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Historical 1960 Navroz Mubarak message, prayer and photo of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan

On this day of Navroz, I say to each and everyone of you ‘Idd Mubarak’ and I pray that in this New Year your worldly and spiritual progress should progress tenfold and that this should be the case every year. Each Navroz say to yourselves, “Have we done our work?” If you have, then I will be very happy indeed. Once again, I say to you all “Navroz Mubarak”. And I want you at the beginning of this New Year to try to think a little bit ahead in your future. — Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, Rangoon, Burma, March 21, 1960, excerpted from Ilm, March 1976.

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3 Amazing photos from flickr of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Paris Peace Forum

Introduced by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT
(Publisher/Editor Barakah, Simerg and Simergphotos .com)

The Flickr page of the Paris Peace Forum contains some amazing portraits and images of world leaders who attended the forum from November 11-13, 2018. Here are some photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam that will be of interest to all our readers. Please click on the images to view them on Flickr in larger formats, upto 2048 x 2048. Continue Reading

In historic visit to Islamic City of Marawi in Philippines, His Highness the Aga Khan vehemently rejected notion that modern education diminishes sharpness and deepness of our faith

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Marawi, in the Phillipines island of Mindanao (which is commonly referred to as Southern Phillipines), has been home to a colorful culture where objects made by brassware makers, drum carvers and weavers have attracted hundreds of visitors to the town. Predominantly Muslim, the city was in 1980 named as the Islamic City of Marawi. Continue Reading

The Aga Khan and Germany’s Minister of State Speak about Stabilization Measure Experiences in Northern Afghanistan

The following are excerpts from speeches made on January 15, 2019 in Berlin, by Germany’s Minister of State Niels Annen and the 49th Ismaili Imam His Highness the Aga Khan at the event “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’ (‘Thinking Ahead’) – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future”. The event brought together leaders from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), of which His Highness is the Chairman, and German development partners. Continue Reading

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