Central US

Guests touring the ROL exhibit.
Guests touring the ROL exhibit.
Dallas Rays of Light Exhibit Inspires Local Leaders and Jamat
Dallas Rays of Light Exhibit Inspires Local Leaders and Jamat
5 February 2018

In celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, the Ismaili Council for USA launched Rays of Light in Dallas, where public officials, including the Mayors of Frisco, Carrollton, and Irving, as well as Honorary Consuls from more than a half dozen countries, were invited to view the exhibit.

As part of the Snow Lion Dance, the snow lion tousles the rainbow tassels attached to its ears. The dance demonstrates the spirit of “the fearless and elegant quality of the enlightened mind.”
As part of the Snow Lion Dance, the snow lion tousles the rainbow tassels attached to its ears. The dance demonstrates the spirit of “the fearless and elegant quality of the enlightened mind.”
Monks Perform Sacred Music Sacred Dance at Plano Jamatkhana
Monks Perform Sacred Music Sacred Dance at Plano Jamatkhana
3 February 2018

Plano Jamatkhana partnered with the Thanks-Giving Foundation and the Crow Collection of Asian Art to host a performance of The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance

The Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir in the Plano Jamatkhana lobby for its performance.
The Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir in the Plano Jamatkhana lobby for its performance.
Plano Jamatkhana opens its doors to the community
Plano Jamatkhana opens its doors to the community
22 January 2018

The Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano hosted an interfaith event, where people of all religions were invited to learn more about the Ismaili Muslim community to bridge the gap with the greater Plano community. 

Zahir Ladhani, a business coach, leads an interactive workshop for young professionals aspiring to C-level positions. Ladhani said the key to succeeding in the professional world is a lifelong thirst for knowledge.
Zahir Ladhani, a business coach, leads an interactive workshop for young professionals aspiring to C-level positions. Ladhani said the key to succeeding in the professional world is a lifelong thirst for knowledge.
Business and Professional Growth Tips from a Business Coach
Business and Professional Growth Tips from a Business Coach
3 December 2017
Generally, the ingredients for all successful businesses are similar. But according to a former healthcare and business executive, one stands above the rest.
Pasha rounds a corner during a 2017 Strider Cup race on his balance bike. The Strider Cup is an international competition for children ages 2-5.
Pasha rounds a corner during a 2017 Strider Cup race on his balance bike. The Strider Cup is an international competition for children ages 2-5.
Young Racer Takes After His Father
Young Racer Takes After His Father
26 October 2017

At three, Pasha Ali is already racing into the record books.

Mayor Falconer addresses the volunteers present at the I-CERV Day of Service.
Mayor Falconer addresses the volunteers present at the I-CERV Day of Service.
Dallas Jamat and friends pack 100,000 meals to fight hunger
Dallas Jamat and friends pack 100,000 meals to fight hunger
11 October 2017
“When the Ismaili community calls, I answer,” said Andy Stoker, the senior minister at the First United Methodist Church stated when asked about the opportunity to participate in volunteer initiatives with the Ismaili community in Dallas.
Members of the medical team were among the thousands of volunteers who cared for the Jamat during the July 11 celebration at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
Members of the medical team were among the thousands of volunteers who cared for the Jamat during the July 11 celebration at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
Faces of Imamat Day
Faces of Imamat Day
4 October 2017

The thousands of Ismailis who came together in Dallas on July 11, 2017, to usher in the Diamond Jubilee walked away with fond memories of the much-anticipated day.

Lee Hilling, Chairman of the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) with Stephen Love, President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano.
Lee Hilling, Chairman of the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) with Stephen Love, President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano.
Author Lee Hilling's Book Launch in Dallas
Author Lee Hilling's Book Launch in Dallas
29 September 2017

Author of "A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It", Lee Hilling explains the role of the Aga Khan Hospital and its impact on the children of Afghanistan.

Mukhi Saheb Minhaz Lakhani wishes an elderly Jamati member. Leadership formed an honor guard to welcome the Jamat to the Diamond Jubilee Opening Ceremonies.
Mukhi Saheb Minhaz Lakhani wishes an elderly Jamati member. Leadership formed an honor guard to welcome the Jamat to the Diamond Jubilee Opening Ceremonies.
Central Jamat Launches the Diamond Jubilee in Dallas
Central Jamat Launches the Diamond Jubilee in Dallas
7 September 2017

Central US Jamat Comes Together in Dallas for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration

The performance ended with a moving finale that symbolized the diversity within the Jamat and the role of the Imam in the Jamat's life.
The performance ended with a moving finale that symbolized the diversity within the Jamat and the role of the Imam in the Jamat's life.
Plan K: The Performance of a Lifetime
Plan K: The Performance of a Lifetime
20 August 2017

Veteran and first-time Jubilee dancers reflect and prepare in the moments before performing for thousands of Jamati members.

Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings taking a tour of the Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano facilities.
Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings taking a tour of the Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano facilities.
Lunch and Learn with Leaders
Lunch and Learn with Leaders
1 August 2017

Many events are organized at the Jamatkhana that aspire to stimulate the intellect, encourage dialogue, and celebrate cultural diversity in the greater Dallas area.

The 3-6 year-old segment of the youth dance group perform their dance for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX.
The 3-6 year-old segment of the youth dance group perform their dance for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX.
Central US Youth rehearse for a Diamond Jubilee Dance Celebration
Central US Youth rehearse for a Diamond Jubilee Dance Celebration
15 July 2017

The under-18 performance, composed of Ismaili youth ages 3 to 18, is centered around putting the youngest Jamati members front and center during the momentous celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. 

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