Ibn al-Haytham was a Fatimid-era scholar and polymath who wrote over 200 scientific works in subjects like astronomy, mathematics, medicine, optics, philosophy, and physics. Photo: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
On 27 March 2014, the Ismaili Centre, London hosted a panel discussion on the future of shale gas in the UK. Andrew Austin, the Rt Hon Edward Davey, MP and Professor Alan Riley formed the panel, which was moderated by Galib Virani. Photo: Rozina Sarasia
Disability Awareness Day at the Ismaili Centre, London attracted a large cross-section of the Jamat, who took part in workshops and activities to discuss disability and mental health sensitivities. Photo: Jahanara Mirza
Badaam (Almonds). Photo: Mivr / Dollar Photo Club
Discover fascinating details about ancient cities recorded by Nasir Khusraw in his “Safar-nama”, from Balkh in Northern Afghanistan, to Aleppo, Jerusalem, Medina, Mecca and Basra. Photo: Courtesy of The Institute of Ismaili Studies

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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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December 2007

Growing stronger, living longer

Seniors are living longer, are more educated and have witnessed more global changes than their predecessors. Today’s elders are therefore becoming the backbone of our society as well as role models for younger generations.

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“Replace fearful ignorance with empathetic knowledge,” urges Mawlana Hazar Imam at Brown University

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers the 88th Ogden Memorial Lecture in International Affairs at Brown University. Photo: TheIsmaili / Farhez Rayani

Providence, USA, 10 March 2014 — At a time when technology connects more people than ever before, it can also be a force of fragmentation, warned Mawlana Hazar Imam. He was delivering the 88th Stephen A. Ogden Jr ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs as part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Brown University.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Brown President

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Brown University President Christina Paxson meet at President’s House. Photo: TheIsmaili / Farhez Rayani

Providence, USA, 10 March 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Brown University President Christina Paxson this afternoon, ahead of the Ogden Lecture that he will deliver this evening. Afterwards, they were joined by Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, as well as AKDN and Brown leaders for a luncheon hosted by President Paxson.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the United States to speak on International Affairs

Upon his arrival in Providence, Rhode Island, Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Ismaili Council for the USA President Barkat Fazal, LIF Chairman Mahmoud Eboo, and Ismaili Council Vice-President Zahir Ladhani. Photo: TheIsmaili / Farhez Rayani

Providence, USA, 9 March 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the United States this afternoon, ahead of the 88th Stephen A. Ogden ‘60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs that he will deliver at Brown University tomorrow. The lecture, which starts at 5:00 PM EDT, will be streamed live at TheIsmaili.org/go/Brown.

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Photographs

Voided silk-velvet textile fragment from Iran, dating from the first quarter of the 17th century. This fabric represents the type of luxury silks that were produced as a result of Shah Abbas’ stimulus to trade with Europe.

Voided silk-velvet textile fragment from Iran, dating from the first quarter of the 17th century. This fabric represents the type of luxury silks that were produced as a result of Shah Abbas’ stimulus to trade with Europe.

Galleries

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque marking the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel on 1 November 2011.

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque marking the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel on 1 November 2011.

Videos

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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