About

By ABDULMALIK J. MERCHANT
Publisher-Editor, Simerg.com, barakah.com and simergphotos.com

The editor of Simerg, right, in a conversation with Bruno Freschi (O.C), the architect of the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby. Please see interview in Voices.

Please also see:

What is  Simerg?”   This curiosity is appreciated. Many who have an answer will still ask for verification:  “It is from the  The Conference of the Birds, isn’t it?”

Yes,  indeed it is, but  with a variation in the spelling to make this site unique.

Simerg will seek to promote originality through the following sections:

In Voices, Simerg will  interview as well as seek feedback from interesting and insightful individuals on topics which are  relevant to Muslims and the faith of Islam, without excluding science and ethics, culture and religion in general. The interviews will be with Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Literary Readings will consist of  inspiring and educational readings from the Alid and the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim traditions.  The readings will be succint, educational and informative. New readings will be added on a regular basis.

Modern Artistic Expressions will be dedicated to the expressions of the modern Ismaili community in the areas of Visual Arts and Poetry.

Historical Photographs will become a resource of rare and unique photographs from individual collections as well as photo libraries.  The photos will chronicle the Ismailis from the late 19th century onwards under a wide variety of topics including: Portraits, Monuments as well as the Social Life and Customs of the Ismailis.

Parables will illustrate a moral or religious lesson through  short simple stories found in Islamic Literature as well as other faiths and cultures, from the earliest times to the present.

Sidelines is where you will get opinions and news on any subject;  perhaps, a place  for uninvolved people seeking to engage themselves with something that could be of interest.

Collections will offer extraordinary books and extraordinary objects including rare, antiquarian and out of print texts pertaining to the Muslim world, as well some unique selections of more recent works by Muslims.

Essays and Letters will be a venue through which we will seek to bring the best writings in fiction, nonfiction, art, film and literature written by authors, both new and established  in the literary community.

In addition, from time to time we we will put out special series on specific topics. Some of the published ones (that are downloadable are):

On March 29, 2012 we instituted another series, Thanking Ismaili  Historical Figures, to celebrate this blog’s three year presence on the internet. In 2013, we introduced a new series dedicated to Ismaili Volunteers.

To add to the core Simerg website, a photoblog http://www.simergphotos.com was launched in 2012, and then in 2016 we introduced http://www.barakah.com to celebrate His Highness the Aga Khan through visual and textual expressions. We also have a cultural channel on Youtube called Simergculture. This has remained inactive for some time, but please click simergculture.

For a complete list of all the articles published on this blog/Website since its launch in March 2009, please click What’s New.

The search box is located at the top right of the page. Please enter your key words to locate corresponding articles.

Currently (November 2017) Simerg with its affiliated websites receives between 30,000 – 50,000 views every month, and we have a approximately 5000 followers.  In the 9 year period since March 2009 we have received a total of approximately 3.3 million hits.

Your input, literary and photographic contributions as well as other other pertinent  material will be key factors in the continued success of Simerg, Simergphotos and barakh.

Thank you

Abdulmalik J. Merchant
Publisher-Editor
www.simerg.com
www.simergphotos.com
www.barakah.com
www.twitter.com/simerg
www.facebook.com/1000fold

Email: simerg@aol.com
Ottawa, CANADA

Please also see:

Editor Profile and Reflections
About the Simerg Banner

Date page updated: November 8, 2017.

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Views expressed in the articles are those of the contributors and not necessarily of Simerg.

Simerg.com, together with its two sister websites barakah.com and simergphotos.com, is a personal endeavour and initiative of Abdulmalik Merchant, and part of Simerg Incorporated. It is not affiliated to or supported by any other organization.

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