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Prince Rahim and Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank.

Prince Rahim today met the President of the World Bank, Ajay Banga, at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

The National Economic Planning Board has dedicated February as Retirement Savings Month. It is VITAL that you plan for your retirement as it will provide an improved quality of life in later years. Informational webinars and knowledge articles will be shared throughout the month to help you start your journey.

Join us for the first episode of The Ismaili Update for this year, as we look back at the stories from the worldwide Jamat during the month of January.

Apply today to feature on 4Chais, a new show being produced for The Ismaili TV.

An exciting new show on The Ismaili TV, 4Chais, invites you to feature in a global gathering like no other.

Clockwise from top-left: Zainub Verjee, Naguib Kheraj, Nurjehan Aziz Vassanji, and Salim Janmohamed.

This year’s New Years Honours lists in the UK and Canada featured four Ismailis who were awarded titles and orders of chivalry for their generosity and services to others.

Eshan Lakhani started playing professional-level drums at six years of age.

Meet Eshan Lakhani, a young, passionate musician from Australia who turned the mundane beat of pots and pans into a symphony of inspiration.

No passado dia 13 de janeiro, o Centro Ismaili acolheu o «ECOS — Um evento sobre o desenvolvimento comunitário», organizado pela Equipa de Intervenção Comunitária interinstitucional — Fundação Aga Khan Portugal (AKF Prt) e Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) — que intervém no Vale de Chelas desde 2009.

The latest video in our What Ismailis Believe series explains the significance of Yawm-e Ali. This week, Ismailis and other Shia Muslims mark Yawm-e Ali to commemorate the birthday of Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him), who is revered by many Muslim communities for his wisdom, piety, and leadership.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Tera chehra hai noorani, composed by Rattan Mohan Sharma. This devotional song celebrates and praises the attributes and qualities of Hazrat Ali.

During the Fatimid period, a prominent centre of learning was established at Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, where public education sessions were held for all members of society.

There is a common misperception that Islam is not compatible with the use of the intellect. In reality, intellectual search is an important part of many interpretations of Islam going back to the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny). Education in Islam is meant to better understand and serve God’s creation. This is reflected in various institutions of learning developed by Muslims over the centuries, including under the leadership of the Ismaili Imamat.

The Ismaili presents Oh Allah, Oh Muhammad, performed by Fardin Faryad. The song’s verses, sung in Farsi, seek guidance from a higher power to help ease the burdens of modern life.

Being multilingual offers you a different way to view the world, makes you more attractive to employers, and often gives you a competitive advantage over others.

The world is a vast repository of diverse languages and dialects – our ancestors handed down to us more than 6000 unique languages. How many of these do you interact with in your daily life?

In the picturesque setting of Tartous on the coast of Syria, the Masar (Pathway) Camp brought together 40 spirited young Ismailis for a transformative seven-day experience.

Prince Rahim and His Excellency Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Prince Rahim today met the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Bellevue Palace, Berlin. 

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Due to the current environment of conflict and uncertainty in parts of the world, the Global Encounters Festival planned for Dubai in 2024 is being postponed until mid-2025.

Prince Rahim with Charles Michel, President of the European Council.

Prince Rahim today met with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in Brussels, to discuss cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in countries and regions of shared interest.

This new year, what are you planning to do more of? Or less of? To assist with your reflections, here are ten tips to consider. As ever, the idea is to strive toward progress, not perfection. Let's make 2024 a healthy, productive, and balanced year for us all.

The Ismaili is pleased to present The Journey, performed by Canadian artists Alya Bejaoui, Anar Jassani, Nureen Sumar, and Sarosh Dadani. The lyrics tell a story of individual search—our journeys are different but the destination remains the same. The song hopes to inspire peace, courage, and connection as we enter a new year full of hope and optimism.

Join us for the final episode of The Ismaili Update for the year as we look back on the month of December as well as highlights from 2023.

In this special episode of Reflections, Alwaeza Sheizana Murji offers a way to approach some of the questions we may face in the new year, drawing on the ethics of our faith for a happier and more fulfilling 2024.