As the global Jamat looks forward to celebrating the 85th birthday of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam, The Ismaili is pleased to present a weekend-long Salgirah programme on The Ismaili TV. Featuring a variety of content — from an inspiring short film production to a special children’s show — we hope to entertain and inspire the Jamat on this special and joyous occasion.

On the weekend of Salgirah this year, The Ismaili invites the Jamat to come together virtually to mark Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 85th birthday, united as One Jamat.

The programme will begin on Saturday 11 December with a programme for children entitled The Hero in Me. Join our youngest leaders as they come together virtually from around the world to celebrate their superpowers — inspired by the ethics of our faith — and explain how they plan to use these to make a positive difference in their communities. 

Dr Shiraz Kabani will deliver a talk entitled Celebrating the life and work of Mawlana Hazar Imam, reflecting upon how the Imam-of-the-Time’s guidance over a number of decades has profoundly shaped the lives of the Jamat, and enhanced our quality of life, both material and spiritual.

A Musical Tribute entitled Beloved Flame will also be released on Saturday, featuring inspiring expressions of devotion by Ismaili artists from around the world. The collection of multi-lingual songs, carefully curated and arranged with spoken word elements, tells a story of what the Imam-of-the-Time means to us at every stage of our lives. 

Finally, The Ismaili TV will present an original and exclusive short film entitled Courage for the Journey. This uplifting film will feature accomplished actors from the Jamat around the world, and tells the stories of different groups of people and their interpretations of the epic mystical poem The Conference of the Birds. Featuring moving recitations of Ismaili devotional literature and beautiful visual animations, this original production promises something special for all members of the Jamat to enjoy.

The weekend's festivities will also include films from the archives celebrating the achievements of our beloved Hazar Imam, along with new musical releases to commemorate this happy occasion.

While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to limit our in-person social interactions, we may still offer our shukrana and felicitations to Mawlana Hazar Imam for his many decades of leadership and guidance. The Ismaili welcomes you to relax and enjoy the Salgirah weekend as One Jamat, together at home.


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