Rudy Karsan

Event – November 23: Economic Planning Board for Ontario | An Intimate & Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan

The Ismaili Business Professionals’ Association (IBPA), as a part of the Economic Planning Board for Ontario (EPBO) invites you to an intimate conversation with the Founder of Kenexa, Rudy Karsan. Mr. Karsan will speak of his experiences, including selling Kenexa to IBM for $1.3 billion. EVENT: Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan DATE: Sunday, November 23,…

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Event – November 19 | Royal Ontario Museum & The Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Looking for Women in Medieval Cairo: Imagined Histories and Historical Realities

During Fatimid rule, royal patronage, religious tolerance and commercial prosperity promoted the establishment and growth of a cosmopolitan urban society that brought to Cairo and the neighbouring city of al-Fustat women of varied religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Some of these women rose to become royalty while others left their mark as transmitters of learning.…

Kim Campbell

Women & Leadership | Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

Last night at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby the Right Honourable Kim Campbell shared her thoughts on the role of Women engaging as Leaders in building civil societies. Drawing on her long and distinguished service at all levels of government in Canada in addition to her influential role in academia and global think tanks, she encouraged…

Live Webcast: Former Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell to speak at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

Event – November 15 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell on Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders

Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell will deliver a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on the topic of Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders. EVENT: Building Civil Society: The Role of Women Leaders SPEAKER: Former Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell DATE: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 TIME: 8:00…

Event - November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Narratives of Expression, with Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani

Event – November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani – Narratives of Expression: Rethinking Identity & Music in Muslim discourse

An enlightening presentation and discussion on music and identity. This program will help ‘rethink’ modern understandings of Muslim identity in the contemporary world. Through an exploration of music, the presentations will shed light on the cultural/political forces behind the (re)creation and negotiation of identity and forms of expression and their socio-cultural implications. EVENT: Narratives of…

Event October 27 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: An evening with Giller Prize winning author M.G. Vassanji

Event – October 27 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: An evening with Giller Prize winning author M.G. Vassanji

The Ismaili Council for British Columbia extends a personal invitation to you to attend an evening with Giller Prize winning bestselling author M.G. Vassanji on Monday, October 27. Mr. Vassanji will be in conversation with Zainub Verjee and they will discuss his new memoir, And Home Was Kariakoo. EVENT: An evening with Giller Prize winning…

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Event – October 19 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Landscape Architecture in Muslim Societies

The Ismaili Centre Toronto presents an informative and engaging lecture by Professor Hashim Sarkis.  Using his emphasis on the integration of architecture with urban and landscape settings, Hashim Sarkis will give a talk about landscape architecture and its influence on Muslim societies, highlighting his work with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. EVENT: Landscape Architecture in…

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Event – October 17 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Aims, Directions, Programs and Publications of the ISMC at AKU

Learn more about the current work and publications of Aga Khan University’s (AKU) Institute for the Study of  Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) and the King’s Cross initiative, a major development of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in  London, UK. EVENT: Aims, Directions, Programs and Publications of the ISMC at AKU DATE: Friday, October 17th, 2014…

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Simerg | Photo Essay: The Ismaili Centre – “Peace Through Prayer” and “A Splendid Reality”

Today marks the four weeks anniversary of the inauguration of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum by Mowlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It is also three weeks since the Centre was opened for congregational prayers . Simerg continues to do a  phenomenal job of capturing this epic “moment” in the life…

Rizwan Mawani: Illuminating The Ismaili Centre Toronto

Huffington Post | Rizwan Mawani: Illuminating The Ismaili Centre Toronto

Exploring the Diversity and Complexity of the Muslim World With all the attention that has been recently showered on Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, which opened its doors to the public on September 18th, it is easy to forget there is another gem located on the same 17-acre site. This equally impressive structure is not overshadowed…

Simerg - September 19, 2014- Historical Day for the Ismaili Imamat and the Worldwide Jamat – Photos and Videos of the Opening Day of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Canada

Simerg | September 19, 2014: Historical Day for the Ismaili Imamat and the Worldwide Jamat – Photos and Videos of the Opening Day of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Canada

Simerg brings to life the jubilation felt by the Jamat and Volunteers on the opening day of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Several video interviews and photos punctuate the article to bring you different perspectives of how the Ismaili Centre is a turning point in the life of the Ismailis in Toronto and around the world.…

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Constellations | Ismaili Centres: Foundation Stone and Inauguration Ceremonies – Special Moments and Speeches of Mowlana Hazar Imam

The Ismaili Centre[s] … will be a place of congregation, of order, of peace, of prayer, of hope, of humility, and of brotherhood. From it should come forth those thoughts, those sentiments, those attitudes, which bind men together and which unite. It has been conceived and will exist in a mood of friendship, courtesy, and…

Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre

Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government observes Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre Eric Pickles joins the Hounslow Big Iftar It’s great to see the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform again, I saw them at a Nawruz gathering a couple of years ago which was another great performance. Islam arrived in the UK…