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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. 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, 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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam greeting members of the Jamat from Madagascar and around the world who had gathered at the airport to welcome him to Antananarivo, as President Nishad Djaffar of the Ismaili Council for Madagascar and President of the Senate, Rajemison

Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Madagascar during his Golden Jubilee visit. President Nishad Djaffar delivered a loyalty address to the Imam on behalf of the Jamat of Madagascar and the countries under its jurisdiction. 

Noman Nasrullah, the lead camp cordinator and Beenisha Enayatali, a participant and Master of Ceremonies for the campfire night, sharing a light moment.

Society has high hopes for the youth given their potential to change the destiny of nations. The Prottasha (Bengali for "expectations") Youth Camp aimed to instill those aspirations in the youth of Bangladesh.

Firoz Rasul, President of Aga Khan University and Azim Nanji, Director of the Institute of Ismaili Studies discussed how knowledge could be advanced in the context of the 21st century at symposiums held in two Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver with video links to Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal.

Rashid Lalani

Seniors are living longer, are more educated and have witnessed more global changes than their predecessors. Today’s elders are therefore becoming the backbone of our society as well as role models for younger generations.

Session at East Coast Park, Singapore

The old adage that "laughter is the best form of medicine" is behind the growing popularity of Laughter clubs. Zareena Bana, the chairperson and founder of Joo Chiat-East Coast Laughter Club, has been noted in the Singapore Book of Records for conducting the largest laughter session which was attended by approximately 20 000 people.

The transformation of demographic trends in the European Union have led to a reshaping of the economic environment as well. In light of these changes, members of the European Jamat need to re-evaluate their savings strategies and career choices in order to ensure financial security.

Turkish Art from the Spirit & Life Exhibition. Chestnut tree leaf, 19th Century. From the Collections of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.

Afroza and Alykhan Nanji, a dentist and doctor respectively, are raising their two children in Calgary, Canada. Like many couples with young families, they have struggled with the definition of success as they juggle commitments to their faith, family, careers and community.

The colonnade (1.2 km long) at Palmyra dating back almost 2000 years

Sixteen members of the UK Jamat participated in “Excursions across cultures." They experienced the warm hospitality of the Syrian Jamat, as well as the rich and varied history of a land that has weaved together many different cultures over time.

Ulzhan Baibussynova and Ardak Issataeva play the dombra and sing traditional Kazakh songs

A profile of the AKMICA sponsored concert tour in the USA which featured three musical traditions from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Each tradition displayed a common thread that linked the cultures with music that has been used to express social identity and preserve spiritual beliefs.