It is utterly cruel to keep him in captivity so that he cannot leave to go anywhere!


Viva Palestina reaches its goal to Gaza in a convoy bringing aids like wheelchairs that would not be available to the needy there after the onslaught of Israel on Gaza. It is particularly of importance to note what he said about Tony Blair, a non-representative of Britain but the people are, this group after their perilous journeyare. He ends with the slogan, ‘We are all Palesatinians…’

Another very significant fact remains that BBC said not a word about this great achievement as many believe it is ZBC!


Just received this message. Anyone can attend it, I presume but please contact them just in case!


From: Palestinian General Delegation

Sub: Commemoration for the Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

The Association of the Palestinian Community UK

Commemoration for the Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

7 pm on Thursday the 9th of October 2008

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8 7NX


Very soul uplifting view

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“The Qiyāmah is true and will happen, but a full explanation of it, either in theory or in common doctrine, is not easy.”
– Paul Walker, (Abu Yaqub al-Sijistani: Intellectual Missionary, 73)

“We, the Imāms in descent from Imām Husayn, are present until today and we shall remain until the Qiyāmah and even after the Qiyāmah.”
- Imām Shāh Āgā Shāh ‘Alī Shāh

In Islamic thought, the ideas and themes relating to the “end of the world” fall under the doctrine of qiyāmah (“rising”, “resurrection”).  The Qur’an contains hundreds of references to qiyāmah under various names including:  the Day of Resurrection, 2:85; the Day of Mutual Disillusion, 64:9; the Day of Mutual Calling, 40:32; the Day of Decision, 37:21; the Day they are raised up, 7:14; the Day of Judgement, 1:4; the Day of Gathering together, 50:44; the Day they come forth [from the tombs], 70:43; the Day…

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A fascinating Symposium at IIS

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Scholars from IIS, Harvard, and Indiana host panels on Ismaili History and Philosophy at MESA 2014

MESA’s 48th annual meeting will commence in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on November 22-25, 2014. This year’s panel presentation features several IIS and Harvard intellectuals like Nadia E. Jamal, Shainool Jiwa, Paul E. Walker, Khalil Andani, Daniel Beben and others.

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What exquisite collection of gifts based on Islamic culture over

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Reporting from Toronto, Ismailimail speaks with Shoheb Gwaduri about the products in the gift shop. Ismailimail is also delighted to share a gallery of dozen images. Shoheb Gwaduri, Aga Khan Museum’s Manager of Business Development travelled across the Muslim world to bring unique products for the museum’s gift shop that were specifically designed using the museum’s collections, its architecture, jali motifs and geometry.

AKM Gift Shop - Shoheb Gwaduri, Aga Khan Museum's Manager of Business Development standing at the entrance of the Gift Shop with products from 15 different countries.

Shoheb Gwaduri, Aga Khan Museum’s Manager of Business Development standing at the entrance of the Gift Shop with products from 15 different countries. [Image: Ismailimail]

“Seventy percent of the products are proprietary and exclusively designed for the Aga Khan Museum (AKM) and only available here,” remarks Gwaduri. “I worked with designers and we took inspiration from His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s art collection to create one of a kind pieces” he said proudly showing me beautiful earrings and pins, from Jordan.

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A historical event not just for Ismailis but global culture of Muslims

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Opening ceremonies for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto will take place on 12 September 2014. Photo: Kalloon Photography

Opening ceremonies for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto will take place on 12 September 2014. Photo: TheIsmaili.org/Kalloon Photography

via TheIsmaili.org: Toronto, 5 September 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Friday, 12 September. The occasion will be marked by two separate ceremonies, followed by a reception at the Aga Khan Museum.

Full coverage of this event, including a live webcast of both opening ceremonies will be provided on TheIsmaili.org. Further details will be provided in the days ahead.

More http://www.theismaili.org/news-events/mawlana-hazar-imam-open-aga-khan-museum-and-toronto

Accelerate your Awareness – Explore, Discover and Learn more about the Aga Khan Projects in Toronto

Constellations - Ismaili Centres - Foundation Stone and Inauguration Ceremonies – Special Moments and Speeches of Mowlana Hazar Imam

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“Great architecture, like great art, captures esoteric thought in physical form.”
- Imam Shah Karīm al-Husayni Aga Khan IV

In May 2010, Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shī‘ī Ismaili Muslims and the direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad and Imam Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, presided over the foundation ceremony for the Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre and Jamatkhana, and Aga Khan Park being built in Toronto. The entire site – known as the Aga Khan Campus – is described by the Imam as follows:

“It now includes three elements: a new Ismaili Centre — the sixth such representational building in the world; a new Aga Khan Museum; and a beautiful, welcoming Park, which will link these two new buildings. Together, these three projects will symbolise the harmonious integration of the spiritual, the artistic and the natural worlds — in keeping with the…

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four aga khans

The Imam’s word on the Faith is taken as an absolute rule. Every Ismaili is expected to accept it.”
Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV

The greatest danger to every Muslim citizen – I have not the least hesitation in saying it – is alcohol.”
Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III

“Our belief is that the thing which separates man from the animals is his power of thought. Anything that impedes this process is wrong. Therefore alcohol is forbidden. I have never touched alcohol.”
– Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV

“Indeed our value systems are massively important for the future.”
- Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni

In the below speech from the 1976 Seerat Conference, the Ismaili Imam of the Time – Mawlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV – depicted the dramatic shift in moral attitudes that have taken place in the Western world over the…

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History repeats itself with Iraq still in a mess, with ISIS created jointly by Israel/US today in August 2014 the most recently viewed world in the Middle East with no solution to repeated attacks or massacre of human lives of Palestinians in their hunger for creating the confounded ‘jewish state’ of Israel by the mythical chosen people as their legend and lunacy goes! Arise American people, now is the time.

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Russia would be criticised, is that surprising? Not to me at all. Who dominates the world? USA and its allies, including UK, Germany, France etc the G7, or shall we say also NATO with its European states and new allies like Poland and what have you! These few small splinters agree to install nuclear spy stations, ask CND they will explain this more succinctly. There are so many such bases in UK alone that were used for fighter bombers in the Invasion of Iraq. United Nations was powerless when this invasion took place jointly by USA and UK by Mr Bush and Mr Blair inspite of its non resolution, was it not?

Who was responsible for the attack on Russian people living in S. Ossetia first?

I am not interested in giving a sermon about the ‘democracy’ of Mr Bush and his Vice President Dick Cheyney…

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