Happy Imamat Day To All Ismaili Muslims

Imamat Day is celebrated by Ismailis to mark the anniversary of the day that their present (or Hazar) Imam succeeded his predecessor to become the Imam of the Time.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismailis, having succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III on July 11, 1957.His Imamat Day is therefore observed annually on July 11.

For the Ismailis, the recognition of the Imam of the Time is central to their faith and belief. Imamat Day therefore, provides occasion to reinforce this recognition and to express gratitude to the Imam, who, in keeping with the centuries-old tradition of leadership, provides guidance in matters of faith and works to improve the quality and security of their lives.It is also a day for Ismailis to reaffirm their spiritual allegiance to the Imam and renew their commitment to the ethics of their Ismaili faith.

Today is the 59th Anniversary of the Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Since he has become Imam of the Ismaili Muslims in 1957 Prince Karim has devoted his resources in terms of time, money and interest unprecedentedly for the development of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. Through Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) he has contributed enoumously for the socio-economic development of the people on the area particularly in the areas of Health, Education, Rural Development and Cultural Heritage.

We salute his leadership and untiring efforts to develop Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral and send our best felicitation to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and all Ismaili around the world!!!

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