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Global Encounters Programme: Learning Through Service

When Yasmin Rajwani visited a government school in Hyderabad in July 2016, she saw a large mural that depicted the world with the Soviet Union. Because of the outdated map, the local students didn’t know the locations of many countries where Ismailis live, including Syria, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. 

This was a surprise to Rajwani, a grade 11 student from Burnaby, B.C. who is passionate about global issues. So she, along with other young Ismailis in the Global Encounters Program at the Aga Khan Academy – Hyderabad, decided to paint a new, updated mural for the school, which served students in grades 6 to 10. 

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Quote of the Week

“The Imam was regarded in Shi‘ite doctrine not only as being endowed with the wisdom requisite for the effective ordering of society, but, above all, with a knowledge of spiritual realities which enabled him to guide his followers to an understanding of the inner meaning of the Islamic message. The essentially spiritual nature of the Imam’s ‘ilm was reflected in the notion that it did not originate in the fallible operations of the human mind. Rather, it was bestowed by Allah and was transmitted directly from one Imam to the other.”

Prof. Azim Nanji, “The Ismailis in History”

Video of the Month

Prince Amyn at opening of UBC Museum of Anthropology calligraphy exhibition

Prince Amyn was in Vancouver on 11 and 12 May to participate in the opening of "Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia," an exhibition at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. Watch (4:33)

Register for the Ismaili Youth Soccer League (Boys, Ages 13-16)

Region:
Prairies
Start Date:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Start Time:
11.00AM to 1:00PM
End Date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location:
Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE)

Register HERE for the Ismaili Youth Soccer League before Friday, March 24th.

Register for the Ismaili Soccer League (Males, Ages 17+)

Region:
Prairies
Start Date:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Start Time:
1:00PM to 3:00PM
End Date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location:
Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE)

Register HERE for the Ismaili Soccer League before March 24th.

Ismaili Youth Soccer League

Region:
Edmonton
Start Date:
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Start Time:
see schedule
End Date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location:
Kinsmen Sports Centre

A coed soccer league, for youth aged 13-17 years old, will be held this spring on weekends.

Dates and Times of the Soccer League:

#ProudToBeACanadianIsmaili

July 1, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

BUI Primary Parent and Student Survey:

Religious education is an endeavour that is essential to the continuity and strength of our community. It is an education process that allows children within our Jamat to develop their understanding of what it means to be a Shia Ismaili Muslim. 

Food Bank Drive

In keeping with the spirit of sharing and alms giving to the poor and the less fortunate, the food bank drive will start this evening and will continue for the next few weeks. The Jamat is requested to kindly participate by donating $5 for a food hamper. Please see members seated in the foyer. A presentation to the food bank will be made to the food bank after Eid.

BUI needs your expertise.....

Volunteer to work with students that have special educational needs.

Mental Health Practitioners needed to provide services to individuals in need

Professionals to provide sliding scale or pro-bono services

Employment Opportunities

Local opportunities available.