Ground Breaking for the New Jamatkhana for Calgary

Event Journal: Opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan MuseumOne of the ways in which Ismailis have expressed their identity wherever they have lived is through their places of prayer, known today as the Jamatkhana.

His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, 12 September 2014

Calgary's new NEJK-4

The building design and materials are reminiscent of the Great Mosque of Cordoba using grey brick placed in strips as accents along the facades.

The prayer hall has been located to ensure that its orientation is facing towards Mecca, in accordance with religious tradition.

– extract from the development plan submission

 2015-04-11: Calgary Jamatkhana groundbreaking (Image credit: Farhad Mortazaee via Al-Karim Walli's Tweet)
2015-04-11: Calgary Jamatkhana groundbreaking (Image credit: Farhad Mortazaee via Al-Karim Walli’s Tweet)

 

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3 thoughts

  1. Mashallah big Mubaraki to Calgary jamat. It is a beautiful design. Architect Farouk Noormohamed has again come up with such a special building and the donors have been so generous. I cannot wait to see it when it is Open.

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  2. I am really glad to hear the news and gives me a immense happiness.
    Mowla gives you a lot of Barakat and pray for your health, wealth and happiness.
    Not only our ismaili murid but You made our beloved Hazar Imam a happiest day in his life.
    AMEN!

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