A comprehensive post celebrating Id-e-Ghadir and the succession of Ismaili Imams from Hazrat Ali to Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan. The post includes a fantastic map of the Ismaili Imama as a downloadble PDF file.
Category / History
A brief glimpse into the Ismaili Imamat’s deep rooted relationship with the British Monarchy – specifically Queens Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. The post draws material from numerous sources including the 48th Ismaili Imam’s The Memoirs of Aga Khan published in 1954.
According to tradition Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s), the first Shia Imam, was born on the 13th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, approximately twenty one years before the Hegira or the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) from Mecca to Medina, from which the Muslim calendar begins. Continue Reading
Introduced by ZARINA ZAVER MOOSA
Going through the pages of Ismaili history, there have been countless examples of Ismailis who have inspired me with their courage, with their inventions, with their faith in our Imams and for being trail blazers in every sense of the word. Equally, there have been women who have gone beyond their traditional roles and have achieved what in those ages must have been a formidable task. Continue Reading
Introduced by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT
(Publisher/Editor Barakah, Simerg and Simergphotos; all .com)
During one of my recent visits to Vancouver, I was very pleased to personally meet with Mr. Ahamed Ismail, with whom I had been communicating via email for a number of years. He graciously treated me to a wonderful buffet lunch at an Indian restaurant close to the Ismaili Centre on Canada Way. He then deeply touched me when he presented me with his personal copy of a 1977-1978 Commemorative Issue celebrating sixty years of Ismaili education in Kenya, published by His Highness the Aga Khan Education Department for Kenya….. Continue Reading