He had guided & enlightened our paths for so long

His Highness the Aga Khan at the Takht Nashini held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 19 October 1957 Poem: Ghadir Khumm: The Day of Perfection - From 1 to 7 Rejoice. Arise! It’s time to open your eyes! The Sun has risen outside, can you feel it inside!? Click to read more.

Ghadir Khumm: The Day of Perfection

By Nadim Pabani

We’d performed the Hajj seeking transformation
Our souls had been deeply immersed in contemplation. (8)

But on return from the House, a Message was received.
Inspired in the one that our hearts all believed. (9)

He had guided & enlightened our paths for so long
With love & with kindness, how could we ever go wrong? (10)

Now something had descended from the Lord of Creation.
All stopped & was still with anticipation. (11)

On the crowd fell a silence a desire to hear
The words of the Messenger received from the “Near” 2 (12)

The Beloved of Allah ascended the mountain
Of saddles & palms, way too many to count them! (13)

He raised his voice so that all of us could hear
Yet with whispered beauty, He said: “My time is near” (14)


2 Reference to Quranic verse (2:186) in which Allah tells believers to remember that when we call upon Him, He is indeed Near.



He was smiling so wide - Poem: The Day of Perfection He was smiling so wide - 15 to 21: No! It cannot be! My Father & Friend! How can it be that this is the End!? Click here to read more

This poem has been composed with 49 verses as an expression of love, praise, and devotion, in honour of the present living Imam, Mawlana Shah Karim al-Husayni, of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims who is the 49th Imam and direct lineal descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.)


About Nadim Pabani.

Photo: AKDN: 60 years of commitment to improving Quality of Life for all. His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and Afghanistan’s Vice-President Hedayat Amin Arsala waves to supporters following the inauguration of the first of a series of bridges across the Pyanj River consolidating permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The US$400,000 project, undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network, in collaboration with the two governments, has improved the flow of aid, commerce and trade within Central Asia. It included the construction of border posts at each end of the bridge, a link road on the Afghan side and a small marketplace on the Tajik side. 3 November 2002.

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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