Authority without Territory The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Ismailimail Interviews: Daryoush Mohammad Poor of ‘Authority without Territory’ fame

Congratulations on your new book, Daryoush. It has been a profoundly penetrating analysis of the authority of the Ismaili Imam and the scope of the Imam’s engagement with the world through the creation of the Aga Khan Development Network in the context of a cosmopolitan ethic. We are curious to know in the first instance…

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Ismailimail Exclusive: Voyage of discovery, struggle and hardship stretched over three continents

“It was a real struggle marred by insults and open discrimination to settle in Canada,” says retired journalist Sultan Jessa. “But, a strong determination to succeed kept us going.” MONTREAL – Quebec. This is a remarkable story of an enterprising young man leaving his ancestral India for a better, more productive and a prosperous life…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (3 of 3): Bollywood Duo talk to PBS – Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on how faith inspires their music

Over the last 2 days we have shared with our readers Salim-Sulaiman’s interviews – conversations with an 11 year old and with Ismailimail that touched on some interesting themes. Themes ranging from music to sports to service; Mawlana Hazar Imam to youths to musicians to change makers; sentiments that speak of love, of giving and…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (2 of 3): Brothers talk about the genesis of the North American tour, TKN and Giving

Ismailimail is excited to present the second in a series of three interviews, where Salim shared several insights and perspectives as Ismailimail coordinated their interview with PBS in New York. In these heart to heart conversations with Ismailimail, Salim talked about TKN (Time and Knowledge Nazrana) fulfillment and the spirit of giving, what they wanted…

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Ismaili Imamat in 2013

Following are the major events of 2013 in the Ismaili Imamat history. All links will lead to related and categorized stories at Ismailimail, and to related original source(s). The same resource can be accessed at Ismailimail by browsing from the above drop-down Menu -> Useful Links -> Recent Major Events. His Highness the Aga Khan…

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3 Questions with Ismailimail: Jalaledin Ebrahim with a PhD degree at the age of 64

“Education is not a matter of age – it is a continuing process.” Mawlana Hazar Imam. We present herewith, an exclusive interview with Dr. Jalaledin Ebrahim who recently graduated from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California with a Ph.D degree. What inspired you to pursue the doctorate in Depth Psychotherapy? After filing business and…

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Karim Premji – Justice of the Peace, receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

TORONTO, September 11, 2012 – Senator Don Meredith awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 17 outstanding Canadians from Southwestern and Central Ontario. The ceremony was held at the Moss Park Armoury in downtown Toronto. Recipients included some of Ontario’s brightest and most dedicated entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and civic and community leaders. The…

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented to retired Ismaili journalist Sultan Jessa

Sept 10 2012 – Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston today presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to Sultan Jessa, a retired Ismaili journalist, living in Montreal, Quebec. Awards were presented to 35 Canadians at a Special ceremony in Ottawa. This is the third medal for Sultan, who spent more than three decades with various newspapers in…

Ally Amin Hirji: recent graduate from Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ally Amin Hirji is a recent graduate from Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ally pursued the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and achieved outstanding results. He was the only one who took up a high demanding course combination of higher level Physics, Chemistry and Biology in his school’s IB program. He also…

Salima Somani presents a situational analysis of Nursing Education, Profession and Practice in Bishkek

Salima Somani presented a situational analysis of Nursing Education, Profession and Practice in Bishkek. The presentation was part of Public Lecture Series organized by the University of Central Asia. The presentation was attended by Nurse Educators, Practitioners and Medical Professionals. The lecture was simultaneously translated in Russian/Kyrgyz language as well. The presentation was based on…

Announcement from Hon. Jason Kenney – Royal Galipeau Makes a Statement in the House of Commons on the Aga Khan

Royal Galipeau, Member for Ottawa—Orléans (CPC): Royal Galipeau, Mr. Speaker, December 13 is an important day for the Ismaili community around the world. His Highness the Aga Khan, a descendant of the prophet Muhammad, was born in Geneva on this day in 1936. In May 2010, this wise imam was given honorary Canadian citizenship by…

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A Canadian in the Valley – Ismailimail’s Interview with Anar Simpson

A Canadian in the Valley That’s Silicon Valley if you were wondering… The IsmailiMail team recently caught up with Anar Simpson, Editor-in-Chief of The Ismaili Canada magazine (2003-2007) and inaugural International Editor for TheIsmaili.org (2007-2008). Since then Anar has returned to her computer science roots and founded a company: llearth (Parallel Earth). She just completed…

Photographs: Almas Jiwani Addresses Network of Women Parliamentarians at the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas

Almas Jiwani, President of the UN Women Canada National Committee addressed the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas (Network) during the Annual Meeting of the Network held in conjunction with the General Assembly of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) in Quebec City, on September 6, 2011. Copyright: PHOTOMEDIA – F. NADEAU –…

Concurrent Convocation for Two Aspiring Brothers: Nabeel & Shaqil Peermohamed

Convocation is a joyous time for students, parents and families. It is a longstanding tradition where universities confer degrees earned by students and mark their graduation. Students are excited by their academic achievements and the adventure of where life will take them next. Parents and families are filled with pride, especially during the ceremony when…

Danial Asaria won First Place in Southern California Super States 2011 Chess Championship

Danial Asaria of Santa Monica, CA won the First Place in Southern California Super States 2011 Chess Championship held in Irvine, California from Mar 18-20, 2011. This 3rd grader owns Southern California State Champion title and has won 2nd place in United State National Chess Championship at his grade level. Earlier related

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Opening Ceremony of Burnaby Jamatkhana, Vancouver, on August 23, 1985 – Photograph Collection of Mansoor Ladha

Award-winning journalist, Mansoor Ladha, was one of the members of the media invited to the opening ceremony of Burnaby Jamatkhana, Vancouver, B.C., on August 23, 1985. The following is a selection of the pictures he took on that historic day. Burnaby Ismaili Centre at the official website of the Ismaili Muslim Community http://www.theismaili.org/cms/808/The-Ismaili-Centre-Burnaby

‘A magic thread which links the youth of the world together’ – ISMAILI CLIFTON GIRL GUIDES

By Nasihah Nazish Who says that guides is all about selling cookies? By empowering a younger generation of women, creating a musical opportunity, reaching out across continents, helping flood victims and first and foremost helping every senior citizen of the community, we are proud to say that this international movement; the girl guide movement this…

Karachi Pakistan: Ismaili Clifton Scouts Group’s Flood Relief Campaign

In the midst of highly time-taking O and A Level examinations, the CLIFTON SCOUTS GROUP KARACHI (CSG) with the help of authorities, organized a flood relief campaign for the victims of recent floods that have displaced millions in Pakistan. Though the campaign was restricted to only three days due to security concerns, CSG collected over…

DVD: Diamond Jubilee of Imam Sultan Mahommed Shah, Dar es Salaam 1946

This is a complete DVD of Imam Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III’s Diamond Jubilee at Dar es Salaam 1946. Courtesy and shared by Dr. Mohamed Jindani. Do not click on below link. Right-click and Save http://www.mediafire.com/?rxw0qw44uqu5yhq (94.2 MB) The downloaded video file may require you to install Apple Quicktime Player to playback the video.

AKYSBP – Youth Comes Together To Celebrate Diversity & Pluralism – BHYC 2010

Staff Report KARACHI: The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan recently launched their annual residential Youth Convention – Broadening Horizons Youth Convention (BHYC) 2010 to celebrate the theme of pluralism and diversity. “Broadening Horizons”, was a four-day residential convention, aiming to enhance the vision of youth beyond the conservative norms and paradigms, in…