Organized by Ismaili Council for Florida and others: Panel discusses universality of different faith traditions

By Lee Stephens – A diverse segment of the community gathered on March 30 at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center to engage in an intellectual discussion about the universality of different faith traditions. The Ismaili Council for Florida, the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, MCCJ, and Temple Beth Sholom co-sponsored…

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Event – May 9 | Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan – Exhibition and Book Launch

On Saturday, May 9, a series of events at the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum will launch Cities of the Dead: the Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan beginning Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., with an evening lecture beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Ismaili Centre. Through funerary architecture, this unique photography exhibition from Professor Margaret…

Jane Devji, Al Jina to present on B.C.'s Continuing Care Sector, April 27, 2015, Vancouver

Jane Devji, Al Jina to present on B.C.’s Continuing Care Sector, April 27, 2015, Vancouver

Jane Devji, CEO, Delta View Campus of CareCare To Chat – April 27th, 2015 – Terminal City Club Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of BC’s Continuing Care Sector Jane Devji, RN immigrated to Canada in 1975 and, since 1976, has owned and operated several residential care facilities across British Columbia. She served for many years on…

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Noordin Nanji to present on “The Changing Role of the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board” at the Ismaili Legal Professionals Symposium, April 17, 2015, Vancouver

Ismaili Legal Professionals Symposium Leadership & Diversity in Civil Society Come join members of the legal profession and community at large at this Symposium where our guest speakers will speak on Leadership and Diversity in Civil Society. Hear perspectives from the bar, government and a community service organization. The Ismaili Legal Professionals of British Columbia…

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Kam Shams to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

Kam Shams works at the epee-center of Healthcare, Information Technology and Entrepreneurship. His experiences include transforming healthcare organizations in Illinois and California before he launched his own consulting and software firm 25 years ago. Since then The Shams Group has grown and served over 400 healthcare organizations across USA, Canada, Middle East and Asia with…

Raheem Merali to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

Raheem Merali to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

Raheem Merali – Vice-President Sales, Go Direct Supply Chain Solutions Inc. Having served as a CEO for a manufacturing company for five years, Raheem is highly effective at leading teams to develop creative solutions based on sound market and consumer data. Raheem brings with him unique energy and insight, combining his work ethic, humour and passion…

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Farhan Thawer to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

As Vice President of Engineering, Farhan is responsible for engineering and client engagements in Pivotal Labs Toronto office where the company’s clients work closely with Labs to deliver mobile and server applications using highly disciplined agile development processes. Farhan joined Pivotal Labs through the acquisition of Xtreme Labs in October, 2013 where he was the…

The Prime Minister’s Office - 24 SEVEN - Visit to Ismaili Centre, Burnaby for Navroz

Prime Minister’s Office | 24 SEVEN: Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper visits Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on Navroz

During Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘s recent visit to Vancouver to celebrate Navroz, he visited Burnaby’s Ismaili Centre, meeting members of the Ismaili community , including Senator Mobina Jaffer and extended Navroz greetings to Canada’s vibrant Ismaili community. YouTube Transcript Excerpt [1:03] Over the weekend, the PM was in Vancouver to celebrate Nowruz with the Canadian…

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Event – March 7 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: International Women’s Day Gala

The Women’s Portfolio is organizing an International Women’s Day Gala at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby Social Hall. This year’s theme is Make It Happen. International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Today, in many parts of the world, it is celebrated equivalently to Mother’s Day where children gives gifts to their Mothers and Grandmothers. EVENT:…

Global Encounters: A journey of limitless possibilities

Global Encounters: A journey of limitless possibilities

By Sameer Paroo for TheIsmaili.org: “Global Encounters was a journey,” says Inaara Gangji, a past participant from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. “A journey of attainment, a journey of scholarship, a journey of accomplishment — and most importantly a journey of transformation for the better.” That transformation, she discovered, can come from everywhere and everyone. Inaara…

Video: An Ismaili Muslim leads the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Prayers

Video: An Ismaili Muslim leads the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Prayers

Transcript (video link below): Madame Speaker: I call on Sherali Hussein of the Ismaili Muslim community of British Columbia to lead this House in prayer. S. Hussein: It is a distinct honour and privilege to lead the Legislative Assembly of the province of British Columbia in prayer today, prior to the throne speech. Today’s selection…

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Sherali Hussein of Ismaili Muslim Community of British Columbia, leads the Legislative House with Prayers

S. Hussein: It is a distinct honour and privilege to lead the Legislative Assembly of the province of British Columbia in prayer today, prior to the throne speech. Tuesday, February 10, 2015: Government of British Columbia requested the Ismaili Community to deliver a prayer prior to the commencement of the Throne Speech. The Throne Speech…

Construction starts on Strathcona library and social housing complex

Ismaili Council for B.C. president Samira Alibhai: Construction starts on Strathcona library and social housing complex

The ground breaking for a highly anticipated, $25-million library and social housing complex at 720-730 East Hastings was held Monday morning. The six-storey project is a joint initiative between the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library and YWCA Metro Vancouver. The building, designed by the firm Dialog, is being built on a city-owned site…

Recreating a Third Space in the RE Classroom: Using Dialogue to Understand Faith

Arzina Zaver: Recreating a Third Space in the RE Classroom: Using Dialogue to Understand Faith

Arzina Zaver was working in complementary education when she conducted her study focused on recreating a third space in a religious education classroom in Vancouver, Canada. Her understanding of third space largely draws on the ideas of the literary theorist Homi Bhabha but has been re-defined within the context of this study to refer to…

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Udaan Summit: Changing lifestyle requires change in industry | Times of India

The summit was organized by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) jointly with the Ismaili Council. It aimed to create awareness among entrepreneurs about the current economic scenario. “Such summits become important because there is hardly any platform which focuses on improving skills among small entrepreneurs and their knowledge about how diverse their own business…

Vancouver Talmud Torah students build interfaith connections and learn about Ismaili Holidays (Image Jewish Independent)

Vancouver Talmud Torah students learn about Ismaili holiday (His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s birthday)

VTT Grade 7 students will also be exchanging gifts with Grade 7 students in the Ismaili community …  It’s an opportunity to teach our students about the upcoming Ismaili holiday [birthday of the His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan]. – Shoshana Burton, Vancouver Talmud Torah’s (VTT) Interim Director Written by Vancouver Talmud Torah in Celebrating…

Ismaili Institutions for Canada: Narratives of Expression: Rethinking identity and music in Muslim discourse

Ismaili Institutions for Canada: Rethinking Identity and Music in Muslim discourse with Salim-Sulaiman, Karim Gillani & Hussein Rashid

Excerpt: At the heart of this program, was a roundtable discussion held by the academics along with artists, Salim & Sulaiman of Bollywood as well as Ali Ramzi and Hamin Honari of Qalandar. The roundtable sought to facilitate a dialogue that offered the audience new modes of thinking and articulating narratives of inclusivity in the…

Event - December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert - With One Voice

Event – December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert – With One Voice

The Canadian Jamat’s Arts & Culture portfolio is delighted to announce a Winter Concert, “With One Voice“, featuring the Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir and the Vancouver Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble, among other community choirs in Vancouver. This concert features features two Ismaili choirs conducted by St. Clement’s music director Lynley Lewis, as well as…

Shainool Jiwa - Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance

Event – December 5 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Shainool Jiwa – Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience during Fatimid Rule

Dr. Shainool Jiwa, a specialist in Fatimid History, will discuss the leadership of Imam Al Mu’izz and examine various facets of Fatimid authority, leadership and inclusive governance. Among the hallmarks of the Fatimids, who reigned form 909 to 1071, was a model of leadership and governance which they espoused, and its durability over two and…

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Victoria Ismaili Muslim Community Participates in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt, BC

AL-NASHIR CHARANIA October 18, 2014 Esquimalt, October 18, 2014 – Inspired by similar events happening across the country, members from the Greater Victoria Ismaili Muslim community participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Saxe Point Park on Saturday, October 4. This was the first time that members of the Victoria Jamatkhana had participated in…

Event - November 26: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver | Shainool Jiwa - Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience during Fatimid Rule

Event – November 26 | Simon Fraser University, Vancouver: Shainool Jiwa – Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience during Fatimid Rule

During their two and a half century rule (909-1171 CE), the Fatimid rulers, known as Imam-caliphs, developed a model of governance recognised both in medieval and modern times for its inclusivity. The lecture will discuss the extent to which Fatimid policy was the result of the interplay between doctrinal commitments and their lived experience, tempered…

Tasneem Jamal's debut novel "Where the Air is Sweet" to be released in May, 2014

Event – November 23 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Author Tasneem Jamal in Conversation with TV Host Omar Sachedina

This program will feature the Canadian Ismaili author’s debut novel, Where the Air Is Sweet. In a conversation moderated by Omar Sachedina. Tasneem Jamal will discuss the larger outcomes of the Ugandan exodus, integration and inclusion in Canada. EVENT: Where the Air Is Sweet: Tasneem Jamal in Conversation with Omar Sachedina DATE: Sunday, November 23,…

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Event – November 23 | Economic Planning Board for Ontario: An Intimate & Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan

The Ismaili Business Professionals’ Association (IBPA), as a part of the Economic Planning Board for Ontario (EPBO) invites you to an intimate conversation with the Founder of Kenexa, Rudy Karsan. Mr. Karsan will speak of his experiences, including selling Kenexa to IBM for $1.3 billion. EVENT: Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan DATE: Sunday, November 23,…