This article is about the hereditary title. For the Egyptian city see Ismaïlia. The Ismāʿīlī ( Urdu: إسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī, Arabic: الإسماعيليون See also Ismaili The Nizārī s (النزاريون an-Nizāriyyūn) are the largest branch of the Ismā‘īlī (اسماعیلیه and comprise See also Imamah (Shi'a Ismaili doctrine The Musta‘lī (مستعلي Ismā'īlī Muslims are so named because they accept al-Musta‘lī The Druze ( Arabic: درزي derzī or durzī, plural دروز durūz) are a religious community found primarily in Syria, Lebanon An esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an is an Interpretation of the Qur’an which includes attribution of Esoteric or mystic meanings to the The Ginans are a vast corpus of devotional literature in the form of lyrics and hymns and has been the living tradition of Nizari Ismailis particularly from the The belief in Reincarnation in Nizari Ismailism is attested to in the Ginans and Ismailis perform Chantas yearly one of which is for sins committed in past With the exception of the Mustaali Ismaili most Ismaili Shi'a Muslims believe in Panentheism, meaning God is both Reality and transcendent This is a sub-article to Imamah (Shi'a doctrine. The Ismaili view on the Imamah differs from the Twelver Shi'a as well as Sunni views Pir ( Persian: (پیر literally "old " is a title for a Sufi master The term Dāˤī al-Mutlaq (الداعي المطلق literally means "the absolute or unrestricted missionary " Ismailis believe that numbers have religious meanings The number seven plays a general role in the theology of the Ismā'īliyya including mystical speculations that there are seven heavens seven Persecution of Shia MuslimsWithin Shi'ite Islamic tradition the concept of Taqiyya (تقية - 'fear guard against' refers to a dispensation allowing believers to conceal According to some Muslim groups the Zahir is the external or apparent meaning of the Quran. Batin is defined as the interior or hidden meaning of the Quran. The Shi'a Ismāˤīlī - the Nizari, Druze and Mustaali - have Pillars beyond those of the Sunni. This is about the "pillar of Islam" for the historical view see Imamah (Shi'a Ismaili doctrine Guardianship (ولاية Walayah Ṣalāt ( Arabic: صلاة, pl ṣalawāt, Qur'anic Arabic: صلوة ṣalawah) (also munz in Pashto and This is a sub-article of Islamic economical jurisprudence. Zakaat ( زكاة zækæːh zakaat or zakāh, has the implied Sawm ( Arabic: صوم is an Arabic word for Fasting regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. The Hajj (حج is a pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world Jihad (جهاد ʤɪhæːd an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. This article is about Hygiene in Islam. For the Jewish Taharah ritual preparation for burial see Bereavement in Judaism preparing the body — Taharah The Shahada ( Arabic: ar الشهادة, from the verb ar شهد "to testify" is the Islamic Creed. Hamza ibn ‘Alī ibn Aḥmad ( 985 -??? (Arabic and Persian حمزه بن علي بن أحمد was an 11th century Ismaili and founding leader of the Druze Muhammad bin Ismail Nashtakin ad-Darazi ( محمد بن اسماعيل نشتاكين الدرازي) was a 11th century Ismaili preacher and early leader Hassan-i Sabbāh (حسن صباح حسن الصباح Hassan aṣ-Ṣabbāḥ, c The Hashshashin (also Hashishin, Hashashiyyin, Hashasheen or Assassins) were an offshoot of the Ismā'īlī sect of Shia Dawoodi Bohras ( Arabic: داؤدی بوہرہ Hindi: दवूदि बोह्रा are the main branch of the Bohras, a Musta‘lī subsect Sulaymanis are a Musta‘lī Ismaili community that predominantly reside in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan and India Alavi Bohra (علوی بوہرہ are a subsect of Ismaili Mustaali. A branch of Mustaali Ismailism that believed the current ruler of the Fatimid Empire after the reign of Al-Amir Bi-Ahkamillah, Al-Hafiz was also A branch of Mustaali Ismailism that split with the Fatimid supporting Hafizi branch by believing Tayyab Abī l-Qāsim was the rightful Imam The Ainsarii were a sect of the Ismaili Assassins who survived the destruction of the stronghold of Alamut. Seveners (Arabic سبعية are a branch of Ismā'īlī Shīˤa. The Qarmatians, Arabic Qarāmita قرامطة (also spelled "Carmathians" "Qarmathians" "Karmathians" etc Pir Sadardin or Pir Sadruddin was a Fourteenth century spiritual leader and is regarded as the founder of Khoja Ismaili ' Satpanth ' is a subgroup (but not separate from Nizari Ismailism, a blend of Ismaili Sufism and Hinduism, inspired by followers of Pir The manifesto of Baghdad was a testimony ordered by The Abbasid Caliph Al-Qadir in response to the growth of the Fatimid Supporting Nizari This is a list of the Imams recognized by the Ismaili Shia and their sub-branches ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (a=علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب|t=ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib 13th Rajab, 24 BH – 21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH Hasan ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib ( ar الحسن بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب) (Fifteenth of Ramadhān, 3 AH – Seventh or Twenty-eighth of Safar Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ( ar حسين بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب) (third of Shaban 4 AH / 8th January 626 AD at Medina ‘Alī ibn Ḥusayn (Arabic علي بن حسين) (approximately 6 January 659 - 20 October 712 is a great-grandson of Muhammad as well as the fourth Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (محمد ابن علي الباقر) (676-743 AD or 1 Rajab 57 AH – 7 Dhu al-Hijjah 114 AH was the Fifth Imām Jaʿfar al-Sadiq (702-765 in accurate transliteration Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq Arabic: جعفر الصادق in full Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayn Isma'il ibn Jafar ( Arabic: إسماعيل بن جعفر c 721 CE/103 AH - 755 CE/138AH was the eldest son of the sixth Shia Imam, Jafar as-Sadiq Muhammad ibn Ismail was the son of Ismail ibn Jafar and an Ismaili Imam. Wafi Ahmad is the eighth Ismaili Imam according to the Nizari branch of Ismailism, and the ninth according to the Mustaali. Taqi Muhammad is the ninth Ismaili Imam according to the Nizari branch of Ismailism, and the tenth according to the Mustaali. Rabi Abdullah is the tenth Ismaili Imam, surnamed az-Zaki Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi Billah aka Said ibn Husayn (عبيد الله بن الحسين المهدي is considered the founder of the Fatimid dynasty the only Muhammad al-Qaim Bi-Amrillah ( 893 - 17 May, 946) (محمد القائم بأمر الله was the second Caliph of the Fatimids in Ismāʿīl al-Manṣūr (913-953 (إسماعيل المنصور was the third Caliph of the Fatimids in Ifriqiya (r Maˤād al-Muˤizz li Dīn Allāh (932&ndash975 (معاذ المعز لدين الله also known as al'Moezz, was the fourth Fatimid Caliph and Al-Aziz (955&ndash996 (العزيز بالله was the fifth Caliph of the Fatimids (975&ndash996 Tāriqu l-Ḥākim, called bi Amr al-Lāh ( Arabic: الحاكم بأمر الله; literally "Ruler by God's Command" was the sixth Fatimid For the Abbasid Caliph see Az-Zahir. ˤAlī az-Zāhir ( 20 June 1005 &ndash 13 June 1036) For the 13th century Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad see Al-Mustansir. Abū Manṣūr an-Nizār al-Mustafa ad-Dīni l-Lāh was a Fatimid Caliph and a Nizāri Ismā‘ilī Imām. Aḥmad al-Musta‘lī (احمد المستعلى d 1101 was the ninth Fatimid Caliph. Al-Amīr bi'Aḥkāmi l-Lah (1096&ndash1130 (الآمر بأحكام الله was the tenth Fatimid Caliph (1101&ndash1130 According to Taiyabi Mustaaali Ismaili Muslims, Taiyab abi al-Qasim (or Tayyib Arabic طيب was the 21st and last Fatimid Imam (or hereditary Mohammed Burhanuddin (محمد برھان الدین (born March 6, 1915) is the 52nd Dā‘ī l-Muṭlaq "Unrestricted Missionary" Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH ( سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان Al-Fakhrī ‘Abdu l-Lāh is the 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq "Unrestricted Missionary" of a minority group of Ismā‘īlī] [[Shia Islam|Shī‘ah]] Shaykh Muwaffak Tarīf (موفق طريف is the current spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel.
For the incumbent, see Aga Khan IV
. Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH ( سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان
For other uses, see Aga Khan (disambiguation)
Aga Khan (Persian: آقا خان ) is the hereditary title of the Imam of the Nizārī Muslims, the largest branch of the Ismā'īlī followers (Arabic: الطائفة الإسماعيلية) of the Shī‘a faith. Hereditary titles, in a general sense are Titles positions or styles that are Hereditary and thus tend or are bound to remain in particular families An imam (إمام plural ائمة A'immah, امام is an Islamic leader often the leader of a Mosque and/or community See also Ismaili The Nizārī s (النزاريون an-Nizāriyyūn) are the largest branch of the Ismā‘īlī (اسماعیلیه and comprise A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion For the Egyptian city see Ismaïlia. The Ismāʿīlī ( Urdu: إسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī, Arabic: الإسماعيليون Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language The Ismaili branch of Shia Islam affirms the Imamat of the descendents of Ismail ibn Jafar, the originally designated successor of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq, while the Twelver branch of Shi`ism follows Ismail's younger brother, Musa al-Kazim and his descendents. This is a sub-article to Imamah (Shi'a doctrine. The Ismaili view on the Imamah differs from the Twelver Shi'a as well as Sunni views Jaʿfar al-Sadiq (702-765 in accurate transliteration Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq Arabic: جعفر الصادق in full Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayn See also Shi'a Islam Twelver Shi'ism ( ar اثنا عشرية Ithnāˤashariyyah) is the largest branch of Shi'a branch of Islam
In the 1830s the honorific title of Aga Khan was bestowed upon Aga Hasan Ali Shah, the 46th Imam of the Ismailis, by Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar, the Shah of Persia. Events and trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday. Aga Khan I ( آغا خان اوّل; or less commonly but more correctly آقا خان اوّل;) was the title accorded to Hasan Ali Shah An imam (إمام plural ائمة A'immah, امام is an Islamic leader often the leader of a Mosque and/or community For the Egyptian city see Ismaïlia. The Ismāʿīlī ( Urdu: إسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī, Arabic: الإسماعيليون Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar (var Fathalishah Fathali Shah Fath Ali Shah ( ( 5 September 1772 - 23 October 1834) was the second Qajar Shah is an Iranian term for a Monarch (leader that has been adopted in many other languages The Persian Empire was a series of Iranian empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the original Persian homeland and beyond in Western Asia Etymologically the title combines the Turkish military title Agha, meaning a "noble" or "lord", with the Turkic, Mongolian and Middle Eastern/ central Asian polyvalent title Khan for a local ruler, so the combination means roughly "Commanding Chief". In Persia's Qajar court protocol, Khan (and Amir) was commonly part of commanders of armed forces and provincial tribal leaders which ranked fourth in precedence amongst the eight title classes for non-members of the dynasty. The Qajar dynasty (also known as Ghajar or Kadjar ( ( - or دودمان قاجار) is a common term to describe Iran (then known as Persia) under In 1877, the colonial rulers of India, the British Raj, gave the Aga Khan rank and nobility in recognition of the help in suppressing a regional rebellion against the British, thus the Aga Khan became the only religious or community leader in British India granted a personal gun salute; all other salute dynasties were either rulers of Princely States, or Political Pensioners holding ancestral princely titles in states abolished by the Raj. Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common For usage see British rule in India British Raj ( rāj, lit "reign" in Hindustani) primarily refers to the British The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A Salute state was a Princely state (ie reigned by a native ruler of princely rank which the British colonial Paramount ruler has granted a Gun salute For other uses see Principality, Other princely states A Princely State (also called Native State or Indian State) was a A political pensioner enjoys a Pension sui generis, awarded in chief of his political career or significance
Prince Karīm al-Hussainī became the present Aga Khan IV upon assuming the Imamat of the Nizari Ismailis on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan (Aga Khan III). Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH ( سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH ( سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان This is a sub-article to Imamah (Shi'a doctrine. The Ismaili view on the Imamah differs from the Twelver Shi'a as well as Sunni views See also Ismaili The Nizārī s (النزاريون an-Nizāriyyūn) are the largest branch of the Ismā‘īlī (اسماعیلیه and comprise For the Egyptian city see Ismaïlia. The Ismāʿīlī ( Urdu: إسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī, Arabic: الإسماعيليون Events 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC ( November 2, 1877 &ndash July 11, In his will, his grandfather stated the conditions that led him to select his grandson as successor to the Ismaili Imamat:
"In view of the fundamentally altered conditions in the world in very recent years due to the great changes that have taken place, including the discoveries of atomic science, I am convinced that it is in the best interests of the Shia Muslim Ismaili community that I should be succeeded by a young man who has been brought up and developed during recent years and in the midst of the new age, and who brings a new outlook on life to his office. "
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV is the 49th Ismaili Imam, tracing their lineage to Ali, cousin of Muhammad, and his wife Fatima, Muhammad's daughter. Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH ( سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ##### For all questions relating to the addition of (pbuh peace be upon him or other honorifics  The title His Highness was granted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1957, and His Royal Highness by the Shah of Iran in 1959. Highness, often used with a personal possessive pronoun ( His/Her/Your/Their Highness(es, the first two abbreviated HH is an attribute referring to the rank of the For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II  On July 11, 2007, Aga Khan was the Imam of Ismaili Muslims for 50 years.
The Aga Khan, heir to the family fortune and a society figure, is founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development networks in the world. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN is a group of private non-denominational development agencies that seek to empower communities and individuals to improve living In Afghanistan, the AKDN has mobilised over $400 million in development projects, a large portion of which has come from the Network's own resources.  AKDN continues to work with a variety of African and Asian countries to improve living conditions and promote education.
The annual Aga Khan tournament for field hockey in India began in the late 1800s. Field hockey is a Team sport in which players attempt to score goals by hitting the Ball across the pitch with a stick  Matches of the Aga Khan tournament are held on the grounds of Bombay Gymkhana. Bombay Gymkhana, established in 1875 is one of the premiere sports gymkhanas in the city of Mumbai, India. 
In 1926, the Aga Khan gave a cup (the Aga Khan Trophy) to be awarded to the winner of an international competition held at the annual horse show of the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland every summer. The RDS (also known as the Royal Dublin Society but now rarely expanded or Cumann Ríoga Bhaile Átha Cliath ( CRBÁC) in Irish, was founded  It attracts competitors from all of the main showjumping nations and is carried live on Irish national television. www. dublinhorseshow. com
List of those who have held the title of Aga Khan
- Aga Khan I = Hasan Ali Shah Mehalatee Aga Khan I (1800–1881), 46th Imam (1817–1881)
- Aga Khan II = Ali Shah Aga Khan II (about 1830–1885), 47th Imam (12 April 1881–1885)
- Aga Khan III = Prince Sultan Mohammed, (1877–1957), 48th Imam (17 August 1885–1957)
- Aga Khan IV = Prince Karim Al Husseini (b. Aga Khan I ( آغا خان اوّل; or less commonly but more correctly آقا خان اوّل;) was the title accorded to Hasan Ali Shah Aga Khan II ( آغا خان دوّم; or less commonly but more correctly آقا خان دوّم;) was the title of Aqa Ali Shah ( آقا Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC ( November 2, 1877 &ndash July 11, Karīm al-Hussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH ( سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان 1936), 49th Imam of the Ismailis (from 11 July 1957)
- ^ "Aly Khan's Son, 20, New Aga Khan", The New York Times, 13 July 1957, p. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) 1
- ^ Farhad Daftary. The Ismāʿīlīs: Their history and doctrines.
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- ^ Khoja Case before Justice Sir Joseph Arnould, High Court of Bombay, 1886. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican
- ^ Haji Bibi Case before Mr. Justice Russell, 1905 - Bombay Law Reporter. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican
- ^ Afghanistan: Social, Cultural, and Economic Programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-12-20. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor.
- ^ "Aga Khan Hockey Tournament"], excerpt from Autobiography of Hockey Wizard Dhyan Chand, published by Sport & Pastime, Chennai, 1952; posted February 22, 2007, accessed July 9, 2007
- ^ Aga Khan Tournament, from the Autobiography of Hockey Wizard Dhyan Chand, published by Sport & Pastime, Chennai, 1952
- ^ The Aga Khan Trophy, Dublin Horse Show, accessed July 9, 2007
See also Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. For the Egyptian city see Ismaïlia. The Ismāʿīlī ( Urdu: إسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī, Arabic: الإسماعيليون See also Ismaili The Nizārī s (النزاريون an-Nizāriyyūn) are the largest branch of the Ismā‘īlī (اسماعیلیه and comprise The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN is a group of private non-denominational development agencies that seek to empower communities and individuals to improve living The Aga Khan University (AKU is a Coeducational Research University spread over three continents The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF is a non-denominational non-governmental, development agency founded in 1967 by Aga Khan IV.
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