Article: We had a better vision | The News Pakistan

Article: We had a better vision | The News Pakistan

By Harris Khalique for The News, Pakistan. Excerpt: Jinnah came from a minority sect and a minority province. His being born into a Shia Imami Ismaili-cum-Khoja Ithna Ashari family of Kathiawari-Sindhi origin never bothered his millions of followers of the day in British India. Of course, the dominant majority of his followers came from completely different ethnic backgrounds and religious sects. The name of the … Continue reading Article: We had a better vision | The News Pakistan

Om Habibeh, Mata Salamat, the Begum Aga Khan (1906-2000) at the Hajj in 1954. She was accompanied by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan (Mohammad Ali Bogra) and the Governor General of Pakistan. Click on the image to watch at the source.

History: 1954 Video footage of the Hajj – With Om Habibeh, the Begum Aga Khan | Simerg Photos

Om Habibeh, Mata Salamat, the Begum Aga Khan III (1906-2000) at the Hajj in 1954. She was accompanied by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan (Mohammad Ali Bogra) and the Governor General of Pakistan. Click on the image to watch at the source. Source: Simerg Photos Continue reading History: 1954 Video footage of the Hajj – With Om Habibeh, the Begum Aga Khan | Simerg Photos

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W. Somerset Maugham: Aga Khan III “has been a kind and helpful friend”

“I have known the Aga Khan for many years. He has been a kind and helpful friend. The introductions he gave me when I spent the winter in India enabled me to profit by the rich experience of my sojourn in that wonderful country as otherwise I could never have done…. The Aga Khan has led a full life. He has been a great traveller … Continue reading W. Somerset Maugham: Aga Khan III “has been a kind and helpful friend”

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Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III: “….here and now, in this world, we have a soul….”

“Whatever may or may not be the soul’s future, there is one impregnable central fact in existence: that here and now, in this world, we have a soul which has a life of its own in its appreciation of truth, beauty, harmony and good against evil. Anwari, Nizami, Mawlana Rumi, Saadi, Qa‘ani and a host of others – names that will be well known to … Continue reading Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III: “….here and now, in this world, we have a soul….”

Aga Khan III single mint stamp issued to commemorate Aga Khan's birth centenary by Pakistan on November 2, 1977. (Image Credit: ASJM Collection)

Philatelic stamps issued to honour His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III

“Through 72 years of Imamat, he guided his spiritual children to happiness and prosperity … Many, many memories come to our minds as we think of him. He achieved in his life, for our community that which could only have been accomplished normally in a period of many generations. The tributes that the world has paid him bear honest testimony to his great life and … Continue reading Philatelic stamps issued to honour His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III

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Reflection: 138th Birth Anniversary of the 48th Ismaili Imam – His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III

As November 2 marks the 138th birth anniversary of our beloved 48th Ismaili Imam – His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III, we take a moment to reflect on the Concept of Imamat drawing on the words of our Imam when he ascended to the throne of Imamat at a tender age of 7 (1885-08-17). The same spirit is also articulated in … Continue reading Reflection: 138th Birth Anniversary of the 48th Ismaili Imam – His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III

138th birth anniversary - Sir Aga Khan III - a visionary Muslim leader - The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune | 138th birth anniversary: Sir Aga Khan III: a visionary Muslim leader

By News Desk Published: November 2, 2015. November 2 marks the birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, one of the Muslim world’s most visionary and influential leaders. A tireless advocate for Muslims on the world stage, Aga Khan III was also a champion of women’s rights, education, healthcare and social development. With a modernist view that was nevertheless deeply rooted in … Continue reading The Express Tribune | 138th birth anniversary: Sir Aga Khan III: a visionary Muslim leader

Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah was elected President of the League of Nations for its 18th Assembly ((Photo: The Ismailis: An Illustrated History)

Today in history: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III delivered the adjournment session of the League of Nations

“The tribulations of one people are the tribulations of all. That which weakens one weakens all.” Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III President of the League of Nations On October 6, 1937, as President of the League of Nations, Imam Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III delivered the adjournment session. “Indeed, all the problems that fall to the League may ultimately be reduced … Continue reading Today in history: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III delivered the adjournment session of the League of Nations

18th Assembly showing His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III in the Presidential Chair. Geneva 1937 – Photo League of Nations Archive

Retrospective: His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III – 72 years of Imamat

“Through 72 years of Imamat, he guided his spiritual children to happiness and prosperity … Many, many memories come to our minds as we think of him. He achieved in his life, for our community that which could only have been accomplished normally in a period of many generations. The tributes that the world has paid him bear honest testimony to his great life and … Continue reading Retrospective: His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III – 72 years of Imamat

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Imam Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III’s vision of education included all communities

The British ruled over the greater part of the Indian subcontinent, extending to the borders of Afghanistan, Nepal, and China by 1930. There were large communities of Ismailis in the provinces of Gujarat and Kutch, the Khyber villages of Chitral, Gilgit, and Hunza Valley (now in northern Pakistan), and the cities of Bombay, Poona, and Rangoon (Burma); they spoke different languages and pursued diverse occupations including … Continue reading Imam Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III’s vision of education included all communities