During the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, tours were arranged for members of the Jamat to visit the Ismaili Centre and its gardens.
During the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, tours were arranged for members of the Jamat to visit the Ismaili Centre and its gardens.
The Ismaili Centre Lisbon celebrates 20 years during Diamond Jubilee Celebration
The Ismaili Centre Lisbon celebrates 20 years during Diamond Jubilee Celebration
29 July 2018

Two decades ago, on 11 July 1998, Mawlana Hazar Imam and then-President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio officially opened the Ismaili Centre Lisbon. The Centre’s 20th anniversary coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration held in Lisbon earlier this month, during which thousands of visitors attended the building and its gardens for guided tours.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon, as Prince Amyn looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon, as Prince Amyn looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces Jamat with Darbar in Portugal
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces Jamat with Darbar in Portugal
17 July 2018

Over 40,000 members of the Jamat from over 45 countries around the world assembled at Feira Internacional de Lisboa for one of the largest Jamati gatherings in modern history and the final Darbar of the Diamond Jubilee year on 11 July 2018. 

Leaders of the Jamat and AKDN bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his departure from Lisbon.
Leaders of the Jamat and AKDN bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his departure from Lisbon.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Portugal, concluding his Diamond Jubilee year
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Portugal, concluding his Diamond Jubilee year
12 July 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Portugal on 12 July, concluding a seven-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the country as well as the Diamond Jubilee year.

Mawlana Hazar Imam ordains the instrument to designate the Henrique de Mendonça Palace as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat on 11 July 2018.
Mawlana Hazar Imam ordains the instrument to designate the Henrique de Mendonça Palace as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat on 11 July 2018.
Mawlana Hazar Imam designates the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam designates the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat
11 July 2018

At a ceremony earlier today, marking the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, Mawlana Hazar Imam officially designated the premises located at Rua Marquês de Fronteira in Lisbon — the Henrique de Mendonça Palace — as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat, and declared that it be known as the “Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat”. The ceremony was attended by members of the Imam’s family including Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with their children Prince Irfan and Prince Sinan, Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad as well as leaders of the Jamat from around the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, His Excellency Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, as well as Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina on the tour of the Aga Khan Museum Collections.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, His Excellency Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, as well as Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina on the tour of the Aga Khan Museum Collections.
Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections inaugurated in Lisbon
Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections inaugurated in Lisbon
10 July 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Parliament address on 10 July was followed by the formal opening of the exhibition Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections. The exhibit is being displayed at the Parliament building, São Bento Palace until 14 September 2018.

10 July 2018

Today marked day six of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included Mawlana Hazar Imam's address to the Portuguese Parliament, the inauguration of the Aga Khan Museum exhibition at the Parliament Building, as well as the afternoon and evening Sufi Voyage concerts featuring Salim-Sulaiman, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Nobovar Chanorov.

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden enjoy a performance at the International Talent Showcase.
Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden enjoy a performance at the International Talent Showcase.
Members of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family attend the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon
Members of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family attend the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon
10 July 2018

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Irfan, Prince Sinan, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden visited the Diamond Jubilee Celebration today, where they went on a tour of the Exhibitions before taking in the International Art Gallery and the International Talent Showcase. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the Portuguese Parliament on the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the Portuguese Parliament on the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers historic address to Portuguese Parliament
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers historic address to Portuguese Parliament
10 July 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered an historic address to the Portuguese Parliament today in the presence of government officials, members of Hazar Imam’s family, and leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa joined the audience for the Sufi Voyage concert on the evening of 10 July at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa joined the audience for the Sufi Voyage concert on the evening of 10 July at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.
“Sufi Voyage” takes audience on an inspirational journey
“Sufi Voyage” takes audience on an inspirational journey
10 July 2018

On 10 July, renowned music artists Salim-Sulaiman, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Nobovar Chanorov collaborated for two concerts, sharing the stage with Jonita Gandhi, Vipul Mehta, and Raj Pandit. The artists had the opportunity to perform for Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, who joined an enthusiastic audience for the evening show. 

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers historic address to Portuguese Parliament
9 July 2018

Marking the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee, Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered an address to the Portuguese Parliament on 10 July 2018, in the presence of his family, government officials, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN. Following the address, Hazar Imam toured an exhibition entitled Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections, hosted at the Parliament building, São Bento Palace in Lisbon.

Os Príncipes Hussain e Aly Muhammad apreciam fotografias de Mawlana Hazar Imam em criança durante a sua visita à Exposição Rays of Light.
Os Príncipes Hussain e Aly Muhammad apreciam fotografias de Mawlana Hazar Imam em criança durante a sua visita à Exposição Rays of Light.
Video: Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad visit Diamond Jubilee Celebration
9 July 2018

Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad attended the International Arts Festival at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 8 July.

Diamond Jubilee Celebration attendees enjoy dandia raas at Praça Sony as part of the Patio Mela programming.
Diamond Jubilee Celebration attendees enjoy dandia raas at Praça Sony as part of the Patio Mela programming.
Global flavours of Pátio Mela
Global flavours of Pátio Mela
9 July 2018

Throughout the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Pátio Mela has become the central hub for the Jamat to gather and celebrate diversity, creativity, and community. The space is a crossroads of the global Jamat where people can meet, unite, and engage in a wide-ranging selection of activities and programmes.

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