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The True Purpose of Education - Speech at the Muslim Educational Conference 1904-03-30

Sir Sultam Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III K.C.B.E

The assembly to his mind represented all that was best in the Muslims of India. It expressed that awakening sense of their
fallen position after a glorious past; it expressed dissatisfaction with their present intellectual, moral and social position; and it expressed the longing desire to regain the intellectual freedom which Muslims enjoyed during the first two centuries of their era. Pessimism was not the force, said the Aga Khan, that had drawn them there that day. Pessimism in the Muslim world was nothing new:

Hazar Imam led Juma Namaz at Juma Masjid in Mumbai 1958-03-21

Hazar Imam at Juma Masjid in Mumbai. He led the Juma Namaz  1958-03-21

Mowlana Hazar Imam at Juma Masjid in Mumbai on Friday March 21 1958 where he recited Juma Namaz

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah arrives in Bombay with Princess Teresa 1936-01-10

Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Aga Khan arriving in Bombay in 1936

TODAY IN HISTORY - 1936, January 10 Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah arrives in Bombay with Princess Andrée Aga Khan. Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah accompanied by Begum Princess Andrée Aga Khan (mother of Prince Sadruddin) arrived in Bombay aboard the S.S. Cathay on 10th January, 1936. This visit was in the Golden Jubilee year of the Imamat of our 48th Holy Imam

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PHOTO: Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and Begum Aga Khan arriving in Bombay in 1936

Prince Aly Khan at Ismaili Youth Sports 1944-02-10

H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan watching Ismaili Youth Sports with Chairman Gulamali G. Merchant
ISMAILI publication Bombay Sunday 12 March 1944

Under the auspices of Young Ismailis Brotherhood, various sports were arranged by Young Ismailis Youth Sports at the Cooperage in the immediate presence of H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan on 10th February 1944. The beloved Valiahad is seen watching the various sports with Chairman Gulamali G. Merchant B.A., LL.B

Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah gave Holy Deedar to Ismailis from India, Burma and Ceylon 1940-03-09

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah addressing Ismailis at Aga Hall  1940-03-09

The Ismailis, followers of Mowlana Hazar Imam H.H. The Aga Khan residing in India, Burma and Ceylon as well as in Persian Gulf, Muscat and Central Asia celebrated the joint birthdays of His Highness, H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan and beloved Prince Sadruddin with great rejoicings and festivities on the 9th March 1940.

The picture shows Mowlana Hazar Imam offering His paternal blessings to the congregation that had assembled at Aga Hall

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at C.C.I. Reception in Bombay 1967--11-23

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Ismaili - Salgreh Special Number 13th December, 1967

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan IV
C.C.I. , Bombay
23rd November, 1967

Mr. Sheriff, Honourable Chief Justice, Committee of Hosts, Ladies and Gentlemen
In the last ten years, it has been My good fortune to visit Bombay five times, and you, Mr. Sheriff, did Me the great honour of offering a similar reception to Me during My last visit in 1962. I thank you and the committee of hosts for your kindness. Your good wishes for the numerous garlands and for the most magnificent casket which I have been offered.


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Promote Research in Science 1946-03-10

Promote Research in Science 1946-03-10

His Highness Aga Khan III urges establishment of a Scientific, Industrial and Technical Research Institute in India at Aligarh University 10th March, 1946

Times of India

Ismaili Ideas in the Egyptian Poetry of the Fatimid Period - Review

Ismaili Ideas in the Egyptian Poetry of the Fatimid Period.
Publication Type  Book Review
Year of Publication  Submitted
Authors  Ivanow, Wladimir.
Original Authors  M. Kamil HUSSEIN
Key Words  English; Full Text Online



Your Excellency the President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It gives me profound pleasure to be in Versova again to open the housing project which I inaugurated here almost exactly five years ago and to be performing the ceremony in the presence of such distinguished guests.

The Trustees of the Muniwarabad Charitable Trust and I are most happy and honoured to have His Excellency the President with us this morning. It is indeed a privilege and a very great encouragement to have him here.



Mr President, Gentlemen

The topic I have chosen to talk to you about is wide and much too complicated to deal with fully in twenty minutes. I hope, however, to give you a sketch of what has been happening in East Africa during the last year or two, and in particular to give an idea of the role which the Asian communities have played, and the one which they have to play, whether they desire to or not, in the future.

JOB SATISFACTION - A Strangely Neglected Subject - 1978-01-25


Mawlana Hazar Imam and Her Highness Begum Salimah Saheba were felicitated at a join meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Bombay. New Bombay and Thane at Oberoi-Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday, 25th January,1978 when Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented a memento by Rotary International Director Soli Pavri. Following is the text of the speech delivered by Mawlana Hazar Imam on that occasion.
Mr. Chairman, Presidents and Members of the Rotary clubs, Ladies and Gentlemen.



I cannot begin this reply to your welcome address without expressing my gratitude to the leaders and governments of this city, of Bombay State and of all India for the kindness with which they have received me. This is a very special occasion for the Ismailis of India, and I speak for them all when I say how much I have appreciated the friendly co-operation which my community has received in the many details of preparation. I would specially like to thank His Excellency the Governor, the Chief Minister and his colleagues, the Chief Justice and the Commissioner of Police.


Speeches, Ii, Pp. 75-76

Mr. Chairman, Chief Minister, Your Worship the Mayor, Sheriff of Bombay, Ladies and Gentlemen:

I would like to begin by thanking the Chairman and Members of the Maharashtra Friendship Society for their very kind address and reception. My visit to Bombay is short and I am, therefore, all the more appreciative that this reception should be on my day of arrival.

It has given me the wonderful opportunity to meet once again the many friends whom I have not seen since my last visit here.



The Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Dar-es-Salaam followed in August, 1946. To it thousands of people came from all parts of the world, especially lndia, Europe and the Middle East. Hundreds made the journey by air, thousands by train, by car and by lorry, from all parts of Africa, many enduring much hardship in travelling from such out of the way places as Abyssinia, Belgian Congo, Uganda. Convoys of cars came from South Africa.

Diamond Jubilee, Bombay-1946-03-10


At a quarter past five on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10, 1946, a deep hush fell upon the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay. Here over 100,000 people, from various parts of the world., had come to witness one of those magnificent ceremonies which arouse wonder and amazement in the minds of men. It was on this day, and at this hour, that His Highness the Aga Khan was to be weighed in diamonds to celebrate the sixtieth year of his Imamate. Seldom before can Bombay, even in its pageantry and glory, have looked upon such pompous ceremonies, such splendour and colour.

0776-LAILT UL QADR - 1999

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