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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:50 am    Post subject: Kadam Mubarak of Moulana Hazar Imdam In INDIA Reply with quote

We are Happy to Announce that Maulana Hazar Imam Has Arrived in India Today (12/may/2008) at 800 hours at New Delhis Palaam Air Base.

Lot of Mubarakis to all the Murids of India Jamat for this.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:16 am    Post subject: Aga Khan meets Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Reply with quote

May 12th, 2008 - 3:30 pm

New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Religious leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan met Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahmed here today.

The Aga Khan, who arrived here this morning, is scheduled to meet President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders.

During his eight-day visit to India, the Aga Khan will also visit Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra to participate in programmes being organised in connection with the Ismaili community’s commemoration of his Golden Jubilee, the Aga Khan’s 50th year as Imam of the community.

The Aga Khan will depart for Dhaka from Mumbai on May 19.

The Aga Khan is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) working to improve living conditions and opportunities of people in sub-Sahara Africa, Central and South Asia and West Asia. AKDN’s nine development agencies with an annual budget of over 350 million dollar focus on social, cultural and economic development irrespective of race, religion, political persuasion or gender.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

India visit
Monday, 12 May 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Photo: Gary OtteThis morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in New Delhi, commencing his eight-day Golden Jubilee visit of India. He was received at the airport by the Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr E. Ahmad, the Foreign Secretary, Mr Shivshankar Menon, the Chief of Protocol for the Government of India, Mr Sunil Lal, and leaders of the Jamat in India.

During the course of the day, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr E. Ahmad, the Honourable Vice President, Mr Mohammad Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance, Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

Additional photographs are available in the gallery. Further details about the visit will continue to be posted at www.TheIsmaili.org.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Mowlana Hazar Imam in Delhi this morning.
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Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R) and the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, pose for photographers before their meeting in New Delhi May 12, 2008. Khan is on a week-long official visit to India.
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The Aga Khan (L), spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, speaks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during their meeting in New Delhi May 12, 2008. Khan is on a week-long official visit to India.
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Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R) shakes hands with the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, before their meeting in New Delhi May 12, 2008. Khan is on a week-long official visit to India.
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http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=570291
Aga Khan arrives on week-long visit

NEW DELHI, MAY 12 (PTI)

The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims Aga Khan arrived here this morning on a week-long visit to commemorate his 50th year as the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

The Aga Khan will meet President Pratibha Patil, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top leaders during his two-day stay in the capital.

He travels to Hyderabad on Wednesday where he had laid the foundation stone of the Aga Khan Academy about two years back.

The 71-year-old spiritual leader of millions of Ismail Muslims across the world will also hold discussions with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition L K Advani.

Aga Khan is also scheduled to visit Mumbai and Ahmedabad later in the week before leaving for a tour of Bangladesh on Monday next.

The Aga Khan Foundation set up by the spiritual leader is involved in many philanthropic activities and had played a key role in the renovation of the Humayun's Tomb in the capital.

The Foundation runs educational institutions including universities in countries like the UK, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Syria and Egypt.

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Muslim spiritual leader Aga Khan meets PM
New Delhi, May 12: Muslim spiritual leader Aga Khan on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed the state of minorities in the country.

During the meeting, Singh is understood to have apprised the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims about the steps being taken by the government to improve the lot of the minorities.

Khan, who arrived here this morning on a week-long visit to commemorate his 50th year as the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, also met President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

After his two-day stay here, 71-year-old spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims will travel to Hyderabad on Wednesday where he had laid the foundation stone of the Aga Khan academy about two years back.

Aga Khan is also scheduled to visit Mumbai and Ahmedabad later in the week and depart for a tour of Bangladesh on Monday next.

The Aga Khan Foundation set up by the spiritual leader is involved in many philanthropic activities and had played a key role in the renovation of the Humayun's tomb in the capital.

The foundation runs educational institutions including universities in countries like the UK, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Syria and Egypt.

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Aga Khan meets E. Ahmed
May 12th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin -

Pratibha Patil
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Religious leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan met Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahmed here today.
The Aga Khan, who arrived here this morning, is scheduled to meet President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders.

During his eight-day visit to India, the Aga Khan will also visit Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra to participate in programmes being organised in connection with the Ismaili community’s commemoration of his Golden Jubilee, the Aga Khan’s 50th year as Imam of the community.
The Aga Khan will depart for Dhaka from Mumbai on May 19.

The Aga Khan is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) working to improve living conditions and opportunities of people in sub-Sahara Africa, Central and South Asia and West Asia.
AKDN’s nine development agencies with an annual budget of over 350 million dollar focus on social, cultural and economic development irrespective of race, religion, political persuasion or gender. (ANI)
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AKDN updates at:

http://www.akdn.org/news/2008may12_photos.html
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His Highness Aga Khan at a dinner hosted by the Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi on May 12, 2008.

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His Highness Aga Khan meeting with the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on May 12, 2008.
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The Aga Khan calls-on the President of India

His Highness the Aga Khan called-on the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 13, 2008. During the meeting discussions were held about the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network.




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Aga Khan focuses on madrassa reforms, heritage monuments (Lead)
New Delhi | May 13, 2008 9:45:14 PM IST


The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, Tuesday called on President Pratibha Patil and discussed a host of issues, including reforms in madrassa education and the conservation of monuments in India.

The Aga Khan, who is on a week-long trip to India, met Patil for about half-hour.

According to official sources, the 70-year-old leader - also known as Prince Karim Aga Khan IV - spoke enthusiastically about the need for reforms in Islamic religious schools.

He talked about the possibility of replicating a programme of reform of madrassa education at the Aga Khan's Educational Institution in Hyderabad, said an official.

The Ismaili leader also visited Humayun's Tomb and Sundar Nursery to survey the progress of a project for the revitalization of several cultural heritage buildings located in Nizamuddin area in the heart of the capital.

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Aga Khan Foundation forged a partnership with several Indian government agencies, including the Archaeological Survey of India, for the preservation of these historic buildings in 2004.

The project is modelled on the Bagh-e-Babur integrated conservation project being implemented by the Aga Khan Trust in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He also met Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani.

The Aga Khan arrived here Monday on a visit that marks his 50th year as the imam of over 25 million Shia Ismailis worldwide.

The Aga Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The Aga Khan, one of the world's pre-eminent philanthropists and businessmen who runs one of the largest private development networks focusing on the poor, will go to Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad before he heads to Dhaka May 19.

In Mumbai, the Aga Khan - one of the world's wealthiest Muslim investors - will get a grand reception from the 6,000-odd Ismaili Muslims in the city.

In Gujarat, he will meet Chief Minister Narendra Modi and will also visit Siddhpur, a town in northern Gujarat that is home to a large Shia Ismaili community.

The Aga Khan last visited India in September 2006, when he laid the foundation of the Aga Khan Academy for Excellence in Education in Hyderabad.

Earlier, in 2004 the spiritual leader gave away the Aga Khan Award for Architecture at a presentation ceremony at Humayun's Tomb here.mc/am/vt

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http://www.daylife.com/search/photos/all/1?q=aga+khan

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Members of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim
Members of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community, wait to greet the Imam (spirtual leader) Aga Khan outside the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad on May 14, 2008.The Aga Khan is on a one-day visit to the southern Indian city during his seven day official tour to India till May 19. AFP PHOTO /Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)





Imam (spirtual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili muslims, the Aga Khan (R) greets with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Rajashekar Reddy in Hyderabad on May 14, 2008. The Aga Khan is on a one-day visit to the southern Indian city during his seven day official tour to India till May 19. AFP PHOTO /Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful pictures, Admin. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Can anybody from India tell us if Hazar Imam was met with the same courtesies as he was accorded around other parts of the world, i.e. including the playing of our anthem and Ismaili flag flying side by side with the Indian flag?

Were Jamati leaders present at the airport?
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http://www.thehindu.com/2008/05/15/stories/2008051554050500.htm

Aga Khan meets Governor, YSR

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High-level meet: Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, with Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday -

HYDERABAD: Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismailis, who arrived here on Wednesday on a five-hour visit to the city, met Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and reviewed the progress of the work of Aga Khan Academy coming up at Maheshwaram. Dr. Reddy requested him to expedite the work, while assuring the Government’s help and assistance.

Earlier, after arriving here by a special flight from New Delhi, the Prince drove straight to Maheshwaram to inspect the Academy’s work. He left for Mumbai in the evening.

Lensmen roughed up


The media coverage of the visit was marred by ugly incidents when press photographers were roughed up and pushed around. The first incident occurred at a five-star hotel in Banjara Hills where the visiting dignitary met Dr. Reddy. Several lensmen sustained minor injuries when the security personnel of the hotel roughed them up in the lift area. The Panjagutta police remained mute spectators. The security men said the photographers were not allowed to take pictures of the Chief Minister-Aga Khan meeting as the Information and Public Relations Department did not inform them about the invitation being extended to them.

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The Aga Khan is back in city after 16 yrs
Anupam Dasgupta
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 03:52 IST


The spiritual leader of Shiite Ismaili Muslims is the 49th heriditary imam

MUMBAI: The top spiritual leader of the Shiite Ismaili Muslims is expected to reach Mumbai on May 14 as part of an eight-day official visit to the country.

The 49th hereditary imam, prince Karim al-Husseni, who is a descendant of the Prophet Aga Khan, touched base in Delhi on Monday, where he met prime minister Manmohan Singh, president Pratibha Patil and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. He is in the country to take part in the golden jubilee celebrations of the Aga Khan, which began in July last year.

For the 6,000-odd Ismaili Muslims in Mumbai the occasion is nothing short of grand. “The imam is visiting Mumbai after a gap of 16 years and we are upbeat about it,” said Amin Patel, a community representative close to al-Husseni.

The Aga Khan is likely to preside over interactive sessions with members of his community. He may also allow an interface with other streams of Islam and their followers, a community member said.

According to a report in the International Herald Tribune (IHT), the Aga Khan - one of the world’s wealthiest Muslim investors - preaches ethical use of wealth and financial aid that promotes economic self-reliance among developing countries.

It said the Aga Khan has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world. He presents a less threatening face of Islam on the global business stage.

He owns hundreds of racehorses and valuable stud farms. He also owns an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris, according to the IHT report.

It is estimated that around 20 million Ismaili Muslims, spread across 25 countries, view the Aga Khan as their “messiah”.

The Ismaili sect broke away from the parent Shiite tradition, and soon Nizari Muslims embraced the new ideology and internalised it. Shiite Islam views Ali as the rightful successor of the Prophet.

The Aga Khan is often credited with projecting Islam as a thinking man’s religion and a spiritual faith that is in consonance with the larger Ismaili credo. The Islmaili tradition grew in large parts of the world by marrying intellectual freedom with tolerance.

And in keeping with this vision of Islam and towing a long tradition of service to the humanity at large, the Ismailis have carved out an elaborate institutional framework to build capacity and improve the quality of life for their community members.

It was under the leadership of the present Imam that the institutional framework was welded into the Aga Khan Development Network - a loose collection of groups and agencies devoted to improving the quality of life across some of the troubled spots in the world.

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1164014
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Hazar Imam's visit to Hyderabad Reply with quote

Moulana Hazar Imam has visited to Hyderabad on 14-may-2008 at around 1130 hours.

About 8000 Jamati Members were present at Airport to welcome His Highness.

It is to be noted that during this time in India its a hot summer and temperature was about 108 F (42 C) and total Jamat was sitting on the Road in this soaring temerature.

MHI has come and greeted everybody.

Just have a Look at these pics.

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: MHI in Hyderabad, India Reply with quote

Some more Pics of the Above link



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^i cant see those pics...can u copy/paste it here
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:37 am    Post subject: Photos Reply with quote

MHI PHOTOS

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High-level meet: Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, with Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday -

HYDERABAD: Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismailis, who arrived here on Wednesday on a five-hour visit to the city, met Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and reviewed the progress of the work of Aga Khan Academy coming up at Maheshwaram. Dr. Reddy requested him to expedite the work, while assuring the Government’s help and assistance. Earlier, after arriving here by a special flight from New Delhi, the Prince drove straight to Maheshwaram to inspect the Academy’s work. He left for Mumbai in the evening.
Lensmen roughed up

The media coverage of the visit was marred by ugly incidents when press photographers were roughed up and pushed around. The first incident occurred at a five-star hotel in Banjara Hills where the visiting dignitary met Dr. Reddy. Several lensmen sustained minor injuries when the security personnel of the hotel roughed them up in the lift area. The security men said the photographers were not allowed to take pictures of the Chief Minister-Aga Khan meeting as the Information and Public Relations Department did not inform them about the invitation being extended to them.

The scene was repeated at the Raj Bhavan when the Prince called on Governor N. D. Tiwari, with the security and police blocking the entry of photographers near the Darbar Hall. After a lot of shoving, the lensmen had their way when Mr. Tiwari instructed the security personnel to allow them inside.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: MHI's visit to Prince Aly Khan Hospital at Mazgaon Reply with quote

YAM!!

Somebody from Mumbai, told me that MHI visited Prince Aly Khan Hospital without prior information. He interacted with the patients and examined the medical facilities at the hospital. Can somebody pls confirm?
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http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=104&oid=077&aid=0001967199

India Aga Khan <YONHAP NO-1009> (AP)


In this handout photograph made available by the Gujarat State Information Department, shown is Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi, left, welcomes the Aga Khan in Gandhinagar, 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Ahmadabad, India, Friday, May 16, 2008. The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of 20 million Ismaili muslims, is on a week long visit to India. (AP Photo/Gujarat State Information Department, HO)/2008-05-16 21:12:08/
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theismaili.org updates

India visit
Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves at members of the Jamat who lined the streets around Hyderabad airport to welcome him. Photo: Hussain
Jiwan

Today, Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Hyderabad where he was greeted at the airport by Government representatives and leaders of the Jamat. The Jamat of Hyderabad lined the streets around the airport to welcome Hazar Imam.

While in Hyderabad, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and the Governor of the state, Mr Narayan Dutt Tiwari.

Mawlana Hazar Imam also visited the site of the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, where he had laid the foundation stone of the Academy in 2006. At the site, he reviewed plans with the architects.

In the evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam flew to Mumbai where thousands of cheering members of the Jamat waved flags and greeted the Imam.

Additional photographs are available in the Delhi and Andhra Pradesh galleries, and on the AKDN website. Further details about the visit will continue to be posted at www.TheIsmaili.org.



Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with the Honourable President of India, Mrs Pratibha Patil. Photo: Gary Otte

Mawlana Hazar Imam began his day by visiting the Sundar Nursery and Nila Gumbad.

In addition to housing and protecting hundreds of plants, the Sundar Nursery also includes a number of ancient monuments, many of which date back to the Mughal period. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is currently working on the preservation of these monuments.

Both Sundar Nursery and Nila Gunbad — also a historic monument which AKTC is helping to restore — are located around Humayun’s Tomb. The revitalisation of the Gardens of Humayun’s Tomb was the first privately funded restoration of a World Heritage Site in India. It was completed in 2003 through the joint efforts of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India under the aegis of the National Culture Fund.

Later in the day, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Honourable President of India, Mrs Pratibha Patil and with the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Lal Krishna Advani.

In the evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps of India.



Monday, 12 May 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Photo: Gary Otte

This morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in New Delhi, commencing his eight-day Golden Jubilee visit of India. He was received at the airport by the Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr E. Ahmad, the Foreign Secretary, Mr Shivshankar Menon, the Chief of Protocol for the Government of India, Mr Sunil Lal, and leaders of the Jamat in India.

During the course of the day, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr E. Ahmad, the Honourable Vice President, Mr Mohammad Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance, Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

In the evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam was the guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Vice President of India.

http://www.theismaili.org/cms/321/India-visit
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Some gems from GETTY IMAGES:

Imam (spirtual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan is welcomed at the Taj Residency Ummed in Ahmedabad on May 16, 2008. The Aga Khan is on a one-day visit to Gujarat state of Western India during his seven day official tour to India till May 19. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)





Imam (spirtual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili muslims, the Aga Khan (R) greets with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Rajashekar Reddy in Hyderabad on May 14, 2008. The Aga Khan is on a one-day visit to the southern Indian city during his seven day official tour to India till May 19. AFP PHOTO /Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)




Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan (R) talks with Indian President Pratibha Patil during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on May 13, 2008. The Aga Khan is on a seven day offcial visit to India till may 19, during which he will met Indian President Pratibha patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and he will also visit the Indian cities of Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)





mam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims Aga Khan (L) talks with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi (R) during a meeting in New Delhi on May 12, 2008. The Aga Khan is on a seven day offcial visit to India till May 19, during which he will meet Indian President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and visit the Indian cities of Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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HI gave Deedar to Siddpur Jamat - Farman was in very simple English. At one point, with His hands, he drew face, made 2 dots for eyes, 2 dots for cheeks and joined the lines to make happy face. Said He was happy & Jamat should be happy

Told M/Ks that He loved Siddhpur and would want to stay there

Also during preparation of Mandap, non-Ismailis and Ismaili farmers cleared there fields to build for the Deedar

One Ismaili said his house could be cleared also to make way for Hazar Imam's special entrance
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updates from theismaili.org:

India visit
Friday, 16 May 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with the Governor of Gujarat, Mr Nawal Kishore Sharma, in Ahmedabad. Photo: Gary Otte

Departing Mumbai early in the morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ahmedabad today. There he met with the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr Narendra Modi and the Governor of the state, Mr Nawal Kishore Sharma.

In the afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled by helicopter to the small Gujarat town of Sidhpur for the first of three Golden Jubilee Darbars. The Jamat from across the state of Gujarat, had travelled to Sidhpur for this Darbar which was held at a site specially constructed to accommodate over 50 000 people.

Following the Darbar, Mawlana Hazar Imam returned to Mumbai.

Additional photographs are available in the Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra / Gujarat galleries, and on the AKDN website. Further details about the visit will continue to be posted at www.TheIsmaili.org.



Thursday, 15 May 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam smiles as he looks at photographs of his visit to the Diamond Jubilee High School in 1958, and Princess Zahra’s inauguration of the new site of the school in 2007. Photo: Gary Otte

This morning Mawlana Hazar Imam visited the Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai.

Established in 1945, the hospital was named after Hazar Imam’s father, Prince Aly Khan, who donated the land upon which it was built. Thousands of members of the Jamat gathered outside the hospital, located on the Aga Hall Estate, to welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam.

During his visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam toured the facility. He also met with the Senior Management of the hospital and the Directors of the Aga Khan Health Services in India.

From the hospital, Mawlana Hazar Imam went to the Diamond Jubilee High School in Mumbai.

Originally established in 1947 following the Diamond Jubilee of Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, the school was last visited by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 1958. In 2007, it moved to a new site which was inaugurated by Princess Zahra.

During his visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam reviewed the school facilities and met briefly with the Directors of the Aga Khan Education Service in India.

http://www.theismaili.org/cms/321/India-visit
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Mumbai Deedar Reply with quote

Lost of Mubaraki<BR>Hazar Imam was so happy and the deedar was also nice and everything was fine and went nice<BR>with Mowlas rehmat<BR>
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell us in detail about the whole Darbar, the people, the emotions, the decorations on the stage, the Imam, His jokes if any, well.... everything!

Was he garlanded with flowers? Did anyone presented a 50 years Jubilee cake to be cut? Was He celebrated with jubilation or restrain?

Thanks!
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