His Highness the Aga Khan: Three Readings for His 75th Birthday including the Ginan “Dhan Dhan Aajano”

Historical Reflections for the 75th Salgirah of Mawlana Hazar Imam


Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Salgirah and the Depth of His Love for the Jamat

The term Salgirah is of Persian origin. Sal means anniversary and girah means knot and hence Salgirah literally means ‘an anniversary knot added on to a string kept for the purpose’. This article approaches the subject of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday in terms of the Imam’s love for his murids and the love and devotion of the murids for their Imam.

In Metaphoric Ginan “Eji Dhan Dhan Aajano” Pir Sadr al-Din Asks Mu’mins to Act Righteously and Gain Spiritual Recognition of Imam-e-Zaman

The Ginan has attained a very special status because it is primarily recited during the festivities marking the Salgirah of the Imam. The appropriateness of reciting Eji Dhan Dhan Aajano during the Salgirah will become apparent as we try to understand the ginan and its underlying spiritual teachings.


The Preamble Of “The Constitution of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims”

The new Ismaili Constitution was ordained, signed and sealed by His Highness the Aga Khan on December 13th, 1986, his 50th birthday. His Highness did this with the belief that the Constitution would provide a strong institutional and organizational framework for his Ismaili community to contribute meaningfully to the societies among whom they live.


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16 thoughts on “His Highness the Aga Khan: Three Readings for His 75th Birthday including the Ginan “Dhan Dhan Aajano”

  1. Maula bapa I love you so much, a happy birthday to you Shah Karim my spiritual father and mother. Tum jiyo hazaro sal hum yahi duva karte hai. Or ap hame har zanam main milo yahi duva mangte hai.

  2. Ya Ali Muskil Khusha, do jahan ke sarkar Noor Mawlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini.

    Ya Mawla terey noor say teri zindagi mei roshni aye us Roshni say hum par (Ameen)

    Happy Birthday to my Mawla.

  3. Happy Birthday Mawlana Hazar Imam. We wish Khudavind a healthy, happy and long Imamat. Bless us all with your Didar and shower us with your Noorani blessings.

  4. We feel very happy indeed on the eve/occasion of the 75th birthday of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam. We, his murids worldwide, crave for his blessings on this most auspicious and happy occasion, and congratulate the worldwide Jamat.

  5. Happy Birthday to Mawlana Shah Karim Hazar Imam. We wish Khudavind a Healthy, Happy and a Long Imamat. May your name shine like a Precious Star – Sitara in the World. Truly it is Dhan Dhan AAJNO Dadlo on the 13th December.

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