Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Rizwan Alimohammad graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in biology and from Ross University School of Medicine on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, continued his training at Albany Medical Center in internal medicine and cardiology training and completed it in Richmond, Va., in cardiac electrophysiology. He is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Capital Cardiology Associates in Albany…
You are a member of the congregation of the Shia Imami Ismaili Jamatkhana in Colonie. What does it mean to be Shia Ismaili Muslim?
The Ismailis are a culturally diverse community in over 25 countries. We adhere to a 1,400-year tradition of Shi’a Ismaili values expressed through a commitment to a search for knowledge for the betterment of self and society. We embrace pluralism by building bridges of peace and understanding and by sharing our time, talents and material resources to improve the quality of life of the community and those among whom we live.
The Ismailis are united in their spiritual allegiance to His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary imam and a descendant of Prophet Muhammad. He has stressed the role of the intellect in faith and has promoted an understanding of Islam that draws on the values of generosity, tolerance, pluralism, forgiveness, stewardship of God’s creation and the unity of our shared humanity.
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Dr. Farida Virani – Time and Knowledge (TKN) Volunteer for the International Conciliation and Arbitration Board