Ismailis celebrate Islamic culture |

Ismailis celebrate Islamic culture |
Left to right: Arif Lalani, Amiruddin Thanawala and Jaime Leitao, Ambassador of Portugal to the UAE, tour the exhibition on winning projects of the Aga Khan Award.

By Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter GulfNews: Dubai: Canada and the UAE enjoying a sense of kindred spirit thanks to outreach efforts by Ismaili centres in both countries to raise awareness about the compassionate culture of Islam, said leaders of the Ismaili community in Dubai.

Amiruddin Thanawala, president of the Ismaili community in Dubai, said he was encouraged by the opening of the first museum in North America in Toronto to showcase Islamic art and culture and said it has the full support of Dubai.

He was speaking at a suhour at the Ismaili Centre Dubai on Tuesday, held in partnership with the Agha Khan Trust for Culture and the Canadian Embassy.

Last year, in cooperation with Art Dubai and the Canadian Embassy, the Ismaili Centre Dubai hosted the first international preview of museum works now on display at the Aga Khan Museum which opened in Toronto in September 2014, he said.


Author: ismailimail

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