Mawlana Hazar Imam marked 60 years as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on July 11th, 2017. As a part of the celebrations of his Diamond Jubilee, the Ismaili community is relaunching “Rays of Light,” an exhibition depicting his commitment through the past 60 years to uphold the Ismaili Imamat’s mandate of improving the human condition.

His humanitarian work has benefitted all; regardless of gender, race, religion, or nationality. This exhibition offers a glimpse of that work. "Rays of Light" made its debut in December 2008 during Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee celebrations. Its unique layout offers to visitors a multi-sensory experience of 250 photographs, evocative music, and multimedia presentations. Ten years later now, the relaunched exhibition includes technological enhancements to provide for viewers more extensive insights into the scope and scale of the work undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) under His Highness’s direction. Numerous visitors have commented on their emotionally uplifting and educational experience in understanding the role of the Imamat, Imamat Institutions, and AKDN, through the five major themes of Inspiring Hope, Engaging in Dialogue, Fostering Harmony, Reaffirming Identity, and Enlightenment.

The exhibition has travelled to France, Portugal, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Canada, Tanzania, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand, with viewings in multiple cities in some countries. Appreciation of its content and concept has extended beyond the Ismaili community. The journey of “Rays of Light” continues now with Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee.