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Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | Northern Pakistan’s emerging photographer Imran Hunzai – Visit My Country Contest

Ismailimail highlights the first of 4 posts today, seeking support from our readers to vote for some inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Presenting Imran Hunzai: Imran Hunzai competes in a photography competition with the submission of this photograph to “Visit My Country Contest” by YouPic.com. Voting…

Arts UChicago: Ismaili Studies Conference Keynote Programme

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago – Logan Center for the Arts: Ismaili Studies Conference – Public Music Engagement – Silk Road Rising

The Keynote Programme concludes a three day re-examination of Islamic studies. Beginning with Meet Mosque Alert, a presentation by Silk Road Rising theatre group’s Jamil Khoury, the evening concludes with a concert of classical and modern Islamicate music by UChicago’s Middle East Music Ensemble. Jamil Khoury will present Meet Mosque Alert which grows out of…

Sitarist Mohamed Assani & up Sidhu at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Sitarist Mohamed Assani & Rup Sidhu at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

LAPIS Thursday, October 9, 8:00 p.m. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium. Sitarist Mohamed Assani and music producer and composer Rup Sidhu bring their love of improvisation and diverse musical styles to the Aga Khan Museum. Based in Vancouver, LAPIS is known for such unexpected sonic pairings as wave drums and sitars, freestyle rap and tabla, didgeridoo…

Joint Simerg-Ismaili Artists Collaboration Results in Compendium of Ismaili Artists from Around the World

Joint Simerg-Ismaili Artists Collaboration Results in Compendium of Ismaili Artists from Around the World

Simerg with the support of Ismaili artists from around the world is pleased to release the first official version of A Compendium of Ismaili Artists, following a preview version that was circulated about a month ago. The new publication profiles more than thirty Ismaili visual artists from around the world – professionals and non-professionals alike.…

Sheniz Janmohamed's new book "Firesmoke" launched

Sheniz Janmohamed’s new book “Firesmoke” launched

Sheniz Janmohamed’s second collection continues the poet’s journey, tracing the inception and annihilation of sacred fire. In a series of highly evocative, personal poems, Firesmoke explores the meaning of truth and the self, finding them both in form and emptiness. In her unorthodox, broadminded quest for understanding, Sheniz evokes the teachings of Sufism, acknowledges the…

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…

Big prizes for Andrew Haji

Big prizes for Andrew Haji

via James Reaney’s Blog: International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch (IVC): Canadian tenor Andrew Haji (1985), winner of the Grand Prix ‘s-Hertogenbosch 2014. Finals with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, under conductor Kenneth Montgomery. — at Theater aan de Parade Banting grad and London-raised opera singer Andrew Haji, now of Toronto, has won a major competition in the Netherlands.…

Sohail Chatur: Stand up Comedian

Sohail Chatur: Stand up Comedian

Comedy Knight: Laurier economics student in the standup business By Jeff Hicks for Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — In Arabic, Sohail Chatur’s first name means easygoing. “Oh, the irony,” deadpanned the Wilfrid Laurier University economics student as he devoured a plate of fish and fries about an hour before showtime. His cellphone rang. His fork…

RockStar Natasha Baig

RockStar Natasha Baig

Natasha Baig is an Ismaili Muslim artist, who was born in Hunza (Northern Pakistan) and ultimately became a national voice in 2013. Natasha was selected as one of the 6 best voices of Pakistan for Cornetto Music Icons, a reality show, aired on various channels consecutively for months, giving Natasha the perfect break! Trained and…

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Arif Lalani is an Ismaili artist from India and Uganda. He is a New York Film Academy graduate from California. Very active as film maker with Hindi, Telugu and English feature films, Arif was part of the filming crew when Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Uganda during Golden Jubilee.

Raheel Lakhani: On the move | the project

Raheel Lakhani: On the move | the project

Journeys are all about embracing the moment and at the same time, thinking about what’s next. It’s about the connecting ‘flights’, detour and mishandled adventure.. the route from Islamabad, crossing through Abbotabad, Kaghan, Naran, all the way up to Gilgit. The photo study plays the same game with the viewers – what’s next! As a photographer to me,…

Karim Ahmad Photography

Karim Ahmad Photography

Karim Ahmad Khan is an Ismaili Muslim Photographer from Gojal Hunza, Pakistan. Karim Ahmad completed his secondary education from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit. He is now a student of Fine Arts in National College of Arts, Lahore. Karim Ahmad has been a volunteer throughout his life, being a Boy Scout, Shaheen Scout, and…