The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center present a discussion with the 2020 Pulitzer Award for History recipient Dr. Caleb McDaniel, Rice University History Chair and Professor, about his most recent book Sweet Taste of Liberty. The book chronicles the life of Henrietta Wood, a woman who was born enslaved, freed before the Civil War, kidnapped and re-enslaved, and then freed again by the war. In a moderated discussion, Dr. McDaniel will touch on his work and research focused on the history and impact of slavery on the social, cultural, and civic life of the nation and generations of its citizens. The event will be moderated by Dr. Neelam Khoja, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and a graduate of Harvard University with a research focus on historically marginalized communities.
Exploring select examples from the Dawr al-Satr (765-909 CE) and the Fatimid period (909-1171 CE) of our history, Dr. Shainool Jiwa illustrates how the Imams and the leadership at the time dealt with challenging circumstances of their age, using them as a springboard for laying stronger foundations for the future of the Jamat across various regions of the world.
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.
Annual Milad-al-Nabi Lecture Presented by Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity. This lecture was held at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 15 January 2019, to commemorate Milad-al-Nabi.
On 18th December 2018 His Excellency the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, attended the Ismaili Centre Lisbon 20th anniversary where he inaugurated the exhibition “The Ismaili Centre: 20 Years Celebrating Pluralism,” and planted an olive tree in the surrounding Garden of Olives.
Learn how to greet, use sign language to start basic conversations and how to call the members of your family. An AKEB/AKSWB initiative from the UK.
Ce nouveau programme hebdomadaire, entièrement en francais, s'adresse au Jamat mondial francophone. Au programme cette semaine: Comment préparer sa poursuite d'études à l'étranger? Interviews d'étudiants et professionels expatriés à Londres, Montréal, Genève et Toronto qui partageront de précieux conseils!
On the 27th of September 2017, Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee discussed issues such as globalization and its challenges, pluralism and its virtues, and the need for greater global cooperation. In his address, he highlighted why in today’s fast-changing context, the need to treat the other with consideration and understanding becomes a global imperative for a more peaceful world. Dr. Keshavjee is a Trustee of the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion in the UK and a consultant to the Hague Conference on Private International law.
How have pandemics shaped many aspects of human culture, including religious communities? Dr. Farid Panjwani explores pandemics historically, in terms of religion and religious thought, using examples such as the Black Death in the 14th century.
Ismaili Centre Conversations. Multi-Generational Wealth Management and Protection It is essential now more than ever for each family to understand the importance of generational wealth management. This episode will help ensure that your family's wealth and legacy are appropriately managed and passed on from one generation to the next.
This is an AKEB and AKSWB 8-week introduction to British Sign Language. In the first session, you will learn how to sign the alphabet, say your name, and use basic conversational phrases.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center for a candidate forum with Illinois 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Candidate Sargis Sangari discuss their views on important issues and policies heading into the election. ⁣
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.
Diamond Jubilee Lecture Series 2017, Annual Milad al-Nabi Lecture entitled. "The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - a model for our time." Presented by Raficq Abdulla MA (Oxon.) MBE Lawyer, Poet, and Author.
During times of crisis, some of us might ask whether God indeed loves humankind. Referring to Muslim traditions, this talk introduces the concepts of divine love - mahabbat/hubb (love), shukr (gratitude) and rahmat and encourages viewers to reflect on the ways in which a believer can reciprocate divine love. The talk will also introduce audiences to multiple IIS publications that one can refer to and read in order to learn more about this topic.
Dr. Stephen Burge and Dr. Shainool Jiwa discuss the latest book in the World of Islam series, The Prophet Muhammad: Islam and the Divine Message. At the Ismaili Centre London, this onstage discussion explores the timely and relevant themes of interconnectedness and community as well as the enduring influence of prophecy and the profound legacy of the Prophet Muhammad for a living community of believers.
A performance by the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble, which is made up of musical innovators who are the AKMI’s most trusted artists, performers, educators, and advisors. Assembled from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria, in this performance they celebrate the music that is inspired by their heritage.
A dialogue between the mayors of Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver on the way that the ongoing pandemic has shaped the way that they understand civic life.

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