JULY 11, 1982


Count Sir Eboo Pirbhai delivers his address of homage to Mowlana Hazar Imam on behalf of Jamats worldwide:

"Today is a day which is much more than the many happy days that we have been blessed with, and on behalf of all your spiritual children throughout the world, it is with the utmost humility that I submit to you our felicitations on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of your Imamat". Speaking for "each spiritual child present today, and the many other millions in distant corners of the world" he expressed gratitude and happiness for the benevolent guidance of Imam-e-Zamaan. "By present standards", he said, "twenty-five years in the life of any community is not an exceptionally long span, in relation to the eternity of time. And yet, as we your spiritual children, reflect on the twenty five years that have passed, we do so with mixed perceptions... time has moved so fast that it feels as though it was only yesterday that the young Prince Karim became our 49th Imam. On the other hand, the sheer scope and weight of your achievements in this relatively brief time-span of 25 years makes us feel as though it has been a much, much longer period, simply because we feel that it is impossible for so much to be achieved in so brief a time-span".

Source: Africa Ismaili

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