If smell is a word and perfume literature, then “oud” is scripture buried deep in our history. Oud, Oudh, aloeswood, agarwood, or “liquid gold,” as it is commonly referred to, originates from the Agar (Aquilaria) tree in the forests of the Indian Subcontinent & South East Asia. The oil itself is produced by the tree as a means of protection in response to a bacterial infection.
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.
Editor’s note: Sadly, while this Senior Spotlight article was being prepared for publication, Leila Visram passed away at the age of 87, in Los Angeles. While we do not usually post obituaries, it was felt appropriate to publish the story of her life as she had dedicated so much of it to others.
Super Bowl 55 was commemorated in February 2021 in an extraordinary way, by honoring vaccinated healthcare workers with tickets to the most sought-after annual NFL event.
Nashir Janmohamed has been fascinated by the moon and solar system for as long as he can remember. As a child, he often dreamt of stepping on the moon and soaking in rare sights of Earth from thousands of miles away. As an adult, he’s converted his curiosity into career opportunities.
A major undertaking to vaccinate Americans is taking place throughout the country, and volunteers have been eager to step up to the task. As part of an I-CERV initiative, over 25 volunteers partnered with Los Angeles County and Orange County to administer vaccinations to over 500 individuals. The volunteers included registered nurses, physician assistants, and non-clinical volunteers, who assisted with administering the vaccinations, post-vaccine observations, and registration.
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 Western region.
Nurse with a history of Jamati service continues to care for critically ill patients.
A San Diego volunteer helps newly arrived immigrants from Afghanistan
At the end of August 2020, 371,250 acres and 5 counties in California were experiencing fires that were only 35% contained, caused by heat waves and lightning due to climate change.
A lifetime of service capturing and recording the Imam’s visits, and helping our youth.
In the second round of the USA National High School Senior Online Rapid Chess Tournament, chess prodigy Danial Asaria hovered over the resign button on his computer screen. He describes the moment as being “completely dead lost.” However, since this was his final chess tournament as a high school student, he did not want to regret what could have been, so he continued to play.