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Members of a Jamati orchestra in Dubai have produced a two-disc musical compilation in celebration of the Golden Jubilee. Frontierless Brotherhood – A Fusion of Diversity reflects the cultures and heritage of Ismailis from around the world.

The “Path of Princes” exhibition was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.

During the six-month run of the Path of Princes exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, the Portuguese Jamat had the opportunity to explore our historical traditions and share their insights with the wider Portuguese society.

Ass’en Street in Salamieh decorated in green, red and golden colours to welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam.

It has been nearly seven years since Mawlana Hazar Imam last visited the Syrian Jamat, and the enthusiasm and excitement are building. Over 100 000 people are expected to attend Darbars in Salamieh and Al-Khawabi, including Jamati members from around the world.

Service is a cornerstone of the social conscience that Islam espouses. Alqaim Giga and Sehar Lalani have applied their passion for service to the improvement of eyesight and eye health among peoples living in different parts of the world.

AKF Rural Support Team visits a farm in Syria to check on the new irrigation system.

During the past year, Sameer Kassam served as a volunteer with the Aga Khan Development Network in Salamieh and in Cairo. In addition to gaining an understanding of the AKDN’s work and local impact, Kassam also noted the links between the two cities.

A volunteer smiles as she serves food at ExCeL London.

With murids from countries around the world at the Darbar, Mawlana Hazar Imam's recent Golden Jubilee Visit to London was a time of celebration. Volunteers from across the United Kingdom took pleasure in welcoming and accommodating the Jamat from around the world.

Dr Farhad Daftary addresses the audience at the launch of the book “The Ismailis: An Illustrated History” which he co-authored with Dr Zulfikar Hirji.

Kenya hosted the first major launch of an Institute of Ismaili Studies publication outside North America and Europe. The authors and staff of The Institute recounted the journey of the making of the book, and its importance at this juncture in Ismaili history.

A view of the entrance to Souq-al-Izhaar (Market of Expressions).

Starting with an inaugural flag-raising ceremony at the Ismaili Centre, Imamat Day in the UAE was celebrated with enthusiatic creativity. The Souq al-Izhar exhibition invited members of the Jamat to express themselves artistically on a variety of themes.

Ismaili Volunteers and members of the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides gather at Mamzar Park for the 2008 Dubai Terry Fox Run.

Every year since Dubai held its first Terry Fox Run in 1999, the Jamat in United Arab Emirates has helped with the event’s organisation. The 2008 run set a new benchmark for attendance and fundraising, making a significant contribution to cancer research and raising awareness about the disease.

Good financial planning can help a family prepare for financial and economic changes. The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for France recently launched a special programme specifically geared to families that promotes financial independence and well-being.

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat is being built along Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada.

Construction of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat along Ottawa's historic Sussex Drive is nearing completion. Gary Kamemoto, Director of the architecture firm Maki and Associates, describes the vision and architectural ambition behind the building.

Portuguese youth participate in a special Dar-at-Ta’lim art project commemorating the Golden Jubilee visit of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Preparations for Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Portugal are well under way. In addition to all the work the volunteers and Scouts have been doing to prepare for the festivities, the young people of the Jamat have also embarked on an exciting art project.

National Flags paraded during the Closing Ceremony of the inaugural Golden Jubilee Games.

The inaugural Golden Jubilee Games came to a close on 29 June 2008, following seven days of international brotherhood, intense athleticism, and a celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Jubilee through sport. The Closing Ceremony was attended by Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya.

Athletes from several countries gather for a photograph following the Opening Ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Games.

A video montage documenting the struggles that athletes faced during the Games, and their valiance in overcoming them.

Athletes from several countries gather for a photograph following the Opening Ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Games.

A compilation of clips taken from various sports played at the Golden Jubilee Games.

The fireworks finale during the Closing Ceremony.

The inaugural Golden Jubilee Games came to a close on 29 June 2008, following seven days of international brotherhood, intense athleticism, and a celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Jubilee through sport. The Closing Ceremony was attended by Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya.

 

National Sports Convenors and leaders of the Golden Jubilee Games committee plant a Baobab tree in commemoration of the inaugural Golden Jubilee Games.

Ismaili teams from countries around the world join together in celebrating the Games through the Swahili song Jambo!

A fitting finale for the Golden Jubilee Games.

A special moment of realisation took place at the athletes’ parade on Tuesday morning. It gained poignancy during the Opening Ceremony that followed. A united Jamat from over twenty-five countries took a collective breath as they witnessed the ascent of the Ismaili Flag, and were struck by the notes of the Nashid al-Imamah. It is this collective spirit that has been the signature of these Games.

On the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Games, an International Bazaar and Carnivale Ya Kenya was held, showcasing the history and cultural traditions of Jamats and the countries in which they live.