His Highness The Aga Khan – Introduction

His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.

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Aga Khan Development Network
Institute of Ismaili Studies

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13 thoughts

  1. It is a pleasure to read the series you are circulating, one is really inspired by them. I may not be communicating with the group but I assure you I enjoy reading the material that you circulate. God bless.
    Mansur

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  2. i have read your article.it contains awards.Aga Khan received many awards in his life.many countries appreciate him.it was really wonderful.

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  3. Excellent collection of Ismaili History, institutions & disclosures of Imamat functions, his goals & mission. Pleasure to read most of the articles under one site.
    Keep up the great awareness work. Wish you god speed in all of your unertakings.

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  4. YAM to all Ismaili brothers and sisters . iam very happy of this site its very interesting and useful . Hope to keep in touch with others

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  5. Truly a magnificent web-site, which is proving as a platform for all Ismaili Muslims to update themselves with the latest news about the community. Great job being done by those who contribute and organize the site, Hats-Off to them.

    Cheers.

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  7. I WOULD LIKE TO GREET HIS HIGHNESS AGA KHAN , ADMIRING
    HIS GOOD ACTIVITIES.
    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOMETHING MORE ABOUT ARTISTICAL
    EXHIBITIONS FOR ISLAMIC ARTS.
    I,M AN AOUTHOR OF ISLAMIC ART AND SPECIAL PAINTINGS,WHAT IS REGISTRATED ON CULTURAL AND ARTISTICAL LENEL.
    THNK YOU ..
    ABUL HASSAN SPAIN

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  8. I was always been disappointed by the local press not to realize the values and contribution of us Ismailis. However your publications did made me quite strong and more proud of being what i am. It is great to see all you are doing as a Proud Ismailite.
    Stay Blessed

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  9. Though i am a christian, i have been following the achievements of His Highness and the AKFD and i will want to say you keep it up sir!

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  10. YAM to all Ismaili brothers and sisters . iam very happy of this site its very interesting and useful . Hope to keep in touch with others

    Noor Ali s/o Haji Baig Fazal
    Ahmed Abad Hunza
    0345-3402811

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