The Ismaili is pleased to present Virtually Happy Birthday, performed by the Dhun Kids. In the song, young members of the Jamat express birthday wishes to the Imam-of-the-Time in their own special way.
What is a hero? What makes someone special? Get your capes ready to fly around the world as we meet real-life heroes from 20 countries who are embarking on a Salgirah mission like no other. You might even discover your own superpowers along the way!
A The Ismaili TV production, this film tells the story of a diverse group of individuals and their interpretations of this epic 12th-century Sufi poem, each seeking to understand its relevance to the challenges of our modern age. Drawing on the Talim Primary Four Book - a Fountain of Stories, the film focuses on the first part of the journey and draws parallels with the role of Mawlana Hazar Imam as our Guiding Light. The stories feature actors from the global Jamat and are interspersed with moving recitations of Ismaili devotional literature (Ginans and Qasidas) and beautiful visual animations.
Performed at the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe, Tajik artists celebrate the joy and love of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Mawlud (Salgirah). This is a beautifully staged musical program based on Shamsi Tabrezi poems on devotion to divine love.
A one-of-a-kind musical celebration that tells a story of what the Imam means to us at every stage of our life. Ismaili Sounds that you know and love from around the world, arranged with spoken word elements, unite in an epic medley to share a message of shukrana on the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's 85th birthday.
Dr. Shiraz Kabani reflects upon how the Imam-of-the-Time’s guidance over a number of decades has profoundly shaped the lives of the Jamat, and enhanced our quality of life, both material and spiritual.
A special Salgirah edition of Friday Night Reflections reflects on the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, commemorating this special occasion and expressing Shukrana on 85 years of the light that lights the heart.
In June 2015, Karachi suffered the deadly ‘Heat Island Effect.’ Hot air was trapped over the sprawling city and temperatures soared to 47 celsius. Hundreds died from heatstroke. #Climate scientists say such #disasters will increase by 75% in the coming decade. Poor urban planning, shoddy construction materials, and water scarcity will exacerbate the problem as will poor canalization and waste management. Meet families that have to survive heat and floods and those working for a solution in this megacity.
Alwaez Moyez Alwani suggests ways we can strengthen our spiritual core so that we may handle the bumps and obstacles that life throws our way.
The Indus River, Pakistan’s lifeline, has been crippled by dams and pollution. Yet another major threat looms: what will happen if already melting glaciers that provide up to 80% of the river’s water shrink further?
This 28-minute documentary film introduces audiences to the transformative world of the #AgaKhan Foundation-led #Schools2030 programme and its mission to help give teachers and #school communities the tools they need to become education innovators. “Schools should be the centre of social change, not the target of change," says Dr. Andrew Cunningham, the Global Lead for Education at the #AgaKhanFoundation.
Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, CEO of the Aga Khan Museum, speaks with Christopher Wilton-Steer, photographer of The Silk Road: A Living History exhibition about his 40,000 km journey across the historic silk route and his experiences witnessing the intricate connections between distant cultures. Created in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation, the exhibition features photographs from Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, India, and China.
Health outcomes are defined by many factors. Amongst them, biological considerations have an obvious impact, but it is also imperative to understand gender-sensitive analyses of socioeconomic, political, and environmental concerns. In addition, evidence shows that roles and relationships based on male and female status, #gender identification, values, and behaviours all influence the health outcomes of individuals and societies.​ On November 25, 2020, the #AgaKhan University (@Aga Khan University) hosted a webinar to explore these topics, bringing together female leaders who talked about their work, its impact on global health, and its relationship to driving gender equity.​ Today, #AKDN is releasing the webinar on its channels to help commemorate the #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience. For more about the International Day of Women and Girls in Science: For more about the Aga Khan University:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates hosted a live 24-hour online cultural marathon #symposium which saw #UAE Ambassadors from countries around the world engaging with museum directors, artists, design specialists, and heads of cultural institutions on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and sharing insights in relation to future trends. The conversation took place between His Excellency Fahad Al Raqbani, UAE Ambassador to Canada, and Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Diplomatic Representative of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and the AgaKhan Development Network in Canada.
How are climate change and natural disasters affecting northern Pakistan? What’s the impact on the health and mental well-being of mountain communities?
How are Kyrgyz herders coping with the impacts of climate change on their high mountain pastures? Can they preserve their traditional lifestyle and the Kyrgyz horse?
After many years of anticipation, designs of the Ismaili Center in Houston were presented at a special event hosted in Houston, Texas. Design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz shared plans for the site's building and gardens. Also present at the event were civic officials, leaders from civil society, and the media.
در این برنامه، از پیدایش و شکل‌گیری سنت پنج‌تنی در بدخشان بعد از دعوت ناصرخسرو سخن می‌رود. هم‌چنین، عنصرهای اساسی این سنت از قبیل مدیحه سرایی، چراغ روشن و ماهیت زیارت مزار و قدم گاه‌ها مورد برسی قرار می‌گیرند. Дар ин суҳбат доир ба пайдоиш ва ташакулёбии суннати Панҷтанӣ дар Бадахшон баъд аз даъвати Носири Хусрав сухан меравад. Ба хусус унсурҳои асосии ин суннат аз қабили мадҳиясароӣ, чароғравшан, ва моҳияти зиёрати мазору қадамгоҳҳо мавриди барраси қарор гирифтанд. This episode will deal with the emergence and formation of the Panjtani tradition in Badakhshan after Nasir-i Khusraw’s mission. More specifically it examines some of the key elements of the Panjtani tradition such as madāh – devotional music and poetry, the rite of Charāgh-rawshan, visitation of shrines, and veneration of the saints.
The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Noor-e Haq, performed by Shabnam Merali. The devotional song is written in praise of Mawlana Ali and is sung in three languages; Urdu, Farsi, and Gujarati.
As temperatures increase, glaciers on some of the highest mountain ranges of the world are melting rapidly. Can communities in the Pamirs of Tajikistan survive these climate changes?
Anita Karim, a 22-year-old from Karimabad, Hunza, is the first female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to represent Pakistan at an international level. Anita won her second international match at the One Warrior Series (OWS) in Singapore, against Indonesia’s Gita Suharsono, where she dominated all three rounds of the fight.

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