Ismaili youth performing at Moscow concert against a backdrop photo of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan.
Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
The Luzhniki Sports Arena became the venue on December 11, 2016, for the Ismail community in Moscow to gather for a special concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. The content of the four-and-half-hour program included cultural dances, songs by Ismaili children, youth and elders of the jamat as well as Ismaili pop-stars, numerous religious readings and a play. We offer our congratulations to members of the Moscow and Central Asian jamats for this extraordinary and inspiring performance in front of a captive and receptive audience. While various segments in the program offered great tributes to Hazar Imam through back drop images and touching sentiments and expressions of words, one could at the same…
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