A Reflection on the Land Grant Ceremony of the New World Class Aga Khan University Hospital to be Built in Uganda | Simerg

A Reflection on the New World Class Aga Khan University Hospital to be Built in Uganda | Simerg

Partnership for Change By Shariffa Keshavjee, captures the sentiments of this historical day … … Salute to the President and Imam for Their vision, their respect For national progress Global standards of excellence To be in the frontier of scientific and humanistic knowledge The best in the world Propelling expanding ever outward An emblematic crown over Uganda Read the entire poem at the source: Simerg Continue reading A Reflection on the New World Class Aga Khan University Hospital to be Built in Uganda | Simerg

A Spiritual Father’s Love for His Community: The 79th Salgirah (Birthday) of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan | Simerg

A Spiritual Father’s Love for His Community: The 79th Salgirah (Birthday) of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan | Simerg

Spread in various countries around the world, the Shia Imami Ismailis have their own innumerable ways for celebrating important religious occasions according to their various cultural, social and religious traditions and backgrounds. One very important occasion in the annual calendar of the Ismailis is the Salgirah, or the birthday of their spiritual leader (Imam). His Highness the Aga Khan is their present Imam, and Ismailis … Continue reading A Spiritual Father’s Love for His Community: The 79th Salgirah (Birthday) of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan | Simerg

Ginan Naklanki Geeta, the Hadron Collider & Modern Scientific Knowledge | Simerg

Ginan Naklanki Geeta, the Hadron Collider & Modern Scientific Knowledge | Simerg

In this in-depth study of Syad Imam Shah’s ancient ginan, Naklanki Geeta (generally referred to as granth because of its voluminous size), Shiraz Pradhan explores its much advanced scientific ideas compared to the contemporary knowledge of the era. Pradhan seeks to explain how the composition’s numerous verses might relate to cutting-edge scientific developments taking place today. Pradhan further explores the concept of Nur (Light), and … Continue reading Ginan Naklanki Geeta, the Hadron Collider & Modern Scientific Knowledge | Simerg

Audience applauds as His Highness the Aga Khan is welcomed to Harvard by Professor Ali Asani. Photo: The Ismaili/Farhez Rayani

Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture | Simerg

Thematic excerpts from speeches made by His Highness the Aga Khan are highly popular with our readers, and Simerg is pleased to present this feature once again for the recent Jodi lecture that was presented by the 49th Ismaili Imam at Harvard University on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture: “The Cosmopolitan Ethic” and the Timeless … Continue reading Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture | Simerg

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Glimpses of His Highness the Aga Khan from Harvard, as he prepares to speak at the University today on November 12th, 2015 | Simerg

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The late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan with Secretary-General U Thant at his home on 23 June 1971. (Image credit: Teddy Chan, United Nations via Simerg)

Reflection: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s plight for the refugees resonates on Huxley’s expression “Man’s Inhumanity to Man”

Further to Simerg’s earlier post, Building on the Legacy of Prince Sadruddin, Simerg produces in this new post excerpts from a selection of statements, interviews and speeches that the late Prince Sadrudding Aga Khan made when he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “We can only hope that gatherings such as this will bring the time nearer when Man will no longer have … Continue reading Reflection: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s plight for the refugees resonates on Huxley’s expression “Man’s Inhumanity to Man”

Justin Trudeau greets His Highness the Aga Khan as he arrives in Ottawa, Canada, to celebrate his Golden Jubilee in 2008. Looking on are Senator Mubina Jaffer, left, and MP Yasmin Ratansi. Mr. Trudeau was then an MP for his Papineau riding in the Quebec. (Image credit: The Ismaili)

For Ugandan Ismaili refugees, Justin Trudeau, the new PM of Canada reminds them of the glory days when his father and the Aga Khan facilitated their settlement in Canada

This is the first time in Canadian history that a child of a former Prime Minister has followed in the footsteps of his father, and taken the top job in the country. The Liberals got a majority of 180 seats, but more, their victory signals a 180 degree turn from the divisive politics of the Conservative government. To me, today’s grand event of Justin Trudeau … Continue reading For Ugandan Ismaili refugees, Justin Trudeau, the new PM of Canada reminds them of the glory days when his father and the Aga Khan facilitated their settlement in Canada

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933 – 2003). (Photo: Unesco Courier via Simerg)

Building on the Legacy of Prince Sadruddin

“Prince Sadruddin was a statesman in the truest sense of the word. By focusing on the protection of refugees, he represented the moral and compassionate side of the international community.” – Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, Geneva, 24 June 2003 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, uncle of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, led the UN refugee agency during 12 years in the 1960s … Continue reading Building on the Legacy of Prince Sadruddin

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Reflection: 138th Birth Anniversary of the 48th Ismaili Imam – His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III

As November 2 marks the 138th birth anniversary of our beloved 48th Ismaili Imam – His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III, we take a moment to reflect on the Concept of Imamat drawing on the words of our Imam when he ascended to the throne of Imamat at a tender age of 7 (1885-08-17). The same spirit is also articulated in … Continue reading Reflection: 138th Birth Anniversary of the 48th Ismaili Imam – His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III

His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th Ismaili Imam, is seen addressing his followers in Ishkashim, Badakhshan, during his first historic visit to the region in 1995. (Image via Simerg.com)

Simerg | Images of autumn in Canada’s Capital Region invokes memories of profound reflections on nature by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan during his first visit to the Central Asian Jamat in 1995

October 25, 2015 BY MALIK MERCHANT (Publisher-Editor Simerg and Simergphotos) “The Qur’an refers very often to nature as a reflection of Allah’s power of creation, and it says, look at the mountains, the rivers, the trees, the flowers, as evidence of Allah’s love for the people whom He has created. Today, I look at the environment and I say to you, I believe Allah is … Continue reading Simerg | Images of autumn in Canada’s Capital Region invokes memories of profound reflections on nature by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan during his first visit to the Central Asian Jamat in 1995

“Victorious Trudeau”, His Highness the Aga Khan and Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi. (Image credit: Jean-Marc Carisse via Simerg)

Exclusive Photos by Jean-Marc Carisse: “Victorious Trudeau”, His Highness the Aga Khan and Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi | Simerg

“Victorious Trudeau” is the caption of this large, beautiful and poignantly touching photograph on the front window of Jean-Marc Carisse’s Studio Café located on Elgin Street in Ottawa. It’s a remarkable record of history in the making, as it was taken by Mr. Carisse in Montreal just as Mr. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won the 2015 Federal Elections in Canada held on Monday, October 19th. … Continue reading Exclusive Photos by Jean-Marc Carisse: “Victorious Trudeau”, His Highness the Aga Khan and Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi | Simerg

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV visiting the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1959. (image credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory via Simerg)

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory 56 Years Ago | Simerg

“Friendly, smiling and interested in everything he saw, the Aga Khan impressed his scientific hosts on every phase of the medical research. He manifested particular interest in the Laboratory’s work in tissue culture and its potential for cancer research, in the genetic effects of both radiation and inbreeding in mouse colonies, the use of radioactive isotopes in diagnostic medicine, and the possibilities of using whole … Continue reading His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory 56 Years Ago | Simerg

Ginan Central: A Portal to the Ismaili Community’s Ginanic Literature

Ginan Central: A Portal to the Ismaili Community’s Ginanic Literature | Simerg

Karim Tharani of the University of Saskachewan provides an overview of Ginan Central web portal that has been created with the goal of preserving and providing access to Ismaili ginanic literature in order to promote research and education. The portal is made up of a number of projects including a Ginan Index and Search Tool, Ginan Recitations as well sections on Khojki learning and a … Continue reading Ginan Central: A Portal to the Ismaili Community’s Ginanic Literature | Simerg

Zul Khoja, the principal of the Aga Khan School in Dhaka from 1992-1994 is seen showing a curricular activity implemented to introduce creative and critical thinking among the students. (Image via Simerg)

In Memoriam: Alijah Zulfikarali Khoja | Simerg

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of an outstanding educator and leader of the Ismaili Muslim community, (Alijah) Zulfikarali M.A. Velji Khoja, in Ottawa, Canada, on Friday, September 4th, 2015. – Abdulmalik Merchant, Publisher-Editor, Simerg.com Simerg invites obituaries/in memoriam pieces honouring your family members who have passed away. Please see submission guidelines and examples by clicking Obituaries and Tributes. Read more … Continue reading In Memoriam: Alijah Zulfikarali Khoja | Simerg

UCSF Video: 2011 UCSF Medal Recipient: His Highness the Aga Khan

A UCSF Video Introduction to His Highness the Aga Khan: “He Does Good Work and Moves Quickly” | Simerg

Watch at Simerg … “[the] Aga Khan and his network have done such remarkable development work across the world …” — Sam Hawgood, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)   Discover, Explore and Learn more via Simerg | A UCSF Video Introduction to His Highness the Aga Khan: “He Does Good Work and Moves Quickly” Continue reading A UCSF Video Introduction to His Highness the Aga Khan: “He Does Good Work and Moves Quickly” | Simerg