Apr 29, 2007

My Beloved Grandfather - A few words by MHI

My Beloved Grandfather
A few words by Mowlana Hazar Imam

Aga Khan III with son Prince Aly Khan and Grandsons Mowlana Shah Karim al Hussayni Hazar Imam, the Aga Khan IV and Prince Amyn "Today, I am speaking to you in a city and in a country which have a particular meaning to my family and myself. On 2nd November, 1877 my beloved grandfather was born here in Karachi. Through 72 years of Imamat, he guided his spiritual children to happiness and prosperity..."
- Karachi, August 4, 1957

"Many many memories come to our minds as we think of him. He achieved in his life, for our community, that which could only have been accomplished normally in a period of many generations. The tributes that the world has paid him bear honest testimony to his great life and work."
- Takht Nashini, Karachi, January 23, 1958

"You have said, Mr. President, some very kind words about my late grandfather, my late father and myself. My grandfather was a most gifted person, and amongst his many qualities, one of them had always particularly impressed me. While the past was a book he had read and re-read may times, the future was just one more literary work of art into which he used to pour himself with deep thought and concentration. Innumerable people since his death have told me how he used to read in the future, and this certainly was one of his very great strengths. As a child I used to listen to him for many hours on end and I think, in fact I am convinced, that it was his inspiration which has created in me such a strong interest in the future, while at the same time, guiding me to learn from the teaching books of the past."
- Karachi, December 12, 1964

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