With a particular focus on the cultural, intellectual and textual expressions of the Ismailis and related Muslim traditions. Quote: “I was studying at Harvard some 50 years ago…when I became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The Ismaili Imamat is a supra-national entity, representing the succession of Imams since the time of the Prophet" — His Highness the Aga Khan, The Parliament of Canada, February 2014.
Intrepid globetrotter Muslim Harji of Montreal had a trip of a lifetime recently when he visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma). This second photo essay, in a 3-part South East Asia series, covers his adventures and experiences with the delicious mouth-watering street foods of South East Asia. No traveler would wish to miss this excellent post by a Canadian Ismaili photographer, whose lens captures the extraordinary!
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View Allison Wallaces’s rare and unique collection of His Highness the Aga Khan’s photos at Simerg or Simergphotos by clicking on the respective links or images shown below. Simergphotos is richly suited for images, but readers will also enjoy an equally absorbing viewing experience here on Simerg. A visit to Simergphotos is a must for the fascinating photo essays published on the blog over the past 18 months!
“[My] mum trained as a teacher in London and was passionate about the importance of education, the communication of knowledge and the enhancement of the individual through such knowledge. During her time in Kenya, she held the position of Principal at the Aga Khan Primary School in Nairobi where His Highness the Aga Khan on at least one occasion, privileged her to host a visit.” — Allison Wallace
“Throughout the book we are brought along to various exotic destinations with Hussain. We are his travelling companion on his many journeys and are a virtual witness to what he sees as important to record, which is the photographic evidence of many endangered species. From the inside front cover we know that the proceeds from the sale of the book will be distributed to the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment.” – excerpt from book review by John MacDonald
“We salute those who have donated their time and talent and material resources to this project, including those who designed, constructed and decorated this building and its surroundings. You have created a remarkable building that will enhance the cityscape of Dushanbe.” His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Ismaili Imam
Muslim Harji shares his photos of “Robben Island”, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life, for the first time since he captured them some seven years ago. He decided to release them through this blog following the recent death of the great African freedom fighter and icon at the age of 95.