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Mowlana Hazar Imam gets married

The Newly Wed Royal CoupleDhan dhan aaj no daadlore...

Rejoice! Mubarak!

Mowlana Hazar Imam was married in France today, May 30, 1998, to Begum Inaara , a practising Muslim of German descent. She is a lawyer and speaks English, German and French.

The wedding took place in his home in Aiglemont in the presence of Leaders International Forum officers and their spouses and Begum Inaara was introduced to everyone individually.

Heartiest felicitations and Mubarak to all! There will be Talika and rejoicing in Jamat Khana.

As I receive more information, I will be updating this page.

With Ya Ali Madad,

Nina Jaffer

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Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Inaara  I just saw the news on CNN at 6.25 pm on the Lifestyles segment.
Mowlana Hazar Imam was wearing a white traditional Sherwaani with a black Astrakhan hat and was smiling the whole time.
Begum Inaara is very beautiful, young, and slim and was wearing a beautiful white silk saari and her blond hair was tied in a French roll. The ceremony was very colorful and Begum Inaara kissed the Quran!

His Highness the Aga Khan and Gabriele zu Leiningen Inaara As soon as I get the pictures, I'll publish them here. Mubarak to all!

 With Begum Inaara's family including 6-yr old Princess Theresa

  Here is a link to the guestbook to enter your wishes for the couple.
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  Photo Collage from CNN
  Press Release from Aiglemont
  Daily Nation Article
  Movie of the ceremony The quality isn't clear (to save bandwidth) but the audio is great.
  Rejoicing around the world
Paris Match Article Awesome pictures!
  Point de Vue Feature More pictures!
  The following is news from Reuters:

Prince Karim Aga Khan remarries
 02:30 p.m May 30, 1998 Eastern

                                  PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Prince Karim Aga
                                  Khan, spiritual leader of the world's Shia Ismaili
                                  Moslems, married German-born Princess Gabriele
                                  zu Liningen at his country home outside Paris on
                                  Saturday, his office said.

                                  It was the second marriage for both.

                                  The wedding at the prince's Aiglemont estate in the
                                  Oise department north of Paris was conducted by
                                  Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Paris mosque.

                                  French police sources earlier in the day identified
                                  Boubakeur as target of a Moslem fundamentalist
                                  death plot presumably not connected to the

                                  The prince, 49th hereditary Imam (religious leader)
                                  of the Ismaili community was born in Geneva on
                                  December 13, 1936, son of Prince Aly Khan and
                                  Princess Joan Aly Khan.

                                  The Ismaili community numbers 12 to 15 million
                                  people in 25 countries, the prince's office said.

                                  Liningen, 35, comes from a family of industrialists.
                                  She has a six-year-old daughter from her first

                                  Karim's father was once married to actress Rita

                                  Unlike his flamboyant father, Karim, a graduate of
                                  Harvard University in the United States, has
                                  generally shunned publicity but is reputed to
                                  manage the same vast fortune his family has
                                  traditionally enjoyed.

                                  He directs the Aga Khan Development Network
                                  which his office said was one of the world's largest
                                  private sector entities and is involved in health,
                                  education and rural development projects across
                                  South and Central Asia and East and West Africa.

                                  The family tradition of involvement in social causes
                                  was launched by Karim's grandfather, Sir Sultan
                                  Mohammed Shah Aga Khan.

                                  Liningen is a consultant at the Paris headquarters of
                                  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
                                  Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). She has
                                  converted to Islam under the Moslem name Inaara,
                                  derived from the Arabic word ``Nur'' (light).

                                  The Aga Khan has three children, aged 24, 27
                                  and 28, from his first marriage to English-born
                                  Princess Salimah.
Source: Reuters

  And from AP:

               Aga Khan Marries German-Born
               Princess who Converts to Islam


               GOUVIEUX, France (AP) The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili
               Muslim community, has married a German-born princess who converted to

               In separate religious and civil ceremonies Saturday, the Aga Khan wed Gabriele
               zu Leiningen at his Aiglemont estate in this tiny town, 25 miles north of Paris near
               Chantilly, his office said in a statement. It was the second marriage for both.

               The rector of the Mosque of Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, performed the religious
               ceremony, and the mayor of Gouvieux, Patrice Marchand, performed the civil
               marriage, a statement said.

               The Frankfurt-born princess, 35, a consultant at the U.N. Educational, Scientific
               and Cultural Organization in Paris, took the Muslim name "Inaara" upon her
               marriage to the 61-year-old Aga Khan, according to the statement.

               The Aga Khan is the 49th imam of the Ismaili community which boasts a
               following of 12-15 million people worldwide. He has three children from his first
               marriage to English-born Princess Salimah, all of whom work at his headquarters
               at Aiglemont.

               The princess' six-year-old daughter from her first marriage to Karl-Emich Prince
               zu Leiningen is to live with her mother in France and Switzerland.

               Saturday's private ceremony is to be followed by a reception in October.
  Source: AP

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