Ismaili Council for the UK President Amin Mawji breaks bread with Yemeni Ambassador, His Excellency Abdulla Ali Al-Radhi at an Iftar dinner hosted at the West London Jamatkhana on 21 July 2014. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Council for the UK
Haldi (turmeric). Photo: MGP / Dollar Photo Club
Share a Smile is an initiative of the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom to help those in need during the month of Ramadan. Photo: Shokatali Ismail
Princess Zahra cuts a cake in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Aga Khan School, Dhaka on 5 June 2014. Photo: Saad Bin Hossain
Organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Ontario, the Premier Cup cricket tournament was part of a wider community effort to support the development of the sport in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto neighbourhoods that are home to large South Asian immigrant communities. Photo: Courtesy of Ismaili Council for Ontario

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Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month in which the Qur’an-e Shariff was revealed. It is an occasion of peace, happiness, joy and festivity.

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From the archive

August 2009

Imamat Day celebrations in Tajikistan feature education-themed reception

In Tajikistan, the celebration of Roz-e Takht Nishini has traditionally included family and neighbourhood gatherings with shared meals, music and dancing. This year, the AKDN Resident Representative Office contributed to the festivities by hosting an education-themed reception.

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Send an Eid ul-Fitr eCard greeting!

Send an Eid eCard to your friends and family. Photo: is pleased to offer its Eid ul-Fitr greeting eCard service. Choose from several unique designs, and send your eCard to multiple friends at a time. Visit to get started!

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How to manage your diabetes during Ramadan

Even when fasting,  regular dietary recommendations should be followed. Continue trying to eat at least five fruits and vegetables a day. Photo: Rahima Alani

For Muslims with diabetes, the fast during Ramadan can present a challenge in day to day management of the condition. In this article, Dr Hala Alsafadi offers tips on staying safe.

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VIDEO: Shared humanity a source of strength, says Mawlana Hazar Imam upon receiving the North-South prize

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with the 2013 North-South Prize by the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva. Photo: TheIsmaili / José Manuel Boavida Caria

Lisbon, 12 June 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and human rights activist Suzanne Jabbour were awarded the Council of Europe’s 2013 North-South Prize today. The prize was presented by the President of Portugal, His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva, at a ceremony held in the Senate Hall of the Portuguese Parliament.

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Absence of pluralism forcing millions to flee, says António Guterres

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres delivers the 2014 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat. Photo: Courtesy of the Global Centre for Pluralism

The growing diversity of populations in countries around the world is a fact, according to António Guterres, yet for some it is a source of discomfort. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shared his perspective in the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2014 Annual Pluralism Lecture that he delivered last week in Ottawa.

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Together with Canadians, Ismailis making a difference for mothers and children

A mother brings her infant for a check-up at one of 18 facilities supported by the Aga Khan Health Services in Rushan, Tajikistan. Photo: AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray

Providing expectant mothers and newborns the highest quality of care, and giving children the best start in life is part of a value system that Ismaili Muslims have practiced for generations. In partnership with government, civil society, friends, and neighbours, the community is leveraging strong institutional foundations in Africa and Asia to make a meaningful difference.

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World champion Ismaili athlete from Tajikistan hopes to translate success into better sport facilities for his country

Arthur Odilbekov, 2012 World Champion in Pankration, competes inside the octagon (the arena of combat). Photo: Courtesy of Arthur Odilbekov

Arthur Odilbekov of Tajikistan has been a determined athlete all of his life. He has won numerous tournaments on the Russian national stage in and internationally in various martial arts. With the 2012 World Championship in Pankration under his belt, he wants to see more training facilities and opportunities for Tajiks to pursue sport careers at home.

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Dear World: Skate 4 Afghanistan (Fazila on the right)

Dear World: Skate 4 Afghanistan (Fazila on the right)


Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio and Mawlana Hazar Imam tour the newly completed Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.

Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio and Mawlana Hazar Imam tour the newly completed Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.


The National Sports Festival — a flagship event of the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom — renewed itself during the weekend of 2–5 April 2010 at Loughborough University.

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