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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.…

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…

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…

Tasneem Jamal's debut novel "Where the Air is Sweet" to be released in May, 2014

Event – November 23 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Author Tasneem Jamal in Conversation with TV Host Omar Sachedina

This program will feature the Canadian Ismaili author’s debut novel, Where the Air Is Sweet. In a conversation moderated by Omar Sachedina. Tasneem Jamal will discuss the larger outcomes of the Ugandan exodus, integration and inclusion in Canada. EVENT: Where the Air Is Sweet: Tasneem Jamal in Conversation with Omar Sachedina DATE: Sunday, November 23,…

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Event – November 29: Royal Alberta Museum | Mehfil-e-Mousiqi with Karim Gillani, Barkat Ali

Looking forward to perform along with amazing musicians from Calgary and Edmonton on Saturday Nov, 29th, at Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton Titled “Mehfil-e-Mousiqi: An Evening of Sufi music and Ghazal” featuring accomplished artists include Barkat Ali and Athar Shahzad. Accompanied by extremely talented team of musicians such as Altaz I (Keyboard),Deepak Paramashivan (Sarangi), Ojas Joshi…

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Event – November 23: Economic Planning Board for Ontario | An Intimate & Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan

The Ismaili Business Professionals’ Association (IBPA), as a part of the Economic Planning Board for Ontario (EPBO) invites you to an intimate conversation with the Founder of Kenexa, Rudy Karsan. Mr. Karsan will speak of his experiences, including selling Kenexa to IBM for $1.3 billion. EVENT: Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan DATE: Sunday, November 23,…

Laurie Thomson Photography: Ismaili Centre & Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Laurie Thomson Photography: Ismaili Centre & Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

With kind permission. Laurie Thomson is the organizer of Thomson Photography Group formerly on meetup.com and is a retired schoolteacher. Just an amazing building – absolutely love it (along with the Museum). The reflecting pools are brilliant!! Explore more amazing photographs from her at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lauriethomson/ Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto Be the…

Fifth Global Centre for Pluralism Forum - India and Canada: pathways to inclusive citizenship

Fifth Global Centre for Pluralism Forum – India and Canada: pathways to inclusive citizenship

Why do some societies live together peacefully with diversity, while others struggle? On October 30, 2014, over 100 people joined the Centre to help us explore the sources of civic inclusion in India and Canada. GCP’s fifth Pluralism Forum featured Charles Taylor (McGill University, Canada) and Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies,…

Salim-Sulaiman record music for their next film with Ismaili talent from Houston

Salim-Sulaiman record music for their next film with Ismaili talent from Houston

Salim Merchant: @salim_merchant Recorded a song for our next film 'UN-INDIAN' @rajpandit17 @SamiraNoorali @jstarzmusic @djscoop @kamalhaji — salim merchant (@salim_merchant) November 19, 2014 Samira Noorali: @SamiraNoorali So much fun recording with @jstarzmusic @djscoop @salim_merchant and my big bro @kamalhaji pic.twitter.com/pZQnDAmklC — Samira (@SamiraNoorali) November 19, 2014 Kamal Haji: @kamalhaji Awesome session with some amazing talent…

Ikat shawl with painted inscription Cotton tabby with warp ikat pattern, ink, gold leaf Yemen 10th century 970.364.19 (ROM)

Event – November 19 | Royal Ontario Museum & The Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Looking for Women in Medieval Cairo: Imagined Histories and Historical Realities

During Fatimid rule, royal patronage, religious tolerance and commercial prosperity promoted the establishment and growth of a cosmopolitan urban society that brought to Cairo and the neighbouring city of al-Fustat women of varied religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Some of these women rose to become royalty while others left their mark as transmitters of learning.…

Tiraz fragment Linen tabby with silk tapestry Egypt 996 - 1021 (ROM)

Event – November 18 | Royal Ontario Museum: From Cradle to Grave: Fabrics in the Lives of Women in Medieval Cairo

The Fatimid dynasty that ruled Egypt from 969 to 1171, famously intensified and perfected the production of textiles and the tiraz style in particular. During their reign, Egypt became the most important centre for the export of this precious commodity across the Mediterranean and beyond. Presented in Partnership by the Royal Ontario Museum and His…

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Women & Leadership | Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

Last night at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby the Right Honourable Kim Campbell shared her thoughts on the role of Women engaging as Leaders in building civil societies. Drawing on her long and distinguished service at all levels of government in Canada in addition to her influential role in academia and global think tanks, she encouraged…

His Highness The Aga Khan and other VIPs with Aisha Khalid viewing "Your Way Begins on the Other Side" (Image: Ismailimail/Aisha Khalid)

Women & Leadership: Discovering the Aga Khan Museum: In conversation with Pakistan’s Genius Artist – Aisha Khalid

In a series of conversations held by Ismailimail during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Museum while reporting from Toronto, we share an account of the discussion with Aisha Khalid. “The background is a Mughal garden, which symbolizes heaven … the process of making it was very meditative. It is a real honor to have it permanently displayed…

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Women & Leadership: Reflection

Inspired by several events this weekend, Ismailimail brings to our readers a special series on Women & Leadership. Ismailimail shares five inspiring stories.  Stories of Tajik women empowering Afghan women in Badakhshan; an Ismaili female mountaineer summiting Mount Everest; an Ismaili Ambassador leading Imamat projects in Central Asia; an artist’s meditative work synthesized into a…

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Salim Nensi Photographs: Fall @ Aga Khan Museum

With kind permission. Salim Nensi continues to inspires us with frequently sharing his collection of pictures of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and it’s unifying Aga Khan Park. More photographs here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/salimnensi Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani Family, the…

Guided walk-through of Aga Khan Museum with Dr. Ruba Kana'an and Azim Alibhai

Guided walk-through of Aga Khan Museum with Dr. Ruba Kana’an and Azim Alibhai

via writer/educator Cristoph De Caermichael’s YouTube channel The Iranian ceramics were clay based, as only China had access to porcelain back then. (Muslims) were fascinated by something they didn’t have, .. There was always a back and forth between the Muslim world and China. China played a big role because of the trade. - Ruba Kana′an, Head of Education…

Live Webcast: Former Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell to speak at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

Event – November 15 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell on Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders

Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell will deliver a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on the topic of Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders. EVENT: Building Civil Society: The Role of Women Leaders SPEAKER: Former Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell DATE: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 TIME: 8:00…

Dr Alice Hunsberger in conversation with ITREB

The Six-lecture Series Programme: Partnership between Shia Ismaili Muslim community and the Royal Ontario Museum

The six-lecture series is part of a programme partnership between the Shia Ismaili Muslim community and the Royal Ontario Museum, and is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, which showcases the museum’s renowned collection of Islamic textiles from the 7th-14th centuries, including a number of important Fatimid examples.…

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Salim-Sulaiman Live Show: Toronto Performance | Minister Chris Alexander tweets Canada loves Salim and Sulaiman

Salim and Sulaiman concluded the Canadian leg of their North American Tour with spectacular success with sold out performances in every tour city to date. But spectacular performance is not the only thing that has people talking. The duo has been leaving a legacy by providing an opportunity for the local talent in the jamat…