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His Highness the Aga Khan

October 2000
Inauguration of the Sports and Rehabilitation Centre

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Pakistan on a State Visit Jamats also receive Deedar! Mubarak!
His Highness the Aga Khan - Pakistan October 2000

According to Pakistan Observer, Saturday October 14, 2000 - "Islamabad - Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Imamai Ismaili community will be arriving here Saturday on a two-week visit to Pakistan, officials said.

The distinguished guest will be received by Federal Minister for Interior, Moinudin Haidder along with the Ismaili community members at the airport.

Prince Karim, soon after arrival would leave for Aiwan-e-Sadr and would call on the president Muhammad Rafiq Tarar.

He is also scheduled to meet Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf.

The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Community, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan will also attend a diner to be hosted by the Chief Executive in his honour.

Prince Karim wll also participate in the two-day "Philantropy Conference" on October 16-17 at Marriott Hotel Islamabad.

He will meet his followers (Jamat) here on October 15 and will also visit the under-construction Serena Hotel site.

His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan will also meet Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar, Minister for Finance Shaukat Aziz, Interior Minister, Moinudin Haideer, Minister for Tourism S.K. Tressler and Minister for Kashmir Affairs and the Northern Areas, Abbas Sarfaraz Khan.

On October 18, Prince Karim will leave here for Northern Areas on a two-day visit. He will inaugurate at Gilgit the "Professional Developement Center" of AKES/AKU the same day.

His Highness, Prince Karim will also meet the Jamat of Hunza and Gakuch on October 18. Abbas Sarfaraz will host a dinner in honour of the guest on the same day.

Prince Karim Aga Khan who is the 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims would meet his followers at Gilgit on October 19.

The distinguished guest will return from Gilgit on October 19 and leave for Karachi on the same day.

On October 20, His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan will call on Governor of Sindh Muhammadmian Soomro and also visit AKU -inauguration and foundation ceremonies of buildings.

The Governor of Sindh will also host a dinner in the honour of His Highness.

Prince Karim Aga Khan will participate in the annual convocation of the Aga Khan University (AKU) on October 21.

Prince Karim Aga Khan will met the Jamat in Sindh province from 22 to 27 October.

Begum Inaara the wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan will also be accompanying her husband.

His Highness will fly back home on October 28. APP."
Mowlana Hazar Imam Pays Respects to Premier Trudeau Toronto Star Story - I'll work on a page with pictures soon, Inshallah!
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (L-R), the Aga Khan, former Canadian Governor-General Romeo LeBlanc and Cuban President Fidel Castro attend the state funeral for former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in Montreal, Oct. 3 - Photo Paul Chiasson - Reuters

September 2000
His Highness the Aga Khan's Keynote Speech at World Bank Symposium November 1999 - I just got around to making it ready for my website now...tch tch!
Aga Khan Speaks on Role of Faith and Minorities in Africa

August 2000
Aga Khan and Tajik President launch University in the Pamir mountains Pictures at AKDN site
Aga Khan and Pamir President launch University BBC News
Ismaili da'wa Outside the Fatimid dawla By Farhad Daftary
Infectious Energy Global Ismaili Youth Conference
Sayyidna Nasir Khusraw by the Prince Aly Khan Religious Night School, Karachi, March 1973
Nasir-i Khusraw and his Spiritual Nisbah by Mehdi Mohaghegh

July 2000
Jamila's Youth Website My daughter's website
Qadi Numan's Majalis Added Majalis No. 3
Hazrat Ali's Articles on the Ismaili Web
Imamat Day Celebrations Postponed Even though Mijalis will be held, there will be no Dandia Raas until the 40 days waiting period after our Beloved Mother's passing away.
Mata Salamat - Om Habibeh - Beloved Mother Our Beloved Om Habibeh passed away on on Saturday July 1, in the Riviera town of Le Cannet, France According to her wish, she was laid to rest beside Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah in the marble Fatimid Islamic style mausoleum in Aswan, Egypt. The funeral procession was led by Mowlana Hazar Imam. I was out of town and so I am a week late in getting this news online... Inshallah, I'll be creating a full page with all the info soon.
Institute of Ismaili Studies Site IIS Site goes live on Imamat Day!

June 2000
Imamat Day Mubarak! 43 Glorious Years!
Games for Children in time for summer Connect 4
Another Favorite Tic Tac Toe Go ahead, adults can enjoy too!
Aga Khan Foundation Receives Award Khalil Gibran Humanitarian Award 2000
Even though is running again, I need your help so please let me know of any broken links or problems. I thank you also for using my site to link to CompuBank. Please let me know if you decide to open an account as they now have a generous referral program where even the account holder gets a bounty.
My site at is down temporarily while I switch ISPs. I appreciate your patience while I move the files and register the domain. Please visit soon as I am working on creating better site navigation and also look forward to some good articles on Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, Inshallah.

May 2000
Section on Imamat - The Philosophical Significance of the Imam in Isma'ilism by Sami N. Makarem

April 2000
An Ismaili Interpretation of the Fall of Adam by Bernard Lewis - commentary on Kitabu'l-idah wa'l-Bayan, by the Da'i Husain ibn 'Ali
His Highness the Aga Khan invited by U.S. Secretary of State Release by U.S. Dept. of State
Aga Khan Reflects on His Legacy Interview by Pranay Gupta
Aga Khan Denies His Community's Presence in Saudi City
Web Curator's note - If anyone has more material on Ikhwan as-Safa - Epistles of the Brethren of Purity, please let me know so that I can include it in this section. As you know, this Ismaili work has helped many through the ages. Thanks!
Rasail Ikhwan al Safa - Pages of Medieval Mideastern History by Eloise Hart
Rasail Ikhwan al Safa - Susanne Diwald's work reviewed by Hamdani
Rasail Ikhwan al Safa - Yves Marquet's book reviewed by Zimmerman
Rasail Ikhwan-us Safa - The Epistles of the Brethren of Purity by Asghar Ali Engineer 

March 2000
Princess Zahra and Mark Boyden expecting a baby! Mashallah!
Eid-e Ghadir Eid Mubarak! Celebrated on 18th Zul-Hijja, 23rd March 2000
The Story of Ibrahim and Ismail Eid Mubarak!
Mowlana Hazar Imam's Speech at Peshawar University November 30, 1967
Navroz Mubarak for the new millennium!
Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Inaara announce birth of Prince Ali-Muhammad Mubarak!
Panj Tan Paak - The Ahl-e Bayt - The Mubahila
Ismaili Muslim Crossword Puzzle If you're having trouble with my links at, for right now, please substitute to in the url, and you should be able to access the files, phew!

February 2000
Qadi Numan's Majalis
Maps and Cartography by Muslims
Lady Aly Shah Aga Khan - Shamsul Mulk

January 2000
His Highness the Aga Khan offers European Airline for sale
Mowlana Hazar Imam's Vision for Islamic Architecture
Princess Zahra Visits East Africa
December 1999
Layl tul Qadr The Night of Power falls on the dawn of a new millennium - a chance for global peace!
Mowlana Hazar Imam's 63rd Birthday Page
Mowlana Hazar Imam Welcomes Sorbonne's New Series on Islam
If the above link doesn't connect, please try this link (ISP problems, tch! tch!)
I beg your pardon, dear readers, for the long absence. We moved and even before settling down, I was involved in a car accident on my way home from work. I'll try my best and catch up with the events in October and November, Inshallah! In the meantime, I'd like to highlight the events that were important during my absence and will soon link those pages.
Mowlana Hazar Imam's Birthday (please visit last year's page)

November 1999
Mowlana Hazar Imam speaks at the World Bank InfoDev Conference, Washington
Aga Khan Partnership Walk in Houston last year's page

October 1999
Mowlana Hazar Imam visits Tanzania for President Nyerere's funeral

September 1999
Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Inaara Expecting a Baby! Rejoice!
Prophet Muhammad - The Most Influential Man in History from the book by Michael Hart
Agakhan University Page
Globalization of Medical Education: Can ECFMG Take the Lead? Speech by Shams Kassim-Lakha

July 1999
Imamat Day Mubarak! I am lucky to be chosen to be one of the community of His Chosen, Alhamdulillah!

June 1999
Mowlana Hazar Imam's First Visit to Tajikistan in 1995 - My web site was still in its infancy at that time and I cannot get over the spiritually charged emotions of that visit, both amongst the Ismailis that witnessed this event as well as the media reports that I read at the time. I decided to present this segment for your enjoyment - to re-live the sensations that the Tajiki and Afghani Ismaili Jamat must have felt at meeting the Imam in person after 600 years of pure devotion to his line of Imamat from the teachings of one Nasir Khusraw... You be the judge.

May 1999
Prophet Muhammad's Influence on the Medieval Age by Rubina Jaffer
Mowlana Hazar Imam on Forbes Global Cover
Risala dar Haqiqati Din - The True Meaning of Religion by Shiabudin Shah
Mothers Day Features:
Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah's on Status of Women
Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah's Mother Lady Aly Shah
Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah on the Importance of Women
Women's Page
Pir Shiabudin Shah - Ismaili Hero during the time of Imam Aga Aly Shah and Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah
Mowlana Hazar Imam in Cairo with President Hosni Mubarak

April 1999
Jawhar As-Siqilli - Ismaili Hero during the time of Fatimid Imam Al-Muizz (a.s.)
Hassan bin Sabbah - Ismaili Hero during the time of lmam Mustansirbillah (a.s.)

March 1999
Attention dear visitors! Some of the links on my web site have been disabled due to an account name change that a friend of mine had to make, whose space had been donated for my use, and yours truly has not had the time to re-code all of the hardlinks on all the various directories the Ismaili Web now resides on. So, if you receive a message: "File not found" and it has ~greatone in the url, please substitute it with ~crusader . My friend did not feel comfortable anymore in using the name greatone and changed it to crusader! Inshallah, in the days ahead, I'd like to be able to carry the whole site in one location, and I ask for your prayers to make this possible. Muskil-Asaan har ruz-u, har shab!
Current Events - Including info about Expressions of the Pamir
Eid ul Adha Page (from last year) Eid Mubarak!
Children's Page at Ismaili Web - Updated with lots of useful information!
Navroz Mubarak! Eid Mubarak! March 21st is almost here! Here is my Navroz Page from last year

February 1999
Samanid Revival in Tajikistan? By Sakar Datoo
A Brief History of Ismailism by Abualy A. Aziz (Needs more work : )  Inshallah, I'll update these pages soon)
King Hussein of Jordan Laid to Rest Mowlana Hazar Imam pays his respects

January 1999
Majalis-ul Muayyadiya - Life and Lectures of Al Muayyad fid-din Shirazi Now Complete!
Eid Mubarak!
Lail tul Qadr Page Inshallah, I'll add more to this page soon!

December 1998
Ramadan Page Please let us pray that the bombing strikes in Iraq end soon. Ameen!
Ismaili Heroes Web This section will be updated in the next few days to include more pages. I had a choice whether to load this section up right now, or wait until I have worked on all the articles, that means reading them, making them ready for the web, cross-linking them, etc. and I decided to upload this section right now! Our past heroes, as you will read from this section, were very active in multiple fields and the Fatimid period of our history produced some of the world's best personalities under the guidance of the Imam-Caliphs. Currently, we should take this challenge and produce our best under the guidance of Mowlana Hazar Imam! After all, the coming of "the Mahdi" (Guide) from the West has been predicted... And the millenium is upon us! Alhamdulillah! As Allah says, the righteous shall inherit the earth!
Aga Khan Foundation Canada Scholarships An Opportunity for International Development and Travel!
Ismaili Web Intro Page Enhanced with Mosaic effect in Java A Birthday Blessing! (Takes about 30 seconds to load the first time, may be worth the wait!)
A Birthday Tribute to Mowlana Hazar Imam Rejoice!
Mowlana Hazar Imam's 62nd Birthday Mubarak!

November 1998
Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah's Web I am two weeks late in presenting this in time for his birthday and still not through all the material I'd like to portray, but here it is, two days before my birthday! November has been a special month as we started with Hazrat Ali's birthday, then Mowlana Sultan Mahomed Shah's and today, November the 15th, is Mehraaj Raat, so do try to attend Jamat Khana for special prayers for our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.)
Hazrat Ali's Judgement
Aga Khan Architecture Award Article in the Globe and Mail News about Don Mills Jamat Khana!
Ismaili Web Navigation Tool Testing
Hazrat Ali's Birthday
The Significance of Nad-e Ali and Ya Ali Madad

October 1998
Mowlana Hazar Imam's Speech at Alhambra Palace in Spain
Mowlana Hazar Imam's Speech at Granada d'Oro in Spain
Islamic Architecture Article by Sakar Datoo
Food for Thought Article by Hamida Nanji
The Royal Wedding Reception at Aiglemont
The Meaning of "Aga Khan" Article by Sakar Datoo
An Islamic Reminder of the Sacred in Design Article in NY Times
Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Granada 1998
Mowlana Hazar Imam Showers Irshad on Tajikistan Jamat
Aga Khan Architecture Award 1998 Ceremony BBC News
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan featured in latest Newsweek

September 1998
Mowlana Hazar Imam Interviewed by Mildred F. Schmertz
Mowlana Hazar Imam Visits Tajikistan
Fatimid Princess Sitt al-Mulk by Sakar Datoo
Role of Women by Ikhwan
A Portrait of World Power Mowlana Hazar Imam featured in Vanity Fair
Current News and Events

August 1998
Princess Zahra Speaks at the IAVE Conference in Canada
Current News and Events

July 1998
Lisbon Inauguration Speech New pictures!
Lisbon Ismaili Center Opening Fatimid times are here again!

June 1998
Imamat Day Mubarak! 41 Glorious Years!
Partnership Walk in Houston Pictures Galore!
New Pictures Awesome Noorani Family Photos!
Messages of Felicitations from the world over!
Wedding Pictures and more Rejoice!

May 1998
Mowlana Hazar Imam gets married Mubarak!

April 1998
Kur'anic 'light' Explanation of Sura Noor 24:35
Yaum-ul-Ghadir Mubarak! Ghadir e Khumm articles
The Importance of Studying Ismailism by Professor W. Ivanow
Eid Mubarak!
Zamzam, the Well of Ishmael
AKF Walk Updates! Princess Zahra's Speech at the Walk
Princess Zahra's Speech Toronto 1997
Current Events!

March 1998
Navroz Mubarak! Eid Mubarak!
AKF Partnership Walk comes to Houston!
More news from Ivory Coast
Mowlana Hazar Imam on an Official visit to Ivory Coast French 

February 1998
World Reaction to Military Action in Iraq
World Bank Interfaith Conference in progress
Aga Khan Network Provides Urgent Supplies for Afghanistan Earthquake Relief
Afghanistan: Internet Brings Help To Disaster Victims
Mowlana Hazar Imam's Biography at World Bank web site World Faiths Dialog
H.H. the Aga Khan to participate in World Bank Interfaith Conference Reuters
President Clinton's Videotaped remarks on the occasion of Id al Fitr 


January 1998
Eid Mubarak Everyone!
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan talks to June Ducas about his art collection Exclusive Interview!
Ikhwan al Safa Play at the Ismaili Center in London
Prince & Princess Sadruddin Agakhan's Collection on view at the British Museum
White House Message for Ramadan by President Clinton
Last year's Eid Message from the White House
Prince Amyn Aga Khan in Russia with U.N.
Prince Amyn Aga Khan in Lisbon -1996
Selected Suras of the Holy Qur'an
Lail tul Qadr - Night of Power
The Origins of Shi'ism: A Consensus of Western Scholarship by Jonah Winters (Views presented are of the author and he is mainly considering the Twelver Itna Ashari Shias in this analysis. I invite Ismaili Shias to study this article and write an essay of your own. I hope to write a critique of this very interesting scholarly article, Inshallah! PS Graphical rendition and choice of calligraphy mine! )
Contents of Ismaili Web Please test this navigation tool for the Ismaili Web by clicking the contents link on that page. I am still adding to the contents and working on the development of more articles, so do visit often for updates. Khuda Hafiz!

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