Southwestern US

Dr Ali Tejani at the hospital.
Dr Ali Tejani at the hospital.
Perspectives from the Frontlines of COVID-19: Learning From Our Patients
Perspectives from the Frontlines of COVID-19: Learning From Our Patients
28 November 2020

A Physician describes the difficult decisions that need to be made and how they impact care.

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

The Belle Rive Jamatkhana, Edmonton, Canada
The Belle Rive Jamatkhana, Edmonton, Canada
Illumination and Geometry in Islamic and African American Art An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Illumination and Geometry in Islamic and African American Art An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
18 November 2020

This article is based on a presentation given at the Canada International Conference on Education [CICE-2019] at The University of Toronto. Mississauga, Canada.

L to R: Edith Maldonado of WoodsEdge Community Church, Fire Chief Scott Seifert of the Spring Fire Department, President and CEO Missy Herndon of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and Ismaili Council Communications Member Alim Adatia.
L to R: Edith Maldonado of WoodsEdge Community Church, Fire Chief Scott Seifert of the Spring Fire Department, President and CEO Missy Herndon of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and Ismaili Council Communications Member Alim Adatia.
Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana Hosts “Share Your Blessings” COVID-19 Recovery Food Drive
Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana Hosts “Share Your Blessings” COVID-19 Recovery Food Drive
23 October 2020

I-CERV teams up with local organizations to provide food for those in need.

Dr. Alambardar Ali Khuwaja.
Dr. Alambardar Ali Khuwaja.
Houston physician helping rural communities in Pakistan during COVID-19 lockdown
Houston physician helping rural communities in Pakistan during COVID-19 lockdown
30 June 2020

From providing food to hygiene information and electricity, a physician returns to help residents in his ancestral home.

From left to right: Murad Ajani, President, Ismaili Council for Southwestern US; The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Shenila Momin, Chairperson Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
From left to right: Murad Ajani, President, Ismaili Council for Southwestern US; The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Shenila Momin, Chairperson Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the US Ismaili Council and FOCUS USA
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the US Ismaili Council and FOCUS USA
18 June 2020

Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted a donation of half a million reusable face masks from Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA (FOCUS) and the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US. The formal announcement of the donation took place at Houston’s City Hall on 17 June 2020.

Farrokh Derakshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in a discussion with Dr. Zahra Jamal at the Ismaili Center and Jamatkhana, Houston.
Farrokh Derakshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in a discussion with Dr. Zahra Jamal at the Ismaili Center and Jamatkhana, Houston.
Farrokh Derakhshani: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture and its global impact
Farrokh Derakhshani: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture and its global impact
17 May 2020

“Architecture is the only art form which has a direct, daily impact on the quality of human life.” Mawlana Hazar Imam, Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony, Al-Ain, UAE, November 6, 2016

I-CERV volunteers preparing sandwiches for residents of Ronals McDonald House.
I-CERV volunteers preparing sandwiches for residents of Ronals McDonald House.
Providing a Meal: Southwest I-CERV Unites with Ronald McDonald Houston
Providing a Meal: Southwest I-CERV Unites with Ronald McDonald Houston
27 March 2020

Sugar Land and Katy's Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV) youth prepare meals in the community kitchen of Ronald McDonald Holcombe House.

Representatives and members of the various faith-based communities came together on stage for the performance of America the Beautiful.
Representatives and members of the various faith-based communities came together on stage for the performance of America the Beautiful.
Interfaith Communities Come Together to Give Thanks and Celebrate Pluralism
Interfaith Communities Come Together to Give Thanks and Celebrate Pluralism
23 December 2019

Americans came together to celebrate the holiday at Fort Bend in Houston, Texas, united to celebrate pluralism and diversity within the community. 

Local volunteers prepare the venue to welcome the athletes.
Local volunteers prepare the venue to welcome the athletes.
Athletes and spectators gather in Austin to continue the 2019 United States Ismaili Games
Athletes and spectators gather in Austin to continue the 2019 United States Ismaili Games
30 November 2019

Following the success of Cricket last weekend in Dallas, over 1,200 athletes poured into Austin from around the country on Thanksgiving Day to continue the United States Ismaili Games (USIG).

From the minute athletes stepped into Austin, they could sense the excitement that pervaded the city stemming from the Games.
 

Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for USA Chairman Sean Hassan along with members of the local Ismaili Council leadership attending the presentation of the Proclamation with the Williamson County elected officials.
Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for USA Chairman Sean Hassan along with members of the local Ismaili Council leadership attending the presentation of the Proclamation with the Williamson County elected officials.
The United States Ismaili Games 2019: Williamson County, TX, Commissioners proclaim November 26, 2019, “Together We Win” Day
The United States Ismaili Games 2019: Williamson County, TX, Commissioners proclaim November 26, 2019, “Together We Win” Day
27 November 2019

The 2019 United States Ismaili Games (USIG), which continue over Thanksgiving Weekend, will bring more than 1,200 athletes and hundreds of spectators and volunteers to Austin, Texas, and the surrounding communities.

Dr. Ben Jawdat, Founder and CEO at Revterra, presenting on the topic “Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret,” at TEDxSugarLand.
Dr. Ben Jawdat, Founder and CEO at Revterra, presenting on the topic “Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret,” at TEDxSugarLand.
One Small Idea – One Giant Leap for Mankind: the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Hosts TEDxSugarLand
One Small Idea – One Giant Leap for Mankind: the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Hosts TEDxSugarLand
7 November 2019

On 26 October 2019, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Houston hosted TEDxSugarLand for the fourth consecutive year. In keeping with the general theme of celebrations across the greater Houston area this year, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, the theme of TEDxSugarLand 2019 was One Small Idea, One Giant Leap for Mankind.

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