Photo Book by Prince Hussain Aga Khan: The Hardback Edition of “Animal Voyage”

Photo Book by Prince Hussain Aga Khan: The Hardback Edition of “Animal Voyage”

Animal Voyage” by Prince Hussain Aga Khan, originally available as a paperback, has been re-introduced as a hardback edition. Both Simergphotos.com and its companion literary blog Simerg.com are delighted to offer this absolutely magnificent pictorial book of animal photos taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan at a special price of $25.00 US/Canadian + taxes and shipping. Note…

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,…

Simergphotos – Diverse Collection of Stunning Photos

During the past six months, Simergphotos, has featured hundreds of beautiful images and stories covering people (His Highness the Aga Khan, President Barack Obama, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Ibn Sina, the Maasai, Thomas Jefferson), places (Alamut, Zanzibar, Jerusalem, Bagamoyo, Tashkorgan), arts of the book (the Fatimid Blue Qur’an, the American Declaration of Independence), and calligraphy…

Historical Images: Ibn Sina and His Canon of Medicine | Simerg Photos

INTRODUCTION: On Sunday November 25, 2012, Simergphotos began a weekly series of historical illustrations that underline an artistic, ethical, moral, religious or scientific theme. Our illustrations for the week of December 16, 2012, are based on Wellcome Library’s Arabic manuscript collection, and include the well-known medical encyclopedia, the Canon of Medicine, by the famous Ismaili practitioner Ibn Sina, also…