The Ismaili Centres are symbolic markers of the permanent presence and core values of Ismaili communities around the world. Incorporating spaces for social and cultural gatherings, intellectual engagement and reflection, as well as spiritual contemplation, they are bridges of friendship and understanding, and serve to enhance relationships among faith communities, government and civil society.
New Delhi, 6 April 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is in India for a week-long visit during which he will receive the Padma Vibhushan and lay the foundation for a site Museum at the Humayun's Tomb complex. Hazar Imam is accompanied on his visit by Princess Zahra and Prince Aly Muhammad, as well as his grandchildren, Sara and Iliyan.
In a world in which some speak of a growing clash of civilisations, we believe the Museum will help address what is not so much a clash of civilisations, as it is a clash of ignorances. The new Museum will have a strong educational vocation: it will be a place for active inquiry, for discussion and research, for lectures and seminars, and for an array of collaborative programs with educational institutions and with other museums.