Bagamoyo Beach Landing: Where Aga Khan III first arrived to East African Soil by Zahir Dhalla

It was here, well over a century ago, in 1899, that a young 22-year-old Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III, came by yacht from Zanzibar, the first Ismaili Imam ever to set foot on East African soil, in the then German East Africa….READ MORE

Bagamoyo Beach Landing from the Jamatkhana/Cemetery grounds. Photo: © Copyright Zahir K. Dhalla 2017. Please click on photo for article.

Date posted: August 19, 2017.

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Simerg’s Third Anniversary and the Blog’s Popular Pieces (2/2)

A few days ago we listed twelve pieces that have been very popular with the readers since this blog was launched three years ago. We now present twelve more popular readings. In addition, we are also providing links to three completed series consisting of over one hundred articles. Each of the series is also available as an excellent PDF publication.

Readers may be interested in the following facts about this blog:

In 2009, Simerg averaged 300 views per day (year total, 119,000); in 2010 the daily average was 775 (280,000); in 2011, daily average was 994 (362,000); and for 2012, the daily average for the 4 month period, January-April, is running at 1,120 (135,500). Cumulative views from March 2009 – April 2012, 895,200. The highest one day view was 4,290, on October 8, 2010, when we published John Macdonald’s exclusive photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s Residence, in Ottawa (Canada’s New Governor General, His Excellency David Johnston, Receives His Highness the Aga Khan). We need to substantially increase the readership numbers, and enhance Simerg’s presence and awareness on the world-wide web. We hope readers will help us in our goal by sharing the website with their family members, friends and other contacts in numerous ways including word of mouth, the social media and email forwards. Some of these features are now available at the bottom of each article.

SIMERG: POPULAR POSTS

Maria Cook Interview: The Delegation Building

Imam of the Socio-Economic Revolution

"Animal Voyage"

99 Names of Allah - Sculptural Representation

His Highness the Aga Khan - Awards and Honours

Miracles in ginan "Putla"

Ethics in Kalam-i Mawla

The Face of Imamat

75th Birthday Tribute to His Highness the Aga Khan

Journey to the Roof of the World

Story of the Imprisoned Parrot

Fatimid Tombs and the Aga Khan Mausoleum

SPECIAL SERIES: AVAILABLE AS INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES & PDF FILES

Aspects of Imamat and Didar

Series "I Wish I'd Been There"

His Highness the Aga Khan III

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Related: Blog’s Most Popular Pieces (Part 1 of 2)

A Remarkable Speech by the Late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Delivered in Vancouver 37 Years Ago

“…Remember that it is by becoming a better individual, by trying to improve as a single human being, that you can do more for your community and your country in general.” – Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Please click on photo for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Speech. UNHCR photo. Copyright.

“I would like to see every Ismaili and particularly every young Ismaili become an Ambassador, a real ambassador of the community. And I mean active ambassadors, Ambassadors who really work hard.” – Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Words of Wisdom from Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan to the Canadian Jamat

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1955: The “Jubilee Ball” of His Highness the Aga Khan III by Ameer Janmohamed

The 1955 “Jubilee Ball” of His Highness the Aga Khan III at the Savoy

Left: The Lancaster Room, Savoy; Right: Verse of a qasida written on the program by His Highness the Aga Khan. The program was then sold to the highest bidder. Please click for article. Photos credits: The Savoy and Amir Alibhai Kassim-Lakha.

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Historic Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan III from the Archives of the Kothari Family

Historic Photos and 48th Imam’s Recognition of Services Rendered by the Family of Itmadi Kassam Kothari

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