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Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan III at the General Assembly of the League of Nations, Geneva 1934-09-27

His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
League of Nations

The President
His Highness The Aga Khan, first delegate of India, will address the Assembly.

Historic occasion

All For A Good Cause 2023-08-17

His Highness The Aga Khan III

Sir Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan strongly believed that education was the ultimate tool with which Muslims could be empowered and taken on the path to prosperity. Taking forward his firm belief in education, he helped Muslims build institutes of educational excellence for their intellectual, social, and economic development

Sir Sultan Mohammad Shah, Aga Khan III, was one of the founders and the first president of the All-India Muslim League (AIML), the party that guided Muslims of the subcontinent to the cherished goal of a separate state.

Remembering Aga Khan III 2022-11-02

His Highness The Aga Khan III

The year 1911 is not a distant past in the history of the subcontinent; Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, in his inaugural address to the Muslim Educational Conference, highlighted the need for a serviceable and extended system of education to raise Muslims of the subcontinent to their legitimate sphere of power, influence and usefulness. He said, “If our people take to science and scientific education in the right spirit, the industrial and economic future of our community will no longer be in doubt.”

FAITHFUL TO THE MAN AND THE PLACE - Interview of Mata Salamat 1992-04-23

Mata Salamat Om Habibeh with Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah
Al-Ahram Weekly

Just before leaving Aswan to spend the summer in Cannes, Princess Yvonne Aga Khan, wife of the late Aga Khan gave a rare interview to YOUSSEF EL-DEEB

Shortly before his death in 1957, Sultan Mohamed Shah Agha Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Islam, chose as his resting place a solitary sand dune on the West Bank of the Nile at Aswan. Princess Yvonne Agha Khan, known as the Begum, a French national and the Sultan`s third wife, has cared for this tomb ever since, staying at their house nearby for six months of the year and spending the summer at their villa in Cannes.

Golden Jubilee of Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah in Nairobi

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah weighed in gold amounting to 23,000 pounds sterling   1937-03-01

The Golden Jubilee of the assumption of the gadi of Imamat by Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah was celebrated in Nairobi in March 1, 1937 when Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah was weighed against gold valued at British pounds 23,000 for the second time. Here is a colour plate of that historic scene which attracted over 18,000 people from different countries. Mr. A.C. Wade, the Governor of Kenya (seen in blue suit) performed the weighing ceremony

Title Aga Khan III marries Andree Carron 1929-12-07

Mowlana Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah and his third wife Andree Carron

The Aga Khan III married, on 7 December 1929 (civil), in Aix-les-Bains, France, and 13 December 1929 (religious), in Bombay, India, Andrée Joséphine Carron (1898–1976). A co-owner of a dressmaking shop in Paris, she became known as Princess Andrée Aga Khan. By this marriage, he had one son, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, (1933–2003). The couple were divorced in 1943

MSMS Memorial 21 August 1957

MSMS Memorial  21 August 1957

Earl of Scarborough, the Lord Chamberlain, representing the Queen of the U.K. at the memorial service. On the right is the twenty year old new Aga Khan IV, Prince Karim (b. 1936), grandson of the deceased, who is the present Aga Khan.


Diamond Jubilee Day

Diamond Jubilee Day

August 17th marks Diamond Jubilee Day of our 48th Holy Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah

Lecture by Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah - The Iran Society

Hafiz and the place of Iranian Culture in the World - Lecture by Imam Aga Sultan Muhammd Shah  1936-11-01

I must thank His Excellency the Iranian Minister, Lord Lamington and the members of the Society for having done me the honour of inviting me tonight to bring before you the importance to the whole world of those spiritual forces that the ancient land of Iran has cherished in her modern history. Before I go further I want to define clearly what I mean by "spiritual forces" – I do not use this term in any question-begging sense.

Sultan Muhammad Shah

Sultan Muhammad Shah

His Highness the Aga Khan led the prayers at Calcutta, India, where he spent a few days. When he is weighed in diamonds, the proceeds will be handed over to charity. An autographed study of the Aga Khan, seen with his wife the Begum, in Calcutta, India, on Dec. 13, 1945. (AP Photo)


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