For Navroz, a Collection of Beautiful Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan and Members of His Family

His Highness the Aga Khan Visual and Textual Expressions Barakah
The photographs represent members of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family we have covered in Barakah. This is an ongoing project, and this page will continue to be updated in the weeks and months ahead. Photo collage: Malik Merchant/Barakah.

Prepared and compiled by MALIK MERCHANT
Publisher-Editor, BarakahSimerg and Simergphotos

The recent publication of two posts in quick succession on Mata Salamat, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, and Prince Aly Muhammad resulted in a significant increase in Barakah’s readership. Indeed, all the posts on members of Mawlana Hazar Imam His Highness the Aga Khan’s family have received very high readership over the past year. In each article that we post on this blog, we provide link referrals to other articles of interest, and that is also the case with tributes to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family members. However, according to the information we gather from our statistics, a majority of the readers do not click on the links, preferring to focus on the piece they are reading. For that reason, and because we are gaining new readers everyday, we have created this page to facilitate easier access to the tributes we have published so far. Readers can then return to this page at their convenience to continue their reading from where they left.

As we approach, Navroz, the Persian New Year, my family joins me in wishing you Navroz Mubarak. We thank our readers for their gracious support over the years, and convey our heartful thanks to individuals and families who have come forward and shared their unique photo collections with readers of Barakah.

Please click on the 11 hyperlinks (or photos) to read the corresponding photo piece

1. The Gift Presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, on his 85th Birthday

Aga Khan holding 85th birthday gift presented to him on December 13, 2021.
One of two vases presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, on his 85th auspicious birthday on December 13, 2021. Photo: Fernando Costa / IPL via The Ismaili.

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2. BIRTH OF PRINCE SINAN AGA KHAN AND MEANING OF SINAN

Princess Salwa Aga Khan gazes lovingly at her baby boy, Prince Sinan. The Ismaili Barakah
Princess Salwa Aga Khan gazes lovingly at her baby boy, Prince Sinan. Photo: The Ismaili

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3. BIRTH OF PRINCE IRFAN AGA KHAN AND MEANING OF IRFAN

Prince Rahim, Prince Irfan and Princess Salwa Aga Khan Barakah.com
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with their son Prince Irfan. Photo: The Ismaili.

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4. BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE to PRINCE RAHIM AGA KHAN

Prince Rahim Aga Khan Barakah Aziz Azeez Khanbhai
Ismaili artist AzIz Khanbhai’s watercolour painting of Princes Rahim Aga Khan, as a young boy .

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5. BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE to PRINCE HUSSAIN AGA KHAN

Prince Hussain Aga Khan portrait paintings by Ismaili artist Azeez Khanbhai, Barakah exclusive
Ismaili artist AzIz Khanbhai’s watercolour painting of Prince Hussain Aga Khan, as a young boy .

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6. BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE to PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN

A watercolour painting of Princess Zahra n Aga Khan as a girl by Ismaili artist Aziz Khanbhai. Barakah.com
Ismaili artist Aziz Khanbhai’s watercolour painting of Princess Zahra Aga Khan, as a young girl .

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7. BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE to PRINCE AMYN AGA KHAN

Prince Amyn Aga Khan in the Bellerive Room of the Aga Khan Museum
Prince Amyn Aga Khan in the Bellerive Room of the Aga Khan Museum. Photo: Aga Khan Museum, Lapis 2018 event.

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8. BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE to PRINCESS YASMIN AGA KHAN

Gotfryd, Bernard, Yasmin Khan, Rita Hayworth's daughter, party for Alzheimer's fundraiser, NYC, LOC photo
A portrait photo of Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. Photo: Bernard Gotfryd/Library of Congress Collection.

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9. BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE to PRINCE ALY MUHAMMAD AGA KHAN

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan by Ismaili artist Azeez Khanbhai
Ismaili artist Aziz Khanbhai’s watercolour painting of Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan.

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10. TRIBUTE to MATA SALAMAT, OM HABIBEH AGA KHAN (1906 – 2000)

Mata Salamat Om Habibeh Aga Khan Barakah textual and visual expressions
Mata Salamat Om Habibeh Aga Khan standing in front of a portrait of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah at Villa Yakimour in this signed photograph dated on 13 December 1992 (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 56th birthday). Photo: Nizar Harji Family Collection.

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11. Tribute to Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan (1877 – 1957)

Aga Khan portrait paintings by Ismaili artist Azeez Khanbhai, Barakah exclusive
Ismaili artist Aziz Khanbhai’s watercolour painting of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan.

Date posted: Friday, March 11, 2022.

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12 comments

  1. Have not seen these photos before and I am lucky that I have been able to view these rare photographs of the Noorani family at this late age in my life.

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  2. Thank you Azeez for sharing your art work. Portraits sketched and painted by you have so much more depth of feeling, sense of dedication and love. The colours you have chosen, the portrait of Mawlana Sultan Mohamed Shah says so much about his character, charisma and age. Juxtaposed with Prince Aly Muhammad, prince Hussain and Prince Rahim with youthful faces and delicate skin colours.

    In Princess Zahra’s portrait you have captured how she smiles with her whole being, the tilt of her head and her youthful flowing hair — now her charm exudes as she is older, more serious and a leading role model for us, her hearty laugh so contagious and pleasing. Princess Zahra is my favourite Princess.

    Thank you Azeez

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  3. Thank you so much Malik for sharing these photographs. Navroz Mubarak to you and your family and may Moula bless you and your family with good health, happiness and lots of Barakat. Ameen.

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  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful collage of the Noorani Family——and of course, kudos to brother Azeez Khanbai for his gorgeous artistic pieces that he has painted over the years!Mashalla!

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  5. Thank you for these precious moments of reverence of the Imam and his family. May Mowla grant you peace and happiness for your seva, Ameen.

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  6. Seeing Noorani family pictures gives us a pleasant peace of mind. It reminds us the work the Noorani family are doing for the Jamat worldwide, day and night.

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  7. All photographs are awesome. It gave me peace in my heart and soul. Very good job done. May mowla bless your soul and give you immense happiness. Ya Ali Madad.

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  8. Seeing the Noorani family pics brings joy to the heart. As always you publish wonderful pics & info. Thanks much appreciated.

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