“We now have, alhamdulillah, Portugal as our partner” — Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan
Please click on photo for Azeem Maherali’s article on remarks at Darbar in Lisbon.
The entire Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, was filled with beautiful and surprising moments that will be deeply entrenched in everyone’s hearts, carrying indelible memories….Of course, as a murid of Mawlana Hazar Imam, every moment of his holy presence was touching and deeply inspiring. However the moment that particularly stood out for me was the Portuguese President’s surprise visit at the Darbar.…Read Azeem Maherali’s personal account and watch a short video of the remarks made during the Darbar
Date posted: August 8, 2018
A modern day Ismaili pilgrimage
For those of us who had just had Darbar in London, we were still riding that wave. That Darbar itself was a magical experience. We all knew that Lisbon would be different, but no-one really knew quite what to expect. Many were changing summer plans to give themselves the opportunity to go, and many were basing their summer holiday around the Portugal Darbar. When it came to us, it just took my daughter to say — “How can we not go?”— school would be out for summer, and this was an opportunity of a lifetime….Read Rahim Hirji’s Memories of a modern day pilgrimage to Lisbon
Princes Hussain and Aly Muhammad at the Rays of Light Exhibition. Please click on photo for Rahim Hirji’s Memories of the Lisbon Diamond Jubilee.
Date posted: July 29, 2018.
11 July, 2018: The “Highest Point” of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee
My astonishment quickly evaporated into unbridled, quintessential euphoria. Hazar Imam was granting us another audience! Together with the Noorani Family again! Together with the President of Portugal! Unbelievable! What had we done to have the heavens open up and grant us such a unique and invaluable boon? Yet again, Hazar Imam fulfilled a whimsical wish many had nurtured in their hearts — that, once, just once, he chooses to return to his Jamat instead of departing. Alhamdulillah! The salwats picked up fervour, indeed in the presence of a non-Ismaili…..Read more of Zafeera Kassam’s extraordinary account of a unique Darbar in Lisbon on July 11, 2018 – the “highest point” of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee
Please click on image to read Zafeera’s concluding narrative.
Date posted: July 27, 2018.
So, here I was setting out with the expectation of enduring huge crowds, endless queues and a squashed place to sit, all exacerbated by the heat wave. But my heart was joyous and I was ready to face any and all discomforts because, ultimately, I was fortunate to have been able to come to Lisbon and be a part of history in the making….READ MORE of Part 1 of Zafeera Kassam’s inspiring and moving account of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Darbar in Lisbon on July 11, 2018.
Please click on photo for Zafeera Kassam’s exclusive narrative of the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon.
Date posted: July 24, 2018.
Please click: ISMAILIS WELCOME AGA KHAN TO LISBON
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Date posted: July 7, 2018.
JULY 6: Welcoming the Aga Khan at Jardim Amália Rodrigues
FRIDAY, JULY 6: After his arrival in Lisbon, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s motorcade will drive past Jardim Amália Rodrigues. Arrangements have been made for Ismailis to safely gather and welcome him to Portugal for his Diamond Jubilee.
- Time: 3:30 P.M.
- Address: Jardim Amália Rodrigues
- Closest metro: São Sebastião (Red Line)
- Park Website: http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/equipamentos/equipamento/info/jardim-amalia-rodrigues
Date posted: July 5, 2018
Last updated: July 6, 2018, 12:28 A.M, Lisbon time (venue change)
VISIT SIMERG’S NEW EXCITING BLOG “ALL THINGS LISBOA”
Parque Eduardo VII
PLEASE CLICK: Ismailis offering professional travelling services
Date posted: May 8, 2018.
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN SHIA IMAMI ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR PORTUGAL
PLEASE VISIT THE OFFICIAL ISMAILI WEBSITE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND REGISTRATION
Finally, the REGISTRATION DAY is here and the President of the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Portugal has sent a warm and special message of welcome to the worldwide Jamats! Thousands of Ismailis around the world who have already made arrangements to travel to Lisbon or have been anxiously waiting for the registration to commence before finalizing their air and hotel bookings, can now begin to REGISTER at the official website of the Ismaili community. The Darbar and Diamond Jubilee events will take place in Lisbon between July 5th and 11th, 2018. We recommend that you visit FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS first for answers to numerous questions about the visit, the registration process and how to complete the registration form. If you encounter technical or other issues, please click on CONTACT US hyperlink at bottom of FAQ page. Here is the link: CONTACT US.
NEW BLOG ALL THINGS LISBOA
Simerg, together with its sister website Barakah, has launched a special blog All Things Lisboa that will be a point of reference for Ismailis travelling to Lisbon to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. It will offer comprehensive information about the events planned in Lisbon as well as provide links to the official website of the Ismaili community, http://theismaili.org.
All Things Lisboa will help you enjoy the best of Portuguese culture and will seek to provide ideas to enhance your experience of the historic city — its sights, sounds and tastes. While the focus of attention for tens of thousands of Ismailis of Portugal and around the world will be on the Diamond Jubilee events from July 5th until July 11th, 2018, including a grand Darbar, we think that you can take advantage of your stay to explore Lisbon by bus, foot, tram or with guided tours. All Things Lisboa also provides a listing of Ismailis offering professional travelling services as well as a list of other reliable options for reserving accommodation etc..
First things first: Please FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and REGISTER FOR THE DARBAR.
We will provide you good information about Lisbon in the coming weeks!
Date posted: May 7, 2018.
Last updated: May 8, 2018.
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THE WORLD’S MOST UNIQUE AWARDS
The logo of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was designed by Karl Schlamminger, a German Muslim of the Shia tradition. The Name of Allah in Kufic Script, reflecting Itself and repeating Itself, forms the basis of the logo design.
AGA KHAN AWARD LATEST NEWS
Please click on the following links for the latest news from Portugal:
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Award Ceremony
2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients Announced
Aga Khan University and Catholic University of Portugal reaffirm cooperation
Mawlana Hazar Imam Arrives in Portugal
Please also click on Ismailimail for links to other external websites covering the Aga Khan Awards and His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to Portugal. Ismailimail categorizes all the past, present and future openly available news, articles, pictures, videos, and everything related to Ismaili Muslims and community for easy search and reference.
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2013 AWARD SHORLISTED PROJECTS
Please click 2013 AKAA Shortlisted Projects for a comprehensive coverage of the 2013 cycle’s short-listed projects.