Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is commemorated as a joyous occasion by almost two billion followers around the world. During his lifetime, the Holy Prophet established a paradigm of life for Muslims, embracing a harmony between spiritual and material, respect for the dignity of all human life, and equitable social order. His model of leadership, rooted in honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness, serves as an exemplar to this day, for millions. ​ On Sunday, October 17, we commemorate this historic occasion with inspiring remarks from special guests Dr. Aman Haji and Professor Adel Iskandar, as well as poetry and visuals to lift the spirit as we honour the Prophet's legacy.
A moderated panel discussion - Exploring Environmental Governance & The Impacts of Climate ChangeSpeakers: Galeeb Kachra - Environmental Professional ConsultantHelen Lopez - Assistant Director at CA Governor's Office of Emergency ServicesMarta Segura - Climate Emergency Mobilization, Director at the City of Los Angeles.
In recognition of International Day of Democracy, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center is pleased to present, “Leadership, Education & Democracy.” Join us for a conversation on the role of effective leadership and the importance of global education in strengthening democracy and improving the quality of human life.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center USA are pleased to present Abraham: Out of One, Many a virtual artistic exploration on living harmoniously in today’s world, inspired by Abraham, the common ancestor of three celebrated contemporary Middle Eastern artists from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. The featured artists include Iraqi-American artists Sinan Hussein, Qais Al Sindy, and renowned contemporary Jewish artist Shai Azoulay.
Photographer Gary Otte has taken many thousands of photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visits to his Jamats, his meetings with world leaders, and AKDN projects across the world. In this exclusive interview, Mr. Otte describes his motivation to compile a visual record of Hazar Imam’s life and work, centered around photos taken by him and other photographers over the course of eight decades. The book, entitled Depth of Field, is now available to pre-order from The Ismaili Shop.
In recognition of US Independence Day (July 4th), the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern USA is pleased to bring you a conversation with Jeffrey Rosen, President of the National Constitution Center, moderated by Justice Halim Dhanidina. Improved constitutional understanding is one of the four elements Mawlana Hazar Imam suggested could help strengthen democracy's effectiveness in meeting its central challenge of improving the quality of its constituents' lives.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center USA, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, and Aga Khan Museum, presents Sanam Marvi. a master Sufi and folk musician whose influence cuts across linguistic, cultural, and geographic boundaries.
In a conversation with Zahra Jivan, city builder and civic leader Zahra Ebrahim share stories from her projects to show the link between design and justice, and especially how we can frame problems in a people-centered manner to enable individuals to design their own solutions.
How the institutions have been working to bring the Imam's vision to life and what is our role as his ambassadors to create a more pluralistic society.
Ismaili Centre Lisbon highlights stories with very different origins and life experiences, but all of them with a link to the history of the Imams and the community itself.
Join us as we host an in-flight conversation with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Organized by the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US in collaboration with NASA, this exciting broadcast will feature questions from middle school students and special messages from key elected and state officials.
In recognition of International Museum Day, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center USA in collaboration with the High Museum of Art-Atlanta, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto presents a discussion on the role of museums in bridging cultures and developing solutions for the social, economic and environmental challenges of the present.
Aga Khan Education Services Bangladesh hosted an event on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Aga Khan Education Services in Bangladesh. The Future of Education in Bangladesh was presented by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder, and Chairman of BRAC within the beautiful setting of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Dhaka.
The IIS and ITREB Portugal are proud to host an author and book talk. Join author Shams Vellani in lively conversation with Zohora Pirbhai. People of Faith is Essays on a Historical and Contemporary Profile of the Ismailis.
In this episode of Visionary Voices, Khalil Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation, Canada explores the topic of resilience in the face of crisis.
The pandemic has forced institutions of higher learning to re-think their future by challenging the suitability, viability, and sustainability of university-operating models. Institutions must reassess and adapt their strategies if they are to survive and thrive after the pandemic. Farah Nasser moderates a discussion between Dr. Jay Johnson, President of Simon Fraser University; Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President of Ryerson University; Dr. Graham Carr, President of Concordia University and Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, President of Wilfrid Laurier University.
Badakhshan, home to the beautiful Pamir Mountains, is rich in culture and tradition. This film explores the customs and traditions as spring comes to the area.
The current pandemic has brought about some fundamental changes to the global economy and accelerated the pace of change that impacts how people work, live, and spend. Join us for a moderated discussion with Dr. Rusell Green of Rice University's Baker Institute and Laila Assange of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on the trends in the economic activities domestically and internationally as societies look towards a post-pandemic future. The program will be moderated by Inayat Noormohmad, former Director and Chief Labor Economist for the Kansas Department of Labor.
The Council for the USA and the Wende Museum of Los Angeles presents a program that explores the music of Central Asia. A panel discusses the efforts of the Aga Khan Music Program to preserve and promote artists from the region.
A conversation with author and producer Dr. Farzin Rezaeian where he discusses his documentary The Spirit of Nowruz - One Family, One Song. The film explores the richness and diversity of the ancient tradition of Nowruz (New Year), celebrated across cultures by 300,000,000 people in various countries around the world.

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