Fixing ‘antiques’ – Mind Your Body: Interview with Dr Reshma Merchant

Fixing ‘antiques’ – Mind Your Body, The Straits Times (Thursday, 14 August 2008) Dr Reshma Merchant, 37, is a consultant geriatrician in the Department of Medicine at National University Hospital. She tells SAMANTHA ENG why she finds working with old people intellectually stimulating Last year, Dr Reshma bagged the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence given…

Ismaili Community of Goa

Ismaili community feels at ease in Goa by ABDUL RAUF BEIG Posted on 2008-09-07 PANAJI – Goa has attracted one and all since ages. Like others the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims also came to Goa with the Laljees, Ramjees, Mavanys and the Veljees being among the first to come to Goa and have made Goa…

Senior Canadian Diplomat – Arif Lalani – joins Munk Centre as Visiting Fellow

Newswise – Canadian ambassador Arif Z. Lalani will join the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto as Senior Visiting Fellow starting August 9 2008. Lalani recently served as Canadian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008. Previously, Lalani was Canadian Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan…

18th World Peace Congress in Malaysia – Dr. Noor V. Gillani will be the invited speaker

Professors Charles Mercieca and Noor Gillani — will be invited speakers at the 18th World Peace Congress in October in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. The Congress is sponsored by the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), a UN-affiliated NGO, and is hosted by the Government of Malaysia. Check out: http://www.worldpeace.com.my for details and bios…

Ismaili Muslim Adult Choir performed at Third annual African Peace Festival in Vancouver

On the 5th of July 2008 the third annual African Peace festival was held in Vancouver. The festival, organized by the African Peace Forum was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. It attracted a lot of performers and artistes like Jacky Essombe, Ezeadi, Jean Pierre Makosso, Lazare, Ogedengbe Drummers, Kutapira, Joe Amouzou, Ndidi…

Jhoom Jhoom: Celebration of a Lifetime

Karim Gillani (Class of 2003) has released an album last February entitled ‘Jhoom Jhoom: Celebration of a Lifetime’ to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan’s accession to the Imamat. This collection of music comes from musicians of diverse backgrounds and cultures, including Romanians, Algerians, East Africans, Indians, Pakistanis, Americans and Canadians.…

Alykhan Velshi named new Director of Parliamentary Affairs

Environment Minister John Baird has hired a new senior exempt staffer in his ministerial political office. Alykhan Velshi, former director of communications and director of Parliamentary affairs to Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast, Alta.) who in turn is secretary of state for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, is moving over to Mr. Baird’s office as director of…

Naguib Kheraj named JP Morgan chief

A public-educated school Muslim is to run the Queen’s stockbroker. Naguib Kheraj, previously finance director of Barclays Bank, has been appointed chief executive of Cazenove, the blue-blooded broker owned by the Wall Street investment bank JP Morgan. Mr Kheraj, 44, is the City’s best known Muslim banker and will be taking control of the most…

Hundreds celebrate Imamat Day in Mombasa, Kenya

Hundreds mark Imamat fete Story by PHILIP MUYANGA Publication Date: 7/14/2008 Hundreds of Ismaili Muslims celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Imamat Day at the Mombasa Jubilee Hall Sunday. Muslims celebrate to mark the golden jubilee of the Imamat Day at Jubilee Hall in Mombasa on Sunday. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA The celebrations started with a procession…

Greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. extends Imamat Day greetings to Ismaili Muslim Community. Click to view in PDF Communicated via: Alykhan Velshi Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs Office of the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)

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Memories – Golden Jubilee Year

Nimira Dewji of Footprints fame has graciously allowed us to share with you her next publication: Memories — Golden Jubilee Year – July 2007 to July 2008 Vol1.  A personal initiative to capture the momentous activities and events of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee Year. This book is available for download and we humbly believe…