Tuesday, December 29, 2009

537)A Tribute To ISMAILI MAIL'S Publisher; My Final Post Of 2009; My Final Post Of The Decade.


I have been meaning to write this post for a while but this is the most appropriate time to do so. Ismaili Mail has just completed 3 full years of existence and has received almost 3 million hits from readers on 6 continents. I crunched some numbers and that works out on average to around 2740 hits per day, 114 hits per hour or 2 hits per minute, all occuring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year since it began. It is indeed a well-visited and well-read website.

It is not unreasonable to ask who publishes Ismaili Mail and what makes this person tick. I did some sleuthing and have it on good authority that Ismaili Mail is a solo effort by a person who chooses to remain anonymous.

A detailed look at the Ismaili Mail website reveals the vast array of topics it has covered and continues to cover. It is a repository of information, knowledge and wisdom pertaining to anything that has to do with the Shia Nizari Ismaili Muslim tariqa of Islam. Ismaili Mail is obviously a labour of love and we all know who this love is directed at.

For me personally, the author of a Blog on the link between Science and Religion in Islam, Ismaili Mail is the mother ship to my baby Blog. My Blog, along with many other Blogs, has benefitted greatly from the publicity afforded to it by Ismaili Mail's publisher and I am eternally grateful for this gesture.

On this third anniversay of the Ismaili Mail website it is fitting, I think, to pay tribute to its publisher, a kind-hearted, selfless, hard-working and determined individual whose efforts have enriched all of us and promise to continue enriching all of us for years to come.

Easy Nash
Creator of the trademarked phrase "..much-visited and wildly popular ISMAILI MAIL website." http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/blog/science_and_religion_in_islam_the_link/

The Qur'an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
The Quran tells us that signs of Allah's Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
This notion of the capacity of the human intellect to understand and to admire the creation of Allah will bring you happiness in your everyday lives: Aga Khan IV(2007)
Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2006)
The Holy Qu'ran's encouragement to study nature and the physical world around us gave the original impetus to scientific enquiry among Muslims: Aga Khan IV(1985)
The first and only thing created by God was the Intellect(Aql): Prophet Muhammad(circa 632CE)