Life – An Exalted Destiny – Aga Khan III

Life - An Exalted Destiny - Aga Khan III Life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and grovelling thing to be shuffled through as best as we can, but a lofty and exalted destiny.

Amaana’s 20th Anniversary Gift to Our Imam-e Zamaan!

BuraqAmaana.orgNowruz 2014 Marks the 20th Anniversary of — Alhamdulillah!


As you can read in the About section, I started the Ismaili Web in November 1993 and established the domain in March 1994. Since then I have been writing about the work of Mowlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan and twenty years later, here is a collage of all the articles. What is more amazing is that while I have just created articles of the events, the Imam has lived and worked these events and this presentation is in no way the full spectrum of his activities year-round, all over the world.


This Nowruz is a special event in many ways as you can read in my article in the link above on which day multiple world and celestial events have taken place in our history. And since Amaana’s 20-year anniversary also falls this March 21, 2014, it makes me even more humbled to be able to serve God in this small way. I hope this will please Him, Ameen.

Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. — Quran 16:125


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29/07/12Free Will in Ismaili Shi’ism and Free Will in Twelver Shi’ism
Shaikh al-Islam Discoursing with an Audience Page from Divan of Mahmud Abd al-Baki, 1590–95 Ottoman
04/10/11Recollecting the Spirit of Jihad – Reza Shah-Kazemi
His Highness the Aga Khan
27/09/13Aga Khan Speeches, Interviews and Writing from Nanowisdoms – Part 2
Haft Sin Table
15/03/13Nowruz Persian New Year – Eid Mubarak!
Chancellor Graham confers the honorary degree upon His Highness the Aga Khan as Professor Andy Orchard, former Provost of Trinity College, performs the hooding
27/11/13Aga Khan Receives Doctor of Sacred Letters Degree from Trinity College University of Toronto
25/07/12Dam Hama Dam Ali Ali Qasida
Aga Khan III autographed photo
01/11/13Message to the World of Islam – Aga Khan III
Prophet Muhammad Miraj Isra
05/06/13Miraj wa Isra – Ascension and Night Journey of Prophet Muhammad
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09/12/13 Aga Khan Speech Receiving Gold Medal by Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, RAIC
Imam Hazrat Ali ibn Abu Talib
21/05/13Imam Hazrat Ali | Ismaili Web Amaana
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23/07/12 Ramadan Poems by Rumi
I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate Ana madinatul ilm wa Ali babuha
10/08/12 I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate – Ana madinatu’l-ilm wa Ali babuha
God helps him who helps his brother - Prophet Muhammad
26/07/12 Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad attributed to Imam Hazrat Ali – Reza Shah-Kazemi
His perfection procured exaltation, His beauty dispelled the darkness, All his attributes were good ones, Pray for him, and for his family. Salwaat!
21/01/13 Milad-e Nabi – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – Milad-un Nabi Maulid Mevlid
His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Entebbe
08/10/12 Speech by the Aga Khan – Inauguration Bujagali Hydropower Project
18/01/13 Aga Khan’s Speech at the Opening Session of ‘Word of God, Art of Man
Reza Shah Kazemi
22/06/13 Defining Without Confining – Reza Shah-Kazemi
If you give thanks, I will give you more. - Quran 14:7
26/08/13 Pluralism and the Quran – Reza Shah-Kazemi
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23/01/14 Muhammad, Prophet and Statesman — by Diana Steigerwald
11/03/14 Aga Khan, speaking at Brown, — Providence Journal
23/01/13 Prophet Muhammad – The Most Influential Man in History
Prophet Muhammad declaring Hazrat Ali as Mowla Lord!
03/11/12 Eid-e Ghadir – Declaration at Gadhir e Khumm, Prophet Muhammad Appoints Imam Ali as His Successor
22/05/13 Importance of Imam Ali for All Muslims – Reza Shah Kazemi
Imam Hazrat Ali
26/07/12 Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi delivers the 2010 Yawm-e Ali lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London
Prophet Muhammad being prepared for Miraj by Angel Gabriel
22/07/12 Hadith Kudsi
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23/02/13 Nasir Khusraw Collection at Ismaili Web
His Highness the Aga Khan Acceptance Speech of Tolerance Award 2006, Tutzing, Germany
30/09/12 His Highness the Aga Khan’s Acceptance Speech – Tutzing Evangelical Academy’s ‘Tolerance’ Award – Tutzing
05/09/12 Nasir Khusraw – By Alice C. Hunsberger
27/09/12 Introduction to Sufism in Islam
Islamic Calligraphy Amaana
25/02/13 Salat or Dua
Aga Khan and Prime Minister Harper
27/02/14 Aga Khan’s Decorations and Degrees – Honored in 50 Countries!
Infinite is the Grace of Allah towards you. - Quran 4:113
26/08/13 Universality of the Quranic Message – Reza Shah-Kazemi
Aga Khan Receives Honorary Doctorate Trinity College
13/12/13 Mowlana Hazar Imam’s 77th Birthday – Khushiali Mubarak! December 13, 2013
Sura Noor 24.35 Light upon Light
31/07/12 Imamate in Isma’ilism
Adam and Eve Muslim Tawarikh Painting Iran
09/02/13 An Ismaili Interpretation of the Fall of Adam
07/07/13 Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr
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05/02/14 In Memory of Rai Hoosein Khan Mohammed – Ismaili Star of Burma
Eid Mubarak
14/10/13 Eid Mubarak!
30/07/13 Layla tul Qadr – The Night of Power
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11/03/14 Aga Khan stresses importance of pluralism – Ogden Lecture at Brown University
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10/02/14 The Tolerance of the Fatimids toward “The People of the Book” (Ahl Al-Kitab)
Mowlana Hazar Imam’s GJ 2007 Aga Khan
10/07/13 Imamat Day July 11, 2013 – Mashallah! 56 Years!
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22/07/12 Imam Hazrat Ali and the Quran – Reza Shah-Kazemi
Investiture of Ali by Prophet Muhammad at Ghadir Khumm
29/09/12 The Origins of Shi’ism: A Consensus of Western Scholarship – by Jonah Winters
05/06/13 Prophet Muhammad | Ismaili Web Amaana
01/11/12 Partnership Walk Aga Khan Foundation and National Sports Tournament Pictures
26/04/11 About Ismaili Web
Layla tul Qadr The Night of Power Quran Sura 97 -
30/07/13 Layla tul Qadr – The Night of Power and Destiny
Ghadir-e Khomm Gadhir Khumm
07/07/13 Ali is the Lord of those whose Lord I am! – Man Kunto Mowla
Aga Khan delivers Convocation address AKU 2013
26/12/13 Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad - Jami Al Tawarikh
13/01/14 Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – Maulid — by Annemarie Schimmel
Prince Rahim Engaged
26/04/13 Prince Rahim Engaged to Kendra Spears
04/08/12 Quran Collection on the Ismaili Web
09/12/12 Mowlana Hazar Imam’s 76th Birthday – December 13, 2012
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19/07/13 Tajdin Abdullah Allarakhia, in Memory
Aga Khan Delivers Ogden Address Brown University -
11/03/14 Aga Khan Delivers Ogden Lecture at Brown University
Aga Khan Speech - Doha Qatar
30/11/12 Aga Khan Speeches, Interviews and Writing from Nanowisdoms – Part 1
His Highness the Aga Khan Interview
25/07/12 We can eliminate forever today’s dangerous clash of ignorance – Aga Khan
27/09/12 The Prophet of Islam and the Spirit of Tolerance – Reza Shah-Kazemi
16/03/14 Colleges Should Teach Religion to Their Students – Marshall Poe
Annemarie Schimmel
31/08/12 A Good Word is Like a Good Tree – Annemarie Schimmel
18/05/13 Sayings of Imam Hazrat Ali
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08/03/13 Truth, Reality and Religion
Abraham Amid the Flames Shiraz 1410
24/10/12 Abraham and Ishmael – Eid ul Adha – Festival of Offering
Eid Mubarak! Beit al Quran Cupola with Islamic Calligraphy
18/08/12 Ramadan Kareem and Eid ul-Fitr – Eid Mubarak!
Prophet Muhammad on his prayer rug Persian
26/07/13 Philosophical Significance of the Imam in Ismailism
14/03/13 Reincarnation or Companionship on High?
Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III
28/07/12 Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah on Spirituality
14/03/14 Partners in Pluralism – Why the Aga Khan loves Canada
21/01/13 Significance of the celebration of the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
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14/02/14 Introduction to Ismailism
21/01/13 Mohammad Prophet of Islam
Aga Khan Parliament Canada
02/03/14 His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech to the Parliament of Canada
Bismillah Calligram in Bird Shape
03/08/12 Bismillah
Imam Ali Haider
22/05/13 Love for Imam Ali in the Quran and Sunnah


The following are the articles up to Mowlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee Celebrated on July 11, 2007! It is tough to keep up with the Imam’s activities, to log them and create web pages of a few of the events I have chosen to feature on my website…and to think that he actually does so much more, by being present everywhere, doing all the hard work, the speeches, the meetings, and the traveling! He is truly a Model to be followed, Salwaat!

Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model, for him who fears Allah and the Last Day and who remembers Allah much. — Quran 33:22


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Qadi Numan’s Majalis Islamic Maps and Cartography Hazara Ismailis of Afghanistan Arrive in Canada Hazara Ismailis of Afghanistan Arrive in Canada Aga Khan meets Nelson Mandela – world reaction of war in Iraq
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Women in the Quran His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan Prince Hussain Aga Khan and Miss Kristin J. White Engagement Aga Khan’s Speech at the Opening Session of ‘Word of God, Art of Man Aga Khan’s 65th Birthday – December 13, 2001
Imam2001 His Highness the Aga Khan Interview by Robert Ivey Imam8_24 Interview of His Highness the Aga Khan – Pakistan Television ImamApr03 Imamat Day July 11, 2003 – 46th Anniversary ImamAssad President Bashar Assad receives Ismaelite Moslems Spiritual Leader, Prince Karim Agha Khan


Aga Khan’s 67th Birthday


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Aga Khan Architecture Speeches Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the 2001 Award Presentation Ceremony of the Aga Khan Award For Architecture Aleppo, Syria Hazrat Ali Collection on Ismaili Web Aga Khan Speech at Architecture Award Ceremony Alhambra, Spain Speech Columbia University
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Pluralism Key to Peace and Development – Speech by Aga Khan, Prince Claus Fund Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Hadrian Award Ceremony Panj Tan Paak – The Ahl-e Bayt – The Five Purified of Allah History of the Imams – Arabia and the Imamat His Highness the Aga Khan interview with architectural journalist Mildred F. Schmertz
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Imamat Day July 11, 2001! – 44 Years! Prince Amyn Aga Khan in Russia with U.N. Prince Amyn Visits Portugal His Highness the Aga Khan, at age 8, leading the Eid Prayers in Nairobi, Kenya 1944 Mohammed The Prophet By Prof. K. S. Ramakrishna Rao, Head of the Department of Philosophy
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Ismaili Muslim Crossword Puzzle The Legacy of Islam Islamic Architecture Speeches by Mowlana Hazar Imam Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Center Burnaby Canada Nasir-i Khusraw and his Spiritual Nisbah by Mehdi Mohaghegh
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Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre in Dubai Games for Youth and the Young at Heart at Ismaili Web U. S. Postal Service releases Eid Stamp Eid Mubarak!
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Renowned Scientists and Thinkers of Muslim Era

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The Philosophical Significance of the Imam in Isma’ilism By Sami N. Makarem Didaar Poems A Good Word is Like a Good Tree by Annemarie Schimmel 1996 Hadrian Award Recipient His Highness the Aga Khan Hafiz and the Place of Iranian Culture in the World By Sir Sultan Mahomad Shah Aga Khan III
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Aga Khan’s Address at the 25th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony of The IIS Jamila’s Youth Website His Highness the Aga Khan Interview with Paris Match December 1995 Who is the Intercessor Aga Khan’s 63rd Birthday!
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Children’s Page Jawhar as-Siqilli Nasir Khusraw and His Poetry Sayyidna Hasan Bin Sabbah Aga Khan Speech at the Ceremony to Inaugurate the Restored Humayun’s Tomb Gardens
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Ibrahim and Ismail – Eid ul Adha Aga Khan Visits Ivory Coast Ismaili Poetry 1Ismaili Poetry 2 Aga Khan Facilitates Queen’s Golden Jubilee
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Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Center London U.K. Prophet Muhammad’s Influence on the Medieval Period Mata Salamat – The Begum Aga Khan Faithful to the Man and the Place Imamat Day Mubarak! 42 Awesome Years, Mashallah! Aga Khan’s 66th Birthday
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Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
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Aga Khan III – Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah Reincarnation or Companionship on High? Article by Imam Hazrat Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah Prophet Muhammad – History’s Most Influential Man The Importance of Spiritual Literacy By M. Ali Lakhani Verses on Imamat from the Holy Quran
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Eid e Navroz – Persian New Year Speech Governor General’s Leadership Conference Ottawa Canada Ibn Hani Al-Andalusi Islam: The Next American Religion?by Michael Wolfe Milad Maulid – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
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The Story of King Harishchandra and Queen Taara Raani Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan talks to June Ducas about his art collection Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan – Ismaili Community and its Contribution to the Commonwealth Princess Zahra Speaks at the IAVE Conference in Canada
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Imamat Day July 11, 2004 – 47th Anniversary Islamic Architecture – An Appreciation – by Sakar Datoo Rasa’il-e Ikhwan us Safa – Epistles of the Brethren of Purity A Portrait of World Power – November 1997 issue of Vanity Fair Imamat Day July 11, 2001! – 44 Years!
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Samanid Revival in Tajikistan by Sakar Datoo An Islamic Reminder of the Sacred in Design – New York Times Article by Hamida Nanji – Food for Thought Speeches Collection – His Highness the Agakhan Interviews Collection- His Highness the Aga Khan
Dervish Sufi Muslim Calligraphy Amaana.orgWhat is Thirst For – by M. Ali Lakhani

Tile from Friday Mosque Isfahan displaying the hadith "I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is the Gate".

Ismaili Web Stats

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– Islam and the West – Prince of Wales

Current Events – Including info about Expressions of the Pamir

Current News and Events

– King Saladin Meets Helena and Louis Muslim Stories
Nasrudin the Mullah The Glutton!
Nasrudin the Mullah The Dinner of Smells!

– Hazrat Ali’s Judgement

Aga Khan Foundation Canada Scholarships
– Games for Children in time for summer Connect 4
– Another Favorite Tic Tac Toe Go ahead, adults can enjoy too!
– Aga Khan Foundation Receives Award Khalil Gibran Humanitarian Award 2000

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Speech World Bank Infodev Conference Princess Zahra’s Speech at Partnership Walk Mowlana Hazar Imam’s Speech at the All India Women’s Conference Present Imam Shah Karim Aga Khan IV – Who is the Aga Khan? The Significance of Didaar


Who is the Intercessor Page 3

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Phew! The Imam’s work is still not all documented that I have featured on! As a lot of posts have not been included in the above thumbnail view and since I am anxious to roll out this page before Navroz March 21, 2014, I will list these pages here and Inshallah, will do a photo collage at a later time. Thank you, Mubarak, we have a great Lord!

“Kuntu kanzan makhfiyyan fa ahbabtu an u`rafa fa khalaqtu al-khalqa fa bi `arafuni – (I was a hidden treasure and loved to be known so I created the world that I might be known.)” — Sacred Hadith Kudsi


He wanted to be known and so He sent His Grace to us, Mashallah!


“O Prophet! Truly have we sent thee as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings and a warner and as one who invites to Allah’s Grace by His leave and as a lamp spreading light.” — Quran 33:45, 46


Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, appointed Imam Hazrat Ali to continue this Grace after his passing so that this Covenant would remain with us until we meet in eternity at the Hawd, the Fount in heaven. And so the Chain of Imams has continued and our Imam-e Zamaan, Imam of the Time, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, is the 49th Imam in this succession, Mashallah! Did you know that Prophet Muhammad passed on the same day as he was born? For me, this is more reason why Allah ordained this continuation via heredity as we celebrate Imamat Day as the new Imam assumes his position as the Imam of the Time, on the same day that the previous Imam passes, and this is the Sacred Covenant!


Mowlana Hazar Imam said in his speech to the Canadian Parliament:

“…today the Ismailis are the only Shia community who, throughout history, have been led by a living, hereditary Imam in direct descent from the Prophet.”


Imamat Day Pages


“They rejoice on account of favor from Allah and (His) grace, and that Allah will not waste the reward of the believers.” — Quran 3.171


Birthdays of the Ahl-e-Bayt (the Prophet’s family) and the Imams and certain important dates of the year were celebrated. Imam took part in the celebrations of the festivals. Local festivals of secular origin, like the “Flooding of the Nile” and “Navroz” (beginning of spring) were also encouraged by the Imam. Imam al-Muiz would hold huge receptions at his palace; processions were taken through the town and the whole town was illuminated”. – History of the Imams

“And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life” — Holy Quran 19:15


Mowlana Hazar Imam’s Birthday Pages


Navroz Pages

Navroz Page from 2013

Nawruz Festival
Navroz Page from 2011
Navroz Page from 2008
Navroz Page from 1998


Eid Celebrations


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Prophet Muhammad’s Collection

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The Legacy of Islam
Muslim Personalities
Shia Ismaili Muslim Heroes

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Ismaili Poetry Page 1
Ismaili Poetry Page 2

Poetry in the honor of Imam-e-Zamaan The Present Living Imam
Life and Lectures of Al Muayyad fid-din al Shirazi
Qadi Numan’s Majalis
Al Muayyad Ismaili Dai

Muslim Holidays and Celebrations


Articles on Ismaili Web

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Collection of Interviews of His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ismaili Web


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We can eliminate forever today’s dangerous clash of ignorance – Aga Khan


And now it is your turn! Please leave your comments about His Highness the Aga Khan’s achievements, how he has impacted your life or the life of someone you know. Many thanks! Navroz Mubarak! Nowruz Greetings!

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  • Gafoor says:

    Excellent work. This is real treasure for Ismailis and also for non Ismailis. I can see the hard work gone in making this wonderful website. May Allah shower his best blessings on you and give you the strength to carry on this noble work. Ameen

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Quran, 13:28

ألا بِذِكْرِ اللهِ تَطمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

“Verily! In the remembrance of Allah do hearts find contentment.” - Quran, 13:28

Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad:

‘Ali is ‘as my own soul’ (ka-nafsi).

He said to ‘Ali, ‘You are from me and I am from you (anta minni wa ana minka).’

‘Truly, ‘Ali is from me and I am from him (inna ‘Ali minni wa ana minhu), and he is the wali (patron/spiritual master) of every believer after me.’

Hazrat Ali

12. When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness.

13. He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.

Imam Ali Sayings

Imam Jaffer Sadiq

لاَ يَكُونُ شَيْءٌ فِي اْلاَرْضِ وَلا فِي السَّمَاءِ إِلاَّ بِهذِهِ الْخِصَالِ السَّبْعِ: بِمَشيئَةٍ وَ إِرادَةٍ وَقَدَرٍ وَقَضَاءٍ وَ إِذْنٍ وَكِتابٍ وَأَجَلٍ. فَمَنْ زَعَمَ أَنَّهُ يَقْدِرُ عَلى نَقْضٍ وَاحِدَةٍ، فَقَدْ كَفَرَ.

“Nothing occurs in this earth and in the heaven except with the following seven stages: Will, intention, destiny, decree, permission, book and implementation. Then whoever thinks that he can reduce any of these stages, then indeed he has disbelieved.”

- Imam Jaffer Sadiq, Usul al Kafi, vol. 1, p. 149

Rumi on Ramadan

The month of fasting has come, the emperor’s banner has arrived; withhold your hand from food, the spirit’s table has arrived. The soul has escaped from separation and bound nature’s hands; the heart of error is defeated, the army of faith has arrived. Fasting is our sacrifice, it is the life of our soul; let us sacrifice all our body, since the soul has arrived as guest. Fortitude is as a sweet cloud, wisdom rains from it, because it was in such a month of fortitude that the Koran arrived. …Wash your hands and your mouth, neither eat nor speak; seek that speech and that morsel which has come to the silent ones.


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Aga Khan jokes

Aga Khan Speech Brown University May 1996:

"Looking around this colorful gathering, I recall helping in the choice of the Aga Khan University's regalia. Our research into Islamic traditions of academic dress revealed that an academic's rank determined the height of his hat. The higher the rank, the taller the hat. The senior most professors therefore appeared taller than their students even when sitting down. I have just learnt that my friend Neil Rudenstein, the President of Harvard has given instructions that all Harvard hats are to be heightened by at least a foot. This has caused havoc in the Ivy League which is now debating resolution MAHH96, standing for Maximum Allowable Hat Height. My academic standing and that of President Gregorian, should be evident from the hats that we are presently wearing!"

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