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.
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On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) announced before a special joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade. He said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.” Continue Reading
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.
The Seal of Aga Khan University
The Seal of Aga Khan University is a visual representation of the principles which underlie the founding of the University. The circular form of the Seal, with its different levels of imagery contained in concentric circles, has its visual roots in the rosettes of early Islamic periods. The circle also symbolises the world and reflects the international presence of the University. Continue Reading
[This piece is an aggregation of stories and news from 2018 pertaining to Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family that did not appear on Barakah due to the editor being away periodically. This piece therefore complements our coverage of significant events of 2018] Continue Reading