ITREB USA - Al-Waeza Dilshad Keshwani shares a perspective on “Global Brotherhood Through the Lens of the Constitution” for the on-demand series entitled Perspectives: Viewing the World through the Lens of the Ismaili Imamat.
A moderated discussion with two experts that will highlight challenges caregivers may face, present tools that can be used to cope with stress, and offer strategies to enhance caregiver resilience.
Tai Chi and Qigong are both centuries-old systems of the coordinated body –postures, movement, breathing, and mindfulness used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Join Munira Jiwa and Dr. Salima Shamji as they explore how mindful movement practices help us to unwind, energize, and focus, through both a moderated discussion and demonstrations.
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.
SUNDAYS WITH US as we explore mindfulness. Mindfulness helps us to nurture the relationship with body and mind.⁣
Ginans – Ismaili religious literature originating from the religious-cultural context of the Indian Subcontinent, have sometimes been viewed as “lacking Islamic personality”. This talk will challenge this view and introduce audiences to multiple examples of religious poetry used by various Muslim traditions from the region to highlight typical characteristics of the literature that are greatly influenced by South Asian cultural contexts. The talk will also introduce the audience to multiple IIS publications that one can turn to in order to learn more and gain further insights into this topic.
Our history offers a rich repository of our beliefs and values, and how we have lived by them through the centuries. This talk explores select examples from the Dawr al-Satr (765-909 CE) and the Fatimid period (909-1171 CE) of our history, to illustrate how the Imams and the leadership at the time dealt with challenging circumstances of their age, using them as a springboard for laying stronger foundations for the future of the Jamat across various regions of the world.
UK Jurisdiction program includes an inspiring talk by Fahim Dhalla on "Imagine: A talk on Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship". This will be followed by a memorable video entitled: "Heritage and Homage, The Jubilees on the Ismaili Imamat including footage of Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Rihla, which means ‘journey’ in Arabic, is a Diamond Jubilee production that toured through 6 Canadian cities in 2018. Featuring over 30 artists from across Canada, Rihla takes the audience on a journey from Mawlana Sultan Mohamed Shah’s Diamond Jubilee, through to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Takht Nashini, the 1978 Canadian Mulaqat, the Silver Jubilee, the Golden Jubilee, and the most recent Diamond Jubilee. Through dance, voice, music, and multimedia, Rihla tells the story behind our Jamat’s “Canadian Mosaic”. It showcases the rich diversity, and pluralistic vantage of cultures, languages, and unique stories of migration, struggle, growth, flourish, and community within our regions. Each Act spotlights a story told through a combination of narration and drama, inspiring musical pieces, dance performances, all with integrated multimedia. The performance will be weaved together by an overarching narrative embodying the spirit of brotherhood, generosity, and unity within the Canadian Jamat. Join us for the full showing of Rihla, for the first time on screen!
Friday Night Reflections - Dispatches from Afghanistan - Join President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha, Ambassador Sheherazade Hirji, AKDN Diplomatic Representative to Afghanistan, and host Qudsia Saadat, as we travel across the globe to learn about how the pandemic has impacted the region and its people, and how AKDN agencies have responded to support the population. Offered in Farsi.
FARSI - This evening, join President Kassim-Lakha, and host Farkhunda Niazi, as we explore the challenges and successes of the Jamat's migration to Canada and the achievements of the Jamat in overcoming barriers to building a better life and becoming essential to the fabric of this country. The program will also include an abridged version of the Diamond Jubilee production, Rihla: A Journey from Roots to Dreams, telling the story of the diversity of cultures within our community. Delivered in Farsi.
ITREB USA - Al-Waez Anwar Mohammed shares a perspective on “Our Imam’s Vision on Volunteerism” for the on-demand series entitled Perspectives: Viewing the World through the Lens of the Ismaili Imamat.
Class 2 of 3 in the henna application. Learn the art of bracelet and chakra design with this level 2 application tutorial. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. A Henna cone is optional.
This is a video podcasting where the AKEB is coming together with Future of Work experts, James Uffindell of Bright Network and Dr. Naeema Pasha from Henley Business School. A worthwhile, informative, and inspirational podcast that the whole Jamat will benefit from watching to prepare for the Future of Work.
ITREB USA - Al-Waez Murad Bhaidani shares a perspective on “My Tribute to that Gate” for the on-demand series entitled Perspectives: Viewing the World through the Lens of the Ismaili Imamat.
In this inspiring webinar, elite athletes, Sarah Moorji, Hoshang Noor Ali, and Mansoor Afzaly discuss how to work towards training and preparing to be an elite athlete. The discussion was moderated by Serena Adatia. These three athletes currently play at the national and/or international levels to represent their soccer clubs. This webinar explores and shares stories of how these athletes took their passion for soccer and made it a career.
Obesity is a serious condition and has long been considered a “pandemic” in its own right. It is associated with significant health consequences, including an increased risk of hospitalization for a person with COVID-19. Dr. Shahin Jaffer, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UBC, and Nazlin Walji, Clinical Research Manager in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, in a conversation about the complexity and chronicity of obesity. Being overweight or obese is more than just a number on the scale. Explore the concept of “my best weight,” and learn tips about losing weight using lifestyle and behavior therapy including the 3 Rs: restraint, reflection, and resilience. We also touch upon current medical and surgical options for obesity.
Weekly online connection, SUNDAYS WITH US. This week, we will view the film, Close to Home: Al-Khimyah, written and directed by Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan. The film explores the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in the historic city of Cairo. ⁣

Our Imam, Our Times looks back on 50 years of the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

You can read more about the history of the Ismaili Imamat on the Ismaili.Imamat website »

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