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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (3 of 3): Bollywood Duo talk to PBS – Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on how faith inspires their music

Over the last 2 days we have shared with our readers Salim-Sulaiman’s interviews – conversations with an 11 year old and with Ismailimail that touched on some interesting themes. Themes ranging from music to sports to service; Mawlana Hazar Imam to youths to musicians to change makers; sentiments that speak of love, of giving and…

Clements GSA students WALK to end global poverty | Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper

Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership

NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership  agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society…

AKF Impact - 16 countries 3.5 Million beneficiaries

Aga Khan Foundation – Global Impact: Serving 16 countries & 3.5 Million beneficiaries

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, has implemented innovative, award-winning and community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a…

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AKF USA and Giving Tuesday: Target surpassed by 750% – CEO thanks all supporters

Ismailimail is proud to share the results of the AKF USA’s Giving Tuesday Campaign and we also want to thank all our readers for their outstanding support to all the Aga Khan Foundation Initiatives in Canada, USA and other countries through the years – initiatives such as the Partnership Walk/Golf, PartnershipInAction Walk/Golf/Runs and others. We started…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (2 of 3): Brothers talk about the genesis of the North American tour, TKN and Giving

Ismailimail is excited to present the second in a series of three interviews, where Salim shared several insights and perspectives as Ismailimail coordinated their interview with PBS in New York. In these heart to heart conversations with Ismailimail, Salim talked about TKN (Time and Knowledge Niyat) fulfillment and the spirit of giving, what they wanted…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (1 of 3): Salim inspires 5th Grade Student discussing Mawlana Hazar Imam, FIFA World Cup Soccer & Music

Before leaving for India at the conclusion of the Salim-Sulaiman Live North American tour, Salim and Sulaiman shared a series of heart to heart conversations in three different settings. Ismailimail is excited to present the first in a series of three interviews, beginning with an interview conducted by Qayl Maherali – an 11 year old…

DFATD - Left to right Gordon Campbell, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mahmoud Eboo of the Aga Khan Foundation and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on the occasion of the Diefenbaker Award

Gordon Campbell, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mahmoud Eboo of the Aga Khan Foundation and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

Photo taken during the occasion of John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented the award to the Right Honourable William Hague (not in this picture) for his work on the prevention of sexual violence in conflict. Aitmadi Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International…

Celebrity Supporters and 15,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving

Celebrity Supporters and 15,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving

The third annual #GivingTuesday will be celebrated on December 2, two weeks from today, and celebrities and partners are rallying behind the growing movement of social giving. Supporters include actors/activists Edward Norton and Hugh Jackman, actor-mompreneur Jessica Alba, fashion mogul Kenneth Cole and Golden State Warriors’ basketball star Stephen Curry, each of whom offered comments…

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Coming Soon … 3 Unique Interviews: Salim-Sulaiman speak with an aspiring Astronaut, Ismailimail & PBS

Ismailimail is pleased to share upcoming interviews that we will share with our readers. Stay tuned to learn about the conversations between Qayl and Salim – story carried by Simerg; Salim-Sulaiman One on One with Ismailimail; and finally, a Ismailimail-coordinated PBS-Religion and Ethics Interview that Salim and Sulaiman did in New York. More to come…

Zohra Hemani receives Emerging Leader Award from Society of Women Engineers of USA

Zohra Hemani receives Emerging Leader Award from Society of Women Engineers of USA

Society of Women Engineers of USA (SWE) honor any woman engineer who has been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession, has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence as an individual resulting in significant accomplishments, and has 10 to 15 years of cumulative engineering experience. Zohra Hemani – Northrop Grumman Corporation. For bridging engineering and business…

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Thousands Walk to End Global Poverty: Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk in Houston, with Photo Gallery & Video

Farah Lalani for Houston Chronicle: Despite the challenging weather, over 4,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in…

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Religion & Ethics: PBS interviews Harvard University’s Professor Ali Asani on Recruiting Radical Muslims

It’s very easy for people who are marginalized to instrumentalize religious ideas, because very often religious traditions do talk about good versus evil, right? But it’s just a question of who you define as good and who you define as evil. – Professor Ali Asani, Harvard University Recruiting Radical Muslims Posted by PBS: Religion &…

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Sugar Land Mayor honors Salim and Sulaiman with a Certificate of Recognition

Mayor of Sugar Land, James Thompson awarded Salim and Sulaiman Certificate of Recognition for their many achievements and their support of charities and good causes. During the Salim-Sulaiman Live performance on November 16th in Houston, Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo presented the proclamation from City of Sugar Land to the music duo. The brothers are…

The Neoplatonic Qur’anic Exegesis of Nāṣir-i Khusraw - Khalil Andani's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

The Neoplatonic Qur’anic Exegesis of Nāṣir-i Khusraw – Khalil Andani’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

Nāṣir-i Khusraw quotes or alludes to Qur’anic verses mentioning specific Divine Names and Attributes and reinterprets them as references to the Universal Intellect and Universal Soul as opposed to God. In this manner, Nāṣir effectively frames the Universal Intellect as “the knowing” (al-‘ālim), “the living” (al-hayy), “the powerful” (al-qādir), “the exalted” (al-‘alī), and “the eternal”…

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…

Echoes of the Gnostics: Incorporation of Mythic Cosmology into Ismāʿīlī Thought - Paul Anderson's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

Echoes of the Gnostics: Incorporation of Mythic Cosmology into Ismāʿīlī Thought – Paul Anderson’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

While the inspiration of Neo-Platonism upon Ismāʿīlī philosophy has been much discussed, the archetypes strongly reminiscent of the ancient Gnostic movements have not. One such work of the ḥaqā’iq (“esoteric realities”) genre, to which little research has been devoted, is the 12th century C.E. Ṭayyibī thinker Ibrāhīm al-Ḥāmidī’s work, Kitāb Kanz al-Walad. Echoes of the…

Rethinking the Kalām-i pīr and Its Role in the Central Asian Ismāʿīlī Tradition - Daniel Beben's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

Rethinking the Kalām-i pīr and Its Role in the Central Asian Ismāʿīlī Tradition – Daniel Beben’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference in Washington, DC

…this paper challenges the interpretation which views the Kalām-i pīr primarily as a philosophical text; more broadly, it suggests a revision of the framework by which we understand both the legacy of Nāṣir-i Khusraw and the historical process of conversion among the Ismāʿīlīs of Central Asia. Rethinking the Kalām-i pīr and Its Role in the…

Realpolitik & Sectarian strife: A re-appraisal of Fatimid rule in Syria - Shainool Jiwa's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference, Washington, DC

Realpolitik & Sectarian strife: A re-appraisal of Fatimid rule in Syria – Shainool Jiwa’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference, Washington, DC

Using Fatimid involvement in Syria during the reign of al-‘Aziz bi’llah as a case-study, this paper examines the extent to which religious ideology beyond realpolitik influenced Fatimid fortunes in the region. Realpolitik & Sectarian strife: A re-appraisal of Fatimid rule in Syria during the reign of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-‘Azīz bi’llāh (365-386/975-996) by Jiwa, Shainool…

Esoteric Explorations of the Sharī‘a, the path to the Divine: A Fatimid Exposition - Nadia Eboo-Jamal's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference, Washington, DC

Esoteric Explorations of the Sharī‘a, the path to the Divine: A Fatimid Exposition – Nadia Eboo-Jamal’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference, Washington, DC

Over the Fatimid period, a significant body of ta‘wīl literature was produced, much of which has only recently come to the attention of modern scholarship … The Kitāb Ta‘wīl al-sharī‘a, compiled and articulated by al-Qāḍī al-Nu‘mān on the authority of the fourth Fatimid Imam al-Mu‘izz li-Dīn Allāh, is one such work. Esoteric Explorations of the…

A Newly Discovered Treatise from the Earliest Fatimid Period - Professor Paul E. Walker's Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference, Washington, DC

A Newly Discovered Treatise from the Earliest Fatimid Period – Professor Paul E. Walker’s Presentation at MESA 2014 Conference, Washington, DC

At some point close to or immediately after the advent of the Fatimids in North Africa, Abu’l-ʿAbbās, brother of the famous Abū ʿAbdallāh al-Shīʿī, was asked to compose an explanation of the stipulations governing zakāt and ṣadaqa … A Newly Discovered Treatise from the Earliest Fatimid Period on the Relationship between the Burden of Alms…