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Our 33rd Holy Imam Abdussalaam Shah

Hazrat Imam Abdussalaam ascended to the Masnad of Imamat in 880 A.H.. According to historians, Imam Abdussalaam Shah lived in Shaher-Babak which was in Kerman district of Iran and was also known as "Mahmood Shah". The Khoja Ismailis of Hindustan sent gifts, Nazranas and Dasond to the Imam through Vazirs and Rais who were appointed by the Imam. Khakhi Khorasani also mentions in his writings the name of Imam as "Shah-e-Salaamullah"

President Higgins of Ireland meets Aga Khan Áras an Uachtaráin 2018-8-11

President Higgins and his wife Sabina meeting Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, Aga Khan IV. Photograph: Maxwells  2018-8-11

President Michael D Higgins hosted the Aga Khan at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday marking the Shia Muslim leader’s 60th anniversary in office.

The occasion honoured the conclusion of Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini’s, (Aga Khan IV) accession to the Imamat, the institution and office of spiritual leadership of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee year concluded on July 11th last.

Aleppo's reconstruction 'deserves international resources'

leppo's once-vibrant souk, being cleared of debris in February 2017, two months after Syrian government forces retook the city f
www.theartnewspaper.com The Art Newspaper

ga Khan Trust for Culture calls for condemnation of destruction to be reinforced by help on the ground

MoU signed to support startups by young entrepreneurs 2018-08-08

Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
fp.brecorder.com Business Recorder

Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN), Aga Khan University and a Pakistani multinational pharmaceutical company on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support startups by young entrepreneurs that solve today's challenges in healthcare and medical education. The MoU was signed by Firoz Rasul, the AKU president and Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed, OPEN (Karachi Chapter) president, who is also director of the PharmEvo's Digital Health and Strategic Projects.

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The Imam's word on the Faith is taken as an absolute rule. Every Ismaili is expected to accept it. The Community always follows very closely the personal way of thinking of the Imam. It's one of the particularities of Ismailis

Uganda: Kadaga Praises Aga Khan for Preserving Culture

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Uganda  2017-10-11
allafrica.com, The Monitor

Kampala — The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has praised the Aga Khan for preserving works of history and art at a time culture and heritage are being destroyed in other parts of the world.
Speaker Kadaga made the comments during a tour of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Uganda's High Commissioner there, Ms Joy Ruth Acheng, accompanied the Speaker and other high-level Ugandan officials on a tour of the museum, which is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

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all civilized societies need to have an ethical framework. Otherwise, civil society cannot function in a serious and planned way. If civil society wants to be a major force at the national level, this is how I see the developed world accepting it. And so, civil society needs to be anchored in a set of ethical premises

Expresso Magazine Article: Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan in Lisbon, Portugal 2018-07-21

H.H. The Aga Khan IV


The descendant of Prophet Muhammad celebrated in Lisbon, the 60 years as leader of the Ismailis. An exclusive interview with the wealthiest spiritual leader in the world
By Alexandra Carita
Photographs by Tiago Miranda


“This is a faith of reason”

Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo honours The Aga Khan 2018-07-20

Portugal’s President  Rebelo de Sousa bestows Portugal’s highest honours— the Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty  2018-07-20

Portugal President Marcelo Rebelol honours The Aga Khan

Friday July 21 2017

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•Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa bestowed the Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty on the Aga Khan with at Lisbon’s Belem Palace on Thursday.

•The Aga Khan was in Lisbon at the invitation of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa to receive an Honorary Doctorate for his longstanding commitment to improving the quality of life for some of the world’s vulnerable populations.

Our 32nd Holy Imam Mustansir-Billah II

Imam Mustansir-Billah II ascended to the Masnad of Imamat 868 A.H. It is recorded that he lived in Shaher-Babak in Iran. His birth name was "Alyshah" according to history books like "Aasare-Muhammadi". History also records that the Imam lived in great splendor and was well-loved by all the people. During this time the Dawat of Ismailis spread to Kashmir and Jammu and various places in the Indian sub-continent where Pirs and Sayyeds such as Muhammad Nurbaksh (Pir Mitha) collected Maal-e-Waajbad from Imam's followers

Our 31st Holy Imam Muhammad bin Islam Shah

Imam Muhammad bin Islam Shah ascended to the Masnad of Imamat in A.H. 827. At that time his residency was in Shaher-e-Babak in Iran. Jamats in Hindustan were informed of the Imamat of Muhammad bin Islam Shah by way of Talikas delivered through our Holy Pirs. The Imam was also presented Maal-e-Wajbaat (dasond etc) from His Murids from everywhere by way of the Pirs. At that time Pir Tajdin was appointed as our 28th Pir by the Holy Imam.

AKDN announces € 2.5 million grant towards scientific and technical research for Portuguese-speaking countries and developing na

His Excellency Professor Manuel Heitor, Portugal’s Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, speaking at the announc

Lisbon, Portugal, 12 July 2018 – A second tranche of grant funding for research and education projects in the amount of € 2.5 million was announced by representatives of the Ismaili Imamat and Aga Khan Development Network as a week of activities concluded in Portugal celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan.

The second tranche is intended to fund research that will improve the quality of life mainly in Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa.

From Toronto to Baghdad: new Aga Khan exhibit helps rebuild destroyed university library 2018-07-22

Iraqi-American artist poses with his project 168:01 at the Aga Khan Museum  2018-07-17

Visitors will gradually transform the exhibit's empty library to a collaborative donation

With its long shelf lined with white-covered books all housed inside a cavernous room, the newest offering at the Aga Khan Museum looks a bit like an empty, sterile library. But the creative force behind the project hopes visitors will fill it with the knowledge contained in thousands of new textbooks.

Plano's MCOR teams up with Aga Khan Council for exhibition ‘Ethics in Action’ events set for July 20-21

The inaugural Ethics in Action event is a collaboration between Aga Khan Council of the Central US and the city of Plano’s Multi

Aga Khan Council for the Central United States will host the first Ethics in Action event July 20-21 at the Plano Municipal Center. The inaugural event marks the first collaboration between Aga Khan Council in Plano and the city’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (MCOR).

The two-day event will be from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the lobby at 1520 K Ave.

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A Country of Opportunity is one that encourages cooperation among diverse interests, fostering partnerships between government and the private sector, for example, while also encouraging those private organisations that are designed to serve public goals, what we often call the institutions of civil society.


To become a Country of Opportunity is not an easy matter, it is something that the people and the government of a nation must work at, creatively, patiently, and persistently.

Address by His Highness the Aga Khan to the Parliament of Portugal 2018-07-10

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses Portugal's Members of Parliament in the Senate Chamber of the Portuguese Parliament Building

Your Excellency, President of Parliament, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Distinguished Members of Government and Members of Parliament
Honourable Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina
Distinguished guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Let me begin by expressing my most sincere gratitude to the President and the members of the Parliament, for your very warm welcome in this remarkable setting, and to the President of the Republic for the invitation to visit Portugal.

I recognise what a great honour it is to have been invited to speak to you today.

Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum at Portugal’s Assembly of the Republic 2018-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan tours the exhibition Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections

Toronto, Canada, 11 July 2018 - To mark His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations taking place in Lisbon, the Aga Khan Museum has loaned a special exhibition of 17 artifacts to Portugal’s Assembly of the Republic. The exhibition is titled Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections and includes captivating folios and colourful ceramics as well as exquisitely decorated wood and steel artifacts from Mughal, Ottoman, Persian, and Chinese empires dating from the 10th to the 19th centuries.

Aga Khan launches Sh25bn health project in Mwanza 2018-11-13

Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Minister Ummy Mwalimu cuts the ribbon to officially launch the Mothe

By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTZ news@tznationmedia.com

Mwanza. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has launched a Sh25.3 billion project that aims at minimizing diseases, maternal and child mortality rates and improving access to reproductive maternal and newborn health (Impact), in Mwanza Region.

The project will cover district councils of Kwimba, Magu, Misungwi, Nyamagana, Ukerewe, Sengerema, Ilemela and Buchosa and is jointly being financed by Agha Khan Foundation Canada and the government.

Prime Minister of Canada sends Imamat Day greetings 2018-07-11


The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada issued the following statement:
on Imamat Day:

"Today Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness The Aga Khan IV to the Throne of Imamat.

I wish all Ismaili Canadians celebrating Imamat Day a heartfelt Khushiali Mubarak.

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