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.

VIDEO: Architectural League of New York honours Mawlana Hazar Imam with President's Medal
VIDEO: Architectural League of New York honours Mawlana Hazar Imam with President's Medal
5 July 2017

On 19 May 2017, the Architectural League of New York awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam the President’s Medal, its highest and most important honour. The occasion highlighted the values of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established 40 years ago.

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
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.

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.

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, thanks the Ismaili community for their contributions to the nation.
Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude
Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude
29 May 2017

Portuguese President visits Jamat at Ismaili Centre, expresses nation’s gratitude

Mawlana Hazar Imam with Aga Khan Award for Architecture Director Farrokh Derakhshani and 2004 laureate Diébédo Francis Kéré.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Aga Khan Award for Architecture Director Farrokh Derakhshani and 2004 laureate Diébédo Francis Kéré.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives President’s Medal from Architectural League of New York
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives President’s Medal from Architectural League of New York
19 May 2017

Yesterday evening, the Architectural League of New York accorded Mawlana Hazar Imam its highest and most important honour.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General David Johnston unveil a plaque marking the opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General David Johnston unveil a plaque marking the opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General open Global Centre for Pluralism headquarters
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General open Global Centre for Pluralism headquarters
17 May 2017

Ottawa, 16 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officially opened the new international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism today.

Prince Amyn, accompanied by Museum of Anthropology Director Dr. Anthony Shelton, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, AKDN Diplomatic Representative for Canada, and Council for Canada President Malik Talib entering the Museum of Anthropology for the opening reception of the
Prince Amyn, accompanied by Museum of Anthropology Director Dr. Anthony Shelton, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, AKDN Diplomatic Representative for Canada, and Council for Canada President Malik Talib entering the Museum of Anthropology for the opening reception of the
Prince Amyn speaks at opening of calligraphy exhibition at UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver
Prince Amyn speaks at opening of calligraphy exhibition at UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver
17 May 2017

Prince Amyn was in Vancouver on 11 and 12 May to participate in the opening of a new exhibition at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada ahead of Global Centre for Pluralism opening
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada ahead of Global Centre for Pluralism opening
14 May 2017

Ottawa, 15 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon, accompanied by Princess Zahra and Prince Aly Muhammad. Tomorrow Hazar Imam will be joined by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada for the official opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah acknowledges the greetings of all those gathered in commemoration of 70 years of his Imamat during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Karachi, February 1954.
Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah acknowledges the greetings of all those gathered in commemoration of 70 years of his Imamat during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Karachi, February 1954.
Diamond Jubilee to renew a tradition of enduring legacy
Diamond Jubilee to renew a tradition of enduring legacy
12 May 2017
Sixty days ahead of the commencement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee on 11 July 2017, TheIsmaili is pleased to launch the first in a series of Jubilee-related articles. Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, talks about the Ismaili tradition of commemorating Jubilee anniversaries of our Imams, and the legacies that they leave behind.
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