Words flowed from his mouth like pearls from the Sea

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with the inhabitants of the northern areas of Pakistan “Have I conveyed His message to you?” - 22 to 28 “Have I conveyed His message to you!? Yes of course O Messenger, it is so! It is true!” Click here to read more

Ghadir Khumm: The Day of Perfection

By Nadim Pabani

It was with them that His Treasures would be kept & protected
Ensuring that the essence would never be affected. (29)

The Book of Allah & the Progeny of Rasool
Follow one without other!? You must think that I’m a fool! (30)

He continued his speech & my ears continued to listen
In the warmth of the Sun, my eyes began to glisten… (31)

Words flowed from his mouth like pearls from the Sea.
I remembered his teachings which had so set me free! (32)

I continued to ask now, who could it be!?
But I had to wait no longer for he summoned ‘Ali! (33)

The bravest of all who had led from the very front
In speech he was so eloquent but could also be very blunt! (34)

His speech could cut through the false & the true
& the power of his intellect took deep root within you! 6 (35)

 

To be continued …

 

6 Reference to a Speech made by the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at the Inauguration Address at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, 11th November 1985.

 

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 addressing the audience at the inauguration of the Aga Khan University School of Nursing held on 16th February 1981.

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