Highlights of the all the events on day seven of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

March 1, 2018 was a day of immense joy and special happiness for the Ismailis of the Western India Jamat as they gathered in Mumbai for the Diamond Jubilee Darbar of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Thousands of hearts and souls pierced the atmosphere with spiritual energy.

 

The exhibited artwork to be displayed in Lisbon has been selected from thousands of submissions through National Arts Festivals around the world.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018 will host the inaugural Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival this July. The International Art Gallery will feature art pieces from all over the world, and provides an opportunity for budding artists to get involved through workshops and panels.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Mumbai.

If you missed the screenings in Jamatkhana, the film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to India is now available online. This 50-minute film recounts the history of the Ismaili Imamat in India, preparations by the Jamat, and the programme undertaken by Mawlana Hazar Imam during his 10-day visit to the country.

The landmark events that you live through create milestones in your memories, highlighting your life’s progress. You can look back at your life so far and these events, like postcards, will flash through your mind: your first pay cheque, the day you got married, the moment you first laid eyes on your newborn baby. The Jubilee of an Imam is one such event that holds a lasting impression and a sense of joy in the mind and heart of a murid. Some people are lucky to experience more than one Jubilee of an Imam. Some even luckier, experiencing Jubilee events of two different Imams in their lifetime. But it is a rare few that are blessed enough to experience two Diamond Jubilees of two successive Imams within their lifetime.

 

Aga Khan Early Learning Centre in Dubai

Did you know that Mawlana Hazar Imam is targeting 100% access for both dini education and early childhood development programs within the global Jamat?

The Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) has announced that Mawlana Hazar Imam will grant Diamond Jubilee visits to France and the United Kingdom in the latter part of June 2018.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves goodbye to Jamati leaders assembled at the Calgary airport at the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

After granting Diamond Jubilee Mulaqats in Calgary, Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Canada, concluding his 12-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the country.

Volunteers clean parks as part of the Ismaili CIVIC 150 initiative in Mississauga.

While commemorating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, the Canadian Jamat also celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary. To honour these milestones, the Jamat participated in Ismaili CIVIC 150, an initiative that pledged one million hours of service to improving quality of life for communities across Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta, in conversation at the Office of the Premier, the historic McDougall Centre in Calgary.

Building on a strong and long history of collaboration between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of Alberta, Mawlana Hazar Imam and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley met on 10 May 2018 to discuss how to strengthen collaboration on areas of mutual interest.

Purpose: To realize, acknowledge and appreciate that Allah’s creation is all around us, everywhere we go!

Calgary Mayor Naheed K Nenshi comments to Mawlana Hazar Imam on the wonderful work being done by the Jamat and leadership.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Calgary on 7 May 2018 during his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by hundreds of Jamati leaders and institutional staff at the airport on his departure from Ottawa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Ottawa on 4 May 2018 during his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves farewell before departing Vancouver.

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Vancouver on 7 May 2018 during his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi greet Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Calgary during his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

A grateful and deeply contented British Columbia Jamat bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam on 7 May as Jamati representatives assembled for his departure to Calgary, where he will continue his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

Diamond Jubilee can be summed up in one word for 15 million Ismailis all over the world: celebration. Celebration of our faith, celebration of our Mawla, and celebration of our proud community. And the celebration of 60 years was made 60 times more joyous by none other than the iconic musician duo Salim-Sulaiman, who, with their music made this event, come to life. 

Tickets are now on sale for the Jubilee Concert to be held on 5 July at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The concert, which will mark the beginning of the week-long Diamond Jubilee Celebration, is called “Kings of Rhythm,” and will feature internationally-renowned artists Cheb Khaled and the dynamic duo of Vishal-Shekhar.

Some of the glass weights from the collection presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam in Houston.

A rare collection of Fatimid era (909-1171) colorful glass weights was presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam on the final Mulaqat of his USA visit, in Houston on March 22, 2018.