A Journey to the Bagamoyo Jamatkhana

BY SHARIFFA KESHAVJEE When I was a little girl, one of my favourite pastimes was to be in the presence of adult company. As the youngest in the family I was too often… Continue reading

An Ismaili Jamatkhana in China

Tashkorgan Tashkorgan is a vibrant market town nestled amongst the Pamir Mountains in China’s Xinjiang province. The town is situated at an altitude of 3,600 meters (11,811 ft) on the borders of both… Continue reading

The Mausoleums of Ismaili Pir Sadardin and His Son Pir Hasan Kabirdin

By MALIK MIRZA THE JOURNEY BEGINS While I was on a training assignment related to micro-finance in Bahawalpur, a thought came across my mind: Why not visit the mausoleums of our ancient Pirs,… Continue reading

The Ismaili Journal “Rahe Rast” – A Legacy of the Iconic Karim Master

By Malik Merchant “…Your gift of this unique volume, which was prepared by your father, Alwaez Karim Pirani, and which contains articles and drawings by numerous Ismaili individuals as well as messages of… Continue reading

Iran and Alamut Like You Have Not Seen Before

By Muslim and Nevin Harji Summary: There are no words to describe the hospitality, kindness, love and gentleness of the Iranian people. We have ventured into over forty countries, but never have we… Continue reading

Discovery of Fatimid Glass in a Byzantine Shipwreck

Compiled from the resources of the Institute of Nautical Archaelogy “Drop a light bulb. Try to put it back together again. Drop three light bulbs. Stir the pieces. Then try to put them… Continue reading

My Journey to Alamut Where Every Stone Tells a Story

By Ali M. Rajput I am pleased to share with readers of Simerg an account of my memorable trip to the Ismaili Castle of Alamut, which became the capital of Ismaili power for… Continue reading

Jerusalem – A Photo Essay of the Holy City

By Muslim and Nevin Harji Exclusive to Simerg During the past 8 years, we have visited dozens of cities in over forty countries all around the world. We have to say that the… Continue reading