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Aziz Nathoo presents at the United Nations in New York City on the role of civil society and specifically on civil dialogue in interfaith spaces.

"I spend a lot of time learning about my faith and trying to be an exemplary ambassador of Islam in the world,” said Aziz Nathoo, who has immersed himself in teaching, dialogue, peacemaking, tolerance, and promoting pluralism for the past 20 years.

Careers of the Future hopes to prepare young people for the rapid changes taking place in workplaces across all fields in every part of the world.

Working lives are changing more rapidly than perhaps ever before. Careers of the Future is a new original series airing exclusively on The Ismaili TV, where students and young professionals can hear directly from members of the Jamat at the leading edge of their fields about how to most effectively prepare for the future of work.

Based in Dubai, UAE, Nadia Nizar Ali is currently working as an emergency nurse at the Belhoul Speciality Hospital in Dubai. Her passion for serving the community is what motivates her to remain on the frontlines, helping to fight Covid-19 as part of a healthcare team.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Chehra Tera with music by Alykhan Surani, performed by Zaheed Damani and Anar Hussainaly, and filmed at the Aga Khan Garden in Alberta. The song’s lyrics explore the notions of longing and search, and illustrate how the signs we seek are often closer than we may realise.

UCA's unique location in smaller cities and rural communities adds to the school’s appeal.

Surrounded by the Pamir mountains in the heart of Khorog, Tajikistan, students like Jonbegim Mukhtor have the opportunity to participate in a university experience like no other.

The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the worldwide Jamat.

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Based in Decatur, Georgia, USA, Shelina Jiwani has been working at the Emory hospital for the past 21 years. She has been at the forefront of treating Covid-19 patients since the start of the pandemic.

Sana Jiwani works as a specialist in the clinical nursing and rapid response teams at the Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. She joined the critical care area at the same hospital soon after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

Zehra Bana works as a Clinical Practice leader for the Mental Health program at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Ontario. Her goal is to ensure that she and her team provide safe, high-quality, evidence-based care to patients.

Based in Houston, USA, Dr Salma Khuwaja is one of the two operational directors of Epidemiology who are leading the City of Houston’s response against Covid-19. She has been working with local hospitals in planning and implementation of disease prevention and control measures for the last 16 years.

Based in Umm Al Quwain, UAE, Noureen Kamran is a critical care nurse in the neonatal and NICU departments. Recently, her job has included attending to cases where perinatal care is required for pregnant women with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The Global STEM Festival brought together students from all around the world in a way that had never been done before— virtually.

Earlier this year, students and volunteers from around the world came together to make the most of the newfound time and togetherness provided by the lock downs. Aga Khan Education Boards harnessed the inherent creativity of the youth of our Jamat while being confined to their homes. They developed the Global STEM Festival, which took place from 5 July to 30 August 2020.

Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.

“Education is an equalizer. All of us who are in education, we’re not in there for money. We’re there for impact,” said Shehnaz Wadhwania, currently the founding principal for Abram Agnew Elementary School in California’s Santa Clara Unified School District. Before becoming a school leader, Shehnaz followed a unique career path in education, where she felt she could make the greatest impact.

The participants of the international excursion visited the Muttrah Fish Market, which was nominated for an Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the 2017 - 2019 cycle.

Amidst the magnificence of the Al-Hajar mountains, the lush fruit-scented plantations of Misfat Al Abriyeen, and the abandoned settlements of Harat al-Bilad, 15 young adults from the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding region participated in an international excursion to Muscat, Oman last year.

Based in Doha, Qatar, Rita Chagani works as a Patient Care Assistant at the Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar. She has also worked as an ICU nurse during the Dengue outbreak in her home country, Pakistan.

Misbah Javaid, who hails from Karachi, Pakistan, is currently working at the Belhoul Speciality Hospital in Dubai as a frontline emergency nurse. She takes care of different types of Covid-19 patients, including high risk ones with multiple illnesses. 


Dr Amin Kazani, from Carrolton, Texas, USA currently works as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist for a large academic hospital system. His daily work includes managing and monitoring medication therapy for admitted patients in internal medicine to oncology units as well as IV medication preparation.

Selected verses from the Holy Qur’an and Persian poetry by Ferdowsi, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Hafez, Nasir Khusraw and Sa’di are lovingly calligraphed before being carved into marble panels around the perimeters of the Garden of Light.

To mark the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi this week, The Ismaili is pleased to present Zahe Muqaddar performed by Karim Javed Alwani. Originally sung by Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi, Zahe Muqaddar is a Na’at written in praise of Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family). This video was recorded in the Garden of Light at the Aga Khan Centre in London. The marble screens in the garden are inscribed with poetry by celebrated Persian poets and extracts from the Qur’an.