Lecture with Professor Angelika Neuwirth - A Leading Scholar in Qur’anic Studies

Lecture with Professor Angelika Neuwirth – A Leading Scholar in Qur’anic Studies

This twenty eight-minute lecture by Professor Angelika Neuwirth (Freie Universitat Berlin), a leading scholar in Qur’anic studies, invites viewers to a contextual reading of the Qur’an, in the light of the milieu of the revelation and the subsequent development of the Muslim community. Based on her thirty years of engagement with the topic, Professor Neuwirth…

Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture by Professor Ali Asani at the MET

Video Recording: The Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture by Professor Ali Asani

God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: Fostering Literacy about Islam and Muslim Cultures through the Arts The Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture Welcome and Introduction: Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art, MMA Speaker: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, and Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic…

When the Fatimids Built Cairo A Thousand Years Ago

When the Fatimids Built Cairo A Thousand Years Ago

A short video showing the 20-year gestation and creation of Al-Azhar park, a 30 hectare (74-acre) “green lung” built by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture on top of a rubble dump. Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and…

Video: Harvard Lecture on Shia Ismaili Muslims by Khalil Andani

Video: Harvard Lecture on Shia Ismaili Muslims by Khalil Andani

On February 21, 2014, Khalil Andani (Doctor of Philosophy of Candidate in Islamic Studies, Harvard University) delivered a lecture called “Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims: An Esoteric Tradition in Islam” as part of the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council Speaker Series called “Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation.” The lecture took place at the Center for the…

Ten Years Hence Lecture - Dr. Mirza Jahani

Ten Years Hence Lecture – Dr. Mirza Jahani

Investment for the Poor: A Discussion of How Investments Can Serve Social Development by Dr. Mirza Jahani, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. Dr. Mirza Jahani is Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA). Since joining AKF USA in November 2009, Mirza has focused on widening and deepening partnerships with US-based organizations, strengthening…

Focus India

FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, India: Agamcheti

Agamcheti is a fictional film produced by Madhyam for FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network. The film was produced under the disaster risk reduction programme of the organisation. The film effectively conveys the message to its target audience to be well prepared to face natural disasters like cyclone, earthquake, floods…

Interview with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Interview with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

All major civilisations of the world have cultivated a philosophical tradition, but only a few have had a continuous tradition with surviving texts. Persia is home to one such civilisation with continuity of philosophical thought for more than two-and-a-half millennia. This 29 minute interview with Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr presents an overview of his intellectual…

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…

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,…

Rahim Sajan at TEDxFortMcMurray

Rahim Sajan at TEDxFortMcMurray

Rahim takes the audience into the future of the unknown. How do we plan and educate the next generation in a VUCA (Volatility Uncertainty Complexity Ambiguity) world? (And just what does Milton from Office space have to do with redefining the purpose of education?) Rahim is a Teacher and Entrepreneur. An adventurous teaching career has…

The Aga Khan with the first president of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta. AKDN has created development projects in education, communication, tourism and more, in many areas especially in Africa and Asia. (Image via CCTV/CNTV)

Documentary Transcript & Photos: Faces of Africa The Aga Khan – Creating a Brighter Tomorrow for Africa

“Our hallmark will be quality students, quality instructors, quality facilities and unwavering devotion to world class standards. Let the day be long past when some could excuse mediocrity by saying it was good enough for Africa.” – His Highness Prince Shah Karim Aga Khan “Intellect is a very powerful force. Therefore the human intellect as…

AKU 2015 Convocation - Dar es Salaam - Video

Video of Full Convocation Ceremony: Aga Khan University 2015 Convocation – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ismailimail is excited to share the 75 min video of Aga Khan University 2015 Convocation Ceremony held at Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This year’s Convocation in Tanzania had a special significance as the Aga Khan University celebrated its 15th anniversary in East Africa. To mark this milestone, the Chancellor presided over the…