Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era... Is it Necessary to Belong?

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era… Is it Necessary to Belong?

This event is being presented by the Engaging Jamat Initiative (EJI) of the Council for Ontario. Jamati and non-Ismaili family members aged 35 to 55 will have an opportunity to build personal and professional connections while exchanging ideas in one of Canada’s historic cultural sites on Sunday, April 13 at the Arts and Letters Club…

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For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics”

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12:

2014 Volunteer Service Awards: Celebrating the Contributions of Ontario's Volunteers

2014 Volunteer Service Awards: Celebrating the Contributions of Ontario’s Volunteers

March 19, 2014 7:30 p.m.Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario is celebrating the commitment and outstanding contributions of the more than 11,000 volunteers at 55 Ontario Volunteer Service Award ceremonies across the province. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous service to an organization. Certificates and trillium pins will be awarded for…

Aga Khan Council and Arbitration Board for Midwestern United States to host a Book Discussion with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee

Aga Khan Council and Arbitration Board for Midwestern United States to host a Book Discussion with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee

Aga Khan Council for Midwestern United States and the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for the United States will host a moderated Book Discussion with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Glenview Jamatkhana and Ismaili Center, 100 Shermer Rd. Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee received his…

Presentation by Omid Safi: Islamophobia, Justice and Pluralism

Presentation by Omid Safi: Islamophobia, Justice and Pluralism – co-sponsored by Ismaili Council for Ontario

Islamophobia, Justice and Pluralism Community Start Date: Monday, 10 February 2014 End Date: Monday, 10 February 2014 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Maureen Forrester Music Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo ON, N2L 3C5 Phone:519-884-0710 Information for GPS: Latitude: 43.47416 Longitude: -80.53014 All Ages | Free Presentation by Omid Safi, professor…

Global Encounters invites applications from young Ismailis around the world

Global Encounters invites applications from young Ismailis around the world

An initiative of the Jamati Institutions of the Ismaili Muslim community organised in collaboration with agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network like the Aga Khan Academies, Global Encounters is a month-long programme focused on service, culture, and leadership. Students volunteer and lead community service projects, learn from reputable professionals, and build friendships with youth from around…

Golden Jubilee Exhibition RAYS OF LIGHT Canadian tour draws to a close - Next stop Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Golden Jubilee Exhibition RAYS OF LIGHT Canadian tour draws to a close – Next stop Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat, a Golden Jubilee International Programme depicting the first 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, completed its Canadian tour in Toronto last week. An enormous undertaking, the exhibition provided visitors an opportunity to consider Canada’s role in the extensive worldwide activities of the Ismaili Imamat to promote equitable human development and…

ICERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering) sponsors 9th Annual World Peace Day Inter-faith Prayer Service

ICERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering) sponsors 9th Annual World Peace Day Inter-faith Prayer Service

via chicagotribune.com – The ninth annual World Peace Day Inter-faith Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, January 1st, 2:30 pm at the North Central College Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue in Naperville. The theme is year is “Embracing Differences in Our Changing Community.” This service includes participation from Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish,…

Aga Khan Economic Planning Board Pakistan with Serena Hotels organizes ‘Creative Hands Bazaar’

Aga Khan Economic Planning Board Pakistan with Serena Hotels organizes ‘Creative Hands Bazaar’

An exhibition by female entrepreneurs titled ‘Creative Hands Bazaar’ was organised at the Bazaar Court under the aegis of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board and Women Activity Portfolio in collaboration with Serena Hotels and was inaugurated by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo Martin-Saravia. The sound of lively music from…

Photo Journey: Taseer/Effect – An initiative for Ismaili Youth Empowerment

Introduction: ‘TASEER’ is an Urdu word which means… something, which leaves impact or the effect. When we see Pakistan, a state moving towards social, economic, political and cultural changes and challenges, the only beacon of hope that shatters the gloom and despair is the Pakistani Youth. The Youth is full of energy, ideas, solutions, adventure, eagerness and…

Facilitated by Ferin Abdulla of Ismaili Council, Muslims program explores Islam at Dekalb Library

DeKalb County, GA – The story of Muslims in America and around the world will be told in “Diversity in Islam” on Oct. 21 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia. The two-hour discussion will explore Muslims’ complex history, culture and beliefs through Sufi poetry, tales of mysticism and Islamic art. It begins at 6 p.m.…

Food Service Alliance | Economic Planning Board for Ontario

The Food Service Alliance (FSA) will be holding their official launch event on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Willowdale Jamatkhana from 9:30am to 12:30 pm. FSA will bring together Ismaili’s in the Food Service Industry (Wholesale, Retail, Food Production, Distribution, Health Food, Catering, Packaging Good, Food Storage etc.) to facilitate networking opportunities and sharing of best practices to…

Library Hosts Community Series on Muslim Culture – with Artist/Calligrapher Fahim Somani

Gain a new and diverse perspective into the Muslim culture with a variety of free events Sept. 19 through Nov. 12 at Lone Star College-CyFair. Recently awarded a grant from the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities, LSC-CyFair’s library has received a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection featuring books and DVDs…

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Glenview Ismaili Center to display Aga Khan Museum’s first outreach program

via http://www.journal-topics.com – Glenview-based Ismaili Jamatkhana, a Muslim community center near Golf and Shermer roads, will be the first host to an exhibit next month ahead of the opening of a museum in Canada connected to the group’s spiritual leader. The Aga Khan is the Ismaili faith’s spiritual and organizational leader. The Aga Khan museum…