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Blogger Easy Nash and Family at Aga Khan Museum opening


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The intimate relationship among Rajabali Velshi, A.I Kajee, Rehmtulla Velshi, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

The intimate relationship among Rajabali Velshi, A.I Kajee, Rehmtulla Velshi, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

“By 1920, the Keshavjees, having established flourishing general dealerships, began to diversify and expand their interests. Velshi Keshavjee acquired the ABC Bakery, a tiny business in a tin shanty that made deliveries by horse and cart. He bought out the owner, a Chinese man who had gone bankrupt, modernised the bakery and put in the latest equipment and machinery. Under Rajabali, Velshi’s eldest son, it … Continue reading The intimate relationship among Rajabali Velshi, A.I Kajee, Rehmtulla Velshi, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Om Habibeh with students from the UK Ismaili Students Association, 1946. My father, Rehmtulla Velshi Keshavjee, then the Treasurer, is sitting to the left of MSMS. Jimmy Verjee, Lord Rumi Verjee's father, is sitting to the left of Begum Om Habibeh.

Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Om Habibeh with UK Ismaili Students Association 1946

Picture and details, courtesy Nash Velshi.

Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Om Habibeh with students from the UK Ismaili Students Association, 1946. My father, Rehmtulla Velshi Keshavjee, then the Treasurer, is sitting to the left of MSMS. Jimmy Verjee, Lord Rumi Verjee's father, is sitting to the left of Begum Om Habibeh.
Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Om Habibeh with students from the UK Ismaili Students Association, 1946. My father, Rehmtulla Velshi Keshavjee, then the Treasurer, is sitting to the left of MSMS. Jimmy Verjee, Lord Rumi Verjee‘s father and President of the UK ISA in 1946, is sitting to the right of Begum Om Habibeh.

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Laylat Al-Qadr – The Night Of Power: Stirring And Inspiring Poetry By Jalaluddin Rumi

via Easy Nash’s Science and Religion in Islam: The Link Here, Sunlight offers Rumi’s Ghazal (Ode) 258, in two forms — a poetic translation from Nader Khalili, and a version by Coleman Barks: 1) if you stay awake for an entire night watch out for a treasure trying to arrive you can keep warm by the secret sun of the night keeping your eyes open … Continue reading Laylat Al-Qadr – The Night Of Power: Stirring And Inspiring Poetry By Jalaluddin Rumi

Blogger Easy Nash adds quotes and excerpts from the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Center, Aga Khan Museum and Park in Toronto to his Blogpost Four Hundred

Blogpost Four Hundred is the cardinal post of my Blog on the link between Science and Religion in Islam and the high octane fuel that powers my Blog. It is continually being updated and this post is one such update. The quotes and excerpts of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Aga Khan IV, his predecessor Imam Aga Khan III, other Imams, cosmologist-philosopher-theologian-poets in Ismaili history and other … Continue reading Blogger Easy Nash adds quotes and excerpts from the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Center, Aga Khan Museum and Park in Toronto to his Blogpost Four Hundred

Easy Nash’s Blog on Science and Religion in Islam achieves high ranking on NetworkedBlogs

In the dying days of 2007 some of my Blog readers were enquiring about why I use the cybername Easy Nash so I did what any self-respecting Blogger would do: I prepared a post to explain myself including why I decided to start writing a Blog in the first place. The Blog was my own private retirement project undertaken to satisfy my curiosity about a … Continue reading Easy Nash’s Blog on Science and Religion in Islam achieves high ranking on NetworkedBlogs

Quotes and Excerpts from the speeches by Aga Khan IV and Aga Khan III made in Pakistan from 1950 to the present

“That quest for a better life, among Muslims and non-Muslims alike, must lead inevitably to the Knowledge Society which is developing in our time. The great and central question facing the Ummah of today is how it will relate to the Knowledge Society of tomorrow. If we judge from Islamic history, there is much to encourage us. For century after century, the Arabs, the Persians, … Continue reading Quotes and Excerpts from the speeches by Aga Khan IV and Aga Khan III made in Pakistan from 1950 to the present

“MAKING THE CONNECTION”: South African Family And Friends Reunion Set To Rock Toronto’s The Old Mill Restaurant June 7 2009

Via Easy Nash This weekend(June 6th and 7th 2009) at least 420 Keshavjees and other families and friends will be gathering to schmooze and break bread at Toronto’s classy ‘The Old Mill’ Restaurant and to celebrate their first reunion in the new millenium. Previous reunions have taken place in 1995, 1992 and 1980, all also at latitude 79.23 and longitude 43.39 in the fabulous city … Continue reading “MAKING THE CONNECTION”: South African Family And Friends Reunion Set To Rock Toronto’s The Old Mill Restaurant June 7 2009

Quotes on Holy Quran by Aga Khan IV

“The Qur’an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God’s creation” Closing Address by His Highness Aga Khan IV at the “Musée-Musées” Round Table Louvre Museum, Paris, France, October 17th 2007 “……The Quran tells us that signs of Allah’s Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation – in the heavens and the earth, the night and the … Continue reading Quotes on Holy Quran by Aga Khan IV

Quotes on Holy Quran by Aga Khan IV and others

From Easy Nash at Science and Religion in Islam: The Link. “The Quran Says…….”; Quotes of Aga Khan IV and Others on the Subjects of Knowledge, Intellect, Creation, Education, Science and Religion “The Qur’an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God’s creation”(ClosingAddress by His Highness Aga Khan IV at the “Musée-Musées” Round Table Louvre Museum, Paris, France, October … Continue reading Quotes on Holy Quran by Aga Khan IV and others

Golden Jubilee Quotes of Aga Khan IV

Golden Jubilee Quotes of Aga Khan IV on the subjects of Knowledge, Intellect, Creation, Education, Science and Religion, July 11 ’07 to Dec 13 ’08 “It is because of these qualities that rock crystal seems to be such an appropriate symbol of the profound beauty and the ever-unfolding mystery of Creation itself – and the Creator. As the Holy Quran so powerfully affirms, “Allah is … Continue reading Golden Jubilee Quotes of Aga Khan IV

The Role of Consensus in the Contemporary Struggle for Islam

“Though the Amman Message should not be declared a panacea, it has already made a contribution in the struggle to define Islam, and will continue to do so…….Speaking of Jihad and the Islamic Law of War, al-Husein Madhany, the executive vice president of One Nation, told me, “The reason this document is so critical is because it addresses the kind of language and ideas used … Continue reading The Role of Consensus in the Contemporary Struggle for Islam

Easy Nash’s ‘Blogpost Four Hundred’ updated with quotes from the opening of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Download this post for print and later read. Quote of Aga Khan IV: “IT AFFIRMS OUR INTENT to share, within a western setting, the best of Islamic life and heritage. This new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, like the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum to be built in Toronto, reflects our conviction that buildings can do more than simply house people and programmes. … Continue reading Easy Nash’s ‘Blogpost Four Hundred’ updated with quotes from the opening of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Inaugural Ceremony of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat – From Easy Nash

“It affirms our intent to share, within a western setting, the best of Islamic life and heritage. This new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, like the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum to be built in Toronto, reflects our conviction that buildings can do more than simply house people and programmes. They can also reflect our deepest values, as great architecture captures esoteric thought … Continue reading Inaugural Ceremony of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat – From Easy Nash