Birth of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III - 1877-11-02
His Highness the Aga Khan III, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah was born on Friday November 2, 1877 at 'Honeymoon Lodge' in Karachi.
His birth was an occasion of immense joy for the family and particularly his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Hassanali Shah, Aga Khan I, who named him 'Sultan Mohammad.'
His mother, Lady Aly Shah, belonged to the Persian Royal family. In later life, she was also bestowed with the honour of the Crown of India by the King-Emperor of the British Empire.
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 the concepts of Islam, he strove to help Muslims build social capital to enable both political rehabilitation and a better quality of life.
Birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III, the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims is being observed on Sunday (today). Sir Aga Khan III was born in Karachi in 1877 and dedicated his entire life to the cause of Islam. He will always be remembered as one of the most distinguished and well-reputed leaders and diplomats during Pakistan's freedom movement.
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