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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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with French Prime Minister Jean Castex on 13 July 2021.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Rahim were received at the Hotel de Matignon for a meeting with French Prime Minister Jean Castex earlier today, to discuss areas of collaboration between the French government and the Aga Khan Development Network.

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On the occasion of Imamat Day, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

On the occasion of Imamat Day, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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Foremost among the principles of the Shia Ismaili Tariqah of Islam is the recognition of the Imam of the Time. Imamat Day is an occasion to reaffirm this principle, express gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam, and to reaffirm our spiritual allegiance to the Imam and our commitment to the ethics of the faith.

The book Depth of Field features more than 200 images of Mawlana Hazar Imam, spanning eight decades.

A new collection of personal photographs — many never-before published — offers a fascinating glimpse into the work and life of Mawlana Hazar Imam. The book, entitled Depth of Field, is available to pre-order now from The Ismaili Shop.

The Ismaili is pleased to present My Imam, My Iman, a specially commissioned song for the occasion of Imamat Day this year. Performed by young members of the Jamat from around the world, the composition explores their ambitions for their lives and for the world, all while expressing their iman (faith) in the Imam-of-the-Time.

To coincide with the celebrations of Imamat Day this year, we present a rendition of the popular Gujarati geet Rehmat ni Varsha. Originally written by Asif Meherali, the lyrics convey gratitude for all the blessings we enjoy on the special occasion of Imamat Day.

بمناسبة عيد الإمامة، تكرَّم مولانا الإمامُ الحاضرُ بإرسالِ كلمةٍ مباركةٍ إلى الجماعةِ العالميةِ، تتمُّ مشاركتها على موقع الإسماعيلي.


The Ismaili is pleased to announce an Imamat Day programme to be aired on The Ismaili TV, 9-11 July, featuring various content to entertain and inspire the Jamat while commemorating the 64th Imamat Day of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam.

This week, The Ismaili presents Mawla Tera Shukriya, a song written to express gratitude for the blessings we enjoy everyday. The lyrics also feature a humble request for mushkil-asan during times of difficulty and hardship.

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat makes bathymetric (depth) assessments of lakes and rivers in Tajikistan jointly with Moscow State University specialists.

University of Central Asia student Payrov Dehqonov interned at the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, and helped to analyse data in order to better prepare communities in Tajikistan that are at high-risk of being impacted by natural disasters.

As the home of some of the world's most endangered species, it is essential to protect Africa’s wildlife from further decline.

Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of caring for the environment. In Ottawa in 2013, he said, “Our faith constantly reminds us to observe and be thankful for the beauty of the world and the universe around us, and our responsibility and obligation, as good stewards of God’s creation, to leave the world in a better condition than we found it.” Young people today are shouldering this responsibility, and raising awareness of environmental issues, including through the medium of film.

At the Aga Khan Academies, students learn innovative ways to address the climate crisis and better care for the natural world.

As the impact of climate change intensifies over time, it is the young people of today who will face the worst consequences. To address this urgent issue, the Aga Khan Academies recently held its inaugural Climate and Environment Conference, featuring students from across the Academies network, along with alumni and prominent guests.

A close-up of Olga Prinku’s dried-flower wall in the exhibition.

Making Paradise: Exploring the Concept of Eden through Art and Islamic Garden Design is the latest exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London, UK. In this interview, its curator Esen Salma Kaya gives an insight into the multi-sensory show, the diverse artists involved, and planning it “from the heart.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the University of Central Asia’s inaugural convocation, hosted on 19 June 2021.

Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. A live-streamed convocation brought together students, family members, faculty, and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.

Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.

Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation on 19 June. The ceremony will honour the first class of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences and will be livestreamed from the University campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

This production features three music artists from different backgrounds, all sharing a common passion for music. The fusion of poetry, piano, and song lyrics symbolises that the bonds of togetherness endure, despite whatever may come our way.