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Mowlana Sultan Muhammed Shah

Basra 1954

Basra 1954

1954, January 31: Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah visited Basra before the Platinum Jubilee. Wazir Ahmed Nizari and about 50 Ismailis went from Kuwait to Basra where they got an opportunity to present their individual Mehmani.

The True Purpose of Education - Speech at the Muslim Educational Conference 1904-03-30

Sir Sultam Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III K.C.B.E
Source: 
iis.ac.uk

The assembly to his mind represented all that was best in the Muslims of India. It expressed that awakening sense of their
fallen position after a glorious past; it expressed dissatisfaction with their present intellectual, moral and social position; and it expressed the longing desire to regain the intellectual freedom which Muslims enjoyed during the first two centuries of their era. Pessimism was not the force, said the Aga Khan, that had drawn them there that day. Pessimism in the Muslim world was nothing new:

To sir with love: Aga Khan III – a tireless advocate for female education 2013-11-02

Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah. PHOTO: AGA KHAN COUNCIL OF PAKISTAN
Source: 
https://tribune.com.pk/

Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III, born on November 2, 1877, was the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Through his intimate knowledge of diverse cultural traditions, he played a unique and significant role in the international affairs of his time, and his long public career had many dimensions.

A social reformer, whose concerns included the alleviation of rural poverty and the upliftment of women in society, he was an advocate of modern education and became an ardent supporter of male and female educational advancement in the subcontinent.

Mausoleum of the Aga Khan 2022-01-08

Mausoleum of the Agha Khan in Aswan
Source: 
egypt.travel Egyptian Tourism Authority

At first sight, the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan in Aswan may appear to you as an austere and isolated building, on the west bank of the Nile River. Inspired by the architecture of the Cairo Fatimids, the structure is recognizable by its elegance and by its special use of pink granite. It was built at the request of the begum, wife of the Aga Khan III who died in 1957.The begum Aga Khan; who died in 2000, lived in the white villa below but closed the mausoleum to the public in 1997 to allow the deceased to rest in peace away from the bustle of the living.

The Task Before the League of Nations- Speech by Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan1937-10-06

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
iis.ac.uk

Adjournment of the Session Speech to the League of Nations

Ladies and gentlemen,

Your work for the time being is at an end. But I have still a duty to perform.

My Flag - brief origin

Ismaili Flag

My Flag-Red and Green

Letter to Hoodbhoy from Sultan Mohd. Shah Aga Khan III.
To Sikander Hashim Hoodbhoy.
Subject: Valuable Information

My dear Hoodbhoy,

1955-12-11-sms-and-mata-salamat and Prince Aly Khan at Nice Airport

1955-12-11-sms-and-mata-salamat and Prince Aly Khan at Nice Airport

L'Aga Khan, son épouse la Begum ont été salué à l'aérodrome de Nice par le Préfet des Alpes-Maritimes Monsieur et Madame Moatti en présence du prince Ali Khan (à gauche), à Nice, France le 11 décembre 1955. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Ismaili Volunteer Corps

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Ismaili Volunteers

The Ismaili Volunteers Corp began in 1919. It was comprised of a few khaki-clad social workers known as His Highness The Aga Khan's Bombay Volunteers Corps. In 1920, Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah, pleased with the work performed by the Bombay Volunteers Corp, granted them the "Coat of Arms" to be worn as part of their uniform. This officially established the Volunteer Corps as an organized body. Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah wore it's uniform for the first time in 1921 in His capacity as Colonel of the Corps.

n October 9, 1944, the Aga Khan married his fourth and last wife, Mlle Yvette Labrousse, known as Umm Habiba, the Begum Aga Khan

n October 9, 1944, the Aga Khan married his fourth and last wife, Mlle Yvette Labrousse, known as Umm Habiba, the Begum Aga Khan

L'Aga Khan III
Mohamed Aly Ibrahim, l'Aga Khan III, le prince Mohamed Aly, le roi Farouk, le prince Abdel Moheim et Mohamed Aly Raouf, après la signature du contrat de mariage de l'Aga Khan III au Khoubbeh Palace, en décembre 1929, au Caire, Egypte. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Remembering a hero of the nation: Sir Aga Khan's drive for education 2021-11-02

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
brecorder.com

The 2nd of November marks the birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan (1877-1957) who made significant contributions to the social, cultural, political, economic and educational growth of Muslims.

Birthday of our beloved 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

Birthday of our beloved 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

November 2nd marks the birthday of our beloved 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah who was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1877

H.H. THE AGA KHAN'S REVIEW AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS ON ADJOURNMENT OF THE SESSION 1937-10-06

Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah at The League of Nations, Geneva

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your work for the time being is at an end. But I have still a duty to perform.

Thanks.

Diamond Jubilee Day 1945-08-17

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August 17th was designated by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah to Ismailis as Diamond Jubilee Day and to be celebrated as such every year.

Urdu:An ‘Early Mistake’ of Pakistan 2021-08-02

File photo. Rizwan Tabassum—AFP
Source: 
newsweekpakistan.com/ Newsweek

Imposing Urdu as a national language on then-East Pakistan actually damaged ‘national unity,’ rather than bolstering it
Dr. Naazir Mahmood, in his book of collected essays Politics Pictures Personalities (2005), highlights some “mistakes” of Pakistan soon after Partition in 1947, suggesting these foreshadowed the “big” mistakes it was to make later.

Aga Khan and the Pakistan Movement 1877-11-02

File photo of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
newsweek www.newsweekpakistan.com

The state of Pakistan and its inhabitants owe a debt of gratitude to Aga Khan III for his contributions to its development

MESSAGE TO THE WORLD OF ISLAM 2021-05-15

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah
Source: 
Ismailia Assoc for Pakistan, Amaana.org

MESSAGE TO THE WORLD OF ISLAM
Aga Khan III IMAM SULTAN MUHAMMAD SHAH 48th Imam of Ismailis
Published by: Centenary Committee His Royal Highness The Aga Khan Ismailia Association for Pakistan 4th Edition 1977

Chapter One: GREETINGS TO PAKISTAN

Be no more hypnotized by the dead glories of the distant past or by the misfortunes of the near past.

FUTURE OF MUSLIM STATES 1950-02-08

Aga Khan III Sultan Muhammad Shah

FUTURE OF MUSLIM STATES

True Islam was and is dynamic and not static. Do not look to the third century of Islamic History but to the first.

Pune: Exhibition on freedom fighters inaugurated at Aga Khan Palace 2021-03-13

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav exhibition at Aga Khan Palace,
Source: 
The Indian Express

The historic Aga Khan Palace in Pune, where Mahatma Gandhi was detained following the launch of the Quit India Movement, is holding an exhibition to pay homage to freedom fighters and showcase their contribution to the fight for independence, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence.

Wedding of Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Yvette Labrousse (Mata Salamat) 1944-10-10

Wedding celebrations on wedding of Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Mata Salamat

The Ismailia community of Africa celebrated the marriage of Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Mata Salamat (Yvette Labrousse) held in Geneva, Switzerland on 10th October, 1944

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Mata Salamat at Calcutta Air[port 1952-02-25

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Mata Salamat arriving at Calcutta Airport  1952-02-25

L'Aga Khan III lors de sa descente d'avion, en fauteuil roulant, après avoir fait une crise cardiaque, et la Bégum Aga Khan, Om Habibeh, Yvette Labrousse, le 25 février 1952, à Calcutta, Inde. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


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