MPs Angie Bray, Eric Ollerenshaw and Secretary of State Sajid Javid, with Ismaili Council President Amin Mawji and other Jamati leaders at the Houses of Parliament Navroz reception. (Image credit: Riaz Kassam via TheIsmaili.com)

Members of the British Parliament invite Ismaili Leadership to celebrate Navroz at the Parliament, paying tribute to His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Community

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Ismaili Community for everything you do for our country – from public service, charitable work, business and education. Your community is a shining example of what is so great about our country.” – British Prime Minister David Cameron “Navroz with the Ismaili…

Western Indian Ocean

Event – April 28 | Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, UK | Rethinking foreland and hinterland in the Indian Ocean world

Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU_ISMC), cordially invites everyone to join the online talk – Rethinking foreland and hinterland in the Indian Ocean world by Lindsey Stephenson, PhD candidate at Princeton University. The talk will be followed by discussion. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, movement around…

Shia Sunni World Distribution

Event – April 12 | Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, UK | Being Shi’i Muslim in Europe

London is currently a central point for decisions in the Shi’i world.  An important workshop this weekend brings together key researchers and academics to discuss a range of topical issues. “The day will take as its theme empirical and ethnographic research on local and transnational Shi’ networks in European countries. There is currently very little…

Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary to deliver Commencement Address at Secondary Teacher Education Programme Graduation Ceremony, 2015

Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary to deliver Commencement Address at Secondary Teacher Education Programme Graduation Ceremony, 2015

Institute of Ismaili Studies’ live webcast of the proceedings of the Graduation of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) 2015, will take place at The Ismaili Centre, London on Saturday, 11th April 2015. Time: 1:30pm (British Summer Time) Keynote Speaker: Professor Filali-Ansary. Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary was the founding director of the Aga Khan University, Institute…

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Event – March 26 | Institute of Ismaili Studies Lecture: Words of Power – Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam

This lecture will focus on the mystical and messianic movement that came to be known under the name of Ḥurūfīyya, meaning ‘letterists’, which was founded in Iran in the second half of the 8th/14th century by Faḍl Allāh Astarābādī (d. 796/1394). EVENT: Words of Power – Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam…

Event – March 26 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of al-Andalus: Latest Archaeological Researches

Event – March 26 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of al-Andalus: Latest Archaeological Researches

For years, the significance in the history of al-Andalus of the Great Mosque of Cordoba (Madīnat Qurṭuba) has overshadowed any other archaeological discovery in the city. In addition, the study of the palatine town of Madīnat al-Zahrā, founded in 936 just a few miles away from the Andalusian capital, has also eclipsed the past of…

An Ismaili technologist and thought leader in action: Rahman Jamal

An Ismaili technologist and thought leader in action: Rahman Jamal

As the Global Technology & Marketing Director of the $1.2B organization of National Instruments, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, Rahman overseas the marketing divisions of NI across Americas, Europe and Asia-PAC. He is a leading expert in the different industrial markets including test and measurement,…

Event: March 21 | University of St. Andrews | Daniel Beben: Nasir-i Khusraw and Ismailism in Badakhshan

Event: March 21 | University of St. Andrews, UK | Daniel Beben: Nasir-i Khusraw and Ismailism in Badakhshan

Daniel Beben (Indiana University Bloomington) – ‘Islamization on the Iranian Periphery: Nasir-i Khusraw and Ismailism in Badakhshan’. EVENT: Islamisation: Comparative perspectives from History – Panel 7 – Iran and Central Asia DATE: 20-21 March 2015 TIME: 2.00pm-2.50pm VENUE: University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK via 2015: International Conference | The Islamisation of Anatolia project…

Event – March 12 | The Institute of Ismaili Studies | Daryoush Mohammad Poor's Book Launch: Authority Without Territory

Event – March 12 | The Institute of Ismaili Studies | Daryoush Mohammad Poor’s Book Launch: Authority Without Territory

Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary times. Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Research Associate at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, will discuss his new book titled Authority without Territory:The Aga Khan Development Network and the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam at a luncheon hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell that was attended by community, education and business leaders in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee visit to British Columbia in 2008. (Photo via Simerg - The Ismaili/Gary Otte)

Simerg Profiles His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada’s Representative to the Ismaili Imamat

Mawlana Hazar Imam received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada’s Representative to the Ismaili Imamat, at Aiglemont, France, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Recently appointed to this role by the Government of Canada, Gordon Campbell has also been serving as Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since September 2011. Discover, Explore & Read more at Simerg Profiles His…

Architect Niall McLaughlin to design canopy structure for AKU campus, King's Cross, London

Architect Niall McLaughlin to design canopy structure for AKU campus, King’s Cross, London

Niall McLaughlin scoops King’s Cross gold 8 January, 2013 – Niall McLaughlin has beaten an all-star shortlist including Amanda Levete, Carmody Groarke and Duggan Morris to win a contest for a new canopy in King’s Cross The practice was chosen from a seven-strong shortlist to design the latest addition to Argent’s 27-hectare King’s Cross regeneration…

From Pakoras to the Palace - Laila Remtulla awarded MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen

From Pakoras to the Palace – Laila Remtulla awarded MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen

From Pakoras to the Palace for Blackpool’s MBE culinary queen Nazir, Zera, Laila, Rishma and Natasha Remtulla, of Laila’s Fine Foods Ltd From cooking homemade bhajias to running a multi-million pound company – Blackpool businesswoman Laila Remtulla’s achievements were today honoured by the Queen. The owner and founder of Laila’s Fine Foods Ltd – an…

VIDEO SPEECH: His Highness, the Aga Khan at 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan

Just Released Video: His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan

As a longstanding partner, including as one of the largest private employers and contributors to the Exchequer, AKDN’s investments and development objectives follow an integrated, multi-sector approach. We have established long-term institutions in the region, including schools and hospitals, banking institutions, leisure facilities, and telecommunications. We are pleased to announce further innovations, including in cross-border…