When the world was still grappling to understand COVID-19 and the new normal, during 2020, Dr. Faiza Khoja embarked on an exciting journey taking the reins as the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A & M University-Central Texas. With more than two decades of professional experience in higher education and extensive expertise in organizational management and leadership, Faiza came in well-positioned to take the College to new heights.
Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat in the USA and around the world, the new Ismaili Center will represent dialogue between faith and world, East and West, traditional and contemporary, and between humanity and nature.
Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.
City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: “I am a member of the Ismaili Community...honorary!”
In his speech at the Inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Hazar Imam spoke about the power and influence that younger generations have in shaping their communities and societies as they progress through their education.
“It is my hope that it will be members of this new generation who, driven by their own wide knowledge and inspiration, will change their societies; that they will gradually replace many of the external forces that appear, and sometimes seek, to control our destinies,” Hazar Imam said.
Last year, Nazarali Momin took a family trip with his grandchildren to Boston to revisit his roots. On this trip, they visited his old college building, the places he worked, the apartment he stayed in, and the location where he and his peers met to pray -- their Jamatkhana. Nazarali recounted his journey to his grandchildren, from his upbringing in the Methan village in the Sidhpur district to his schooling in Bombay, and on to his arrival in the United States.
Over the past year, the challenge of Covid-19 in Texas has been compounded by a winter storm that left millions throughout the state without power and water, and Hurricane Laura, which caused extensive property damage and displaced many. In the face of these challenges, members of the Ismaili community came together to assist those in need, staffing vaccine mega-sites, volunteering to distribute food and water, donating large amounts of PPE to first responders and communities in need, and organizing dozens of drives, including to collect blood, food, and books.
Ambassador, public servant, serial entrepreneur, investor, strategic consultant, philanthropist; these are just a few dimensions to the personality and identity of Sada Cumber.
The entrepreneurial spirit is used to improve the lives of communities in need, from the USA to India, Dar es Salaam, and Tajikistan.
Art historians and enthusiasts often recognize the 10th through 13th centuries as a period that marked an increase in the usage of symmetrical, geometric patterns in the Muslim world. Most likely aided by Muslim mathematicians, artists and artisans produced a large variety of designs. Many of these geometric models developed interpretations of ornament that embody metaphysical intent.
Dr. Salim Surani discusses the situation in the Intensive Care Ward and how he manages his home life at this time.
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 Southwest Region.