The Ismaili Center Dushanbe

The Ismaili Center Dushanbe

Inspired by some of the region’s most distinctive monuments, the architecture of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe blends many different craft and artisanal traditions of Central Asia. Built in sandstone baked brick and glazed blue and turquoise tiles, it acknowledges the vernaculars of the 10th century mausoleum of the Samanids as well as the grand courtyards…

Ismaili Muslim Community share a smile | Action Homeless

Ismaili Muslim Community of London share a smile | Action Homeless

Action Homeless have received a large donation of parcels thanks to a special Ismaili Muslim community collection which took place over the weekend in Leicester. The Share a Smile initiative which was held during the Muslim month of Ramadan, saw Ismaili Muslims volunteering their time to prepare parcels of essential items for vulnerable people in the local community. 350 people and families…

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

3 July 2014, London–Over 5,000 homeless families in the United Kingdom will receive a parcel of essential items through a new campaign known as “Share a Smile” developed by the UK Ismaili Muslim Community. The parcels, which include baked beans, sweetcorn and soup as well as essential non-food items such as toothbrushes, toothpastes and socks,…

Nairobi Jamatkhana Building

Nairobi Jamatkhana Building

Built in 1920, the “Jamatkhana” building was the tallest building of its kind in Nairobi when “Moi Avenue” was once called Station road. The Khoja mosque is a Nairobi’s spot for the Ismaili community for both social and prayers.

Inaugural Ismaili Centre International Lecture with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Inaugural Ismaili Centre International Lecture with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Burnaby, 26 April 2014 — “To be modern is to destroy the world of nature,” declared Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr. “That’s the great tragedy of it.” Delivering the inaugural Ismaili Centre International Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, the renowned intellectual and pioneering environmental philosopher said that modern forces are preventing a meaningful response to…

2014 Maple Leaf Youth Awards to be held at Ismaili Centre Burnaby

2014 Maple Leaf Youth Awards to be held at Ismaili Centre Burnaby

Arthur Milnes An award-winning journalist, public historian and political speech writer, Arthur Milnes is Commissioner and Founder of the non-partisan Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission. He has worked with a variety of Canadian prime ministers, premiers and even the occasional US president. Arthur has edited or co-edited seven published volumes of historic political speeches.…

Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

Architect Raj Rewal: Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

The design of Raj Rewal draws inspiration from Islamic philosophy and vocabulary of design assimilates Iberian Peninsula’s architectural traditions and is innovative in terms of contemporary construction technology. It is influenced by morphology of traditional spatial arrangements of courtyards (Allahmbra, Fatehpur Sikri) concept of the paradise garden and Islamic patterns.

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

As the National Gallery of Modern Art hosts an exhibition of Raj Rewal’s works, the legendary architect talks about smart cities and similarities between Indian food and architecture He is as imposing as his structures and as modest as the values they emanate. Like sandstone, the construction material he is fond of, he has weathered…

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era... Is it Necessary to Belong?

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era… Is it Necessary to Belong?

This event is being presented by the Engaging Jamat Initiative (EJI) of the Council for Ontario. Jamati and non-Ismaili family members aged 35 to 55 will have an opportunity to build personal and professional connections while exchanging ideas in one of Canada’s historic cultural sites on Sunday, April 13 at the Arts and Letters Club…

Magnificent Photos of the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

Magnificent Photos of the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

“We salute those who have donated their time and talent and material resources to this project, including those who designed, constructed and decorated this building and its surroundings. You have created a remarkable building that will enhance the cityscape of Dushanbe.” – His Highness the Aga Khan With these choice words by the 49th Ismaili…

True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took | Dallas Morning News

True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took | Dallas Morning News

By KATHLEEN GREEN – Alyssa spotted Nayeem and his brother talking to her parents at their mosque in Carrollton one evening in April 2010. She recognized his brother but had never met Nayeem, which seemed strange in their tight-knit community. [...]To honor both their Ismaili Muslim and American cultures, Nayeem and Alyssa planned separate celebrations.…