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It’s important that we start talking about our mental health.

Time to Talk Day is observed every year in the United Kingdom on 3 February. It is considered to be the “nation’s biggest mental health conversation where families, friends, workplaces and communities come together to talk, listen and change lives.”

Disputes within families are not uncommon.

International Men’s Day: What is it and why does it matter?

Visual art has always been a powerful medium of expression; bridging divides and bringing people together. During a time of physical distance between one another, art takes on an additional dimension, offering the ability to connect with others and with oneself. In response, the UK jurisdiction Jamat launched the heARTspace initiative. Participants were given a very simple brief: their artwork should come from the heart.

How can mediation assist with family disputes?

The Mosaic virtual camp reached over 80 participants aged 11-17 years across the UK and Europe.

Sensitive to the needs of our young Jamat in a time of uncertainty, and in the absence of regular in-person camp offerings, the virtual Mosaic camp was an example of innovation and dedication from a small group of volunteers in the UK, looking to inspire and educate leaders of the future.

In 2020, cultural organisations in London and elsewhere have had to adapt to a "new normal," which has presented both challenges and opportunities.

How have arts and cultural organisations handled the events of 2020? Panellists from some of London’s most renowned institutions discussed this question at The Covid Culture Shock, an online event hosted last week by the Ismaili Centre, London.

Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in conversation with Naushad Jivraj, President of the Ismaili Council for the UK, during a guided tour of the Ismaili Centre, London.

The Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, the First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary was welcomed to the Ismaili Centre London in March, in the lead up to the occasion of Navroz

The roof of the Ismaili Centre, London features a chahar bagh, or four-part garden.

Thirty-five years ago, on 24 April 1985, a moment of great historical significance for the global Jamat took place. The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher — then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom — officially opened the Ismaili Centre, London, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. This was the community’s first purpose-built, bespoke Jamatkhana and Centre in the western world.

Due to the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in London, the Kitab Corner postal service has been temporarily paused. We apologise and thank the Jamat for your understanding at this difficult time, while our teams continue to devise ways to support the Jamat's needs in a safe and secure way.

Dr Shiraz Kabani delivered an online presentation as part of the UK Jurisdiction's live evening show on 11 April 2020. His talk covered the themes of hardship and hope during the current coronavirus Pandemic, and the lessons we can learn at this time.

Alwaez Faisal Ali delivered an online presentation as part of the UK Jurisdiction's live evening show on 4 April 2020. His talk covered the theme of resilience, and spoke of the power of faith during uncertain times. 

Strengthening Partnership (L to R): Dr S. Sohail H. Naqvi (Rector, UCA), Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Stephen Toope, Princess Zahra (UCA Trustee), Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha (Chairman, Board of Trustees, UCA) and Mr Naguib Kheraj (UCA Trustee).

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Cambridge came together to sign historic partnership agreements at ceremonies in Cambridge and London on 25 and 26 February 2020. The events in the UK were attended by Princess Zahra, along with senior leaders from UCA and the University of Cambridge.

The AKEB UK’s Future Skills agenda focuses on developing the skills that children will need in the coming years to succeed in our rapidly-changing world.

Shairoz Sharma has been working at Baitul Ilms for close to 15 years across London, France and Leicester. Her ambitions in religious teaching started at the young age of 17 in Leicester. “We specifically taught nursery students on Friday evenings in Leicester.”

Naureen Karim Shariff joins family, friends, and colleagues for a group photo at the Freedom of the City of London award ceremony at The Guildhall in London.

On 17 December 2019, Naureen Karim Shariff was conferred with the Freedom of the City of London in a ceremony officiated in the presence of family, friends, and colleagues at the esteemed Chamberlain’s Court at The Guildhall in London.

By creating safe and inclusive spaces that reflect different traditions and heritages, the European Youth Camp enables a spirit of unity.

I’m surrounded by young people from all over Europe. Everyone looks, dresses and behaves differently. Actually we can hardly understand each other and have to use gestures to communicate. At home we eat different foods and have different customs, but here we are brothers and sisters in faith: This is European Youth Camp, and we are One Jamat

In September 2019, 40 new students joined The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) for post-graduate study, arriving from Canada, India, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and the USA. They have embarked on a journey that will expand their horizons, create lifelong friendships, and become part of a global network of alumni that share the unique experience of studying at the IIS. In this photo essay, we meet some of them to learn more about their first impressions and their individual and collective aspirations.

Shaheen Ishani, Head of Learning Support, Southbank International School, Hampstead and Shelina Ladha, Educational Psychologist and CYP-IAPT Accredited Therapist, Enfield Educational Psychology Service and CAMHS discuss special educational needs, mental health, and wellbeing

"...there is no greater form of preparation for change than education." Mawlana Hazar Imam, Kyrgyzstan, October 2002

AKEB's STEM agenda enables young members of the Jamat to experience, discover, and be inspired to adapt to shifting trends in the world; today, and in years to come.

In our rapidly changing world, the use of technology is not only on the rise, but is essential to participation in the knowledge society. On 20 October 2019, over 150 members of the Jamat attended the Ismaili Centre, London, for the inaugural Science Fair – part of the Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB)’s effort in the UK to promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).