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Renewable energy independence can be successfully achieved through the installation of off-grid solar systems.

The Aga Khan Development Network’s agencies have committed to be net-zero carbon by 2030. But what exactly does this mean, and why is it important?

Central atrium and staircase at the Ismaili Center Houston. Each atrium is designed in such a way as to fill the heart of the building with natural light.

The new Ismaili Center in Houston will express in physical form the Jamat’s commitment to building a pluralist society and finding ways to unite diverse people and cultures. The Center’s design is contemporary, yet reflects a historically rooted, rich architectural heritage. It combines modern architectural technology with traditional Persian forms and ornament, including ceramic mosaics and mashrabiya screens.

The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.

The IFC EDGE Advanced Certification was awarded to the Aga Hall Estate, an upcoming residential high-rise development project, centrally located on the historic site of the family residence of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah in Mumbai, India.

The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Noor-e Haq, performed by Shabnam Merali. The devotional song is written in praise of Mawlana Ali and is sung in three languages; Urdu, Farsi, and Gujarati.

The forecourt garden with its reflecting pool at the entrance of the building creates a contemplative atmosphere. The new Center will feature beautiful spaces, intricate geometry, and highly crafted work.

Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat in the USA and around the world, the new Ismaili Center will represent dialogue between faith and world, East and West, traditional and contemporary, and between humanity and nature.

Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

The temperature in the mountains of Central Asia is rising three times faster than the global average, causing a complex chain of negative effects for millions of people, and wildlife such as Himalayan brown bears.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Voices from the Roof of the World, a ten-episode TV series aiming to amplify the voices of those who bear the greatest burden of climate change.

While the threat of climate change has steadily increased over the past 3 decades, the Islamic notion of caring for our environment is centuries-old.

This week, at the opening events of COP26, the sense of urgency is palpable. Over the coming days, The Ismaili will share environmental content to coincide with the climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where world leaders, campaigners, and NGOs have gathered to discuss the most pressing issue of our time.

Emotions exist for a reason. They need to be felt, and when you interrupt or ignore them, you are likely to feel the effects unexpectedly later on.

Educating yourself on how to regulate and feel your emotions in a productive way is often the first step to a healthy and mindful daily routine. If you have difficulty getting in touch with your emotions, feel overwhelmed by them, or don't understand what emotions can feel like, you are not alone.

Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.

Seeking knowledge is inextricably linked to faith and spirituality in the Muslim tradition. In his address during the foundation laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the intersection of education and faith. He said that, “The Holy Qur’an sees the discovery of knowledge as a spiritual responsibility, enabling us to better understand and more ably serve God’s creation.”

The Westmont Institute of Tourism and Hospitality is the latest development in the partnership between NOVA University's School of Business and Economics and Westmont Hospitality Group, a joint initiative aiming to develop and promote education in hospitality, tourism, and service management.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was joined by Prince Amyn earlier today for the inauguration of the Westmont Hospitality Hall at NOVA University in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.

Join us live from Lisbon, Portugal, for two special events featuring lectures from Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee members, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa and Meisa Batayneh. The lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

Mediation Week is commemorated every year during the third week of October, and is an ideal time to reflect upon the impact that mediation and other peaceful dispute resolution processes can have, to bring peace and solace to individuals and families during difficult times.

Ismaili CIVIC volunteers organized collection drives at Jamatkhanas across the country.

City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: “I am a member of the Ismaili Community...honorary!”

We are entering a new era focused on maintaining a delicate balance between the environment and its inhabitants.

This month, the Earthshot Prize was awarded to five winners for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. The award, considered to be the most prestigious global environment prize in history, was launched last year by Prince William with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) as a Founding Partner.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Nagaria, a song about the experience of waiting and longing for the beloved to visit, and the joy and elation felt when the wish is fulfilled.

Ismaili Center Houston Project

As you may recall, on March 22, 2018, during his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States, Mawlana Hazar Imam gave permission to start planning to build the seventh Ismaili Center in the world to be located in Houston, Texas.

This month gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we can each play a part in creating a more peaceful, generous, and hopeful world, especially during these challenging and stressful times. The theme for Mediation Week 2021 is “Confronting Conflict with Resilience and Courage.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance on building bridges to understand and learn from one another, and his emphasis on local participation in the promotion of peace and pluralism served as an inspiration for two recent initiatives held in Georgia, USA.