Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer « SIMERG – Insights from Around the World

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer

Acting in the path of God Eliminates limitations, restrictions, conceptions In pursuit of noble actions To sustain, promote, achieve Enhancement, progress, understanding Amongst God’s most beautiful creation The human being. With clarity of mind Determination against any odds It was but natural That Roshan picked a far-away geography Hoping and pursuing and working towards A…

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For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics”

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12:

Simerg.com Summary of Ogden Memorial Lecture at Brown University

Simerg.com: Summary of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Ogden Memorial Lecture at Brown University

1. Stephen Ogden, Prince Rahim, and The Aga Khan Development Network 2. 1996 and Now 3. Communication technologies – fulfilled hopes and disappointments a. Risks: fleeting attention spans, impulsive judgments and isolation b. Risk: greater connectivity # greater connection c. Risk: contribution to fragmentation d. Risk: knowledge gaps…becoming empathy gaps 4. The worsening knowledge gap,…

Ismaili Youth and Students Thrilled to Receive Invitations to the Gathering Honouring His Highness the Aga Khan

Ismaili Youth and Students Thrilled to Receive Invitations to the Gathering Honouring His Highness the Aga Khan

Many dozens of Ismaili youth and university students living and studying in close proximity to Metro Toronto were pleasantly surprised to receive an email invitation for a gathering on Friday, February 28th at 2pm at Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall in which His Highness the Aga Khan will be present. This event will follow his historic address in Ottawa…

A Brief Introduction to the Spiritual and Temporal Dimensions of the Ismaili Imamat, and its Precious Work Under the Leadership of His Highness the Aga Khan

An Introduction to Imamat and its Precious Work under the Leadership of the Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan will be addressing the Canadian Parliament on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Simerg’s newest post introduces its readers to the notion of Imamat and highlights the precious worldwide work of the 49th Imam with pertinent quotes. Compiled and presented by Abdulmalik J. Merchant – Publisher-Editor, http://www.simerg.com Click here to read: A…

His Highness the Aga Khan to Become 5th Muslim Since 1939 to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

His Highness the Aga Khan to Become 5th Muslim Since 1939 to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

“Our Government is honoured to once again welcome His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada. Our country has a warm and lasting friendship with His Highness, who was granted honorary Canadian citizenship for his leadership as a champion of international development, pluralism and tolerance around the world.”  Prime Minister Stephen Harper More His Highness the…

99 Names of God Through Glass Sculptures

99 Names of God Through Glass Sculptures

Andrew Kosorok of Utah continues his monumental goal of completing the depiction of Islam’s 99 Names of Allah through glass sculptures. His latest post at Simerg is an amazing array of a selection of some of the 25 works he has done so far to understand Islam better and to bridge gaps between faiths and…

Shiraz Pradhan's Articles at Simerg.com

Shiraz Pradhan’s Articles at Simerg.com

Shiraz Pradhan was born in Uganda in 1945 and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University of East Africa in Nairobi. Shiraz moved to USA and joined Lehigh University’s Engineering Faculty for a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. While on his way home, for a vacation via London, Idi Amin declared the expulsion all…

By Ghulam Panjwani: Ismailis in China

By Ghulam Panjwani: Ismailis in China

A Simerg.com exclusive. The following are only anecdotes of my personal travel experiences; hence the views expressed in here are my own; they do not in any way represent formal position of any Imamat Institutions. The information provided is based on what I learned from elders of the local Jamat in various villages in Xingjiang…

Stories of 2013 at Simerg and SimergPhotos

Stories of 2013 at Simerg and SimergPhotos

The new Ottawa jamatkhana marks a new chapter in the life of the Ismaili community of the National Capital Region and will become a symbol of the community’s commitment to Ottawa Exploring space…learning about what’s there and how to get there, is something that I am interested in. I decided to do a photo essay…“a…

“Madiba, My Hero” by Zulfikarali Khoja

“Madiba, My Hero” by Zulfikarali Khoja

via Simerg.com – Zulfikarali M. Khoja piece focuses on two specific areas from Mandela’s life – his immensely large heart of forgiveness and his contribution to turn the world around for millions of children. Scrolling down, the second piece announcing his death carries tributes from Canada and the US as well as a conversation that…

Compassion and Forgiveness After a Life of Oppression, Struggle and Profound Sacrifice Made Nelson Mandela a Great Human Being

Compassion and Forgiveness After a Life of Oppression, Struggle and Profound Sacrifice Made Nelson Mandela a Great Human Being

via Simerg.com – With tributes pouring in from around the world, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada issued the following statement: “With the death of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its great moral leaders and statesmen. Mr. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years by the former Government of South Africa, for his…