Story and Historic Photo from 1944: At Age 7, Mawlana Hazar Imam Recites Eid ul-Fitr Namaz in Nairobi

As Muslims around the world prepare to end the fast of the month of Ramadhan, with the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr taking place on Thursday May 13, 2021, we recall a historic day in the life of Mawlana Hazar Imam who, on or around September 19, 1944, recited the Eid ul-Fitr Namaz (lit. prayers) at the Nairobi Chief (Darkhana) Jamatkhana. Prince Amyn, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s younger brother, was also present on the festive day. Their religious education tutor, Missionary Kaderali Patel, recorded the day’s events in his diary. Please click HERE or on photo below to read the story.

Prince Karim Aga Khan reciting Idd Namaz on the occasion of Idd ul Fitr in September 1944 when he was 7 years old.
Please click on photo for story.

Date posted: May 11, 2021

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2 thoughts on “Story and Historic Photo from 1944: At Age 7, Mawlana Hazar Imam Recites Eid ul-Fitr Namaz in Nairobi

  1. This is indeed a very timely and a historical post dating back to over 76 years ago! I am certain it will make all the Simerg readership – young and old – across the globe very happy indeed. The most striking remarks by Prince Amyn are that “It is every child’s duty to obey his parents” to which our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam (then a Prince) added: “That’s true. We must obey our parents. God is not pleased with those children who do not listen to their parents”. Malik, you are absolutely right in stating that “It seemed that flowers poured out of the Princes’ mouths when they said these words”. Alhamdulillah. Advance Idd Mubarak to you and the family and, of course, your Simerg Family as well.

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