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Diamond Jubilee of His Highness The Aga Khan IV

Hazar Imam with His family at Aiglemont on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee inauguration  2017-07-11
Tuesday, 2017, July 11

July 11, 2017 will mark the 60th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan who is the 49th Holy Imam in direct lineage from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s)

Prince Karim dedicated his life to the spiritual and material upliftment of all his Ismaili Murids. He has also pledged to improve the quality of life of the people amongst whom his followers lived and the countries in which they lived.

His Highness Prince Karim (Shah Karim as he is called by his Murids) is the 5th Imam since Hazrat Ali, who was the first Holy Imam and the 4th Caliph of Islam, to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee on the throne of Imamat. The other Imams were:

Caliph Mustansir Billah our 18th Imam who reigned during the Fatimid Period in Egypt

Our 29th Holy Imam Kassam Shah was the 2nd Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Imamat. He was Imam for 61 years from 710 A.H. to 771 A.H.

Aga Shah Hassan Aly Shah was the 3rd Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee as Imam. He was Imam from 1233 A.H. to 1298 A.H. He was the first Imam to have the title of Aga Khan and was also famously know as Muhammad Hussein al-Husseini "Mahelati"

Our 48th beloved Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah was the 4th Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee after 60 years on the Masnad of Imamat. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 2nd November 1877

Press Release

Prime Minister of Canada sends Imamat Day greetings 2018-07-11


The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada issued the following statement:
on Imamat Day:

"Today Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness The Aga Khan IV to the Throne of Imamat.

I wish all Ismaili Canadians celebrating Imamat Day a heartfelt Khushiali Mubarak.

Recent Articles

'JUBILEE MUBARAK' Who is the Aga Khan and why is his Diamond Jubilee being celebrated? 2018-06-08

His Highness the Aga Khan IV

The 81-year-old is known as a man of few words but his tireless work over six decades has seen communities across the world thrive

THE Aga Khan is one of the world’s most generous philanthropists and the spiritual leader of more than 15 million Ismaili Muslims worldwide.

He has spent the last 60 years beautifully bridging gaps between communities, ensuring his legacy breaks boundaries between religions, cultures and societies. But just who is he and why is this such a special year for him?

The Queen dazzles in a fuchsia ball gown as she holds a glittering reception to celebrate the Aga Khan's Diamond jubilee

His Highness the Aga Khan with Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle  2018-03-08

e are used to seeing Her Royal Majesty in a uniform of conservative suits, but tonight she delighted royal fans as she slipped into a dazzling ballgown.

The Queen welcomed dignitaries to Windsor Castle for a glittering reception on Wednesday evening, and did so in a hot pink dress.

The 91-year-old monarch looked elegant in a floor-length gown silk gown complete with gold motifs as she welcomed guests to the White Drawing Room.

The event was held in celebration of the Diamond jubilee of the the Aga Khan's leadership as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community.

Fabian Dawson: Aga Khan’s diamond jubilee brings focus to spiritual leader’s contributions to world

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

As I began to write this column, I googled the word “Islam” for a snapshot of news coverage about the only religion that is now growing faster than the world’s population.

It was only after 10 pages, and about 100 stories, one appeared with a positive tone. The rest, as you can guess, were about terrorism, war, hate, blasphemy and extremism.

But there is another side to Islam, one we rarely see, read or hear about. One that inspires with pluralism, humanitarianism and action framed in ethical service and unrelenting philanthropy.

Inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee featuring Homage Ceremony at Aiglemont 2017-07-11

Hazar Imam with His family at Aiglemont for the Diamond Jubilee Inauguration and homage ceremony  2017-07-11

Leaders from the past and present arrived at Hazar Imam's residence at Aiglemont on Tuesday July 11, 2017 to mark the inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years on the Masnad of Imamat.

A musical ensemble at Aiglemont represented music from the global Jamat. Devotional songs representing the diversity of the Ismaili community were as well as ginans.

Over 400 senior leaders of the worldwide Ismaili Muslim community moved in procession towards the residence of His Highness the Aga Khan at his Aiglemont estate in Gouvieux, France on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.

Statement by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on Imamat Day

Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

OTTAWA, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day:

"Shia Ismaili Muslims gather today in Canada and around the world to celebrate the diamond jubilee of their 49th hereditary Imam and spiritual leader, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV.

"Since becoming Imam in 1957, the Aga Khan has used his role to advance global humanitarian causes, helping to support sustainable development and poverty reduction projects and enhance civil society and education around the world.

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