France Honours Mowlana Hazir Imam and Prince Amyn, and pays tribute to the Noorani Family

France Honours Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn, and pays tribute to the Noorani Family

… the planet is truly your home; openness, tolerance and inter-faith dialogue are your heritage. You have each made your mark on the contemporary world. In paying tribute to you this evening, we are reminded that the Ismaili faith, through its message of peace and bridge-building, is more than ever at the forefront of dialogue…

Aga Khan on Jinnah

Aga Khan on Jinnah

No wonder, the Aga Khan remarks, “In that one decision, combining as it did sagacity, shrewdness, and unequalled political flair, he justified – I am convinced – my claim that he was the most remarkable of all the great statesmen that I have known. It puts him on a level with Bismarck.” [...] Such was…

First Round Table Conference, London, 1930

First Round Table Conference The first session of the conference opened in London on November 12, 1930. All parties were present except for the Congress, whose leaders were in jail due to the Civil Disobedience Movement. Congress leaders stated that they had nothing to do with further constitutional discussion unless the Nehru report was enforced…

From Horse Carriages to Nuclear Physics – Seventy Years of Glorious Leadership – 136th Birth Anniversary of Sir Sultan Mohammad Shah

By: Noureen Reimoo for http://blogs.arynews.tv/ – From Satellites to power plants, Science is everywhere and without it, we would not be alive. Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will surely be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. There may be individuals who…

“He achieved in his life, for our community that which could only have been accomplished normally in a period of many generations”

“On 2nd November, 1877 my beloved grandfather was born here in Karachi. Through 72 years of Imamat, he guided his spiritual children to happiness and prosperity….Many many memories come to our minds as we think of him. He achieved in his life, for our community that which could only have been accomplished normally in a…

Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, and His Highnesses the Aga Khan on fasting and Ramadan

As prescribed in the Qur’an, each year Muslims commemorate Ramadan — the month “in which was revealed the Qur’an” (Qur’an 2:185) — with special reverence. For Muslims, it is a month of reflection, of self-restraint, of purification and of benevolence all with an eye strengthening one’s spiritual and moral character generally. To help us in…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III’s two articles ‘My Philosophy of Happiness’ and ‘What a man needs to be happy’

In these two lovely articles, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, offers much needed simple advices on how to stay happy pointing out, for example: that “the fundamental question [is]: Are you in harmony with God? If you are — you are happy,” that “happiness never depends on one’s surroundings; it depends altogether and…

The Concept of God in the Teachings of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

Ismā‘īlī Gnosis presents Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh Aga Khan III’s teachings on the concept of God as found in his public speeches, interviews and writings. These teachings are extremely important in an age where both believers, agnostics and atheists harbour misunderstandings concerning the nature of God and His relationship to the Cosmos. These errors include…