Tuesday March 4th 10-11:30 am Tour of the Ismaili Jamatkhana And Centre
Ample parking is available at the Centre. A minimum of 10 people are needed for the tour and Nahida, our guide, will meet us in the courtyard. Following the tour there will be an optional no host lunch at the
James Street Café Bar & Grill -
Please provide the number of attendees, indicating how many will be joining us for lunch, and a contact number/email to Elizabeth Michno. firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-461-1945
Things to remember when visiting the Centre:
a. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises
b. Cameras & Tape Recorders are not permitted inside the building
a. Shoes have to be removed when entering the prayer hall.
b. No food or beverages are permitted inside the prayer hall
c. People are requested not to wander around the facilities without a tour guide present.
d. Please respect the sanctity of the prayer hall.
Background Information provided by the Centre:
The Ismaili Jamathkhana and Centre was opened by the Aga Khan on August 23, 1985. It is 1 of 6 ambassadorial buildings of the Ismaili community around the globe and serves as both a place of congregational prayer and a meeting place.
Muslims are followers of Islam, one of the monotheistic faiths of Abrahamic tradition (along with Christianity and Judaism), of whom there are approximately 1.4 billion worldwide. The two major denominations are Shia Ismaili (generally known as the Ismailis) and Sunni Muslims. The Quran, believed to be revealed to Prophet Muhammad, is the holy book of Muslims.
His Highness the Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims and is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The Aga Khan is also the head of the Aga Khan Development Network which focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender.
Islam appeals to the inherent liberty of the human mind and will to seek in all creation, and in one’s own self, the verities of Divine benevolence and majesty, in tandem with the effort to be socially responsible.
Further Information may be obtained from:
Aga Khan Development Network www.akdn.org