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,…

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Event – November 19 | Royal Ontario Museum & The Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Looking for Women in Medieval Cairo: Imagined Histories and Historical Realities

During Fatimid rule, royal patronage, religious tolerance and commercial prosperity promoted the establishment and growth of a cosmopolitan urban society that brought to Cairo and the neighbouring city of al-Fustat women of varied religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Some of these women rose to become royalty while others left their mark as transmitters of learning.…

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Event – November 18 | Royal Ontario Museum: From Cradle to Grave: Fabrics in the Lives of Women in Medieval Cairo

The Fatimid dynasty that ruled Egypt from 969 to 1171, famously intensified and perfected the production of textiles and the tiraz style in particular. During their reign, Egypt became the most important centre for the export of this precious commodity across the Mediterranean and beyond. Presented in Partnership by the Royal Ontario Museum and His…

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Women & Leadership | Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

Last night at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby the Right Honourable Kim Campbell shared her thoughts on the role of Women engaging as Leaders in building civil societies. Drawing on her long and distinguished service at all levels of government in Canada in addition to her influential role in academia and global think tanks, she encouraged…

Live Webcast: Former Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell to speak at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

Event – November 15 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell on Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders

Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell will deliver a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on the topic of Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders. EVENT: Building Civil Society: The Role of Women Leaders SPEAKER: Former Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell DATE: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 TIME: 8:00…

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The Six-lecture Series Programme: Partnership between Shia Ismaili Muslim community and the Royal Ontario Museum

The six-lecture series is part of a programme partnership between the Shia Ismaili Muslim community and the Royal Ontario Museum, and is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, which showcases the museum’s renowned collection of Islamic textiles from the 7th-14th centuries, including a number of important Fatimid examples.…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…