A Bridge between TWO EPOCHS by Rashida Noormohamed-Hunzai

The year was 1902, the place Delhi. Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah, His Highness Aga Khan III was to deliver his presidential address to the All India Muhammadan Education Conference. Mawlana Nazir Ahmad stood up to introduce him. Overwhelmed by the eminent personality of the 24 year old president, he quoted a verse of the renowned sufi poet and musician, Amir Khusraw-i Dehlawi:

āfāqhā gardīda am mihr-i butān warzida am
bisyār khūbān dīda am ammā tū chīzī dīgarī

all over the world have I roamed, many an idol have I worshipped
many beauties did I behold, but you are altogether unique


This awe inspiring extraordinary book, celebrates the glorious life of His Highness
Aga Khan III, 48th Imam Hazrat Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah al-Husayni, a.s.

This unique book bridges the gap between many dimensions of life. From the physical to
spiritual advancement, the dignity of life for all to women’s equality and self discovery.

It is a unique resource for anyone interested in knowing about divine manifestations in the physical world and within oneself.

The unique illuminating words of this indefatigable champion of islam give universal hope and point towards a brighter future.

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156 pages with 25 photographs
11.7 in. x 11.7 in. / 29.7 x 26.7 cm
ISBN 978-0-9947690-0-8
CAD$65 / US$50 / £40 / €50
plus shipping
Publication date: October 2018
Introduction: Rashida Noormohamed-Hunzai
Design: Yasmin Pyarali Karim

About the Author:

Mrs. Rashida Noormohamed-HunzaiMrs. Rashida Noormohamed-Hunzai M.Ed., McGill University

Born in Tanzania in 1942, she has a B.A. Hons. (Hull University, England), P.G.C.E. (Bristol University) and M.Ed. (McGill University). Her professional career spans Kenya and United Kingdom, first as a Secondary teacher, then as an Education Officer for the Birmingham Community Relations Council and as a Curriculum Planner for the Institute of Ismaili Studies and as a Religious Education Co-ordinator with ITREB, United Kingdom. In her voluntary capacity she has served for 3 years (1977-80) on the BBC’s Asian Programmes Advisory Committee. She has participated in programmes for BBC4 Radio and also TV in campaigning for the teaching of Mother Tongue to immigrant children. In retirement she works at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as a freelance Intercultural Guide.

Her publications include the chapter on Islam in “Faiths for a Future” published by the Religious Education and Environment Programme (1998, Norwich) and co-author of The Holy Ahl al-Bayt in the Prophetic Traditions (Karachi, 2000).


Author: ismailimail

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

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