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In the picturesque valleys of northern Pakistan, Shabi Noor Khan's life took a fortuitous turn. Last year, he received a small donation of honey bees with which he managed to generate an income that helped to clear his debts and cover his daily expenses. Shabi Noor is just one beneficiary of the Socio-Economic Development Programme (SEDP) that's changing lives through beekeeping.

In celebration of Milad-un-Nabi this week, The Ismaili is pleased to present Naat-e-Muhammad, composed by Taufiq Karmali and Mujahid Hussain. The song, written in praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny), expresses the believer’s love and salutations for the Prophet on the occasion of his birthday.

This year, Ismaili CIVIC focused on three themes: eradicating poverty, safeguarding the environment, and promoting community health.

The exterior back wall of the Prayer Hall displays a gradient of five different colors of bricks and the iconic ‘butterfly’ roof.

Harvest Green Jamatkhana opened in Houston

Thousands of volunteers ensured that the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in July 2018 was a success.

For more than a century, a key aspect of the Ismaili community’s identity has been informed by a deep commitment to a culture of care. This concept isn't just encouraged; it's celebrated throughout our global Jamat. Nowhere is this notion of care more evident than in our tradition of serving others.

Ismaili CIVIC volunteers help to plant a microforest in Upanga, Tanzania.

This weekend in cities across the globe, a unique collaborative event is set to unfold. More than 58,000 people will come together to mark the third annual Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, in a display of kindness, generosity, and good citizenship.

On this week’s episode of Muslim Footprints, we discuss the history and significance of our cherished ginan tradition. Professor Ali Asani of Harvard University helps us explore the profound meanings, cultural significance, and spiritual depth in their verses — tune in to learn more.

Participation in formal prayers in Ismaili jamatkhanas is restricted to those who pledge their allegiance (bay‘a) to the Ismaili Imam-of-the-Time. In Shia Islam, the authority of the Imam is rooted in the notion of hereditary succession from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny), and the practices observed in jamatkhanas are the sole prerogative of the Imam-of-the-Time.

This year’s finalists have been chosen from among 200 submissions from 60 countries.

The Global Centre for Pluralism today announced 10 finalists for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award. Presented every two years, the Award celebrates the inspiring and brave work that is helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.

Next year’s School2030 Global Forum will be hosted in Kyrgyzstan.

The Schools2030 Global Forum reconvened this summer, bringing together leaders in education to address a crucial question: How can we foster more inclusive schools, equitable education systems, and pluralistic learning societies for all?

The Ismaili is pleased to present Nayi Subah, or “A New Morning,” performed by music artists in the Far East. It was performed live for the first time at the finale of the Global Encounters Festival Qualifier event in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. The song’s lyrics embody the concepts of hope, celebration, and joy — while the video showcases artistic talent from across the Far East Jamat.

We're excited to bring you a new episode of Muslim Footprints. This week, distinguished guest Professor Michael Sells takes us on a captivating journey through the profound connections between sound, language, and spirituality in the Qur’an. Whether you're familiar with the scripture or curious about its linguistic nuances, this episode promises to offer fresh insights and appreciation for the timeless wisdom of the Holy Book.

O Global Encounters tem o prazer de partilhar o lançamento do seu mais recente programa - Global Encounters Heritage Journeys! Junte-se a uma viagem inesquecível pelo Egipto.


A 1.ª Mostra de Videoclipes da Linha de Sintra na Tapada das Mercês teve lugar no passado dia 17 de agosto e foi uma celebração única com talentos locais! 

Join us for a new episode of The Ismaili Update as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat during the action-packed month of August.

Jamatkhanas are one of the many types of spaces of gathering and worship found among the world’s various Muslim communities. Today, Shia Ismaili Muslims use jamatkhanas as their primary space of worship and gathering, under the authority of the Ismaili Imam-of-the-Time. 

Eco-anxiety is a normal response to the escalating environmental crisis surrounding societies around the world.

Parents are encouraged to teach anxious children that not all thoughts are real, since the human body sometimes responds to imaginary threats. However, climate change is not imaginary, it is real — and for some children, it is terrifying.

Incorporating more plant-based foods into the diet can be beneficial for both human and planetary health.

Vegan diets are surging in popularity, but are sometimes viewed with a degree of scepticism. A barrage of questions like “won’t you miss meat?” and “how will you get enough protein?” are often posed at those who become vegan. I once asked those same questions, but now I have some answers. Here’s my story.

Jamil and his team built balloon-borne telescopes that were launched in Antarctica to collect specific data about the early Universe.

In the boundless expanse of career possibilities, the journey to finding your path can feel like coursing through the cosmos — filled with unexpected discoveries, unforeseen challenges, and unconventional opportunities. Jamil Shariff, a senior technical staff member in Systems Design at Canadian space technology company MDA, embodies this journey with a career trajectory that defies the norm, offering invaluable insights for those seeking to advance in their careers while facing the unknown.

We are at the cusp of the Age of AI and are witnessing accelerating computing innovations that will affect how we work, and how commerce will become more efficient, targeted, and personalised. Professionals, workers, educators, and students will all be affected by the proliferation of AI.

For more than 100 days now, Hollywood writers and actors have been on strike, bringing TV and film production in America to a standstill. One of their major concerns centres on the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI). Why is this the case, and how much of a threat to livelihoods does AI present?