This week marks one year since our Jamatkhanas were closed, introducing us to an entirely new way of life, with little warning. What ensued, both literally and figuratively, was isolating and distancing. In the midst of crisis, the need for connection to others, and the divine, was felt by many more acutely than ever before. This evening we will explore the importance of mental health for all of us in these troubling times, as well as in more stable ones. How do I recognize common signs and symptoms of mental illness in myself or others? How do I support others with mental health concerns? How should we respond to the issue of stigma? Join host and author Riaz Meghji as he sits down with Dr. Ayaz Kurji and Alwaeza Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee to answer these questions and more. We are also privileged to have President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha join us to explore the importance of mentorship, networking, and supporting each other for our collective success.
This week marks one year since our Jamatkhanas were closed, introducing us to an entirely new way of life, with little warning. What ensued, both literally and figuratively, was isolating and distancing. In the midst of crisis, the need for connection to others, and the divine, was felt by many more acutely than ever before. This evening we will explore the importance of mental health for all of us in these troubling times, as well as in more stable ones. How do I recognize common signs and symptoms of mental illness in myself or others? How do I support others with mental health concerns? How should we respond to the issue of stigma? Join host and author Riaz Meghji as he sits down with Dr. Ayaz Kurji and Alwaeza Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee to answer these questions and more. We are also privileged to have President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha join us to explore the importance of mentorship, networking, and supporting each other for our collective success.
Join journalist, actor, and filmmaker Farah Merani as she explores women’s stories of resilience, courage, and determination and discusses barriers faced as well as strategies for success with distinguished panel members: Rumina Velshi, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Dr. Karima Velji, Clinical Services Vice-President, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science, and Dr. Salima Bhimani, Chief Equity & Inclusion Strategist, Alphabet Companies.
Join journalist, actor, and filmmaker Farah Merani as she explores women’s stories of resilience, courage, and determination and discusses barriers faced as well as strategies for success with distinguished panel members: Rumina Velshi, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Dr. Karima Velji, Clinical Services Vice-President, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science, and Dr. Salima Bhimani, Chief Equity & Inclusion Strategist, Alphabet Companies.
To commemorate the occasion of Yawm-e-Ali, host Reena Jessa sits down with Dr. Hussein Rashid, professor at Columbia University to reflect on the life and example of Hazrat Ali. As Caliph and Imam, Hazrat Ali exemplified a notion of justice that became a model of Muslim leadership, centered on the ethics of Islam. He believed a person’s ability to act justly was intimately connected to their relationship to God and orientation towards the divine spirit.
To commemorate the occasion of Yawm-e-Ali, host Reena Jessa sits down with Dr. Hussein Rashid, professor at Columbia University to reflect on the life and example of Hazrat Ali. As Caliph and Imam, Hazrat Ali exemplified a notion of justice that became a model of Muslim leadership, centered on the ethics of Islam. He believed a person’s ability to act justly was intimately connected to their relationship to God and orientation towards the divine spirit.
Devotional music, poetry, and literature - including ginans and qasidas - have long been a central feature of the Shia Ismaili tradition. Expressions of yearning as well as stories of suffering and triumph have offered hope and inspiration to Jamats across different cultures and civilizations, and especially so during times of difficulty and challenge. This evening, host Saba Rawjani is joined by Dr. Shafique Virani to draw on our rich history of devotional expression, sharing stories of service and sacrifice to help situate our current challenges against the backdrop of centuries of hope faith and courage that sustained our ancestors.
Devotional music, poetry, and literature - including ginans and qasidas - have long been a central feature of the Shia Ismaili tradition. Expressions of yearning as well as stories of suffering and triumph have offered hope and inspiration to Jamats across different cultures and civilizations, and especially so during times of difficulty and challenge. This evening, host Saba Rawjani is joined by Dr. Shafique Virani to draw on our rich history of devotional expression, sharing stories of service and sacrifice to help situate our current challenges against the backdrop of centuries of hope faith and courage that sustained our ancestors.
As COVID vaccines begin their roll-out across the country and the world, many Jamati members have questions or are seeking more information. When can I expect to get my vaccine? How many vaccines have been approved, and how many others are in the pipeline? How effective are they? What are the side effects and risks? Who should receive it? This week on Friday Night Reflections, host Shaheed Devji sits down with our special panel members Dr. Shainoor Ismail (Public Health Agency of Canada), Dr. Karim Ali (Niagara Health), and Dr. Hamidah Meghani (Halton Health), to help answer your questions on COVID-19 vaccines in Canada. We also welcome Darkhana Mukhi Dr. Nazmuddin Bhanji, offering opening reflections on the impact of the pandemic on our lives and the road ahead for the Canadian Jamat.
As COVID vaccines begin their roll-out across the country and the world, many Jamati members have questions or are seeking more information. When can I expect to get my vaccine? How many vaccines have been approved, and how many others are in the pipeline? How effective are they? What are the side effects and risks? Who should receive it? This week on Friday Night Reflections, host Shaheed Devji sits down with our special panel members Dr. Shainoor Ismail (Public Health Agency of Canada), Dr. Karim Ali (Niagara Health), and Dr. Hamidah Meghani (Halton Health), to help answer your questions on COVID-19 vaccines in Canada. We also welcome Darkhana Mukhi Dr. Nazmuddin Bhanji, offering opening reflections on the impact of the pandemic on our lives and the road ahead for the Canadian Jamat.
This week, we take a closer look at how music fosters the development of our living Muslim heritage in societies across the world, serving as a spark for human creativity and connection to the divine. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha joins to share the final installment of 'From the Heart', discussing the importance of resilience as a critical soft skill for success in one's career and in life. Host Zulekha Nathoo then sits down with Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaborates with exceptionally creative musicians, artists, educators, and arts presenters from around the world. We then join the musicians who represented Canada at the Diamond Jubilee Homage Ceremony to reflect on their experiences from that epical occasion.
This week, we take a closer look at how music fosters the development of our living Muslim heritage in societies across the world, serving as a spark for human creativity and connection to the divine. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha joins to share the final installment of 'From the Heart', discussing the importance of resilience as a critical soft skill for success in one's career and in life. Host Zulekha Nathoo then sits down with Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaborates with exceptionally creative musicians, artists, educators, and arts presenters from around the world. We then join the musicians who represented Canada at the Diamond Jubilee Homage Ceremony to reflect on their experiences from that epical occasion.
On this Friday Night Reflections episode, we take a deeper look at how architecture serves as an anchor of our identity, extending beyond the structural, functional, and aesthetic, reflecting our traditions, our values, and our aspirations. Host Malika Karim-Rajan sits down with Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for a wide-ranging conversation, exploring the origin and evolution of the Award, and Mawlana Hazar Imam's ongoing work to encourage excellence in architecture as a bedrock for sustainable development. We then travel across the globe to the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe, where architect Farouk Noormohamed shares an exclusive virtual tour of this Pamiri-inspired, architectural jewel.
This evening, we take a deeper look at the response of Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a significant economic and social toll on communities across the globe. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will share the second installment of 'From the Heart', exploring the soft skills needed to succeed in today's world. Host Safiqa Kara then sits down with Dr. Gijs Walraven, AKDN Director of Health, to discuss the unique challenges faced in supporting the global Jamat and the populations served by AKHS. We will also hear from some of our Canadian healthcare professionals who have served globally, giving of their time and knowledge.
This evening, we take a deeper look at the response of Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a significant economic and social toll on communities across the globe. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will share the second installment of 'From the Heart', exploring the soft skills needed to succeed in today's world. Host Safiqa Kara then sits down with Dr. Gijs Walraven, AKDN Director of Health, to discuss the unique challenges faced in supporting the global Jamat and the populations served by AKHS. We will also hear from some of our Canadian healthcare professionals who have served globally, giving of their time and knowledge.
This evening, we take a deeper look at the response of Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a significant economic and social toll on communities across the globe. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will share the second installment of 'From the Heart', exploring the soft skills needed to succeed in today's world. Host Safiqa Kara then sits down with Dr. Gijs Walraven, AKDN Director of Health, to discuss the unique challenges faced in supporting the global Jamat and the populations served by AKHS. We will also hear from some of our Canadian healthcare professionals who have served globally, giving of their time and knowledge.
Roads to Success: The Transformative Power of Mentorship. Council for Quebec and Maritimes President Noor Wais leads us through a deeper look at the power of mentorship, how it has impacted his own life and the lives of many others. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will share the first installment in a new mini-series entitled 'From the Heart', exploring the soft skills needed to succeed in today's world. We then sit down with a panel of leaders at different stages in their career and professional life, for a conversation on how Jamati members supporting and guiding each other can have a transformative impact and build a stronger, more resilient Jamat. The panel will feature Council for Canada Vice President Karim Thomas, Noorullah Hussain Zada, Mubeena Mistry, and moderator Aleema Jamal.
Roads to Success: The Transformative Power of Mentorship. Council for Quebec and Maritimes President Noor Wais leads us through a deeper look at the power of mentorship, how it has impacted his own life and the lives of many others. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will share the first installment in a new mini-series entitled 'From the Heart', exploring the soft skills needed to succeed in today's world. We then sit down with a panel of leaders at different stages in their career and professional life, for a conversation on how Jamati members supporting and guiding each other can have a transformative impact and build a stronger, more resilient Jamat. The panel will feature Council for Canada Vice President Karim Thomas, Noorullah Hussain Zada, Mubeena Mistry, and moderator Aleema Jamal.
Who are the Ismailis? Is the Aga Khan like the Pope? What is the difference between a mosque and a Jamatkhana? Join host Debra Somani and Alwaez Hussein Charania for an illuminating conversation, as they delve into a series of questions reflecting on our identity as Shia Ismaili Muslims.
Who are the Ismailis? Is the Aga Khan like the Pope? What is the difference between a mosque and a Jamatkhana? Join host Debra Somani and Alwaez Hussein Charania for an illuminating conversation, as they delve into a series of questions reflecting on our identity as Shia Ismaili Muslims.
The beginning of a new calendar year provides an opportunity to reflect on our lives and set new goals as individuals and as a Jamat. Join host Aliya Jiwan-Thawer and special guest Alwaez Dr. Shiraz Kabani, as we reflect on the challenging year we leave behind and chart a course for a bold, visionary future built on the strong foundation of a united, principled, and forward-looking Jamat. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha shares an important announcement about positioning the Jamat for the post-COVID world, while Council Presidents Samir Manji, Zahra Somani, Fauzia Lalani-Khudabux, Salim Bhanji, Noor Wais, and Shakeel Bharmal, reflect on the challenges of leadership in difficult times and offer their hopes for a brighter tomorrow.

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