On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, The Ismaili sounds present a song by younger members of the Jamat, entitled Bismillah. Meaning “In the name of Allah,” Muslims say Bismillah before starting a prayer, enjoying a meal, embarking on a journey, or beginning a difficult task. Invoking the name of Allah can bring us comfort and strength, and helps us to remember Him in everything we do. In most forms of Sign Language, Bismillah is expressed via a simple gesture; the index finger starts at the lip and is then raised towards the sky.
ITREB USA is pleased to launch the first book in the Living Ismaili Traditions Series from the IIS, Ismaili Festivals: Stories of Celebration written by Dr. Shiraz Kabani. This session highlights Dr. Kabani's USA tour to Austin, TX, and Chicago, IL, featuring thought-provoking and engaging insights by Dr. Kabani, musical performances of pieces from the book, and Q&As from Jamati members across the country.
"این برنامه به بررسی مسائل فلسفی دینی از نگاه اسماعیلیان بدخشان می‌پردازد که در دعوت‌های دینی سنتی برگزار می‌گردند.// Баррасии масъоили фалсафӣ-динӣ аз нигоҳи Исмоилиёни Бадахшон, ка дар даъватҳои динӣ-суннатӣ баргузор мегарданд.// This programme will discuss the philosophical and religious issues from the Badakhshani’s Ismailis perspectives that are held in their religious tradition ceremonies."
The Ismaili Sounds present a rendition of Zahe Muqaddar, performed by Fitoor. Originally sung by Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi, Zahe Muqaddar is a Na’at written in praise of Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family).
Part 3 of 3 - In preparation for Laylat al-Qadr, ITREB USA and Canada present a series of perspectives and devotional expressions which the Jamat can draw upon for personal search and reflection. Alwaeza Saleema Hassanali presents a reflection on Subission as a Form of Transformation.
Part 2 of 3 - In preparation for Laylat al-Qadr, ITREB USA and Canada present a series of perspectives and devotional expressions which the Jamat can draw upon for personal search and reflection. Alwaez Amaan Shiraz Kassamali presents his perspective on the Role of Personal and Private Prayer.
Part 1 of 3 - In preparation for Laylat al-Qadr, ITREB USA and Canada present a series of perspectives and devotional expressions which the Jamat can draw upon for personal search and reflection. Alwaeza Dr. Natasha Hakimali Merchant gives a short reflection on the topic of Transformation Through Disruption.
Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi - President of Mozambique, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa - President of Portugal, and various government officials, attend the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Maputo, Mozambique.
Get ready to be inspired by 5 amazing women breaking down barriers and leading the way in their fields. Host Iman Rajwani presents Aisha Visram, Head Athletic Trainer for the AHL Ontario Reign; entrepreneur Farhangiz Jumah; Nazneen Damji, United Nations Senior Policy Advisor, and a conversation between stand-up comedian, Shereen Kassam, and Shereen Ladha, dancer, choreographer and businesswoman.
To coincide with the occasion of Navroz, The Ismaili is pleased to present Noor ki baarish, performed by Taufiq Karmali and Durri Zahir. The song’s lyrics describe the blossoming flowers, delicate fragrances, and sound of birdsong that mark the arrival of spring. This new day and the new year is blessed, the song says, as Navroz brings with it a rain of Light.
Navroz: A Time of Renewal is an inspirational and educational program that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, and the significance of the haft seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation, and hope for the future. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic, and South Asian traditions.
Learn the ancient art of Kufic Calligraphy from Jalal Gilani. The Kufic script has long been used as a preferred calligraphy style for Quranic transcription and architectural decoration. It is characterized by angular, rectilinear letterforms and their horizontal orientation. Re-create basic structural forms of Arabic and Urdu letters into geometric designs, a technique that feels much like solving a puzzle.
Navroz: A Time of Renewal is an inspirational and educational program that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, and the significance of the haft seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation, and hope for the future. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic, and South Asian traditions.
Navroz: A Time of Renewal is an inspirational and educational program that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, and the significance of the haft seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation, and hope for the future. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic, and South Asian traditions.
Navroz: A Time of Renewal is an inspirational and educational program that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, and the significance of the haft seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation, and hope for the future. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic, and South Asian traditions.
"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."
Navroz: A Time of Renewal is an inspirational and educational program that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, and the significance of the haft seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation, and hope for the future. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic, and South Asian traditions.
Navroz: A Time of Renewal is an inspirational and educational programme that explores the meaning and history of Navroz, touching on the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, and the significance of the haft seen and rozi. The show focuses on messages of rebirth, rejuvenation and hope for the future. It incorporates verses of the Qur’an, quotes from Mawlana Hazar Imam, and devotional poetry from the Persian, Arabic and South Asian traditions.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a lyrical interpretation of an Arabic folk tale from "One Thousand and One Nights" performed by storyteller Dawne McFarlane and Juno nominee Maryem Toller. Also featured is the 'Great Poet Series: Reflections of Hafez' with a stellar lineup of musical artists, animated by the mystical whirling dance of Farzad AttarJafari and translations by Sheniz Janmohamed. Hussein Jadavji & Celine George then take us on a journey of spoken word that might challenge our perceptions.

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