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Bait-ul Ilm students in France prepare for the Golden Jubilee visit by creating their own messages for Mawlana Hazar Imam.

The announcement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Paris has filled the Jamat with happiness. The excitement is palpable, as the France Jamat prepares to host Hazar Imam’s final visit of the Golden Jubilee.

Members of the Jamat from Japan perform in “Rangeen Safar” — a showcase of the cultures of the countries in which the Ismaili Imams resided over 1 400 years, as well as the countries where the Far East Jamat lives today.

Jamati members from 11 countries of the Far East are gathering in Singapore for Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee visit. The events and celebrations leading up to the Darbar reflect the diversity of the Jamat in the region.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is joined in applause by Presidentbanoo and the Vice-President of the Ismaili Council for Malaysia and Singapore, during a luncheon hosted by the Jamati institutions.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived at Changi International Airport on 1 December 2008, commencing his Golden Jubilee visit to Singapore. His Excellency Zainul Abidin Rasheed, the Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, received Mawlana Hazar Imam on behalf of the government.

Bright colours and smiling faces abounded, as Ismailis from coast to coast came together to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee visit to Canada. These photographs capture the Jamat’s growing excitement and anticipation in the days leading up to the Darbars.

Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Federal Minister Jason Kenney and President Mohamed Manji of the Ismaili Council for Canada.

Video of Mawlana Hazar Imam's arrival in Ottawa on 18 November 2008 for the start of his Golden Jubilee visit to Canada.

Children ready to play dandia at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.

In the days leading up to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee visit to Canada, the diversity of the Jamat’s cultural roots will come alive in celebration. Events have been planned across the country under the theme One Jamat, One Heart.

The Canadian Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir pose for a photograph following their Ottawa performance in August 2008.

The Canadian Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir was formed in September 2007, in commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee. Through the exploration of different genres of music, the choir seeks to express the Canadian Ismaili experience.

Describing a vision for Khorog as “the Jewel of the Pamir,” Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his address at the foundation laying ceremony for the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog on Monday, 3 November 2008

A commemorative Golden Jubilee banner decorates Rudaki Avenue, the main street of Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital.

The Jamat of Tajikistan is eagerly awaiting the commencement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit with anticipation and excitement. From sprucing up the streets to holding celebratory community gatherings, members of the Jamat are preparing for the country’s first Darbars in ten years.

Volunteers from FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance unload water for people affected by Hurricane Ike at a Houston Point of Distribution.

On 13 September, Hurricane Ike surged through Houston with destructive force. The Ismaili Council and Focus Humanitarian Assistance established a Crisis Response Team to ensure the safety of the Jamat, while also assisting relief efforts in the wider Houston community.

Depicting the word “Allah”, this piece was carved from five different types of wood by Minaz Nasser.

In celebrating 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, many Ismailis sought to express their feelings creatively. A Golden Jubilee programme in the United States received thousands of entries, including works of prose, poetry and visual art.

“Noor of Allah, Rope of Imamat” was created by Bait-ul Ilm children across the UK as part of the Jubilee Jamboree celebrations.

The Golden Jubilee Visual Arts Exhibition, which toured the United Kingdom earlier this year, provided a platform for those with artistic talent to capture this special Jubilee period in our history through their own creative expression.

The Ismaili Centre is located opposite the Museum of natural History and the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London.

For one weekend in September, The Ismaili Centre opened its doors to the public. It featured in Open House London, an architectural exhibition aimed at opening eyes and minds to good design in the British capital.

Forest cutting leaves animals homeless: A participant from southern Pakistan expressing herself at the regional competition.

In Islam, protection of the physical environment is one of humankind’s responsibilities. The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan organised a nationwide Friends of the Environment art competition to raise awareness about the importance of the natural environment and methods of preserving it.

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The 2008 Euroventures Conference will take place in Paris between 4 – 5 October 2008. The two-day symposium will feature many successful business leaders from Europe and other parts of the world., and promises unique networking opportunities.

Participants pose at the Atlanta golf tournament, held at Country Club of the South.

Three hundred golf balls rained from the sky, marking the start of the PartnershipsInAction Annual Golf Tournament. The AKF-USA fundraising initiative was an opportunity for golfers to learn about international development while enjoying a day on the green.

Ali to Karim scene: A Fatimid Pageant in Cairo.

After captivating the Jamat and, in a special way, bringing the history of the Ismaili Imams so close to the Jamat during their tour of the United States, the cast and crew of ALI TO KARIM: A Tribute to the Ismaili Imams share their parting reflections and memories of what the experience was like for them."