Participants weighing the garbage collected by their group (Izzat McGrath, Gail Willson, Naima Salehmohamed, Robert McGrath). AL-NASHIR CHARANIA

Victoria Ismaili Muslim Community Participates in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt, BC

AL-NASHIR CHARANIA October 18, 2014 Esquimalt, October 18, 2014 – Inspired by similar events happening across the country, members from the Greater Victoria Ismaili Muslim community participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Saxe Point Park on Saturday, October 4. This was the first time that members of the Victoria Jamatkhana had participated in…

Taslim Samji: Burnaby Arts Council celebrates diversity

Taslim Samji: Burnaby Arts Council celebrates diversity

The Burnaby Arts Council is celebrating diversity. The arts council’s Deer Lake Gallery is hosting Discovery: a slice of diversity, running until Nov. 29. The exhibition, curated by Taslim Samji, includes the work of six professional and emerging female Ismaili Muslim artists who migrated to Canada from their birthplace of East Africa, with cultural roots…

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…

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,…

Rudy Karsan

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,…

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…

Kim Campbell

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…

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.…

Salgirah Mubarak - Karimabad -Hunza-7

Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

Salgirah Mubarak - Gojal

Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…

Event - November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Narratives of Expression, with Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani

Event – November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani – Narratives of Expression: Rethinking Identity & Music in Muslim discourse

An enlightening presentation and discussion on music and identity. This program will help ‘rethink’ modern understandings of Muslim identity in the contemporary world. Through an exploration of music, the presentations will shed light on the cultural/political forces behind the (re)creation and negotiation of identity and forms of expression and their socio-cultural implications. EVENT: Narratives of…

MHI with Mir of Jupis, Ghizer

Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Jamats of Northern Areas of Pakistan celebrate Hazir Imam’s first visit

This week marks a crucial epoch in the history of Ismailis dwelling in the foothills of some of the world’s highest mountain ranges – Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush. People of the Northern Areas of Pakistan are celebrating the 54th anniversary of Hazir Imam’s first visit to this part of the world with praise and thanksgiving for all…

Samuh Lagan 2014, Siddhpur Ismaili Jamat

Samuh Lagan 2014, Siddhpur Ismaili Jamat

Samuh Lagan is an event where wedding ceremonies are conducted in a group in order to save on costs. Excerpt from “The Voyage of Destiny” by Amirali Mamdani: In 1913, Sultan Muhammad Shah was to visit Rajkot. Most of Rahemtulla’s brothers and friends planned to be there and urged him to attend the medo. Another…

Event October 27 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: An evening with Giller Prize winning author M.G. Vassanji

Event – October 27 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: An evening with Giller Prize winning author M.G. Vassanji

The Ismaili Council for British Columbia extends a personal invitation to you to attend an evening with Giller Prize winning bestselling author M.G. Vassanji on Monday, October 27. Mr. Vassanji will be in conversation with Zainub Verjee and they will discuss his new memoir, And Home Was Kariakoo. EVENT: An evening with Giller Prize winning…

Glass weight, molded and stamped glass. Egypt, 1014-1020 976.67.1 (ROM)

Event – October 25 | Royal Ontario Museum & Ismaili Centre Toronto: Alice Hunsberger: Cairo at the Heart of the Grand Tour: Medieval Travellers from Spain to China

Fulfilling Islamic value, to spread knowledge, many travelers wrote about their journeys … to record the wonders of the world, both man made and God-given. Travelers made sure to include Cairo on their itineraries as beacon, inspiration and resplendent goal of intercontinental travelers. Come join Alice Hunsberger, one of the leading authors on medieval travel, as…

Centred Ensemble

Centred Ensemble

Today is really history in the making September 11, 2014, Toronto: 500 guests including donors from around the world, institutional leaders and senior staff gathered at a dinner on Thursday night. VP Moez Rajwany and LIF Chairman Mahmoud Eboo addressed the gathering. The guests enjoyed a great video on the Ismaili Centres (Burnaby, London, Lisbon,…

North American Ismaili Games in Chicago

North American Ismaili Games in Chicago

Chicago, 28 August 2014 — This Labour Day weekend, Ismaili Muslims from across Canada and the United States will head to Chicago to “train, compete and unite” at the inaugural North American Ismaili Games. An expected 1 300 athletes representing 13 regions will compete in 12 sports, making the event the largest Ismaili sports tournament…

Farrukh Valliani, president Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

Farrukh Valliani, President Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

DALLAS—Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted dozens of Dallas-area high school students for the 8th annual Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue held at the Southern Methodist University’s Owens Art Center. […] Farrukh Valliani, president of the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, addressed the students, highlighting that cultural diversity was crucial in today’s…

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…

Interview with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada about the successes of alliances

Interview with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada about the successes of alliances

Alliance Conference Canada speaks with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada JHAC about the Successes of Alliances. by Almeera Jaffer Almunir Remtulla, the founding Chairman of the Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada JHAC speaks to Alliance Conference Canada ACC about the success of the alliance and its future endeavors.JHAC is structured as a…