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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 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 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 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.

Guests applaud Mawlana Hazar Imam following his remarks at the state dinner hosted by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Guests applaud Mawlana Hazar Imam following his remarks at the state dinner hosted by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured by Portuguese President at state dinner
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured by Portuguese President at state dinner
9 July 2018

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, hosted Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family for a state dinner at the Palace of Queluz on 9 July 2018. 

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers historic address to Portuguese Parliament
8 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.

Prime Minister António Costa unveils the official Diamond Jubilee commemorative postage stamp in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, as Francisco Lacerda, CEO of CTT (Portugal Postal Services), and Raul Moreira, Head of Philately for CTT, look on.
Prime Minister António Costa unveils the official Diamond Jubilee commemorative postage stamp in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, as Francisco Lacerda, CEO of CTT (Portugal Postal Services), and Raul Moreira, Head of Philately for CTT, look on.
Portuguese Prime Minister hosts luncheon in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Portuguese Prime Minister hosts luncheon in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam
8 July 2018

Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa lauded Mawlana Hazar Imam’s work during a luncheon hosted in his honour earlier today.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Palácio de Belém.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Palácio de Belém.
Portuguese president hosts Mawlana Hazar Imam at Presidential Palace
Portuguese president hosts Mawlana Hazar Imam at Presidential Palace
8 July 2018

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President.

O encontro cordial entre Mawlana Hazar Imam e o presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
O encontro cordial entre Mawlana Hazar Imam e o presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Video: Portuguese president hosts Mawlana Hazar Imam at Presidential Palace
7 July 2018

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President. Before entering the presidential palace on Monday, Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa paused to observe the Portugal Army Band’s rendition of the Portuguese National Anthem and the Nashid al-Imamah.

Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad joined members of the Jamat for an International Talent Showcase performance at Portugal Pavillion Canopy in Lisbon.
Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad joined members of the Jamat for an International Talent Showcase performance at Portugal Pavillion Canopy in Lisbon.
Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad join Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon
Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad join Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon
7 July 2018

Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad attended the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 8 July, to join members of the Jamat in viewing films, exhibitions, galleries, and performances by artists from around the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to members of the Jamat gathered at Parque Eduardo VII to welcome him to Portugal.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to members of the Jamat gathered at Parque Eduardo VII to welcome him to Portugal.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
5 July 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this afternoon to mark the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, commemorating 60 years of his Imamat. Upon his arrival at the airport, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with military honours by the Air Base Commander and was greeted by state and government officials as well as leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.

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.

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