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Encyclopedia > Aga Khan IV
Prince Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV
Born December 13, 1936 (1936-12-13) (age 71)
Geneva, Switzerland
Spouse Princess Salimah Āgā Khān (1969 – 1995)
Begum Inaara Āgā Khān (1998 – current)
Children Princess Zahra Āgā Khān
Prince Rahim Āgā Khān
Prince Hussain Āgā Khān
Prince Aly Muhammad Āgā Khān
Parents Prince Aly Khān
Joan, Viscountess Camrose

Karīm al-Hussaynī, Āgā Khān IV KBE CC GCC (Arabic: سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان الرابع) (born December 13, 1936) is the current (49th) Imām of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He has been in this position, and held the title of Āgā Khān, since July 11, 1957. The Ismailis are ethnically and culturally diverse and reside in over 35 countries around the world. A modern Muslim leader, the Āgā Khān is responsible for the interpretation of the faith for his followers and as part of the office of the Imamate, he endeavors to improve the quality of their lives and of the communities in which they live. In the Shia tradition of Islam, it is the mandate of the Imam of the time to safeguard the individual's right to personal intellectual search and to give practical expression to the ethical vision of society that the Islamic message inspires. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Geneva (disambiguation). ... Princess Salimah Aga Khan (born January 28, 1940) was born in India as Sarah Frances Croker-Poole, better known as Sally Croker-Poole, and was a fashion model prior to her wedding to the fourth Aga Khan, Prince Karim Aga Khan, in 1969. ... The Begum Aga Khan (Begum Inaara) - Photographed by Sabine Brauer Her Highness the Begum Aga Khan, LL.D, (Begum Inaara Aga Khan or Princess Inaara Aga Khan), (born April 1, 1963) is the current Begum Aga Khan, the wife of the Aga Khan IV, (49th) Imam of the Shia Imami... HH Princess Zahra Aga Khan (born September 18, 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland) is the eldest child of the Aga Khan. ... Prince Rahim Aga Khan (October 12, 1971-) is the eldest son and heir apparent of Aga Khan IV and his first wife Begum Salima. ... HH Prince Hussain Aga Khan (April 10, 1974) is the third child and second son of Aga Khan IV and his first wife, the former Sarah Croker-Poole. ... Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan (June 13, 1911 – May 12, 1960), known as Aly Khan, was a vice president of the United Nations General Assembly representing Pakistan, for which he served as U.N. ambassador (1958-1960). ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... Founded in 1318, the Military Order of Christ (Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo) was the heritage of the Knights Templar in Portugal, after the suppression of the Templars in 1312. ... Arabic redirects here. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Ismaili ( اسماعيلي, Persian Esmaaili) branch of Islam is the second-largest Shia community, after the Twelvers who are dominant in Iran. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This article is about the hereditary title. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Āgā Khān is referred to by members of his community as Mawlana Hāzar Imām (حاضر إمام, "Present Imām"). He traces his lineage to the Prophet Muhammad through Muhammad's daughter Fātima and her husband `Alī ibn Abī Tālib, the first Shī`a Imām.[1][2] Since his ascension to the Imamat, the Āgā Khān has witnessed complex political and economic changes which have affected his followers, including independence of African countries from colonial rule, expulsion of Asians from Uganda, the independence of Central Asian countries such as Tajikistan from the former Soviet Union, and the continuing turmoil in Afghanistan and Pakistan Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ... This article is about Muhammads daughter. ... Ali ibn Abu Talib (Arabic: علي بن أبي طالب translit: ‘AlÄ« ibn Abu Ṭālib Persian: علی پسر ابو طالب) ‎ (599 – 661) is an early Islamic leader. ... The Shia Imam is considered by the Shia sect of Islam to be the rightful successor to Muhammad, and is similar to the Caliph in Sunni Islam. ...


The Āgā Khān has been particularly interested in the elimination of global poverty; the advancement of the status of women; the promotion of Islamic culture, art, and architecture; and furthering pluralistic values in society. He is the founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development networks in the world, which works towards social, economic, and cultural development in Asia and Africa. Founded and guided by Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. ...

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Birth and childhood

Born Prince Karim Khan [about Karim Aga Khan]or [Aga Khan IV], the Āgā Khān IV is the eldest son of Prince Aly Khān,a great Pakistani leader of independence (1911–1960) and his first wife French-born Princess Tajudowlah, formerly the Hon. Joan Barbara Yarde-Buller (1908–1997). Born in Geneva, Switzerland on December 13, 1936, Karim Khan was declared healthy despite being born prematurely.[3] The Āgā Khān's brother, Prince Amyn, was born less than a year later. Their parents divorced in 1949 and Prince Aly Khān later married Rita Hayworth, a well-known American actress, with whom he had a daughter, Princess Yasmin Āgā Khān, half-sister of the Āgā Khān. Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan (June 13, 1911 – May 12, 1960), known as Aly Khan, was a vice president of the United Nations General Assembly representing Pakistan, for which he served as U.N. ambassador (1958-1960). ... For a specific analysis of the population of France, see Demographics of France. ... Coat of arms of the Canton of Geneva Coat of arms of the City of Geneva Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf, Italian: Ginevra, Romansh Genevra, Spanish: Ginebra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich), located where Lake Geneva (French: Lac de Genève or Lac L... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress who rose to stardom in the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ...



The Āgā Khān spent his childhood in Nairobi, Kenya,[4] where his early education was done by private tutoring. His grandfather, Āgā Khān III, engaged Mustafa Kamil, a scholar from Aligarh Muslim University, for both Prince Karim and Prince Amyn. The Āgā Khān later attended the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history. Categories: Africa geography stubs | Capitals in Africa | Kenya ... Aga Khan III Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah, The Aga Khan III (Persian: آغا خان الثالث), GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, (November 2, 1877 – July 11, 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. ... Victoria gate, a prominent building at the university Aligarh Muslim University is a Residential Academic Institution which was established in 1875. ... Institut Le Rosey, established in 1880, is the oldest private boarding school in Switzerland and one of the most exclusive educational institutions in the world. ... Harvard redirects here. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Suleiman Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii) in Istanbul was built on the order of sultan Suleiman the Magnificent by the great Ottoman architect Sinan in 1557 The History of Islam is the history of the Islamic faith and the world it shaped as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. ...


Marriages

The Āgā Khān married a prominent English fashion model, Sarah (Sally) Croker-Poole, titled HH Begum Salima Āgā Khān, on 22 October 1969 (civil) and 28 October 1969 (religious), at his home in Paris, France. The couple were married for 25 years, during which they had three children: Princess Zahra Āgā Khān (b. September 18, 1970), Prince Rahim Āgā Khān (b. October 12, 1971), and Prince Hussain Āgā Khān (b. April 10, 1974). Their marriage ended by divorce in 1995. Princess Salimah Aga Khan (born January 28, 1940) was born in India as Sarah Frances Croker-Poole, better known as Sally Croker-Poole, and was a fashion model prior to her wedding to the fourth Aga Khan, Prince Karim Aga Khan, in 1969. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... HH Princess Zahra Aga Khan (born September 18, 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland) is the eldest child of the Aga Khan. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prince Rahim Aga Khan (October 12, 1971-) is the eldest son and heir apparent of Aga Khan IV and his first wife Begum Salima. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... HH Prince Hussain Aga Khan (April 10, 1974) is the third child and second son of Aga Khan IV and his first wife, the former Sarah Croker-Poole. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


The Āgā Khān married his second wife, HSH Dr. Gabriele Princess of Leiningen (née Gabriele Thyssen), in Aiglemont on 30 May 1998. She holds a doctorate of law. Prior to the marriage, the bride converted to Islām, and the couple jointly chose the bride's new Muslim name "Inaara" (derived from Arabic nur, meaning "light"). She is now the HH the Begum Āgā Khān. By her, the Āgā Khān has a son, Prince Aly Muhammad Āgā Khān (b. 7 March 2000), and a stepdaughter, HSH Princess Theresa of Leiningen, who is 110th in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. On 8 October 2004, an announcement was made that the Āgā Khān and the Begum Āgā Khān were to seek a divorce.[5] The Begum Aga Khan (Begum Inaara) - Photographed by Sabine Brauer Her Highness the Begum Aga Khan, LL.D, (Begum Inaara Aga Khan or Princess Inaara Aga Khan), (born April 1, 1963) is the current Begum Aga Khan, the wife of the Aga Khan IV, (49th) Imam of the Shia Imami... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... The Begum Aga Khan (Begum Inaara) - Photographed by Sabine Brauer Her Highness the Begum Aga Khan, LL.D, (Begum Inaara Aga Khan or Princess Inaara Aga Khan), (born April 1, 1963) is the current Begum Aga Khan, the wife of the Aga Khan IV, (49th) Imam of the Shia Imami... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal Wealth and Income

His personal wealth has been estimated as exceeding $1 billion. [6] Each member of the Ismaili community is required to pay 12.5% of their income to accounts linked to the Aga Khan in Switzerland. His annual income is estimated to be $300m. Business interests include hotels and airlines, and he has also invested in a tourist complex in Sardinia. [7]


Imamat of Shi'a Ismaili Community

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Ismaili

Shi'a Islam The IsmāʿīlÄ« (Urdu: اسماعیلی IsmāʿīlÄ«, Arabic: الإسماعيليون al-IsmāʿīliyyÅ«n; Persian: اسماعیلیان Esmāʿīliyān) branch of Islam is the second largest part of the ShÄ«a community, after the Twelvers (Ithnāʿashariyya). ... Shiʻa Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%–35% of all Muslim. ...


Branches

Nizari · Mustaali · Druze
Main article: Ismaili The Nizārīyya (Arabic النزاريون Al-Nizarin) are the largest branch of the Ismāīlī (in Persian: اسماعیلیه) and make up over two thirds of Ismāīlī Muslims. ... This group is named Mustaali because they follow Imam Mustalli, after Imam Mustansir Billah, and not Nazaar whom the Aga Khan group consider as their Imam. ... Religions Druzism Scriptures Rasail al-hikmah (Epistles of Wisdom), Quran Languages Arabic. ...

Concepts
The Qur'an · The Ginans

Reincarnation · Panentheism
Imam · Pir · Da'i al-Mutlaq
Aql · Numerology · Taqiyya
Zahir · Batin An esoteric interpretation of the Qur’an is an interpretation of the Qur’an which includes attribution of esoteric or mystic meanings to the text by the interpretater and in this aspect its method is different from the conventional exegesis of the Qur’an called tafsir. ... The Ginans are Nizari Ismaili religious texts. ... The belief in reincarnation in Nizari Ismailism is attested to in the Ginans and Ismailis perform chantas yearly, one of which is for sins committed in past lives. ... With the exception of the Mustaali Ismaili, most Ismaili believe in panentheism, meaning God is both reality and transcendent of it. ... This is a sub-article to Imamah (Shia doctrine). ... A Pir (Persian: پیر) meaning Old Man. ... The term Dāˤī al-Mutlaq (Arabic: الداعي المطلق) literally means the absolute or unrestricted missionary. In IsmāīlÄ« Islām, the term dāˤī has been used to refer to important religious leaders other than the hereditary Imāms and the Daˤwa or Mission is a clerical-style organisation. ... Shias believe that the souls of the Prophets and the Imams are derived from the first light in the universe which was created by Allah, the light of Aql, which in Arabic roughly translates as knowledge. ... Ismailis believe that numbers have religious meanings. ... Within Islamic tradition, the concept of Taqiyya (التقية - fear, guard against)[1] refers to a controversial dispensation allowing believers to conceal their faith when under threat, persecution or compulsion. ... The exterior or apparent meaning of the Quran. ... The interior or hidden meaning of the Quran. ...

Seven Pillars

Guardianship · Prayer · Charity
Fasting · Pilgrimage · Struggle
Purity · Profession of Faith Shia Ismaili Seven Pillars of Islam have three doctrines that are not included in the Sunni Five Pillars of Islam: Walayah, Taharah and Jihad. ... Guardianship is a Ismaili and Druze pillar of Islam. ... Salat redirects here. ... This is a sub-article of Islamic economical jurisprudence. ... Sawm (Arabic: صوم) is an Arabic word for fasting regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. ... A supplicating pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram, the mosque which was built around the Kaaba (the cubical building at center). ... For other uses, see Jihad (disambiguation). ... This article is about Hygiene in Islam. ... , // Shāhāda is a town in the northwest corner of Maharashtra state in India, now in Nandurbār District (formerly in Dhule District). ...

History

Fatimid Empire
Hamza ibn Ali  · ad-Darazi
Hassan-i-Sabbah  · Hashashin
Dawoodi  · Sulaimani  · Alavi
Hafizi · Taiyabi  · Ainsarii
Seveners  · Qarmatians
Sadardin  · Satpanth
Baghdad Manifesto The Fatimid Empire or Fatimid Caliphate ruled North Africa from A.D. 909 to 1171. ... Hamza ibn-Ali ibn-Ahmad was an 11th century Muslim preacher, and is counted among the founders of the Druze. ... Muhammad bin Ismail Nashtakin ad-Darazi (Arabic: ) was a 11th century Ismaili preacher and early leader of Druze. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hashshashin fortress of Alamut. ... Dawoodi Bohras (Arabic: داؤدی بوہرہ, Hindi: दवूदि बोह्रा) are the main branch of the Bohras, a Mustaˤlī subsect of Ismāīlī Shīˤa Islām, and are based in India. ... Sulaimani Bohra are a subsect of Ismaili Mustaali. ... Alavi Bohra (Arabic: علوی بوہرہ) are a subsect of Ismaili Mustaali. ... The Mustaˤlī (Arabic: مستعلي) group of Ismāīlī Muslims are so named because they accepted al-Mustaˤlī as the ninth Fatimid caliph and the legitimate successor to his father, al-Mustansir. ... A branch of Mustaali Ismailism that split with the Fatimid supporting Hafizi branch by believing Tayyab Abī l-Qāsim was the rightful Imam. ... The Ainsarii were a sect of the Ismaili Assassins who survived the destruction of the stronghold of Alamut. ... Seveners are a branch of Ismaili Shiism. ... The Qarmatians (from Arabic qaramita قرامطة, also spelled Carmathians, Qarmathians, Karmathians etc. ... Pir Sadardin or Pir Sadruddin was a fourteenth century spiritual leader and is regarded as the founder of Khoja Ismaili sect otherwise known as Satpanth. ... // The people of the Satpanth are originally from the Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan. ... The manifesto of Baghdad is the testimony given by number of Muslim Sunni and Twelvers Shiite Genealogists and law scholars known all across the Islamic world in 402/1011, doubting the Sacred Mohammedan-‘Alid lineage of the Fatimids, they were declared to be descended from a Jew by the Name...

Early Imams

Ali · Hasan · Husayn
al-Sajjad · al-Baqir · al-Sadiq
Ismail · Muhammad
Ahmad · at-Taqi · az-Zaki
al-Mahdi · al-Qa'im · al-Mansur
al-Muizz · al-Aziz · al-Hakim
az-Zahir · al-Mustansir · Nizar
al-Musta'li · al-Amir · al-Qasim
This is a list of the Imams recognized by the Ismaili Shiites and their sub-branches. ... For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). ... Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib ()‎ (Fifteenth of Ramadan, 3 AH – Twenty-eighth of Safar, 50 AH) [6] was the grandson of Muhammad, and was the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib (fourth Sunni Caliph and first Shia Imam) and Fatima Zahra (a daughter of Muhammad). ... This article is about Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (626 – 680). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Muhammad al-Baqir Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (676 - January 31, 743) was the fifth Shia Imam. ... ... Ismail bin Jafar (Arabic: إسماعيل بن جعفر) was the eldest son of the sixth Shia Imam, Jafar as-Sadiq. ... Muhammad ibn Ismail was the son of Ismail bin Jafar and an Ismaili Imam. ... The eighth Ismaili Imam, surnamed al-Wafi. ... The ninth Ismaili Imam. ... The tenth Ismaili Imam, surnamed az-Zaki. ... Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi Billah a. ... Muhammad al-Qaim Bi-Amrillah (893 - 17 May 946) (Arabic: محمد القائم بأمر الله) was the second Caliph of the Fatimids in Ifriqiya and ruled from 934 to 946. ... Isma`îl al-Mansûr (913 - 953) was the third Caliph of the Fatimids in Ifriqiya and ruled from 946 to 953. ... Was the fourth Fatamid caliph. ... Al-Aziz (* 955; † 996) was the fifth Caliph of the Fatimids (975-996). ... Tāriqu l-Ḥakīm, called bi Amr al-Lāh (Arabic الحاكم بأمر الله Ruler by Gods Command), was the sixth Fatimid Caliph in Egypt, ruling from 996 to 1021. ... ˤAlī az-Zāhir (20 June 1005 – 13 June 1036) (Arabic: الظاهر بالله) was the Seventh Caliph of the Fātimids (1021 - 1036). ... Al-Mustansir (July 2, 1029 - January 10, 1094), was born in Cairo on 16th Jamada II, 420/ and eight months afterwards was declared to succeed his father. ... Abu Mansur al-Nizar, (who was surnamed al-Mustapha al-dinillah, meaning the chosen for Gods religion) is a Nizari Ismaili Imam. ... Ahmad al-Mustali (d 1101) was the ninth Fatimid Caliph. ... Al-Amir (b. ... The 21st Fatimid Imam and son of the 20th Fatimid Imam Mansur al-Amir Bi-Ahkamillah. ...

Contemporary Leaders

Mohammed Burhanuddin
Aga Khan IV
al-Fakhri Abdullah
Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb
Mowafak Tarif
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin // The 52nd Vicegerent Of The Fatimid Imam His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin is the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of the largest group of Mustali Ismailis, the Dawoodi Bohras. ... The 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of the Ismaili Sulaimani Bohra religious community. ... Saiyedna Abu Haatim Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb (born August 6, 1932) is the forty fourth and current Dai-e-Mutlaq (Spiritual & Temporal Head) of the Taiyebi Alavi Dawat community, in succession from the first Dai-e-Mutlaq, Saiyedna Zoeb bin Moosa. ... Shaykh Muwaffak Tarīf (موفق طريف) is the current spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel. ...

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Following the death of his grandfather, Sultan Muhammed Shah Āgā Khān, Prince Karim, at the age of 20, became the 49th Imām of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, bypassing his father, Prince Aly Khān, and his uncle, Prince Sadruddin Āgā Khān, who were in the direct line of succession. Aga Khan III Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah, The Aga Khan III (Persian: آغا خان الثالث), GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, (November 2, 1877 – July 11, 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. ... The IsmāʿīlÄ« (Urdu: اسماعیلی IsmāʿīlÄ«, Arabic: الإسماعيليون al-IsmāʿīliyyÅ«n; Persian: اسماعیلیان Esmāʿīliyān) branch of Islam is the second largest part of the ShÄ«a community, after the Twelvers (Ithnāʿashariyya). ... Shia may refer to a denomination of Islam, or related items, such as: Shia Islam, the second largest denomination of Islam, after Sunni Islam. ... The IsmāʿīlÄ« (Urdu: اسماعیلی IsmāʿīlÄ«, Arabic: الإسماعيليون al-IsmāʿīliyyÅ«n; Persian: اسماعیلیان Esmāʿīliyān) branch of Islam is the second largest part of the ShÄ«a community, after the Twelvers (Ithnāʿashariyya). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan (June 13, 1911 – May 12, 1960), known as Aly Khan, was a vice president of the United Nations General Assembly representing Pakistan, for which he served as U.N. ambassador (1958-1960). ... Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, KBE (January 17, 1933 – May 12, 2003) was an international diplomat whose positions included United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. ...


In his will, the Āgā Khān III explained the rationale for choosing his eldest grandson as his successor:

"In view of the fundamentally altered conditions in the world in very recent years due to the great changes that have taken place, including the discoveries of atomic science, I am convinced that it is in the best interests of the Shia Muslim Ismaili community that I should be succeeded by a young man who has been brought up and developed during recent years and in the midst of the new age, and who brings a new outlook on life to his office."[8]

In light of the sentiments expressed in his grandfather's will, the Āgā Khān has sometimes been referred to by Ismailis as the Imam of the Atomic Age.[9]


Upon becoming the Imam, the Āgā Khān stated that he intended to continue the work his grandfather had pursued in building modern institutions to improve the quality of life of the Ismaili community. Takht nashini (installation) ceremonies occurred at several locations over 1957 and 1958. During this time, the Āgā Khān emphasized to his followers the importance of fostering positive relations amongst peoples of different races; such a message was highly appropriate given the racially tense atmosphere in East Africa. During the installation ceremonies in the Indian subcontinent, he stressed his commitment to improving the quality of life of Ismailis and encouraged cooperation with individuals of other faiths and races. The main themes that the Āgā Khān emphasized during these first few months of his Imamat were development, education, interracial harmony, and faith in religion.[9] He elaborated on this concept in a 2006 speech in Germany stating, “The role and responsibility of an Imam, therefore, is both to interpret the faith to the community, and also to do all within his means to improve the quality, and security of their daily lives.”.[10] This engagement is not limited to the Ismaili community but also extends to the people with whom the Ismailis share their lives, locally and internationally.[11]


Promotion of Islamic architecture

In 1977, the Aga Khan established the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, a premier award recognizing excellence in architecture that encompasses contemporary design and social, historical, and environmental considerations. It is the largest architectural award in the world and is granted triennially. The award grew out of the Aga Khan’s desire to revitalize creativity in Islamic societies and acknowledge creative solutions to needs for buildings and public spaces. The recipient is selected by an independent Master Jury convened for each cycle. In 1979, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) both established the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) which is supported by an endowment from the Aga Khan. These programs provide degree courses, public lectures, and conferences for the study of Islamic architecture and urbanism. Understanding contemporary conditions and developmental issues are key components of the academic program.[12]


Aga Khan Development Network

The Aga Khan is founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the largest private development networks in the world. Its partners include numerous governments and several international organizations. AKDN agencies operate in social and economic development as well as in the field of culture, with special focus on countries of the Third World. Founded and guided by Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. ...


The network includes the Aga Khan University (AKU), the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS), the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), and more. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA)is the largest architectural award in the world. The Aga Khan University (AKU) is an elite coeducational university in Pakistan. ... This article is about the university in Khorog, Naryn, and Tekeli. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), focuses on the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the Muslim world. ... The Aga Khan Foundation is a non-denominational, non-governmental development agency founded in 1967 by Aga Khan IV and based in Switzerland. ... The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that supports activities in the health field, and manages more than 200 health facilities including a network of Aga Khan Hospitals. ... Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of four agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) supporting activities in the field of education. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) is a not-for-profit Swiss microfinance organization. ... The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established and funded by Aga Khan IV to recognize architectural excellence and community improvement -- including restoration efforts. ...


In addition, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an affiliate of the AKDN, is responsible for emergency response in the face of disaster. Recent examples include the massive earthquake in Pakistan (AKDN earthquake response) and the South Asian Tsunami. Focus Humanitarian Assistance is an international group of agencies established in Europe, North America and South Asia to complement the provision of emergency relief, principally in the developing world. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea (subduction) earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, which he founded in 1977. The Institute of Ismaili Studies, founded by Aga Khan, promotes scholarship and learning on Islam, with an emphasis on Shi‘ism in general and its Ismaili tariqah in particular, and a better understanding of their relationship with other faiths and societies. ...


Significant recent or current projects led by the Āgā Khān include the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada, the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) in Ottawa, Canada, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, the Al-Azhar Park ([1]) in Cairo, Egypt, and a network of full IB residential schools known as the Aga Khan Academies (AKA}. See [2] In 2002, Aga Khan pledged $75 million for the rebuilding of Afghanistan. The pledge was the largest by any single donor and more than many countries. The Aga Khan reviewing the Delegation building model with the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada and architect Fumihiko Maki The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, is a a formal and symbolic representational building for the Ismaili Imamat and its non-denominational, philanthropic and development agencies which constitute... Sussex Drive is a major street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Global Centre for Pluralism on Sussex Drive, Ottawa. ... The establishment of the Aga Khan Museum (AKM) in Toronto, Canada was announced on October 8, 2002 by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). ... Al-Azhar Park is a major park in Cairos Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood in Egypt. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... The Aga Khan Academies are a global network of residential schools in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East. ...


See Global education and the developing world On 40th Anniversary, at the Annual General Meeting in Atlanta, the Peterson Lecture was delivered by lecturer His Highness the Aga Khan.


The Aga Khan has expressed concern about the work of the AKDN being described as philanthropy. In his address to the Tutzing Evangelical Academy in Germany, he described this concern:

Reflecting a certain historical tendency of the West to separate the secular from the religious, they often describe [the work of the AKDN] either as philanthropy or entrepreneurship. What is not understood is that this work is for us a part of our institutional responsibility -- it flows from the mandate of the office of Imam to improve the quality of worldly life for the concerned communities.[13]

Awards

The Aga Khan has been recognized by several national and international organizations for his service to humanity.


In an audience with Queen Elizabeth II on July 26, 1957, Her Majesty addressed the Aga Khan as Your Highness in recognition of the Aga Khan's royal status. On August 12, 1957, the Sultan of Zanzibar invested the title of Brilliant Star of Zanzibar. During his visit to Iran for ten days, the Shah of Iran awarded him the title of His Royal Highness on October 24, 1959. He visited Goa for the first time, where the Portuguese government conferred the title of Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry on October 27, 1960. The President of Ivory Coast decorated the Aga Khan with the title of Grand Cross of the National Order on August 4, 1965. On his way to Europe, the Aga Khan alighted at Ugadaught, the capital of Upper Volta in West Africa, when the President awarded him title of National Order on August 5, 1965. He arrived in Tananarive, the capital of Malagasy, where the President awarded him the title of Grand Cross of the National Order of Malagache Republic on November 15, 1966. The President of Comore Island, Sayed Muhammad Shaikh awarded the Aga Khan the title of Grand Cross of the Green Crescent on November 20, 1966. It was his first visit to Pakistan with his wife when the President of Pakistan granted the title of Nishan-e-Imtiaz on January 15, 1970. The Prime Minister of Italy, Giulio Andreotti had personally received the Aga Khan on December 8, 1977 at the Palazzo Chigi, and awarded Italy's highest national award, namely Order of the Knight of the Grand Cross in recognition of his role in the development of Sardinia's economy. The Aga Khan was also honoured the title of Gran Croce Della Republica Italiana by the government of Italy in 1978. His Majesty King Hasan II of Morocco conferred the grand cordon of Ouissam al-Arch, the highest Moroccon honour upon the Aga Khan on November 26, 1986 at Rabat at a dinner hosted to him at the royal palace. Dignitaries like His Royal Highness Prince Bender bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister of Morocco, Azeddina Laraki etc. were also present in the ceremony. On October 26, 1988, Italy's President Francesco Cossiga invested the Imam the title of The Order of the Cavaliere del Lavoro at Rome, and he was the first Muslim to be so honoured in Italy. On November 7, 1990, the French President Francois Mitterand, awarded the Aga Khan at Paris, the highest national honour of Commander of the Legion d'Honneur, established by Nepoleon Bonaparte in 1802. Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Nishan-i-Imtiaz or Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Urdu: نشان امتیاز) is the highest honor given to a civilian in Pakistan. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Giulio Andreotti (born 14 January 1919 in Rome) is an Italian politician of the centrist Christian Democratic party who served as Prime Minister of Italy 1972-1973, 1976-1979 and 1989-1992. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... 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The World Monuments Fund recently honoured the Aga Khan IV with its prestigious Hadrian Award for his vigorous and fruitful efforts to preserve and revitalise historic cities in Islamic world on October 28, 1996 at New York. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In the 2003 New Year Honours list he was named Knight Commander in the Order of the British Empire (KBE) "for services to international development, especially in Asia and Africa, and to UK-French relations."[14] The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


Other examples of note include the 2005 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy, the 2005 Die Quadriga and the 2005 Vincent Scully Prize. He was also named Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada,[15] one of only five non-Canadians ever to receive this honour. Andrew Carnegie (properly pronounced , but commonly or )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Mellon University, and Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company, which was later merged... The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ...


On August 13, 2007, the Aga Khan became a Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya.[3] is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On April 23, 2008, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded the Grand Cross of the National Order of Mali by President Amadou Toumani Touré during a state banquet at the President’s Palace at Koulouba. is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 5, 2008, the Aga Khan was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Harvard University. is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Harvard redirects here. ...


Thoroughbred horse racing

At his Aiglemont estate, at Gouvieux in the Picardie region of France, about 4 kilometres west of the Chantilly Racecourse in Chantilly, France, he operates the largest horse racing and breeding operation in the country. In 1977, he paid £1.3 million for the bloodstock owned by Anna Dupre and in 1978, £4.7 million for the bloodstock of late Marcel Boussac. The place where AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network) is established and its the Head Office. ... Gouvieux is a commune of the Oise département, in the Picardie région, in France. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Amiens Regional President Claude Gewerc (PS) (since 2004) Departments Aisne Oise Somme Arrondissements 13 Cantons 129 Communes 2,292 Statistics Land area1 19,399 km² Population (Ranked 12th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Chantilly Racecourse (In French: Hippodrome de Chantilly) is a Thoroughbred turf racecourse for flat racing in Chantilly, Oise, France, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of the center of the city of Paris. ... Chantilly is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Mares and foals Horse breeding refers to reproduction in horses, and particularly the human-directed process of selective breeding of animals, particularly purebred horses of a given breed. ... François Dupré (1888 - June 26, 1966) was a French, hotelier, art collector, and owner of the Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing farm, Haras dOuilly. ... Marcel Boussac April 17, 1889 – March 21, 1980) was a French entrepreneur best known for his ownership of the Maison Dior and one of the most successful thoroughbred race horse breeding farms in European history. ...


The Aga Khan owns Gilltown Stud near Kilcullen, Ireland and Haras de Bonneval breeding farm at Le Mesnil-Mauger in France. In March of 2005, he purchased the famous Calvados stud farms, the Haras d'Ouilly in Pont-d'Ouilly and the Haras de Val-Henry in Livarot. Haras d'Ouilly had been owned by such famous horsemen as the Duc Decazes, François Dupré and Jean-Luc Lagardere. This article is about the town. ... Le Mesnil-Mauger is a commune of the département of Calvados, in the Basse-Normandie région, in France. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ... The Haras dOuilly is a renowned horse breeding farm in Pont-dOuilly, Calvados in the Basse-Normandie region of France established in the 19th century. ... Pont-dOuilly is a commune of the département of Calvados, in the Basse-Normandie région, in France. ... Livarot (pro. ... Louis Jean Victor Sévère, 4th Duke Decazes and Duke of Glücksbierg (February 24, 1889 - June 2, 1941) was a French businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. ... François Dupré (1888 - June 26, 1966) was a French, hotelier, art collector, and owner of the Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing farm, Haras dOuilly. ... Jean-Luc Lagardère (February 10, 1928 - March 14, 2003) was a major French businessman. ...


In 2006, the Aga Khan became the majority shareholder of Arqana, a French horse auction house. Arqana is a European auction house that operates horse auctions including the Ventes de Deauville, one of the worlds largest auctions for Thoroughbred yearlings held in August of each year in Deauville, France. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is a process of buying and selling goods by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the winning bidder. ...


Future plans

In his Golden Jubilee year (July 2007-July 2008), the Aga Khan has announced plans to start numerous projects, one being a Global Center for Pluralism in Canada whose goal is to be internationally recognized as a method of promoting Islamic awareness and promoting a pluralistic attitude in society. He will be opening a Museum in Toronto.


Children

By Princess Salima (formerly HH Begum Salima Aga Khan);

By HH Begum Inaara Aga Khan; HH Princess Zahra Aga Khan (born September 18, 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland) is the eldest child of the Aga Khan. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prince Rahim Aga Khan (October 12, 1971-) is the eldest son and heir apparent of Aga Khan IV and his first wife Begum Salima. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... HH Prince Hussain Aga Khan (April 10, 1974) is the third child and second son of Aga Khan IV and his first wife, the former Sarah Croker-Poole. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...

is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ Khoja Case before Justice Sir Joseph Arnould, High Court of Bombay, 1886. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  2. ^ Haji Bibi Case before Mr. Justice Russell, 1905 - Bombay Law Reporter. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  3. ^ Frischauer, Willi (1970). The Aga Khans. London: The Bodley Head Ltd. 
  4. ^ G. Pascal Zachary, "Do Business and Islam Mix? Ask Him", New York Times, July 8, 2007
  5. ^ Princess Inaara Foundation
  6. ^ Power and glory: an Aga Khan saga. The Independent (2007-07-14). Retrieved on 2008-06-02.
  7. ^ Aga Khan's paradise. The Guardian (2007-08-15). Retrieved on 2008-06-02.
  8. ^ "Aly Khān's Son, 20, New Āgā Khān", The New York Times, 13 July 1957, p. 1
  9. ^ a b Thobani, Akbarali (1993). Islam's Quiet Revolutionary: The Story of Aga Khan the Fourth. Vantage Press. 
  10. ^ (20 May 2006) Address by His Highess the Āgā Khān to the Tuting Evangelical Academy Upon Receiving the "Tolerance" Award. Germany: www.akdn.org/speeches/200506_Tutzing.htm. 
  11. ^ (15 June 2007) Address by His Highess the Āgā Khān at Graduation Ceremony of the Masters of Public Affairs Programme at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Paris: www.akdn.org/speeches/2007June15_en. 
  12. ^ Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. AKPIA (Academic Brochure). 
  13. ^ (20 May 2006) Address by His Highess the Aga Khan to the Tuting Evangelical Academy Upon Receiving the "Tolerance" Award. Germany: www.akdn.org/speeches/200506_Tutzing.htm. 
  14. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57155, page 24, 31 December 2003. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  15. ^ Aga Khan, C.C. - Order of Canada. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.

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See also

This article is about the hereditary title. ... The Begum Aga Khan (Begum Inaara) - Photographed by Sabine Brauer Her Highness the Begum Aga Khan, LL.D, (Begum Inaara Aga Khan or Princess Inaara Aga Khan), (born April 1, 1963) is the current Begum Aga Khan, the wife of the Aga Khan IV, (49th) Imam of the Shia Imami... Main article: Ismaili The Nizārīyya (Arabic النزاريون Al-Nizarin) are the largest branch of the Ismāīlī (in Persian: اسماعیلیه) and make up over two thirds of Ismāīlī Muslims. ...

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Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva.
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About Us Aga Khan University Medical College (AKU-MC) was established in 1983 and enrols students in a five-year programme leading to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree.
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