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Photos and Video: The Aga Khan Museum’s Superb 2018 Year-End Winter Outdoor Show, Light Up the Dark

By ABDULMALIK MERCHANT (Report and photos) and ZUL JIWANI (Video) The Aga Khan Museum Light Show, Sunday, December 30, 2018. Photo: Simergphotos/Malik Merchant. Tonight, December 31, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada,… Continue reading

An Ismaili Wedding in the Pamirs Through My Lens by Muslim Harji

Editor’s note: Our remarkable series of portraits from Badakhshan through the lens of (Montreal’s) Muslim Harji continues with this Part II exclusively dedicated to an Ismaili wedding in a small village in the Pamirs that… Continue reading

The Ismailis of Badakhshan Through My Lens by Muslim Harji

The First Part in a Special Series on Badakhshan and Central Asia STORY AND PHOTOS BY MUSLIM HARJI (Special to Simerg and Simergphotos) An eighteen hour ride from Dushanbe to Khorog needs a… Continue reading

For 2015 Ottawa Doors Open, Simerg Visits 2 Muslim Centres, the Algerian Embassy and the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

BY ABDULMALIK J. MERCHANT A fortnight ago, during the weekend of May 23-24th, 2015, the city of Toronto hosted its 16th Annual Doors Open allowing thousands of Toronto residents and visitors to explore… Continue reading

Photo Essay With Interview: Aga Khan Foundation’s Unique Global Development Exhibition on 18 Wheels

By Abdulmalik J. Merchant Publisher-Editor, Simergphotos and Simerg Development is ultimately about people, about enabling them to participate fully in the process and to make informed choices and decisions on their futures. –… Continue reading

Simergphotos: Celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah (Birthday) With a Rich Collection of Photos and Quotes

Compiled and Prepared by Malik Merchant Editor, Simergphotos and Simerg The images and quotes published below represent: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family; the Imam’s affection and love for all his murids; the breadth and… Continue reading

Photo Essay: Two Great Canadian Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson, Feature in Simerg’s Peep into Gatineau Park’s Autumn Foliage

By Malik Merchant Pink Lake, Gatineau Park. Photo: Malik Merchant/Simerg A city with almost a million people has a magnificent nature park in its vicinity with some of the most spectacular foliage that… Continue reading

September 18, 2014: Opening Day of the Majestic new Aga Khan Museum

BY MALIK MERCHANT Editor, Simerg and Simergphotos Tanzanian Altaf Hirani (centre) with friends I was hoping to be at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto well before it opened to the public… Continue reading

Two Unique 1957 Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan by Photographer Sarfraz Sadaruddin

Editor’s note: Allison Wallace of Australia recently shared with us photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to the Aga Khan Primary School, Nairobi, (see link at bottom of this page), which… Continue reading

My Late Mother, Jean Kirk, and Her Special Collection of Rare Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visits to the Aga Khan Primary School in Nairobi

Special to Simerg BY ALLISON WALLACE Perth, Australia Introduction My mother, Jean Kirk, was born in London in 1928 and died in Tasmania in early January 2014. She lived in London until 1956… Continue reading

Photo Essay: The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Myanmar, With Notes on the Community’s Patriotic Spirit

Editor’s note: This post is an amalgamation of selected photos of the Ismaili jamatkhana in Rangoon taken by Muslim Harji of Montreal Canada during his recent visit to Burma (now Myanmar) with photos and text produced in an… Continue reading

A Very Beautiful Photo Book by Prince Hussain Aga Khan at a Very Special Price: The Hardback Edition of “Animal Voyage”

Note: Please refresh page if your browser displays overlapping photos/text. “Animal Voyage” by Prince Hussain Aga Khan, originally available as a paperback, has been re-introduced as a hardback edition. Both Simergphotos.com and its… Continue reading

Photo Essay: Ismailis in China

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PUBLISHER Thursday, May 15, 2014 The rich history and literary traditions of the Ismaili community in China have been inadequately studied in modern times, and so it was a… Continue reading

Photo Essay: The Robben Island Prison Through My Lens by Muslim and Ayesha Harji

Editor’s note: As we have seen in earlier posts, Muslim Harji’s journeys have taken him far and wide around the world. His photos of Jesusalem, Iran, the Street Foods of India, the Dubai Ismaili… Continue reading

Photos from Karim Master’s Original Copy of “Fidai” Magazine Published in 1936 to Commemorate the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan

INTRODUCED BY ABDULMALIK MERCHANT Publisher-Editor Simergphotos and Simerg NOTE TO ALL READERS: On some browsers, some images may appear as thumb-nails. To resolve this, please refresh page. Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga… Continue reading

Stunning 360° Panoramas Featuring the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Building by Martin Bloomfield

Introduced by Malik Merchant Publisher-Editor, Simergphotos and Simerg Born in Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom, Martin Bloomfield, a designer photographer and an expert in 3D animation has travelled the world over, and now lives with his family in Dar-es-Salaam,… Continue reading

Photo Essay: Remembering President John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was… Continue reading

Exclusive: Architect’s Statement and Photos of the Fabulous New Ottawa Jamatkhana

Editor’s note:  A month ago, the day following the opening of the new Ottawa Jamatkhana located at 3225 Conroy Road, K1G 3N4, on Friday July 19, 2013, we published a photo essay – please click Ismaili Muslims… Continue reading

Photo Essay: Ismaili Muslims Open a Beautiful New Jamatkhana in Canada’s Capital

BY MALIK MERCHANT Publisher-Editor, http://www.simergphotos.com and http://www.simerg.com Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is a niche wherein is a lamp — the lamp is in… Continue reading

For 56th Imamat Anniversary, Magnificent and Unique Historical Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan

Compiled by Malik Merchant (Publisher-Editor, Simergphotos) A UNIQUE PORTRAIT OF MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM, HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN THE WILL OF IMAM MAWLANA SULTAN MAHOMED SHAH, THE 48TH IMAM Ever since the time… Continue reading

Happy Canada Day 2013: The Celebration of Literacy at Rideau Hall; and His Highness the Aga Khan’s Fondness for Canada

THE LAUNCH OF STORYTIME AT RIDEAU HALL A traditional custom around Canada Day is the launch of Storytime at Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, which is located just across… Continue reading

Historical Photo Essay: The Ismaili Connection with the Town of Amir Pir in Sindh, Pakistan

Text by: Gulshan Chunara Photos by: Salina Hasan The Pivotal Role of the 46th Ismaili Imam, Shah Hasan Ali Shah, Aga Khan I This vintage engraving depicts the portrait of Aga Khan I… Continue reading

Photo Essay: The Aga Khan Foundation World Partnership Walk in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, on June 9 2013

Neighbouring Cities Show Passion and Enthusiasm for Improving Humanity From a distant, Waterloo Square, 75 King Street  in Waterloo, Canada, site of the World Partnership Walk for the past 3 years. Several hundred people from the… Continue reading

“Mubarak…Khushamadeed”: A Poem for Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Ms. Kendra Spears

Prince Rahim Aga Khan – A Brief Profile Date and place of birth: October 12, 1971, Geneva, Switzerland. Relationship to His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Ismaili Imam: Prince Rahim Aga Khan is… Continue reading

Historical Images: Ibn Sina and His Canon of Medicine

“THE ENDURING RESPECT IN THE 21ST CENTURY FOR A BOOK WRITTEN A MILLENIUM EARLIER IS A TESTIMONY TO IBN SINA’S ACHIEVEMENT” –  Mona N. Tibi and Emilie Savage-Smith Compiled by Malik Merchant Editor, Simergphotos.com… Continue reading

Historical Images: The American Declaration of Independence Illustrated

Introduced by Malik Merchant On an occasional basis Simergphotos will publish an historical illustration which underlines an artistic, ethical, moral, religious or scientific theme. The following illustration was created/published in 1861, at just about the time the American Federal Goverment was… Continue reading

Beautiful People and Places of Zanzibar and Tanganyika: Photos from 1936

Compiled by Malik Merchant (Photographs and captions for this piece are from the Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress, USA. Introductory material on mainland Tanzania – then known as Tanganyika… Continue reading