Imamate of Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah - 1885-1957AD
The Imamate of Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah is witness to a glorious period in Ismaili history, as portrayed by the illustrious presentation of the Jubilees, where the followers weighed their Imam physically against gold, diamond and platinum respectively, and subsequently placed these in humble submission to the Imam. The Imam graciously returned these in the sole endeavour of uplifting the economic and educational conditions of His Jamat. Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah was active also in the political sphere as illustrated by his founding of the All India Muslim League in 1906, the establishment of the Alighar Muslim University in 1911, his presidency over the League of Nations in 1937, and his diplomatic efforts to averting the first and second World Wars. Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah passed away at his residence, Barkat Villa, in Geneva, Switzerland, and was buried in Aswan, Egypt. The Imam appointed in his will, his grandson Shah Karim bin Aly Solomone Khan to succeed him as the Imam and Pir of the Ismailis.