Simerg’s Most Popular Articles Published in 2012: Did You Miss Them?

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO SIMERG READERS WORLDWIDE

Editor’s note: From over one hundred articles published in 2012, the following pieces were the most viewed by our readers, based on statistics derived from the WordPress platform. Excluded from the list are readings that appeared earlier this week in the post Holiday Reading: 9 Inspiring Ismaili Stories That You SHOULD Read and SHARE with Your Family and Friends.

THE “11” LIST

As seen on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day and the National Geographic News a meteor's streak and the arc of the Milky Way hang over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene. Photo: Babak Tafreshi/Dreamview.net . Copyright.

As seen on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day and the National Geographic News a meteor’s streak and the arc of the Milky Way hang over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene. Photo: Babak Tafreshi/Dreamview.net . Copyright. See link 7 below.

1. Bagamoyo’s Historic Ismaili Jamatkhana Through Pictures, Poetry and Prose by Shariffa Keshavjee (Kenya)

2. 1953-1957: Ismailia Social and Residential Club and Jamatkhana at 51 Kensington Court, London W8 by Ameer Janmohamed (UK)

3. Photo Essay: Iran Through a Canadian Lens by Muslim and Nevin Harji (Canada)

4. Honorary Degrees Conferred on His Highness the Aga Khan since 1967: A Pictorial Record with Citations, Tributes and Remarks by Azeem Maherali, USA

A young Ismaili girl in the grass-fields in the Wakhan corridor on the Tajikistan side. Photo: Olivier Galibert. Copyright. See Link 10 (+1)

A young Ismaili girl in the grass-fields in the Wakhan corridor on the Tajikistan side. Photo: Olivier Galibert. Copyright. See links in 11

5. A Brief Note on Master Khimani’s Service to the South African Jamat, and Historical Photos from His Family Archives Introduced by Abdulmalik J. Merchant (Canada)

6. Dubai’s Jewel: The Ismaili Community’s Congregational Space by Muslim and Nevin Harji (Canada). Published in Simerg’s special series, THE JAMATKHANA

7. Starry Night at Alamut, The Milky Way Across Alamut; The Earth from Space Introduced by Malik Merchant (Canada)

8. Thank You Letter to Pir Sabzali and the Ismaili Pirs of the Ginanic Tradition by Ameer Janmohamed (UK)

Ismaili Centre, Dubai. The patterns, fountains and flower beds draw upon various traditions from across the Islamic world. The building is crowned by a magnificent Ibn Tulun Mosque-like dome. Photo: Muslim Harji, Montreal, PQ. Copyright. See link 6.

Ismaili Centre, Dubai. The patterns, fountains and flower beds draw upon various traditions from across the Islamic world. The building is crowned by a magnificent Ibn Tulun Mosque-like dome. Photo: Muslim Harji, Montreal, PQ. Copyright. See link 6.

9. 51 Kensington Court, and a Memorable Function Hosted by His Highness the Aga Khan III at London’s Savoy by A. M. Rajput (UK)

10.  Thank You Letter to the School of Isma‘ili Philosophers by Khalil Andani (Canada). Published in Simerg’s special series, THANKING ISMAILI HISTORICAL FIGURES

11. Ismaili Portraits from Tajikistan by Olivier Galibert (France) and Photo  Gallery: Ismaili Portraits From Tajikistan by A. M. Rajput (UK)

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Readers can browse the complete list of great articles published at Simerg.com by clicking What’s New. We also invite you to visit our companion photoblog www.simergphotos.com for informative photo essays as well as superb photographs and illustrations.

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