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Simerg | Photo Essay: Autumn Foliage at Gatineau Park & Canada’s Two Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson

Two Great Canadian Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson, Feature in Simerg’s Peep into Gatineau Park’s Autumn Foliage Ottawa, a city of a million people has a magnificent nature parks in its vicinity with some of the most spectacular foliage that autumn (fall) has to offer. A 15 minute drive from downtown Ottawa brings you…

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Institute of Ismaili Studies Welcomes Dr Shafique N. Virani as the new Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Virani achievements include awards from UNESCO, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Middle East Studies Association, the Foundation for Iranian Studies, Harvard University, the International Farabi Prize, and the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize. In addition, the AAR which is the world’s largest association of scholars in the field of Religious Studies and related…

Aga Khan University representatives visit the Cumming School of Medicine simulation lab. From left: Salim Hasham, Farzana Karim-Haji, Aziz Jan, Keith Cash, Farhat Abbas, Lee Hilling and Khalil Shariff. Photo by Daniela Andrei, University of Calgary International

Synergy | Alberta and Aga Khan Universities explore ways to strengthen health systems in Africa and Asia

Collaboration roadmap will help advance international strategy as Alberta’s premier Universities (University of Calgary and Alberta University) forge strategic partnerships with Aga Khan Development Network associated Health Institutions (Aga Khan University and French Medical Institute for Children). “Our global health expertise and strong ties with the Aga Khan Development Network enable us to match our strengths to…

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Event – November 5 | Aga Khan Museum: Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East with Dr. Glenn Lowry

Dr. Glenn Lowry, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and a scholar of Islamic art, discusses the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with recent events in the Middle East. EVENT: Dr. Glenn Lowry –  Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East DATE: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 TIME: 9:00…

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Event – November 3-4 | AKPIA – MIT, Boston, USA: Eric Broug – Lecture & Workshop on Islamic Geometric Design

“Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one’s mind right. All its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometric reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is unlikely to fall into error …” – Ibn Khaldūn Islamic…

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Event – November 2 | Aga Khan Museum: Conferences & Symposia – The Artist’s Signature in Western and Islamic Art

What does the artist’s signature mean? This one-day international symposium featuring art historians Sheila Canby (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Gülru Necipoğlu (Harvard University), Martin Kemp (Oxford University), and Amy Landau (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) raises questions about the meaning of signatures on works of art. Among the issues to be discussed are the individuality of…

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The World Mayor Prize | New testimonials posted for World Mayor nominee Naheed Nenshi, Calgary, Canada

With less than three days before the chance to vote closes, Ismailimail is proud to present a selection of comments received to date about World Mayor nominee Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, Canada, published by the London based The City Mayors Foundation which awards The World Mayor Prize.  The winner and runners-up of World Mayor 2014 will be…

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Vogue | Princess Salwa Aga Khan following her marriage to Prince Rahim – is expecting her first child

28 OCTOBER 2014 By: Scarlett Kilcooley-O’Halloran for Vogue UK KENDRA SPEARS – now known as Princess Salwa Aga Khan following her marriage to Prince Rahim – is expecting her first child. The model’s father-in-law Mawlana Hazar Imam – also known as His Highness Aga Khan IV – announced the news on the official webiste for Nizari Ismailism of which he is…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…

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Event – October 3 to November 6 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Exhibition – The Political Aesthetics of Global Protest: The Arab Spring and Beyond

This exhibition marks the release of a new AKU-ISMC and EUP publication edited by Pnina Werbner (Keele University), Martin Webb (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Kathryn Spellman-Poots (AKU-ISMC)​.  The Aesthetics of Global Protest: The Arab Spring and Beyond explores the aesthetic dimensions of the Arab Spring and worldwide protest movements from 2010. The exhibition, open to the public…

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Mohamed Assani & Shahbaz Hussain accomplished Sitar and Tabla performers captivate audiences at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto. About Mohamed Assani  Mohamed Assani is a celebrated sitarist with a unique sound. He plays sitar in the emotive style developed by the late Ustad Vilayat Khan, in which the sitar is made to emulate the human voice through…

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BizLive-Vietnam Post| Explore the 8 beautiful new museum in the world – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – this time we bring you a story carried by a Vietnamese newspaper that picks the 8 most beautiful museums. For the convenience of our readers we have provided Google translation for the excerpts. Explore the 8 beautiful new museum…

Event - November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Narratives of Expression, with Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani

Event – November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani – Narratives of Expression: Rethinking Identity & Music in Muslim discourse

An enlightening presentation and discussion on music and identity. This program will help ‘rethink’ modern understandings of Muslim identity in the contemporary world. Through an exploration of music, the presentations will shed light on the cultural/political forces behind the (re)creation and negotiation of identity and forms of expression and their socio-cultural implications. EVENT: Narratives of…

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Event – October 31 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Promoting Science and Learning in Pakistan

Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, cordially invites you to a Kazim Bacchus Research Seminar, titled “A Journey Leading to an Initiative to Promote Science Learning in Pakistan,” by Dr Shehzad Jeeva, Director of the Aga Khan University Examination Board and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. EVENT: A Journey Leading to an Initiative to Promote Science…

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Tajik Badakhshan helps save lives in Afghan Badakhshan

KHOROG, Tajikistan – Afghanistan’s problems are not stopping residents of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan, from helping Afghans who live across the Panj River in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province. In 2010, Tajikistan and Afghanistan sealed a deal enabling Afghans from Badakhshan Province to receive free medical care in Khorog, or to have a Tajik doctor visit…

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Le Vife L’Express (Belgium) | 10 new museums with amazing architecture – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – the story carried in French by Le Vife L’Express, a newspaper in Belgium. For the convenience of our readers we provide Google translation. 10 new museums with amazing architecture Several new museums, architectural wonders, were opened in…

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Gulf Daily Mail | 5th Annual Lasting Impressions exhibition opens at Sharjah Art Museum: Noor Ali Rashid

“The UAE community looks forward to the opening of Lasting Impressions 2014 edition, which presents Noor Ali Rashid’s poignant photographs which will give unparalleled glimpses into the rich history of the UAE. The story of his inspirational life presented here is a gift to us all.” – Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Department “Witnessing the…

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Event – October 30 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Pluralism Forum – India and Canada: Pathways to Inclusive Citizenship

Why do some societies succeed in living together peacefully with their diversity, while others struggle? In the attempt to understand the factors that help to build inclusive societies, two experiences stand out in particular. Despite vastly different histories and contexts, the cases of India and Canada highlight several elements of successful pluralist societies. What factors…

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Jubilation | Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa: a Pictorial Retrospective

Ismailimail celebrating the greatest happiness expressed by Mawlana Hazar Imam on sharing the news of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa expecting their first child, presents a gallery of pictures reminiscing the earlier moments of the couple’s engagement (April 15, 2013 in Aiglemont, France) and marriage (August 31, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland). Ismailimail joins the worldwide…