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International Talent Showcase participants performed the official Jubilee Arts song at the finale of the event.

Performances from the Jubilee Arts International Talent Showcase, which took place in July 2018 during the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, are now available to view online at

Dancers perform during the Rihla performance in Vancouver.

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.

Jamati members from Uganda showcase their traditional dance at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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.

While the forces of globalisation may have brought humanity’s inherent differences into sharper focus, the roots of this diversity lie in an ancient and divine imperative.

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.

Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.

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.  

Sulaiman Hakimi and Jamil Ahmadi cycled across Canada while raising awareness and funds for the Breakfast Club of Canada.

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.

Darbar Preparations in Garamchasma

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.

Boy Scouts cleaning the narrow streets of Sherqilla as part of the Diamond Jubilee preparations

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.

Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi visit residents currently living at Generations campus in Calgary.

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.

Volunteers ventured out into stormy conditions to provide assistance in flood affected areas

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.

Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah acknowledges the greetings of all those gathered in commemoration of 70 years of his Imamat during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Karachi, February 1954.
Sixty days ahead of the commencement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee on 11 July 2017, TheIsmaili is pleased to launch the first in a series of Jubilee-related articles. Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, talks about the Ismaili tradition of commemorating Jubilee anniversaries of our Imams, and the legacies that they leave behind.
Enthusiastic participants from Gilgit, Hunza and Ishkoman-Puniyal learnt ice skating and hockey through AKYSB Pakistan's expanded Sports Fellowship Programme.

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.

Startup Alley at IPN LaunchPad 2016 is where investors and mentors had a chance to network one-on-one with startup founders seeking funding and advice.

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.

Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 is taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December with participants from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya. Ejaz Karmali

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.