Western US

Keep Khalm™ and Carry On
Keep Khalm™ and Carry On
27 August 2021

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.

Salutatorian Adeel Sumar from Nederland, Texas
Salutatorian Adeel Sumar from Nederland, Texas
High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians Inspire and Share their Educational Journeys
High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians Inspire and Share their Educational Journeys
13 August 2021

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.

Leila lighting of the torch for the runner relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
Leila lighting of the torch for the runner relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
A Senior’s Dedication to Service Beyond the Jamat
A Senior’s Dedication to Service Beyond the Jamat
5 August 2021

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.

Drs. Rahim Govani and Salima Thobani.
Drs. Rahim Govani and Salima Thobani.
Saving a Life through a Chance Encounter
Saving a Life through a Chance Encounter
21 May 2021

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.

First work day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, standing in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
First work day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, standing in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
From Jazz Musician to NASA Intern
From Jazz Musician to NASA Intern
15 May 2021

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.

I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
22 April 2021

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.

West Region Mental Health Providers
1 January 2021

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 Fauzia Kermally from San Jose, California.
Nurse Fauzia Kermally from San Jose, California.
An Exemplar for Compassionate Care
An Exemplar for Compassionate Care
18 December 2020

Nurse with a history of Jamati service continues to care for critically ill patients.

Ajrudin Nabizada, volunteer from San Diego.
Ajrudin Nabizada, volunteer from San Diego.
Helping the Jamat and New Immigrants
Helping the Jamat and New Immigrants
16 November 2020

A San Diego volunteer helps newly arrived immigrants from Afghanistan

Alim Charania delivers food to the Healdsburg Fire Department.
Alim Charania delivers food to the Healdsburg Fire Department.
Student Feeds First Responders Fighting California Fires
Student Feeds First Responders Fighting California Fires
12 November 2020

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.

Mahedi Lalani, member of the Video Production Team during the Diamond Jubilee visit to Atlanta
Mahedi Lalani, member of the Video Production Team during the Diamond Jubilee visit to Atlanta
Recording our History and the Development of Youth
Recording our History and the Development of Youth
5 October 2020

A lifetime of service capturing and recording the Imam’s visits, and helping our youth.

Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
8 August 2020

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.

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