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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Friday, join three generations of the Jinnah and Premji family as they consider these questions and the concept of Aging in Place. Hosts Roshan Jinnah, Nazirah Premji, and Zahra Premji explore the importance of planning to ensure healthy, active, and happy lives. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will announce a new partnership with the United Way – launching the Aging in Place tool, a self-guided tool for families to plan their future. Always Karim Gulamali will provide insight into how our faith guides us to prepare for the future. We will hear from members of the Jamat on how they have navigated life transitions with their family, and we will get an understanding of the new Aging in Place tool with its creator Kahir Lalji, the executive director of the United Way for the Southern Interior of BC. The evening ends, as usual, with Musical Expressions.
This Friday, join three generations of the Jinnah and Premji family as they consider these questions and the concept of Aging in Place. Hosts Roshan Jinnah, Nazirah Premji, and Zahra Premji explore the importance of planning to ensure healthy, active, and happy lives. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will announce a new partnership with the United Way – launching the Aging in Place tool, a self-guided tool for families to plan their future. Always Karim Gulamali will provide insight into how our faith guides us to prepare for the future. We will hear from members of the Jamat on how they have navigated life transitions with their family, and we will get an understanding of the new Aging in Place tool with its creator Kahir Lalji, the executive director of the United Way for the Southern Interior of BC. The evening ends, as usual, with Musical Expressions.
Journalist Farah Nasser joins The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, to reflect on the roots of racism and sectarianism, and point the way to a more just and peaceful future. Also included are a special message by President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha and insights by Alwaeza Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee.
Journalist Farah Nasser joins The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, to reflect on the roots of racism and sectarianism, and point the way to a more just and peaceful future. Also included are a special message by President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha and insights by Alwaeza Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee.
Why and how do Jamatkhanas hold such a central and cherished place in the life of a murid? What is the significance of congregational prayer? How do we continue to ensure that we embrace the gift of the Jamatkhana as a means towards personal and spiritual fulfillment? Host Marline Aizouki and special guest Alwaez Karim Jiwani reflect on these questions as Jamatkhanas start to re-open in Canada. Jamati voices comment on what they missed, and what Jamatkhana means to them and musical expressions remind us of our strength in unity.
Why and how do Jamatkhanas hold such a central and cherished place in the life of a murid? What is the significance of congregational prayer? How do we continue to ensure that we embrace the gift of the Jamatkhana as a means towards personal and spiritual fulfillment? Host Marline Aizouki and special guest Alwaez Karim Jiwani reflect on these questions as Jamatkhanas start to re-open in Canada. Jamati voices comment on what they missed, and what Jamatkhana means to them and musical expressions remind us of our strength in unity.
Host Huse Madhavji, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Council for BC President Samir Manji, and FOCUS Canada's Aysha Rajwani discuss the resilience of the human spirit, the risk of natural disasters, and the steps we can take to migitage the resulting suffering and devastation.
Host Huse Madhavji, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Council for BC President Samir Manji, and FOCUS Canada's Aysha Rajwani discuss the resilience of the human spirit, the risk of natural disasters, and the steps we can take to migitage the resulting suffering and devastation.
Join host Zulekha Nathoo this Friday as we sit down to hear some of the unique and inspiring stories from multi-faith family members in our Jamat. Always Karim Thomas, Vice President of the Council for Canada, joins us to share reflections on how we can continue to build a more inclusive community, and embrace a cosmopolitan ethic in our daily lives. As always we will conclude the evening with some musical expressions to refresh and renew.
Join host Zulekha Nathoo this Friday as we sit down to hear some of the unique and inspiring stories from multi-faith family members in our Jamat. Always Karim Thomas, Vice President of the Council for Canada, joins us to share reflections on how we can continue to build a more inclusive community, and embrace a cosmopolitan ethic in our daily lives. As always we will conclude the evening with some musical expressions to refresh and renew.
Learn along with host Ziyana Vasaya as Chef Ali Jadavji teaches us to make Kadahi Chicken and Skillet Naan. This is followed by a trivia competition, The Ultimate Mind Challenge: Post-Sec edition and ends with a classic music party featuring old favorites performed by Jawani.
Learn along with host Ziyana Vasaya as Chef Ali Jadavji teaches us to make Kadahi Chicken and Skillet Naan. This is followed by a trivia competition, The Ultimate Mind Challenge: Post-Sec edition and ends with a classic music party featuring old favorites performed by Jawani.
This week on Friday Night Reflections, join us for an important conversation about how we can better cope with the stresses and strains of life in difficult times, and support our loved ones to do the same. Join host Aliya Noorani in conversation with psychotherapist Alwaeza Dr. Saira Sabzaali as they explore how we can help ourselves and others bust the stigma around mental health and illness, and speak more openly and honestly about the feelings and emotions that we all face.
This week on Friday Night Reflections, join us for an important conversation about how we can better cope with the stresses and strains of life in difficult times, and support our loved ones to do the same. Join host Aliya Noorani in conversation with psychotherapist Alwaeza Dr. Saira Sabzaali as they explore how we can help ourselves and others bust the stigma around mental health and illness, and speak more openly and honestly about the feelings and emotions that we all face.
This week on Friday Night Reflections, we will cap off Earth Month with a special show reflecting on our responsibility toward nature. Host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani will be our guide as we explore the intersection between our community and the environment. Alwaeza Hamida Babool will explore the guidance embedded in our faith in our responsibility towards creation. We will meet members of the Jamat who are making an impact to improve our planet through their work. We will conclude by learning about what changes the Jamati Institutions are making to improve their environmental footprint.

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