Rafat Jan Rukanuddin to receive University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award

UI to honor distinguished alumni The University of Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alumni Awards to 13 notable alumni and friends of the University of Iowa at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7 in the UI’s Levitt Center. The Distinguished Alumni Awards, presented annually since 1963, are the Alumni Association’s…

New Articles at The Ismaili

Homepage Europe Learning & Work Lifelong learning: A priority for the European Jamat News & Events Portuguese Jamat celebrates the launch of three new publications North America Community & Service Transforming the world through institutional imagination – Nurjehan Mawani honoured by UNIFEM Canada Learning & Work Building the world one nanoparticle at a time Middle…

CityTV Personality: Farah Nasser

Farah Nasser caught the journalism bug early in life. Beginning in elementary school, Farah would bring in daily newspaper clippings for ‘show and tell,’ updating her classmates on the latest events and happenings in the world. It wasn’t until highschool that Farah got to really report for local cable television station, Rogers Television in Mississauga.…

Pakistan: Hashoo Foundation organizes ‘Job Fair’

ILO, Hashoo Foundation organise ‘Job Mela’ From Nation.com.pk RAWALPINDI – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its implementing partner Hashoo Foundation organised Sunday the first hospitality and service industry Job Mela at Pearl Continental Hotel in collaboration with Agha Khan Economic Planning Board. The Chief Officer Ministry of Planning and Development, Amanullah Khan, on this…

Dr. Salmaan Kanji, Dr. Karima Velji among winners of Canadian Patient Safety Institute Research Competition

EDMONTON, May 9 /CNW/ – The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) today announced it will contribute $630,000 towards eight patient-safety focused research and demonstration projects. Each of the selected research projects will be co-sponsored by numerous healthcare-related organizations across Canada. -snip- Dr. Salmaan Kanji Physical Compatibility of Drug Infusions used in Canadian Intensive Care Units:…

Remote regions benefit – Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The gift of giving through the Aga Khan Foundation gave back to a volunteer who travelled to Tajikistan seven years ago. Tasneem Damji, 33, went to the mountainous region of Khorog to support staff already there by writing reports for donor agencies. Though communications was Damji’s specialty, the program manager at UBC learned a great…

Azmina Dewji – Seven Edmonton teachers award finalists

Catherine Griwkowsky – edmontonjournal.com Friday, May 02, 2008 EDMONTON – Seven Edmonton teachers are among the finalists for Alberta Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The 23 finalists were selected from 334 nominated teachers and principals. Richard Dietrich, principal at Stratford Elementary Junior High, praised Grade 1 teacher Azmina Dewji, who uses multimedia technology in the…

Scouts mean the world to us

An interesting story on Scouts in Canada, read complete article at Calgary Sun. Troops in many Canadian cities are experiencing a growth boom among ethnic children If Scouting needs a new poster child, Asjad is prepared. While the sun sets over an industrial quarter of East Toronto, 11-year-old Asjad Majeed and fellow members of the…

African experience inspires Canadians to embrace a greater role on the world stage

Source: PDF Canadian volunteers see a world of opportunity in rural Kenya It may not have felt like a life-changing experience at the time, but for a group of visitors from Canada, a walk down a hot, dusty road in coastal Kenya late last year was a turning point in their commitment to alleviating poverty…

The U.S., Islam, and the Future of Our Communities, By Sada Cumber

America.gov Cumber seeks greater dialogue for the future of U.S. and Muslim communities The following op-ed by Sada Cumber, U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, first appeared in the pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat April 22, 2008, and is in the public domain. There are no republication restrictions. (begin byliner) The U.S.,…

Naguib Kheraj of AKF to advise UK’s Financial Services Authority

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) today announced the appointment of Naguib Kheraj as Senior Advisor to the Supervisory Enhancement Programme, reporting directly to Hector Sants, Chief Executive of the FSA. Kheraj was previously Group Finance Director of Barclays, a role he held from January 2004 until March 2007. …snip… Kheraj is a member of the…

Video: Afghan Ismaili Settlement

Click here for CTV Video at the source Quebec’s Ismaili Muslim Community is celebrating a milestone. It’s the 15th anniversary of the beginning of their journey from Afghanistan to Quebec. Debra Arbec has the story of one family’s voyage. Montreal’s CTV News Earlier related post Related: Gala strengthens partnership between Ismaili Community and Quebec –…

Forecasting the future of Islam – Visiting expert sees renaissance of Islamic culture

The Ottawa Citizen – Saturday, April 19, 2008 On the topic of Islam in the modern world, there is no expert more recognized than Ali Mazrui. Now 75, he has published more than 20 books, including Islam Between Globalization and Counterterrorism. He holds appointments at three universities, has been guest lecturer at more than 20,…

Mombasa Hosts ‘Milad-e-Shariff’ Organized by H.H.Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Council for Mombasa

Coastweek – – H. H. Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Mombasa have hosted a most successful Milad-e-Shariff celebration in Mombasa under the banner of Ismaili Women’s Committee. Both brothers and sisters of the Ummah attended this historical first Milad at the Aga Khan Sports Club Mombasa. The Program commenced with the recitation…

San Antonio to sparkle in Golden Jubilee of the Aga Khan

Jeorge Zarazua – Express-News Aisha Dharani was only 5 years old and remembers little about the visit by the spiritual leader of her faith to Los Angeles, where she was growing up in the 1980s. Dharani, now 30 and a San Antonio businesswoman, never imagined being in an audience again with the imam, Prince Karim…

100 Indo-Canadians who are making a difference in British Columbia

Vancouver Sun Published: Saturday, March 29, 2008 FARID DAMJI Sector: Community Origin: Uganda Years in Canada: 34 Farid Damji is the media liaison for Metro Vancouver’s roughly 12,000 Ismaili Muslims, a generally well-educated and well-off community that follows the Aga Khan, an urbane European billionaire, philanthropist and spiritual teacher. As a volunteer representative of the…