And the leaders who are here this evening represent this effort. It is you who enable progress. It is not me. It is the leaders of the Jamat. It is the entire Jamat which engages in the direction which the Imam of the Time asks you to follow, because he is confident that this is the right direction for us to follow. From time to time I hear people say ‘but how do you do it?’ and I want to tell them that ‘it is not me, it is my Jamat.’ And it makes me laugh sometimes when I hear people say ‘how lucky you are’ and I want to tell them ‘ you have no idea just how lucky I am.’

INCOMPLETE: We regret that from this speech, only the extracts below are available in the Archive and we would be very grateful if any of our readers who may have a complete copy would kindly share it with us. Please click here for information on making submissions to NanoWisdoms; we thank you for your assistance.

We must make the global Ismaili community into an enormous family, a talented, competent and respected one; this is the objective that I have for my Jamat.

And the leaders who are here this evening represent this effort. It is you who enable progress. It is not me. It is the leaders of the Jamat. It is the entire Jamat which engages in the direction which the Imam of the Time asks you to follow, because he is confident that this is the right direction for us to follow. From time to time I hear people say ‘but how do you do it?’ and I want to tell them that ‘it is not me, it is my Jamat.’ And it makes me laugh sometimes when I hear people say ‘how lucky you are’ and I want to tell them ‘ you have no idea just how lucky I am.’

His Highness the Aga Khan IV

SOURCES

  • Golden Jubilee Souvenir Book, 2012, pp 35

    [Text verified and/or corrected from this source by NanoWisdoms]

POSSIBLY RELATED READINGS (GENERATED AUTOMATICALLY)