A Beautiful Free Downloadable Booklet Commemorating the Life of the 48th Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III

Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah (1877-1957), the 48th Hereditary Ismaili Imam, was born on November 2, 1877, in Karachi. He succeeded to the Throne of Imamat in August 1885 at the age of 7. He passed away on July 11, 1957, at the age of 79, bequeathing the Imamat to his grandson, the present 49th Imam, Mawlana Shah Karim al Hussaini who, in speaking about his grandfather, said: “Many many memories come to our minds as we think of him. He achieved in his life, for our community, that which could only have been accomplished normally in a period of many generations. The tributes that the world has paid him bear honest testimony to his great life and work.” The 48th Imam reigned 71 years, the longest in Ismaili History. The Ismailis also marked his Platinum Jubilee in some parts of the world.

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Aga Khan portrait paintings by Ismaili artist Azeez Khanbhai, Barakah exclusive
A painting of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, HIs Highness the Aga Khan III, by Ismaili artist Azeez Khanbhai. The painting was derived from the lapis lazzuli work of the late Imam by famed Ismaili artist Gulgee of Pakistan. Photo: Azeez Khanbhai Collection.

November 2, 2022, marks the 145th birth anniversary of the 48th Imam, and Barakah is delighted to present a PDF booklet containing 28 beautiful pieces on the late Imam. The 190-page downloadable booklet, though originally published in 2009 and subsequently updated in 2020, covers memorable events from the late Imam’s life and will prove to be an invaluable and inspiring read for all our readers, young and old alike. Please click HERE to download this beautiful publication.

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3 BEAUTIFUL QUOTES OF THE 48TH ISMAILI IMAM

Aga Khan Portrait and quotes on llfe, Barakah

Life is a great and noble calling, not a mean and grovelling thing to be shuffled through as best as we can but a lofty and exalted destiny.

As a very rich man treasures the possession of some unique picture, so a man should treasure and exult in the possession – his individual possession – of the sights of this unique world.

You must remember that life will have for you many disappointments. If one-fifth of one’s hopes are realised, one is extremely lucky and fortunate, so do not be discouraged by disappointments. Failures should be forgotten, and new efforts made. Despondency is a sin and hope a necessary part of Iman (faith) both for material wealth and, above all, for progress to spiritual enlightenment.

For more quotes, please click 10 Guiding Principles of Aga Khan III

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Life of 48th Ismaili Imam, commemorating 145th birth anniversary, Barakah

Date posted: November 1, 2022.

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3 comments

  1. Ya-Ali-Madat 🤗 Dear Malik, this is exceptional material shared, have been waiting in anticipation and looking forward to reading it with immense love and affection🙏🏻 So ‘grateful’ for you your distribution of such delicate and memorable material. It’s more appreciated as we all learn and embrace from your kindness and generosity. This enlightens and fills our heart, mind and soul with such happiness and love. 🙏🏻Giovanni Family ❤️

    [mattina a tutti – siamo profondamente umiliati dal tuo tempo e dalla tua devozione al bellissimo mayerial che hai compilato. Grazie mille]💚👏

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