Simerg is an independent platform that focuses on the dissemination of knowledge about the faith, culture and news pertaining to the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims led by their Hereditary Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, through literary readings as well as artistic and textual expressions. It also brings to its readers news, events and programs that are of interest to all readers, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Simerg supports 2 more independent initiatives, Barakah.com and Simergphotos.com
The Challenger 300, the Global Express and the Global 5000 built by Bombardier are a very important part in the journeys that His Highness the Aga Khan undertakes to meet his Ismaili followers around the world and to perform work related to his role as the head of the Aga Khan Development Network. Many photo hobbyists have captured the 49th Ismaili Imam’s jets through their lenses. To view a selection, please click:
Readers who live(d) in Zanzibar or Tanzania, have visited the marvellous East African countries, or are somewhat familiar with the beautiful continent of Africa, will be thrilled to view a collection of photos dated 1936 at Simerg’s companion website, www.simergphotos.com. The photos are from the Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection which is housed at the US Library of Congress. Please click Beautiful People and Places of Zanzibar and Tanganyika: Photos from 1936 or on the image below.
“The measure of the Imam’s achievement can be gauged from the phenomenal progress of the Ismaili Community during the Imam’s regime. The community’s proud position in modern civilization during the course of only about half a century, is a saga of success with probably no parallel in history…the Imam was the architect of this modern miracle…The resurgence of the Ismaili Community, literally from rags to riches, is a fitting monument to the Imam’s indefatigable efforts”