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Dec 15,2010

Prince Karim Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of about 20 million Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and is now turning 74.  He was born on December 13, 1936 in Switzerland. Every year on December 13, the Ismailies around the world celebrate his birthday with religious and emotive zeal.

The Murids arrange religious Majalises in Jamat Khanas where they make religious offerings, supplications and reaffirm their allegiance to the Imam of time. Sweets and festive refreshment is served and the Ismailies wish each other Khushhali or Salgira Mubarak.

Ismailies around the world celebrated the Salgira, this year, jubilantly. Jamat Khanas were decorated in many parts of the world. Many people in North America, Australia and Europe closed their offices and businesses early to get to Jamat Khanas in time.

In Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral of Pakistan, Ismailies also congregated the Birthday of their Imam in a festive and religious fashion. Houses were seen decorated, lighting on the mountains and around Jamat Khana (prayer and social hall) premises and cultural dishes were especially prepared in the designated area of Jamat Khana called Langer.

Various Day and evening Majalises were arranged in which waezeen delivered speeches urging the Murids to follow the guidance of their Imam in their worldly and religious matters. The waezeen emphasized the Jamat to work for the better image of Islam through service to humanity.

This year’s celebrations were congregated modestly as the Ismailies simultaneously honour the holy month of Muharam in which one of their Imams, Imam Hussain Ibn Ali was martyred and his family was massacred by Umayyad Caliph Yazid, at Karbala in 680 CE

They pledged that every member of the community will continue to serve the humanity which, their Imam has consistently taken as mission since 1957.

The Ismailies concluded their celebrations with special prayers for all the Muslims around the world who are passing through difficult times. They also prayed for their national prosperity, peace and development in all their respective countries.

Q.K Sunny from Gilgit-Baltistan has contributed to this story

Mar 11,2010

TIME: 930 AM – 430 PM
PLACE:  Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON, L39 9W3)

SA4L Volunteers and OneMatch team members will be working with the Ismaili Health Board to increase the number of potential stem cell donors at the Ismaili Health Fair this year.

Join us between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday April 11th at the Markham Civic Center and you could help save a life by registering yourself as a potential stem cell donor with the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network.

Feb 25,2010
Marketing Your Business in a Recovering Economy Seminar to be held on
Sunday March 7th 2010, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon (tea and networking at
9:30 a.m.) at Willowdale Jamatkhana
Marketing is critical to the success of any business. It’s especially
important as the economy recovers – studies show that businesses with
superior marketing capabilities outgrow their competition when
economic activity increases.
Are you confident your marketing capabilities will allow you to
capitalize on an improving economy? Are you confident that you have
the tools to reach the untapped consumer segment using online methods?

What you will learn at this seminar?

This seminar will be jointly presented by two leading marketing
companies; Core Marketing Strategies and Phase 3 Marketing.
Ben Molfetta of Core Marketing will cover the basics of marketing, and
provide a step-by-step process to develop and execute marketing plans
to drive accelerated growth during a recovery, while Hanif Khaki &
Galib Rayani of Phase 3 marketing will build on this introduction and
provide an overview and tools on how to market your business online.

Specific topics covered:

  • Targeting the right prospects.
  • Differentiating your business from competitors through innovation.
  • Communicating with your prospects so it is obvious you are the best
  • available choice.
  • Generating leads and optimizing close rates.
  • Increasing salesperson productivity.
  • “Systemizing” sales and marketing.
  • Learn how to take advantage of the fastest, most effective way to
  • reach NEW, ready-to-buy customers looking for your products and
  • services right now.
  • Come and find out how you can attract your share of the growing number
  • of LOCAL online buyers that are currently not finding you.
  • What is Twitter, and how can my business use it to make more sales?
  • What is “Social Media” and why is it important for marketing your business?

Who should attend this seminar?

Small and mid-sized business owners, executives and entrepreneurs who
know their marketing efforts must be improved.
Aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs looking to start their own business
Registration is required, please visit to
register. For questions or comments please contact EPB Ontario at There will be a nominal fee for cover the costs
of refreshments and materials.