In this episode of At the Aga Khan Museum, watch the first episode from Searching for the Blues — a three-part series by Imran Babur that follows Sindhi sarangi master Lakha Khan on an intercontinental journey, delving into his blues, and how his universal spiritual message defies language and geographic barriers. Enjoy a captivating performance by Parachute Thieves and a thought-provoking conversation with the band's singer and Toronto-based physician, Latif Murji.
What is Eid al-Fitr? Eid is a chance to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, to extend our compassion and generosity to others, and to celebrate with our families and communities. Watch this clip to learn about the festival that celebrates the end of the month of Ramadan.
In this Climate Speaker series, guest speaker Rehana Rajabali, Environmental Planning & Policy Leader at the City of Calgary, discusses Anticipatory Adaptation to Climate Change and how the industry is growing and evolving.
In this Climate Speaker series, guest speaker Fhaeem Noor Ali, Senior Trade Officer for Climate Finance discusses Climate Finance and how the industry is growing and evolving.
Join us for the March edition of The Ismaili Update, as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat over the past month.
Eid ul-Fitr - A Glimpse into our Past In this ITREB Talks, Alwaeza Dr. Shainool Jiwa reflects on how Eid ul-Fitr was celebrated in Fatimid times.
Professor Zayn Kassam, Director of The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications speaks about her own involvement at the Institute, its dedication to the study of Islam, and its goals for the future.
Navroz, like new years traditions from other cultures, is a day when families and communities come together. It's a reminder of renewal and a fresh start. It's also a chance to reflect on one’s personal life, to think about achievements and failures during the previous year, and to make resolutions for the new year.
The Ismaili Sounds is pleased to present Navroz hai aya, performed by Ismaili music artists in Pakistan. The song describes the blessings, beauty, and hope that the festival of Navroz brings to our lives.
"به مناسبت آغاز سال جدید، این برنامه به بزرگ‌داشت جشن نوروز و سنت‌های جماعت فارسی‌زبان می‌پردازد.// Ба муносибати оғози соли ҷадид, ин барнома ба бузургдошти ҷашни навруз ва суннатҳои ҷамоъати форсизабон мепардозад.// On the occasion of the new year, this episode focuses on Navroz/Nowruz celebrations and traditions of Farsi speaking Jamat."
In this episode of At the Aga Khan Museum, get a closer look at the Oliphant from the Museum's Permanent Collection and learn more about the 11th–12th-century ivory horn, which is one of about 80 examples that survive worldwide. Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Museum sits down with Mark and Marichka Marczyk, the artists behind Balaklava Blues. They speak about the ways in which their work aligns with the Museum's vision, the importance of folk music, and how their songs create a space for conversation. Enjoy a captivating performance by their ensemble from the Museum's Rhythms of Canada Festival.
Basket Full of Love: A program by the Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) of Tanzania and Zambia, highlights home activities by young members of the Jamat wherein, they express love and care for their loved ones. Such interactions promote their bonding and foster emotional development.
Nurjehan Mawani is the former chair and CEO of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and her daughter, Her Excellency Aliya Mawani, is the Ambassador of Canada to the state of Kuwait. In a unique interview together, they share their professional journeys and discuss the importance of representation, equity, and inclusion.
Join us for the February edition of The Ismaili Update, as we look back at the exciting stories from the worldwide Jamat over the past month.
Join us from Mombasa for episode 3 of The Ismaili Update: Kenya, as we go behind the scenes at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa's 20th anniversary celebrations. See highlights from the event, in which Princess Zahra joined students, staff, and guests to celebrate this milestone moment for the school.
Join host Alykhan Peermohamed from Nairobi for episode 2 of The Ismaili Update: Kenya, as we celebrate the Aga Khan University’s Global Convocation ceremony. More than 730 students in four countries graduated from AKU at ceremonies attended by Princess Zahra, and watched in-person and online by the University’s supporters around the world.
To commemorate the blessed month of Ramadan, The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Balaghal, performed by Fitoor.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Ahead of Yawm-e Ali, The Ismaili is pleased to present “Tera Chehra Hai Noorani,” composed by Rattan Mohan Sharma. This devotional song celebrates and praises the attributes and qualities of Hazrat Ali.
The Ismaili is pleased to present On the occasion of Mi'raj, the “Aqeedat” performed by Taufiq Karmali. The song is a naat, sung in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny).
Join host Alykhan Peermohamed from Nairobi for episode 1 of The Ismaili Update: Kenya. Along with details of Princess Zahra’s first day in Kenya, we go behind the scenes of Saturday’s convocation ceremony at the Aga Khan University.
Join us for the first episode of The #Ismaili Update for the year, as we look back at the stories from the worldwide Jamat during the month of January 2024.

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