Unrest in Gorno-Badakhshan: In His Second Talika in 4 Months, Mawlana Hazar Imam Calls On Youth in Particular to Maintain Peace, be Law-Abiding and Contribute Actively to the Progress of Tajikistan; Makes Farman to Jamat to Reject Any Form of Action that May Endanger its Safety

The following Talika Mubarak from Mawlana Hazar Imam in English and Tajik is reproduced from The Ismaili, the official website of the Ismaili Muslim community. Note that neither the map of Tajikistan nor the photos included in this post are part of the Talika posted in the Ismaili. The map serves to illustrate the location of Gorno-Badakhshan mentioned by Mawlana Hazar Imam in his Holy Talika. The photos are from his second visit to Gorno-Badakhshan that took place in September 1998.

My guidance to my Jamat is to live within the laws of the land.  Do not engage in violence.  It is of utmost importance that my spiritual children always uphold our Jamat’s tradition to live in peace and harmony alongside all their fellow citizens — Excerpt from Talika

Mawlana Hazar Imam Aga Khan visits Gorno-Badakhshan Tajikistan 1995 Barakah the Ismaili
Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, pictured at a mulaqat (meeting) with Ismailis as well as non-Ismaili Muslims during his visit to Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, in September 1998. Photo: The Ismaili, Special issue, Realizing the Social Conscience of Islam, December 1998.

Talika Mubarak English

18th May 2022

My dear President and Members,

I am deeply concerned by the recent renewal of unrest in Gorno-Badakshan. 

My guidance to my Jamat is to live within the laws of the land.  Do not engage in violence.  It is of utmost importance that my spiritual children always uphold our Jamat’s tradition to live in peace and harmony alongside all their fellow citizens. 

At this time, my spiritual children of Gorno-Badakshan, in particular the youth, should not divert from the fundamental requirement to maintain peace and to be law-abiding citizens and contribute actively to the development of your country.  My spiritual children must resolve differences with wisdom through peaceful dialogue in the spirit of mutual respect and understanding.  This is a matter to which I attach the greatest importance.

Talika continues below

Mawlana Hazar Imam Aga Khan visits Gorno-Badakhshan Tajikistan 1998 Barakah the Ismaili
Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, bestows his blessings as he walks through a large crowd of Ismailis and non-Ismaili Muslims during his visit to Porshniev in Gorno-Badakhshan in September 1998. Photo: The Ismaili, Special issue, Realizing the Social Conscience of Islam, September 1998.

At this time, my spiritual children of Gorno-Badakshan, in particular the youth, should not divert from the fundamental requirement to maintain peace and to be law-abiding citizens and contribute actively to the development of your country — Excerpt from Talika

Ismaili youth Gorno-Badakhshan Aga Khan visit 1998, Barakah
Ismaili youth share their joy as Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, visits Porshniev, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, in September 1998. Photo: The Ismaili, Special issue, Realizing the Social Conscience of Islam, December 1998.

As Imam-of-the-Time, it is my farman to my Tajik Jamat, including those in the diaspora, to remain calm, abide by the laws of the land, and reject any form of violence, disorder, illegal activity or other actions that may jeopardise its wellbeing.

I send to all my beloved spiritual children of Tajikistan my best loving blessings for mushkil-asan, and for safety and security.  I will send further guidance through the Jamati institutions, as and when the need arises in the future.

Yours affectionately,

Aga Khan

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Map of Tajikistan

Map of Tajikistan, University of Texas
Map of Tajikistan, with the autonomous province of Gorno-Badakhshan in Eastern part of Tajikistan mentioned in Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Talika making up 45% of the land area part of the country, but only 3% of its population, which is mostly Ismaili. Photo: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas.

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Talika Mubarak Tajik

Talika and Farman of His Highness the Aga Khan to his followers in Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajkistan, Barakah

Date posted: May 20, 2022.

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TALIKAS

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