The Institute of Ismaili Studies and The University of Melbourne Shari’a has long been a source of misunderstanding across both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. In this webinar, Dr. Matthew Nelson, professor at the University of Melbourne hosts a panel discussion that aims to demystify shari’a, putting it in the context of current issues. Dr. Mohammed Keshavjee, co-author of Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World, and an esteemed panel of speakers, delve into issues of integration, identity politics, and the role of women. A partnership between the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne and the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
This session discusses the ethical framework that informs a cosmopolitan mindset. It explores the various dimensions of the ideas of cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitan ethics, including some critiques and constraints, to help Jamat develop a grounded appreciation of this concept.
Originally held in person in Toronto for International Women’s Day, this panel of exceptional women outlines ways in which they achieved excellence in their respective fields.
Looking back on the first 50 years of the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
The film, Transforming Lives, is about Immit and Yarkhun Lasht, two remotest valleys in the mountainous regions of Pakistan. It exemplifies the challenges, inhabitants of these communities face and the efforts of Imamat Institutions that strive to improve the Quality of Life through the Socio-Economic Development Programme (SEDP). The SEDP is an initiative of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, whose aim is to uplift the marginalised communities from the vicious generational cycle of poverty and improve their overall socio-economic status by addressing issues around food and nutrition, health, education, youth development, income, and habitat.
The Global Concert was a featured signature event at the Jubilee Games in 2016, embracing diversity and celebrating unity through music - Part 4.
The Global Concert was a featured signature event at the Jubilee Games in 2016, embracing diversity and celebrating unity through music - Part 3.
The Global Concert was a featured signature event at the Jubilee Games in 2016, embracing diversity and celebrating unity through music - Part 2.
Khalil Z. Shariff, CEO of AKF Canada and AKF USA, Tinni Sawhney, CEO of AKF India, and Dr. Claudia Hudspeth, AKF Global Health Lead, come together for a wide-ranging conversation exploring how AKF is supporting some of those most affected by the pandemic, and the long-term implications of the current crisis.
The Global Concert was a featured signature event at the Jubilee Games in 2016, embracing diversity and celebrating unity through music - Part 1.
The inadequate shelter is one of the key contributors and perpetrators of poverty in the world. In this film, we look at the work of AKPBS in addressing this issue in Pakistan.
SUNDAYS WITH US as we take a deeper look into the first Islamic garden in western Canada. The Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton is a symbol of the continued intellectual, educational, and cultural collaboration between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network.
On May 16th, His Highness the Aga Khan and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officially opened the Centre’s new permanent headquarters at 330 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
On 24 October 2012, Mawlana Hazar Imam signed an Agreement of Cooperation to expand collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry, and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development. Alberta is the first province in Canada to sign an Agreement of Cooperation with the Imamat. This episode will look back on this day, and on his speech to both Houses of the Parliament of Canada in 2014.
Khalil Z. Shariff, CEO of AKF Canada and AKF USA, Tinni Sawhney, CEO of AKF India, and Dr. Claudia Hudspeth, AKF Global Health Lead, come together for a wide-ranging conversation exploring how AKF is supporting some of those most affected by the pandemic, and the long-term implications of the current crisis.
On the 22nd October 2015, Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered the keynote address at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in London.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov inaugurated the UCA's Naryn campus in a ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency President Almazbek Atambayev.
SUNDAYS WITH US as we take a deeper look into the first Islamic garden in western Canada. The Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton is a symbol of the continued intellectual, educational, and cultural collaboration between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Ismaili Centre Lecture: New Visionary Voices The Architecture of Pluralism: The Aga Khan Gardens in Edmonton. Featuring a conversation with the Mayor of Edmonton and the President of the University of Alberta, with a dialogue between Thomas Woltz, the architect of the gardens, and Hanif Kara, Professor of Architecture and Design at Harvard.