children’s choir, led by the technical director Mr Najy Hammoud, presented traditional songs with composure and professionalism.
The children’s choir, led by the technical director Mr Najy Hammoud, presented traditional songs with composure and professionalism.
Syrian Jubilee Arts performers delight at iconic venue in Damascus
Syrian Jubilee Arts performers delight at iconic venue in Damascus
29 March 2020

In January this year, the Ismaili Council for Syria presided over a talent performance of Jubilee Arts artists in Damascus, attracting over 800 people, including leaders and members of the Jamat and guests.

Whether competing at international talent shows, conducting orchestras, or organising music festivals, a number of young Ismailis continue to inspire others through music.
Whether competing at international talent shows, conducting orchestras, or organising music festivals, a number of young Ismailis continue to inspire others through music.
Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition
Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition
29 March 2020

Music has always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Muslim societies. From Fatimid Cairo to the Iberian Peninsula, music has long brought people together, fostering a sense of identity and community. Around the world, young Ismaili musicians are continuing this rich tradition.

Merci pour tout, Merci à vous!

Video: Merci pour tout, merci à vous!
28 March 2020

Une vidéo de remerciement des jeunes de la juridiction de France à tous les professionnels de santé du monde entier. A thank you video from the Jamat in France to all healthcare workers around the world. Merci, Thank You, Shukran, Grazie, Danke, Gracias, Shukriya, Spaciba, Obrigado, Tashakur, Aabhar, Misaotra.

Mawlana Hazar Imam conveys blessings for the worldwide Jamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam conveys blessings for the worldwide Jamat
28 March 2020

Mawlana Hazar Imam has sent a message with blessings for the global Jamat, which is shared here by Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum.

At AKYSB’s The Dance Studio with Shaimak Dawar, participants groove to a variety of dance forms including freestyle and hip-hop. The Dance Studio is one amongst many attempts to make high-quality Art Education accessible to the India Jamat.
At AKYSB’s The Dance Studio with Shaimak Dawar, participants groove to a variety of dance forms including freestyle and hip-hop. The Dance Studio is one amongst many attempts to make high-quality Art Education accessible to the India Jamat.
The Jubilee Arts effect: Promoting art and culture in India
The Jubilee Arts effect: Promoting art and culture in India
27 March 2020

Since early 2016, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) in India has been working to promote the arts among young members of the Jamat through the development of a dedicated Arts and Culture portfolio. Curated by winners from the National Jubilee Arts event, AKYSB’s programmes in dance, music, and photography are nurturing an engagement with art and culture at an early age.

Ms Harue Oki, an art enthusiast and instructor, provided the audience an insight into the art of Ikebana.
Ms Harue Oki, an art enthusiast and instructor, provided the audience an insight into the art of Ikebana.
Experiencing Ikebana at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
Experiencing Ikebana at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai
27 March 2020

The Japanese consulate and the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, recently partnered to feature the art of ‘Ikebana,’ which took participants on a journey of culture, art, time, and nature, reminding us to look within to find calm and peace.

Many educational institutions have transitioned from in-person to online learning, which requires students to adapt to a new learning environment.
Many educational institutions have transitioned from in-person to online learning, which requires students to adapt to a new learning environment.
Maximising productivity while learning from home
Maximising productivity while learning from home
25 March 2020

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, many educational institutions have transitioned from in-person to online learning. For students who are used to classroom settings, a different learning setting can pose new challenges, especially when trying to remain productive and motivated. Here are some strategies to adapt to an online learning environment.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa tour the Aga Khan University Community Outreach Centre at the AKU site in Arusha, Tanzania.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa tour the Aga Khan University Community Outreach Centre at the AKU site in Arusha, Tanzania.
Prince Rahim visits East Africa to evaluate AKDN’s response to environmental sustainability and climate change
Prince Rahim visits East Africa to evaluate AKDN’s response to environmental sustainability and climate change
24 March 2020

In early March, Prince Rahim, accompanied by his wife, Princess Salwa, visited Kenya and Tanzania, to better understand the plans and responses of the various institutions and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) towards environmental sustainability and climate action.

Navroz Mubarak Song

Video: Navroz Mubarak Song
20 March 2020

To commemorate Navroz, The Ismaili is excited to release a new song entitled 'Navroz Mubarak.' With lyrics in English, Hindi, Farsi, Gujarati, Russian, Portuguese, Burushaski, Arabic, and a touch of Shughni rap, this creative expression of love and gratitude features over 100 Ismaili artists from 14 countries, reflecting our global celebration of Navroz together as One Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam sends a message for the Jamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam sends a message for the Jamat
20 March 2020

On the occasion of Navroz, The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, which includes a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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