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.
United Kingdom: Institutional Programme – Message from Local Council Presidents for Sweden and Germany, ITREB Talk - Alwaez Faisal Ali, Misaq-e-Ishq Concert.
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.
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.
United Kingdom: Institutional Programme - Message from President of UK National Council, ITREB Talk by Shiraz Kabani, and ICE Concert.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center is pleased to bring you Community Barriers to Economic Prosperity: A Virtual Town Hall with Stacey Abrams, in recognition of National Voter Registration Day. Join us as we discuss solutions to the deep challenges faced by the southern states and opportunities for civic engagement.⁣
Celebrate Eid al-Adha with an enchanting musical performance held at the Ismaili Centre Toronto in 2015. Dr. Karim Gillani and the Sufi Music Ensemble perform original compositions based on classical poems of the Mughal era with a theme of Rah-e-Ishq – The Path of Love. Using rich metaphors, symbols, and stories of the past, musical compositions, and interpretations of modern art, the ensemble echoed the sentiments of tolerance and acceptance of the Mughal civilisation. The musicians used a variety of traditional instruments such as the santur, tombak, sarangi, flutes, Indian tablas, harmonium, and keyboard.
This month marks 35 years of the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver. Join us in celebrating this milestone through a series of online events. Our second session features a special conversation with past and present institutional leaders. Moderated by CTV’s Nafeesa Karim, this promises to be an engaging discussion filled with insights into the history of the Ismaili Centre, alongside footage from the Centre’s archives. Past Council for Canada President Farouk Verjee and past Council for British Columbia President Bahadur Karim will share their experiences and fondest memories of the Centre’s opening ceremony. Discover the vision, conversations, and experiences that helped establish the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver as a keystone of our community in Canada. The session will close with Council for British Columbia President Samir Manji offering his reflections on the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Families: Did you know women's health has a direct impact on the well-being of their families? Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed speakers from Women's College Hospital to learn about barriers in women's mental health, and for an inspiring discussion on new initiatives to help bridge these gaps.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center presents an up-close and personal look at the George W. Bush presidency as captured by Eric Draper during his eight years as the Director of the White House Photo Office and President Bush’s personal photographer. Join us for a moderated discussion on Draper’s journey as a photojournalist and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the iconic images he captured.⁣
The Ismaili Centre, London, presents an exciting and humorous conversation between Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, author of "Diasporic Distractions: New Faces in New Places”, and East African Swahili playwright Dr. Farouk Topan. Together they explore the existential realities of Asians in Africa during the 20th century, utilising popular fiction and anecdotes.
In recognition of the upcoming International Day of Democracy, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center is pleased to bring you, “Strengthening Our Democracy.” Join us for conversations with U.S. Senator David Perdue and Candidate Jon Ossoff as they share their views on democracy and how to strengthen the United States of America.
Designing a Better World is a new Ismaili Centre docu-series, focusing on designers who are improving society through their creativity and passion. In the first episode, world-renowned Islamic geometry artist, sculptor, and calligrapher Adam Williamson shares his journey and explains how the act of producing art is, for him, a deeply meditative and spiritual process. From architecture to policy-making, entertainment to organizational design, Designing a Better World brings together leading thinkers who are building a more inclusive, resilient, and peaceful world through better design.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Families: Did you know women's health has a direct impact on the well-being of their families? Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed speakers from Women's College Hospital to learn about barriers in women's mental health, and for an inspiring discussion on new initiatives to help bridge these gaps.

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