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H.H. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III

H.H. Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III


1877 - 1957

1877-11-02 to 1957-07-11

Imam of the Worldwide Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim Community from 1885 to 1957

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Birthday: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III - 2010-11-02

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Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan was the 48th Imam of the Ismaili community and the grandfather of the present 49th Imam, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. His birthday is celebrated on November 2.

Aga Khan III - Final Burial Ceremony at Aswan in the Mausoleum - 1959-02-19

On 19 February 1959, the 48th Imam was finally laid to rest in the mausoleum which had taken over 18 months to construct.

Aga Khan III - First Burial Ceremony at Aswan - 1957-07-19


On July 19, 1957, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, 48th Imam, was laid to rest in a temporary place created in the grounds of the villa Noor al Salaam in Aswan.

Succession From Aga Khan III to Aga Khan IV - 1957-07-11

Collection of News clippings from the historic time of the succession of the Aga Khan II to the Aga Khan IV.

The Beloved Imam of the Ismailis, Mowlana Sultan Mohamed Shah Passed away on July 11th, 1957. He appointed his grandson Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussayni age 20 to succeed him as Imam and Pir of all the ismailis of the world.

The historic time of transition had articles mourning Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, speculating who the next Imam will be, and covering the funeral and release of the will.

Aga Khan III Event - 1957-07-11

WAFAT OF HAZRAT IMAM Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III July 11, 1957 - At forty minutes past midday on July 11, 1957, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah passed away peacefully at his villa in Versoix, Switzerland at the age of eighty leaving behind him a memorable history of his glorious and eventful life.
In his Last Will and Testament, he appointed his grandson, the elder of the two sons of Prince Aly Salomon Khan, Shah Karim Al-Husayni as the 49th Imam and Pir of all Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

Texts for H.H. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III

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Religion of My Ancestors - Islam Document1954
02-Preamble to The Noor En Allah Noor - Letter by the Aga Khan III Book page
The Memoirs of Aga Khan - Full Book Book page
Imamate of Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah - 1885-1957AD History Event1885 - 1957
Evian Conference - 1952-07-04 to 08 History Event1952-07-04 - 1952-07-081952
Birth of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III - 1877-11-02 News Event1877-11-02
Aga Khan III ascends the throne of Imamat - 1885-08 News Event1885-08-01
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Ascends the Throne of Imamat - 1885-08 News Event1885-08-01
Aga Khan III Gives Many Didars in His First Month of Imamat- 1885-09 News Event1885-09-01
Aga Khan III bestowed with the title of His Highness by the British Government - 1886 News Event1886-01-01
Aga Khan III Gives Didar - 1889-04-10 News Event1889-04-10
Aga Khan III Called to Mediate Between Faiths - 1893 News Event1893-01-01
Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to Manjevadi Jamats - 1893-12 News Event1893-12-01
Aga Khan III attends the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria - 1896 News Event1896-01-01
Aga Khan III gave Deedar to the Jamats of Ahmedabad - 1896-02 News Event1896-02-01
Aga Khan III Builds Yerawda Palace - 1897 News Event1897-01-01
Aga Khan III marries Shahzadi Begum - 1897 News Event1897-01-01
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Sets Example, Gets Publicly Innoculated - 1897 News Event1897-01-01
Aga Khan III conferred the title of Knight Commander of the Indian Empire - 1898 News Event1898-01-01
Aga Khan III Honoured at Devonshire House and Landsdowne House - 1898 News Event1898-01-01

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