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Audience members at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall were taken on an inspiring musical journey as Rihla: from Roots to Dreams completed its cross-Canada performance tour on 22 December 2018.
The Jamat in Uganda consists of a blend of East and West, with Ismailis having settled in Uganda from various parts of the world including Belgium, Canada, India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. The various Jamati institutions in Uganda have drawn strength from this diversity and the knowledge and experience it brings, and have organised a number of initiatives to embrace diversity and pluralism within the Jamat and beyond.
In our globalised world, people of different national, cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds interact with each other more and more every day. In such a world, the need for a generous outlook that allows us to live in mutual respect and harmony becomes more important than ever before. After all, the Holy Qur’an states that all of mankind has been created from a single soul.
The Aga Khan University hosted “Rays of Light”, a multi-dimensional exhibition dedicated to celebrating 60 years of His Highness the Aga Khan’s efforts in serving humanity, in Pakistan for the first time.
In Islamic tradition, society is encouraged to leave behind a wholesome and sustainable natural environment for those who will inherit the Earth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is believed to have said "Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it."
A unique international exhibition "Rays of Light" was successfully launched in Pakistan on 23 November 2018. The exhibition is a collection of exclusive images and presentations that gave Jamat a spell bound experience of the work done by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat and the Ummah over the years.
Cycling across Canada to raise money for charity wasn’t the original plan for Sulaiman Hakimi and Jamil Ahmadi, both from Afghanistan, who came to the country as refugees over a decade ago.
A unique international exhibition, "Rays of Light", is set to visit Pakistan very shortly. This inspiring and interactive exhibition celebrates the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam and is an unparalled opportunity to experience Mawlana Hazar Imam's vision and untiring efforts for his Jamat over the years. Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by the Noorani family, first inaugurated this groundbreaking photographic and multimedia exhibition in 2008. In July 2018, it was an integral part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Lisbon.
On 14 August 2018, leaders of Jamati institutions, girl guides, boy scouts and members volunteers corps came together in an iconic plantation campaign to commemorate the 71st independence day of Pakistan. More than 1000 pariticpants planted 1600 indigenous plants at different locations in Pakistan.
During Mawlana Hazar Imam's historic visit to Pakistan in December 2017, the Pakistan Post issued commemorative stamps to mark Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee. The six stamps, denominated Rs10, celebrate the work of the AKDN in Pakistan. The stamps and commerative covers are now available to the Jamat in Pakistan at memorabilia stalls all over the country.
In the depth of winter, with temperatures as low at -17 degrees Celsius, Jamati volunteers have been working to prepare the Darbar site in Garamchashma, Chitral.
The Ismaili Council for Ishkoman Puniyal launched their Diamond Jubilee preparations with an inspirational Cleanliness Initiative, a unique event that saw a thousand members of the Jamat come together to clean and beautify their valley, demonstrating civic responsibilty and mindfulness of the environment.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Generations: Multi-Generational Housing and Community Centre campus on 3 November 2017.
In 2017, the Canadian Jamat is celebrating both the Diamond Jubilee as well as the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. In honour of these special occasions, the Jamat has pledged one million hours of service to improving quality of life in Canada as part of the Ismaili CIVIC 150 initiative.
Hurricane Harvey has been referred to as a "1,000-year flood," with its 50 inches of rainfall exceeding all records for the continental USA. It is estimated that damage from the storm will surpass that of hurricanes Sandy (New Jersey 2012) and Katrina (Louisiana 2005) combined. Volunteers have worked to reach Jamati members and others affected by the flooding, and to provide assistance with the recovery process.
A little over a year ago, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan launched a sports training programme, which proved to be popular and successful ahead of the 2016 Jubilee Games. This winter, the Youth and Sports Board expanded the programme to include golf, ice skating and ice hockey.
Ismaili entrepreneurs and investors from nine countries gathered in California’s Silicon Valley last month to pitch ideas, share knowledge and to network with one another as part of IPN LaunchPad. The event was a chance for budding companies to access new sources of capital and connect with mentors and experts.
Nairobi, 16 December 2015 — Over 290 athletes and some 2,000 spectators will be in Nairobi for the 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games this weekend. Ismailis from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya will take part in the four-day national sport event being held between 17 – 20 December.