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Agriculture is one of the world's largest industries. For years it has been pivotal in alleviating poverty, improving incomes, and providing food security for the marginalised in society. With the world’s population multiplying, the demand for agricultural commodities has risen tremendously in the past few decades.

Through the ‘Darakht se Hayat’ initiative, members of the Jamat worked with community partners to plant over 162,000 trees across Pakistan.

In a recent poem by Jordan Sanchez, Reimagine, Recreate, Restore, she reminds us, “We are a fraction of a second in Earth’s lifetime, yet she is our only lifeline.” In an effort to align with this thinking, Ismaili youth, governmental and civil society institutions, and AKDN agencies in Pakistan are working hand-in-hand to reimagine our lifestyles, recreate our approaches, and restore our ecosystems.

On 12 June 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam highlighted the significance of effective dialogue in building bridges across diverse frontiers and combating a clash of ignorance. In line with the Imam’s emphasis on the power of dialogue in uniting humanity and offering pathways towards resolving conflict, the Aga Khan Education Board for the United Arab Emirates presents the Ismaili Youth Model United Nations (IYMUN).

The Aga Khan School’s science teachers provide students with the opportunity to broaden their horizons, and dive deep into the world of science and technology.

Dr Sadru Damji, a TKN volunteer based in Toronto, Canada, recently led an interactive and exciting online chemistry class in May 2021 for a group of grade 11 students at the Aga Khan School in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

An Arabic-script ambigram, where ‘Muhammad’ upside down is read as ‘Ali’ and vice versa.

This week, Shia Muslims across the world observe Eid-e Ghadir, marking the anniversary of an important event in Muslim history. According to Shia belief, tradition, and interpretation of history, this occasion commemorates the pivotal gathering at Ghadir Khumm, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) — based on a divine command from Allah — designated Hazrat Ali as his successor and the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams.

The Global STEM Festival 2021 is an opportunity for youth aged 5-18 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), by creating and showcasing projects to the global Jamat — virtually.

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The Ismaili is pleased to present United in Our Song, featuring contributions from each of the three Abrahamic faiths, with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim instrumentalists and vocalists all involved.

The composition "United In Our Song" features contributions from each of the three monotheistic faiths.

The festival of Eid al-Adha celebrates the common humanity and ethical heritage shared by the three Abrahamic faiths. A new musical composition performed by artists in the UK harnesses a long-standing relationship between three faith communities and illustrates the strength found in diversity.

This week, alongside our sisters and brothers in Islam, we commemorate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. The occasion recalls the monotheistic ethos at the heart of the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Ismaili is pleased to offer our eCard greeting service. For the occasion of Eid al-Adha, choose from several unique designs, add a personal message, and send your eCard to multiple contacts at a time. Visit to get started.

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with French Prime Minister Jean Castex on 13 July 2021.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Rahim were received at the Hotel de Matignon for a meeting with French Prime Minister Jean Castex earlier today, to discuss areas of collaboration between the French government and the Aga Khan Development Network.

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On the occasion of Imamat Day, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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The book Depth of Field features more than 200 images of Mawlana Hazar Imam, spanning eight decades.

A new collection of personal photographs — many never-before published — offers a fascinating glimpse into the work and life of Mawlana Hazar Imam. The book, entitled Depth of Field, is available to pre-order now from The Ismaili Shop.

The Ismaili is pleased to present My Imam, My Iman, a specially commissioned song for the occasion of Imamat Day this year. Performed by young members of the Jamat from around the world, the composition explores their ambitions for their lives and for the world, all while expressing their iman (faith) in the Imam-of-the-Time.

To coincide with the celebrations of Imamat Day this year, we present a rendition of the popular Gujarati geet Rehmat ni Varsha. Originally written by Asif Meherali, the lyrics convey gratitude for all the blessings we enjoy on the special occasion of Imamat Day.

The Ismaili is pleased to announce an Imamat Day programme to be aired on The Ismaili TV, 9-11 July, featuring various content to entertain and inspire the Jamat while commemorating the 64th Imamat Day of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam.

This week, The Ismaili presents Mawla Tera Shukriya, a song written to express gratitude for the blessings we enjoy everyday. The lyrics also feature a humble request for mushkil-asan during times of difficulty and hardship.

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat makes bathymetric (depth) assessments of lakes and rivers in Tajikistan jointly with Moscow State University specialists.

University of Central Asia student Payrov Dehqonov interned at the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, and helped to analyse data in order to better prepare communities in Tajikistan that are at high-risk of being impacted by natural disasters.