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Startup Alley at IPN LaunchPad 2016 is where investors and mentors had a chance to network one-on-one with startup founders seeking funding and advice.

Ismaili entrepreneurs and investors from nine countries gathered in California’s Silicon Valley last month to pitch ideas, share knowledge and to network with one another as part of IPN LaunchPad. The event was a chance for budding companies to access new sources of capital and connect with mentors and experts.

The USA Jamat brings together Ismailis from across the globe from various countries, cultures and ethnicities. Zainab Khuwaja

The Jubilee Games Fanous was celebrated across all seven regions of the United States, where the American Jamat resides.

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston. Shiraz Khabani

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston is a place of gathering, learning and exchange. Each year, thousands visit the Center to engage in discussions on important issues, take in cultural performances and art exhibitions, or attend a social event and explore the building’s remarkable architecture.

Athletes, volunteers, and spectators from across the country came together for the 2015 US Ismaili Games in the spirit of One Jamat. Azim Maknojia

The 2015 United States Ismaili Games drew to a close on the Sunday of the American Thanksgiving weekend, as athletes, volunteers and spectators gathered to congratulate each other on a national sport tournament that embodied the spirit of unity within the Jamat.

Athletes from several regions reconnect at opening ceremony of the 2015 US Ismaili Games. Azim Maknojia

The 2015 United States Ismaili Games were held in Dallas, Texas between 26 – 29 November. Nearly 1 000 athletes competed during the Thanksgiving long weekend, supported by hundreds of volunteers.

An Ismaili pipe band from Dallas performing at the US Ismaili Games pep rally held in Dallas on 21 November. Umair Ali

Nearly 1 000 athletes will compete at the United States Ismaili Games over the upcoming Thanksgiving Day weekend. The sports tournament will take place in Dallas, Texas between 26–29 November.

Professor Ali Asani introduces Mawlana Hazar Imam before the 2015 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University. Farhez Rayani

Remarks by Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing Mawlana Hazar Imam before the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Professor Diana L. Eck hold an on-stage conversation at Harvard University following the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture. Farhez Rayani

Mawlana Hazar Imam sat down with Harvard University Professor Diana Eck for an on-stage conversation after delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard. Their dialogue explored many ways in which pluralism affects society and human development.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University. Farhez Rayani

Cambridge, MA, 13 November 2015 — For decades, technology and globalisation have been held up as a panacea for humanity’s ills. But although today’s world is now more connected than ever before, it has also become more fragmented.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Professor Diana Eck in conversation at Harvard University on 12 November 2015. Farhez Rayani

After delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Mawlana Hazar Imam sat down with Harvard University Professor Diana L. Eck for an on-stage conversation.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam: The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (known to the Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam), the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. AKDN

On 12 November 2015, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University — one of the university’s most distinguished lectureships. The event will start at 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) and will be webcast live at TheIsmaili.org/live.

Ismaili fans fill the stands to cheer on athletes at the Los Angeles Special Olympics. Ismaili Council for the USA

When the Ismaili Muslim community in the United States was invited to assist with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, the Jamat embraced the opportunity. Volunteers took on numerous roles, including hosting the delegation of athletes and coaches from Bangladesh.

The Honorable Halim Dhanidina, an Ismaili who is a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, is the first Muslim American judge in a superior court. Courtesy of Halim Dhanidina

TheIsmaili.org spoke with the Honorable Halim Dhanidina, an Ismaili who recently became the first Muslim superior court judge in the state of California. Against a landscape of sensitivities and misperceptions surrounding Islam in America and abroad, Judge Dhanidina offers a clear perspective on what it takes to keep justice fair.

A guide explains the exhibition to guests at the Enlightened Encounters outreach event held at Chicago Headquarters Jamatkhana in Glenview, IL.

Scheduled to open in Toronto in the summer of 2014, the Aga Khan Museum has embarked on a tour to introduce itself in major American centres. As the first museum in North America dedicated to the Islamic Arts, it is using the opportunity to demonstrate that despite being separated by centuries of history, ancient works and the knowledge they carry within them, remain relevant to us today.

This folio, from an illustrated manuscript of Nasir’s Ethics, depicts an artist’s atelier (workshop) like the one that fashioned the manuscript.

The Aga Khan Museum, which is scheduled to open in Toronto next year, will hold its first series of outreach events this autumn in three American cities. Enlightened Encounters will introduce the public to some of the key pieces in the Museum’s collection, as well as to the Museum’s performing arts and education programmes.

Children and parents take part in activities during the Los Angeles ECDC Week of the Young Child held in April 2012.

The early years (from birth to six) are the period of most rapid growth in brain development. Exposure to music helps develop listening and auditory discrimination skills while contributing to motor skill development and increasing the range and flexibility of the voice. Similarly, introducing art to children at a young age has a number of benefits, ranging from improving creativity to increasing self-confidence.

Mawlana Hazar Imam — His Highness the Aga Khan.

Los Angeles, 28 October 2011 – Describing him as “an unparalleled leader in development, cultural preservation and philanthropy,” the Urban Land Institute has named Mawlana Hazar Imam the 2011 Laureate of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The prize recognises an individual whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development.

Ismaili volunteers taking part in the USA Jamat’s I-CERV programme pack clothes for Ocean Park Community Center in California.

Service to humanity is at once an ethic deeply rooted in the Islamic tradition, as well as a fundamental expression of American civic values. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy in partnership with their fellow Americans, Ismaili Muslims across the United States will volunteer in a wide range of service activities in their local communities.

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