Vali Jamal: The Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee – Special connection for Uganda Ismailis

The Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee: Special connection for Uganda IsmailisSource: Daily Monitor, by Vali Jamal

I looked recently at our newspapers to find if any attempt was made in the coverage of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee (60 years of ascending the throne of the Ismaili Imamat on July 11) to show the importance of the landmark for Uganda Ismailis and even Uganda. What we got was the standard material about what the Aga Khan Development Network does in Uganda. Lots, but without that special connection, the story is like “Hamlet without the Prince”.

Allow me to fill in two connecting – and connected – events which make the observance of the Diamond Jubilee so emotion-packed for Uganda Ismailis everywhere.

Read more – Dated: July 19, 2017


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. I was 17 years old and a member of Aga Khan Band of Karachi Dharkhana Jamat. We were invited by the jamats of B.E.Africa to attend the Takhatnashinis of Hazar Imam. The Band attended all three ceremonies of Dar es salaam, Kampala and Nairobi. I will never ever forget my this beautiful trip. All the three jamats took very good care of all the 25 member of the Band.


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