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HH The Aga Khan IV and Family

here some fantastic photos of a gala at versailles castle last night

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Begum Inara and Queen Rania-interesting to caompare the two cosmatic surgeries
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with her suband, the Aga Kahn, photographed in 1998
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in 2001
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may 2001
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in 1998 with sofia and juan carlos of spain
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in 1998: good view of her lips
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with her suband, the Aga Kahn, photographed in 1998
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in 2001
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may 2001
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in 1998 with sofia and juan carlos of spain
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in 1998: good view of her lips
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her wedding to the aga khan in 1998
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Begum Inaara and then Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 2002 as part of Royal wedding in Holland, feb 2002
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with her mother

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with infanta elena and her husband
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Aga Khan & Family

I find the tale of Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan to be interesting.
Please post pics or information that you may have on their short time together.

Here's a quote from a bio
"she met and fell in love with Prince Aly Khan, the playboy son of Prince Aga Khan III, the spiritual leader of millions of Moslems. Hayworth and Khan were married in 1949, and had a daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. In early 1953, Hayworth and Khan were divorced "

Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Salomone Al-Hussein Shah Aga Khan

Married May 27, 1949 After rocky marriages to promoter Edward Judson and Orson Welles, and romances with Victor Mature, Howard Hughes and Tony Martin among others, the 31-year-old star of The Loves of Carmen (1948) and The Lady from Shanghai (1948) married the 38-year-old playboy prince, son of the Aga Khan. They had met at a party in Cannes, and Ali pursued Rita obsessively, delivering roses to her hotel room every day and later following her back to America, renting a house across the street from hers. Before long — and despite outcry from various moral groups offended by the idea of a Catholic woman dating a Muslim man — their romance was made public.



The wedding took place less than a year after their initial meeting, in the small town of Vallauris in the south of France. The couple rode back to Ali’s chateau in a white Cadillac convertible, followed by hundreds of well-wishers, to a reception that epitomized the marriage of royalty and Hollywood. Thirty thousand roses decorated the house, while the swimming pool had been filled with eau de Cologne, upon which floated white gardenias that spelled out the initials of the happy couple. Seven months after the wedding, the couple’s only child, Yasmin, was born. However, the happiness was not to last. After only two years, reluctant to take on the role of Ismaili princess and frustrated by her husband’s lack of interest in her as anything but a Hollywood star, Rita headed back to America to renew her acting career. Of the relationship, she has been quoted as saying: "I think what he loved in me was that I was the physical manifestation of his concept of beauty … since I lacked confidence in myself, it seemed incredible at the time that this exceptional man could be interested in me. It was a beautiful dream that couldn’t last."


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http://members.tripod.com/~claudia79/rita/yasirents.jpg

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1. Rita and Prince Aly
2. Rita and Yasmin
3. Rita, Rebecca & Yasmin (Rebecca is Ritas daughter from another marriage)
4. Princess Yasmin
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I thought it would be interesting to start a thread on the Aga Khan,

Introduction to His Highness the Aga Khan
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His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet's daughter.

Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva. He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history.

Like his grandfather Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan before him, the Aga Khan has, since assuming the office of Imamat in 1957, been concerned about the well-being of all Muslims, particularly in the face of the challenges of rapid historical changes. Today, the Ismailis live in some twenty-five countries, mainly in West and Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as in North America and Western Europe. Over the four decades since the present Aga Khan became Imam, there have been major political and economic changes in most of these areas. He has adapted the complex system of administering the Ismaili Community, pioneered by his grandfather during the colonial era, to a new world of nation-states, which even recently has grown in size and complexity following the newly acquired independence of the Central Asian Republics of the former Soviet Union.

The Aga Khan has emphasised the view of Islam as a thinking, spiritual faith, one that teaches compassion and tolerance and that upholds the dignity of man, Allah's noblest creation. In the Shia tradition of Islam, it is the mandate of the Imam of the time to safeguard the individual's right to personal intellectual search and to give practical expression to the ethical vision of society that the Islamic message inspires. Addressing the International Conference on the Example (Seerat) of the Prophet Muhammad in Karachi in 1976, the Aga Khan said that the wisdom of Allah's final Prophet in seeking new solutions for problems which could not be solved by traditional methods, provides the inspiration for Muslims to conceive a truly modern and dynamic society, without affecting the fundamental concepts of Islam.

During the course of history, the Ismailis have, under the guidance of their Imams, made contributions to the growth of Islamic civilisation. Al-Azhar University and the Academy of Science, dar al-'Ilm, in Cairo and indeed the city of Cairo itself, exemplify their contributions to the cultural, religious and intellectual life of Muslims. Among the renowned philosophers, jurists, physicians, mathematicians, astronomers and scientists of the past who flourished under the patronage of Ismaili Imams are Qadi al-Numan, al-Kirmani, Ibn al-Haytham (al-Hazen), Nasir e-Khusraw and Nasir al-Din Tusi.

Achievements of the Fatimid Empire dominate accounts of the early period of Ismaili history, roughly from the beginnings of Islam through the 11th century.

Named after the Prophet's daughter Fatima, the Fatimid dynasty created a state that stimulated the development of art, science, and trade in the Mediterranean Near East over two centuries. Its centre was Cairo, founded by the Fatimids as their capital. Following the Fatimid period, the Ismaili Muslims' geographical centre shifted from Egypt to Syria and Persia. After their centre in Persia, Alamut, fell to Mongol conquerors in the 13th century, Ismailis lived for several centuries in dispersed communities, mainly in Persia and Central Asia but also in Syria, India and elsewhere. In the 1830s, Aga Hassanaly Shah, the 46th Ismaili Imam, was granted the honorary hereditary title of Aga Khan by the Shah of Persia. In 1843, the first Aga Khan left Persia for India, which already had a large Ismaili community. Aga Khan II died in 1885, only four years after assuming the Imamat. He was succeeded by the present Aga Khan's grandfather, and predecessor as Imam, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan.

In recent generations, the Aga Khan's family has followed a tradition of service in international affairs. The Aga Khan's grandfather was President of the League of Nations and his father, Prince Aly Khan, was Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations. His uncle, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, has been United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations' Coordinator for assistance to Afghanistan and United Nations' Executive Delegate of the Iraq-Turkey border areas. The Aga Khan's brother, Prince Amyn, entered the United Nations Secretariat, Department of Economic and Social Affairs following his graduation from Harvard in 1965. Since 1968, Prince Amyn has been closely involved with the governance of the principal development institutions of the Imamat. The Aga Khan's eldest child and daughter, Princess Zahra, who graduated from Harvard in 1994 with a BA Honors Degree in Third World Development Studies, has coordination responsibilities relating to specific social development institutions of the Imamat and is based at his Secretariat. His elder son, Prince Rahim, who graduated from Brown University (USA) in 1995, has similar responsibilities in respect of the Imamat's economic development institutions. His younger son, Prince Hussain, who graduated from Williams College (USA) in 1997, has recently joined the Secretariat and is involved in the cultural activities of the Network.

In consonance with this vision of Islam and their tradition of service to humanity, wherever Ismailis live, they have elaborated a well-defined institutional framework to carry out social, economic and cultural activities. Under the Aga Khan's leadership, this framework has expanded and evolved into the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of institutions working to improve living conditions and opportunities in specific regions of the developing world. In every country, these institutions work for the common good of all citizens regardless of their origin or religion. Their individual mandates range from architecture, education and health to the promotion of private sector enterprise, the enhancement of non-government organisations and rural development.

Over the years, the Aga Khan has received numerous decorations, honorary degrees, and awards in recognition of the various dimensions of his work. He has received civilian decorations on one or more occasions from the governments of France, Portugal, Côte d'Ivoire, Upper Volta, Madagascar, Iran, Pakistan, Italy, Senegal, Morocco, Spain, and Tajikistan. In October 1998, on the occasion of the Award Ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, he was presented with the Gold Medal of the City of Granada.

His Highness has been awarded honorary degrees by universities in Pakistan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has also received numerous awards and prizes from various professional organisations in recognition of his work in architecture and the conservation of historic buildings.

The title His Highness was granted by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain in 1957, and His Royal Highness by His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Iran in 1959.


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Jim Wolfensohn, President of The World Bank, and Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Director of AKFED, chat before the inauguration ceremony of the Azito Project.
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Saturday June 6, 1997. Prince Hussain amongst fellow graduates, during the Ivy Exercises.
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A family portrait of the Aga Khan's children with their mother Princess Salimah
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His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his cousin and son-in-law, (Hazrat) Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet's daughter.

Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936,
in Geneva. He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history.

Like his grandfather Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan before him, the Aga Khan has, since assuming the office of Imamat in 1957, been concerned about the well-being of all Muslims, particularly in the face of
the challenges of rapid historical changes. Today, the Ismailis live in some 25 countries, mainly in West and Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as in North America and Western Europe. Over the four decades since the present Aga Khan became Imam, there have been major political and economic changes in most of these areas. He has adapted the complex system of administering the Ismaili Community, pioneered by his grandfather during the colonial era, to a new world of nation-states, which even recently has grown in size and complexity following the newly acquired independence of the Central Asian Republics of the former Soviet Union.

The Aga Khan has emphasised the view of Islam as a thinking, spiritual faith: one that teaches compassion and tolerance and that upholds the dignity of man, Allah's noblest creation. In the Shia tradition of Islam, it is
the mandate of the Imam of the time to safeguard the individual's right to personal intellectual search and to give practical expression to the ethical vision of society that the Islamic message inspires. Addressing as
Chairman, the International Conference on the Example (Seerat) of the Prophet Muhammad in Karachi in 1976, the Aga Khan said that the wisdom of Allah's final Prophet in seeking new solutions for problems which could not be solved by traditional methods, provides the inspiration for Muslims to conceive a truly modern and dynamic society, without affecting the fundamental concepts of Islam.

During the course of history, the Ismailis have, under the guidance of their Imams, made major contributions to the growth of Islamic civilisation. The University of al-Azhar and the Academy of Science, Dar al-Ilm, in Egypt and indeed the city of Cairo itself, exemplify their contributions to the cultural, religious and intellectual life of Muslims. Among the renowned philosophers, jurists, physicians, mathematicians, astronomers and scientists of the past who flourished under the patronage of Ismaili Imams are Qadi al-Numan, al-Kirmani, Ibn al-Haytham (al-Hazen), Nasir-i Khusraw and Nasir al-Din Tusi.

Achievements of the Fatimid Empire dominate accounts of the early period of Ismaili history, roughly from the beginnings of Islam through the 11th century. Named after the Prophet's daughter Fatima, the Fatimid dynasty created a state that stimulated the development of art, science, and trade in the Mediterranean Near East over two centuries. Its centre was Cairo, founded by the Fatimids as their capital. Following the Fatimid period, the Ismaili Muslims' geographical centre shifted from Egypt to Syria and Persia. After their centre in Persia, Alamut, fell to Mongol conquerors in the 13th century, Ismailis lived for several centuries in dispersed communities, mainly in Persia and Central Asia but also in Syria, India and elsewhere. In the 1830s, Aga Hassanaly Shah, the 46th Ismaili Imam, was granted the honorary hereditary title of Aga Khan by the Shah of Persia. In 1843, the first Aga Khan left Persia for India, which already had a large Ismaili community. Aga Khan II died in 1885, only four years after assuming the Imamat. He was succeeded by the present Aga Khan's grandfather, and predecessor as Imam, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan.

In recent generations, the Aga Khan's family has followed a tradition of service in international affairs. The Aga Khan's grandfather was President of the League of Nations and his father, Prince Aly Khan, was Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations. His uncle, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, has been United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations' Coordinator for assistance to Afghanistan and United Nations' Executive Delegate of the Secretary General for a humanitarian programme for Iraq, Kuwait, Iraq-Iran and Iraq-Turkey border areas. The Aga Khan's brother, Prince Amyn, entered the United Nations Secretariat, Department of Economic and Social Affairs following his graduation from Harvard in 1965. Since 1968, Prince Amyn has been closely involved with the governance of the principal development institutions of the Imamat. The Aga Khan's eldest child and daughter, Princess Zahra, who graduated from Harvard in 1994 with a BA Honors Degree in Third World Development Studies, has co-ordination responsibilities relating to specific social development institutions of the Imamat and is based at his Secretariat. His elder son, Prince Rahim, who graduated from Brown University (USA) in 1995, has similar responsibilities in respect of the Imamat's economic development institutions. His younger son, Prince Hussain, who graduated from Williams College (USA) in 1997, has recently joined the Secretariat and is involved in the cultural activities of the Network.

In consonance with this vision of Islam and their tradition of service to humanity, wherever Ismailis live, they have elaborated a well defined institutional framework to carry out social, economic and cultural activities.Under the Aga Khan's leadership, this framework has expanded and evolved into the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of institutions working to improve living conditions and opportunities in specific regions of the developing world. In every country, these institutions work for the common good of all citizens regardless of their origin or religion. Their individual mandates range from rural development, education and health to the promotion of private sector enterprise and architecture.

The Aga Khan's work in the promotion of excellence and innovation in architecture has received widespread recognition and acclaim. In 1984, the Aga Khan became the 19th recipient of the University of Virginia's Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal in Architecture, awarded in recognition of his work (photo) as a "patron of architectural culture". The same year, he received the American Institute of Architects 1984 Institute Honor for his "unique and inspired contributions to architecture through a number of related programmes. In 1987, he received the Gold Medal of the Higher Council of Spanish Architects from his Majesty King Juan Carlos. In 1991, the Aga Khan was awarded the Médaille d'argent of the Académie d'Architecture of France. The same year, he was also made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 1996, he was selected as the recipient of the Hadrian Award by the World Monuments Fund in recognition of his contribution to the fields of restoration and conservation of historic buildings. August 1998
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The Aga Khan was also married to the Begum Inaara, formerly Gabriele zu Leiningen, with whom he has a 4 year old son Prince Aly Muhammad. The couple are divorced. ismaili.net/ alymuh/prince01.jpg
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