Raficq Abdulla, MA (Oxon.), MBE - Writer, Lawyer and Poet.

Raficq Abdulla MA (Oxon.) MBE will deliver the annual Milad-un-Nabi Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 20 January 2018. His lecture is entitled “The Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family) – The Man and The Ideal". The event is due to begin at approximately 8:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast live on this page and at http://the.ismaili/live.  This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, where he gave a keynote lecture at the occasion of Yawm-e Ali 2017. Salim Nensi

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi gave a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

Aga Khan Park, Toronto

The Aga Khan Park was inaugurated by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 25 May 2015. Situated along Wynford Drive, the Park provides a beautifully landscaped contemplative public space that encompasses the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum.

Visitors gather around the architectural-scale model of a historic district of Cairo that served as a centrepiece of the exhibition and was populated by houses designed and printed by 3D workshop participants. Vazir Karsan

Connect Create Cairo is an exhibition and workshop that uses 3D printing technology to get people thinking about the past, present and future of cities and urban spaces. Recently held at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the exhibition gave participants a chance to become urban planners and conceive their own design solutions.

Professor Nasser Rabbat speaking at the Royal Ontario Museum on 14 July 2014. Ibrahim Meru

Cairene sunsets and medieval tourists retrace the development of one of the most important centres in the Muslim world.

Cairo has been the talk of Toronto — at least in the halls of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Ismaili Centre. Through a series of lectures, leading scholars have been journeying into the thousand-year-old city, describing how it has been reshaped over the centuries, and sharing the historic impressions recorded by medieval visitors in their writings.

The Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Group performs at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto in celebration of Eid al-Adha. Vazir Karsan

Toronto, 5 October 2014 — The lyrical sounds of qawwali music filled the social hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Over 200 guests attended the celebration, which was also the inaugural public event of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

Ismailis from across Toronto attended Jamatkhana for the first time at the new Ismaili Centre on 19 September 2014. Moez Visram

Toronto, 19 September 2014 — Ismaili Muslims from across the city gathered to attend Jamatkhana for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. It was a particularly happy and emotional occasion, especially for the Jamat who live in the Don Mills area and surrounding neighbourhoods.

Unveiling the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

Speech by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, at the Opening Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Friday, 12 September 2014.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, on Friday, 12 September 2014.

Visible from the Don Valley Parkway, the crystalline frosted glass dome of the Ismaili Centre Jamatkhana radiates light at night from the highest point of the site. Gary Otte

Photographs of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, taken at the eve of the opening ceremony on 12 September 2014.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Minister Chris Alexander and President Malik Talib upon his arrival in Toronto. Zahur Ramji

Toronto, 10 September 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada this afternoon, ahead of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. The occasion, to be marked by two separate ceremonies, will take place on Friday. Full coverage, including a live webcast of both opening ceremonies will be provided on TheIsmaili.org.

Tour guides conduct mock tours in preparation for the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Moez Visram

As finishing touches are applied to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, newly trained tour guides received their first walk-through of the facility. When the doors of the Centre finally open, the guides will help visitors to discover the building and provide a window on the Ismaili community, its values and aspirations.

Opening ceremonies for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto will take place on 12 September 2014. Kalloon Photography

Toronto, 5 September 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Friday, 12 September. The occasion will be marked by two separate ceremonies, followed by a reception at the Aga Khan Museum.

Jan 2012: Interior view of the Jamatkhana prayer hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, looking towards qibla.

Photographs of the construction of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and their Park, taken in January 2012.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn in the prayer hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, discussing design details of the mihrab.

During a visit to Toronto on 15 January 2012, Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn were at the Wynford Drive construction site to review construction progress and consider design details for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre.

Jan 2012: A view of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, with concrete structures for the garden water features prominent in the foreground.

Over the past year, the construction of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park on Wynford Drive has seen immense progress. Integral to their overall design, the Park will connect the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum, offering a welcoming green space to visitors.

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Samira Alibhai, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, engage in discussion at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

Twelve months after Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park, the buildings along Wynford Drive are taking shape. As construction progresses, a cross-country exhibition about the projects stops at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby where the BC Premier is among the visitors.

Formation of the floor slab of the Prayer Hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 12 November 2010.

With the walls of the new Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum beginning to emerge along Wynford Drive, Toronto architectural firm Moriyama & Teshima discussed the projects at a recent event held at the Ontario Science Centre. Their presentation, which took place against the backdrop of an exhibition of images and architectural renderings, was attended by prominent guests including Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.