“Refresh your minds with marvels of wisdom because minds too get tired as your bodies do.” — Hazrat Ali

Launched several years ago, in 2011, upon receiving special permission from Aiglemont to publish His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches, the NanoWisdoms Archive is a unique website dedicated solely to the Ismaili Imamat’s speeches, interviews and writings. With over 500 readings — from akdn.org, iis.ac.uk, theismaili.org, aku.edu, archnet.org, pluralism.ca, institutional publications, printed materials, media Web sites and other sources — and thousands of quotes it is the most comprehensive, public collection of Imamat knowledge available today.

Several times a week, the NanoWisdoms’ Quote and Reading Service broadcasts, via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, a short or extended quote from His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches, interviews, or writings — or from earlier Shia and Ismaili Imams (pbut), the Holy Prophet (pbuh) or the Qur’an.

Recent quotes (as posted to Twitter and Facebook) appear in the margin and the collection of over 1,000 published quotes is available in the Thematic Quote Browser for Extended Quotes and the Thematic Quote Browser for Short Quotes, organised by theme along with attractively formatted PDF copies of each quote, ideal for posting on your local jamatkhana notice boards.

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If you are not a Facebook or Twitter user, simply enter your e-mail address below and we’ll start sending the quotes to you in attractive e-mails like those shown below. Also, twice a month, we will send you our Suggested Readings selections and of course immediately notify you of any new additions to the Archive.

Sample Short Quote E-Mail

Sample Extended Quote E-Mail (click image for complete e-mail)