Photograph of His Highness the Aga Khan, verses from the Koran and rap: Celebration of "Imam Day" in Moscow
(Last modified on 11.07.2019)
Moscow Ismail celebrates Imam Day with dignity
Monday, July 14 - Sputnik, Nilufar Nekqadam. On July 13, a concert was held at the Concert Hall "Vdohnoveni" on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the Imam's appointment to the throne.
The event consisted of two parts: an exhibition and a cultural program.
Highlights of His Highness the Aga Khan IV and his Nur program
At the entrance, pleased young men were greeted by a welcoming youth, who accompanied the audience to the entrance of the hall to show the seats for each audience.
On the one hand, in the exhibition, on the table in glass, are photographs of young and current Grandfather Aga Khan IV, and on them are photographs of Ismaili centers, located in different cities, and a beautiful red carpet with visitor centers. would give.
Photo: AKHP IV exhibition in Moscow
The number of Ismailis in Tajikistan is estimated at more than 200,000. The country has built two Ismaili centers, one in the capital, Dushanbe, and the other in Khorog.
Photo: Moscow Ismaili Community Celebrates Imam Day
On the other hand, a representative from the education department of the public organization "Nur" informed the public about the educational programs of the facility.
According to the content of the section, the center has special education programs for children from the age of eight months to grade 11.
"We cooperate with various Moscow-based training centers, including the Lomonosov Training Center, and hold an annual Olympiad among school students judged by the experts of the center," said the rapper.
According to Nur representatives, a special child development program is being launched every Saturday and Sunday at the center.
The second part of the program, consisting of a concert, was held in the big hall "Vdohnoveni".
The scene is adorned with the symbols of the Pamir House, reflecting the ancient culture of the people of Badakhshan. There were two pillars on one side of the staircase as the entrance to the house, and on one of the columns there was a rubab.
Go above: Tajiks in Moscow have built a "Pamir House"
Photo: Moscow Culture Program to mark Imam's Day
From ancient times, every garden house had musical instruments such as dutar, fireplace and tanner, but more and more rubbish hung in every house, indicating a high perception of the music of the people of Badakhshan.
The Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception in Maputo, Mozambique, last month, to celebrate Imamat Day with guests and members of the Jamat, and to raise awareness of AKDN’s work in the region.
The event, held in the gardens of the Polana Serena hotel, was attended by the Official Representative of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Vice-Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Engineer Victor Tauacale.
Also in attendance were government dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of international organisations, members of religious groups, and leaders of business, academia, and civil society. The event was also honoured by the presence of Her Excellency the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of the Portuguese Republic, Dr Teresa Ribeiro.
Mr Tauacale took the opportunity to acknowledge the role played by AKDN in Mozambique, saying that “The Aga Khan [Development] Network has been an important partner for the development of Mozambique and we would like to reiterate our appreciation of intervention, whose contribution complements our Government's efforts in its primary objective of promoting the improvement of well-being and of the living conditions of our populations,” highlighting also “the actions developed in the education sector by the Aga Khan Foundation at the Agrarian Institute of Bilibiza in Cabo Delgado, the Aga Khan Academy in Matola, among others, which have contributed to the frank development of the country.”
He also took the opportunity to thank the support and solidarity provided by AKDN and Jamati institutions during and after the tragic passage of the tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
The AKDN Diplomatic Representative in the Republic of Mozambique, Mr Nazim Ahmad, also addressed guests, taking the opportunity to explain the work of the Ismaili Imamat and Aga Khan Development Network, stating that “AKDN Mozambique employs 1,243 people, of which 98% are Mozambican and 62% are female, and has invested since 2001 approximately 300 million US Dollars.”
Mr Ahmad also shared the progress achieved through the AKDN’s programmatic work in Mozambique. AKDN agencies have been present in Mozambique for many years, working towards achieving the considerable potential for progress and socio-economic development in the country, specifically in the areas of tourism, agriculture, education, health, civil society, and infrastructure.
The Aga Khan Foundation has been present in Mozambique since 2001, benefitting over 800,000 Mozambicans in the areas of agriculture and food security, health and nutrition, early childhood development, financial inclusion, education, and civil society.
The Moztex textile factory, under the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, has been operating since September 2008 at a free zone industrial park. Its operations started with a training school, and nearly 2,000 people have been trained since 2008. Today, Moztex employs 752 employees. In 2018, its production was approximately 2.4 million pieces of exported garments.
In addition, the Aga Khan Academy in the Province of Maputo has been operating in its fifth academic year since 2013 with the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The Academy includes a residential student programme and is currently comprised of 147 students. Linked to its academic programme, the guiding principles of the Aga Khan Academies involve five crucial strands: Ethics, Pluralism, Economy for Development, Cultures, and Governance and Civil Society. The Academy, which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, will have capacity for 300 residential and 450 daytime students.
#Salgirah2019 Special: Meet Zoya, JollyGul.com First Animated 3D Character!
JollyGul.com is continuing to develop 3D animation capabilities to enhance their ability to present content in a compelling way to the Jamat. They recently produced a ginan video “U(n)chaare Kott” (click here to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PibV3mRnqs&feature=emb_logo) where the environment and scenes were created using 3D animation software.
Today, they are taking another step – they are presenting to you “Zoya” their first animated 3D character.
Check out the 1-minute video as Zoya introduces herself and wishes Salgirah Mubarak to the global Jamat on behalf of the JollyGul Team.
Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
December 13, 2019
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:
“Today, we join Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 83rd birthday of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.
“His Highness has worked for more than six decades to reduce poverty, improve healthcare and education, and defend the rights of the most vulnerable, especially women and children. An advocate for people of all backgrounds and faiths, he inspires others to follow his path of compassion, generosity, and service.
“The Aga Khan champions respect for diversity and human rights – values that are shared by Canadians. In recognition of his contributions, he was named an honourary Canadian citizen. His Highness also chose Canada as the home of the Aga Khan Museum and the Global Centre for Pluralism. Canada, and the world, are stronger because of his work to build a more peaceful, inclusive future.
“Today, Sophie and I thank the Aga Khan for his international leadership, and wish him continued health and happiness on this special day.”
Jamat in Pakistan Celebrated Mawlana Hazar Imam's 83rd Birthday
Speaking on the occasion of his birthday on the 16th of December in 2016, Mawlana Hazar Imam expressed, “My wish for the decades ahead is that you stand firmly by the principles and ethics of our faith. Wherever you are, whatever age you are, whatever you do in your lives, it is essentially important to me that the principles of our faith should be respected every day of your lives.” Following the guidance of Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Jamat in Pakistan celebrated the birthday highlighting the importance of living by the ethics and principles of the Ismaili faith.
In the region of Gilgit, the Jamat gathered the amount allocated for celebrations and duly donated the funds to the Central Fund-Raising Committee (CFRC) to invest in a better future for the Jamat in Pakistan. While in the region of Hunza, despite snowfall and zero-degree temperature, the flag-hoisting ceremony was held after morning prayers followed by band rallies. The Jamat also prepared birthday cards with best wishes for Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In the Central region, a mehndi programme was held which was attended by a large number of female members of the community. The Southern region, the Jamat, particularly senior citizens, were encouraged and performed on cultural songs. Depicting the diversity and unity in the Jamat, children in the Gupis-Yasin region participated in theatre plays on the special occasion while in the Ishkoman Puniyal region, cleanliness drives were organised by the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides to highlight the civic responsibility of the Jamat. In the region of Chitral, cake cutting ceremonies, march-past and band performances were held in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday, which were also performed throughout the country.
Foremost among the principles of the Shia Ismaili Tariqah of Islam is the recognition of the Imam of the Time. Imamat Day is an occasion to reaffirm this principle, express gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam, and to reaffirm our spiritual allegiance to the Imam and our commitment to the ethics of the faith.
Sixty-three years ago, on 11 July 1957, Mawlana Hazar Imam succeeded his grandfather, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, as the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
In keeping with the 1,400-year old tradition of Muslim leadership, covering all interpretations of Islam, Mawlana Hazar Imam has guided his murids in matters of faith and worked tirelessly to improve the quality and security of their lives. This latter concern extends not only to the Ismailis but all those who share their lives – locally, nationally and internationally.
Mawlana Hazar Imam's vision, as well as the Imamat's institutional capacity to catalyse human development, have been widely recognised by governments, international organisations and civil society institutions. Today, the Ismaili Imamat's privileged relationships with many of these, enhance its capacity to contribute to human development on a global scale.
It is through the leadership and guidance of the Imam-of-the-Time that the Jamat has been able to respond effectively to various challenges, and emerge as a resilient community. Today, our Jamat and its institutions, under Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visionary leadership, are making significant contributions to the societies where we live.
Imamat Day is an occasion to reaffirm our allegiance and gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam for his benevolence and guidance, and to renew our commitment to the ethics of the faith. On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam's accession to the Ismaili Imamat, The Ismaili extends warmest Imamat Day wishes to all Ismaili Muslims around the world.
Statement by the Prime Minister on Imamat Day
July 11, 2020
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day:
“Today, Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Imamat Day. This day marks the 63rd anniversary of the accession in 1957 of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as the 49th hereditary Imam – spiritual leader – of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
“The Aga Khan has devoted himself to improving the lives of all people, regardless of their origin, background, or faith. His tireless work, through the Aga Khan Development Network, has advanced humanitarian causes, promoted health and education, especially for women and girls, in some of the poorest regions of the world, and encouraged us all to be more active and engaged in our communities.
“The values that His Highness promotes – pluralism, compassion, and respect for diversity and human rights – are those that we Canadians hold dear. We are proud to have bestowed honorary Canadian citizenship on the Aga Khan, and are honoured to be the home of both the Aga Khan Museum and the Global Centre for Pluralism. The Centre’s work continues during COVID-19, as it plays a leadership role to advance diversity and pluralism at a time when the health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic are compounding existing inequalities in our society.
“Ismaili communities in Canada are working to support our response to COVID-19, with volunteers providing thousands of cloth masks to essential workers, over 10 tonnes of non-perishable food items for food banks, and vital blood donations in support of National Blood Donor Week. These are perfect examples of Ismaili Canadians’ long-standing commitment to volunteerism, and the core values of peace, compassion, and care for the vulnerable. And today, even as the celebrations will look different due to COVID-19, we still take the time to acknowledge this work and the other important contributions that the Aga Khan and Ismaili Canadians have made to the richness and diversity of our country.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and thank him for his important work in Canada and around the world.
Message from the President of the National Council for Portugal on the occasion of the celebration of the 63rd anniversary of Imamat of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam.
My dear sisters and brothers,
On my own behalf and on behalf of the Institutions in Portugal, Spain and Angola, I wish my warmest and most fraternal Mubarak on this auspicious occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Imamat of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Mubarak to everyone!
This year has been a year of great challenges for all of us. The current global situation has contributed to great changes in our lives. We had to adapt to a new context, we had to maintain the physical distance from our loved ones and we had to temporarily close the Jamatkhanas. But with the guidance of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam, who even today blessed us with the Talika Mubarak, all our difficulties and challenges become less difficult, for which we give our Shukarana.
Also, recently, we have been blessed with the reopening of most of the Jamatkhanas in our Jurisdiction. This event allows us to pray again in congregation, and to hope that this situation will be quickly overcome. But we must not forget that it is also up to each of us to do our part. Therefore, I take this opportunity to remind you that it is very important that we behave responsibly and continue to follow strictly the indications of the health authorities. Now, more than ever, we must look after not only our own health but also the health of all those close to us.
This year we can celebrate Imamat Day through The Ismaili TV, so I invite all Jamat to participate in the global Jamat celebrations which will take place on the.ismaili/tv throughout this weekend. This program prepared especially for all of us includes music, stories, reflections and memories of special moments that Jamat has already had the opportunity to experience. This is a way for us to stay together and celebrate this moment as One Jamat.
In this special occasion, we also share with the Jamat of the whole Portuguese Jurisdiction that, as we already have for the Jamats of Portugal and Angola, today we officially launch a Newsletter with contents specially prepared for the Jamat of Spain. We hope you enjoy it!
Finally, I would like to thank all the volunteers who directly or indirectly contribute to the well-being of the Jamat in various areas. Your service is fundamental and I pray that you will be rewarded multiple times for your exceptional work. I appeal again to Jamat to always follow the directions of our volunteers at Jamatkhanas.
On this Imamat Day, I pray that we will be blessed with the continued grace and love of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam and that he will help us to face this challenging moment in the best possible way. I also pray that all our brothers and sisters of the global Jamat are blessed with much peace and health.
Imamat Day Mubarak to all Jamat,
President National Council for Portugal
JollyGul.com has launched a new service "Khushiali-365" with the inaugural presentation of Imamat Day 2020 Edition.
What is Khushiali-365 service? On every Khushiali, there are a number of devotional song videos produced by our talented artists, hard-working institutions as well as enthusiastic Jamati members. The videos get published in different places and by the very nature of the Internet are scattered all over the place.
What Khushiali-365 service does is create an organized place where the videos can be easily located by different celebrations. The videos will play on the respective publishers' YouTube channels. Khushiali-365 will only make it easier for the viewers to locate the videos by celebration, for example "Imamat Day 2020".
The goal of the service is threefold. One, to make it easy for the Jamat to discover, enjoy and recollect past happy occassions any time of the year. Secondly, this would hopefully serve as a reference source for artists and producers to check and do some quick research to see what has been produced in the past when they embark on new Khushiali video projects. And third, we hope to motivate content producers who are just starting out and concerned that their work does not get the exposure it deserves - we are here to highlight your efforts. So for our next Khushiali, Salgirah 2020, let us all start getting into high gear!
The Khushiali-365 service relates mainly to video content published on YouTube where there is open access without any registration or membership. JollyGul.com will also pen an editorial on every Khushiali Celebration. The specific edition for every Khushiali will be published one month after the celebration has passed. And if we have missed any content, artists and publishers can contact us through our website to ensure its inclusion and help make our presentation as complete as possible.
JollyGul.com Khushiali-365 Service Inaugural Imamat Day 2020 Edition can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
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