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The latest short video in our What Ismailis Believe series explains why Ismailis celebrate their Imam's birthday every year.

Panellists at the Kusi Ideas Festival discussed issues relating to the climate crisis and and its impact on Africa.

Nairobi, Kenya this week played host to the fourth annual Kusi Ideas Festival, which brought together bold voices to discuss the climate crisis and its impact on Africa. The opening session included remarks by Prince Rahim on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The Ismaili is pleased to present "Mere Mawla,” a celebratory song by the band Fitoor. This upbeat track welcomes the happy occasion of Salgirah and the joyous sentiments that it brings for Ismailis worldwide.

The Ismaili is pleased to present "Mawla Ali Salaam" by Taufiq Karmali. The song’s lyrics acknowledge the Imam’s presence as a symbol of peace and comfort in the lives of his Murids.

The Ismaili is pleased to present "Loyalty" by Ismaili music artists from Syria. The song was produced to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam's 86th Birthday, and illustrates the Jamat’s unconditional love and devotion for our beloved Imam-of-the-Time.

As we look forward to the joyous occasion of Salgirah, The Ismaili is pleased to present a karaoke version of “Day of Happiness (Khushi Ka Yeh Din),” produced by Pervaiz Mirza, originally released in December 2020.

Humans have built an economy on the versatility of plastic, which has offered benefits but also long-term negative consequences.

We often hear about the negative impacts of plastic on the environment, and now research has shown its detrimental effect on human health. What does our dependence on plastic hold for the future, and how can we reduce our consumption?

At the age of four, I was diagnosed with cancer, and was basically living in the hospital. I remember always having an IV attached to me, but did not understand why this metal pole with a beeping machine had to follow me around everywhere I went.

Nisha Mandani fondly recalls passing out cups of water to senior citizens in Jamatkhana while wearing a volunteer uniform as a child. Today, she travels across the world to ensure people in countries such as Malawi, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have clean drinking water.

Prince Hussain’s collection of marine photographs entitled The Living Sea is currently on display in Bahrain as part of its journey to different cultural spaces around the world. The exhibition aims to inspire admiration for wildlife and a desire to protect it.

Voices from the Roof of the World, an environmental documentary series, aims to raise awareness around the climate crisis in High-Mountain Asia.

Season 2 of Voices from the Roof of the World is now available to stream on The Ismaili TV. The series of 10 films documents the struggles and solutions of people living on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

To register for the Ismaili Studies Conference in person or online, visit the IIS website.

The Ismaili Studies Conference: The State of the Field will be hosted in a hybrid format at the Aga Khan Centre in London from 21-23 November 2022, allowing participants to attend in person and online from around the world. It will also feature a musical performance, entitled Mehfil-e-Noor, which will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV tomorrow.

Prince Amyn at the Paris Peace Forum 2022 with volunteers from the community

World visionaries and change seekers came together for this year’s Paris Peace Forum to address the many crises currently facing humanity, such as climate change, health emergencies, food security, and violent conflicts.

The most recent TKN volunteers to visit The Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit are Shabir and Salma Somani. The Somanis live in Seattle, USA, and are passionate about giving back to the Jamat. They travelled to the remote mountains and valleys of Northern Pakistan to improve pharmacy services in the region.

Prince Rahim addresses guests shortly after signing the Agreement of Cooperation with the Province of British Columbia on behalf of the Ismaili Imamat.

Remarks by Prince Rahim Aga Khan
Signing of Agreement of Cooperation between British Columbia and the Ismaili Imamat
Vancouver, British Columbia
29 September 2022


In an interview with The Ismaili TV, Onno Ruhl explains that the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat works on adaptation to climate change, right at the frontlines.

To coincide with COP27, The Ismaili is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Onno Ruhl, General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat. In the conversation, recorded especially for The Ismaili TV, Mr Ruhl describes the organisation’s work to protect vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change.

His Excellency Reverend Dom Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State at the Vatican, and Prince Rahim.

Prince Rahim today met His Excellency Reverend Dom Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, during a courtesy visit to the Vatican.

The Winners' Seminar provides a platform for architects, clients, designers, and patrons to discuss each of the award-winning projects, along with broader trends in the field of architecture and the built environment.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar took place earlier today in Muscat, Oman. The event brought together recipients of this year’s Award alongside architecture theorists and practitioners on a distinguished panel to discuss learnings for the future of architecture in Oman and beyond.

Princess Zahra and His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitam Al Said join Aga Khan Award for Architecture winners for a group photograph.

On behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra this evening presided over the Prize-Giving Ceremony of the 15th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Prince Amyn, Prince Hussain and the Crown Prince of Oman, His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitam Al Said, also attended the event at the Royal Opera House in Muscat.

Episode four of The Ismaili Update: Aga Khan Awards includes highlights from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize-Giving ceremony, in which His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitam Al Said, Crown Prince of Oman, and Princess Zahra presented certificates to the 2022 winners. Join host Noor Al Kassir for the fourth instalment of our special behind-the-scenes glimpse into this week's events in Muscat.