Yasmin P. Karim: Commemorating the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto & Aga Khan Museum

Yasmin P. Karim: Commemorating the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto & Aga Khan Museum

I was inspired by the speech of Nur Mawlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Hazir Imam and Prince Amyn, as they used the word “enlightenment”, which has spiritual significance. I asked myself what does the word “enlightenment” mean to me as an artist and as an individual believing in the esoteric aspect of Islam? My mind was making…

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Globe and Mail | Video: Toronto to host North America’s first Islamic art museum

Ruba Kana’an, Head of Education and Scholarly Programs and Adriene Gardiere designer of the exhibition spaces of the Aga Khan Museum talk about the building and a few of the masterpieces in the collection. Click this link or the image below to watch this short video to learn about the candlestick from Iran and the marble fountain from Egypt.…

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Discovering the Aga Khan Museum: In Conversation with Pakistan’s Genius Artist – Imran Qureshi

In a series of conversations held by Ismailimail while reporting from Toronto, we share an account of the discussion with Imran Qureshi.  Ismailimail met Imran on Tuesday night, the sun had set and it was dark outside but the mood in the park was tranquil even though there were many volunteers preparing for the following day’s press conference .…

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DNKenya | Bridging cultures at the Aga Khan Museum

  Churchill Otieno, Managaing Editor – Digital & Convergence, Nattion Media Group interviews Patricia Bentley, Education Manager – Aga Khan Museum highlighting the Museum’s mandate of educating the public. They discuss some of the artifacts from Africa and the contribution of North, West and East Africa to Muslim Civilization. Ismailimail shares the interview and images…

Simerg - September 19, 2014- Historical Day for the Ismaili Imamat and the Worldwide Jamat – Photos and Videos of the Opening Day of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Canada

Simerg | September 19, 2014: Historical Day for the Ismaili Imamat and the Worldwide Jamat – Photos and Videos of the Opening Day of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Canada

Simerg brings to life the jubilation felt by the Jamat and Volunteers on the opening day of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Several video interviews and photos punctuate the article to bring you different perspectives of how the Ismaili Centre is a turning point in the life of the Ismailis in Toronto and around the world.…

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24 SEVEN Exclusive: PM marks opening of Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Museum and Park

Messages that reinforce the universal values of friendship, that are uplifting for the spirit, enlightening in their vision and timeless. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada  His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan Your Highness, four years ago, we stood together, on this very site, for the foundation ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Museum and…

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Happy Birthday Princess Zahra

Ismailimail celebrates its sixth post with another happy occasion – Princess Zahra’s birthday and the opening of the Aga Khan Museum to the public. Ismaili Muslims worldwide join Ismailimail in wishing Princess Zahra, a very happy birthday and our heartfelt appreciation for all that you do for the betterment of the world wide jamats. Princess Zahra, His Highness…

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Discovering the Aga Khan Museum: Performing Arts Venues – Auditorium, Courtyard, Hallways and the Park

Ismailimail presents its fifth thematic post in celebration of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum. We focus on the compelling argument and forward thinking vision of the Head of Performing Arts, Amirali Alibhai, that performing arts need not be confined to the museum’s auditorium. Extending his sentiment, Ismailimail could not agree more as we…

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Discovering the Aga Khan Museum: Masterpieces from the Collection

Ismailimail presents its fourth thematic post in celebration of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum. We share with you some of the masterpieces that are among the collection of a thousand artifacts. The Planispheric Astrolabe shown in the image gallery below, is one of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s personal favorites. All images courtesy of Aga Khan Museum All stories from…

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Discovering the Aga Khan Park: Reflections – An Interplay of Nature with the Built Environment

Ismailimail presents its third thematic post in celebration of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum. We shed light on the  interplay of nature and the built environment. The Aga Khan Park uniting and embracing the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto is a testament of the unprecedented commitment of resources invested in bringing mature flora…

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Discovering the Aga Khan Museum: Bellerive Room – Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection

Ismailimail presents its second thematic post in celebration of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum. We bring into focus Prince Sadruddin’s and Princess Catherine’s contributions. I should like to give particular thanks to Princess Catherine Aga Khan, the widow of my late uncle, Prince Sadruddin. Not only has the collection that she and my uncle…

Aga Khan Museum: Welcomes the World - Doors Open to the Public

Aga Khan Museum: Welcomes the World – Doors Open to the Public

Moments away from the opening of the Aga Khan Museum to the general public in Toronto, Ismailimail is excited to present a gallery of photos that were taken on site by Ismailimail during last week’s press briefings.  During the course of the day, Ismailimail will present thematic posts on various areas and topics related to the Aga Khan Museum. We…

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Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology Connecting With Canada: Celebrating The Aga Khan Museum In Toronto

Excerpt: SMU senior Sana Hamirami says there are about 10,000 members of the Ismaili community in North Texas, across the different suburbs. Hamirami and her friends Afshal Akhani, a sophomore at SMU, and Shama Sadruddin, a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington, are Ismailis. They heard about the event from the organizers and…

A Look Inside Fumihiko Maki's Gorgeous New Museum For Islamic Art

Ainsley O’Connell: A Look Inside Fumihiko Maki’s Gorgeous New Museum For Islamic Art

Ainsley O’Connell for Fast Company New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art made headlines in 2011 when it reopened its Islamic art galleries after years of renovation. Amid ongoing American involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 19,000 square-foot wing, complete with a Maghrebi-Andalusian-style courtyard built from scratch by Moroccan artisans, struck a chord with visitors curious…