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PM, Prince Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques 2015-05-03


Date of publication:Sunday, 3 May 2015

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said.

During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government and the foundation that aims to enable the foundation to carry out maintenance works in mosques, added the spokesman.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of Amir Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo


02 May 2015


Your Excellency the Minister of Antiquities,
Your Excellency, the Governor of Cairo,
Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen‎,

It is an immense pleasure to join all of you once again, in this special celebration. The inauguration of the Aq Sunqur Mosque is an extraordinary moment in its own right. And it also marks the culmination of a larger revitalisation that has taken place over many years in historic Cairo.

The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture 2015-05-02


Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

The Prophetic Figure of Adam in the Fatimid Tradition


In this monograph prepared in 1991 for presentation at the SOS Khojki Conference organised by the Heritage Society, Professor Shin Nomoto discusses the role of Adam in history from the point of view of two sources of Fatimid Origin:

1) From the Kitak al-Riyad of Da'i Hami al-Din Khirmani(d.1021AD) with reference to the debate on Adam's Prophecy by Abu Hatim al-razi (d.935) and Abu Yaqub Sijistani.

2) The second sources used in this monograph is from the 13th Century Tayyibi Da'i husayn b. Ali b. Muhammad b. al-Walid (d.1298)

The prophetic Figure of Adam within the Fatimid Tradition

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  1991
Authors  Nomoto, Shin
Journal Title  Proceedings of the SOS Khojki Conference
Volume  1991
Publisher  The Heritage Society
Key Words  Adam; fatimid; Prophetic; figure;

Avichal allah avichal khalak - Meaning and comments by Mumtaz Ali Tajdddin


The meaning of the Ginan " Avichal Allah, Avichal Khalaq" of Pir Sadardin. (d.1416)

the ginans is 13 couplets is translated and commented line by line and on its concepts. The ginan is in Hindi that incorporates many Persian words and some Arabic ones.

Download link for the PDF file is given here below.

Avichal Allah, Avichal Khalaq

Avichal allah avi chal khalak
Publication Type  Translation
Year of Publication  1993
Authors  Tajddin Sadiq Ali, Mumtaz Ali

11 pages

Key Words  Pir sadardin; ginan; meaning; avichal allal; ismaili; translation

Mystical Elements in "Satvenni Motti" of Sayed Nur Muhammad Shah


Mumtaz Ali Tajjdin Sadik Ali has built his credibility since decades in the field of Ginanic studies in which he has become one of the experts of our times.

Mumtaz Ali has written this short 16 pages analysis of Satvenni Motti (Satveni Moti) Granth and released it on Navroz (21st March) 1996. After a brief introduction on Nur Muhammad Shah, he goes on in showing the various concepts covered in Motty Satvenni with some verses translated ending in comparing with concepts put forth by Pir Sadardin and explaining in detail the process of Meditation supported by the "Jap", the "Word".

Ismailism in Multan and Sind


This is an article about the expansion of Ismailism in Multan and Sind since Dai Hatim was sent to these areas in 883AD (Fatimid took power in Maghreb in 909 AD). The expansion continued later under Dai Jalam b. Shayban( http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/2187) who seize Multan for the Fatimid Imams in 985 AD.

A Fatimid Decree of the Year 524 AH/1130 AD


The large collection of the Turkish and Arabic manuscripts at the St Catherine Monastery in Sinai contains several Decrees issued by various Fatimid Caliphs and in particular Mustealian Fatimid Caliphs. In some of those we find confirmation of the covenant of Prophet Muhammad with the Christians for their protection. Stern publishes here one of the Decree of the Regent Abd al Majid in this article.

A PDF download is available from the link below.

Model-turned-princess Kendra Spears gives birth to first child


April 17, 2015

It's a boy! Kendra Spears and her husband Prince Rahim Aga Khan announced they have welcomed their first child together. The American fashion model, now known as Princess Salwa Aga Khan, gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday.

The news was announced on the official website of the Ismaili Muslim Community – a group of people united in their allegiance to Prince Rahim's father, His Highness Aga Khan IV.

The royal baby is here (but not the one you think): Model Kendra Spears welcomes a son with husband Prince Rahim Aga Khan


American model Kendra Spears, who has been known as Princess Salwa since her marriage to the Aga Khan's son Prince Rahim, has given birth to her first child.

The baby, a boy named Prince Irfan, was born in the Swiss city of Geneva last Saturday and both mother and child are doing well.

News of the birth, which was announced yesterday, has been greeted with joy by the followers of the Aga Khan, who, in a statement, spoke of his family's 'great happiness'.

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The Beginnings of Ismaili Dawa in Northern India


This is an attempt by the author in 1954 to explain how Ismaili Dawa started in India. Very early during the Fatimids, Ismaili Dawa had reached all parts of India. Balouchistan was Ismaili. In Hind and Sind, there was also strong Ismaili Influence as well as in Multan. The Sumra Dynasty reign lasted 350 years. Sumras were practising Fatimid Ismailism. They helped later in the Dawa carried by Pir Satgur Nur and Pir Sadardin. Overall, an extremely important work, though only few pages, a must read.

Qadi an Numan the Fatimid Jurist and Author by Asaf Fyzee

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Qadi Numan is a prolific author and Jurist credited with 45+ works. Qadi Nu'man served under 4 Fatimid Caliphs. His Biography and work is presented in this early article by Asaf Ali Ashgar Fyzee, the expert in the field of study of Qadi Numan's work.

Also other sources are available for Qadi Numan's life and work:

The PDF file of the article is available for download in the link below.

Prince Aga Khan reviews Academy work 2015-04-11

H.H. The Aga Khan at the Hyderabad Academy 2015-04-11
Deccan Herald

The spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, visited the Aga Khan Academy here on Friday to review progress of the school.

The Aga Khan was accompanied by his son Prince AlyMuhammed, his daughter Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan. The visit to the academy allowed the Aga Khan to assess first-hand the progress made since his last visit in September 2013 when the school was formally inaugurated.

Thank you for letting me visit the Taj Mahal, says Aga Khan 2015-04-09

Prince Karim Aga Khan, met withPrime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi

Spiritual leader of Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan visited the Taj Mahal on Wednesday. Following the visit, he commented "Thank you for letting me visit the Taj for the second time." He wrote the same comment in the monument's visitors' book.

Aga Khan Receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award 2015-04-08

His Highness the Aga Khan receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award from President Pranab Mukherjee of India.

New Delhi, India, 8 April, 2015 –His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, today awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India.

The award, which was bestowed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as part of the commemoration of India’s 66th Republic Day, was also awarded to actor Amitabh Bhachchan, philanthropist Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and renowned nuclear scientist, Malur Ramasamy Srinivasan, amongst others.

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM Narendra Modi 2015-04-08

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India 2015-04-08
Odisha Fast News

New Delhi: Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, Prince Karim Aga Khan, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. He is currently on a visit to India, and will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow.

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