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Nazneen Shafi, Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, His Excellency and Mrs Joaquim Lemos, Ambassador of Portugal to the United Arab Emirates

Ismaili Centre Dubai celebrated the month of Ramadan by organising Suhoor events that reflect the values of pluralism and better quality of life.

Facilitator Team for Junior Jubilee

Students aged 8-12 gathered to celebrate the approach of the Diamond Jubilee, a kick-off event for this age group.





The Honorable Louis de Corail, Consul General of France in Atlanta was the keynote speaker at the book discussion of A Place of Miracles by Lee Hilling, a collaboration between the Aga Khan Council for the Southeastern United States and the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

Kailash Kher and Kailasa

Kailash Kher’s rise from very humble beginnings to a well respected artist in the Indian movie industry is nothing but note worthy. Born into a family of humble means, Kailash left his home at a very early age of fourteen to try and follow his dreams in the music world. His first hit song “Allah ke Bande” made him an instant rockstar and there was no looking back. Today, he is regarded as a great sufi singer in the mould of the late Ustad Nusrat Ali Khan.

His band, Kailasa, with the two prominent brothers Naresh and Paresh Kamath provides a unique sound with their modern influences and Kailash’s earthy and folk mysticism. Kailash has performed numerous concerts and has given his voice to numerous movies as well as to the latest blockbuster Bahubali Part II. Kailash’s down to earth personality and humility are a role model. 

Kailash is thrilled to be part of the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan having performed before His Highness in the past and acknowledging his role in the social development of the under priviledged.


On 19 May 2017, the Architectural League of New York awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam the President’s Medal, its highest and most important honour. The occasion highlighted the values of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established 40 years ago.

Un événement inédit s'est déroulé le jeudi 18 mai dernier au Jamatkhana de Palace à Paris : le Jamat de France, Belgique, Suisse et Côte d'Ivoire a reçu une délégation de la mairie du 15e arrondissement de Paris, conduite par M. le Maire en personne, M. Philippe Goujon, également député de Paris. Il était accompagné de M. Jean-Philippe Pierre, adjoint au maire, M. Thierry Ragu, directeur de cabinet et Mme Sylvie Ceyrac, déléguée en charge de la solidarité. Etait également présente Mme Claire de Clermont-Tonnerre, Conseillère de Paris, déléguée auprès du maire et députée suppléante.

Après les Jubilee Games de Dubaï, plus de 100 athlètes de la France, de la Belgique, de Suisse et du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg se sont rendus à Nottingham pour défendre les couleurs de la juridiction française au Festival européen du sport (ESF).

Fondée en 1967, Aga Khan Foundation fête ses 50 ans cette année. Cette année de double anniversaire, avec le Diamond Jubilee, est l’occasio pour chacun de nous, de nous rappeler nos valeurs d’aide et de partage, comme le montrent si bien les nombreuses actions humanitaires et les aides en faveur des populations défavorisées, mises en œuvre par la Fondation Aga Khan. 

Conformément au souhait de Mawlana Hazar Imam concernant les ponts avec d'autres communautés religieuses, l’équipe Bait-ul Ilm  de Genève et Matthew Kahane du Conseil du Presbytère du Temple protestant à Ferney-Voltaire ont organisé, le 8 avril 2017, une rencontre pour les enfants des confessions chrétienne et ismaélienne.

This Canada Day marks 150 years of confederation of this great country. It is a time to honour and recognize the past - from the indigenous populations that formed its foundation to the many other communities and individuals who have shaped and left their indelible mark on the Canada we know today. It is also an opportunity to pause, reflect and celebrate what we are today - a nation that values inclusiveness, respects difference, and aims to provide opportunities for all to flourish amidst that diversity.

From Left: Lubna Chatoor, Zehra Hooda, and Karishma Malik enjoy a moment reading with children at Alpha House, a Tampa, FL homeless shelter.

Mawlana Hazar Imam has worked tirelessly to eliminate poverty in the poorest regions of the world and emphasized the ethic of Islam - that is, to live the faith through one’s actions in service to their community.

Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, John McNee, speaking at the Foreign Policy Association Medal dinner on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam
“Diversity in society is a fact, but pluralism is a deliberate choice - by governments, by civil society organisations like the Foreign Policy Association, by communities and by individuals, to accommodate and value diversity in society.” -John McNee Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Foreign Policy Association Dinner, New York, May 3, 2017.
Jamati members participate in a marathon together in Richmond, Virginia

As a result of physical inactivity, poor eating habits, and other demographic and social factors, men and women, now more than ever, are almost equally susceptible to slow progressing, chronic illnesses known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

AKM Director, Henry Kim, addresses the delegation about the museum’s objectives as a place of understanding and harmony among all peoples
"One of the most extraordinary four days I can remember, filled with beauty, inspiration and communion with like-minded friends and colleagues." This is how Justin Jampol of The Wende Museum, Culver City, California, referred to his visit with a group of 15 individuals to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, and the Aga Khan Museum, at the end of March 2017. 
The Plano Mayoral candidates ready to start the forum discussions at Plano Jamatkhana.
Over 150 residents of Plano attended the Mayoral forum on April 22, 2017 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Plano. It was moderated by well-known host of the Morning Edition show, Sam Baker, and streamed live by KERA, the Dallas NPR affiliate, reaching more than two thousand people on Facebook Live.

Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London attended at an Iftar meal at the Ismaili Centre, London to break the Ramadan fast after sunset. 

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.

Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude