Southeastern US

Murad Abdullah, President of the Ismaili Council for the Southeast US,  Kenny Blank, Executive Director of Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), Kirkland Carden, City of Duluth Council Member, and other community leaders and volunteers at the presentation
Murad Abdullah, President of the Ismaili Council for the Southeast US,  Kenny Blank, Executive Director of Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), Kirkland Carden, City of Duluth Council Member, and other community leaders and volunteers at the presentation
Showcasing The Untold Story of Indian Cinema: Ismaili Council partners with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
Showcasing The Untold Story of Indian Cinema: Ismaili Council partners with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
6 October 2018

The Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States partnered with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) to present the documentary Shalom Bollywood:  The Untold Story of Indian Cinema, based on the early history of the Indian film industry. This AJFF Connects screening was a part of “year-round programming initiative that uses the power of film to build bridges of understanding and spark dialogue with diverse audiences”

Chief Williford of College Park, Chaplain McKenzie, and Murad Abdullah, President of the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States at the Eid Appreciation Tea in Fayetteville.
Chief Williford of College Park, Chaplain McKenzie, and Murad Abdullah, President of the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States at the Eid Appreciation Tea in Fayetteville.
Ismaili Muslims Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with Gratitude and Festivities
Ismaili Muslims Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with Gratitude and Festivities
25 August 2018

Atlanta’s Ismaili Muslims marked the festival of Eid-al-Fitr by honoring public safety and civic leaders of DeKalb and Fayette counties at an Appreciation Tea, hosted at the Ismaili Jamatkhana.

Gwinnett County Fire Honor Guard started the breakfast program with the presentation of colors.
Gwinnett County Fire Honor Guard started the breakfast program with the presentation of colors.
Gwinnett's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast finds common ground
Gwinnett's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast finds common ground
23 August 2018

“The history of the word prayer means to beg or to entreat, which means to negotiate. This notion of negotiation—of finding common ground—began to strike me as the meaning of interfaith prayer. While religions are different in many ways, we can find common ground only if we listen, are still, and make time to be in each other’s presence.” -Doug Shipman.

Students, parents and chaperons from The Lovett School pose for a picture to remember their visit.
Students, parents and chaperons from The Lovett School pose for a picture to remember their visit.
Religious Diversity Brings Elementary Students to Ismaili Jamatkhana
Religious Diversity Brings Elementary Students to Ismaili Jamatkhana
17 August 2018

“Understanding one’s own spiritual journey by learning about and respecting the diversity of beliefs in the community” and exploring connections between the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, part of the fifth grade religious studies curriculum, brought over a hundred fifth-graders to visit the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Atlanta.

Members of the Jewish and Ismaili communities of Atlanta came together for a series of interfaith events. The program gave way to a greater dialogue about their respective faiths and cultural heritage.
Members of the Jewish and Ismaili communities of Atlanta came together for a series of interfaith events. The program gave way to a greater dialogue about their respective faiths and cultural heritage.
Interfaith dialogue leads to a 'marriage' of two faiths
Interfaith dialogue leads to a 'marriage' of two faiths
20 April 2018

When Craig Seligman, a member of Temple Sinai Atlanta, invited Akbar Kassam, a Shia Ismaili Muslim, on a trip to Israel with his congregation, Akbar couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Nishani dance group performs at the Southeast Jubilee Performing Arts Festival.
Nishani dance group performs at the Southeast Jubilee Performing Arts Festival.
Art, Performance, Action: Jubilee Arts Festival Inspires the Southeast Jamat
Art, Performance, Action: Jubilee Arts Festival Inspires the Southeast Jamat
7 April 2018

Through the gallery, stage, and screen, artists in the Southeast used the themes of legacy, time, devotion, and aspiration to showcase their talents and inspire spectators at the Regional Jubilee Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

Niyaz performing at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts
Niyaz performing at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts
Niyaz captures the essence of a spiritual quest through Sufi music
Niyaz captures the essence of a spiritual quest through Sufi music
30 March 2018

Centuries have passed but the poetry of Rumi and his peers lives on in a number of ways. The most unique, however, may be the husband-wife performance duo Niyaz, whose stage name means a spiritual longing for more.

A young girl displays her geometric shape tile artwork, featuring traditional elements of Islamic art from the Aga Khan Museum publication, "Astounding ABC."
A young girl displays her geometric shape tile artwork, featuring traditional elements of Islamic art from the Aga Khan Museum publication, "Astounding ABC."
Children's Museum of Atlanta partners with the Ismaili community on Navroz
Children's Museum of Atlanta partners with the Ismaili community on Navroz
22 March 2018

Atlanta welcomed springtime once again with an afternoon of activities at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

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. 

A small group of volunteers out of the total 600 volunteers in the Southeast region who worked to make the Rays of Light exhibition a memorable Diamond Jubilee experience.
A small group of volunteers out of the total 600 volunteers in the Southeast region who worked to make the Rays of Light exhibition a memorable Diamond Jubilee experience.
Inspiring Hope: Rays of Light Enlightens Ismailis and Beyond
Inspiring Hope: Rays of Light Enlightens Ismailis and Beyond
26 January 2018

The Rays of Light exhibition was seen by 500 external guests and almost 8,000 members of the Jamat from the Southeast region. 

Young performers recreate the magic of the July 11th stage performances during the Salgirah 81 celebrations at the Headquarters Jamatkhana in Atlanta
Young performers recreate the magic of the July 11th stage performances during the Salgirah 81 celebrations at the Headquarters Jamatkhana in Atlanta
Southeast Jamat Celebrates Salgirah 81
Southeast Jamat Celebrates Salgirah 81
8 January 2018

Jamati members in the southeastern United States reflect and celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam's 81st Salgirah.

Volunteers of all ages celebrate as they exceed the goal of packing 60,000 meals in celebration of 60 years of Imamat.
Volunteers of all ages celebrate as they exceed the goal of packing 60,000 meals in celebration of 60 years of Imamat.
Southeast Jamat assembles 80,000 meals to fight hunger
Southeast Jamat assembles 80,000 meals to fight hunger
9 December 2017

With the spirit of Thanksgiving, more than 500 Ismaili volunteers, aged eight years and above, gathered at the Atlanta Northeast Jamatkhana to fight hunger and food insecurity in metro-Atlanta.  The Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and Feeding Children Everywhere, organized the 60 for 60: I-CERV Day of Service, with the goal of preparing 60,000 meals in commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. 

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