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Lyrics: Ali bood, attributed to Shams-i Tabriz

تا صورت و پیوند جهان بود علی بود

تا نقش زمین بود و زمان بود علی بود

Tā ṣūrat-u paywand-i jahān būd ʿĀlī būd
Tā naqsh-i zamīn būd-u zamān būd ʿĀlī būd

Since the genesis of this universe, Ali was there.
And since the earth and time were envisaged, Ali also existed.

هم اول و هم آخر و هم ظاهر و باطن

هم عابد و هم معبد معبود علی بود

Ham awwal-u ham ākhir-u ham ẓāhir-u bāṭīn
Ham ʿābid-u ham maʿbad-u maʿbūd ʿĀlī būd

Both the beginning and the end, the manifest and the hidden,
the origin and the destination, was Ali.

آن شاه سرافراز که اندر شب معراج

با احمد مختار یکی بود علی بود

Ān shah-i sarafrāz ki andar shab-i miʿrāj
Bā Aḥmad-i mukhtār yakī būd ʿĀlī būd

That proud and glorious Lord who accompanied
the chosen Prophet during his nocturnal ascent was Ali.

سر دو جهان جمله ز پیدا و ز پنهان

شمس الحق تبریز که بنمود علی بود

TSirri-i du jahān jumlah zi paydā-u zi pinhān
Shams-ul ḥaqq-i Tabrīz ki binmūd ʿAlī būd

The secret of both worlds, be it manifest or hidden,
that Shams-i Tabriz revealed, was Ali.

Music composition and vocals: xxx


Portrait of Mawlana Hazar Imam: Sarfraz Sadaruddin

Originally from Nairobi, Sarfraz Sadaruddin, son of the late Rai A.M. Sadaruddin, developed a passion for photography in his mid-teens, apprenticing with Kodak Limited and studying with Agfa in Hamburg, Germany. Later, in London, he continued his studies and then worked as a professional, free-lance photographer for newspapers, advertising firms and royalty until 1980, when he moved to Vancouver, Canada.

In Kenya, since His Highness the Aga Khan’s coronation in 1957 until the early 1960s, Sarfraz was a key, official photographer at the Aga Khan’s functions in Nairobi, covering the Aga Khan’s Enthronement Ceremony, the Opening Ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee Hospital, now the Aga Khan University Hospital, the entire Kenya leg of the Aga Khan’s 1959 visit and many other private events the Aga Khan attended or hosted. In London, Sarfraz was invited to cover the Foundation Stone ceremony of the Ismaili Centre as well as the Aga Khan’s community visits and functions. In Vancouver, Sarfraz continued to cover the Aga Khan’s visits, including extensive coverage of the opening ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

Lyrics translation: Dr. Daryoush Mohammad Poor

Daryoush completed an associate degree in Mathematics in 1998 from Ferdowsy University in Mashhad, Iran. Following completion of a special degree in International Relations at the University of Westminster, UK, in 2003, he continued there with post-graduate studies in International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory, graduating with merit in 2004 from their Centre for the Study of Democracy. His dissertation, Reforms from within: the crisis of democracy in Iran, examined the process of reforms in the political structure of Iran. Currently, he is a Research Associate in the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK. Prior to this, he served as Editorial Researcher, contributing to the Encyclopaedia Islamica project.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License to use video

The Remember video is copyright © 2014 NanoWisdoms Archive/xxx but licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND). The license allows this work to be freely shared, or shown in public settings, for noncommercial purposes provided it is shown in its entirety and without any modification whatsoever. The sound track may not be played or used separately from the video and is copyright © 2014 xxx. The portrait photograph and its stylised rendition may not be extracted or used separately from the video and is copyright © 1957 & 2014 Sarfraz Sadaruddin.

Download: Remember video in HD for off-line viewing

Please feel free to share the Remember video with your family, friends and Jamats or on your YouTube channel. The video is in 1080p HD making it deal to show at Jamati presentations or seminars that you deliver, BUI/RE classes or camps you teach, book-club meetings, Ismaili Student Association and business association meetings, or private gatherings.

  1. Click on the icon to save the original video to play off-line.
  2. Click on the blue download button at the top of the screen.

Download: Remember video as a screen saver for Windows

Windows users can download and install the Remember video — with or without the soundtrack — as a screen saver on their computer. Please note that Flash 10 or higher is required. To install:

  1. Click on the image at right to download the installer for the Remember screen saver version you would like to install.
  2. Click on the blue download button.
  3. Navigate to a folder on your computer to save the screen saver in and click “Save”.
  4. After the download has complete, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder where you saved the Remember screen saver file and double click on the file to begin the installation process.
  5. Follow the installer prompts and once installation is completed the screen saver will be active and begin when your computer is idle for the time specified in your system.
  6. To change the time or disable the Remember screen saver, start “Control Panel” from the Windows Start menu. Choose “Appearance and Personalization”, then under “Personalization” choose “Change screen saver”. Configure, or disable, screen saver settings as required.

Download: Remember signature graphic poster and wallpapers

The Remember signature graphic is available in PDF format for printing and framing as 24″×36″ poster as computer wallpapers.

Right click and choose “Save as” on the image to download the poster or, for wallpapers, right click on a link below that best matches your screen resolution. Wallpapers then need to be set on your computer to appear on the desktop.

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Download: Remember Quote Series wall hangings

The Remember Quote Series is a special collection of quotes dedicated to personal advices in an attractive format designed for standard 8″x10″ picture frames. New posters will be published every 2-4 weeks.

Click on the images below to download and open the PDFs in Acrobat. To ensure the poster prints at the correct size for a frame, set Acrobat to print as “Actual size.” After printing, trim the paper along the crop lines where printed around the poster.

Remember Quote #5

The measure of a man depends on the scope of his resolution,
and his sincerity depends on the degree of his chivalric virtues.
His courage depends on the degree of honour he has,
and his integrity is based on the degree of his sense of shame.
— Hazrat Ali

Remember Quote #4

Thy Lord hath decreed,
that ye worship none save Him,
and (that ye show) kindness to parents.
If one of them or both of them
attain old age with thee,
say not ‘Fie’ unto them
nor repulse them,
but speak unto them a gracious word.
— Qur’an 17:23

Remember Quote #3

Learn to wish for the thing that happens
and not try to mould the event to your desire….
I say that you should endeavour
to suit your desire to the event,
and not the event to your desire.
Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah

Remember Quote #2

[B]e mindful of your duty (to Allah),
and believe,
and do good works;
and again: be mindful of your duty,
and believe;
and once again: be mindful of your duty,
and do right.
Allah loveth the good.
— Qur’an 5:93

Remember Quote #1

The day, we no longer know how,
nor have the time,
nor the faith to bow in prayer to Allah
because the human soul,
that He has told us is eternal,
is no longer of sufficient importance to us
to be worthy of an hour
of our daily working, profit-seeking time,
will be a sunless day of despair.
Mawlana Hazar Imam