Aga Khan Program at Harvard University | Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World

Aga Khan Program at Harvard University | Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World

Muqarnas 31 is now available from Brill The Aga Khan Program at Harvard University sponsors publication of scholarly works on the history of Islamic art and architecture. Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, is a yearly volume of articles on art and architectural history, edited by Professor Gülru Necipoğlu. http://www.brill.com/products/reference-work/muqarnas-31

French Medical Institute for Children launches Cath-lab

French Medical Institute for Children launches cardiac catheterization lab

April 14, 2015: The new US$ 1.7 million adult cardiac catheterization facility at FMIC is now operational. Developed with the support of La Chaîne de l’Espoir, the main donor, the 17-bedded facility, including the Cath-lab, uses technologically advanced equipment to accurately and quickly diagnose and confirm suspected coronary diseases. This facility allows cardiologists to coordinate…

University of Central Asia's Mountain Societies Research Institute: Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014

University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute: Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014

In 2014, the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) continued to build partnerships, capacity and infrastructure to enhance the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies in Central Asia. Highlights include the launch of a new GIS laboratory; new papers in the MSRI Background Paper Series; and the successful completion of the pilot phase of…

Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi introduces rare procedure that gives hope to patients suffering from chronic pain

Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi introduces rare procedure that gives hope to patients suffering from chronic pain

April 3, 2015: The Pain Management Unit at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has introduced Neuromodulation procedure for treating patients who have chronic pain and disability. The hospital is the first in East Africa to use this mode of treatment performed on 43 patients by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who included pain medicine…

Grid Station to meet Aga Khan University’s future needs

Grid Station to meet Aga Khan University’s future needs

April 8, 2015: The Aga Khan University and K-Electric have jointly inaugurated a 132 KV grid station on the Stadium Road campus, worth a total investment of PKR 1 billion. The new grid station located near the helipad will help the University meet its electricity requirements as it increases the number of facilities available on…

Sage Advice from the Late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Sage Advice from the Late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

“I would like to see every Ismaili and particularly every young Ismaili become an Ambassador, a real Ambassador of the community. And I mean *active* ambassadors, Ambassadors who really work hard. I want you to be active ambassadors. I want you to explain to your Canadian friends, to your neighbors, to the people that you…

Eric Broug: The complex geometry of Islamic design

Eric Broug: The complex geometry of Islamic design

Ever wonder how the Islamic geometric design took shape … this is a fascinating video both for the artist and the math inclined. Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvellous intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. Indeed, their complexity and artistry can seem almost beyond the powers of human…

Dr Saida Rasul

Dr. Saida Rasul named Order of British Columbia 2015

The latest round of recipients to the province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia (O.B.C.) were announced on Friday by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon. “For 26 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized the remarkable accomplishments and efforts by extraordinary British Columbians,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. “This year we honour British Columbians…

natasha jiwa walji

Natasha Jiwa-Walji ran in London Marathon to raise funds for Tenovus Cancer Care

Friday, 26 April 2015: Natasha Jiwa-Walji, an 18-year-old student from Pembrokeshire, took part in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Tenovus Cancer Care. Up until recently, Natasha (pictured) had never run long distance and went from casually taking part in sports that she enjoyed to running the London Marathon. Natasha lost her mum to…

Daily Times

Daily Times Pakistan | Civil society expresses solidarity with Ismailis

LAHORE: A large number of people, civil society organizations and human rights activists hold protest demonstration and candle light vigil against the brutal terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Karachi, on Monday at Liberty Roundabout. The protestors holding placards and banners strongly condemned religiously motivated terrorist attacks on a particular community and perceive as…

‘Had we not heard the cries of pain, we would have thought that everyone was dead’ – Pakistan – DAWN.COM

KARACHI: Al-Azhar Garden and surrounding residential buildings in Safoora Goth give a serene view. Almost all the residents there hail from the Ismaili community and to facilitate their travel within the city there are various shuttle services. On Wednesday morning, one such shuttle bus of Al-Azhar Garden, carrying around 60 passengers, was attacked soon after…

Ismaili Centre Toronto Wins Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)'s People’s Choice Award

Ismaili Centre Toronto Wins People’s Choice Award

OAA announces winner of inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Award, awards spotlight designs that shape cities and strengthen communities May 15, 2015 – Toronto: The annual Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Celebration of Excellence Awards on Friday, May 8, 2015 showcased the best in architectural design and innovation by Ontario architects. Twenty new buildings in Toronto, St.…

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development :: SFSD Attends the Opening Ceremony of the "Blue Mosque" in the Presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) Attends the Opening Ceremony of the “Blue Mosque” in the Presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan

The Mazalla Association for Social Development, one of the Aga Khan Foundation projects in Egypt, invited Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) to attend the opening ceremony of the Blue Mosque “Aq Sunqur” at the  Darb Al-Ahmar district. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan,…