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Nature Pictures Inspired by His Highness the Aga Khan III’s Appreciation of the Glories of Nature
Next I would place appreciation and enjoyment of the glories of nature. All those sunrises and sunsets – all the intricate miracle of sky colour, from dawn to dusk….then comes night – “a night of stars.” I look up at night and I know – I know the glory of the stars. It is then that the stars speak to us. All that splendid spendthrift beauty…As a very rich man treasures the possession of some unique picture, so a man should treasure and exult in the possession – his individual possession – of the sights of this unique world. — Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III (Read article)
Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III, was born in Karachi on November 2, 1877, and became the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims in August 1885 when he was only 7 years old. He passed away on July 11, 1957; his reign of 71 years is the longest in Ismaili history. As we mark his 144th birth anniversary on November 2, 2021, we present a series of photos related to nature, human ingenuity and the daily struggles, successes, failures and joy of everything that Allah has created on this earth. Enjoy the photos, putting our lives in perspective as we view the photos.
LIFE’S STRUGGLES SHOULD BE OUR JOY
Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy — Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III
VIDEO (73 SECONDS): SALMON GOING UPSTEAM AGAINST ODDS
NATURE AND HUMAN INGENUITY
REJECT DESPONDENCY AND HAVE HOPE
You must remember that life will have for you many disappointments. If one-fifth of one’s hopes are realised, one is extremely lucky and fortunate, so do not be discouraged by disappointments. Failures should be forgotten and new efforts made. Despondency is a sin, and hope a necessary part of Iman (faith) both for material wealth and, above all, for progress to spiritual enlightenment — Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III
VIDEO (90 SECONDS): PATIENCE AND WILL OF A HERON
Date posted: November 1, 2021.
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