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.
In a discussion with Dr. Aziz Sonawalla, a renowned neurologist, we talked about immobility, its causes, and how to overcome them, specifically during the time of this pandemic. With a little care and determination, seniors in our household can improve their quality of life.
Join our health expert, Dr. Mohamud A. Verjee for a very informative and insightful webinar about COVID-19.
Join the Seniors Portfolio, in collaboration with the Community Counseling Services, for "Thinking and Feeling," an informative virtual program by Dr. Kurban Madhani in Gujrati on living a happy and healthy life. Learn about dementia and techniques on how to prevent it to live a happy life during an elderly age. An important program for the senior members of the Jamat and their families.
How are vaccines tested and approved for safety? When might we expect a vaccine to be available for the general public? What’s it like working on the front lines of healthcare during the pandemic? Host Malika Karim-Rajan joins Dr. Shainoor Ismail, Dr. Irfan Dhalla, and Dr. Tasleem Nimjee to tackle these questions and more, on COVID-19 and the promise of hope with the arrival of vaccines. This week, President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha also joins us to provide a retrospective of our Jamati response to the pandemic over the past year and pay tribute to the volunteers behind the scenes who have made it happen.
How are vaccines tested and approved for safety? When might we expect a vaccine to be available for the general public? What’s it like working on the front lines of healthcare during the pandemic? Host Malika Karim-Rajan joins Dr. Shainoor Ismail, Dr. Irfan Dhalla, and Dr. Tasleem Nimjee to tackle these questions and more, on COVID-19 and the promise of hope with the arrival of vaccines. This week, President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha also joins us to provide a retrospective of our Jamati response to the pandemic over the past year and pay tribute to the volunteers behind the scenes who have made it happen.
Looking at each individual family member’s physical and psychological well-being as well as the quality of relationships between each family member is important in understanding how to promote happiness within a family unit.
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. Hosted by Dr. Samina Somji (Internal Medicine Physician), join Dr. Hussein Bilal (Interventional Cardiologist) and Dr. Louiza Tumaini (Nutritionist) of the Aga Khan Hospital, Tanzania for this tableside chat to learn about heart disease, its treatments, and how to have a heart-healthy diet.
The Covid Culture Shock, hosted by the Ismaili Centre London, brings together leading voices from South Kensington’s world-renowned art and science district, featuring the Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Serpentine Galleries, Ismaili Centre, and Goethe Institut. It will be chaired by former UK Culture Minister Lord Vaizey. The Covid pandemic has sent shock waves around the world and left cultural venues fighting for survival. But it has also delivered new partnerships, digital innovations, and unforeseen connections with audiences and communities. Together, the panelists will explore the legacy of 2020, and how the crucible of Covid can be used to forge a new, thriving, and inclusive future for global culture, as well as the vital role of culture in creating hope and change in a post-Covid world. They will also address the issues facing cultural leaders around the world.
During this COVID outbreak, being in an older age demographic and having chronic health conditions are criteria for “high-risk” vulnerability to the virus. This can compound the stress many older adults already feel during this age. Dr. Habiba Thawar walks us through ways to live in times of covid and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the elderly. This is an interesting session for the elderly and the families.
During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, join Cancer Warrior Munira Premji as she moderates an informative and highly educational discussion on the threat of influenza and the importance and accessibility of the influenza vaccine, especially this flu season, with Infectious Disease physician Dr. Sunil Varghese and pharmacist Dr. Anisha Lakhani.
The Ismaili Centre 2020 Global Milad un-Nabi Lecture: The Quest for a Moral Economy in the Post-Covid Era with Prof. Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, CBE, a leading thinker and practitioner of Islamic Finance, will deliver a short presentation followed by a moderated discussion with Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee Chairman, Mr. Mahmood Ahmed 11 November 2020.
A short entertaining drama by the Golden Club seniors from Australia & New Zealand showing how modern technology can be used to stay connected, healthy, and safe during the COVID pandemic.
Parents and Children of the Australia & New Zealand Jamat show their appreciation in recognition of the dedication and commitment of the ECD teachers in taking the classes virtual during the pandemic lockdown time.
The pandemic has raised many questions surrounding faith and intellect. Watch this fascinating dialogue by youth: Junnade and Akyl, content supported by Alwaeza Farhana Zaveri and STEP teacher Ferina Bhaidani and introduced by Nail Satani.
“Thank you to the Champions” is a tribute song to our heroes, the frontline workers who have been instrumental in keeping everyone safe during these difficult times and who deserve our heartiest appreciation and applause.

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