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,…

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…

Ismaili Muslim Community share a smile | Action Homeless

Ismaili Muslim Community of London share a smile | Action Homeless

Action Homeless have received a large donation of parcels thanks to a special Ismaili Muslim community collection which took place over the weekend in Leicester. The Share a Smile initiative which was held during the Muslim month of Ramadan, saw Ismaili Muslims volunteering their time to prepare parcels of essential items for vulnerable people in the local community. 350 people and families…

Ismaili Council for Chitral: Tradition of mass wedding making inroad in Chitral

Ismaili Council for Chitral: Tradition of mass wedding making inroad in Chitral

Report Waqar Ahmed CHITRAL, July 3: Marriages have become a costly affair for an ordinary family in Chitral as it involves exorbitant expenditure both on the part of bride and groom’s family. The recently organized mass wedding ceremony in Madaklasht village by the Shia Imami Ismaili Regional Council for lower Chitral in collaboration with the…

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

3 July 2014, London–Over 5,000 homeless families in the United Kingdom will receive a parcel of essential items through a new campaign known as “Share a Smile” developed by the UK Ismaili Muslim Community. The parcels, which include baked beans, sweetcorn and soup as well as essential non-food items such as toothbrushes, toothpastes and socks,…

Houston's Shia Ismaili Women: Education and Ethics; Women & Religion

Houston’s Shia Ismaili Women: Education and Ethics; Women & Religion

2009 Video of a panel interview consisting of three women of the Ismaili Muslim faith (Shaida Adatie, Fatima Mawji, and Rishma Visram Mohamed) and one moderator (B. Jill Carroll). The panelists take questions from the moderator, including questions about the current Muslim leader, tradition and roles of women in Islam, Muslim groups that oppose education…

Hundreds enjoy food, fun, games and dandiya raas at Ottawa Ismaili Picnic - Story and Photographs Sultan Jessa

Hundreds enjoy food, fun, games and dandiya raas at Ottawa Ismaili Picnic

EDWARDS: Ontario – More than 800 Ismailis from Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and other areas attended Ottawa’s annual Jamati picnic at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane farm here on Sunday. The crowds, made up of young and old, joined in communal feasting, fun, games, and traditional dandiya raas. Bashir Surani, president of the Aga Khan District Council…

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13 Service Opportunities For The Altruistic And Spiritual College Graduate

Ismaili Global Encounters Although they don’t run a specific service corps program for adults, the Ismaili community is known for its commitment to community service and volunteering. Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa runs an international service program for high schoolers called Global Encounters. Students spend several weeks at the academy receiving training in leadership and…

Philanthropists Panelists -Sheherazad Hirji (Agha Khan Foundation); Dr. Aliaa Dakroury; Dr. Safaa Fouda (Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization), and Muneeb Nasir (Olive Tree Foundation).

Sheherazad Hirji: Muslim Philanthropy Conference in Ottawa – Iqra

June 9, 2014 – A Muslim Philanthropy Forum, part of a groundbreaking series focused on understanding the philanthropic traditions and interests of diverse communities, was held in Ottawa on June 3. [...] “Philanthropy is enlightened self-fulfillment,” remarked Sheherazad Hirji of Agha Khan Foundation during the Philanthropist’s panel. [...] Karim Harji, co-founder and partner at Purpose…

Madak Lasht, Chitral ( Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Pakistan

Madaklasht village of Ismaili Muslims sets an example of communal tolerance, harmony

The residents of Madaklasht, a village situated 90 kilometres away from Chitral town, have started reconstructing a mosque despite the fact that 97 per cent of the total population of this village subscribe to the Ismaili interpretation of Islam. CHITRAL, June 2 via chitraltoday.net: At a time when interfaith and inter-communal conflict is constantly escalating…

Alliance Conference Canada 2014: The Premier Conference for Ismaili Business Owners and Professionals

Alliance Conference Canada 2014: The Premier Conference for Ismaili Business Owners and Professionals

The 3rd annual Alliance Conference is taking place this June in Toronto. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from industry leaders, network with fellow professionals, and witness strategic partnerships and alliances in action! ACC is catalysing the way Ismaili professionals engage with one another, and on a larger scale how they can benefit one another…