Zoya Surani
Zoya Surani
Ismaili student develops acclaimed nutritional curriculum
Ismaili student develops acclaimed nutritional curriculum
8 September 2018

When Zoya Surani and her sisters began iConquer in 2012, little did they know that their idea would evolve into a nutrition curriculum that would be sought after by numerous states around the nation, and commended by a Canadian Senator.

 I-CERV volunteers and others packing nutritional packs in partnership with Feed My Starving Children, Chicago.
 I-CERV volunteers and others packing nutritional packs in partnership with Feed My Starving Children, Chicago.
Midwest Jamat prepares 155,000 meals to feed the hungry
Midwest Jamat prepares 155,000 meals to feed the hungry
6 September 2018

On August 18 and 19,650 members of the Midwest Jamat and neighboring communities of Chicago, Glenview, Milwaukee and Naperville, collaborated with Illinois' Feed My Starving Children to prepare and pack nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children around the world. In six hours, this group of volunteers was able to pack over 155,000 meals, enough to provide food for 420 children for a full year.

 

Sanya received the “2018 Be the Change award,” and is seen here with her school Principal,Mr. Sasha Kuznetsov.
Sanya received the “2018 Be the Change award,” and is seen here with her school Principal,Mr. Sasha Kuznetsov.
Hope for our future generation: Sanya Pirani
Hope for our future generation: Sanya Pirani
26 August 2018

Previously featured in “Students’ Plans for the Impoverished,” Sanya Pirani, then eight years old, embarked upon a mission to feed children around the world. She partnered with Feed My Starving Children to feed a 700-person village in Letant, Haiti, for an entire year. Sanya successfully raised $16,000 dollars. Her efforts in charity did not stop there. She raised money for a crisis nursery and collected non-perishables for a food-drive held at local libraries. These are only a few of Sanya’s contributions to help humanity.

Seattle I-CERV volunteers help Food Lifeline prepare 91,000 lbs of food for those in need.
Seattle I-CERV volunteers help Food Lifeline prepare 91,000 lbs of food for those in need.
Ramadan inspires Ismaili volunteers to serve as an expression of their faith
Ramadan inspires Ismaili volunteers to serve as an expression of their faith
7 August 2018

In celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, Ismaili volunteers came together across the country to serve their communities to mark the end of Ramadan.

Councilwoman Anna Kaplan offering remarks during the I-CERV Earth Day Park Beautification in Long Island in April 2018.
Councilwoman Anna Kaplan offering remarks during the I-CERV Earth Day Park Beautification in Long Island in April 2018.
Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York City honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York City honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award
7 August 2018

Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York Jamatkhana were presented with this award, signed by the President of the United States, at a ceremony on June 30, 2018 at Great Neck Library, Long Island.

Ruhiya Mithani worked with a local community in Hyderabad, India to find sustainable solutions for their electricity problems.
Ruhiya Mithani worked with a local community in Hyderabad, India to find sustainable solutions for their electricity problems.
Global Encounters: Learning to Make an Impact
Global Encounters: Learning to Make an Impact
7 August 2018

The annual Global Encounters program brings together Ismaili youth from the around the world to provide a broad, global perspective, ground students in the ethics of our faith, and inspire them to be change-makers in their home communities and the world at large. But, for many participants, the experience has a long-lasting impact on their lives.

The Chunara Family [From left] Mansoorali Chunara, Sameeta Chunara, Aniq Chunara, and Shahnoor Chunara.
The Chunara Family [From left] Mansoorali Chunara, Sameeta Chunara, Aniq Chunara, and Shahnoor Chunara.
Ismaili Teen Achieves Rare Milestone with 139 Merit Badges
Ismaili Teen Achieves Rare Milestone with 139 Merit Badges
20 June 2018

Aniq Chunara of the Ismaili Troop 758 became one of only 300 Boy Scouts to earn 139 merit badges in the organization's 100-plus year history.

The Ethics in Action Exhibit at the City Hall in Houston, Texas.
The Ethics in Action Exhibit at the City Hall in Houston, Texas.
Ethics in Action Exhibition hosted in Georgia and Texas
Ethics in Action Exhibition hosted in Georgia and Texas
20 March 2018

Ethics in Action, a multi-dimensional exhibition illustrating the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has been touring the United States the last few months. 

Members of the Jamat at an English as a Second Language class.
Members of the Jamat at an English as a Second Language class.
Seeking knowledge at all ages
Seeking knowledge at all ages
20 March 2018

Through a Skills Development Initiative, the Ismaili Council for the USA provides a support system for members of the Jamat seeking income enhancement and financial sustainability in an increasingly competitive economy.

Dr Amyn Alidina examines a patient.
Dr Amyn Alidina examines a patient.
Sharing knowledge to improve quality of life
Sharing knowledge to improve quality of life
19 March 2018

"I have always thought that the Jamat in this country would play a special role in the future of the Jamat world-wide, because this country is the leader in the knowledge society. I think that, there probably isn’t an area of human endeavor in which we do not have today, a murid who is exceptional in his own or her own field."
Mawlana Hazar Imam, Institutional Dinner, Atlanta, March 18, 2008

Shamsha Isani
Shamsha Isani
Voices of the American Ismaili Community
Voices of the American Ismaili Community
12 March 2018

Three Ismailis express their views about their Ismaili identity.

Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman, the Sugar Land City Council, I-CERV team members, and leadership of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States at the Sugar Land City Council meeting on February 6, 2018.
Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman, the Sugar Land City Council, I-CERV team members, and leadership of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States at the Sugar Land City Council meeting on February 6, 2018.
City of Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman recognizes Ismaili Muslim I-CERV Volunteers
City of Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman recognizes Ismaili Muslim I-CERV Volunteers
16 February 2018

City of Sugar Land’s Council recognized the Ismaili Muslim I-CERV volunteers for receiving the Points of Light Foundation’s Daily Point of Light Award for their volunteer work related to Hurricane Harvey.