Zohra Hemani receives Emerging Leader Award from Society of Women Engineers of USA

Zohra Hemani receives Emerging Leader Award from Society of Women Engineers of USA

Society of Women Engineers of USA (SWE) honor any woman engineer who has been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession, has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence as an individual resulting in significant accomplishments, and has 10 to 15 years of cumulative engineering experience. Zohra Hemani – Northrop Grumman Corporation. For bridging engineering and business…

Raheel Lakhani - Istanbul, Turkey

Raheel Lakhani in Copenhagen, Denmark & Istanbul, Turkey

  Raheel Lakhani is an Educational Designer in the Blended and Digital Learning Network at Aga Khan University. He provides services for course design, which includes providing faculty development facilitation and pedagogic input to faculty members in collaborative (re-)designing and offering of the blended learning courses. He is a recipient of High Honors in Master…

Macro Economist, Brett House: Canada Needs to Get Serious About Development Finance | Huff Post Canada

Macro Economist, Brett House: Canada Needs to Get Serious About Development Finance | Huff Post Canada

This past Wednesday, the Aga Khan Foundation convened in Ottawa a compelling meeting to look at adding a commercial lending arm to the Canadian government’s support for international poverty reduction. The gathering came after months of speculation that 2015 might see the announcement of a new Canadian public fund to catalyze private investment in emerging…

Aga Khan Foundation Canada Launches Speaker Bureau

Aga Khan Foundation Canada Launches Speaker Bureau

Aga Khan Foundation Canada announces the launch of its new Speaker Bureau – a group of dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues and inspires Canadians to get involved in international development. Topics range from empowering communities, promoting gender equality, improving rural livelihoods and strengthening access to quality education…

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.…

Ismaili Centre Lisbon via Raj Rewal - Frederick Architects - Valsassina PROAP (Photo Rachel Ferraz Nunes)

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…

PBS-RnE - Ali Asani - Recruiting Radical Muslims

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 &…