5 July 2018

Today marked day one of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, where the global Jamat were welcomed to Portugal with a number of events organised by Jubilee Arts, Pátio Mela, Exhibitions, and Jubilee Concerts.

Mukhi Saheb, Mukhiani Saheba, Kamadia Saheb, and Kamadiani Saheba of Lisbon Darkhana welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Portugal.
Mukhi Saheb, Mukhiani Saheba, Kamadia Saheb, and Kamadiani Saheba of Lisbon Darkhana welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Portugal.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
4 July 2018

At the invitation of the Government of Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this afternoon to mark the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, commemorating 60 years of his Imamat. Global celebrations began on 11 July 2017 and conclude over the next week at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Jamat have gathered from countries across the world to celebrate in Lisbon.
The Jamat have gathered from countries across the world to celebrate in Lisbon.
Pátio Mela opening ceremony sets stage for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Pátio Mela opening ceremony sets stage for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
4 July 2018

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, Portugal begun on the afternoon of 5 July with a Mamero ceremony, followed by evening festivities, to mark the launch of Pátio Mela. 

Lisbon's renowned Parque das Nações will host the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Lisbon's renowned Parque das Nações will host the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Global Jamat comes together for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Global Jamat comes together for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
3 July 2018

Thousands of Ismailis from Jamats around the world have gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for the launch of an historic celebration, to mark the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. 

Mashid-e-Shah, Isfahan, Iran, completed in 1629 in the Safavid period.
Mashid-e-Shah, Isfahan, Iran, completed in 1629 in the Safavid period.
The significance of art
The significance of art
1 July 2018

The Jubilee Arts Festivals, held in countries across the world and culminating in the International Arts Festival in Lisbon in the coming days, have engaged the creative talent of the global Jamat for the past year. This is the first undertaking of its kind, bringing together Ismailis from around the world to celebrate art, film, photography, dance, music, and other forms of artistic expression.

The Jamat in Portugal: Looking back and looking forward
The Jamat in Portugal: Looking back and looking forward
1 July 2018

From Toronto to Tajikistan, and from Mumbai to Maputo, Ismailis from around the world are set to visit Portugal this July to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee as one global Jamat. Let’s take a look back at the history of the Jamat in Portugal, and also look ahead to the important milestones that will take place in Portugal in the coming months and years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre.
Video: Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Centre
29 June 2018

The Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 26 June 2018, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London.
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London.
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces UK Jamat with Darbar
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces UK Jamat with Darbar
29 June 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London yesterday for the UK jurisdiction Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
27 June 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, following a luncheon hosted by senior government officials.

 
Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre.
Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London
Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London
26 June 2018

Earlier today, the Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Liakat Hasham, President of the Ismaili Council for the UK.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Liakat Hasham, President of the Ismaili Council for the UK.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the United Kingdom
25 June 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in London on 25 June 2018 for his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom. Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Liakat Hasham, President of the Ismaili Council for the UK, and other Jamati leaders. Following a military salute, the Royal Imperial Military Band played the Nashid al-Imamah and the British National Anthem.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to the United Kingdom on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to the United Kingdom on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the UK
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the UK
25 June 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in London today to commence his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom at the invitation of the government. 

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