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Laylat al-Qadr or the Night of Power commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah. Laylat al-Qadr thus marks the historical beginning of the Prophet’s teachings, informing the lives of nearly one-quarter of all people across the world.

“The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the leave of their Lord, with every command; peace it is until the break of dawn.” (Surah al Qadr, ayats 3-5)

Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam. It is the night when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah. 

In India, with support from Jamati institutions, oxygen cylinders are being recycled and have provided almost two million litres of oxygen in areas where availability is scarce.

The Covid-19 pandemic remains a serious public health concern across the globe. International attention is currently focused on the alarming situation in India, as many other countries around the world confront and prepare for second and third waves of infection.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Ameen - A Global Prayer of Hope featuring 25 instrumentalists and singers from around the world. The song conveys a prayer of hope for the global Jamat.

As our world grapples with a complex public health crisis, the importance of healthcare is clearer than ever.

With technology advancing and the world becoming increasingly globalised, the very nature of healthcare provision is changing. Young Ismailis around the world are at the forefront of this transition, pursuing diverse interests to help health workers around the world provide equitable, compassionate, and quality care.

Health can be defined as a state of physical and mental wellbeing. While there are many ways to achieve this state, sport is a globally recognised medium that facilitates healthy lifestyles. Created in 2020, The Sportshow is a series on The Ismaili TV that promotes dialogue with Ismaili talent in the field of sport worldwide. Based on the show, here are the unique stories of three accomplished, skilled, and inspiring Ismaili athletes.

NCDs are dangerous because they can occur at any phase within a person’s life and may exist without prior knowledge.

As countries worldwide have been dealing with the problems of the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to imagine anything worse than communicable or infectious diseases. However in reality, today we are facing the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

A healthy varied diet can promote steady blood glucose levels, improve mood, help support immune function, and keep you energised.

In this interview with The Ismaili, Azmina Govindji discusses nutrition and healthy eating for better physical and mental health, and shares advice on how to adjust lifestyle choices to enjoy a better quality of life.

Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and President of IFYC, Rhodes Scholar, and author.

“America changes, we can change America – that is the promise of interfaith work,” Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder, and President of the Interfaith Youth Core.

This week, The Ismaili is pleased to present the naat Mere Dil Mein Hai Yaad-e-Muhammad. Naats are songs or poems expressing devotion to the Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family), and are commonly performed in some parts of the Muslim world during the month of Ramadan.

Taking the time to pause from our daily routine and responsibilities, away from devices and screens, can also help to offer a sense of perspective - much needed at this strange and uncertain time.

Humans are not only made to move — it is essential to our survival. The World Health Organization attributes over 3 million deaths each year to insufficient physical activity. The more we move, the more we boost the health of our bodies and minds, and the more alive we feel. Walking is one of the simplest ways to stay active.

Ismailis from different parts of the world have stepped up to support their communities and help each other maintain their health and overall wellbeing during the pandemic.

Hurricane Season 2021 begins in less than 50 days!


The Great Mosque of Tuban is located in East Java, an Indonesian province known for its volcanic peaks. With six minarets and three large domes, the mosque boasts a spectacular array of eye-catching colours that proclaim its presence in the scenic town of Tuban.

Are you curious to learn more about Islamic history, culture, and societies? The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) publishes a wide range of books that explore some of the diverse manifestations of Islam. This guide, in celebration of World Book Day, suggests a few good places to start.

One year ago, The Ismaili launched an online TV channel, supported almost entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers, in an effort to fill the void that the pandemic left in the lives of the global Jamat.

Grains are a basic food in households around the world and can be broken down into two categories: whole grains and refined grains. Unlike the refined grain, the whole grain kernel or the seed has all three parts intact: the bran, germ, and endosperm. Each one of these parts offer health promoting benefits. The bran, which is the outermost layer, contains the fibre, B vitamins, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, and antioxidants. The germ is the centre most part of the seed and it is loaded with healthy fats, vitamin E, B vitamins, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. The endosperm is the innermost layer that holds the carbohydrates, protein, and small amounts of B vitamins.

Masoor Dhal, Pakistani Version

Ever wonder why our parents tell us to drink milk with turmeric and saffron when we are fighting a cold? Or why so many diverse spices are added to our foods to add flavour and more? Our cultural foods — whether from Central Asia, South Asia, or the Middle East — have a beautiful history, but they can also be perceived as unhealthy. While some dishes do indeed cause concern, many are healthy or can be made healthy with some simple tweaks.

I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.

A major undertaking to vaccinate Americans is taking place throughout the country, and volunteers have been eager to step up to the task. As part of an I-CERV initiative, over 25 volunteers partnered with Los Angeles County and Orange County to administer vaccinations to over 500 individuals. The volunteers included registered nurses, physician assistants, and non-clinical volunteers, who assisted with administering the vaccinations, post-vaccine observations, and registration.

Only you are able to control how you use your time on LinkedIn or any social media platform.

If scrolling through social media sites such as LinkedIn makes you feel overwhelmed or unaccomplished in comparison to others — you're not alone.

Celebration of Service Week.

Celebration of Service Week April 18-24, 2021