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Karim Aga Khan was
born on December 13, 1936, At the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir
Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan and became the 49th hereditary Imam of the
community. He is the final interpreter
of Qur'an and provides authoritative guidance on matters of faith to the
Khushali is a week
long birthday celebration of HH Aga Khan. The entire Ismaili Muslim community
meets in the Jamaat Khana (community center) for the whole week, extolling his
work and his service to their community and humanity.
He is one of the rare gems of Islamic scholarship and a Harvard Graduate. He has understood the essence of Islam and articulates it very well. Islam to him is serving and caring for people around you, regardless of their affiliation. A vision put forth by the Prophet, when he said a good deed is like planting a seed, knowing full well, that you may not be the beneficiary of the fruit and shade of the eventual tree in years to come, the prophet said, that is a good deed, it is leaving a good legacy for the next generation, as we have bequeathed from the previous one.
One of the unique qualities of Aga Khan is his ability to seamlessly blend the spiritual and the material worlds. Prophet Muhammad and Hazrat Ali, both preached moderation, and creating a balance between ascetic living and living for material comforts.
May he live a long life and serve his community, the Muslim community and every one of the 7 billion of humans.