SimergPhotos.com: For Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah, a Splendid Collection of (100+) Photos and Quotes

SimergPhotos.com: For Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah, a Splendid Collection of (100+) Photos and Quotes

The images and quotes published represent: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family; the Imam’s affection and love for all his murids; the breadth and scope of his Imamat work around the world through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); the worldwide admiration, respect and warmth that is shown to him by leaders at all levels; and the…

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Simerg’s Memorable Photo Essays

Simergphotos, was launched just over three years ago. Together, Simerg with Simergphotos, has achieved a combined viewership of over two million – 1.8 million and 306,000 since 2009 and 2011 respectively. During the course of this time we have published memorable photo essays covering a vast array of subjects. Beginning this week, we bring you…

Photo Courtesy of Simergphotos.com August 10, 1921: Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah at Deauville, France. Picture by: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images. ©

Simerg | Special Photo Essay: A Collection of 48 (Plus One) Images from the Glorious Life of the 48th Ismaili Imam, His Highness Aga Khan III

“Through 72 years of Imamat, he guided his spiritual children to happiness and prosperity …” –  Mawlana Hazar Imam, in his tribute to his grandfather. IMAM SULTAN MAHOMED SHAH, HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN III (1877 – 1957) Our beloved 48th Imam, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah (a.s.) was born in Karachi on November 2, 1877.…

Magnificent Photos of the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

Magnificent Photos of the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

“We salute those who have donated their time and talent and material resources to this project, including those who designed, constructed and decorated this building and its surroundings. You have created a remarkable building that will enhance the cityscape of Dushanbe.” – His Highness the Aga Khan With these choice words by the 49th Ismaili…

Aga Khan's Exclusive Photos and Thematic Speech Excerpts from February 27, 2014

Aga Khan’s Exclusive Photos and Thematic Speech Excerpts from February 27, 2014

In Simerg’s newest post, renowned Ottawa photographer Jean-Marc Carisse shares his small collection of exclusive photos taken during the signing of the protocol between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada on Thursday February 27, 2014. The post also includes a very important selection of excerpts under 14 themes drawn from the 49th Ismaili Imam’s address at…

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…

Robben Island by Muslim and Ayesha Harji

Robben Island by Muslim and Ayesha Harji

Muslim Harji shares his photos of “Robben Island”, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life, for the first time since he captured them some seven years ago. More at Simerg Photos. Earlier related: Muslim Harji to present Mystic India at Dorval Library, Québec Golden Temple Through My Lens Muslim Harji: Black & White World…

New Ottawa Jamatkhana: Informative piece from Architect Farouk Noormohamed’s Office

via http://simergphotos.com/ – 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, embracing the local vernacular architecture, new institutional buildings, and powerful symbols of Islamic design….Exclusive: Architect’s Statement and Photos of the Fabulous…

Photo Essay by Malik Merchant: The Aga Khan Foundation World Partnership Walk in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada

I was delighted to be present at the World Partnership Walk held yesterday, Sunday June 9th, in Kitchener-Waterloo. It turned out to be a magnificent day of warmth and sunshine that brought delight to the hundreds who came out from Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph as well as other neighbouring communities. The enthusiasm and spirit for…

The Continuity of Imamat – A 1946 Genealogical Chart of Ismaili Imams

In 1946, the Ismailia Asssociation of Africa published a special edition to celebrate His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee held in Dar-es-Salaam. Among the many historical photographs/images which appear in the booklet, Simergphotos publishes two as part of its Historical Images collection. These images – a genealogical chart and a portrait of Prince Karim…

Photoessay: Amulets in Muslim Traditions

ABSTRACT: An amulet is any object that is imbued with protective powers, and all cultures and faiths have manifestations of such objects. In the world of Islam, they bear Qur’anic inscriptions, and religious narratives. Many Muslims believe that an object that is inscribed with the word of God will protect the person who reads, touches,…