Midwestern US

Ismaili CIVIC USA 2022
Ismaili CIVIC USA 2022
16 September 2022
 Northrupp Gruman 21-0719-SP-JWST-Intern-Photo-Day-Faheem-Chunara-Pre-Ship
 Northrupp Gruman 21-0719-SP-JWST-Intern-Photo-Day-Faheem-Chunara-Pre-Ship
High School Student Helped Test James Webb Space Telescope Components
High School Student Helped Test James Webb Space Telescope Components
26 April 2022

Faheem Chunara shared a picture of himself on Christmas Day, 2021, in French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America. He and a team of over 200 professionals worldwide prepared for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – the world’s largest and most complex space science observatory.

Ismaili CIVIC volunteers organized collection drives at Jamatkhanas across the country.
Ismaili CIVIC volunteers organized collection drives at Jamatkhanas across the country.
Ismaili CIVIC and Focus Humanitarian Assistance Partner with others to Support Afghan Arrivals
Ismaili CIVIC and Focus Humanitarian Assistance Partner with others to Support Afghan Arrivals
21 October 2021

City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: “I am a member of the Ismaili Community...honorary!”

Midwest Region Mental Health Providers
1 January 2021

If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Midwest Region. 

Sherbano Ajani
Sherbano Ajani
Four Generations in Service
Four Generations in Service
20 November 2020

A century of family service to the Jamat continues with Gen Z

Dr. Samiraly Moosa
Dr. Samiraly Moosa
Fighting to Save COVID-19 Patients without a Road Map
Fighting to Save COVID-19 Patients without a Road Map
3 August 2020

A Chicago physician relies on science as well as prayer in caring for patients.

Sonny Sultani having fun with his children at his Chicago home.
Sonny Sultani having fun with his children at his Chicago home.
Surviving Covid – Two Stories of Isolation, Hope, Recovery, and Community
Surviving Covid – Two Stories of Isolation, Hope, Recovery, and Community
13 July 2020

Residents of Chicago and New York describe their harrowing experiences of being infected with COVID-19. There are lessons for all of us in their stories.

Tazim Merchant.
Tazim Merchant.
Chicago Area Medical Students Organize to Provide Personal Protective Equipment
Chicago Area Medical Students Organize to Provide Personal Protective Equipment
29 June 2020

Student gets inspiration from Jamat’s Hurricane Harvey response to help provide for the needs of others during the pandemic.

Village of Glenview Fire Department on hand to show support for the food drive.
Village of Glenview Fire Department on hand to show support for the food drive.
Chicago Jamat Responds to COVID-19 and Community Needs During Ramadan
Chicago Jamat Responds to COVID-19 and Community Needs During Ramadan
21 June 2020

“During times of uncertainty, it’s a good way to come together and give back.” Shamil Tajuddin.

Although COVID-19 has caused much change, one aspect of the Ismaili community that never wanes is the necessity to incorporate service into daily actions. The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Glenview hosted a drive-thru food donation initiative to support those in need amid the COVID-19 crisis.
 

Sabreena Merchant interviewing Sparks head coach and five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, Derek Fisher
Sabreena Merchant interviewing Sparks head coach and five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, Derek Fisher
Two Ismailis chose the path less traveled – a career in sports journalism
Two Ismailis chose the path less traveled – a career in sports journalism
20 November 2019

Two young Ismailis, Shams Charania and Sabreena Merchant, are now in the forefront of reporting for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

There are twenty seconds left and you are at the edge of your seat. It could be anyone's match and suddenly there is a power outage. You suddenly remember that you follow Shams Charania and Sabreena Merchant on Twitter, among the most-followed and high-profiled NBA-reporters in the business. And as you realize that your team has won, you get the satisfaction of being the first to message your friends as you heard it directly from the best in the industry.

Midwest AKYSB Honorary Secretary Amyna Visram congratulating all the athletes for their sportsmanship at the  Closing Ceremonies.
Midwest AKYSB Honorary Secretary Amyna Visram congratulating all the athletes for their sportsmanship at the  Closing Ceremonies.
One Tournament, One Jamat: Midwest Ismaili Games 2019
One Tournament, One Jamat: Midwest Ismaili Games 2019
2 June 2019

“Having team members from different Jamatkhanas and ages allowed me to learn from and interact with people that I usually wouldn’t,” said Arisha Keshwani, an athlete playing co-ed volleyball for the first time. This year’s tournament was especially unique for the diversity among the athletes, who ranged in age from 7 to 65, and experienced or novice. Similar to last year’s format, volleyball was offered as individual registrations so athletes of all skill levels and age groups could play together.

Group picture of the Lock-In participants and staff
Group picture of the Lock-In participants and staff
Students Locked In and Thinking Out
Students Locked In and Thinking Out
12 March 2019

Over 80 participants and staff from the Midwest converged in the Chicago Jamatkhana Social Hall for a Lock-In, on February 9, 2019, an all-night event that started after evening Jamatkhana ceremonies and ended in the morning. With a primary goal of community-building, the night comprised of interactive activities, competitions, discussion sessions and much more to keep all participants and staff engaged and energetic.

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