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.
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 discusses the situation in the Intensive Care Ward and how he manages his home life at this time.
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Sir Winston Churchill
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.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
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.
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.
“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
“If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.” -Jalaledin Rumi
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 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.
“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.