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.…

Ismaili Centre London

Ismaili Centre London

The Ismaili Centre in London is a religious, social and cultural meeting place for the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom. Opened in 1985, the Centre is the first religious and cultural centre to be specially designed and built for the Ismaili community in the West.

Forum hosted by Ismaili Centre Dubai: Opportunity through Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

Forum hosted by Ismaili Centre Dubai: Opportunity through Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

The role of leadership in implementing ethical business models that demonstrate benefits to all stakeholders was echoed by speakers at a knowledge forum in Dubai on Saturday. The UAE is the best example of leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics, according to the forum participants. Titled: ‘Opportunity through leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics’ the forum was hosted by…

Montreal, Quebec Jamatkhana

Montreal, Quebec Jamatkhana

Students at McGill University started to arrive in mid-sixties. Most Ismailis arrived in Quebec and Canada in the mid-seventies from Uganda (fleeing Idi Amin’s regime), East Africa and Franco-phones from West and Central Africa, and Madagascar. In the mid-nineties, people arrived from Central Asia. The date of the first official organization in Montreal is 1972…

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Culture heavyweights come together for mammoth new Ismaili Centre to be built in Houston

It was very much an insider’s gathering at art collector Judy Nyquist’s home when Houston Arts Alliance board members, advisory council and friends were engaged in a conversation on the work of the Aga Khan Foundation and the prospects for an Ismaili Centre to be built on Allen Parkway. Houston attorney Ashraf Ramji, vice chairman…

Lions Gate Jamatkhana North Vancouver, BC - FNDA Design

Lions Gate Jamatkhana North Vancouver, BC – FNDA Design

A winner of multiple awards, including the Award of Distinction for Architecture in Interior Design from the District of North Vancouver, this facility is comprised of a prayer hall, ante-room, foyer, support space, classrooms, library, commercial kitchen, 3 squash courts, multipurpose hall with stage for performing arts, and special lighting for sports and social events.

ICERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering) sponsors 9th Annual World Peace Day Inter-faith Prayer Service

ICERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering) sponsors 9th Annual World Peace Day Inter-faith Prayer Service

via chicagotribune.com – The ninth annual World Peace Day Inter-faith Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, January 1st, 2:30 pm at the North Central College Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue in Naperville. The theme is year is “Embracing Differences in Our Changing Community.” This service includes participation from Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish,…

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Maputo Jamatkhana

At the heart of the port city of Maputo, capital of Mozambique, stands a building that testifies to the long history of the Ismaili Muslim community in the region. The Maputo Jamatkhana is located a short distance from the heart of the old city’s baixa (commercial area). Flanked by two intricately carved glass-wall minarets, the…

The Aga Khan – Ismaili Centre – Commemorating 40 years of Uganda Asians settlement in the UK

The Aga Khan – Ismaili Centre – Commemorating 40 years of Uganda Asians settlement in the UK

via Promota Africa Magazine – Ugandan Asians held a reception at Ismaili Centre on 2 July 2013 to commemorating the 40th anniversary of the settlement in the UK of the Asian communities from Uganda. One of the objectives of the event was to promote stronger ties between Ugandan Asians and their former country. A number…