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Calligraphic rendering of “Ali” in Arabic.

This week, Ismailis and other Muslims mark Yawm‐e Ali, which commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali. The cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), Hazrat Ali is recognised as the most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after the Holy Prophet, who, in accordance with the Shia tradition of Islam, designated him under Divine Command, as the first in the line of hereditary Imams from the Prophet’s own progeny.

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Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, where he gave a keynote lecture at the occasion of Yawm-e Ali 2017. Salim Nensi

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi gave a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

A lecture commemorating Yawm-e Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, is being given by Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017. The event begins at 8:00 PM Toronto time (GMT-4) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

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