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Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.

London, 4 February 2016 — Deploring the devastation in war-ravaged Syria, Mawlana Hazar Imam called for the establishment of “islands of stability” to provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict. Hazar Imam pledged $200 million towards achieving peace, stability, and reconstruction in the country.

Top Ismaili athletes will compete between 22 - 29 July at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai. GJG

10 January 2016 — National Ismaili Councils worldwide announced today that the 2016 Jubilee Games will be held between 22 – 29 July in Dubai.

The 2015 Gulf Games included competition in badminton, basketball, cricket, football, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, throwball, as well as international and traditional volleyball. Ismaili Council for the UAE

As the year drew to a close, Ismaili Muslim athletes from across the Gulf region came together in Dubai to take part in the 2015 Gulf Games. The event was a qualifier for the Jubilee Games — also set to take place in Dubai later this year.

Ismaili Council President Nawaaz Gulam and National Team Kenya Games Coordinator Reshma Khan light the torch symbolising the start of the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015. Ejaz Karmali

Nairobi, 18 December 2015 — A jubilant excitement was palpable as athletes, officials, volunteers, members and leaders of the Jamat convened at the Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi on a sunny Friday morning to officially open the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015.

Karishma Kassam performing during the Soko Moto dance competitition at Ismaili Games Kenya. Hussein Jiva

As music filled the air, Jamati members congregated around bonfires for warmth at Soko Moto — a mela-like concept that involved stalls such as bingo, darts, raffles as well as a senior's antakshri program, along with other activities such as bubble soccer and bouncing castles.

The 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games are taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December. Ismaili Council for Keyna

The 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games are taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December. Some 290 athletes and 2 000 spectators are expected to attend the Games with representation from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya.

Ruhina Virjee leads the recitation of the athletes’ oath at the opening of the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015. Ejaz Karmali

A jubilant excitement was palpable as athletes, officials, volunteers, members and leaders of the Jamat convened at the Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi on a sunny Friday morning to officially open the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015.

An athlete competing in the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 receives a warm welcome from a volunteer as he collects his kit. IGK2015

The wait is over. Thursday marked the unofficial opening of the Ismaili Games Kenya at the Aga Khan Pavilion.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Yoweri Museveni on the land granted in Nakawa for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. AKDN / Will Boase

Kampala, 17 December 2015 — The Aga Khan University will build a world-class teaching hospital in the heart of Kampala on land granted by the Government of Uganda, announced Mawlana Hazar Imam today. Together with the President and Prime Minister of Uganda, he took part in ceremonies marking the granting of land and initiation of the new University Hospital in Kampala.

Ismaili Council President Minaz Jamal and AKDN Representative Mahmood Ahmed accompany Mawlana Hazar Imam and Minister Tumwesigye Elioda from the plane. AKDN / Will Boase

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

The Kenyan Ismaili Youth Band rehearsing ahead of the opening of the Ismaili Games Kenya 2015. Hussein Jiva

Beats of drums reverberate as the Kenyan Ismaili Youth Band stands in a circle. Two days before the Ismaili Games Kenya, the band gathers for one of its final rehearsals ahead of the opening ceremony in which they are to perform.

The 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games are taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December. Ismaili Council for Keyna

Nairobi, 16 December 2015 — Over 290 athletes and some 2,000 spectators will be in Nairobi for the 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games this weekend. Ranging in age from five to 75 years and older, Ismailis from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya will take part in the four-day national sport event being held between 17 – 20 December.

TheIsmaili can now be accessed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the web. TheIsmaili.org

The Ismaili Muslim community now has a new official page on Facebook and a channel on YouTube. The expanded social media presence will permit more members of the Jamat and the wider public to reach TheIsmaili content on a broader range of platforms.

Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah

Nairobi, 12 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Nairobi this evening after participating in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah

Nairobi, 11 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya today, where he will participate in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Many athletes who competed will represent the United States at the international Jubilee Games in Dubai next summer.

Excitement for the U.S. Ismaili Games peaked during the Closing Ceremony Sunday as athletes, volunteers, and spectators gathered to congratulate each other on a weekend that embodied the spirit of unity present within the Jamat.

Prince Amyn with members of the Jamat, who had gathered at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka to greet him. AKDN Bangladesh

Prince Amyn travelled to Bangladesh last week, where he presented his credentials to the government as Mawlana Hazar Imam’s personal representative. During the three-day visit, he also toured the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka and met with Jamati and AKDN leaders.

Volunteers making blankets for Syrian refugees, one of many I-CERV activities at the USIG 2015. Zain Ali

Volunteers, athletes and spectators spent their time spreading love through warmth by knotting together blankets for Syrian refugees.

Athletes enjoy a game of Jenga at the athlete mixer at USIG 2015. The mixer offers an opportunity for athletes to bond with athletes from other regions. Zohaib Ali

Take 950 athletes, add them into a gym full of activities, mix in good music, and the outcome is simple: new memories with friends — both old and new.

Tennis players of all ages put their abilities to the test at the US Ismaili Games. USIG2015

Two mother-son mixed doubles tennis teams share their perspectives on competing together at the 2015 US Ismaili Games.

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