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First Ismaili Center in U.S. Is a Site to Behold in Texas 2024-02-13

The center will accommodate religious and cultural gatherings for the largest concentration of U.S.-based members of the global

Sited near the low-lying Buffalo Bayou in Houston and featuring complex landscaping and extensive concrete work, the first Ismaili Center in the U.S. has required an intense ;commitment to precision from its owner and design and construction team. Building the LEED Gold-targeted campus for the branch of Shia Islam began in 2021 and is set to finish in 2025.

Speech by Prince Amyn Muhammad during the discussion of the Houston Ismaili Center with Mayor Turner 2022-07-11

Prince Amyn Aga Khan shares his reflections on The Ismaili Center Houston at a development luncheon held  on 2022-07-11
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Houston, Texas
11th August 2022

Bismillah-ir-Raheman nir Rahim

Mayor Turner, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

Thank you very much.

Like you, dear Mayor, dear friends, I am amazed by the film that we just saw. I don’t know how it was made. My worry is that people who saw it would think that the building was already there. And when they finally see the building in a year and a bit, they will say “where have all the yellow flowers gone?” They were so pretty (laughter)

Prince Amyn and Mayor Turner share their aspirations for the Ismaili Center Houston 2022-08-11

President Al-Karim Alidina welcomes Prince Amyn and Mayor Sylvester Turner   2022-08-11

President Al-Karim Alidina of the Ismaili Council for the USA welcomed guests to the luncheon hosted in downtown Houston, and expressed the Jamat’s gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam for establishing the first high-profile Center in the United States.

Soon after, guests were treated to an architectural flythrough video that offered a glimpse of what the newest Center and its gardens will look and feel like. The preview situated the Center among its surroundings and illustrated the scale of the venture.

The Aga Khan University Signs MOU with Baylor College of Medicine 2022-04-07

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine announces the signing of a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Aga Khan University for the exchange of expertise and collaboration on health sciences teaching, research, writing and distribution, and international development.

America’s First Ismaili Center will be Architectural Jewel for Houston 2021-11-18

Ismaili Center Houston
Indo American News

Houston: The Ismaili Center Houston’s architecture and gardens will set a new bar in a city increasingly devoted to modern design and lush green spaces.

Mayor Johnson accepts donations from Aga Khan Council 2020-05-14

Mayor Eric Johnson of Dallas, Texas
The Dallas Weekly

The Aga Khan Council for Central United States, a social governance body of the Ismaili Muslim community, will donate 10,000 surgical masks, 10,000 pairs of gloves, and 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the City of Dallas. Those donations will be distributed to City of Dallas first responders and front-line workers.

Food drive helps area nonprofits-Ismaili Volunteers Help in food drive

A volunteer unloads food from a car during Saturday’s “Share Your Blessings” food drive at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center. (P

Dozens of volunteers took time out of their Saturday at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land to help several Fort Bend County nonprofit organizations replenish food and hygiene supplies that have been needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Share Your Blessings” food drive was a joint effort between the Aga Khan Council of the Southwest United States, the city of Sugar Land and Fort Bend Interfaith Community. Volunteers were on hand accepting food and hygiene items to support Fort Bend ISD, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and Richmond-Rosenberg Helping Hands.

Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center hosts Fort Bend Interfaith Community’s Youth Day of Service 2020-01-24

Volunteers gathered for community services projects as part of the the Fort Bend Interfaith Community's second annual Youth Day
houston chronicle

The Aga Khan Council for the Southwest United States hosted the Fort Bend Interfaith Community for its second annual Youth Day of Service Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land. Youth volunteers representing a variety of faiths including Christianity, Islamic and Jewish religious communities among others, gathered for community service activities.

Ismaili Muslims hire rising architect Farshid Moussavi to design first U.S. cultural center in Houston

The land Montrose Boulevard at Allen Parkway is the future site of the Ismaili Center near downtown Houston  photo Mark Mulligan

Ismaili Muslims hire rising architect Farshid Moussavi to design first U.S. cultural center in Houston

Molly Glentzer Feb. 6, 2019 Updated: Feb. 6, 2019 6:52 a.m.

The vacant lot along Montrose Boulevard at Allen Parkway is planned as the future site of the Ismaili Center near downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

Congressional Record WELCOMING THE AGA KHAN TO TEXAS (Extensions of Remarks - March 19, 2018)

Gov. Greg Abbot meets with His Highness the Aga Khan (Farhez Rayani/sumitted photo) 2018-03-19

rom the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




of texas

in the house of representatives

Monday, March 19, 2018

115th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 164, No. 47 — Daily Edition

Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to

Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston 2018-03-21

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat

awlana Hazar Imam confirmed plans to build a high-profile centre in Houston on 22 March during his final Mulaqat of the USA Diamond Jubilee visit. He went on to say that the process of selecting architects is already underway with guidance from Hazar Imam’s brother Prince Amyn.
President of the Ismaili Council for the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, commented, “We are immensely grateful to Mawlana Hazar Imam as this Centre, representing our ethics and values, will serve as an ambassadorial building furthering community connection and dialogue.”

Mayor Turner Welcomes the Aga Khan to Houston 2018-03-18

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Houston  2018-03-18

March 18, 2018 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Houston today in commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee, which celebrates his 60th anniversary as spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims

VIDEO: VIDEO: https://abc13.com/religion/aga-khan-arrives-in-houston-for-diamond-jubil...

The Aga Khan to visit Houston on Sunday 2018-03-18


Friday, March 16, 2018 08:00PM
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
His Highness the Aga Khan is making a 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States, marking 60 years of his leadership.

He will be visiting Atlanta and Houston.

The Aga Khan will be received by the Secretary of the State and the Ismaili Muslim leadership upon arrival in Houston on Sunday.

During his visit, he is scheduled to meet with Governor Abbott and the Ismaili community. A significant portion of the Ismaili community from around the U.S. is coming to Houston for this occasion.

Volunteers pack over 80,000 meals for food bank

I-CERV volunteers, in collaboration with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Feeding Children Everywhere, held a food packing ev

At the I-CERV 60 for 60 Day of Service, over 500 Ismaili Muslim volunteers, ages eight years and above, assembled 80,000 meals for Atlanta’s children and seniors in need.

The event was hosted by the Aga Khan Council for the Southeastern United States in collaboration with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Feeding Children Everywhere on Nov. 19 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Norcross. The 60 for 60 Day of Service honored His Highness the Aga Khan’s 60 years of spiritual leadership and service to humanity and celebrated
Thanksgiving with the less fortunate.

Speech by Gov. Rick Perry to Commemorate the Golden Jubilee visit to Texas by Hazar Imam 2008-04-12

H.H The Aga Khan with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas     2008-04-12
: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/5156/

Commemorating the Aga Khan’s Visit – Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Speech

April 12, 2008 – Source: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/5156/

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