This piece is published as part of the commemoration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad on 12th of Rabi al-Awwal which in 2019 falls on or around November 9. The Aga Khan reflects on the world of Islam and calls upon Muslims to seek inspiration from the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad for a truly dynamic Islamic society for the future.
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MUST READ! The momentous role played by the late 48th Ismaili Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan (2 November 1877 – 11 July 1957), Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, in creating the Aligarh University. He spearheaded the fund raising campaign for the university and went door to door to acquire funding for the educational establishment. Please share this post.
A comprehensive post celebrating Id-e-Ghadir and the succession of Ismaili Imams from Hazrat Ali to Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan. The post includes a fantastic map of the Ismaili Imama as a downloadble PDF file.
A brief glimpse into the Ismaili Imamat’s deep rooted relationship with the British Monarchy – specifically Queens Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. The post draws material from numerous sources including the 48th Ismaili Imam’s The Memoirs of Aga Khan published in 1954.
According to tradition Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s), the first Shia Imam, was born on the 13th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, approximately twenty one years before the Hegira or the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) from Mecca to Medina, from which the Muslim calendar begins. Continue Reading