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Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October.

Mental health isn't just the absence of mental illness. It extends to a more holistic spectrum of emotional and social well being, and affects how we think, feel, and act. To raise awareness of mental health issues globally and mobilise efforts around it, World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year. This year's theme highlights the urgency to make quality mental health care a reality for all.

The profession of teaching involves constantly adapting to changing circumstances; among young people, their societies, and the world at large.

The 20th century writer William Arthur Ward once wrote that “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2021, we celebrate the teachers and educators in our Jamat that continue to inspire us week after week, and thus help to positively shape the future of humanity.

Research has shown that ongoing stress can have a negative impact on the body and mind.

A dramatic reduction in face-to-face interactions, concern for older relatives, and uncertainty over examinations and future prospects have placed a heavy burden on today’s youth. When it comes to mental health, young people are facing one of the most pressing challenges in recent times.

Pakistan ranks among the top ten countries affected by climate-induced disasters in the last two decades.

In Pakistan, the Ismaili community is scattered all over the country, with a substantial number residing in the mountainous valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. These valleys are known for their beauty and splendour, but also bear many socio-economic and environmental issues. Jamati and AKDN institutions continue to provide access to basic services in the region.

Our mental, emotional, and relational wellbeing is what determines human resilience, or the ability to bounce back from adversity.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc and redefine normalcy for almost everyone in every part of the world. The past 18 months have been a uniquely challenging time on many fronts. As we learn to adapt to new ways of living, the ongoing uncertainty continues to challenge us at a level much more profound than we may realise.

This week, The Ismaili presents Anywhere, performed by K4 from Canada. The song, which contains urban influences, depicts young people finding their way in the world, guided by their faith.

More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.

Thousands of members of the Jamat are busy making final preparations ahead of the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, to be held this weekend in more than 30 countries around the world.

The new podcast from The Ismaili can be accessed on all major podcast platforms.

The Ismaili is excited to announce that Careers of the Future is launching a weekly podcast starting today, 14 September.

The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) began operating the Bamyan Hospital in 2004. Today it is a state-of-the-art 141-bed facility: over half of the building's power is supplied by solar panels located on a hilltop behind the hospital.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) participated in and delivered a statement at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General earlier today, 13 September 2021.

Princess Zahra delivers remarks via video link at the official naming ceremony of the New Private Wing at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi.

At a special ceremony held in Karachi this week, the Aga Khan University Hospital’s New Private Wing was officially named the Princess Zahra Pavilion. The state-of-the-art facility has been offering the highest standards of excellence and care to patients since it first began operating in 2019.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Soday-e-Ishq, written by Aziz Allah Barzgar and performed by members of the Jamat from Iran. The song explores notions of yearning, search, and seeking the love of the divine.

AKUH's Private Wing complex has been designed to provide peace and tranquility to patients and their families.

On Monday 6 September, Princess Zahra will deliver an address at a special Ceremony to name the Aga Khan University Hospital’s new Private Wing Complex in Karachi as the Princess Zahra Pavilion. The event is expected to begin at 8:00 AM (Toronto) / 1:00 PM (London) / 5:00 PM (Karachi) and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

Resilience refers to our ability to recover after hardships.

The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted every aspect of life, and often leave us feeling physically and emotionally tired without understanding why. Our ability to recover after hardships, also known as resilience, is key in helping us to adapt to new situations in our lives. Read on for eight tips on how to build resilience in our rapidly changing world.

Psychiatrists have observed that overindulgence in the use of smartphones can significantly reduce attention, decrease memory span, and accelerate early-onset dementia.

Dementia is characterised by confusion, disorientation, and impaired memory — it is often portrayed as a ‘loss of mind.’ In a concerning development, recent studies have linked the overuse of screens and connected devices to reduced attention and failing memory among younger people in what is being described as ‘digital dementia.’

In case you missed this exclusive interview aired last month on The Ismaili TV, here's another opportunity to hear Gary Otte describe his motivation to compile a visual record of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life and work, centred around photos taken by him and other photographers over the course of eight decades. The resulting book, entitled Depth of Field, is available to pre-order from The Ismaili Shop, with free shipping for all orders placed on or before 31 August 2021.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is firmly committed to its core mandate of undertaking a range of innovative programmes and projects to improve the quality of life of communities in many parts of the world.

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The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is firmly committed to its core mandate of undertaking a range of innovative programmes and projects to improve the quality of life of communities in many parts of the world.

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The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Allah Hoo, the famous qawwali popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, performed here by Fitoor. The genre of Muslim devotional music known as qawwali was founded in the 13th century. It fuses together the practice of lyrical repetition and remembrance, and combines Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Indic musical traditions.