First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia Opens

His Highness the Aga Khan at the launch of Dushanbe Ismaili Center October 12 2009First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia Opens – Celebrating A Thousand Year Legacy in the Region

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 12 October 2009 — His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, jointly inaugurated the first Ismaili Centre in Central Asia — a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years.

The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloev, senior government officials, diplomats, scholars and leaders of faith communities as well as a variety of civil society and business leaders from numerous countries. Representatives of the Ismaili community from around the world were also present.

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