As we prepare to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 87th birthday, The Ismaili brings you a recorded reading from the book “Ismaili Festivals: Stories of Celebration,” in which author Shiraz Kabani describes how the happy occasion of Salgirah is commemorated in various parts of the world.
Join us for a special #Salgirah edition of The Ismaili Update with hosts Ayaz Manji and Sahra Ahmady. See how the worldwide community is celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 87th birthday today, and learn about the gift presented to Hazar Imam on behalf of the global Jamat.
Love & Gratitude: As we prepare to celebrate our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam's birthday, The Ismaili is pleased to present our Love & Gratitude video series, which reminds us of the Imam's immense love for his Jamat and the countless reasons why we offer our shukrana to the Imam. Throughout his Imamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam has stressed the importance of building peaceful societies around the world. He has emphasised that conflicts should be resolved within the ethics of our faith, through dialogue, compassion, tolerance, generosity, and forgiveness, and not through violence. In order to advance peace in the world, Hazar Imam’s institutions have worked to assist developing societies become more stable, pluralistic, and forward-looking. We thank our beloved Imam for all he has done to make our world a more peaceful place, and we offer prayers for all the people of the world who are living in situations of conflict for the easing of their difficulties and an end to violence around the world.
"به مناسبت آغاز سال جدید، این برنامه به بزرگ‌داشت جشن نوروز و سنت‌های جماعت فارسی‌زبان می‌پردازد.// Ба муносибати оғози соли ҷадид, ин барнома ба бузургдошти ҷашни навруз ва суннатҳои ҷамоъати форсизабон мепардозад.// On the occasion of the new year, this episode focuses on Navroz/Nowruz celebrations and traditions of Farsi speaking Jamat."
به مناسبت هشتاد و ششمین سالروز ولادت مولانا حاضر امام، دکتر داريوش محمدپور، پژوهشگر ارشد مؤسسه‌ی مطالعات اسماعیلی، طی سخنانی به سه محور کلیدی هدایت‌ مولانا حاضر امام می‌پردازد: توازن میان دين و دنيا، توازن بین عقل و دین و کثرت‌گرایی. این نکات را در چارچوب الگوی اخلاقی شبکه‌ی توسعه‌ی آقاخان و نهادهای امامت اسماعيلی يعنی بهبود کیفیت زندگی انسان‌ها بدون هيچ تبعيضی می‌شنویم.// Ба муносибати ҳаштоду шашумин солрӯзи валодати Мавлонл Ҳозир Имом, дуктур Дориюши Муҳаммадпур, пажуҳишгари аршади Муассисаи Мутолиъоти Исмоилӣ, тайи суханоне ба се меҳвари калидии ҳидояти Мавлоно Ҳозир Имом мепардозад: Тавозун миёни дин ва дунё, тавозун миёни ақл ва дин ва касратгароӣ. Ин нукотро дар чорчуби алагуӣ ахлоқии шабакаи тавсиъаи Оғохон ва ниҳодҳои имомати Исмоъилӣ яъне беҳбуди кайфияти зиндагии инсонҳо бидуни ҳеч табъизе мешунавем.// On the occasion of the 86th birthday of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies discusses three themes of the guidance of Mawlana Hazar Imam. These include: balance between din and dunya, balance between faith and intellect and commitment to pluralism. All of these are discussed under the rubric of improving the quality of life which is the motto of the AKDN and Imamat institutions. We also hear extracts from Mawlana Hazar Imam’s speeches in which he explains these points.
Birthdays are generally seen as a time to celebrate and be thankful for those whom we care about. In this spirit, Ismailis celebrate the birthday of the living Imam-of-the-Time as a way of expressing their love, devotion, obedience, and gratitude to him.
Watch this creative new animated short story produced especially for Ismaili children, entitled, How can I tell my Mawla I love him? Join Inara and her family on an adventure as they ask, reflect, and search for ways to express their love and gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam on the occasion of Salgirah.
In an exclusive interview for The Ismaili TV, Prince Amyn shares stories from his childhood growing up with Mawlana Hazar Imam, and about their relationship with their grandfather, our beloved 48th Imam, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah. He speaks about AKDN’s activities and some of Hazar Imam’s priorities over the past 65 years. This is a valuable opportunity to hear about Hazar Imam from someone who has been by his side for most of his life, and to gain a deeper understanding into Hazar Imam’s work across many decades.
"به مناسبت عید امامت، این برنامه نگاه مختصری می‌اندازد به کوشش‌های مولانا حاضرامام محبوبمان برای بهبود کیفیت زندگی جماعت و کسانی که جماعت که در میان آن‌ها زندگی می‌کنند.// Ин барнома ба муносибати ҷашни имомат Мавлоно Ҳозир Имом ба таври мухтасар ба фаъолиятҳои Ҳозир Имоми маҳбубамон дар ҷиҳати баланд бардоштани сатҳи зиндагии ҷамоъат ва мардумоне, ки дар миёни онҳо зиндагӣ мекунанд, назар мегузорад.// On the occasion of Imamat Day, this episode briefly looks at our beloved Hazar Imam’s activities for improving the quality of life of the Jamat and the people amongst whom they live."
Exclusively produced for The Ismaili TV, this programme is hosted from three Ismaili Centres on three different continents. The show comprises various musical items produced for The Ismaili Sounds for Imamat Day. It features musicians from around the world, including well-known artists such as Salim-Sulaiman, Shehzad Roy, Nobovar, Takkat, Faisal Kapadia, Natasha Baig, Farhan Shah, The Sufistics, and many more. The programme also features a special message to Mawlana Hazar Imam from all the Ismaili Council Presidents across the world on behalf of the global Jamat, as well as some fun and exciting content for children.
"به مناسبت آغاز سال جدید، این برنامه به بزرگ‌داشت جشن نوروز و سنت‌های جماعت فارسی‌زبان می‌پردازد.// Ба муносибати оғози соли ҷадид, ин барнома ба бузургдошти ҷашни навруз ва суннатҳои ҷамоъати форсизабон мепардозад.// On the occasion of the new year, this episode focuses on Navroz/Nowruz celebrations and traditions of Farsi speaking Jamat."
To continue celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam's 85th Birthday, The Ismaili Sounds pleased to present Iltija, featuring Pakistani folk and Sufi artist Sanam Marvi along with Jamil Assani.
به مناسبت جشن مولود مولانا حاضرامام، این برنامه نگاه مختصری می‌اندازد به کوشش‌های مولانا حاضرامام محبوبمان برای تحقق وجدان اجتماعی اسلام و بهبود کیفیت زندگی جماعت و کسانی که جماعت در میان آن‌ها زندگی می‌کنند. // On the occasion of Salgirah, this program will briefly look at our beloved Hazar Imam’s activities for the realisation of the social conscience of Islam and improving the quality of life of the Jamat and the people amongst whom they live. // Ин барнома ба муносибати ҷашни мавлуди Мавлоно Ҳозир Имом ба таври мухтасар ба фаъолиятҳои Ҳозир Имоми маҳбубамон дар ҷиҳати таҳаққуқи виҷдони иҷтимоии Исломӣ ва баланд бардоштани сатҳи зиндагии ҷамоъат ва мардумоне, ки дар миёни онҳо зиндагӣ мекунанд, назар мегузорад.
What is a hero? What makes someone special? Get your capes ready to fly around the world as we meet real-life heroes from 20 countries who are embarking on a Salgirah mission like no other. You might even discover your own superpowers along the way!
A The Ismaili TV production, this film tells the story of a diverse group of individuals and their interpretations of this epic 12th-century Sufi poem, each seeking to understand its relevance to the challenges of our modern age. Drawing on the Talim Primary Four Book - a Fountain of Stories, the film focuses on the first part of the journey and draws parallels with the role of Mawlana Hazar Imam as our Guiding Light. The stories feature actors from the global Jamat and are interspersed with moving recitations of Ismaili devotional literature (Ginans and Qasidas) and beautiful visual animations.
A special Salgirah edition of Friday Night Reflections reflects on the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, commemorating this special occasion and expressing Shukrana on 85 years of the light that lights the heart.
This program is for the younger members of our Jamat to help them understand the importance and significance of Eid al-Adha.

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