Sage Advice from the Late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Sage Advice from the Late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

“I would like to see every Ismaili and particularly every young Ismaili become an Ambassador, a real Ambassador of the community. And I mean *active* ambassadors, Ambassadors who really work hard. I want you to be active ambassadors. I want you to explain to your Canadian friends, to your neighbors, to the people that you…

Aga Khan Park, Toronto – The unifying Park of the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto (Image courtesy of Imara Wynford Drive)

Read at Simerg | The Aga Khan Park: Tranquil, Contemplative Space, and a Place to be Enjoyed by All to be Inaugurated on Monday, May 25, 2015

“… our faith constantly reminds us to observe and be thankful for the beauty of the world and the universe around us, and our responsibility and obligation, as good stewards of God’s creation, to leave the world in a better condition than we found it. The garden is, in this context, a particularly important space…

Syria: Refugees 2013 figures. (image via What I Learned Today)

Lest we Forget | Simerg Readers’ Reflections and Prayers for Grief-Stricken Syria

Simerg shares a selection of comments received from readers in response to Simerg’s recent posts concerning Syria, namely: Prayers for Syria – An Aid in Righteous Resistance Against Enemies and A Message to Our Beloved Ismaili Brothers and Sisters in Syria: Our Hearts and Prayers are With You, You are Never Alone! Ya Ali Madad: Friend, brother… I have so much pain in…

Simerg - Leaders and Communities Extend Condolences to His Highness the Aga Khan and His Ismaili Followers as Mass Funeral is Held in Karachi for Terror Victims

Read at Simerg | Leaders and Communities Extend Condolences to His Highness the Aga Khan and His Ismaili Followers as Mass Funeral is Held in Karachi for Terror Victims

A genuine outpouring of sympathy has been extended to His Highness the Aga Khan and his followers after the gun attack on a bus in Karachi on May 13, 2015 in which 43 Ismailis were killed at point black range. Two more people died later in a hospital from injuries they suffered. An Associated Press…

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@ Simerg | Righteous Show of Resistance Can Be Aided By Prayers

Over the centuries, wars against enemies who are definitely at fault, has not been won by prayers alone. But there are examples which illustrate that a righteous show of resistance against any intruding enemy can be aided by prayers … Prayers for Syria – An Aid in Righteous Resistance Against Enemies Be the First to…

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Simerg | In Memoriam: Mohammed Ibrahim Ali

The following In Memoriam for Mohammed Ibrahim Ali, who died a year ago on March 15, 2014, has been submitted by his youngest son, Enoo, the well known Ismaili composer and musician from Orlando, Florida. Simerg invites obituaries/in memoriam pieces honouring your family members who have passed away.   Please see submission guidelines and examples…

Mary Mwaniki receiving her nursing degree from His Highness the Aga Khan, as AKU President Firoz Rasul looks on. (image via Simerg)

Simerg | Voices of Graduates: The Magnificent Aga Khan University Convocations in Nairobi, Kampala and Dar-es-Salaam

Convocations are commencements Reflecting the past Looking at the future … – By Shariffa Keshavjee (Special to Simerg) Discover, Explore & Read more at Simerg | “We Appreciate” – Poem and Voices from the Aga Khan University East Africa Convocations: Graduates and Families Speak About Hopes and Express Gratitude to University’s Founder, His Highness the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam at a luncheon hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell that was attended by community, education and business leaders in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee visit to British Columbia in 2008. (Photo via Simerg - The Ismaili/Gary Otte)

Simerg Profiles His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada’s Representative to the Ismaili Imamat

Mawlana Hazar Imam received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada’s Representative to the Ismaili Imamat, at Aiglemont, France, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Recently appointed to this role by the Government of Canada, Gordon Campbell has also been serving as Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since September 2011. Discover, Explore & Read more at Simerg Profiles His…

The Well of Zamzam is a well located within the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 20 m (66 ft) east of the Kaaba, the holiest place in Islam. According to Islamic belief, it is a miraculously-generated source of water from God, which began thousands of years ago when Prophet Abraham’s infant son Ismail was thirsty and kept crying for water. (Photo and caption credit: Wikipedia via Simerg.com)

Aab-i Shifaa, Water that Heals

The reference by the Persian Ismaili Missionary, Fida’i  Khurasani, of the distribution of healing water by Imam Islamshah (a.s.), the 30th Ismaili Imam, is significant, as the practice of drinking water blessed by the Imam is frequently attested in Ismaili Ginans and continues to form part of the Ismaili tradition to this day.

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2014 Simerg Collection: Passings, Achievements and Historical Reminiscences

Memoriam: To the Memory of Roshan Thomas and Zeenab Kassam Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer Ameer Kassam Janmohamed (1931-2014) A True Account of How Three Ismaili “Shaheeds” Lost Their Lives in a Tragic Accident in 1925 Near Kilosa, Tanganyika Remembering Rai Hussein Khanmohammed of Burma Historical Reminiscences Conversations on Three Continents Rediscovering a…

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Simerg: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s) changed world history in 23 years and continues to shape and inspire the lives of more than 1.4 billion Muslims around the world. Simerg is pleased to make available for its readers around the world a link to the film, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, that was originally aired on PBS to a world-wide audience exceeding…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (1 of 3): Salim inspires 5th Grade Student discussing Mawlana Hazar Imam, FIFA World Cup Soccer & Music

Before leaving for India at the conclusion of the Salim-Sulaiman Live North American tour, Salim and Sulaiman shared a series of heart to heart conversations in three different settings. Ismailimail is excited to present the first in a series of three interviews, beginning with an interview conducted by Qayl Maherali – an 11 year old…

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Simerg | Ahl al-Bayt: The People of the House of the Prophet – Mawlana Murtaza Ali to Mawlana Shah Karim al Hussaini Hazar Imam

  The excerpts shown below from the Holy Qur’an, the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and speeches of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, are quite clear about who the term Ahl al-Bayt refers to. However, Farhad Husseinali Patni gives further light on the subject by providing examples and references from early Islamic…

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Simerg | Photo Essay: Autumn Foliage at Gatineau Park & Canada’s Two Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson

Two Great Canadian Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson, Feature in Simerg’s Peep into Gatineau Park’s Autumn Foliage Ottawa, a city of a million people has a magnificent nature parks in its vicinity with some of the most spectacular foliage that autumn (fall) has to offer. A 15 minute drive from downtown Ottawa brings you…