Constellations- Ismaili Centres - Inauguration

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…

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…