Historical Diamond Jubilee message from Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah to Ismaili youth: “The body is the temple of God for it carries the soul”

“you can do much by going about your business, shopping etc on foot and carrying yourselves straight. The times of prayer should not be forgotten if you can do go to Jamatkana, if not say your Tesbih wherever you be…” 

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Transcript of message below. The message appeared in the Diamond Jubilee Yearbook published in Dar es Salaam on 10th August 1946. See cover page image of the Souvenir at top of this post.

Transcript

(unedited)

“To My Spiritual children taking part in The Rally Blessings and Welcome – I am sorry my health does not permit me to be with you but I have followed your programme with great interest. Remember that according to our Ismailia Faith the body is the Temple of God for it carries the soul that receives Divine Light so great care of body its health and cleanliness are to guide you in later life care of your inside and outside cleanliness – mouth, eyes, ears and on first signs of infection to the dispensary. Later in life sports will become difficult for you but you can do much by going about your business, shopping etc on foot and carrying yourselves straight. The times of prayer should not be forgotten if you can do go to Jamatkana, if not say your Tesbih wherever you be. So keep clean soul in a clean body Blessings Aga Khan”

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The Diamond Jubilee Souvenir issue included this timeline of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah’s key years in public life upto the Diamond Jubilee.

Date posted: February 8, 2019.

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Featured image at top:  The cover page of the 200 plus page Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Yearbook dated 10th August 1946. The souvenir was edited by the late Rai A. M. Sadaruddin who was the publicity officer of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. I was not born in Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah’s time and looking at the chart above of the special events, I wonder if he later celebrated his Platinum Jubilee, which I was told by my father was celebrated; hence I’m looking forward to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Platinum Jubilee also. If you can please let me know about the late Imam’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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