Ismailis, A Celebration of Diversity provides a rich glimpse into the plurality of the global Ismaili Muslim community through vivid, still images. The photographs showcase Ismaili creative talent and to tell a visual story of the diversity reflected by Ismailis today.
Photographs from the first Jamati celebration of Eid ul-Fitr at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe in August 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya on 13 July 2011 for the final leg of his three-country Jamati tour of East Africa. Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Kenya to meet with the Jamat, and will also participate in events at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi and visit the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa.
The Jamat in Uganda prepares and celebrates in anticipation of Mawlana Hazar imam’s visit in July 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda on 12 July 2011 for a Jamati visit. The trip marks the second leg in Mawlana Hazar Imam’s three-country tour of East Africa, which also includes Tanzania and Kenya.
On 7 July 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the leadership of the Tanzanian Jamat. President Bhaloo presented Hazar Imam with a gift on behalf of the assembled leadership.
In July 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam embarked on Jamati visits to Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
Jamatkhana planning and development efforts in Afghanistan got underway in 2002. Since then, 20 new jamatkhanas have opened and at least nine more are at various stages of construction.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the prestigious University of California San Francisco Medal on 26 April 2011 at the University’s Founders Day Banquet.
Navroz was celebrated for the first time ever at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe in March 2011. The event, which was hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network, drew some 300 guests.
Youth Awards for Excellence, 2010, organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for India, recognised the Jamati youth and honoured high achievers in fields such as sports, the arts, sciences, creative expression, and leadership.
The 2011 Annual ISC Snooker & Pool Tournament took place on Sunday, 6 February at Riley's in Harrow. The fun, memorable and highly competitive event drew over 100 people.
The product of a partnership between the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan and Roshan Community, the Youth, Sports and Social Development Center in Kabul, opened its doors on 16 December 2010.
In November 2010, Doha was the venue for the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The event was particularly special for members of the Qatar Jamat, who were jubilant over Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to their country.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Delhi is part of an initiative to revitalise the area surrounding Humayun’s Tomb and Gardens, and improve the quality of life of the residents in the neighbouring Nizamuddin district. The project is notable for combining conservation with environmental and socio-economic development, while working with local communities and stakeholders.
Mawlana Hazar Imam received His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Ismaili Centre, London on 18 November 2010. The Prince’s visit commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Centre.
In September 2010, the UK-based Ismaili Community Ensemble undertook a journey to Dubai. During the trip, they collaborated with local Jamati members in a performance at the Ismaili Centre, supported an international fundraising event organised by FOCUS, and conducted a workshop with children challenged by disabilities.