Hazar Imam has already created a significant legacy, building upon the foundations laid by his grandfather. His interpretation of the mandate of the Imamat extends beyond his Jamat, and has affected millions of others around the world, improving their quality of life through programs of the Aga Khan Development Network, which are featured in this issue.
So we have every reason to celebrate, and these pages describe the festivities and activities reflecting the One Jamat refrain, heard so prominently as we gathered as a united community on this special July 11th. We also take a retrospective look at past Jubilees, how the Jamat came to these shores over 50 years ago, and how the US Jamat’s institutions have developed to serve the community.
–Nazim Karim, Editor, The Ismaili USA.