His Highness Aga Khan IV (Hazar Imam) is the 49th Imam of Ismaili Community. Mentioned-below is the photos collection of Hazar Imam Salgirah Mubarak:
Photos Courtesy: the.ismaili and Simerg
His Highness, the Aga Khan, became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims at the age of 20 on July 11, 1957, 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 daughter of the Prophet.
His Highness, Aga Khan, who was honored with the first Adrienne Clarkson Prize for World Citizenship in September of this year, has devoted his life’s work to improving living conditions for the world’s most needy and promoting understanding of the importance of pluralism to global harmony.
His Highness, the Aga Khan, is a multi-millionaire, enigmatic businessman, philanthropist, sports fanatic and spiritual leader of nearly 15 million Ismaili Muslims worldwide.
The Metropolis magazine found in 1997 that a man of both East and West Aga Khan defies almost every Western stereotype of an Islamic religious leader.
The British newspaper Metro writes today: “A man with few words, he gracefully closes the gaps between the spiritual and the material. East and West; Muslim and Christian – this is no easy task for the best of us. “
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Is the 49th and current spiritual leader of some 15 million Ismaili Muslims scattered in 25 countries.
While most Ismailis live in African and Asian countries, there are considerable communities in the United Kingdom as well as in the United States and Canada.
According to Forbes magazine, Aga Khan is one of the top 15 richest royals in the world.
In 2017, according to Metro, Aga Khan will have completed 60 years as the leader of the Ismaili community.
Worldwide events and celebrations will mark the beginning of its Diamond Jubilee in July 2017, with celebrations continuing for the next 12 months. The diamond jubilee year will effectively be a celebration of Aga Khan’s vision and tireless work.
Founded and led by His Highness, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) operates in 30 countries, including Tajikistan, and employs over 80,000 people. The non-denominational agencies work in areas such as health and education, rural development, architecture, culture, economic sustainability and strengthening civil society.
Collective agencies are working for a variety of purposes, including the eradication of global poverty and the upgrading of the status of women.
“And that’s not all, the name of Aga Khan can be seen in a number of hospitals, schools and universities around the world – every facility works, helps, treats and teaches in a non-discriminatory manner,” says Metro.
AKDN has been working in Tajikistan since 1992 and has many years of experience working with mining companies. The company operates in all regions of the country and employs more than 3,500 people.
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