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His Highness the Aga Khan and members of his family at the homage ceremony inaugurating his Diamond Jubilee on 11 July 2017.

On 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan commences his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He is only the fifth Imam in the 1,400 year history of the Ismaili Imamat to reach this epic milestone. 

 

The Diamond Jubilee Fund supports celebrations and programs for the Canadian Jamat in this very special Diamond Jubilee year. Everyone in our Jamat benefits.

The leaders of the Jamat, representing all Ismailis around the world, will visit Mawlana Hazar Imam at his residence in Aiglemont.

Gouvieux, France, 10 July 2017 — On the eve of the historic occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, Ismailis around the world are preparing for a special day of commemoration and celebration, as senior Jamati leaders who have served over the past six decades arrive in France.

 
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Ismaili leaders from around the world on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee at a ceremony held at Aiglemont on 11 July 1982.

In Islam, homage to Allah’s last and final messenger and his family is an established tradition and practice, enshrined in the Holy Qur’an and Prophetic tradition. The tradition of dignified ceremonial homage to the Imams has continued through the ages, holding special spiritual significance.

 

On September 21, 2016, Mawlana  Hazar Imam was awarded the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. The prize will be given annually to an individual who has, through thought and dialogue, encouraged approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.

 

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