Celebration of Service Week April 18-24, 2021

“In the Shia Ismaili Muslim tradition, voluntary service to others is viewed as an integral and positive part of daily life, and never as a burdensome obligation or an elective activity.  Service is a means for each individual to actualize Islam’s ethics of inclusiveness, of compassion, of sharing, of the respect for life, and of personal responsibility for sustaining a healthy physical, social, and cultural environment.”

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, International Association for Volunteer Effort, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on August 25th, 1998

During the week of April 18 through 24, we mark a week-long Celebration of Service to acknowledge and reflect upon the spirit of volunteerism that exists within the Jamat and beyond.  We invite all Jamati members to join in the celebration virtually via the following activities:


A Bond of Unconditional Love

An inspiring journey to commemorate the 'Celebration of Service Week' and cherish the spirit of service of our uniformed and non-uniformed volunteers.

Ideal for Jamati members ages 16 and up.

Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 9:30 p.m. EST | 8:30 p.m. CST | 6:30 p.m. PST
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Thursday April 22, 2021 at 9:30 p.m. EST | 8:30 p.m. CST | 6:30 p.m. PST
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Quiz Bowl:  Celebrating Service

Test your knowledge of our community’s history and tradition of service via this interactive, fun online quiz session.

Ideal for children and youth ages 6 and up.

Sunday April 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST | 3:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. PST
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Expressing Service through Art

Join instructor Kinza Hirani as she instructs and inspires you to use art to internalize and express our ethic of service.  Supplies required are white paper, pencil, eraser, and colored pencils.

Ideal for children and youth ages 6 and up.

Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. EST | 5:30 p.m. CST | 3:30 p.m. PST
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Social Media: 

Follow us the Ismaili USA Social Media channels @theismailiusa on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for inspirational quotes and stories of service and volunteerism via hashtag #CelebrationOfService2021.


Each day, we will be posting short, entertaining stories or poems about service and volunteerism here.  These stories are meant to be enjoyed by all members of the family including seniors, parents, young adults, teens, and children.