Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

Architect Raj Rewal: Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

The design of Raj Rewal draws inspiration from Islamic philosophy and vocabulary of design assimilates Iberian Peninsula’s architectural traditions and is innovative in terms of contemporary construction technology. It is influenced by morphology of traditional spatial arrangements of courtyards (Allahmbra, Fatehpur Sikri) concept of the paradise garden and Islamic patterns.

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

As the National Gallery of Modern Art hosts an exhibition of Raj Rewal’s works, the legendary architect talks about smart cities and similarities between Indian food and architecture He is as imposing as his structures and as modest as the values they emanate. Like sandstone, the construction material he is fond of, he has weathered…

Rahman Jamal: Surfing to success in the weird city

Rahman Jamal: Surfing to success in the weird city

National Instruments prides itself on being a bit different, fostering its own ethos that even includes having a 100-year business plan Excerpt: “We often sit one step behind the applications, but making them possible,” says Rahman Jamal, technical and marketing director Europe, another long-serving executive who has two decades’ experience with the company. “Some of…

The Qur’anic Studies Unit of Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Lecture on Islam in Late Antiquity

The Qur’anic Studies Unit of Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Lecture on Islam in Late Antiquity

The Qur’anic Studies Unit at the IIS inaugurated its Book Review Lecture Series with a lecture by Professor Aziz al-Azmeh on 3 February 2014. The lecture was based on Professor Al-Azmeh’s latest book, The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allah and His People (Cambridge, 2014). He presented the book as an answer to the…

Wafi Momin

Institute of Ismaili Studies Establishes Ismaili Special Collections Unit

The IIS is pleased to announce the establishment of Ismaili Special Collections Unit (ISCU), an independent research unit working under the supervision of the IIS’ Co-Director, Dr. Farhad Daftary. The Unit seeks to promote a systematic study and research on materials of special relevance to the heritage of the Ismaili communities worldwide. In addition, it…

Rasool Verjee

About Rasool Verjee

Opportunistic Serial Entrepreneur with a depth of experience in telecommunications, technology and an extensive diverse global network. He is of Indian origin, born in Kampala, Uganda, and educated in the UK. He holds degrees in Law from Cambridge University. His career has been marked by successful entrepreneurial endeavors that span the globe. He has a…

Aga Khan Award for Architecture at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris - 2013 Recipients: Five Projects for a Sustainable World

Aga Khan Award for Architecture at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris – 2013 Recipients: Five Projects for a Sustainable World

Paris, 26 March 2014 — An exhibition entitled “5 Projets pour un monde responsable” (“Five Projects for a Sustainable World”) was inaugurated today. The Exhibition, which focuses on the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, will be on display at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, in the Palais de Chaillot (Trocadéro),…

Video: Rahman Jamal (National Instruments) on top trends from cyber-physical systems to Big Analog Data

Rahman Jamal (National Instruments) on top trends from cyber-physical systems to Big Analog Data

National Instruments released the NI Trend Watch 2014, which summarizes the latest technology trends to help engineers meet evolving demands and integrate the ever-increasing power of technology into their work. It covers trends in areas such as Cyber-Physical Systems: Developing systems that continuously and dynamically interact with their environment through the coupling of distributed computational…

Ismaili Centre London

Ismaili Centre London

The Ismaili Centre in London is a religious, social and cultural meeting place for the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom. Opened in 1985, the Centre is the first religious and cultural centre to be specially designed and built for the Ismaili community in the West.

France Honours Mowlana Hazir Imam and Prince Amyn, and pays tribute to the Noorani Family

France Honours Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn, and pays tribute to the Noorani Family

… the planet is truly your home; openness, tolerance and inter-faith dialogue are your heritage. You have each made your mark on the contemporary world. In paying tribute to you this evening, we are reminded that the Ismaili faith, through its message of peace and bridge-building, is more than ever at the forefront of dialogue…

Prince Aga Khan IV visits KfW

Prince Aga Khan IV visits KfW

News from 2014-02-10 / KfW Development Bank He is not only an expert on development issues, but also the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismailis: His Highness Prince Aga Khan IV, founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), recently visited KfW in Berlin. He met Dr Norbert Kloppenburg, Member of the KfW Group’s Executive…

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity

Briton inspired Dalpatram to write in Gujarati language – New Book by IIS Scholars

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity Excerpt: The book has been edited by Sharmina Mawani and Ankoom Mukadam, both lecturers at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. A chapter talks about the process of transformation which occurred in Gujarat in the first half of the 19th century because of the encounter…

Guard of Honour for His Highness the Aga Khan

Guard of Honour for His Highness the Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan reviews a Guard of Honour at Berlin’s Tegel Airport. – Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji Berlin, Germany, 05/02/2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan today met with Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to discuss cooperation between the German government and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The discussions focused on…

His Highness the Aga Khan Visits Berlin to discuss cooperation between the German government and the Aga Khan Development Network

His Highness the Aga Khan Visits Berlin to discuss cooperation between the German government and the Aga Khan Development Network

05 February 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan today met with Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to discuss cooperation between the German government and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The discussions focused on intensifying joint efforts by Germany and AKDN to stabilize fragile states. Later in the day the Aga Khan led a…

Imran Amed receives Desautels Management Achievement Awards - McGill University

Imran Amed receives Desautels Management Achievement Awards – McGill University

Imran Amed is a Canadian-British fashion expert and founder and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion About the Desautels Management Achievement Awards The Management Achievement Awards were established in 1979 to hon Canadian business leaders who have made a significant and valuable contribution to the Canadian economy and way of life, through their success in…

sympathy.org.uk

Sympathy: A Registered Charity Organization

Sympathy.org.uk is a registered charity organization of London, operating in Karachi, Pakistan. They are running charity and lending hand to Ismailis in particular, and anyone in general. The initiative supports Ismaili families for their health, education and financial needs. It also supports elderly people (senior citizen). Sympathy’s main objectives are to look after and raise…