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Resilience refers to our ability to recover after hardships.

The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted every aspect of life, and often leave us feeling physically and emotionally tired without understanding why. Our ability to recover after hardships, also known as resilience, is key in helping us to adapt to new situations in our lives. Read on for eight tips on how to build resilience in our rapidly changing world.

Psychiatrists have observed that overindulgence in the use of smartphones can significantly reduce attention, decrease memory span, and accelerate early-onset dementia.

Dementia is characterised by confusion, disorientation, and impaired memory — it is often portrayed as a ‘loss of mind.’ In a concerning development, recent studies have linked the overuse of screens and connected devices to reduced attention and failing memory among younger people in what is being described as ‘digital dementia.’

In case you missed this exclusive interview aired last month on The Ismaili TV, here's another opportunity to hear Gary Otte describe his motivation to compile a visual record of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life and work, centred around photos taken by him and other photographers over the course of eight decades. The resulting book, entitled Depth of Field, is available to pre-order from The Ismaili Shop, with free shipping for all orders placed on or before 31 August 2021.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is firmly committed to its core mandate of undertaking a range of innovative programmes and projects to improve the quality of life of communities in many parts of the world.

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The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Allah Hoo, the famous qawwali popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, performed here by Fitoor. The genre of Muslim devotional music known as qawwali was founded in the 13th century. It fuses together the practice of lyrical repetition and remembrance, and combines Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Indic musical traditions.

Since the global launch of the Ismaili CIVIC initiative last year, volunteers from the worldwide Jamat have made a significant positive impact in the areas of health, education, economic development, environmental stewardship, and cultural restoration. To build on this momentum, the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day will take place on 26 September 2021.

The currently ongoing events in Afghanistan are causing concern for the Jamat around the world, and the purpose of this advisory is to share updated information in this regard.

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The cost of climate change is often measured in terms of property damage and lost crops, but this doesn’t provide a complete picture of the impact it causes. A crucial consequence of climate change is the cost to human health – the damage to and loss of human lives from a wide range of environmental risks.

Restoring the natural balance between humans and the environment will require global society to actively engage with the challenges that the natural world presents.

Today’s complex global challenges will likely have a disproportionate impact on our youth. Through education, innovation, and entrepreneurial solutions, this year’s International Youth Day offers young people a platform to build momentum towards meaningful positive change.

The Aga Khan Academies are ideal places to make lifelong friendships.

High school student Aimaan Sayani has lived in Pakistan and Canada, and spent five years studying at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya. “When I used to hear Aga Khan Academies students talk about studying there, and when I read about the school, I was so intrigued,” she said.

Agriculture is one of the world's largest industries. For years it has been pivotal in alleviating poverty, improving incomes, and providing food security for the marginalised in society. With the world’s population multiplying, the demand for agricultural commodities has risen tremendously in the past few decades.

Through the ‘Darakht se Hayat’ initiative, members of the Jamat worked with community partners to plant over 162,000 trees across Pakistan.

In a recent poem by Jordan Sanchez, Reimagine, Recreate, Restore, she reminds us, “We are a fraction of a second in Earth’s lifetime, yet she is our only lifeline.” In an effort to align with this thinking, Ismaili youth, governmental and civil society institutions, and AKDN agencies in Pakistan are working hand-in-hand to reimagine our lifestyles, recreate our approaches, and restore our ecosystems.

On 12 June 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam highlighted the significance of effective dialogue in building bridges across diverse frontiers and combating a clash of ignorance. In line with the Imam’s emphasis on the power of dialogue in uniting humanity and offering pathways towards resolving conflict, the Aga Khan Education Board for the United Arab Emirates presents the Ismaili Youth Model United Nations (IYMUN).

The Aga Khan School’s science teachers provide students with the opportunity to broaden their horizons, and dive deep into the world of science and technology.

Dr Sadru Damji, a TKN volunteer based in Toronto, Canada, recently led an interactive and exciting online chemistry class in May 2021 for a group of grade 11 students at the Aga Khan School in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

An Arabic-script ambigram, where ‘Muhammad’ upside down is read as ‘Ali’ and vice versa.

This week, Shia Muslims across the world observe Eid-e Ghadir, marking the anniversary of an important event in Muslim history. According to Shia belief, tradition, and interpretation of history, this occasion commemorates the pivotal gathering at Ghadir Khumm, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) — based on a divine command from Allah — designated Hazrat Ali as his successor and the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams.

جشنواره جهانی STEM فرصتی عالی  برای دانش آموزان جماعت برای کشف و توسعه مهارت های علمی، فنی، مهندسی و ریاضیات است.

 

The Global STEM Festival 2021 is an opportunity for youth aged 5-18 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), by creating and showcasing projects to the global Jamat — virtually.

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The Ismaili is pleased to present United in Our Song, featuring contributions from each of the three Abrahamic faiths, with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim instrumentalists and vocalists all involved.

The composition "United In Our Song" features contributions from each of the three monotheistic faiths.

The festival of Eid al-Adha celebrates the common humanity and ethical heritage shared by the three Abrahamic faiths. A new musical composition performed by artists in the UK harnesses a long-standing relationship between three faith communities and illustrates the strength found in diversity.

This week, alongside our sisters and brothers in Islam, we commemorate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. The occasion recalls the monotheistic ethos at the heart of the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.