Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre

Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government observes Ramadan at the Hounslow Ismaili Centre Eric Pickles joins the Hounslow Big Iftar It’s great to see the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform again, I saw them at a Nawruz gathering a couple of years ago which was another great performance. Islam arrived in the UK…

The Ismaili Center Dushanbe

The Ismaili Center Dushanbe

Inspired by some of the region’s most distinctive monuments, the architecture of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe blends many different craft and artisanal traditions of Central Asia. Built in sandstone baked brick and glazed blue and turquoise tiles, it acknowledges the vernaculars of the 10th century mausoleum of the Samanids as well as the grand courtyards…

Community effort: Farida Bata and Zulfikar Hassam, both of Share A Smile, with some of their charity boxes

Sharing a smile to aid homeless | Leicester Mercury

The homeless in Leicester will benefit from care packages put together by local Ismaili Muslim volunteers.Volunteers spent Saturday packing donations for Action Homeless at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre in Hamilton. The work is part of the Share a Smile initiative which sees Ismaili Muslims volunteering their time during religious month of Ramadan.Amin Mawji, president…

Ismaili Muslim Community share a smile | Action Homeless

Ismaili Muslim Community of London share a smile | Action Homeless

Action Homeless have received a large donation of parcels thanks to a special Ismaili Muslim community collection which took place over the weekend in Leicester. The Share a Smile initiative which was held during the Muslim month of Ramadan, saw Ismaili Muslims volunteering their time to prepare parcels of essential items for vulnerable people in the local community. 350 people and families…

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

3 July 2014, London–Over 5,000 homeless families in the United Kingdom will receive a parcel of essential items through a new campaign known as “Share a Smile” developed by the UK Ismaili Muslim Community. The parcels, which include baked beans, sweetcorn and soup as well as essential non-food items such as toothbrushes, toothpastes and socks,…

Nairobi Jamatkhana Building

Nairobi Jamatkhana Building

Built in 1920, the “Jamatkhana” building was the tallest building of its kind in Nairobi when “Moi Avenue” was once called Station road. The Khoja mosque is a Nairobi’s spot for the Ismaili community for both social and prayers.

Inaugural Ismaili Centre International Lecture with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Inaugural Ismaili Centre International Lecture with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Burnaby, 26 April 2014 — “To be modern is to destroy the world of nature,” declared Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr. “That’s the great tragedy of it.” Delivering the inaugural Ismaili Centre International Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, the renowned intellectual and pioneering environmental philosopher said that modern forces are preventing a meaningful response to…

2014 Maple Leaf Youth Awards to be held at Ismaili Centre Burnaby

2014 Maple Leaf Youth Awards to be held at Ismaili Centre Burnaby

Arthur Milnes An award-winning journalist, public historian and political speech writer, Arthur Milnes is Commissioner and Founder of the non-partisan Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission. He has worked with a variety of Canadian prime ministers, premiers and even the occasional US president. Arthur has edited or co-edited seven published volumes of historic political speeches.…

Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

Architect Raj Rewal: Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

The design of Raj Rewal draws inspiration from Islamic philosophy and vocabulary of design assimilates Iberian Peninsula’s architectural traditions and is innovative in terms of contemporary construction technology. It is influenced by morphology of traditional spatial arrangements of courtyards (Allahmbra, Fatehpur Sikri) concept of the paradise garden and Islamic patterns.

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

As the National Gallery of Modern Art hosts an exhibition of Raj Rewal’s works, the legendary architect talks about smart cities and similarities between Indian food and architecture He is as imposing as his structures and as modest as the values they emanate. Like sandstone, the construction material he is fond of, he has weathered…

Magnificent Photos of the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

Magnificent Photos of the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

“We salute those who have donated their time and talent and material resources to this project, including those who designed, constructed and decorated this building and its surroundings. You have created a remarkable building that will enhance the cityscape of Dushanbe.” – His Highness the Aga Khan With these choice words by the 49th Ismaili…

True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took | Dallas Morning News

True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took | Dallas Morning News

By KATHLEEN GREEN – Alyssa spotted Nayeem and his brother talking to her parents at their mosque in Carrollton one evening in April 2010. She recognized his brother but had never met Nayeem, which seemed strange in their tight-knit community. […]To honor both their Ismaili Muslim and American cultures, Nayeem and Alyssa planned separate celebrations.…

Ismaili Centre London

Ismaili Centre London

The Ismaili Centre in London is a religious, social and cultural meeting place for the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom. Opened in 1985, the Centre is the first religious and cultural centre to be specially designed and built for the Ismaili community in the West.

Forum hosted by Ismaili Centre Dubai: Opportunity through Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

Forum hosted by Ismaili Centre Dubai: Opportunity through Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

The role of leadership in implementing ethical business models that demonstrate benefits to all stakeholders was echoed by speakers at a knowledge forum in Dubai on Saturday. The UAE is the best example of leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics, according to the forum participants. Titled: ‘Opportunity through leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics’ the forum was hosted by…

INTERLACED: Living Our Faith Through Stories - Ismaili Jamatkhana of Victoria participates in an Interfaith Storytelling Book Project

Living Our Faith Through Stories: Ismaili Jamatkhana of Victoria participates in an Interfaith Storytelling Book Project

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), the Kolot Mayim Reform Synagogue, the Ismaili Jamatkhana of Victoria, and the Victoria Hindu Temple in Saanich, presents Interfaith Storytelling Book. “INTERLACED: Living Our Faith Through Stories” has been a truly collaborative community project, funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through EmbraceBC. The…