The Big Interview: Salim Jetha - Bringing Pharmacy Together

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha – Bringing Pharmacy Together

From underpaid prescription payments to a fragmented pharmacy profession, the habitually jovial Salim Jetha often finds himself gasping in frustration. The Avicenna chief executive talks exclusively to Neil Trainis… The headquarters of Avicenna, the independent pharmacy support group, is inconspicuous, embedded in a row of shops dotted along a busy high street in south Croydon.…

San Antonio is hosting its first Aga Khan Foundation Partnership Run and Walk

Mirza Jahani: A global boost for local philanthropy – NYTimes.com

Mirza Jahani, Washington Regarding “Generosity amid want” (Feb. 14): Bina Shah’s opinion article probably surprised many with the scale of Pakistan’s private philanthropy and its culture of “everyday humanitarianism.” I appreciated her mention of the Aga Khan Foundation’s initiatives and the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. We at the Aga Khan Foundation have witnessed this tradition…

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa will have a chance for a better start in life and a more promising future because of the educational initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This new partnership, a joint venture between the two organizations, will train community leaders to…

Heena Jiwani to present at the Chicago International Conference on Education, May 22-23, 2014

Heena Jiwani to present at the Chicago International Conference on Education, May 22-23, 2014

Ms. Heena Jiwani Religious Teacher Institute of Education, LONDON/ Aga Khan Council for USA A native of Texas, I currently teach religious education to Isma’ili Muslim youth in the Dallas area. I graduated from Emory University with undergraduate degrees in Business and Religious Studies and went on to pursue a dual-masters degree in London, England.…

Diana Steigerwald: Understanding the Quran | Ismaili Web Amaana

Diana Steigerwald: Understanding the Quran | Ismaili Web Amaana

Author’s Bio: Dr. Diana Steigerwald is an expert in the History of Islamic Thought especially theology, philosophy, Qur’anic exegesis, and mysticism. She has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University (Montreal). Her first two books analyzed the works of al-Shahrastani (1086-1153) who is recognized as an influential Muslim theologian and as an historian of…

Professor Richard N. Frye dies at 94 | Harvard Gazette

Professor Richard N. Frye dies at 94 | Harvard Gazette

Aga Khan Professor of Iranian Studies Emeritus founded Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies By Beth Giudicessi, Harvard Correspondent In the summer of 1948, Richard N. Frye was nearing the end of a postdoctoral fellowship in the Society of Fellows of Harvard University when he traveled to southern Iran, making his way by mule to…

Unifying Iran & America In Life & In Death: A Tribute to Late Professor Richard N. Frye

Unifying Iran & America In Life & In Death: A Tribute to Late Professor Richard N. Frye

Appropriately referred to as “dean of the world’s Iranists” by other scholars, Richard Nelson Frye established the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University, he taught at Harvard from 1948-1990 and wrote more than twenty books and over 150 articles about ancient Iranian culture. Frye’s last…

Khalil Andani's Presentation on the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Esoteric Thought in Physical Form

Khalil Andani’s Presentation on the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Esoteric Thought in Physical Form

Khalil Andani, Harvard University “The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: A Symbolic Cartography of Spiritual Authority” We highly recommend you read/download Khalil Andani’s related article on this topic. Click here: The Delegation Decoded – An Esoteric Exegesis of the Delegation of the Isma‘ili Imamat, by Khalil Andani. This article is also available in multiple format…

True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took | Dallas Morning News

True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took | Dallas Morning News

By KATHLEEN GREEN – Alyssa spotted Nayeem and his brother talking to her parents at their mosque in Carrollton one evening in April 2010. She recognized his brother but had never met Nayeem, which seemed strange in their tight-knit community. [...]To honor both their Ismaili Muslim and American cultures, Nayeem and Alyssa planned separate celebrations.…

FBISD Student, Karim Farishta, wins 2013 Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Karim Dreams for Peace

About Karim Farishta Karim Farishta is a freshman at the George Washington University, studying political science and international development. After being inspired by a TEDx Conference last year, Farishta founded and organized the Global Issues Summit in Sugar Land, Texas (link: http://www.globalissuessummit.org/). The Summit raises awareness on critical world concerns including malnutrition, discrimination, disaster relief,…

Imam's work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam: the unity of humankind

“Imam’s work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam: the unity of humankind”

“The Imam’s work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam, the unity of humankind. The Imam’s ethical role for humanity at large is to help enable each person to live up to their exalted status as vicegerent or trustee of God on earth,” “The Imam’s mandate includes realizing the ethics of…

Professor Ali Asani at Kingston Library: Understanding Islam as a Faith; Going Beyond the Headlines

Professor Ali Asani at Kingston Library: Understanding Islam as a Faith; Going Beyond the Headlines

Join Kingston Community Library for “Bridging Cultures: Understanding Islam Beyond the Headlines” on Wednesday April 9, at 7 p.m (Kingston, New Hampshire). Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, will lead us through a thoughtful and engaging wrap-up presentation, addressing topics covered over the entire Bridging Cultures: Understanding the…

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Nazli Siddiqui: Civil societies should look inwards when searching for solutions to conflicts

An overview of our polarized world today presents a scene strewn with strife, which is a becoming matter of widespread concern. However, discovering new avenues leading to the neutralization of this polarity, as explored by diversified groups and institutions, is an equally great source of consolation. One set of such solutions was presented at the…