Sunday, December 9, 2007

262)Unprecedented video and written greetings from the Government of Canada to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the worldwide Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

The Conservative Government of Canada(The Hon. Jason Kenney, Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, on behalf of the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada) sends video greetings to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the occasion of his upcoming birthday and Salgirah and Khushiali Mubarak to Shia Ismaili Muslims worldwide:


Since the above video greeting was released it has shown itself to be wildly popular with the worldwide Jamat and others: the youtube video has received hits from people on six continents in places like Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Middle East, the U.K., Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Brazil, most Canadian Provinces and many U.S. States.

Today an official message was also placed on the Canadian Heritage website,

and MP Rahim Jaffer, Chairman of the Conservative Caucus in the Canadian Parliament, addressed the Canadian House of Commons:

I sent the following comment to Ismaili Mail, which has published all the above three greetings on its much-visited website:

"This must be the trilogy to end all trilogies! First we have the mind-bogglingly popular and unprecedented video greeting to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and the worldwide Shia Ismaili Muslim Jamat from the Hon.Jason Kenney on behalf of the Rt. Hon Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada. Then we have the official written statement put out on the Canadian Heritage website. Finally, to cap it all off, we have an address to the Canadian Parliament by MP Rahim Jaffer, Chairman of the Conservative Caucus. This is a blessed confluence of events that comes together at the perfect moment-just a few hours before the birthday itself, December 13th 2007."

Easy Nash aka easynash

Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4(2006)
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3(1952)
Our interpretation of Islam places enormous value on knowledge. Knowledge is the reflection of faith if it is used properly. Seek out that knowledge and use it properly:Aga Khan 4(2005)
All human beings, by their nature, desire to know(Aristotle, The Metaphysics, a few hundred years BC)