On the occasion of his 85th birthday, Mawlana Hazar Imam spent time with members of his family. Hazar Imam’s brother, Prince Amyn, and his four children — Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad — were all with him to mark this happy milestone. In the images below, Hazar Imam is also seen holding one of the 19th century porcelain vases presented to him on behalf of the global Jamat on the occasion of his birthday.
On 13 December 2021, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 85th birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time.
In commemoration of the milestone occasion of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 85th Salgirah Mubarak, a humble gift was presented on behalf of the global Jamat as a token of our gratitude, love, and devotion.
A one-of-a-kind musical celebration that tells a story of what the Imam means to us at every stage of our life. Ismaili Sounds that you know and love from around the world, arranged with spoken word elements, unite in an epic medley to share a message of shukrana on the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's 85th birthday.
Beloved Flame, a musical compilation especially produced in celebration of Salgirah this year, follows in a long tradition of artistic expression, and promises something special for the Jamat to enjoy.
As part of our series of Salgirah song releases, The Ismaili is pleased to present Girya O Zari, performed by Taufiq Karmali. The song is a request for our heartfelt wishes and prayers to be accepted, and for the strength to overcome difficulties.
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.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Virtually Happy Birthday, performed by the Dhun Kids. In the song, young members of the Jamat express birthday wishes to the Imam-of-the-Time in their own special way.
Featuring moving recitations of Ismaili devotional literature, beautiful visual animations, and light moments of laughter, a new short film prepared for the occasion of Salgirah promises something special for everyone to enjoy.
To coincide with the Jamat’s Salgirah celebrations, The Ismaili Sounds is pleased to present a rendition of Aaj Badhe Anand Re, performed by Zohra Kassam. The lyrics of this well-known Gujarati geet express joy on a day of glad tidings for the murids of the Imam-of-the-Time.
Delegates gathered at the fourth Paris Peace Forum at the Parc de la Villette to debate global challenges and put forward new principles of action for a post-Covid world. This year, young Ismailis had the in-person opportunity to volunteer at the event, and to interact with speakers and representatives of international organisations and NGOs.
Global Ismaili CIVIC Day brought together tens of thousands of volunteers – old and young alike – in collaboration with civil society partners to benefit millions of people around the world. Displaying our ethics in action, the weekend of service marked another chapter in our centuries old tradition of contributing to the societies in which we live.