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In 2016, His Highness the Aga Khan's 80th Birthday and the Commemoration of the Milad of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) are Only Hours Apart

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For the first time in recent Ismaili history since the accession on July 11, 1957 of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Highness the Aga Khan, to the throne of Imamat, millions of Shia Imami Ismailis around the world will be celebrating his 80th birthday or salgirah on December 13, 2016, just after the commemoration of the milad or birthday of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s) which falls on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal. 2,500 more words

Islam

The River Runs Deep

The River Runs Deep

There’s a river that runs deep, deep and long
There’s a river that runs deep, the current’s strong

I drank from the river of your life – – thankfully (repeat)

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Poems

518-523: A Surprise for Dad's Planned 80th

518 – Thursday 27th October 2016:  Collecting the Surprise

Grahame and Diane had no idea that Kerstin (Kooky Kerstin) was coming to stay at chez Jez/Perechat  – so we had an extra day away from them as a pretext for collecting KK! 1,082 more words

Tour 2016-17

Happy Birthday 

It was my 80th birthday. A very special day. With the smoke from the birthday candles still wafting across the room I gave each of my children and my many grandchildren a wave and a smile. 70 more words

Short Stories

JAMIE'S BLOG - YEAR 6 - YOGA DAY 270 :: great uncles

Day 270: Family. 

We spent the day with family today, and I watched Justin take on the role he loves best: Uncle Justin. There was much football and games, and food and crafts, and basketball. 324 more words

Yoga

Geeks Salute Walter Koenig on 80th Birthday

“Nuclear Wessles”

“…only the size of my head”

“Perhaps you know Russian epic of Cinderalla….”

I may not know Russian epics, but I do know an epic Russian – once removed, of course. 702 more words

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Beaches and Birthdays

Does anyone else have weekends that are jam packed? Event upon event upon event? Well last weekend was one of those weekends for the Lightys. In fact, last Saturday was a big first for Baby Lighty: it was his first trip to the beach! 960 more words

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