July 26, 1957 : Given title of His Highness by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
August 12, 1957 : Awarded the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar by the Sultan of Zanzibar.
October 24, 1959 : Conferred His Royal Highness by the King of Iran.
October 27, 1960 : Conferred the honour of Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry by the Portuguese Government.
August 4, 1965 : The President of Ivory Coast decorated with the highest order of the nation, the Grand Cross of the National Order.
August 5, 1965 : The President conferred the highest national title, the National Order at Ougadougou, Upper Volta.
November 15, 1966: President Philibert Tsiranana of the Malagasy Republic decorated with the country's highest honour, the Grand Cross of the National Order of Malagasy Republic.
November 20, 1966 : President Syed Mohammed Sheikh of the Comoros conferred the Grand Cross of the Green Crescent
January 15, 1970 : Decorated by President Yahya Khan of Pakistan with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz
December 8, 1977 : Invested with the Order of the Knight of the Grand Cross by the Prime Minister of Italy, Mr. Guilio Andreotti.
1978 : Received the Gran Croce della Republica Italiana, an honour normally reserved for heads of state, in recognition of his contribution to tourism development in Italy. The Imam is the first Muslim and one of the few foreigners to be so honoured.
November 26, 1986 : In Rabat, King Hassan II of Morocco conferred the honour of Le Grand Cordon de l'Ordre du Trone Cherifien (Quissam al-Arch), the highest Moroccan title.
October 26, 1988 : Honoured by Italy's President Francesco Cossiga when he was presented with the country's highest honour, The Order of the Cavaliere del Lavoro at a ceremony in Rome.
November 7, 1990 : President Francois Mitterand of France presented with the award of Commander of the Legion d'Honneur, the highest honour established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.
November 22, 1991 : King Juan Carlos of Spain presentedhim with the Gran Cruz de Merito Civil at a ceremony at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.
September 22, 1998 : Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov awarded with the Order of Friendship
July 10, 1998 : Invested with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit by President Jorge Sampaio of Portugal
December, 2003 : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain invested The Order of Bahrain (First Class) at al-Rawdha Palace.
December 31, 2003 : Received the KBE Order of the British Empire
June 6, 2005 : Appointed as Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada.