Content Tagged with Global

AKU's President Sulaiman Shahabuddin with participants of the inaugural President’s Challenge for Climate Solutions.

Ahead of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year, the Aga Khan University (AKU) recently launched its inaugural President’s Challenge for Climate Solutions, offering young people a platform to engage in climate action.

Prince Rahim and His Majesty King Charles at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on 13 March 2023.

Earlier today, Prince Rahim attended the Commonwealth Day Service of Celebration, in the presence of His Majesty The King, Head of the Commonwealth, at Westminster Abbey in London, England.

Why are so many people suddenly concerned with the state of the global economy? And what does this mean for individuals and families? A new series on The Ismaili TV aims to address these very questions.

Unindo a comunidade Ismaili através de experiências transformadoras!


Picture spaces where the Global Jamat from all corners of the world come together to share and celebrate their identities, cultures, passions, and individual talents.  Spaces infused with energy where arts and creativity flourish, lifelong friendships are made, leaders are developed, and new athletic and artistic talent is cultivated. Spaces where youth, families and communities are propelled to new heights. The NEW Global Encounters aspires to do just that.

Rafiq's guitar skills and penchant for improvisational jazz have been highly praised by music critics.

Musical trio Son Lux — comprising Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, and founder Ryan Lott — have received Academy Award nominations for best original score and best song for the film Everything Everywhere All at Once. In an exclusive interview with The Ismaili, Rafiq shares thoughts on his early passion for music, working on a Hollywood film, and his hopes for the future.

For decades, AKDN has worked to assist women entrepreneurs in Africa and Asia to be self-reliant.

From the earliest days of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) sought to improve the status of women in society. His beloved wife, Hazrat Khadija, was also a path-breaking businesswoman who has served as an inspiration to Muslim women throughout history. Building on this legacy, the Ismaili Imamat through history has also upheld the importance of the education and contributions of women to society.

Through guided heritage tours, the group journeyed through some of the celebrated landmarks in the Walled City of Lahore.

In the vibrant and colourful city of Lahore, different religious and cultural groups have coexisted and flourished for centuries. This made it a fitting location to host a week-long residential programme for young adults entitled ‘Rang - An Arts and Culture Expedition.’

Zaki Shariff currently attends Oxford Brookes University in the UK, studying for an undergraduate degree in International Business Management.

From an early age I realised I was a little different to others in school. Although I had a passion for storytelling and expression — especially through theatre and drama — I struggled significantly to gain a love for reading.

The International Conciliation and Arbitration Board is offering a unique and exciting opportunity to serve the global Jamat by promoting the adoption of best practices in mediation and conflict resolution.

Global Encounters Camp participants explore restoration work being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at the Lahore Fort.

In a unique experience last month, Global Encounters facilitators and staff welcomed 38 youth participants to a two-week exploration of service, leadership, and culture in Pakistan.

Members of the Jamat from all parts of the world are invited to apply for an IIS short course.

IIS short courses are unique learning opportunities for adults of the Ismaili Jamat from any part of the world to explore new ways of thinking about Islam and Muslim societies, with a focus on Ismaili contexts.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Prince Rahim and Prince Sinan to the Royal Treasure Museum at the Ajuda National Palace in Lisbon.

Prince Rahim, together with his younger son, Prince Sinan, and the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, yesterday visited the Royal Treasure Museum at the Ajuda National Palace in Lisbon, at the invitation of the Minister of Culture, Pedro Adão e Silva.

The folio depicts several angels, along with Buraq, the winged horse the holy Prophet is said to have ridden on Mi’raj.

This week, Ismailis around the world join many of their brothers and sisters in the wider Muslim Ummah in observing Mi‘raj. Esoteric interpretations of Islam tend to emphasise the spiritual significance of Mi‘raj, which is seen as a symbol of the journey of the soul, and the human potential to rise above the trappings of material life.

AKAH emergency response teams are closely monitoring the situation in Badakhshan following more than 50 avalanches.

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) continues to monitor the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border region following the destructive avalanches reported ealier this week.

Prince Rahim delivers a speech to delegates gathered at the World Government Summit in Dubai on 13 February 2023.

At the World Government Summit earlier today in Dubai, Prince Rahim delivered an address on the theme of responsible environmental stewardship and called for more sustainably designed cities and urban areas.

In the interview, Samina explores her love for nature, calling the mountains the most 'pure' part of the planet Earth.

In May 2013, Samina Baig made history by becoming the first Pakistani woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest. In this week’s episode of Trailblazers, we sit down with Samina, to discuss her death-defying achievements, her goal to promote human rights and education for women in Pakistan, and her thoughts on climate change.

AKAH Search and Rescue Teams have been deployed (picture from training programme in 2018).

The following information is conveyed to update the Jamat regarding the severe earthquakes that struck parts of Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday 6 February, resulting in the tragic loss of thousands of lives and massive infrastructure damage. Initial reports indicate that the Jamat has not suffered any fatalities.

Find out how the Aga Khan Music Programme and the Aga Khan Music Awards originated, in a new interview with Fairouz Nishanova, the latest in our In Conversation series. The interview was recorded for The Ismaili TV during the Aga Khan Music Awards held in Muscat, Oman, late last year. In this wide-ranging conversation, Fairouz recalls the inception and impact of AKDN's work to revitalise musical traditions in Central Asia and beyond.