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Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

On 13 December 2023, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 87th birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time.

Join us for a new episode of The Ismaili Update, as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat during the action-packed month of November.

Muslims believe that humans are stewards or trustees of the Earth, with a duty to care for and protect Allah’s creation.

Ahead of this week’s UN climate change conference (COP28), there’s a growing urgency for more awareness — and more action. An often overlooked source of inspiration for sustainable living is found in the teachings of Islam, where a profound connection between faith and environmental stewardship has been emphasised for centuries.

Mentors use their experience and skills to guide others and help them achieve specific goals.

I was 16 when I became an intern in the creative industry. I remember stepping out of the train station and seeing the large offices, working people, and the buzz of London. It was a life I wanted to experience but felt slightly intimidated by. Then I met my mentor, who helped me see a realistic path towards a successful career.

Ismaili families and community partners came together to plant trees in Angola.

More than 100,000 members of the Jamat in 30 countries, along with their families, united to serve neighbouring communities and protect the environment on the third annual Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, celebrated in September. This worldwide event was a culmination of a year-long effort, which included the most activities on a single day since Ismaili CIVIC began in 2020.

View highlights of the Global Pluralism Award held yesterday in Ottawa, as Princess Zahra and special guests honoured the inspiring and brave work helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected. Following a rigorous review process, an independent, international jury of experts selected this year’s three winners and seven honourable mention recipients from among 200 submissions across 60 countries.

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The Global Pluralism Award celebrates the inspiring and brave work helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.

Prizes will be presented today for the Global Pluralism Award 2023. Join us live on The Ismaili TV to celebrate extraordinary individuals working to promote peace and pluralism worldwide.

Ángel Gurría, Presidente do Fórum de Paris para a Paz, dá as boas-vindas ao Príncipe Rahim na 6ª edição do Fórum no Palais Brongniart.

No passado dia 10 de novembro, o Príncipe Rahim esteve presente no Fórum de Paris para a Paz, no Palais Brongniart, participando ao lado de líderes mundiais e agentes de mudança para ajudar a construir um mundo mais pacífico.


Ángel Gurría, President of the Paris Peace Forum, welcomes Prince Rahim to the 6th edition of the Forum at the Palais Brongniart.

Prince Rahim attended the Paris Peace Forum at Palais Brongniart yesterday, and participated alongside world leaders and change makers to help build a more peaceful world.

U-M President Santa Ono presents Princess Zahra with a gift of a Motawi tile during her recent visit to the Ann Arbor campus.

The University of Michigan (U-M) this week welcomed Princess Zahra and representatives from Aga Khan University (AKU) campuses in Pakistan and Kenya. Senior leadership from both universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand ongoing collaboration.

For our final episode of this season we are delighted to welcome to the podcast Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne, who guides us through his autobiography, Le Fagot de Ma Memoire. Le fagot is a bundle of twigs. In Francophone Africa it refers to the wood that’s used to make a fire. Here, Professor Diagne has collected the twigs of his memory, interweaving the story of his professional trajectory, and the Muslim beliefs and motivations that have guided him.

This podcast episode tells the story of how Islam arrived in America, possibly as early as the 1400s on ships from Europe and West Africa. Our guests this week explain the chain of events that led to America's encounter with Islam more than five centuries ago.

Join us for a new episode of The Ismaili Update, as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat during the action-packed month of October.

Join host Zainne Saleh for the latest episode of The Ismaili Update featuring a significant milestone for the Ismaili Center Houston and a special honor for Mawlana Hazar Imam! See exclusive highlights as Prince Amyn attends a luncheon to recognise Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, accepts the Key to the City of Houston on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and participates in a Topping Out ceremony for the Ismaili Center.

Prince Amyn accepts the Key to the City of Houston on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam from Mayor Sylvester Turner as members of the City Council look on.

The Ismaili Center Houston achieved a significant milestone today with a special ‘topping out’ ceremony attended by Prince Amyn and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Five Aga Khan Master Musicians performed a mesmerising selection of compositions.

L'Institut du Monde Arabe on the left bank of the river Seine served as an ideal setting for a celebration of cultural diversity earlier this week, attended by Prince Amyn.

At the 29th Lisbon Forum, held at the Ismaili Centre, young people were offered a platform to advocate for climate action.

The 29th Lisbon Forum, a two-day annual event organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and co-funded by the European Union, took place yesterday at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon. This year's deliberations focussed on the theme “Human Rights, Environment, and Economic Crimes: Youth at the Forefront.”

Society must guard against becoming desensitised to frequent natural disasters.

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.

Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is known to have the highest death rate of all infectious diseases — far more than Covid-19. Approximately 10 million new cases of TB emerge annually, more than 4 million of which are thought to be undiagnosed. Efforts to find effective and accessible therapies are therefore essential, especially for the developing world.