Ismaili community thanks officials and volunteers for their efforts to find a 9-year-old boy

Following the news that Amsal was found at an Ismaili Cultural Center, the Ismaili community—a branch of Shia Muslims who number an estimated 30,000 in the Houston area—has been “watching it as it unfolds” and helping law enforcement agencies who recovered the boy, who is Ismaili, said local spokeswoman Saleena Jafry. They declined to give…

Charity in memory of Zeenat Habib and family

The Malekkhanu & Sherali Fazal Visram Memorial Foundation (“The Visram Foundation”) is a non-profit charity administered by a Board of Trustees. The Visram family formed the Foundation in honour of their parents, Malekkhanu and Sherali Fazal Visram with the assistance of friends, colleagues and associates. The Foundation is registered in Canada, the United States of…

Tahir Merali: Astronaut instructor

Trained in mechanical engineering and project management; Customer-oriented technical design and business aptitude; Goal focused with a strong work ethic and international work experience; Professional experience includes space/aerospace, petroleum, and automotive industries, including several scientific research projects and community ventures; Presented work in 7+ countries to variety of audiences. Tahir is an innovator, creating opportunities…

(Alert Cancelled) Houston, Texas: State-wide Missing Child Amber Alert issued for 9 year old boy (Ismaili)

Update: Amsal Dhuka found safe in Fort Bend County Missing From: Sugarland, TX Missing Date: 05/07/2012 12:00 AM Central Issued for: Texas: Statewide This is a Child Abduction Alert issued by the Texas AMBER Alert network. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Amsal Dhuka. Police are looking unknown, WM, partially balding, in…

Video: Elektronikpraxis interviews Philipp Rösler, German minister for Economics and Rahman Jamal, Director for Europe (in German only) | Paderborner ‘SJ’ Blog

The whole World of Technology at one Place HANNOVER MESSE 2012 has triggered a new wave of business for industrial enterprises. 5,000 exhibitors from 69 different nations and well over 190,000 attendees, 20,000 of these from outside of Europe, were attracted by HANNOVER MESSE. All the right topics, a further rise in participation from abroad…

Architect Iqbal Nagji: New Ibn Sina Clinic on South Post Oak, Houston

In Fort Bend-Houston Super Neighborhood #41, a new health clinic offering low cost medical care is being built on South Post Oak where there are very few private physicians offices. This is an effort to create a healthier community http://houstonsvoice.com/?media=lAtbYpewiDjdH7nKCqqOUJUwzMZHURF_ Earlier related: http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/clinic-serves-the-need-of-islamic-community-and-beyond/ http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2007/04/01/clinic-is-a-model-to-follow-mayor-says-at-opening/

New cognitive behavioural therapy program tries to banish negative thoughts, positively

Successful U.K. cognitive behavioural therapy program now available in B.C. As a new psychiatrist in Glasgow, Chris Williams felt frustrated by the limited time he had with patients. He wanted to find a way to make the few minutes he had more effective. Familiar with a form of psychotherapy called CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,…

The life story of Shoaib Sultan Khan – the man whose noble efforts made a difference in the lives of millions of poor in Pakistan

By Jairam Ramesh The book presents a beautifully written account of the life story of Shoaib Sultan Khan – the man whose noble efforts made a difference in the lives of millions of poor in Pakistan and many other countries. It traces the journey of a man, who for many decades, has served to lift…

Dr. Hussein Rashid: What Does Islamic Music Have to do With Blues, Jazz, and Surf Rock? More Than You Think. | FrontRow

By Bill Holston – What do Bruce Springsteen, Mahalia Jackson, and John Coltrane all have in common? Well according to Dr. Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University each bear witness to the Islamic Contribution to American Music. This was the title of his lecture at my law school alma mater, Southern Methodist University. The lecture was…

Terry Fox Run draws thousands – Aga Khan Scouts & Guides participates with a 45-member musical band | GulfNews

-Excerpt- Providing a special kind of participation was the Aga Khan Scouts & Guides with a 45-member musical band. The representative, Sameer Noor Ali, said that the band has been practising for several weeks. He said, “We have been partnering with the Terry Fox Run for the past 17 years in Dubai. There are kids…

Hanifa and Raziya Charaniya: Clayton State boasts Conyers student success story

Morrow — Clayton State University officials are proud of Conyers resident Hanifa Charaniya. She is a Clayton State University senior majoring in Dental Hygiene who will graduate this spring. She is the youngest of four daughters, one of whom, Raziya Charaniya, transferred to Clayton State University from another college to pursue her Bachelors of Science…

Moiz Lakhani receives gold medal to become 2012 Ontario wrestling champion

2012 Ontario Youth Wrestling Festival/Championships was held on April 21, 2012 at Coldwater, Ontario organized by Mariposa Wrestling Club; this event was sanctioned by the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association. The Association is the Provincial Sport Organization duly recognized by Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports responsible for sanctioning all style of amateur wresting; Approx…

Sameer Lakhani: AKU – Prioritising early childhood education

In this interview, Daniel Muhau talks to Sameer Lakhani, the Aga Khan University – Tanzania Institute of Higher Education – head of marketing and continuing education about the ongoing Global Action Week, a worldwide annual campaign actively supported by Unesco and organised by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to raise awareness of the importance…

Sarah Ashiqueali receives 7th Annual Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Award

Renowned Children’s Advocate Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Social Justice Youth Activists at Georgetown University WASHINGTON, DC — Renowned, lifelong children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman spoke about faith, courage and creativity to high school aged students and adults engaged in social justice activism at the 7th Annual Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Award ceremony and reception…

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada, To Address the Better World Forum With Deepak Chopra and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Various Luminaries

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Deepak Chopra, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill McKibben, Dot Maver, John Perkins, Robert Thurman, Hazel Henderson, and many other prominent thinkers will discuss the new concepts, strategies and technologies to enable a better world for 2012 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. In her address entitled “The Power…

Students Hafiz Dhanani, Azzra Mangalji, Malika Dhalla, Aliya-Nur Babul, and Kais Khimji participate in Vancouver Model United Nations 2012

Hafiz Dhanani | Secretary General – A high school Senior, Hafiz has a passion for Political Science, International Relations, and Comparative Politics. -More- Azzra Mangalji | USG Sponsorship – Azzra Mangalji is a Grade 12 student at York House School. She has been an active member of her school’s Model UN program for two years…