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Event – December 18 | Aga Khan Museum: Spoken Word Jam with Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed

Aga Khan Museum’s Performing Arts program features spoken word poetics by Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed and an ensemble of local musicians Gurpreet Chana and Waleed Abdulhamid. EVENT: Spoken Word Jam with Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed DATE: Thursday, December 18th, 2014 TIME: 8:00 p.m. EST VENUE: Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto,…

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Canada appoints Ambassadorial Representative to the Ismaili Imamat

Ismailimail is excited to share the news of Canada’s appointment of an ambassadorial level senior diplomatic representative to the Ismaili Imamat. While this is epic event in the history of our community, it reinforces Canada’s confidence and seriousness of purpose in establishing permanent contact at the highest levels of Ismaili institutional leadership. This follows Mawlana…

Government of Canada: Ministers Kenney and Baird extend birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Government of Canada: Ministers Kenney and Baird extend birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Ottawa, December 13, 2014 –The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan: “We would like to extend warm birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, and to all Canadian Ismailis celebrating…

Salgirah Celebration at Jogeshwari Jamatkhana, Mumbai

Salgirah Celebration at Jogeshwari Jamatkhana, Mumbai, India

Photos/courtesy: Rahim Padaniya Related from the Ismailimail Archives: Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and all their creativity, endeavors and successes. Inspired? Share the story Want to inspire? Send us your story(s) at ismailimail@gmail.com Subscribe and join 18,000 +…

The Globe and Mail Feature on Aga Khan Musuem Exhibit: The Lost Dhow - links between ancient Islam and China

The Globe and Mail Feature on Aga Khan Musuem Exhibit: The Lost Dhow – links between ancient Islam and China

JAMES ADAMS: Hear the word “Islam” these days and, for many, visions of beheadings, demagogic mullahs, hollow-eyed refugees and gun-toting jihadis are almost sure to follow. While hardly fair or truthful, this mental slide show is nevertheless an understandable result of the way Islam, or at least acts perpetrated by some in the name of…

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Retrospective | Ismaili Constitution for global Ismaili community was ordained on Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 50th birthday

“It is my belief that the Ismaili Constitution will provide a strong institutional and organisational framework through which my Jamat (community) will be able to contribute to the harmonious development of the Ummah and of the societies in which the Jamat lives.”* Born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, Mawlana Hazar Imam spent his…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (3 of 3): Bollywood Duo talk to PBS – Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on how faith inspires their music

Over the last 2 days we have shared with our readers Salim-Sulaiman’s interviews – conversations with an 11 year old and with Ismailimail that touched on some interesting themes. Themes ranging from music to sports to service; Mawlana Hazar Imam to youths to musicians to change makers; sentiments that speak of love, of giving and…

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Event – December 12 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto – Showcase Performance: Lara Bello: Reflections of Granada

Aga Khan Museum’s Performing Arts program features much celebrated artist Granada-born Lara Bello who delivers stunning performances that mix Latin American rhythms with jazz and classical music, flamenco dance and song. EVENT: Showcase Performance: Lara Bello: Reflections of Granada DATE: Friday, December 12th, 2014 TIME: 8:00 p.m. EST VENUE: Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford…

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Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership

NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership  agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society…

AKF Impact - 16 countries 3.5 Million beneficiaries

Aga Khan Foundation – Global Impact: Serving 16 countries & 3.5 Million beneficiaries

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, has implemented innovative, award-winning and community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a…

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AKF USA and Giving Tuesday: Target surpassed by 750% – CEO thanks all supporters

Ismailimail is proud to share the results of the AKF USA’s Giving Tuesday Campaign and we also want to thank all our readers for their outstanding support to all the Aga Khan Foundation Initiatives in Canada, USA and other countries through the years – initiatives such as the Partnership Walk/Golf, PartnershipInAction Walk/Golf/Runs and others. We started…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (2 of 3): Brothers talk about the genesis of the North American tour, TKN and Giving

Ismailimail is excited to present the second in a series of three interviews, where Salim shared several insights and perspectives as Ismailimail coordinated their interview with PBS in New York. In these heart to heart conversations with Ismailimail, Salim talked about TKN (Time and Knowledge Niyat) fulfillment and the spirit of giving, what they wanted…

SimergPhotos.com: For Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah, a Splendid Collection of (100+) Photos and Quotes

SimergPhotos.com: For Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah, a Splendid Collection of (100+) Photos and Quotes

The images and quotes published represent: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family; the Imam’s affection and love for all his murids; the breadth and scope of his Imamat work around the world through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); the worldwide admiration, respect and warmth that is shown to him by leaders at all levels; and the…

Shiraz & Shams Hajee: Ismaili couple from New Zealand presented with “Excellence In Retail Business” Award by Prime Minister John Key.

Shiraz & Shams Hajee: Ismaili couple from New Zealand presented with “Excellence In Retail Business” Award by Prime Minister John Key

Shiraz Hajee and his wife Shams Shiraz, Co-owners of Jesters Pies Mt. Wellington, Auckland were presented the accolade of “Excellence In Retail Business” by Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. John Key on Monday 24th November 2014 in a Gala BNZ Indian Business Award Nite held in The Sky City Convention Centre Auckland. More than 900 businesspersons,…