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Milad un Nabi at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

The annual Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet pbuh) returned to Parliament Hill on February 11th, after more than a decade of being hosted at other locations. Given the recent events, this was quite timely as a gesture of trust between Parliament and Ottawa’s Muslim communities. Conservative Member of Parliament and Chief Government Whip…

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Inspiring Young Authors: Faizaan Somani

In this 3rd publication of our Inspiring Young Authors series, we are featuring Faizaan Somani’s essay. Ismailimail has in the past featured Faizaan and his sister Tabreek’s various educational and extra-curricular activities. We encourage parents and young talented kids to come forward and share your fictional and non-fictional works with Ismailimail. Here is Faizaan Somani’s…

Free Press Journal | M G Vassanji: And Home Was Kariakoo

Free Press Journal | M G Vassanji: And Home Was Kariakoo

Mar 01, 2015: By T R Ramachandran for FPJ – Part memoir, part travelogue, part history, this book is an insightful and deeply moving meditation on the Indians of East Africa and what it means to call a place one’s home. An Indian African born in Nairobi (Kenya) and raised in neighbouring Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) emigrated…

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March Break Camp at Aga Khan Museum: Tales of Wonder

Travel around the world in one week! Be part of an exciting March Break camp that takes you on journeys to countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, and India. Learn new stories, make art projects, and share experiences by creating your own tale of wonder inspired by your exploration of the galleries.…

How To Write a Love Poem by IF THE POET

How To Write a Love Poem by IF THE POET

Spontaneous magic; IF THE POET meets Mobeen Lalani and Hussein-Jose Kassam at the Aga Khan Museum. Directed by Ian Keteku. Poem performed is How To Write A Love Poem. IF (Ian French) is a Performance Poet, musician, filmmaker, father and friend. His poems channel the wisdom of Spirit, the rage of the wounded and the…

Aga Khan on his vision for Uganda’s healthcare – People & Power – monitor.co.ug

One milestone along that journey occurred earlier this week when I received the first charter ever granted to an International University in Tanzania. That ceremony reflected, I believe, AKU’s record of producing outstanding East African graduates. And it sets the stage for expanding the university in the years ahead through a series of new schools,…

Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Kibaki and other dignitaries appraise newly installed state-of-the-art cancer equipment at the opening of the AKUH Heart and Cancer Centre in July 2011. (mage: AKDN / Aziz Islamshah)

AKU’s growing presence expands the horizons of healthcare in East Africa |TheIsmaili

TheIsmaili.org, 27 February 2015 – Addressing the AKU 2015 Convocation in Kampala on Thursday, Mawlana Hazar Imam described the university’s plans for Uganda. Here, “we will focus on achieving international levels of healthcare,” said Hazar Imam, “especially for non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.” He announced plans to establish a new Aga…

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Convocation Address: His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Nairobi, Kenya

Ismailimail is excited to share the excerpts of His Highness the Aga Khan’s commencement address of the third of the three convocation ceremonies he presided over, the final installment being earlier today in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing the launch of two news graduate schools – Schools of Leadership and Management, and Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism to the…

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Ismaili Jamat gathered to watch Aga Khan University’s Convocation in Kenya

Mombasa Ismaili Jamat gathered in Jamatkhana to view Aga Khan University’s Convocation which was held on March 2nd, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Related: Highlights of 3rd of 3 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya Highlights of 2nd of 3 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Kampala, Uganda Highlights of 1st of 3 Aga Khan University…

AKU Convocation Nairobi Kenya Webcast

Live Webcast: Nairobi, Kenya AKU 2015 Convocation with Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan Presiding the Ceremonies

As Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan will preside over the third and final of three Aga Khan University convocation ceremonies, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, March 2nd, 2015. The ceremony is expected to commence at 11:00 AM Nairobi time (GMT+3). Live Webcast will be available on the AKDN.org, TheIsmaili.org or at AKU.edu (links provided below).

Event – March 3  - Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya - Rebooting Development - Leveraging Technology and Entrepreneurship for Prosperity

Event – March 2 | Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya | Rebooting Development: Leveraging Technology and Entrepreneurship for Prosperity

A talk by Dr Calestous Juma, member of the AKU Board of Trustees and internationally-recognized authority on the role of innovation in development. EVENT: Rebooting Development: Leveraging Technology and Entrepreneurship for Prosperity SPEAKER: Dr Calestous Juma DATE: Monday, March 2, 2015 TIME: 4:00 to 5:30 PM Local Time VENUE: Lecture theatre, 3rd Parklands Avenue, Aga Khan University Hospital,…