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…

Tasleem Jessani

Tasleem Jessani: Lead Designer at Mango Tango Interiors

Tasleem Jessani, lead designer at Mango Tango Interiors, strives to achieve a balance of individuality, sustainability and versatility in every project she oversees. Her holistic approach to design, which takes into account her clients’ diverse needs and vision, comes from years of experience living and working internationally, which has given her a unique understanding of…

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…

“Nur” by Conchord

[New] “Nur” by Conchord

Composition & Production: Sarosh Mawani Vocalists: Aly Panjwani, Mehak Noorani, Sarosh Mawani Lyrics: Fez Meghani, Aly Panjwani Mixing and Mastering: Sarosh Mawani Videography: Matt Mozingo, Sarosh Mawani, Troy Bonneau Video Editing: Sarosh Mawani All related: http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/tag/conchord/ Conchord will be performing at the closing ceremonies of this years North American Ismaili Games. #MilestoneMoment @NAIsmailiGames — Sarosh…

“Africa – You’re A Star” A creative collaboration of Salim & Sulaiman Merchant, with Alisha Popat, Loyiso Bala & Eric Waynaina to inspire the World in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song is written by Jeanne Merchant, Salim's wife.

Sports Diplomacy:  Reminiscing Alisha and Salim-Sulaiman’s inspiring “Africa – You’re the Star” 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem

Celebrating continental Africa’s first hosting of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Ismaili artists from opposite shores of the Indian Ocean, joined hands with Africa’s talented artists to record this inspiring anthem for 2010 FIFA World Cup. Bollywood music duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant also performed ‘Shukran Allah’ from ‘Kurbaan’ along with songs with other African beats. The…