Participants weighing the garbage collected by their group (Izzat McGrath, Gail Willson, Naima Salehmohamed, Robert McGrath). AL-NASHIR CHARANIA

Victoria Ismaili Muslim Community Participates in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt, BC

AL-NASHIR CHARANIA October 18, 2014 Esquimalt, October 18, 2014 – Inspired by similar events happening across the country, members from the Greater Victoria Ismaili Muslim community participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Saxe Point Park on Saturday, October 4. This was the first time that members of the Victoria Jamatkhana had participated in…

Tasleem Jessani: Ask a Designer

Tasleem Jessani: Ask a Designer

Designs on the 2014 Calgary Home + Design Show Recently, I was wondering around the Calgary Home + Design Show, browsing booths of the latest trends and gadgets for the home, treating myself to some dairy-free gelato from the Fiasco Gelato food truck (so delicious) and hoping to catch a glimpse of HGTV host Bryan…

Photo Gallery: Aga Khan Partnership Walk Houston

Thousands Walk to End Global Poverty: Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk in Houston, with Photo Gallery & Video

Farah Lalani for Houston Chronicle: Despite the challenging weather, over 4,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in…

Taslim Samji: Burnaby Arts Council celebrates diversity

Taslim Samji: Burnaby Arts Council celebrates diversity

The Burnaby Arts Council is celebrating diversity. The arts council’s Deer Lake Gallery is hosting Discovery: a slice of diversity, running until Nov. 29. The exhibition, curated by Taslim Samji, includes the work of six professional and emerging female Ismaili Muslim artists who migrated to Canada from their birthplace of East Africa, with cultural roots…

Farouk Ahamed appointed to Campaign Cabinet, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Farouk Ahamed appointed to Campaign Cabinet, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Farouk’s other community service involvements have included serving on the boards of the Freeport Hospital, the Social Planning Council of K-W, the Waterloo-Wellington CA Association and His Highness Aga Khan Council and Economic Planning Board, Ontario. Farouk provides transactional advisory services to growth oriented companies on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, recapitalizations and strategy and shareholder…

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Monocle Magazine | Faith Healer – Toronto’s newest cultural landmark: Aga Khan Museum

Visitors can see the Ismaili Centre’s Mecca-facing prayer hall – situated across the garden – in the windows above the Aga Khan Museum’s exit. “It’s the only view of the outside world from within the building. We created this corridor directly across the garden to pay reverence to it.” – Gary Kamemoto, Director, Maki and Associates.…

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Centro Ismaili, Lisboa – Ismaili Centre, Lisbon | A Profile in Portuguese Journal of Architecture

Ismailimail is excited to share an article about the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon in Diário de Arquitectura, a Portuguese Journal of Architecture. For the convenience of our readers Google translation is also provided. A few of the images are provided in the image gallery below and more are available at the source. Diário de Arquitectura Centro…

Event - November 26: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver | Shainool Jiwa - Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience during Fatimid Rule

Event – November 26 | Simon Fraser University, Vancouver: Shainool Jiwa – Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience during Fatimid Rule

During their two and a half century rule (909-1171 CE), the Fatimid rulers, known as Imam-caliphs, developed a model of governance recognised both in medieval and modern times for its inclusivity. The lecture will discuss the extent to which Fatimid policy was the result of the interplay between doctrinal commitments and their lived experience, tempered…

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Religion & Ethics: PBS interviews Harvard University’s Professor Ali Asani on Recruiting Radical Muslims

It’s very easy for people who are marginalized to instrumentalize religious ideas, because very often religious traditions do talk about good versus evil, right? But it’s just a question of who you define as good and who you define as evil. – Professor Ali Asani, Harvard University Recruiting Radical Muslims Posted by PBS: Religion &…

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Sugar Land Mayor honors Salim and Sulaiman with a Certificate of Recognition

Mayor of Sugar Land, James Thompson awarded Salim and Sulaiman Certificate of Recognition for their many achievements and their support of charities and good causes. During the Salim-Sulaiman Live performance on November 16th in Houston, Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo presented the proclamation from City of Sugar Land to the music duo. The brothers are…

The Neoplatonic Qur’anic Exegesis of Nāṣir-i Khusraw - Khalil Andani's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

The Neoplatonic Qur’anic Exegesis of Nāṣir-i Khusraw – Khalil Andani’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

Nāṣir-i Khusraw quotes or alludes to Qur’anic verses mentioning specific Divine Names and Attributes and reinterprets them as references to the Universal Intellect and Universal Soul as opposed to God. In this manner, Nāṣir effectively frames the Universal Intellect as “the knowing” (al-‘ālim), “the living” (al-hayy), “the powerful” (al-qādir), “the exalted” (al-‘alī), and “the eternal”…

Aston University, Birmingham, awards posthumous honorary degree to Dr. Roshan Thomas

Aston University, Birmingham, awards posthumous honorary degree to Dr. Roshan Thomas

Roshan Thomas (Posthumous Award) Roshan graduated from Aston University with a degree in Optometry in 1978. Over the years, Roshan used this training to serve marginalised populations in the developing world. With her ophthalmologist husband, Rahim, she volunteered in refugee camps in Pakistan. They then established a comprehensive eye clinic in one of the most…

Ismaili Health Professional Association USA and Canada train staff of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Ismaili Health Professional Association USA and Canada train staff of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Coastweek– Management Development Programme Organized by Aga Khan Health Services Kenya (AKHS), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) USA, Ismaili Health Professional Association (IHPA) in partnership with London School of Economics (LSE) Aga Khan Health Service in conjunction with IHPA- USA and Canada and AKF have partnered with the London School of Economics to train Senior and…

Echoes of the Gnostics: Incorporation of Mythic Cosmology into Ismāʿīlī Thought - Paul Anderson's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

Echoes of the Gnostics: Incorporation of Mythic Cosmology into Ismāʿīlī Thought – Paul Anderson’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

While the inspiration of Neo-Platonism upon Ismāʿīlī philosophy has been much discussed, the archetypes strongly reminiscent of the ancient Gnostic movements have not. One such work of the ḥaqā’iq (“esoteric realities”) genre, to which little research has been devoted, is the 12th century C.E. Ṭayyibī thinker Ibrāhīm al-Ḥāmidī’s work, Kitāb Kanz al-Walad. Echoes of the…