The Tanzanian Jamat gathered in Dar es Salaam on 12 October for the historic occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Darbar.

President Amin Lakhani submitted pledges of loyalty to Mawlana Hazar Imam on behalf of the Jamat of the Tanzanian jurisdiction. A gift of eight Fatimid coins minted in Al Mahdia for the first eight Fatimid Imams was also presented to Hazar Imam by the Jamat. Mawlana Hazar Imam gave guidance to the Jamat who were in attendance and conveyed blessings for the global Jamat.

The Darbar was held at the Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dar es Salaam. The unique history of the Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee Hall stems from the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah. The land was acquired using the Nazrana presented to him in 1946. The hall is used as a sports centre and a social venue for congregational activities. It has also served as the location for numerous Deedars.

On his departure, Mawlana Hazar Imam drove nearby to Upanga Jamatkhana, where members of the Jamat who had travelled from outside Tanzania were assembled. After bidding farewell to Hazar Imam, the Jamat celebrated the momentous occasion together long into the evening.