From Ismailimail Archives: Nairobi, Kenya August 13, 2007  His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki bestowed Kenya’s highest medal of honour, the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart.

All Africa | Kenya: Aga Khan’s Birthday Celebrations in Nairobi

The community’s profound sense of social responsibility, particularly towards the most marginalised members of society, is reflected in the Ismaili Muslims’ deeply-held tradition of voluntary service rendered through community and the AKDN organisations and through civil society institutions that benefit all. The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living…

Synergy - France, Germany & Netherlands Development Institutions strengthen AKDN’s AKFED with a 12 year commitment

Synergy: France, Germany & Netherlands Development Institutions strengthen AKDN’s AKFED with a 12 year commitment

“This operation is the outcome of a long-term collaboration between the three DFIs and AKFED. We have been working together for more than 15 years financing various tourism, industry and infrastructure projects sponsored by AKFED. Through this financing, we are very pleased to further develop our partnership to support development in the South.” – Marie-Hélène…

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BlogTO | New Aga Khan Museum hosts first major show – The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route

The Aga Khan museum has been drawing fascinated photographers to Don Mills and Eglinton for a few months now to shoot the stunning granite exterior of Toronto’s newest architectural gem. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the new museum is a marvel of modern design that also incorporates classic Islamic architectural principles. That alone…

(l) British Columbia Premier - Christy Clark & (r) Ontario MP - John Carmichael, visit Aga Khan Museum & the Ismaili Centre, Toronto (Images Via Twitter)

British Columbia & Ontario Government Leaders visit Aga Khan Museum & the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Premier Christy Clark from the province of British Columbia and  Member of Parliament John Carmichael from the province of Ontario, visit Aga Khan Museum & the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Honoured to visit new @AgaKhanMuseum for a tour. Beautiful institution showcasing Ismaili & many other cultures. pic.twitter.com/IC3O50WgRp — Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) December 9, 2014 Toured the…

Vancouver Talmud Torah students build interfaith connections and learn about Ismaili Holidays (Image Jewish Independent)

Vancouver Talmud Torah students learn about Ismaili holiday (His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s birthday)

VTT Grade 7 students will also be exchanging gifts with Grade 7 students in the Ismaili community …  It’s an opportunity to teach our students about the upcoming Ismaili holiday [birthday of the His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan]. – Shoshana Burton, Vancouver Talmud Torah’s (VTT) Interim Director Written by Vancouver Talmud Torah in Celebrating…

Local Project team L-R Karim Andani, Massuma Jessani, Shamim Kooverjee, Salma Ladha, Navine Jafferali, Pyarali Jiwa (Chairmen ASG), Islamshah Rahemtulla (Board member and Treasuer), Nadia Valliani (Project Leader)

Photographs from the Ginan seminar hosted by the Association for the Study of Ginans

On 30th November 2014, the Association for the Study of Ginans, led by Chairman Pyarali Jiwa, hosted a seminar at Manchester with resounding success. Participants came from Eastbourne & Hastings, Birmingham, Bolton, Burnley, Leicester, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, and members of the Board from London. The programme consisted of speakers on Ginans: Anis Attenborough, Karim Andani,…

Ismaili Institutions for Canada: Narratives of Expression: Rethinking identity and music in Muslim discourse

Ismaili Institutions for Canada: Rethinking Identity and Music in Muslim discourse with Salim-Sulaiman, Karim Gillani & Hussein Rashid

Excerpt: At the heart of this program, was a roundtable discussion held by the academics along with artists, Salim & Sulaiman of Bollywood as well as Ali Ramzi and Hamin Honari of Qalandar. The roundtable sought to facilitate a dialogue that offered the audience new modes of thinking and articulating narratives of inclusivity in the…

Photos: Jeremiah Hill (left) and Temmuz Arsiray (right)

Event – December 18 | Aga Khan Museum: Spoken Word Jam with Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed

Aga Khan Museum’s Performing Arts program features spoken word poetics by Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed and an ensemble of local musicians Gurpreet Chana and Waleed Abdulhamid. EVENT: Spoken Word Jam with Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed DATE: Thursday, December 18th, 2014 TIME: 8:00 p.m. EST VENUE: Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto,…

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Canada appoints Ambassadorial Representative to the Ismaili Imamat

Ismailimail is excited to share the news of Canada’s appointment of an ambassadorial level senior diplomatic representative to the Ismaili Imamat. While this is epic event in the history of our community, it reinforces Canada’s confidence and seriousness of purpose in establishing permanent contact at the highest levels of Ismaili institutional leadership. This follows Mawlana…

Government of Canada: Ministers Kenney and Baird extend birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Government of Canada: Ministers Kenney and Baird extend birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Ottawa, December 13, 2014 –The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan: “We would like to extend warm birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, and to all Canadian Ismailis celebrating…

Salgirah Celebration at Jogeshwari Jamatkhana, Mumbai

Salgirah Celebration at Jogeshwari Jamatkhana, Mumbai, India

Photos/courtesy: Rahim Padaniya Related from the Ismailimail Archives: Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and all their creativity, endeavors and successes. Inspired? Share the story Want to inspire? Send us your story(s) at ismailimail@gmail.com Subscribe and join 18,000 +…

The Globe and Mail Feature on Aga Khan Musuem Exhibit: The Lost Dhow - links between ancient Islam and China

The Globe and Mail Feature on Aga Khan Musuem Exhibit: The Lost Dhow – links between ancient Islam and China

JAMES ADAMS: Hear the word “Islam” these days and, for many, visions of beheadings, demagogic mullahs, hollow-eyed refugees and gun-toting jihadis are almost sure to follow. While hardly fair or truthful, this mental slide show is nevertheless an understandable result of the way Islam, or at least acts perpetrated by some in the name of…

Mawlana Hazar Imam ordaining the Ismaili Constitution.Image:Canadian Ismaili March 1987

Retrospective | Ismaili Constitution for global Ismaili community was ordained on Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 50th birthday

“It is my belief that the Ismaili Constitution will provide a strong institutional and organisational framework through which my Jamat (community) will be able to contribute to the harmonious development of the Ummah and of the societies in which the Jamat lives.”* Born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, Mawlana Hazar Imam spent his…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (3 of 3): Bollywood Duo talk to PBS – Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on how faith inspires their music

Over the last 2 days we have shared with our readers Salim-Sulaiman’s interviews – conversations with an 11 year old and with Ismailimail that touched on some interesting themes. Themes ranging from music to sports to service; Mawlana Hazar Imam to youths to musicians to change makers; sentiments that speak of love, of giving and…