The milestone celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday engaged artists from the diverse traditions of the Ismaili community in “a musical and cultural conversation.” And ensuring that within hours of the event, the worldwide Jamat could witness the celebration in a multiplicity of languages, was no minor feat.
Aiglemont, 16 December 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday was celebrated by the Jamat and members of Hazar Imam’s family with love, music and felicity. Representing the entire Ismaili community in all of its diversity, Jamati and institutional leaders visited the Imam at his home on this milestone occasion to offer congratulations, express shukrana, and to reaffirm the Jamat’s bayyah to the Imam of the Time.
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.
On 13 December 2016, Ismailis around the world celebrated Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday!
Dushanbe, 1 December 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted a screening of the award-winning film Mushkilkusho by acclaimed Tajik film maker Umedsho Mirzoshirinov. The film is unique for its use of Pamiri languages, which are listed as endangered by UNESCO.
Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre, brilliantly performed by Miriam Khalil and an ensemble of 11 musicians, currently being presented at Toronto’s Ismaili Centre by Against the Grain Theatre, is a perfect and tremendously satisfying example of just that cultural transcendence, the antidote to the sad burden of reality that drums at us from our TVs, smartphones and newspapers every hour.
Abu Dhabi, 7 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam wrapped up his visit to the United Arab Emirates today, following the ceremony and proceedings of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which took place over the weekend.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was presented by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Al Jahili fort in Al-Ain, UAE on Sunday, 6 November 2016.
Al Ain, UAE, 6 November 2016 — Architecture does not merely give form to the spaces in which we live and move, it profoundly shapes and can improve the quality of human life. The winning projects in the 13th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture testify to this.
Dubai, 4 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the United Arab Emirates this evening, ahead of this weekend’s presentation of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He was accompanied by Prince Amyn and Prince Aly Muhammad.
Anticipation has been growing in the United Arab Emirates since the announcement in October that the country will host the presentation ceremony of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Over the past few weeks, members of the Jamat have been learning about the Award, discussing the winning projects and visiting an exhibition at the site of the forthcoming award ceremony.
Long after the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, its rhythms and melodies resonate. Samira Noorali spoke with the musicians to get behind-the-scenes feel for how that musical magic was created.
Dancers perform a piece inspired by the colours, patterns and diversity of a kaleidoscope at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, in Dubai.
South Asian Dance performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016.
Bishkek, 18 October 2016 — His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic decorated Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Order of Danaker, the highest recognition that the Kyrgyz nation can bestow upon a foreign citizen.
Naryn, 19 October 2016 — In a historic ceremony held this morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic inaugurated the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia — the first of three residential campuses being constructed in the high mountains of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the inauguration the University of Central Asia’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic on Wednesday, 19 October. The event is expected to start soon after 11:00 AM Kyrgyzstan Time (GMT+6) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.
[RUSSIAN / русский] Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the inauguration the University of Central Asia’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic on Wednesday, 19 October. The event is expected to start soon after 11:00 AM Kyrgyzstan Time (GMT+6) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.
Bishkek, 17 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kyrgyzstan this evening, ahead of the inauguration of the University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus.