Social justice, diversity, climate change, and advances in science are prevalent themes in society. How do we respond to today’s trends and challenges, while maintaining a religious identity that dates back 1400 years? This week on Summer Reflections, we revisit a critical conversation between Alwaez Hussein Charania and Tara Mandjee about being an ambassador of Islam in today's world.
The recent rapid growth in artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning, as well as changes in the structure of work, have generated numerous questions about what the future of work will look like. The pandemic has accelerated a number of these changes in ways that would have been difficult to imagine. Understanding the challenges and opportunities these developments present us with will help us prepare for our participation in the future of work. This week on Summer Reflections, we revisit a riveting conversation between Ali Velshi and Zain Velji as they explore The Future of Work and how the Jamat can prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
This week on Summer Reflections, we revisit a special lecture held at the Ismaili Centre Toronto in September 2019. Drawing on his own experience as a researcher, academic, and senior administrator, University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Santa J. Ono discusses how servant leadership can help faith and science co-exist at the modern secular university. Following his talk, Dr. Ono sits down with Wilfrid Laurier University President and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy for a moderated discussion.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Join environmental journalist Aliya Jasmine Sovani, for an engaging conversation on climate change and how we preserve life on earth. Aliya is joined by Dr. Stanford Blade, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta, and Onno Ruhl, General Manager of Aga Khan Agency for Habitat. Dr. Blade shares his perspective on how climate change is impacting food security and access, while Mr. Ruhl explores the impact on communities that are more prone to natural disasters due to climate change. Our panelists discuss some of the collective actions we can take as a society to help bring about a more sustainable world for all.
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.

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