Holy Birthday Message of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan: Sends Blessings to Ismailis and Deceased Ismailis, Admires Pandemic Response, Calls for Commitment to Faith, Directs Institutions for Support in Conflict Areas, Family Members Assume Additional Responsibilities in His Work, and Appreciates Beautiful Salgirah Gift

The following Talika Mubarak from Mawlana Hazar Imam in English and all the translations that follow are reproduced from The Ismaili, the official website of the Ismaili community. Following the Talika, please read our supplication to Mawlana Hazar Imam as well as listen to the two traditional Talika Ginans “Sahebe Farman Lakhi Mokalea” and “Shahna Khat Avea.”

English

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan

10th December 2021

My beloved spiritual children,

On the occasion of my birthday, the 13th of December 2021, I send my warmest and most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings to all my beloved spiritual children throughout the world.

I give my best loving blessings for the souls of all my ruhani spiritual children, and I pray for the eternal peace and rest of their souls.

There has been significant progress around the world in combating COVID-19.  However, given the unpredictability of the mutations and spread of this virus, I reiterate to my Jamat, as I have guided, on a number of occasions, the critical importance of undergoing, without hesitation or delay, the vaccination processes initiated by the respective health authorities, and to continue complying with all recommended safety protocols and guidelines.

The strength and resilience which my Jamat and its institutions have displayed in coping with the damaging consequences of the pandemic have been admirable.  It is my conviction that the traditional values of our Tariqah – of commitment to the faith, unity, self-reliance, care and generosity for others – will serve the Jamat well as we plan for the future.  I look to the Jamati institutions to draw lessons from the recent adversity as they plan for the Jamat’s safety and progress going forward.  The Imamat and AKDN institutions will work closely with the Jamati institutions in this process.

At this time, my Jamats in some areas are facing a situation of insecurity and conflict.  I have directed the Imamat and AKDN institutions to take all possible measures to assist the Jamati institutions in extending support to my Jamat in these difficult times.  To all my beloved spiritual children in these Jamats, I convey my special loving blessings for mushkil-asan, and for strength and courage.

It gives me great satisfaction to share with my Jamat that, with the ongoing increase in my workload, my beloved family members, upon my request, have assumed additional responsibilities in order to assist me in a number of important areas of my work.

I am most touched that on the occasion of my birthday, senior Jamati leaders have presented a beautiful gift on behalf of my global Jamat, which I accept with appreciation and gratitude.  

I send my best loving blessings to all the spiritual children who have sent messages of congratulations and good wishes on this occasion.

I send my most affectionate loving blessings for your good health and happiness, spiritual progress, worldly success, strength of faith, and unity, with best loving blessings for mushkil-asan.  You are all most particularly in my heart, in my thoughts, and in my prayers.

Yours affectionately,

Aga Khan

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French

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan

Le 10 décembre 2021

Mes Chers Enfants Spirituels,

A l’occasion de mon anniversaire, le 13 décembre 2021, j’envoie mes plus chaleureuses et mes plus affectueuses tendres bénédictions paternelles et maternelles à tous mes enfants spirituels bien-aimés à travers le monde. 

Je donne mes meilleures tendres bénédictions pour les âmes de tous mes enfants spirituels ruhani, et je prie pour la paix et le repos éternels de leurs âmes.

Des progrès significatifs ont été réalisés à travers le monde pour combattre la COVID-19. Cependant, étant donné l’imprévisibilité des mutations et de la propagation de ce virus, je réitère à mon Jamat, comme je l’ai recommandé, à de nombreuses occasions, l’importance cruciale de suivre, sans hésitation ni délai, les processus de vaccination initiés par les autorités sanitaires respectives, et de continuer à se conformer à tous les protocoles et directives de sécurité recommandés.

La force et la résilience dont mon Jamat et ses institutions ont fait preuve face aux conséquences dommageables de la pandémie ont été admirables. C’est ma conviction que les valeurs traditionnelles de notre Tariqah – d’engagement envers la foi, d’unité, d’autosuffisance, d’attention et de générosité envers les autres – seront d’une grande aide au Jamat tandis que nous nous préparons pour l’avenir. Je compte sur les institutions Jamati pour tirer les leçons des récentes difficultés alors qu’elles réfléchissent à la sécurité et au progrès futurs du Jamat. Les institutions de l’Imamat et de l’AKDN travailleront en étroite collaboration avec les institutions Jamati dans ce processus.

En ce moment, mes Jamats sont confrontés, dans certaines régions, à une situation d’insécurité et de conflit. J’ai demandé aux institutions de l’Imamat et de l’AKDN de prendre toutes les mesures possibles pour aider les institutions Jamati à apporter un soutien à mon Jamat en ces temps difficiles. À tous mes enfants spirituels bien-aimés de ces Jamats, je transmets mes tendres bénédictions spéciales pour mushkil-asan, et pour qu’ils aient force et courage.

Cela me procure une grande satisfaction de partager avec mon Jamat qu’en raison de l’augmentation constante de ma charge de travail, les membres de ma famille bien-aimée ont accepté d’assumer, à ma demande, des responsabilités supplémentaires afin de m’assister dans un certain nombre de domaines importants de mon activité.

Je suis très touché qu’à l’occasion de mon anniversaire, les senior leaders du Jamat aient présenté, au nom de mon Jamat global, un magnifique cadeau, que j’accepte avec reconnaissance et gratitude.

J’envoie mes meilleures tendres bénédictions à tous les enfants spirituels qui ont envoyé des messages de félicitations et de bons vœux à cette occasion.

J’envoie mes plus affectueuses tendres bénédictions pour votre bonne santé et votre bonheur, votre progrès spirituel, votre succès matériel, la force de votre foi et votre unité, avec mes meilleures tendres bénédictions pour mushkil-asan. Vous êtes tous tout particulièrement dans mon cœur, dans mes pensées et dans mes prières.

Affectueusement,

Aga Khan

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Portuguese

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan

10 de dezembro de 2021

Meus amados filhos espirituais,

Por ocasião do meu aniversário, a 13 de dezembro de 2021, envio as minhas mais calorosas e mais afetuosas bênçãos paternais e maternais a todos os meus amados filhos espirituais em todo o mundo.

Dou as minhas melhores bênçãos amorosas para as almas de todos os meus filhos espirituais ruhani, e oro pela paz e pelo descanso eterno das suas almas.

Tem havido progressos significativos em todo o mundo no combate à COVID-19. Contudo, dada a imprevisibilidade das mutações e da propagação deste vírus, reitero ao meu Jamat, como tenho orientado em várias ocasiões, a importância crítica de se submeter, sem hesitações ou atrasos, aos processos de vacinação iniciados pelas respetivas autoridades de saúde, e de continuar a cumprir com todos os protocolos e diretrizes de segurança recomendados.

A força e resiliência que o meu Jamat e as suas instituições demonstraram ao lidar com as consequências nefastas da pandemia têm sido admiráveis. É minha convicção que os valores tradicionais da nossa Tariqah – de compromisso com a fé, união, auto-suficiência, preocupação e generosidade para com os outros – irão servir o Jamat ao planearmos o futuro. Espero que as instituições Jamati tirem lições da recente adversidade enquanto planeiam a segurança e o progresso do Jamat no futuro. O Imamat e as instituições da AKDN trabalharão em estreita colaboração com as instituições Jamati neste processo.

Neste momento, os meus Jamats nalgumas áreas estão a enfrentar uma situação de insegurança e conflito.

Dei instruções às instituições Imamat e AKDN para tomarem todas as medidas possíveis para ajudar as instituições Jamati a alargar o apoio ao meu Jamat nestes tempos difíceis. A todos os meus amados filhos espirituais nestes Jamats, transmito as minhas especiais bênçãos amorosas para mushkil-asan e para força e coragem.

É para mim uma grande satisfação partilhar com o meu Jamat que, com o aumento contínuo da minha carga de trabalho, os meus queridos familiares, a meu pedido, assumiram responsabilidades adicionais, a fim de me ajudarem em várias áreas importantes do meu trabalho.

Estou muito sensibilizado que, por ocasião do meu aniversário, os líderes do Jamat tenham apresentado um belo presente em nome do meu Jamat global, que aceito com apreço e gratidão.

Envio as minhas melhores bênçãos amorosas a todos os meus filhos espirituais que enviaram mensagens de felicitações e de votos de felicidade nesta ocasião.

Envio as minhas mais afetuosas bênçãos de amor para a vossa boa saúde e felicidade, progresso espiritual, sucesso mundano, força de fé, e união, com as melhores bênçãos amorosas para mushkil-asan. Estão todos muito particularmente no meu coração, nos meus pensamentos e nas minhas orações.

Afetuosamente,

Aga Khan

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Farsi

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
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Arabic

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
Aga Khan Message Talika to his Ismaili followers
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Gujarati

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
Aga Khan Message or Talika to his Ismaili followers december 2021

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Russian

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
Aga Khan Message or Talika to his Ismaili followers December 2021

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Urdu

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
Aga Khan Message or Talika Urdu
Urdu

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Tajik

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
Aga Khan Message or Talika to Ismaili followers December 2021

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Spanish

Portraits Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan

10 de diciembre de 2021

Mis amados hijos espirituales,

Con motivo de mi cumpleaños, el 13 de diciembre de 2021, envío mis más cálidas y más afectuosas bendiciones amorosas paternales y maternales a todos mis queridos hijos espirituales de todo el mundo.

Doy mis mejores bendiciones amorosas para las almas de todos mis hijos espirituales ruhani, y rezo por la paz eterna y el descanso de sus almas.

Ha habido un progreso significativo en todo el mundo en la lucha contra el COVID-19. Sin embargo, dada la imprevisibilidad de las mutaciones y la propagación de este virus reitero a mi Jamat, como ya lo he indicado en varias ocasiones, la importancia crucial de someterse, sin vacilaciones ni demoras, a los procesos de vacunación iniciados por las respectivas autoridades sanitarias y de seguir cumpliendo con todos los protocolos y directrices de seguridad recomendados.

La fuerza y la resistencia que mi Jamat y sus instituciones han mostrado para hacer frente a las perjudiciales consecuencias de la pandemia han sido admirables. Estoy convencido de que los valores tradicionales de nuestra Tariqah – de compromiso con la fe, de unidad, autosuficiencia, de cuidado y generosidad hacia los demás – servirán bien al Jamat a medida que planificamos el futuro. Confío en que las instituciones del Jamat extraigan lecciones de la reciente adversidad mientras planifican la seguridad y el progreso del Jamat de cara al futuro. Las instituciones del Imamat y la AKDN trabajarán estrechamente con las instituciones del Jamat en este proceso.

En este momento, mis Jamats en algunas zonas se están enfrentando a una situación de inseguridad y conflicto. He instruido a las instituciones del Imamat y al AKDN que tomen todas las medidas posibles para ayudar a las instituciones del Jamat en extender el apoyo a mi Jamat en estos tiempos difíciles. A todos mis queridos hijos espirituales en estos Jamats les transmito mis especiales bendiciones amorosas para mushkil-asan y para la fuerza y el coraje.

Me llena de satisfacción compartir con mi Jamat que con el continuo aumento de mi carga de trabajo, los miembros de mi querida familia, a petición mía, han asumido responsabilidades adicionales para ayudarme en diversas áreas importantes de mi trabajo.

Me emociona mucho que con motivo de mi cumpleaños, los principales líderes del Jamat me hayan presentado un precioso regalo en nombre de mi Jamat global, que acepto con aprecio y gratitud.

Envío mis más afectuosas bendiciones a todos los hijos espirituales que han enviado mensajes de felicitación y buenos deseos en esta ocasión.

Os envío mis más afectuosas bendiciones para vuestra buena salud y felicidad,  progreso espiritual,  éxito mundano,  fuerza de fe y unidad, con las mejores bendiciones amorosas para mushkil-asan. Estáis todos particularmente en mi corazón, en mis pensamientos y en mis oraciones.

Vuestro afectuosamente, 

Aga Khan

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Shukrana and Supplication With Inspiring Recitations of Ginans Sahebe Farman Lakhi Mokalea and Shahna Khat Avea

We submit our humble gratitude and supplication to our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam for his Talika Mubarak to the world wide Jamat on the occasion of his 85th Birthday on December 13, 2021. The supplication is from the Ginan Sahebe Farman Lakhi Mokalea. The full recitation of the Ginan by Shamshu Bandali Haji is presented below along with a recitation by Mumtaz Bhulji of another Talika Ginan, Shah Na Khat Avea.

“O brother! Listen, My Lord Ali has written and sent a Farman. The beloved Lord has remembered this servant today with kindness in his heart”

Ginan Sahebe Farman Lakhi Mokalea sung by Late Alwaez Shamshu Bandali HajiCredit: Ginan Recitals (usask.ca)

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Ginan Shahna Khat Avea sung by Mumtaz BhuljiCredit: Ginan Recitals (usask.ca)

Date posted: December 14, 2021.

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