A 4-minute video of extempore remarks made by Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, that will stay in your heart and mind forever

Introduced by MALIK MERCHANT
(Publisher-Editor, BarakahSimerg and Simergphotos)

Last week on October 10, 2019, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, daughter of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, was presented with the Huffington Award by the Asia Society Texas Center. We hope to publish a special report on the Award ceremony later this week.

For the moment, we would like to take our readers to 2017 when the Asia Society had honoured Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Asia Game Changer Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mawlana Hazar Imam responded with extempore remarks that are captured in the video below.

In his speech, Mawlana Hazar Imam reflects about his youth when he was studying at Harvard, and how his studies helped prepare him for the role he assumed as Imam of the Ismailis at the age of 20, when he succeded his grandfather. It is a powerful, yet emotionally expressive speech, that will touch the hearts and souls of every listener, and especially a murid (follower) of the 49th Ismaili Imam. Please share it with everyone in your family, and watch the video frequently!

Date posted: October 14, 2019.

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  1. Enseignement pour le monde entier.Ta Lumière brille aux quatre coins. Ton Nur nous soutient. Merci Mawla pour Ta bonté et ta Miséricorde.


  2. Well said mere Mowla. Let your blessings be upon us all the time. We are very fortunate to have a living guide, to guide us to the right path. We are most lucky, fortunate , for your blessings. We ask for forgiveness and also shukher for everything.


  3. My God! At twenty, I wanted to explore, be free, travel, do things that I dreamed about, fool around with my friends, and girl friends, party, you name it, and now when I think of what my IMAM had to do, what sacrifices he had to go through…… I am very PROUD of my IMAM and his achievements …….. and forever bless him my LORD. Simple word to my IMAM, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


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