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AUGUST 2020

  1. Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam and Members of His Family from the Collection of Alijah Zulfikarali Khoja: South Africa, Aswan and East Africa
  2. 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)
  3. Behold, the Light of Ali by Farah Tejani
  4. Ghadir-Khumm, the Imamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam and 2 Recitations of Pir Sadardin’s ‘Feel Happy’ Ginan Eji Anand Anand by Malik Merchant

JULY 2020

  1. 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.
  2. “Primus in Armis”, a new book on a British Regiment, makes a rare reference to Prince Aly Khan’s military services in the British and US Armies and his contribution to the Allied Forces; the Prince was “a remarkable officer” writes author Stephen Keoghane by Malik Merchant
  3. The Hereditary Divine Institution of Imamat has spanned 1388 years since the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.S.) passed away in 632 C.E. by Malik Merchant
  4. Government Leaders Across Canada Send Messages of Congratulations to Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, on his 63rd Imamat Day by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others
  5. Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, sends Talika Mubarak to Ismailis around the world on the occasion of his 63rd Imamat Day by Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
  6. Two Beautiful Calligraphies for the 63rd Imamat Day of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Karim Ismail
  7. A devotional song with a very rare film clip to commemorate the 63rd Imamat Day anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan Introduced by Tajdin Esmail

JUNE 2020

  1. Mawlana Hazar Imam and his family members on partnership between races as a condition of peace and prosperity by Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
  2. Part 2 of our guide to Farman Mubarak made by Mawlana Hazar Imam during his Diamond Jubilee Year, and 4 Talikas received from him in recent weeks by Malik and Nurin Merchant
  3. A brief review of Al-Khimyah: A must-see film by Prince Aly Muhammad on his father’s, His Highness the Aga Khan, amazing Al-Azhar Park project in Cairo by Malik Merchant
  4. Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan’s new film to be released today, June 5, at noon, is on revival of a dump ground and rubble to a lush green oasis in historic Cairo by Malik Merchant
  5. A memorable 1951 photo of Prince Aly Khan taken in Mombasa, Kenya by Zahir Dhalla

MAY 2020

  1. Mawlana Hazar Imam’s loving and inspiring Talika on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr shows his concern for his spiritual children in all facets of their lives by Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
  2. The unforgettable Eid ul-Fitr of September 1944: A heart warming story as told by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn Muhammad by Late Kaderali Patel
  3. Nine devotional Swahili songs from 1952 honouring Imam e Zaman Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan by Malik Merchant
  4. 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
  5. Must watch official video: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s historic visit to Central Asia in 1995 – the first by an Ismaili Imam in centuries

APRIL 2020

  1. Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, sends message to his spiritual children around the world on Covid-19, with blessings for their protection from difficulty; multiple translations including Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Urdu, Gujarati and Russian by Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
  2. Mawlana Hazar Imam’s inspiring messages, a Ginan, 4 beautiful video songs and the Salawat
  3. A portrait of Prince Rahim Aga Khan’s family, as oldest son Prince Irfan becomes 5 years old; and meanings of the Princes’ names Irfan and Sinan prepared and compiled by Malik Merchant

MARCH 2020

  1. Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, showers his paternal and maternal blessings on his spiritual children around the world in light of the present crisis by Malik Talib
  2. A guide to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Farman Mubarak quotes that will uplift our hearts, and reaffirm that we are always in his care, presence and protection by Malik and Nurin Merchant
  3. Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III, on a World War (III) of a different kind by Malik Merchant
  4. Mawlana Hazar Imam sends talika on the occasion of Navroz with special blessings for mushkil asan, and prayers for the Jamat’s health and well-being by Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum
  5. On the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali, 10 principles that will assist us for spiritual growth during the coming Navroz compiled by Malik Merchant

FEBRUARY 2020

  1. Amin Jaffer collection: Exclusive photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Arusha, Tanzania, in 1966 by Amin Jaffer
  2. 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

JANUARY 2020

  1. A reflection on the recent publication of Farman Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim al Hussaini Aga Khan by Malik Merchant
  2. 2020: For new year and a new decade, here are 10 guiding principles of Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan, for a happy, rich and meaningful life in the years ahead prepared and compiled by Malik Merchant

DECEMBER 2019

  1. His Highness the Aga Khan: 2019 stories behind the photos
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Exclusive: Photos of Prince Amyn Aga Khan’s 1968 visits to Arusha and Egerton College by Amin Jaffer
  5. 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
  6. Depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Birthday messages from Canadian Ismaili leadership and Prime Minister Justin Truseau
  7. The Salgirah of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, and his unbounded love for his spiritual children by Farouk Esmail
  8. A thorough and profound explanation of the Ginan Eji Dhan Dhan Aajano recited for the auspicious birthday of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Sadruddin K Hassam
  9. The Volunteer’s Traditional Motto “Work No Words” needs a revision to “Work and Many Words” in light of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Farman by Malik Merchant

 NOVEMBER 2019

  1. Very rare photos of Prince Aly Khan’s 1951 visit to Arusha, Tanganyika by Amin Jaffer
  2. A comprehensive report of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to Ottawa for the 2019 Global Pluralism Award compiled and prepared by Malik Merchant
  3. 1960 and 2019 in the life of His Highness the Aga Khan: Honour by Portugal in Goa; and an inspirational wish in the City of Porto compiled and prepared by Malik Merchant
  4. Watch video: His Highness the Aga Khan at White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy hosted by US President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton compiled and prepared by Malik Merchant
  5. Reports and Tweets: His Highness the Aga Khan at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum
  6. His Highness the Aga Khan and key players in his network to participate in 2019 Paris Peace Forum
  7. A unique moment: Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, tours his son’s photo exhibition in Lisbon
  8. Text and Audio: The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) by His Highness the Aga Khan

OCTOBER 2019

  1. His Highness the Aga Khan III: A brilliant account of a reporter’s face to face meeting with the 48th Ismaili Imam at the London Ritz by Correspondent, Star of India
  2. His Highness the Aga Khan III: Heart-touching anecdotes from his triumphal tour of India that gave birth to the Muslim University of Aligarh Compiled and prepared by Malik Merchant
  3. Photos and Report: Asia Society Texas Center Honors Princess ZahraAga Khan with annual Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center
  4. A 4-minute video of extempore remarks made by Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, that will stay in your heart and mind forever introduced by Malik Merchant
  5. Official Royal Family video and photos: His Highness the Aga Khan welcomes Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Aga Khan Centre ahead of their tour of Pakistan Compiled from The.Ismaili, the Royal Family Channel and Hello Magazine

SEPTEMBER 2019

  1. Ismailis in Canada and around the world rejoice with Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, as Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen are married in Geneva, Switzerland by Malik Merchant
  2. Anver Versi, editor-in-chief of New African, interviews His Highness the Aga Khan – “A man for all seasons” by Anver Versi, Editor New African
  3. Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, announces wedding day of Prince Hussain and Ms. Fareen Hoag by Malik Merchant
  4. His Highness the Aga Khan in Tatarstan: Themes from his speech in Kazan; a superb gallery of photos; and 5 high quality videos of the visit By His Highness the Aga Khan
  5. Video and Photos: Mawlana Hazar Imam in Tatarstan – As it happens, a day by day coverage of his visit to for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Compiled and prepared by Malik Merchant
  6. Mawlana Hazar Imam is expected to arrive in Kazan, Tatarstan on September 11, for 14th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture compiled by Malik Merchant
  7. Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, to host 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Compiled by Malik Merchant

AUGUST 2019

  1. Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan from the collection of veteran Ismaili journalist (Late) Sultan Jessa, Order of Canada Introduced by Malik Merchant
  2. From Hazrat Ali to Mawlana Shah Karim, His Highness the Aga Khan: A hereditary succession of Imams that commenced with Prophet Muhammad’s famous declaration at Ghadir Khum after his final pilgrimage Compiled and adapted by Malik Merchant
  3. Must see: The Aga Khan’s compassionate heart Video by CGTN Africa
  4. His Highness the Aga Khan’s address at the extraordinary 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival is in US Senate’s Congressional Record by Lawrence Small, speech by His Highness the Aga Khan
  5. Calling Everyone in Canada: A Beautiful and Unique Frame of Philatelic Objects Honouring Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Malik Merchant

JULY 2019

  1. Must watch: Prince Hussain Aga Khan on unprecedented threats to environment and biodiversity, and impacts of climate change by Prince Hussain Aga Khan
  2. His Highness the Aga Khan embodies the ecumenical spirit that links the 3 great monotheistic religions by Vartan Gregorian
  3. The Living Imam, Mawlana Shah Karim al Hussaini, His Highness the Aga Khan, and the Nur (Light) of Imamat Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant, includes excerpts on Imamat and its role from the Aga Khan’s speeches
  4. The munajat Ya Ali Khuba Mijalas: A traditional ginan recited on the occasion of His Highness the Aga Khan’s ascension to the throne of Imamat by Sadrudin Hassam
  5. Parades, picnics, and pluralism this July and beyond? by Nizar Motani

JUNE 2019

  1. His Highness the Aga Khan and the bubonic plague of 1897: How the young 48th Ismaili Imam’s actions saved countless lives by His Highness the Aga Khan III

MAY 2019

  1. Glimpses from past and present: The Aga Khans and Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II
  2. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s holistic view of the world and his words of wisdom to Ismailis
  3. In memory of Prince Aly Khan and Prince Sadruddin: Two brothers who passed away on same day 43 years apart Introduced by Abdulmalik (Malik) Merchant

APRIL 2019

  1. In 1966, His Highness the Aga Khan spoke brilliantly to African nations on seeking out areas of opportunity from new developments in computers and space by His Highness the Aga Khan
  2. 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
  3. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan speaks to the Globe and Mail about her mother and Alzheimer’s Interview conducted by Globe and Mail Health Page reporter Wency Lung
  4. Thematic presentation of remarks made by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portugal’s President at the 1st Aga Khan Music Awards Ceremony at Gulbenkian by His Highness the Aga Khan 

MARCH 2019

  1. The Aga Khan Music Awards Logo by Samir Sayegh
  2. Prince Hussain at ‘Fragile Beauty’ Exhibition in Nairobi; Prince Rahim at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle; and Princess Zahra at launch of hospital expansion in Dar es Salaam compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. Comprehensive coverage of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Portugal for the inaugural edition of the Aga Khan Music Awards totaling US$ 500,000 in prizes compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  4. Selected sayings of Hazrat Ali, and His Highness the Aga Khan on his ancestor by Imam Mawlana Ali and His Highness the Aga Khan
  5. Historical 1960 Navroz Mubarak message, prayer and photo of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by His Highness the Aga Khan
  6. “My Beloved Mother” – Lady Ali Shah through the voice of her son, Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III introduced by Zarina Zaver Moosa

FEBRUARY 2019

  1. The Gujarati edition of the Memoirs of Aga Khan: The voice of the translator and his reflections on the 48th Ismaili Imam by Late Jyotindra Dave, with an introduction by Abdulmalik Merchant 
  2. Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, from a rare Ismaili magazine introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. The seal of Aga Khan University and convocation regalia of His Highness the Aga Khan
  4. Historical Diamond Jubilee message from Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah to Ismaili youth: “The body is the temple of God for it carries the soul” by His Highness the Aga Khan III

JANUARY 2019

  1. 3 Amazing photos from flickr of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Paris Peace Forum introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. Barakah looks back at important 2018 stories of Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family that we did not publish during the year compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. Mawlana Hazar Imam’s view of the world: More gems from his speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan
  4. 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 by His Highness the Aga Khan
  5. His Highness the Aga Khan, Mawlana Hazar Imam, impressed scientists during his visit to Los Alamos Lab in 1959 by Newspaper report and Press release
  6. Prince Rahim Aga Khan: Pluralism Harnesses Human Creativity and Kindles the Very Spirit of the Knowledge Society by Prince Rahim Aga Khan
  7. The Aga Khan and Germany’s Minister of State Speak about Stabilization Measure Experiences in Northern Afghanistan by His Highness the Aga Khan and Niels Annen
  8. The Aga Khan on the importance of education: The story of his Czech coach by His Highness the Aga Khan

DECEMBER 2018

  1. Mawlana Hazar Imam announces engagement of Prince Hussain Aga Khan to Miss Elizabeth Hoag by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. On the Auspicious Occasion of Our Beloved Mawlana Shah Karim’s 82nd Birthday: Our Hearts at Your Feet by Zafeera Kassam
  3. Flashback 1978: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s historic first visit to Canada included a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate his 42nd birthday by Kamrudin Rashid and Jehangir A. Merchant

NOVEMBER 2018

  1. 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
  2. The Ismaili community’s dynamic 48th Imam: A very brief portrait of His Highness the Aga Khan, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah by Bashir Fazal Ladha
  3. “Mawla fulfilled my wish” – a six year old girl’s loving story from the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan III by Sakerkhanu Gulamhusain Gulamali

OCTOBER 2018

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SEPTEMBER 2018

  1. A Journey of Love and Devotion: Expressions for the Silver, Golden & Diamond Jubilees (and beyond) of our Beloved Imam Mawlana Shah Karim al Hussaini Aga Khan by Rose Motani

AUGUST 2018

  1. India’s Aga Khan Council President shares 3 personal stories and lessons he learned from gracious moments with Mawlana Hazar Imam during Diamond Jubilee visit by Ashish Merchant
  2. Perspectives on the International Art Gallery at the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Lisbon Zainub Verjee in conversation with Malik Merchant
  3. Joyful photos from His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations by Muslim Harji
  4. Portugal President’s surprise Darbar visit in Lisbon: A highpoint during Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee; includes video clip by Azeem Maherali
  5. ‘A diamond is forever’: In honour of His Highness the Aga Khan, Portugal Postal Service releases a unique souvenir sheet embedded with a 1.24mm genuine diamond – a family keepsake for generations to come by Abdulmalik Merchant

JULY 2018

  1. 50+ magnificent photos of His Highness the Aga Khan with the President of Portugal at Belem Palace, National Palace of Queluz, and Palacete Henrique de Mendonça
  2. A poetic piece on the grand finale of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee by Jalal Jaffer
  3. Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee: Memories of a modern day pilgrimage to Lisbon by Rahim Hirji
  4. Exclusive: The conclusion of a stirring account of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Darbar in Lisbon on July 11, 2018 – the “highest point” of his Diamond Jubilee by Zafeera Kassam
  5. Exclusive: An inspiring and moving account of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Darbar in Lisbon on July 11, 2018 – Part 1 of the highest point of the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan by Zafeera Kassam
  6. The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon: Visitors react to Prince Hussain’s animal photos and convey messages to him; viewers want to see more of his works introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
  7. The epochal finale in Lisbon of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee: (1) Prelude to an exclusive narrative of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s darbar by Zafeera Kassam
  8. The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon: Prince Hussain’s little exhibition of animal photos is captivating by Abdulmalik Merchant
  9. The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon: Glimpses from the magnificent International Arts Gallery by Abdulmalik Merchant
  10. The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon: Young and old alike must visit the “Sentiment Wall” at the International Arts Festival by Abdulmalik Merchant
  11. Thousands of Ismailis gather at Lisbon park to welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, for highest point of his Diamond Jubilee by Abdulmalik Merchant
  12. The Aga Khan in Portugal: Important notes with frequent updates
  13. The many facets of His Highness the Aga Khan’s leadership by Shiraz A. Nasser

JUNE 2018

  1. The Aga Khan in UK and France: A thorough and comprehensive coverage of his Diamond Jubilee visit by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. The Talks, Titles, Treaties and Walks of the Aga Khan IV: Glimpses of his “Extra-ordinariness” by Nizar Motani
  3. The Aga Khan Museum’s exhibition The World of the Fatimids by Sahir Dewjee
  4. Tweets — Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan at World Partnership Walk in Toronto
  5. Prince Aly Khan on two most important principles of life for an Ismaili introduced by Azeem Maherali

MAY 2018

  1. Speaking to Post-Secular Society: The Aga Khan’s Public Discourse by Karim H. Karim 
  2. Tributes to His Highness the Aga Khan by the Canadian Members of Parliament and Senate introduced by Yasmin Ratansi
  3. Opinion piece — Seat of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan network in Portugal English translation of an article by Feliciano Berreiras Duarte
  4. Perspectives and opinion pieces on the Aga Khan by distinguished Canadians by Jean Chretien, Adrienne Clarkson, Naheed Nenshi and others
  5. “And Diverse are their Hues” — A description of the Fatimid gift presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam during his USA Visit adapted from The Ismaili, USA
  6. Registration link for Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon and welcome message from the Portugal Aga Khan Council President

APRIL 2018

  1. Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan channels his interest on the work of the AKDN into an inspiring short film by Prince Aly Muhammad
  2. Honours bestowed on the Aga Khan during his 60 years of Imamat: The President’s Medal by The Architectural League of New York on May 18, 2017 complied by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. The Aga Khan in Ottawa and Western Canada: A thorough and comprehensive coverage of his Diamond Jubilee visit complied by Abdulmalik Merchant
  4. Forgiveness, Imamat and path to enlightenment of the soul: Important notes for Jamats in Western Canada as they prepare for Hazar Imam’s holy visit by Shiraz Pradhan and Abdulmalik Merchant
  5. US Congressional remarks on His Highness the Aga Khan in recognition of his life of services to humanity by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
  6. Exclusive — An inspiring and moving account of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Nairobi by Zafeera Kassam
  7. Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee is an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate by Ruth Ramsden-Wood
  8. Calligraphy; Ya Mawla you are there; Someone is coming; and Darbar 2018 by Karim Ismail, Nadim Pabani, Zafeera Kassam and Shariffa Keshavjee
  9. The Aga Khan in Kenya: A thorough and comprehensive coverage of his Diamond Jubilee visit by Abdulmalik Merchant with contributions from Zafeera Kassam and Tazmina Kassam
  10. In October 1957 Nairobi speech, His Highness the Aga Khan asked younger generation to stand by the faith of their forefathers and meet future challenges in the spirit of humility and tolerance by His Highness the Aga Khan
  11. Seat of the Ismaili Imamat — What’s happening inside the Palacete Mendonça? Photos of restoration work and the palace’s 3 hectares of gardens English translation of an article by Lina Santos published in Portuguese daily newspaper Diário de Notícias

MARCH 2018

  1. Canadian Ismaili artists showcase their skills in a nationwide festival in Toronto to celebrate Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. To Ismailis of Portugal — We are now preparing to be with you in Lisbon to celebrate the “highest point” of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. A message to Ismailis from 10 Downing Street for Navroz and for His Highness the Aga Khan’s special year by British Prime Minister Theresa May
  4. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Ismaili Centre and awes Ismaili children on the festive occasion of Navroz by Abdulmalik Merchant
  5. The beautiful Aga Khan Museum in Toronto brings the Fatimids, a remarkable Islamic dynasty, to its doors; must visit exhibition on until July 2, 2018 by Abdulmalik Merchant
  6. “A picture is worth 10,000 words” – Beautiful flowers for the Aga Khan and his happiness at receiving them during his Diamond Jubilee visits complied by Abdulmalik Merchant
  7. State welcome for His Highness the Aga Khan as he arrives in Atlanta, Georgia, to commence his USA Diamond Jubilee visit complied by Abdulmalik Merchant
  8. An important message to the USA Jamat: Family members and friends must “forget and forgive” past grudges and mistakes as they prepare for Hazar Imam’s Didar by Abdulmalik Merchant
  9. Important notes on baitul khayal, bol, the soul and Imam’s status as Mawlana Hazar Imam continues his journey to grace Jamats with Didar and Blessings by Shiraz Pradhan
  10. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth holds glittering reception at Windsor Castle to celebrate His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee compiled by Abdulmalik Merchant
  11. Mawlana Hazar Imam asks renowned Indian composer Salim Merchant to convey his blessings to all Ismaili artists by Salim Merchant
  12. For Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee, Kenya’s Ismailis use saadhri, the reed mat, as branding for their national arts festival; reed mat important in the Fatimid period by Abdulmalik Merchant

FEBRUARY 2018

  1. Yaa Haazar Imam – Your blessings are unlimited and I’m the seeker of your amazing gifts by Jishan Ali Thobani
  2. Highest point of the celebrations of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee will be in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 11, 2018
  3. Wow! India’s Ismailis celebrate the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee visit with show of spectacular colours by Pink n Purple Photography
  4. Aga Khan demonstrates spirit of love of humanity through his activities by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India
  5. The Aga Khan in India: A thorough and comprehensive coverage, includes schedule of 11 day visit compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  6. Songs of affection for His Highness the Aga Khan: Mera Mawla Shah Karim Aa Raha Hai, and Salawat with an explanation by Fez Meghani (songs) and Shiraz Pradhan (Salawat)
  7. His Highness the Aga Khan to visit USA in March 2018: National Council President delivers inspiring video message by Barkat Fazal (message) and Abdulmalik Merchant (article, ethic of forgiveness)
  8. His Highness the Aga Khan on the importance of Mumbai and India to his family and the Ismaili community by His Highness the Aga Khan
  9. “A Dream Come True” – Reminiscences of the Aga Khan’s 2013 visit to India, as tens of thousands of joyous Ismailis await his forthcoming Diamond Jubilee visit by Toral Pradhan
  10. Highlights from the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee year from July 11, 2017 to January 31, 2018: Spanning 205 days, Hazar Imam has visited 7 countries and flown 80,000 kms compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant

JANUARY 2018

  1. The Aga Khan in UAE: (3) A thorough and comprehensive coverage compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. The Aga Khan in UAE: (2) Video and Photos of Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid receiving Imam of Nizari Ismailism compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. Late Vazier Abdulalli & Fatema Motani collection: Rare and historical photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visits to Uganda 1957 to 1964
  4. The Aga Khan in UAE: (1) Arrival in Dubai and preparations for the visit compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  5. A splendid collection of photos of the Aga Khan’s visits to Dubai as Ismailis in UAE prepare for Diamond Jubilee mulaqat Compiled and prepared by Abdulmalik Merchant
  6. The Oncology Project in Uganda and Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Didar in Canada by Shellyza Moledina

DECEMBER 2017

  1. Memories of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s momentous visit to Pakistan through photographs, stories and videos by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. Exclusive – J. Patrick Boyer’s thought provoking insights on the Aga Khan as he talks about his book “Foreign Voices in the House” in an interview with Barakah by Patrick Boyer (interviewer Abdulmalik Merchant)
  3. The Aga Khan in Pakistan: A thorough and comprehensive coverage of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Karachi, December 14-19, 2017 by Abdulmalik Merchant
  4. His Highness the Aga Khan in Pakistan: Zahiri-u-Noorani didar – A personal reflection of the darbar in Hunza by Faqir Ullah Khan
  5. The Aga Khan in Pakistan: A thorough and comprehensive coverage of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Northern Pakistan, Dec. 7-14, 2017 by Abdulmalik Merchant
  6. His Highness the Aga Khan in Pakistan: A Chitral boy’s story of a beautiful moment with his beloved 49th Imam by Abdulmalik Merchant
  7. Amazing photos of the Diamond Jubilee darbar preparations in Aliabad, Hunza, with arrival report of His Highness the Aga Khan to Pakistan by Faqir Ullah Khan
  8. Ismailis on the roof of the world make incredible preparations for Diamond Jubilee Darbars of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Faqir Ullah Khan
  9. NEWS: In Pakistan, Jubilant Ismailis in remote Chitral prepare for Diamond Jubilee Visit of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, with enthusiastic support, help and cooperation of Muslim brothers by Abdulmalik Merchant

NOVEMBER 2017

  1. His Highness the Aga Khan on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) by His Highness the Aga Khan
  2. After a memorable 4-day encounter of the Ontario Ismailis with Mawlana Hazar Imam, 12,000 more strong souls await chance in Montreal to show their love for 49th Imam by Abdulmalik Merchant
  3. Exclusive photo essay – Aga Khan presides over ceremony to honour individuals dedicated to pluralism – the ideal of living together peacefully and respectfully by Jean-Marc Carisse
  4. Forthcoming visit by Mawlana Hazar Imam to Ismailis in Eastern Canada – Montreal’s highly organized registration process through my lens by Muslim Harji
  5. Forthcoming visit by Mawlana Hazar Imam to Ismailis in Eastern Canada – Ismaili children express love and devotion to their Imam with beautiful and symbolic works of art by Muslim Harji
  6. Forthcoming visit by Mawlana Hazar Imam to Ismailis in Eastern Canada – Important notes on Ism’ul Azam (Bol), Baitul Khayal, Imam’s true status and the soul by Shiraz Pradhan
  7. Forthcoming visit by Mawlana Hazar Imam to Ismailis in Eastern Canada – Applying the Islamic ethical principle of forgiveness in light of the holy visit by Abdulmalik Merchant
  8. Aga Khan receives Asia Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award with hope and prayer for peace in every community

OCTOBER 2017

  1. Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, to visit his Ismaili followers in Eastern Canada in November 2017 by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada, and the Aga Khan, 49th Imam of Ismaili Muslims: An association that goes back to the 1980’s compiled by Malik Merchant
  3. Reminiscences of the 1946 Diamond Jubilee of the 48th Ismaili Imam His Highness the Aga Khan III by Ismaili women of the time by Shariffa Keshavjee
  4. Building God’s Kingdom – Prince Karim Aga Khan, the atomic Imam, on patriotism and community by Andrew Kosorok
  5. Aga Khan honoured as “Champion for Global Change” at top UN gala event
  6. A Pearl for a Monarch of Faith and Practicality: Reflections of a Mwalimu on His Highness the Aga Khan by Austin Bukenya
  7. 5 days to remember: The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee visits to Uganda and Tanzania
  8. His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Uganda for 55th Uhuru Day celebrations and to grace Ismailis with Darbar
  9. The Aga Khan’s view of the World compiled by Salim and Zahida Rahemtulla

SEPTEMBER 2017

  1. Larnin’ in the Post-Colonial world – The Atomic Imam speaks on education by Andrew Kosorok
  2. Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan turns 80 – A thank you letter for a life of service and dedication to Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan by Azeem Maherali

AUGUST 2017

  1. Asia Society event at UN to Honour Aga Khan for breathtaking achievements as hereditary 49th Imam compiled by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. Advice from the Aga Khan for a new beginning for the world’s press by His Highness the Aga Khan

JULY 2017

  1. The Aga Khan shares the secret to healing our modern age by Andrew Kosorok
  2. The architecture of empathic pluralism: His Highness the Aga Khan, an inspired vision of architecture by Bruno Freschi
  3. The Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
  4. In first public event of his Diamond Jubilee, Aga Khan is bestowed Portugal’s Grand Cross and an Honorary Doctorate compiled by Abdulmalik Merchant
  5. Lapel pin of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee by Abdulmalik Merchant
  6. Aga Khan’s Interview that was in archives for decades, until his Diamond Jubilee introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
  7. Quebec Ismailis Celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee by Muslim Harji
  8. Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam: Homage…murids’ yearning by Jalal Jaffer
  9. The Aga Khan on Imamat and the Ismailis: A selection of speeches he made in the 20th century
  10. Karim Aga Khan IV: Modern personification of historical Islamic rationalism, charity and peace by Michael Hamilton Morgan

JUNE 2017

  1. My journey at the Aga Khan Academy by Ziyaan Virji
  2. The Aga Khan and the Nation Media by Tazmin Jamal
  3. The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee: First song featuring Ismaili artists from around the world composed by Salim and Sulaiman

MAY 2017

  1. The Aga Khan and David Johnston inaugurate the Global Centre for Pluralism
  2. 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
  3. Slide Show: The Aga Khan and David Johnston inaugurate the Global Centre for Pluralism
  4. Aga Khan arrives in Canada to open Global Centre for Pluralism; and photos of opening ceremony setting by Nurin and Abdulmalik Merchant
  5. The Aga Khan on pluralism in an interdependent world
  6. Not all heroes wear capes – A Christian reflects on the Aga Khan by Andrew Kosorok
  7. Diamond Jubilee of Aga Khan III – Glimpses from “an incomparable occasion” introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant

APRIL 2017

  1. The Aga Khan’s spirit for a better world is “amongst the purest expressions of human fraternity” by René Lévesque
  2. Visionary media executive on the Aga Khan: “I was serving no ordinary man” by Michael Curtis

MARCH 2017

  1. The Aga Khan –  Sweet and endearing stories of his childhood days in Kenya from the diary of Late Kaderali B. Patel
  2. The Aga Khan – A spiritual guide, an intellectual guide who is committed to a humanistic attitude that is rooted in classical Islamic thought by Mohammed Arkoun
  3. The Aga Khan Bears Serious Responsibility of His Office with “Smile of a Prince” by Léopold Sédar Senghor
  4. 1995 The Aga Khan’s First Visit to Badakhshan, A Historic Day the Ismailis Will Never Forget by Gulnar Saratbekova (with additional material compiled and prepared by Malik Merchant)
  5. Prince Sinan Aga Khan: First official photos shared by Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa

FEBRUARY 2017

  1. Noteworthy Aga Khan Videos from the Vincent Scully Award Ceremony Held at the National Building Museum in 2005 introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
  2. The Aga Khan stands out as an icon of  action by James Wolfensohn
  3. The Aga Khan – From an Ismaili Muslim Imam to a Global Citizen and Virtual Head of States by Nizar A. Motani
  4. BARAKAH – His Highness the Aga Khan, A Visual and Textual Celebration by Abdulmalik Merchant

Last updated: August 18, 2020 (new post, see link at top).

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  2. I am always obliged for sharing such wisdom and knowledge, God almighty may bestow us with the TRUE KNOWLEDGE of understanding and on the “Straight Path”

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