The very first Qur’anic injunction – to read – reminds us of the emphasis Islam places on the pursuit of knowledge and on engaging the human intellect. Education carries with it the ethical responsibility to apply learning for the benefit of humanity and Creation at large through both work and service.
The Ismaili tradition of voluntary service has a long history, and has continued with the creation of modern institutions by Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah and by Mawlana Hazar Imam, with the array of institutions in countries where the Jamat resides, as well as the developing world through the Aga Khan Development Network.
On 11 July, 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan will mark his Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims.
Recalling 60 years of His Highness the Aga Khan's work in realising goals and values of the Ismaili Imamat through the work of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Kailash Kher wishes the Ismailis Diamond Jubilee Mubarak and are excited to perform for the Jubilee Concerts.