Nilofar (Tajikistan) | Cosmopolis Toronto

Born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Nilofar’s family came to Canada because Tajikistan was going through a Civil War. Tajikistan was part of the Soviet Union, so in 1991 it broke away, becoming an independent state. As like any parents, Nilofar’s wanted what was best for their children and that is growing up in a place…

Selin Jessa, Zoya Jiwa nominated for YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award, Vancouver

Selin Jessa & Zoya Jiwa nominated for YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award, Vancouver

Ismailimail is proud to profile two of Vancouver’s rising stars, Selin Jessa and Zoya Jiwa. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Congratulations to the 2015 nominees in the category of Young Woman of Distinction SELIN…

Afzal Habib | Top 30 under 30 | Corporate Knights

Afzal Habib | Top 30 under 30 | Corporate Knights

Afzal Habib He had a six-figure salary at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised Fortune 500 clients, but Afzal Habib was looking to inject more meaning into his work – and he did exactly that. Afzal quit his job in Canada, moved to Africa, and in just one year turned what many considered a…

Hakam Bhaloo | Passages Canada

Hakam Bhaloo | Passages Canada

Hakam Bhaloo is originally from Tanzania and came to Canada in 1974. He is very active in his community and is involved in many organizations including the Burnaby Multicultural Society (where he was Director for 6 years), AMSSA (Affiliation of Multlicultural Societies and Service Agencies), Ethno-cultural Advisory Association, Burnaby Arts Council (current Board Member), and…

Azim Lila (Tanzania) | Cosmopolis Toronto

Azim Lila (Tanzania) | Cosmopolis Toronto

Toronto as Home From Azim’s terrace he can look out over Toronto’s skyline and see buildings that are significant for him: the new Aga Khan Museum, park, and prayer hall that  is due to open in 2014. The Aga Khan Museum collection will contain over one thousand artifacts and works of art going back over…

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Event – March 26 | Institute of Ismaili Studies Lecture: Words of Power – Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam

This lecture will focus on the mystical and messianic movement that came to be known under the name of Ḥurūfīyya, meaning ‘letterists’, which was founded in Iran in the second half of the 8th/14th century by Faḍl Allāh Astarābādī (d. 796/1394). EVENT: Words of Power – Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam…

Event – March 26 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of al-Andalus: Latest Archaeological Researches

Event – March 26 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of al-Andalus: Latest Archaeological Researches

For years, the significance in the history of al-Andalus of the Great Mosque of Cordoba (Madīnat Qurṭuba) has overshadowed any other archaeological discovery in the city. In addition, the study of the palatine town of Madīnat al-Zahrā, founded in 936 just a few miles away from the Andalusian capital, has also eclipsed the past of…

Special Lecture Series

Event – March 27 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Special Lecture Series: Islam is the Ocean – Muslims and Globalization in the Age of Empire

Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal will deliver a lecture at the Aga Khan University on March 27. Her presentation is the part of AKU’s special lecture series hosted throughout the academic year. These lectures are now a city cultural event in their own right. Jalal is a professor of history at the Tufts University where she…

TheIsmaili.org: Diary of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

TheIsmaili.org – Diary of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Prime Minister of Canada tours the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver

Vancouver, 21 March 2015 — The Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, visited the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver today. The visit was a unique opportunity for the Prime Minister to learn more about Ismaili Centres as ambassadorial hubs, representing the Shia Ismaili community’s attitude towards the Muslim faith and modern life. via Diary of…

Bidar Fort

Restoration of monuments after consulting professional agencies: D.C. – The Hindu

“Restoration of medieval era monuments will be taken up in consultation with professional art restoring agencies,” P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, said on Thursday. Agencies such as Indian Heritage Cities Network, Deccan Heritage Foundation, World Monument Fund, Aga Khan Foundation and Archaeological Survey of India will be involved in these efforts, he said. He was speaking…

AKU World 2012 - Governments Assitanced

Event – March 25 | Aga Khan University – Worldwide: Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Karachi, London, Nairobi | Thinking Flexibly about Flexible Learning

Educators have had access to the Internet for over 20 years. We can download all of Wikipedia onto our mobile phones. Information is NOT in short supply. But, how has this access changed our teaching and learning? This seminar will explore pedagogical approaches that leverage the tools of our time to foster rich learning opportunities…

McMaster Times - Moral Compass

A Simerg Brief: “I Absolutely Admire the Aga Khan” — Howard Shearer

” … I absolutely admire the Aga Khan. He established a moral compass in terms of his teaching and his commitment to social responsibility – for contributing to society.”  – Howard Shearer, President and CEO, Hitachi Canada Ltd. & member of McMaster University’s Board of Governors McMaster Times 2008 Winter/Spring edition, McMaster University Discover, Explore…

Doris Duke Asia Society AKMI

Synergy: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Asia Society New York & Aga Khan Music Initiative

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Awards Grant to Asia Society NY for Performing Arts Project Asia Society NY has been awarded $100,000 from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art through its Building Bridges Program. The grant will support Encounters at the Crossroads, a two-year performing arts project that will include our partnership with…

Om Habibeh Foundation signs agreement with Aswan University

Om Habibeh Foundation signs agreement with Aswan University

OHF signs Agreement with Aswan University; Aswan Skills Development Programme; OHF Signs Agreement with the Ministry of Education January 2015- The Om Habibeh Foundation (OHF) in Aswan, signed an Agreement with Aswan University to further develop the institutional relationship with the two organisations, specifically around the strengthening of the quality of education at the Faculty…