Content Tagged with Ismaili Centres

Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, where he gave a keynote lecture at the occasion of Yawm-e Ali 2017. Salim Nensi

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi gave a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

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.

Some of the 20 students who completed the Fredric Roberts Photography Workshop attending their graduation ceremony at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon. AKF Portugal / Sofia Nunes

The camera is well known for its power to capture, but over the course of a seven day workshop, a group of students in Lisbon learned firsthand of its power to transform.

Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte

On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The feature of the evening was a rare musical encounter between the talented and innovative artists from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria.

Minister Mike de Jong, MaRS FinTech Head Adam Nanjee, and Ismaili Council President Samir Manji with panelists and speakers at the MaRS FinTech event. Sultan Bhaloo

Burnaby, 6 October 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby partnered with MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest entrepreneurial and innovations hub, for the national launch of the MaRS Financial Technology Canada series. The event attracted over 140 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators and policy leaders from Vancouver and across Canada.

Professor Patrick Pietroni speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London.

Professor Patrick Pietroni, director of the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion and his colleague John Ballatt discuss The role of compassion in improving physical and mental health at the Ismaili Centre, London on 7 July 2016.

The Ismaili Community Ensemble perform during a MUSIC@ONE event held at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK

Over the next several days, ordinary Londoners can step out of their busy work days and slip into the serenity of the Ismaili Centre, to be whisked away by the sounds of MUSIC@ONE — inspired by the Silk Road.

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha delivers a talk on how the University of Central Asia is creating opportunity in the region at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK / Riaz Kassam

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha delivered a talk at the Ismaili Centre, London in which he emphasised the strategic importance of the Central Asian region in a globalised world. Titled Creating Opportunity on the Roof of the World, his talk on 20 May 2016 was part of AKF UK’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty lecture series.

Nurjehan Mawani and Meena Baktash in conversation at the International Women’s Day talk held at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK / Jahanara Mirzai

International Women’s Day was marked at the Ismaili Centre, London with a discussion on Women and the future of Afghanistan that took place on Thursday, 3 March 2016. The event featured Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Representative for Afghanistan; Shireen Rahmani, Director of HR at Roshan Telecom and Meena Baktash, Head of the BBC Afghan Service.

Toronto photography workshop students experiment with using their cameras to "write with light." Mike Sakis

An extraordinary exhibition of more than 120 photographs made by youth from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Canada opens on 30 April 2016 at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Nick Boles, MP speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London on the United Kingdom's new National Living Wage initiative. Ismaili Council for the UK / Farhan Suchak and Sarfaraj Khorasi

London, 13 January, 2016 — Nick Boles MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, was at the Ismaili Centre in London to discuss the new National Living Wage and why it is good for business and the economy. The discussion addressed a number of aspects, including the policy's likely impact on businesses at large, and also certain sectors relevant to members of the UK Jamat.

Musicians from the Constantinople Ensemble showcased percussion and string instruments from the East and West. Asif Murji

Toronto, 6 June 2015 — The Montreal-based Constantinople Musical Ensemble, along with special guests from Greece and Turkey, gave a concert at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Their performance recalled the sights and sounds of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), a city rich in history and culture.

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.

Thousands visited the Ismaili Centre during Doors Open Toronto 2015. Amir Hemraj

Thousands of visitors streamed into the Ismaili Centre as part of Doors Open Toronto 2015. Held last weekend, the annual city-wide open house offered visitors free access to approximately 155 buildings of cultural, historical and social significance.

Aga Khan Park, Toronto

The Aga Khan Park was inaugurated by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 25 May 2015. Situated along Wynford Drive, the Park provides a beautifully landscaped contemplative public space that encompasses the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum.

The late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, in discussion with Mawlana Hazar Imam during the opening of the Ismaili Centre. Ismaili Council for the UK

Thirty years ago, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam and his family, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened an Ismaili Centre in the heart of London. The first such high-profile centre to be conceived, it has over the past three decades facilitated new relationships and an improved understanding within British society of both the Shia Ismaili Muslim community and the wider Muslim ummah.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the audience at the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, London, as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Ismaili Council President Anil Ishani look on.

The Ismaili Centre, London was opened on 24 April 1985 by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. They were joined by government ministers, members of Parliament, diplomats and leaders of the Ismaili community from around the world.

Visitors gather around the architectural-scale model of a historic district of Cairo that served as a centrepiece of the exhibition and was populated by houses designed and printed by 3D workshop participants. Vazir Karsan

Connect Create Cairo is an exhibition and workshop that uses 3D printing technology to get people thinking about the past, present and future of cities and urban spaces. Recently held at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the exhibition gave participants a chance to become urban planners and conceive their own design solutions.

Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Enterprise and Resources at the Royal Geographical Society, delivers a lecture on the history and significance of the Silk Road. Riaz Kassam

As part of the Nour Festival of Arts, Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Collections at the Royal Geographical Society, speaks on People and Places along the Silk Road: a geographical perspective at the Ismaili Centre, London in November 2014.

The London Uyghur Ensemble in performance at the Ismaili Centre, London as part of the 2014 Nour Festival. Sadrudin Verjee

Shining a light on contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture, the fifth annual Nour Festival of Arts took place at venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in October – November 2014. As a partner of the festival, the Ismaili Centre, London hosted a series of events that celebrated the cultural diversity of the Silk Road.

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