Imamat Day of His Highness The Aga Khan as a day of reunion in Gilgit – Baltistan

July 6, 2009 | Nur | Pamir Times

Thousands of Ismailis from across Pakistan and around the world have returned to their homes in various parts of Gilgit – Baltistan, or are on their way, to celebrate Imamat Day of their spiritual leader, on 11th July.

Shah Karim Al – Hussaini Aga Khan IV had succeded his grand father, Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III, as 49th hereditary Imam of the world’s Shia Isamili Muslims, on 11th July 1957 . Every year the Ismailis celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and spiritual happniess across the world.

In our part of the world 11th July has become a magnetic event that attracts migrant Ismaili population of the region from across the country and around the world.

Some “city birds” on 11 July, 2008 at Gulmit – Gojal
Some “city birds” on 11 July, 2008 at Gulmit – Gojal

In the month of July the Ismaili villages of Gilgit – Baltistan, like Sultanabad (Yasin), Singal (Punial), Oshikandas (Gilgit), Aliabad and Karimabad (Hunza), Gulmit & Passu (Gojal) and Rahimabad (Shinaki) reflect popular urban cultures, as the number of ”Shehri Parinday”- roughly translated as “city birds”, as some wittingly call them, increases in the region.

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