Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre

Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government observes Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre Eric Pickles joins the Hounslow Big Iftar It’s great to see the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform again, I saw them at a Nawruz gathering a couple of years ago which was another great performance. Islam arrived in the UK…

Aga Khan Cultural Services, Pakistan & Walled City Lahore Authority: Rescuing Lahore's Masjid Wazir Khan

Aga Khan Cultural Services, Pakistan and Walled City Lahore Authority: Rescuing Lahore’s Masjid Wazir Khan

The Mughal Era Masjid Wazir Khan needs immediate measures for its renovation, preservation and conservation otherwise it may face a horrible fate. The mosque is facing serious threats due to indifferent management, improper and inadequate conservation and upkeep. Masjid Wazir Khan (Wazir Khan Mosque) was built in 1634-35 AD (1044-45 AH), by Hakim Aliuddin, subedar…

Sunrise alpenglow on Mount McKinley, Alaska.

Ismaili Mountaineers and the Goal to Conquer Seven Summits

Following Simerg’s recent exclusive interview with Ismaili mountaineers Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali Baig here is an update about their goal of conquering the “Seven Summits.” Please click “Seven Summits” Goal Within Reach for Ismaili Mountaineers Samina Baig and Mirza Ali and be sure to read their fascinating interview should you have overlooked…

Kenya: Museveni lauds Aga Khan Hospital for good services

Uganda: Museveni lauds Aga Khan Hospital for good services

via Standard Digital News – President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Aga Khan University Hospital for its investment in healthcare provision.Speaking when he toured the institution’s Acacia Medical Centre during the official opening of the Acacia Mall where the medical centre is situated, Museveni urged the hospital to expand its services.The clinic is one of…

Aga Khan Foundation Canada: Adaptation and Innovation: Canada’s contributions to Humanitarian Response

Aga Khan Foundation to host a conference on Canada’s contributions to Humanitarian Response

The 2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference will set the stage for a national conversation showcasing Canadian expertise in humanitarian response and related fields. A wide range of sectors will convene, representing the depth of Canadian contributions to humanitarian response, including in disaster risk management, logistics, health, governance and more. This year, the conference will be hosted…

AKDN Resident Representative for Tajikistan Munir Merali addresses the Navroz gathering at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: TheIsmaili.org/ AKDN Tajikistan

Newly appointed AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali presents credentials to Bangladesh Foreign Minister

New AKDN representative presents credentials to FM Diplomatic Correspondent The newly appointed The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Resident Representative to Bangladesh Munir M Merali presented his credentials to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali at the ministry yesterday. Prior to this appointment, Merali served as AKDN resident representative to Tajikistan and as the CEO…

Mahmood Nanji appointed to the Board of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation

Mahmood Nanji appointed to the Board of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation

Mahmood Nanji Associate Deputy Minister – Tax and Benefits Administration Ministry of Finance [Appointed July 2014] Mahmood Nanji is currently the Associate Deputy Minister, Tax and Benefits Administration in the Ministry of Finance. Prior to re-joining Finance in 2012, Mahmood was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Economic Development Division in the Ministry of Economic…

Roshan Afghan Premier League champions

Sports Diplomacy: Roshan unites Afghanistan through Soccer – “Nazdiq Shodhan”

Through football and sports, Roshan is continuing to bring Afghanistan’s various peoples closer … celebrating Afghanistan’s many talents … uniting the country, one match after another. – Nazdiq Shodhan (Bringing You Closer)   Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, has a reputation for excellence, innovation and service. The recipient of more than two dozen international honors, the company has…

Seated from Top – left to right: Amyn Bhulji Shain Bhulji, Amin Kanji & John Mmbando (the Head of YES Tanzania – NGO – the Lead Co-ordinator) Alnoor (Bunju) Virani, Hannah Jiwani and Lawrance Manyonyi (Moshi Football Assoc.) Isack Gamba and Hamad Haule (the local coaches)

Sports Diplomacy: IYSC builds the next generation of talent everywhere, “Fostering Stars of the Future”

Nurturing the holistic human being has always been a central belief for IYSC founders Amyn Bhulji and Abeed Hirji. Through their love and passion for soccer they have been able to exercise this belief in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and have recently extended the same model across the ocean to East Africa. Last year, Bhulji’s…

TSC President Altaf Hirani with the winning Team Tanzania enjoying the SCWC 2014 trophies.

Sports Diplomacy: Altaf Hirani’s Tanzania based team brings home the Street Child World Cup from Rio!

Altaf Hirani’s efforts yield dividends in Brazil as Tanzania Street Children Sports Academy trained team wins the 2014 Street Child World Cup. Hirani was delighted with the outcome and the progress made since the last Street Child World Cup in South Africa. Held ahead of each FIFA World Cup, the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) and Save the…

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…

NA Ismaili Games Flyer

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…