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Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association Gilgit arranges water-station (Sabeel) for the day of Ashura

October 24, 2015 – Scouts of Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association Gilgit arranged Sabeel-e-Imam Hussain (A.S) on behalf of Ismaili Regional Council Gilgit for the Azadaran on October 24, 2015 on the day of Ashura. The Sabeel was arranged in front of the Ismaili Central Jamat Khana Gilgit in Jamat Khana Bazar. The Sabeel was visited by thousands of Azaadaran, including provincial Ministers, Members of … Continue reading Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association Gilgit arranges water-station (Sabeel) for the day of Ashura

Toronto council wants tax break for Aga Khan museum | Toronto Star

The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto is hoping to join the ranks of other prominent cultural institutions in Toronto by gaining tax exempt status

By: Jessica Smith Cross Metro News, Published on Fri Oct 30 2015 The Aga Khan Foundation will ask City Council for tax exempt status. Other cultural institutions, including the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), do not pay property taxes. The ROM, TSO, COC and TIFF have it [tax exempt status] . Facing a whopping property tax bill, the Aga … Continue reading The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto is hoping to join the ranks of other prominent cultural institutions in Toronto by gaining tax exempt status

Forum for New Diplomacy at the Ismaili Centre, London -2

Live Webcast | Ismaili Centre, London | Forum for New Diplomacy

Technical issues resolved  TheIsmaili.org/live This is a LIVE WEBCAST of a Forum for New Diplomacy conversation between UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Serge Schmemann, Member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times. Background The Forum for New Diplomacy is a joint initiative of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale and International New York Times. Senior journalists from International New York Times and The New York … Continue reading Live Webcast | Ismaili Centre, London | Forum for New Diplomacy

London, 22 October 2015: UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, delivering a video message at the ICOMOS 50th Anniversary Conference (image via live webcast screen capture)

Live Webcast at 8:15 PM GMT | Ismaili Centre, London | Forum for New Diplomacy

London, 26 October 2015 — The Ismaili Centre, London will host a conversation between UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Serge Schmemann, Member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times as part of the Forum for New Diplomacy. They will discuss the topic of Protecting Cultural Patrimony in Times of Conflict: Challenges & Threats. The event will be webcast live on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 at … Continue reading Live Webcast at 8:15 PM GMT | Ismaili Centre, London | Forum for New Diplomacy

A winter view of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby from the south-west. Photograph By Gary Otte via Burnaby Now

Group builds bridges with Ismaili Centre tour | Burnaby Now

By Tereza Verenca for Burnaby Now October 15, 2015 11:09 AM The Burnaby Inter-Faith Network is inviting the public to tour the local Ismaili Centre next week in an effort to “build bridges of understanding and communication.” “We do this to kind of break down those barriers and the stereotypes people build of each other,” network co-chair Don Dyck told the NOW. The ad-hoc group, … Continue reading Group builds bridges with Ismaili Centre tour | Burnaby Now

Rizab Jamatkhana, Birjand, Iran

Rizab Jamatkhana, Birjand, Iran

Excerpts from The Ismailis: Their History and Doctrines, by Farhad Daftary, at p 411 “But the Nizaris of Quhistan never recovered from the Mongol onslaught, which left all of Khurasan in ruins. They survived clandestinely in villages around Birjand …. …Nizari Quhistani was born in Birjand in 645/1247-1248 into a land-owning Ismaili family. Nizari Quhistani served for a while a the court and chancery of … Continue reading Rizab Jamatkhana, Birjand, Iran

Some more details on Richmond Jamatkhana, designed by Architect Farouk Noormohamed

Some more details on Richmond Jamatkhana, designed by Architect Farouk Noormohamed

Richmond Jamatkhana Project Overview Excerpt from City of Richmond Planning documents: The [Richmond Jamatkhana] development proposal involves the consolidation of 5 properties totalling approximately 4.17 acres to support the construction of a two storey assembly hall of approximately 24,578 sq.ft. and accommodate up to 291 vehicles. The proposed facility is intended to serve the Ismaili Muslim population in Richmond who have been operating out of … Continue reading Some more details on Richmond Jamatkhana, designed by Architect Farouk Noormohamed

2015 Ismaili Reunion of Kharadar Karachi Jamat, in Dallas, USA

Ismaili Re-union of Kharadar Karachi Jamat, in Dallas, USA

Origin of the Re-union The concept of this re-union started a few years ago when a few former Ismaili residents of Kharadar, Karachi, met in Dallas at a local restaurant, and continued to meet every year for the next three years. In December 2014, we thought about having the re-union on a larger scale, and started to contact friends globally. We brought together over 500 … Continue reading Ismaili Re-union of Kharadar Karachi Jamat, in Dallas, USA

This view from the majestic main entrance of Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe shows a seating alcove on the left, a reception desk on the right, and the axial corridor of the administration area leading to the Great Courtyard. (Image credit: Muslim Harji (Copyright) via Simerg Photos).

Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe through the lens of Canadian Muslim Harji | Simerg Photos

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe is the first such Center in Central Asia — a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years. The site of the Ismaili Center Dushanbe is located on Ismoili Somoni Avenue, named after the founder of the Samanid dynasty (early 10th Century) and considered Tajikistan’s national hero. The Centre was designed by Farouk Noormohamed Design … Continue reading Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe through the lens of Canadian Muslim Harji | Simerg Photos

The serene looking Ismaili Centre, Toronto reflected in one of the 5 infinity pools between the Centre and the Aga Khan Museum, all embedded within the unifying Aga Khan Park. The combined spaces of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto within the Aga Khan Park are dubbed as the Aga Khan Cultural Hub. (Image via Blog TO)

Blog TO | The 10 most Instagrammable buildings in Toronto: Aga Khan Cultural Hub

The most instagrammable buildings in Toronto range from universities to shopping malls. Sure the CN Tower takes all the attention, but why even mention our most iconic bit of architecture? Been there, done that. Whether you want to fill your profile with stunning facades or impeccably designed interiors, this list will let you show your Toronto pride. Aga Khan At the Aga Khan simplicity is … Continue reading Blog TO | The 10 most Instagrammable buildings in Toronto: Aga Khan Cultural Hub

Live Webcast from Ismaili Centre London: Aga Khan Trust for Culture Projects in India

Live Webcast from Ismaili Centre London: Aga Khan Trust for Culture Projects in India

Jointly presented by Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) and the Ismaili Centre in London Ratish Nanda (CEO, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India) will share his experience leading AKTC India’s work on the Urban Renewal project in the Nizamuddin Conservation area. The project includes the conservation of over 50 monuments, environmental development of over 300 acres in the heart … Continue reading Live Webcast from Ismaili Centre London: Aga Khan Trust for Culture Projects in India