A Poem Presentation for Hazar Imam (on His Salgirah), by Tashir Kasmani

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Special Poem Presentation by Tashir Kasmani in celebration of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s 83rd Birthday.

Reflection upon the moon lite stream

Journeys from the dawn of tides

A beginning that was celestial

A time in which two eras join

A rose in the mist of many

Your path had been chosen

A founding of institutions

A founding of Pluralist values

A need for Time and knowledge as decreed

All in all you have built upon

The foundations of each year

You have given hope where it was known not

You have given us dreams where there was none

You have given us vision to where there was no sight

We shall piece together your words

We shall piece together your silence

We shall plant your ideas into reality

We shall build bridges with your values

We shall teach as you have taught us

In the coming of the dawn

We your global jamat shall celebrate your birthday

We will pray for many more to come

We shall rise and be your caregivers

To this journey you have put us on.


tashTashir (Tash) Kasmani is a Systems Engineer by day, and Poet by passion. Originally from Africa, Tash moved to Canada at an early age. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Tash loves writing poetry as he calls it “Silent whispers”. He also loves philosophizing about various topics. He has written many poems on different topics which he plans to publish in a book format sometime in near future.

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