Ismailis in Action

All over the United States, Ismailis, either individually or as part of a Jamati or institutional program, are engaged in interesting activities that are informative or inspirational.

I-CERV volunteers partner with the City of Dallas and Borden Dairies to distribute milk and food to families in need.
I-CERV volunteers partner with the City of Dallas and Borden Dairies to distribute milk and food to families in need.
I-CERV Volunteers Battle Food Shortages Amid COVID-19
I-CERV Volunteers Battle Food Shortages Amid COVID-19
24 February 2021

Signs reading "Mayor's Milk Initiative – Free Food & Milk," were posted around communities by I-CERV volunteers from the Central United States, as they worked over six weeks to serve 1,400 families.

Dr. Salim Surani, in his protective gear as he cares for patients in the ICU.
Dr. Salim Surani, in his protective gear as he cares for patients in the ICU.
Interview with Pulmonologist Dr. Salim Surani about his COVID Experience
Interview with Pulmonologist Dr. Salim Surani about his COVID Experience
21 February 2021

Dr. Salim Surani discusses the situation in the Intensive Care Ward and how he manages his home life at this time.

Yasmin Walji (center) celebrating Dec 13, 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday and one year of the opening of the Outpatient Department with AKMCK team members.
Yasmin Walji (center) celebrating Dec 13, 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday and one year of the opening of the Outpatient Department with AKMCK team members.
TKN Volunteers Teaching Nurses English in Khorog, Tajikistan
TKN Volunteers Teaching Nurses English in Khorog, Tajikistan
19 February 2021

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Sir Winston Churchill

Mehreen Kassam
Mehreen Kassam
Propelling Ismaili Professionals Forward
Propelling Ismaili Professionals Forward
6 February 2021

The immense horsepower in the Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN) engine is accelerating our community forward. With more than 100 fully dedicated team members across regional and national initiatives actively engaging almost 10,000 Ismaili professionals, IPN strives every day to fulfill its three pillars: contribution, collaboration, and career advancement.

Noureen leads a "Faith and Ethics" ECD class.
Noureen leads a "Faith and Ethics" ECD class.
Volunteers Dedicated to Whole Child Education
Volunteers Dedicated to Whole Child Education
3 February 2021

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi

Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
International students helping others achieve their dreams
International students helping others achieve their dreams
29 January 2021

Take any highly successful person and chances are that person had a mentor to guide his or her journey, but when Kenyan-born Azan Virji set out to obtain a world-class medical education in the United States, he didn’t know whose path he could follow.

Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
29 January 2021

As the global community faced unforeseen challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools and universities were required to quickly implement remote learning in order to maintain social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols.

Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and FOCUS USA. From right: Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Murad Ajani, President, Council for the Southwestern US;  Shenila Momin, Chairperson, Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA, and Alim Adatia, Member for Communication and Publications, Council for Southwestern US.
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and FOCUS USA. From right: Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Murad Ajani, President, Council for the Southwestern US;  Shenila Momin, Chairperson, Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA, and Alim Adatia, Member for Communication and Publications, Council for Southwestern US.
Life in the Age of Corona: Reflections on 2020
Life in the Age of Corona: Reflections on 2020
17 January 2021

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Access Volunteer Training in Houston, October 2019.
Access Volunteer Training in Houston, October 2019.
ACCESS Helpdesk – A Gateway to Help and Hope
ACCESS Helpdesk – A Gateway to Help and Hope
14 January 2021

“If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.” -Jalaledin Rumi

Ismaili Professionals Network, USA
Ismaili Professionals Network, USA
Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN): The Year in Review
Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN): The Year in Review
9 January 2021

From new networking groups to offering new skills development and information on new careers, over the last year, IPN has transformed the organization to engage professionals and entrepreneurs in the Jamat virtually.

Shama Sarangi-Virani at a COVID-19 test site with a member of the National Guard.
Shama Sarangi-Virani at a COVID-19 test site with a member of the National Guard.
Pharmacist helps set up COVID-19 Testing Sites
Pharmacist helps set up COVID-19 Testing Sites
6 January 2021

Shama Sarangi-Virani is on the frontlines of Covid-19 testing. She works as a pharmacy clinical service manager and for the time being, has traded in her pharmacist’s white coat for personal protective equipment.

Volunteers outside Seattle Jamatkhana.
Volunteers outside Seattle Jamatkhana.
The Role of Volunteers in Reopening Jamatkhanas in the USA
The Role of Volunteers in Reopening Jamatkhanas in the USA
1 January 2021

“Reopening of Jamatkhanas was like a light and hope for every Jamati member. To follow all the new guidelines wasn’t easy for us as volunteers and for the Jamat in general. This was indeed a new experience for us all.” Bakhtatun Bakhtalieva, New York.

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