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Members of the Badakhshan Ensemble performed traditional Pamiri music and dance for the Afghan audience in the spirit of mutual understanding and learning.

In a symbolic expression of their long historic ties and common roots, thousands of Jamati members from the Tajik and Afghan sides of Badakhshan came together for a cross-border concert to celebrate Navroz.

A family illustrates a traditional Tajik Navroz meal according to the “haft-shin” and “haft-sin” traditions.

A Navroz reception in Dushanbe, Tajikistan drew more than 600 attendees and featured an exhibition of children’s artwork on the theme of Navroz, as well as a performance by 2006 Grammy nominee, the Academy of Maqâm.

Jamati hospitality teams working to ensure the comfort of all members of the Jamat.

It is nearly 22 years since Hazar Imam last visited with the entire USA Jamat, and the excitement is palpable as members of the Jamat celebrate in anticipation of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee visit to the United States. Hazar Imam is expected to grant Darbars in San Antonio, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Atlanta, Georgia, between 11 – 19 April 2008.

Mawlana Hazar Imam made an eight-day Golden Jubilee visit to the United States from 11 – 19 April 2008. During the visit, Hazar Imam granted Darbars in Texas, California, Illinois and Georgia, met with government leaders, and delivered the International Baccalaureate Organisation Peterson Lecture.

Visitors arriving for a tour of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

Following the opening of the Ismaili Centre Dubai, thousands of members of the Jamat enjoyed memorable and informative guided tours of the new Centre.

Full front view of the Maputo Jamatkhana in Mozambique. Note the glass-walled minarets.

The Maputo Jamatkhana was once described by Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah as the best in Africa. Timeless in its design and beauty, the Jamatkhana testifies to the long history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Mozambique.

The entrance of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai is adorned by fountains, trees and a five-arched teak and meranti portico.

Video of the development of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform with the Ismaili Community Ensemble.

In March, the Ismaili Community Ensemble, together with musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, dazzled audiences with rousing performances in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee at the Ismaili Centre in London.

Aga Khan Scouts and Guides rehearsing a flute performance

With only hours remaining before Mawlana Hazar Imam’s expected arrival in the United Arab Emirates, there is an air of excitement and anticipation as the Jamat prepares for an historic visit.

TheIsmaili.org is pleased to join the Aga Khan Health Board (UK) in launching a web-based Nutrition Centre.

A refreshed look and feel and several new features provide a richer, easier and more informative user experience. The redesign accompanies the launch of a new web-based Nutrition Centre together with the Aga Khan Health Board (UK).

Prince Amyn inspects plans at the Centro Ismaili in Lisbon with President Amirali Bhanji of the Ismaili Council for Portugal, Rahim Kara, the Centro Ismaili building manager and other senior management.

Prince Amyn, Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya today toured the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon. They are in Portugal for the opening of “The Path of Princes: Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum Collection” exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.

Top 4 Under 40

Six Canadian Ismailis were recently named to prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” lists for their achievements, vision, leadership and community involvement. They attribute their success to the values instilled in them as Ismaili Muslims, as well as the opportunity to thrive in the fields they love.

Sophia Karmali (flute) and Job Tezigatwa  (piano) from the Kampala Music School perform during the Ismaili Young Achievers Programme.

In February 2008 the Aga Khan Education Services, Uganda, held its first Ismaili Young Achiever’s Programme (IYAP). This recognition programme celebrates the academic and extra-curricular accomplishments of the youth of the Jamat.

Aleem Walji

Aleem Walji recently joined Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, the world’s largest Internet search engine company. He is part of the Global Development team and brings to Google his insight in social development based on his education and experience with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

In celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and in recognition of the contributions of the Ismaili community in Portugal, Correios de Portugal (Portuguese Mail Services) has issued commemorative stamps featuring photos of the Centro Ismaili, Lisbon.

Zakariya demonstrating the art of calligraphy during the workshop session.

The Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Asia Society, Texas hosted an educational programme featuring master calligrapher, Mohamed Zakariya.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Nairobi, commencing his Golden Jubilee visit to East Africa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits countires in East Africa, commencing his Golden Jubilee.

Traditional dancers welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam to Mozambique.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed in Mozambique in November 2007 on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee.

Traditional dancers welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam to Mozambique.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed in Mozambique on November 2007 on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee.