Zul Abdul, President - Ismaili Council for Kenya in conversation with Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Sports Diplomacy: Reminiscing the Golden Jubilee Games: Celebration Through Sport – “Goal Saving Ovation”

Flashback: Soccer in the Spotlight The football (soccer) team from the United Arab Emirates received a standing ovation from the crowd as well as its opponent, Team Canada, after two spectacular saves by their goalkeeper. The Canadians scored four times shortly after half-time giving them an insurmountable 4-0 lead. Both teams knew the likely outcome…

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Sports Diplomacy: North American Ismaili Games 2014: Jamats strengthening bonds of friendship through competition and seva

This Labor Day weekend, Chicago will play host to hundreds of athletes from across Canada and USA, cheered on by their families and friends as they compete in the very first North American Ismaili Games (NAIG). The much-anticipated tournament is a platform to showcase our communities’ talented men and women, competiting in dance and over a dozen sports. The festivities are…

Night of Power: How the Qur’an was Revealed

Ismailignosis.com | Night of Power: How the Qur’an was Revealed

Excerpt: On the Night of Power, the Prophet did not merely receive the Qur’ān; the Prophet himself became the Qur’ān.  His heart and soul were permanently illuminated and effaced by the Holy Spirit and the Light of the Qur’ān.  Thus, the Prophet became the “speaking Qur’ān” on the Night of Power and for the next twenty-three years, he expressed,…

Laylat al-Qadr

TheIsmaili.org | Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr — the Night of Power — commemorates the night during which the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). The Holy Qur’an describes Laylat al-Qadr in Surah 97:

Simerg.com: Reading for the Holy Night of Lailat al-Qadr

Simerg.com | Reading for the Holy Night of Lailat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr is the auspicious night when the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) first received the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, thereby conferring upon him the mantle of prophethood at the age of forty. The Shia Ismaili Muslims observe Laylat al-Qadr on the 23rd night of Ramadan, in keeping with traditions received through Hazrat Ali (a.s.) and his wife Hazrat…

Zabeen Hirji: Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Zabeen Hirji: Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Toronto exemplifies multiculturalism, but struggles with inclusion and equality of opportunity. “Having diversity is interesting,” said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer for the Royal Bank non-commitally. “It’s when you do something with it that it becomes powerful.” She had put her finger on one of the biggest challenges facing this city: moving from diversity…

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Invitation to Apply for Senior Position advertised by AKU, Karachi

Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship,​ Department of Resource Development Aga Khan University, Pakistan This position is responsible for creating meaningful opportunities to engage donors from all “walks of life” and has a significant effect on the University’s ability to recognize and retain current and future donors—which, in turn, affects private giving that enables the University…

Dr. Naheed Dosani: Meeting the end-of-life needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed: Taking palliative care to where patients are

Dr. Naheed Dosani: Meeting the end-of-life needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed: Taking palliative care to where patients are

St. Michael’s Inner City Health: Excerpt: Through the launch of a new pilot program starting this July, I’ll be heading out into the community with a team of health care professionals to provide palliative care to patients who are homeless and vulnerably housed. Our new program, called PEACH Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless,…

UNESCO Collection Reissued - Featuring The Symphony of Nature and Mongolia

Smithsonian: UNESCO Collection Reissued – Featuring The Symphony of Nature and Mongolia

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the national museum of the U.S., has recently re-released the albums Symphony of Nature: Music on the Themes of Water, Fire, Air and Earth and Mongolia: Traditional Music as part of the extensive and influential UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. 1. Symphony of Nature – Various Artists…

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

I had a the honour of being a part of the launch at Carleton University in Ottawa yesterday of the Uganda Collection – an archive of over 1,000 newspaper clippings, two video recordings, and a personal memoir that documents the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda in 1972. This is a magnificent collection (now digitized…

Stop relying on experts for innovation - Harvard Professor Karim Lakhani

Stop relying on experts for innovation – Harvard Professor Karim Lakhani

This article is by Saj-Nicole Joni, chief executive of Cambridge International Group. The Right Fight, by Saj-Nicole Joni and Damon Beyer, is available in book, ebook and audio formats. Karim Lakhani. In the face of looming challenges like deficits, economic stagnation, environmental collapse, and soaring health care costs, most people believe that the world needs…