By: Mumtaz Ali Tajddin S. Ali
Golden & Diamond Jubilees of Mawlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV
GOLDEN JUBILEE OF MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM
The 11th July, 2007 marked an inauguration of the Golden Jubilee of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 49th Hazar Imam. It was a glorious historical era when the Ismailis scattered all over the world, not confined to East Africa and British India. The splendor, magnificence and the fidelity with which the Ismaili world celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their beloved 49th Hazar Imam was unparalleled.
DIAMOND JUBILEE OF MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM
Millions and millions of greetings to you my brothers and sister-in-faith on the most auspicious and historic occasion of the Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee we are celebrating the sixty years of glorious Imamate since 11th July, 2017.
When we reflect on the scale and breadth of achievements the characterize Hazar Imam’s six decades as Imam, the realization strikes home that we are privileged to witness and live through a remarkable period of the jamat’s history. Even a cursory review of the historical, political and social transformations in the world since 1957, suffices to underline the complexity, diversity and depth of challenges that the global jamat has had to face, and the impact of the Hazar Imam’s inspiration, leadership and guidance in shaping our positive response to these. Even after sixty arduous years, Hazar Imam continues to work tirelessly and selflessly to secure the global jamat’s progress, security and future.
Since he took office, our Imam has blazed a progressive, visionary path that has become the exemplar of what the spirit of Islam offers in realization. Building further on the vision of his grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam created an edifice of development that stands unparalleled.
Karachi: October, 2017