Get a close look at the Aga Khan Museum's "IMAGE? The Power of the Visual" exhibition and go behind the scenes to watch the team as they bring the exhibition to life. Join the Museum's Head of Performing Arts, Amirali Alibhai as he sits down with world-renowned performer of Northern Indian classical music, Steve Oda, enjoy special performances by Kune, an intercultural band made up of Toronto-based artists, and hear about all the exciting ways in which the Museum's education team is engaging and shaping young minds.
The Aga Khan Museum, the Consulate General of the Republic of France in Toronto, and the French Institute present an evening filled with a diverse line-up of artists, activists, and leaders that challenge and explore our relationship with the natural world and how we can preserve our planet for generations to come.
In the first installment of a five-part series, Onstage Conversations 2022, Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo talks with Dr. Ulrike al-Khamis, Director & CEO of the Aga Khan Museum. The conversation focuses on the role of art in bridging divides as societies become more polarized by words and images. The series is presented by Simon Fraser University in partnership with the Ismaili Centres.
Karima Kassam and her Mami, Malek, teach how to make delicious recipes: Keema Masoor Biryani and Lapsi. Get your aprons on and your mixing bowls ready, you're definitely in for an exciting class!
From the Navroz 2021 episode of Friday Night Reflections, learn how to make delicious sherbet and haft mewa, enjoy a beautiful recitation of Jalaluddin Rum's poem, Spring! and listen to 3 unique musical expressions guaranteed to help you celebrate, as One Jamat, this season of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation.
Dr. Mir Baiz Khan delves deep into the historical tradition of Navroz, an occasion that the Fatimid Imam-Caliphs recognized as an official public festival of great joy and revelries. It is a national festival in Iran and is celebrated with joy and festivities by communities in Afghanistan, throughout Central Asia, and in South Asia. Though inherited through Zoroastrian Persia, it is the only festival that is not confined to a single religious group. Presented by ITREB Canada.
Why is low sugar dangerous and what new technologies are available to ease the burden of “finger pokes”? These questions, and more, are answered in this informative presentation brought to you by the National Health Board, Council for Canada.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center USA together with the Ismaili Centre Toronto present a discussion in recognition of the International Day of Tolerance. In a discussion with three representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Diplomatic Representative to Canada, Sheherezade Hirji, Diplomatic Representative to Afghanistan, and Munir Merali, Diplomatic Representative to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, illustrate how local contexts shape the work of the AKDN and provide an understanding of the broader connection between the global projects.
In this episode of FNR, Khalil Z. Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, and Dr. Najmuddin Najm, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan sit down with host Kiran Hayat for a wide-ranging conversation exploring the situation in Afghanistan on the ground. They discuss the lifesaving impact of AKDN activities and its efforts to address food insecurity, employment, health care, education, and the status of women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Host Rizwan Manji kicks off Navroz 2022 weekend with a special episode of FNR to help celebrate a new season of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation as One Jamat. The episode includes a chat between Farah Bundeali and President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha where they speak about recent changes to COVID-19 protocols, a reflection on the current uncertainty and areas of focus for the Jamati institutions. "Nani" makes an appearance to reflect on Navroz and current events and finally, enjoy Soulful Sounds with performances to get you in the Navroz spirit.
A panel discussion with three incredible women who have paved their own paths to success and have become thriving entrepreneurs in very different industries.
Climate change is one of the most urgent threats facing us, and as we work to rebuild our economies post-pandemic, it is critical to focus on a green recovery that centres on climate justice. What should a green recovery look like, what does climate justice mean, and what are the barriers facing us? These are just a few of the questions discussed in this illuminating session.
The Fast Forward Future: What is the new normal? What are emerging technologies that are disrupting our future? What are the tangible impacts that they are going to have? Are our youth prepared for the next generation?

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