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US Ambassador Elizabeth Millard and the First Deputy Minister Rahmatullo Mirboboev look at the educational material on display by the Aga Khan Foundation at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Rukhshona Broimshoeva

To mark International Education Week, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted an education fair in November that was attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan.

Detail of plaster artwork by Takik artists Khasan and Firdavs Dzhumaev at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Moez Visram

In the generous foyer of the Ismaili Centre Toronto, a large wall has become canvass to a pair of artists from Tajikistan. The plaster work of father and son team Khasan and Firdavs Dzhumaev will complement a space that is already adorned with other exquisite artwork.

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by volunteers with flowers in the presence of His Excellency Hamrokhon Zarifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dr Shafik Sachedina, Director of Diplomatic Affairs at the Aga Khan D

Dushanbe, 4 April 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Tajikistan for a brief, but historic one-day visit. In a meeting with the leaders of the newly-established Jamati institutions in Tajikistan, Hazar Imam emphasised the significance of the formal establishment of Jamati institutions to serve the needs and requirements of the Tajik Jamat.

On 4 April 2012, Mawlana Hazar Imam had a historic visit to Tajikistan, where he met with the leaders of the country’s newly-established Jamati institutions.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Ismaili Centre, and is received by AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Muzaffar Djorubov, Executive Officer of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

Dushanbe, 22 October 2011 – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe today, where she held a town hall meeting to help promote the US-sponsored New Silk Road Initiative. Several hundred people attended the gathering, including various members of Tajikistan’s civil society, local and international development organisations, media outlets, representatives of the AKDN and Jamati leaders.

Volunteers prepare to welcome the Jamat to the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr.

As Ismaili families in Dushanbe prepared to observe Eid ul-Fitr in the traditional manner, excitement brewed at the prospect of the Jamat coming together to celebrate the occasion at the new Ismaili Centre for the first time ever. The gathering proved a momentous and moving experience for all.

Traditional dance performances were part of the Navroz festivities at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

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.

In March 2011, Navroz was celebrated for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

In celebration of Navroz, the Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Over 300 people attended the celebration, which was held on 20 March 2011 and was the first Navroz event ever held at the Centre.

On 11 July 2010, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was the venue for an Imamat Day reception hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network in Tajikistan. The event included a cultural show as well as a three-day exhibition of AKDN’s projects in the country during the past 15 years.

Volunteers hard at work setting up displays for the AKDN Exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

On 11 July, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was the venue for an Imamat Day reception hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network in Tajikistan. The event, which also marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of an Agreement of Cooperation between the Government of Tajikistan and the AKDN, included a cultural show as well as a three-day exhibition of AKDN’s projects in the country during the past 15 years.

A detailed view of the calligraphic patterns, reciting “Allah”, “Muhammad”, “Ali”, “Hasan”, “Hussain” and “Zahra”, inlaid in brick.

Inspired by some of the region’s most distinctive monuments, the architecture of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe blends many different craft and artisanal traditions of Central Asia. Built in sandstone baked brick and glazed blue and turquoise tiles, it acknowledges the vernaculars of the 10th century mausoleum of the Samanids as well as the grand courtyards of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks during the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe, as President Emomali Rahmon looks on.

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was opened on 12 October 2009 by His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, and Mawlana Hazar Imam. It is the first such Centre in Central Asia – a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Rahmon share a joyful moment, following the unveiling of the plaque marking the inauguration of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 12 October 2009 – His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, jointly inaugurated the first Ismaili Centre in Central Asia – a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Rahmon share a joyful moment, following the unveiling of the plaque marking the inauguration of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 12 October 2009 – His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, jointly inaugurated the first Ismaili Centre in Central Asia – a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years.

President Rahmon and Mawlana Hazar Imam pause in the library of the new Centre. They engage over a book about renowned poet and Ismaili philosopher, Nasir Khusraw, who lived over a thousand years ago in the region that is modern Tajikistan.

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was opened on 12 October 2009 by His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, and Mawlana Hazar Imam. Hazar Imam and the President toured the facility prior to the Opening Ceremony.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on Monday, 12 October 2009.

Speech by His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on Saturday, 30 August 2003.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 30 August 2003 – His Highness the Aga Khan today launched a landmark cultural centre here marking a milestone in the 1 300 year history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Foundation Stone Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on Saturday, 30 August 2003.

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