Volunteers with Congressman Ted Lieu of the 33rd Congressional District

Ismailis Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV) from the greater Los Angeles area showcased their civic pride by participating in the city of Santa Monica's annual Fourth of July Parade for the second year.

Murad Bhaidani leading a discussion on Islam with Springman Middle School students.

Local students from Springman Middle School visit The Ismaili Jamatkhana, Glenview.

Aziza Hassan, Executive Director of NewGround, Muneerah Merchant, President of the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States, and David Tamm, Interfaith Liaison for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

On March 26, 2017, the Aga Khan Council for Western United States was presented with the Trailblazer Award by NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. 

The 3-6 year-old segment of the youth dance group perform their dance for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

The under-18 performance, composed of Ismaili youth ages 3 to 18, is centered around putting the youngest Jamati members front and center during the momentous celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. 

This book by Professor Heinz Halm is the first publication to focus mainly on the Fatimids’ varied contributions to Islamic culture and civilization and their patronage of learning. 

From the split of the Sunni and Shi’a, to the branches of Shi’a communities, Dr. Daftary provides an overview of the evolution of branches of Islam.  

Consul General of Afghanistan, Abdul Majied Danishyar (center), Lee Hilling, and Dr. Rafiq Dossani, Moderator of the discussion at the University of Southern California.

To celebrate the book’s launch, the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States organized various activities, including a talk by Hilling at Stanford University Medical School’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, and a book launch and reception co-hosted with the City of Fremont and the Afghan Coalition.

 

 

 
Cousul General Nagesh Singh addresses the audience.

Organized by the Aga Khan Council for the Southeastern United States and Mercer University’s School of Business, the restoration of Humayun’s Tomb and the revitalization of the surrounding Delhi neighborhood was the topic of a presentation at Mercer on January 19, 2017. 

Mayor Sylvester Turner appreciating the volunteers at the Ismaili Center London.

With two days left before Diamond Jubilee, Ismailis from the United States and United Kingdom celebrated the value of pluralism at an event hosting Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, at the Ismaili Centre in London. 

Author Lee Hilling autographs a copy of his new book in New York.

The French Medical Institute of Children (FMIC) is the subject of a new book, A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It by Lee Hilling.

The Ismaili Jamatkhana, Glenview hosts the local Girl Scouts' World Thinking Day event on April 9, 2017.

Girls scouts from all over the world attended the celebration of cultures at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Glenview on April 9, 2017, as part of the local Girl Scouts’ World Thinking Day event.

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos delivering the Keynote Address at the Eid Celebration on Saturday, July 8​,​ 2017​,​ at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center.

Celebrating the culmination of Ramadan, the Ismaili Muslim community hosted a community Eid Luncheon, attended by various dignitaries, elected and appointed officials, representatives of consulates, and service and civic professionals.  

On March 25, the Ismaili Center of Richmond used Navroz as an opportunity to expose its Jamati members to traditions they might not otherwise know of. The center hosted its third annual Navroz celebration at Tuckahoe High School, where the Jamati members had the opportunity to meet fellow Ismailis from different parts of the world while learning about the traditions tied to the Persian New Year.

 
The Jamat celebrates the Diamond Jubilee through the One Jamat Dance.

Learn about how the Diamond Jubilee USA One Jamat Celebration Dance was conceived and choreographed.

I-CERV volunteers participating in the July 4 parade in Los Angeles, California.
"Perhaps the key to resolving the Paradox of Citizenship is to think about layers of overlapping identity. After all, one can honor a variety of loyalties—to a faith, an ethnicity, a language, a nation, a city, a profession, a school, even to a sports team! One might share some of these identities with some people, and other identities with others." -Mawlana Hazar Imam, accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Award for Global Citizenship, September 21, 2016.
 
STEP teacher serving as a tour guide for the guests.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) found a new platform at the Dallas Museum of Art, as 175 people from across the Dallas area learned about the award and its history in October. The UT Arlington students and STEP teachers from the Ismaili Muslim community explained the projects' architectural elements and their impact.

Jubilee Mosaic wall

The process of designing and building of the sculptures for Imamat Day celebrations.

 
Greater Los Angeles

On July 11, Mawlana Hazar Imam will celebrate sixty years of leading the Ismaili Muslim community.

On June 25, 2017, Ismaili communities around the globe gathered to commemorate the end of Ramadan, the holy festival of Eid al-Fitr.

The Ismaili Dance Ensemble that performed at the Navroz celebrations in Houston, TX.
Spring Comes to Children’s Museums in Houston and Atlanta.