On December 13, Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan.
His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.
On December 13th Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. We join in their rejoicing and wish His Highness and his followers “Salgirah Mubarak”.
Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, KBE was born on 13 December 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland. Wikipedia
Born: December 13, 1936 (age 78), Geneva, Switzerland
Parents: Joan Yarde-Buller, Prince Aly Khan
Children: Rahim Aga Khan, Zahra Aga Khan, Hussain Aga Khan, Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan
Siblings: Yasmin Aga Khan, Prince Amyn Aga Khan,
Organizations founded: Aga Khan Development Network,
Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin
VICTORIA - To mark this occasion, Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:
"It is a pleasure to congratulate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the occasion of his birthday.
"For millions of Ismailis around the globe, His Highness provides spiritual guidance, but since becoming the Aga Khan over 50 years ago, has also become one of the world's greatest statesmen. His work to build bridges across religious and ethnic divides has resulted in real change. His Highness also has been a tireless advocate for peace, prosperity, and equality.
Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva. He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history.
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Le ministre Kenney présente ses voeux d'anniversaire à Son Altesse, le Prince Karim Aga Khan - 2008-12-12Posted December 13th, 2008 by heritage
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - 12 déc. 2008) - L'honorable Jason Kenney, ministre de la Citoyenneté, de l'Immigration et du Multiculturalisme, a formulé la déclaration suivante pour l'anniversaire de Son Altesse, le Prince Karim Aga Khan, le 13 décembre :
Je voudrais présenter mes meilleurs voeux d'anniversaire à Son Altesse, le Prince Karim Aga Khan.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2008) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, which is on December 13:
"I would like to extend warm birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.