On 11 July 2017, the global Jamat marked the commemoration of a rare milestone in its history - the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s illustrious Imamat. Here, we look back at his second decade of Imamat.
Since the earliest days of Islam, the Shia notion of nazrana — the offering of an unconditional gift to the Imam of the Time as a gesture of a murid’s love and homage — has been a time-honoured tradition in the Jamat. With the approach of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, Ismailis around the world are renewing this age-old tradition.
In all times and in all places, Ismailis have looked to the Imam of the Time, who has protected and guided the community in spiritual and worldly matters. And throughout 1 400 years of history, the Jamat has been continuously reminded of the value system that anchors our faith, and which continues to serve us as it has served our ancestors.
With 40 days until the inauguration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, TheIsmaili is pleased to unveil a musical tribute composed by Salim – Sulaiman and performed by Ismaili artists from around the world.
With 40 days until the inauguration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, TheIsmaili is pleased to unveil a musical tribute composed by Salim – Sulaiman and performed by Ismaili artists from around the world. The video rendition of the song “honours 60 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s glorious Imamat,” says Sulaiman Merchant, “and offers an expression of deep gratitude through the musical voices of Ismaili artists from all corners of the world.” For the Merchant brothers, the song is also part of their personal commitment to nurture a living tradition of devotional music that appeals to a new generation of Ismaili youth.
11 July 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously consented to marking the 60th year of his Imamat as the Diamond Jubilee. The news was announced on the occasion of Imamat Day by the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum and the national Ismaili Councils in Jamatkhanas around the world.