Mawlana Hazar Imam with Ismaili leaders from around the world on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee at a ceremony held at Aiglemont on 11 July 1982.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Ismaili leaders from around the world on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee at a ceremony held at Aiglemont on 11 July 1982.
Homage to the Imam-of-the-Time
Homage to the Imam-of-the-Time
10 July 2017

In Islam, homage to Allah’s last and final messenger and his family is an established tradition and practice, enshrined in the Holy Qur’an and Prophetic tradition. The tradition of dignified ceremonial homage to the Imams has continued through the ages, holding special spiritual significance.

 
Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah about to be weighed in diamonds in celebration of the 60th year of his Imamate at the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay, 10 March 1946.
Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah about to be weighed in diamonds in celebration of the 60th year of his Imamate at the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay, 10 March 1946.
Jubilee weighing ceremonies of the past catalysed the Jamat's upliftment
Jubilee weighing ceremonies of the past catalysed the Jamat's upliftment
9 July 2017

As the commencement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee approaches, we take a look back at the commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of our 48th Imam, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah.

Two ceremonies were held to commemorate Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah’s Diamond Jubilee – the first on 10 March 1946 in Bombay and the second on 17 August 1946 in Dar es Salaam. Most of the Jamat today will not have first-hand memories of the ceremonies, though they captured public imagination at the time and were widely covered by the media as the world began to rebuild itself following the war.

 
Looking ahead, we must plant seeds for the next generation’s well-being and successes now.
Looking ahead, we must plant seeds for the next generation’s well-being and successes now.
This Jubilee, let’s plant seeds for the next generation
This Jubilee, let’s plant seeds for the next generation
9 July 2017

From Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee to the impending commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee, Altaf Jiwa reflects on where the global Jamat finds itself today, and where it is headed. With the grace of Hazar Imam’s guidance, he says, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to lay a foundation for the success of the next generation.

 

Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Third Decade
Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Third Decade
7 July 2017

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 third decade of Imamat.

Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Sixth Decade
Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Sixth Decade
7 July 2017

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 sixth decade of Imamat.

Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Fourth Decade
Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Fourth Decade
7 July 2017

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 fourth decade of Imamat.

Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Fifth Decade
Reflections on 60 years of Imamat – The Fifth Decade
6 July 2017

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 fifth decade of Imamat.

Reflections on 60 years of Imamat: The First Decade
Reflections on 60 years of Imamat: The First Decade
6 July 2017

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 first decade of Imamat.

Reflections on 60 years of Imamat - The Second Decade
Reflections on 60 years of Imamat - The Second Decade
6 July 2017

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.

Nazrana of Time and Knowledge is both a gift and a privilege
Nazrana of Time and Knowledge is both a gift and a privilege
29 June 2017

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.

 
A folio from a 16th century Indian manuscript of Nasir's Ethics. The text was authored by Ismaili Dai Nasir al-Din Tusi at Alamut around 1235 CE, two decades before the castle was surrendered to the Mongol armies
A folio from a 16th century Indian manuscript of Nasir's Ethics. The text was authored by Ismaili Dai Nasir al-Din Tusi at Alamut around 1235 CE, two decades before the castle was surrendered to the Mongol armies
Values and ethics provide a compass for navigating a sensitive world
Values and ethics provide a compass for navigating a sensitive world
27 June 2017

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.

 

First musical tribute of the Diamond Jubilee released today
1 June 2017

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.