Photo Collections

Introduced by MALIK MERCHANT
Publisher/Editor Barakah, Simergphotos and Simerg

Barakah, a website dedicated to Mawlana Hazar Imam, members of his family and the Ismaili Imamat, was launched in 2017. Photo collections received from 2017 onwards appear in Section 1, under Barakah. Photos that were received from private collections or reproduced from photo libraries as well as other sources prior to 2017 appear in Section 2, under Simergphotos, which was launched in 2012.

SECTION 1: BARAKAH

  1. Exclusive Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1972 Visit to Kampala and Mbale Through the Lens of Amir Kanji by Amir Kanji
  2. Photos of a Historical Medal Presented to Officer Derek Hodgson for His Role in Security at the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee in Dar es Salaam in August 1946 by Malik Merchant
  3. Exclusive and Rare Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Historical Visit to Pemba in November 1957 from Kamrudin Rashid and Shah Abdulla Collections by Kamru Rashid and Shah Abdulla
  4. Exclusive Photographs of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1972 Visit to Uganda Through the Lens of Sultan Baloo – Barakah by Sultan Baloo
  5. Shirin S. Laviolette’s Small but Precious Personal Collection of Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Visits to Soroti and Mbale, Uganda introduced by Malik Merchant
  6. Uganda Asian Exodus: Laila Datoo’s Exclusive Collection of Photos of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Visit to a Refugee Camp in Italy in January 1973 by Malik Merchant
  7. Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam and Members of His Family from the Collection of Alijah Zulfikarali Khoja: South Africa, Aswan and East Africa
  8. Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1972 Visit to Jinja, Uganda, Preceding the Expulsion of Asians, and Two Earlier Visits Made in 1957 and 1966 by Sadrudin Mitha (1972 photos), Sultan and Salim Somani (1957 and 1966 photos)
  9. World Exclusive: Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1957 Visit to Kigoma, Tanganyika, from Late Alijah Abdulrheman Lalji Popatia Collection by Malik and Nurin Merchant from material submitted by the Popatia family.
  10. A memorable 1951 photo of Prince Aly Khan taken in Mombasa, Kenya by Zahir Dhalla
  11. The exemplary volunteer service and dedication of Nazir Nensi to the Jamat and Mawlana Hazar Imam, and two cherished photos with the Imam by Malik Merchant
  12. Amin Jaffer collection: Exclusive photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Arusha, Tanzania, in 1966 by Amin Jaffer
  13. Exclusive: Noorali Harji collection of rare photos of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, Prince Aly Khan and Mawlana Hazar Imam in Zanzibar and Mombasa by Malik Merchant
  14. The historic visit of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan, to Iran in 1951: Glimpses from a very rare Ismaili souvenir Introduced and compiled by Malik Merchant
  15. A brief note on Kamarbai Ramji’s 100th birthday celebration, and 5 rare photos from her family of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Malik Merchant
  16. Exclusive: Photos of Prince Amyn Aga Khan’s 1968 visits to Arusha and Egerton College by Amin Jaffer
  17. 2 beautiful photos from 1957 of a blessed day in the lives of Sadruddin and Sakerkhanu Velji: Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, performs their marriage by Malik Merchant
  18. Very rare photos of Prince Aly Khan’s 1951 visit to Arusha, Tanganyika by Amin Jaffer
  19. Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan from the collection of veteran Ismaili journalist (Late) Sultan Jessa, Order of Canada Introduced by Malik Merchant
  20. Exclusive: Rare photos of Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah and Mawlana Shah Karim from Jan Karmali Collection by Jan Karmali with introductions by Amin Jaffer and Abdulmalik Merchant
  21. 4 rare photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to Dar es Salaam’s Aga Khan Boys Secondary School introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant; photos Ali Rajabali Collection
  22. Late Vazier Abdulalli & Fatema Motani collection: Rare and historical photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visits to Uganda 1957 to 1964
  23. Great photos of a “GREAT DAY” at 330 Sussex: Aga Khan and Canada’s Governor General open Global Centre for Pluralism Photos by Jean-Marc Carisse

SECTION 2: SIMERGPHOTOS

  1. “Horses” by Gulgee: An Exceptional Gift to His Highness the Aga Khan for His Landmark 80th Birthday
  2. Letters and Photographs of His Highness the Aga Khan from the Family Archives of the Late Mr. Frank Pattrick
  3. Photographs of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan at Parliament Hill by Jean-Marc Carisse
  4. A Former Standard 3 Ismaili Student of Aga Khan Primary School, Nairobi, Shares Memorable Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1966 Visit to School
  5. Ismaili History in the Making: 49th Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, Visits Portugal and Introduces the First Five Senior Officials of the Imamat to Country’s President
  6. Photos of Visits by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Khan to Mozambique in the late 1950’s
  7. Exclusive: Photos of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Visit to Dar-es-Salaam and other East African Photos by the Late Abdul M. Ismaily (“Papa Jaan”)
  8. Exclusive: Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Visit to Pakistan by the Late Abdul M. Ismaily (“Papa Jaan”)
  9. Egyptian President Sisi’s Memorial Photo with African Heads of State and His Highness the Aga Khan
  10. Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visits to East Africa by Azhar Chaudhry
  11. Exclusive: Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1960 Visit to Hunza by the Late Abdul M. Ismaily (“Papa Jaan”)
  12. A Historic Handshake Between Two Faith Leaders, His Highness the Aga Khan and Pope Benedict XVI
  13. His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2015 Speeches in the UK and USA Tell Marvellous Stories About the Al-Azhar Park and Convey a Profound Message of Our Common Humanity
  14. A Memorable Photo Essay: The Travels and Accomplishments of His Highness the Aga Khan in 2015: (II) Canada, India and Greece
  15. The 2015 Travels and Accomplishments of a Global Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader, His Highness the Aga Khan
  16. His Highness the Aga Khan and the Ismailis
  17. A Rare 1954 Video of the Hajj, With Footage of Mata Salamat, the Begum Aga Khan; and a Masterpiece Work of Art by the Begum of His Highness the Aga Khan
  18. “Victorious Trudeau,” His Highness the Aga Khan and Yasmin Ratansi – Exclusive Photos By Jean-Marc Carisse
  19. A Unique Video of the Signing Ceremony Establishing “Seat of the Ismaili Imamat” in Portugal
  20. Photo Essay: Fabulous Photos of the Aga Khan Park and the Inauguration Ceremony
  21. Image of the Year: “The Ismaili Imamat is Unique”, Mawlana Hazar Imam Our Guide, Hope and Inspiration
  22. Celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah (Birthday) With a Rich Collection of Photos and Quotes
  23. A Collection of 48 (Plus 1) Memorable Images from the Life of the 48th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan III
  24. September 12, 2014: The Official Opening of the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum, a Reporter’s Glimpse
  25. Two Unique 1957 Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan by Photographer Sarfraz Sadaruddin
  26. My Late Mother, Jean Kirk, and Her Special Collection of Rare Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visits to the Aga Khan Primary School in Nairobi
  27. His Highness the Aga Khan’s Historic Visit to the Parliament of Canada: A Collection of Photos and Speech Excerpts
  28. Historical Images: The 48th Ismaili Imam’s “Never-to-be-Forgotten” Message to Ismaili Youth
  29. The Magnificent Aga Khan University, its Symbolic Logo and the Elegant Jamiapoash Worn by His Highness the Aga Khan for the University’s Convocation
  30. Glimpses from the 2013 Aga Khan University Convocation, with a Summary of Seven Key Themes in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Address
  31. Photos from Karim Master’s Original Copy of “Fidai” Magazine Published in 1936 to Commemorate the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan
  32. For 56th Imamat Anniversary, Magnificent and Unique Historical Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan
  33. For Canada’s 2013 Victoria Day, A Small Dedication to Queen Victoria, with Reflections on Her Majesty by Ismaili Imams
  34. “Mubarak…Khushamadeed”: A Poem for Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Ms. Kendra Spears
  35. Historical Images: A 1946 Genealogical Chart of Ismaili Imams and a Magnificent Portrait of the Young Prince Karim Aga Khan
  36. Photo Flashback: His Highness the Aga Khan at NATO Headquarters in January 2007
  37. Exclusive Photos and Story: The Investiture Ceremony of Prince Amyn Mohamed as Chief of Ismaili Scouts
  38. His Highness the Aga Khan with Ismaili Leaders and Volunteers at the London Ismaili Centre’s Rooftop Garden
  39. Photo Essay: The Historical Jubilees of His Highness the Aga Khan (1877-1957), the Imam of the Socio-Economic Revolution
  40. Photo Essay: Historic Signing of Agreement in Alberta Between His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Alison Redford
  41. From John F. Kennedy to Pierre E. Trudeau to Stephen E. Harper – A Selection of Photos and Videos of His Highness the Aga Khan with USA Presidents and Canadian Prime Ministers
  42. Magnificent Photos of Chateau de Chantilly and His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to the Jewel of French Culture
  43. His Highness the Aga Khan’s Work at a Glance

Date posted: November 24, 2020.
Last updated: March 3, 2021 (new post)

Before departing this website please take a moment to visit Barakah’s Table of Contents for links to more than 250 pieces dedicated to Mawlana Hazar Imam, his family and the Ismaili Imamat.

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