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Diamond Jubilee of His Highness The Aga Khan IV

Tuesday, 2017, July 11

July 11, 2017 will mark the 60th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan who is the 49th Holy Imam in direct lineage from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s)

Prince Karim dedicated his life to the spiritual and material upliftment of all his Ismaili Murids. He has also pledged to improve the quality of life of the people amongst whom his followers lived and the countries in which they lived.

His Highness Prince Karim (Shah Karim as he is called by his Murids) is the 5th Imam since Hazrat Ali who was the first Holy Imam and the 4th Caliph of Islam to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee on the throne of Imamat. The other Imams were:

Caliph Mustansir Billah our 18th Imam who reigned during the Fatimid Period in Egypt

Our 29th Holy Imam Kassam Shah was the 2nd Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Imamat. He was Imam for 61 years from 710 A.H. to 771 A.H.

Aga Shah Hassan Aly Shah was the 3rd Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee as Imam. He was Imam from 1233 A.H. to 1298 A.H. He was the first Imam to have the title of Aga Khan and was also famously know as Muhammad Hussein al-Husseini "Mahelati"

Our 48th beloved Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah was the 4th Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee after 60 years on the Masnad of Imamat. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 2nd November 1877

Hazar Imam in East Africa soon after His Ascension to the Masnad of Imamat

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