Bushra Rehman is considered one of the important short story writers of Urdu Literature. Her stories are full of the challenges experienced by the individuals in his/her life. Ms. Sundas Fayyaz will discuss her renowned short story CHUP which is a very insightful representation of a woman who faces the challenges in her married life and acknowledges the depth of silence which she attained after a meaningful struggle.
United Kingdom: Institutional Programme, Message from Naushad Jivraz, President of UK National Council and an ITREB Talk by Alwaez Dr. Shiraz Kabani titled Learning from our HIstory about the Imam and Imamat.
It is clear that silence has power. Like any extraordinary power, it can be used to hurt or to heal, and perhaps this is why people respond so variably to it. For some people, silence means loneliness, isolation, or awkwardness. This can be exercised to indicate emotional withdrawal, disapproval, or even punishment. We eagerly discuss the power of silence with Mr. Javaid Amirali. He carefully explores multiple features like physical, mental, and emotional benefits associated with silence. The speaker adequately provides multiple tools by relating those with scientific benefits and personal experiences.
Pakistan Ismaili Musical Ensemble (PiMe) is a group of over 15 talented and versatile Ismaili musicians from Pakistan. The group has performed locally and globally to represent southeastern culture through uplifting music.
This week, as we commemorate Mawlana Hazar Imam's 64th year of Imamat, we reflect on his role as our guiding light and as a beacon for all of humanity. In this special Imamat Day edition of Friday Night Reflections, host Omar Sachedina sits down with the Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor-General of Canada, for a wide-ranging conversation exploring how Mawlana Hazar Imam has impacted him personally and how Mawlana Hazar Imam continues to light the path towards a more peaceful and pluralist world.
Transforming Lives is a film about Immit and Yarkhun Lasht, two remotest valleys in the mountainous regions of Pakistan. The film reveals 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). SEDP is an initiative of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan that aims to uplift marginalised communities by addressing issues around food and nutrition, health, education, youth development, income, and habitat.
The season finale of FNR explores the journey of our community from its origins in migration and settlement. Dr. Zahra N. Jamal (Rice University) provides an overview of migration and refugees from an Islamic perspective followed by Al-Rahim Moosa who talks about some of the work FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance is undertaking to help displaced Jamati members. Finally, President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha offers insight on both the past and the promising future of the Jamat, and how we are helping to underwrite future success with current efforts to strengthen the Jamat's resilience.
Dr. Shainool Jiwa takes us on a journey to understand the values of our tradition and how they have found expression in manifestations of the Imam-murid relationship, as well as created more inclusive and equitable societal frameworks. A special Imamat Day presentation.
This week, we reflect on how we can help to build a better country for all. Marking the anniversary of the country's creation and reflecting on recent events that highlight how it remains a work in progress, Member of Parliament for Parkdale-High Park Arif Virani offers a perspective on how we can each serve our home in ways that advance the values of justice, pluralism and inclusion. Building upon Mawlana Hazar Imam's guidance on the importance of strengthening democracy and ensuring a robust civil society, we will hear from special guests on how they are contributing to a better Canada.
In this session, Alwaez Kamaluddin talks about how Religion can be a source of strength and inspiration during the time of crisis and how it can give hope to mankind about their future.
This week, we reflect on how we can help to build a better country for all. Marking the anniversary of the country's creation and reflecting on recent events that highlight how it remains a work in progress, Member of Parliament for Parkdale-High Park Arif Virani offers a perspective on how we can each serve our home in ways that advance the values of justice, pluralism and inclusion. Building upon Mawlana Hazar Imam's guidance on the importance of strengthening democracy and ensuring a robust civil society, we will hear from special guests on how they are contributing to a better Canada.
ITREB USA presents Aspire, a webinar series that features conversations of a stronger future built on the foundations of our faith. Shi’ite Contributions to Islamic Culture features Dr. Devin Stewart and is moderated by Al-waeza Dr. Nargis Ali Virani.
From Mombasa to Maputo to Hyderabad and beyond, the Aga Khan Academies have begun to realize an enduring vision for primary and secondary education: to provide outstanding students with an outstanding education, rooted in a commitment to service, pluralism, and integrity. This week, Aga Khan Academy (AKA) graduate Anoushka Rajan recounts her own transformative experience at the Mombasa campus and sits down with founding and current AKA Directors Salim Bhatia and Dr. Graham Ranger to explore the remarkable journey of the Academies to date and catch a glimpse into what a worldwide network of Academies, from Nairobi to Bishkek to Damascus, will mean for the future. We end as always with Musical Expressions to refresh and renew.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi is a central figure in Urdu literature in Pakistan. He is not only an eminent Urdu poet but a journalist, literary critic, and dramatist as well. Qasmi is also the author of many short stories that got enormous fame not only in Pakistan but also in other countries. Today, our renowned Speaker Mr. Aziz Kabani will share his insights on one of the best short stories of Qasmi called “Mashwara" (Suggestion).
Renowned speaker Alwaez Kamaluddin Ali Muhammad discusses the need to grasp and cope with grief and loss as they are part and parcel of everyone’s life. There are diverse practices to celebrate happiness, but there is a distinct way to express grief and loss. The speaker defines the notion and provides various tools and ways to cope with grieving situations in our lives.

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