The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto will open its doors to the public on 18 September 2014. Photo: Tom Arban
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

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The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the
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From the archive

December 2013

Mawlana Hazar Imam receives warm welcome from the Government of Pakistan

Islamabad, 16 December 2013 — In separate meetings with the President, the Prime Minister, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs and the Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam received praise for the leadership role taken by the AKDN in the country’s development, and for its effectiveness in improving the quality of life of those whom it reaches.

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Annual tournament supports cricket in Toronto neighbourhoods

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

While the annual Premier Cup cricket tournament brought Ontario Ismaili Muslims together in April, it was also part of a wider effort to build cricket pitches and support programming in Toronto neighbourhoods that are home to large South Asian immigrant communities.

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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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Photographs

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Texas Gala in honour of his Golden Jubilee.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Texas Gala in honour of his Golden Jubilee.

Galleries

Upon his arrival in Delhi, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to India by Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr E. Ahamed (left) and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon.

Upon his arrival in Delhi, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to India by Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr E. Ahamed (left) and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon.

Videos

A biennial flagship event of the United Kingdom Jamat that is now in its 26th year, NSF is much more than a sports festival. It is a celebration of Ismaili Muslim values, and an affirmation of the bonds that unite the Jamat.

 
 
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