Didar of the Hujjat al-Amr – Proof of Allah’s Authority and Command | Diamond Jubilee Imamat Day

O you who believe! Fear God and believe in His Messenger and He will bestow upon you a double portion of His Mercy; He will provide for you a Light by which you will walk.

–Q. 57:28

I am leaving among you two matters of great weight (al-thaqalayn), the Book of Allah and my kindred (itrati), the People of my House (Ahl al-Bayti), and these two shall never be separated until they return to me at the Pool [of Kawthar in Paradise on the Day of Judgement].

–Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) – Muslim Societies and Civilisations Volume 1 – Page 88

via Nadim Pabani’s Intezar Preparation

His Highness the Aga Khan, admiring the breath-taking view from the Baltit Fort, northern Paksitan, in conversation with Stefano Bianco, Director of Historic Cities Support Programme, part of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Prince Amyn Aga Khan looks on. 1996. The conservation of the over 700 years old Baltit Fort, the pre-eminent landmark  onument in Gilgit-Baltistan, and the rehabilitation of the historic core of the Karimabad village in the Hunza Valley, were the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme first major interventions,  completed in 1996. These projects, as well as others in neighbouring Baltistan, have won a number of prestigious prizes, including the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (every year between 2002 and 2013); a Time Magazine “Best of Asia”; and a British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture has completed dozens of other restoration projects in Baltistan and Hunza, but the area remains a treasure trove of scores of shrines, forts, mosques and other buildings of cultural and historical significance. - Photo credit: AKDN / Gary Otte
His Highness the Aga Khan, admiring the breath-taking view from the Baltit Fort, northern Paksitan, in conversation with Stefano Bianco, Director of Historic Cities Support Programme, part of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Prince Amyn Aga Khan looks on. 1996. The conservation of the over 700 years old Baltit Fort, the pre-eminent landmark onument in Gilgit-Baltistan, and the rehabilitation of the historic core of the Karimabad village in the Hunza Valley, were the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme first major interventions, completed in 1996. These projects, as well as others in neighbouring Baltistan, have won a number of prestigious prizes, including the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (every year between 2002 and 2013); a Time Magazine “Best of Asia”; and a British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture has completed dozens of other restoration projects in Baltistan and Hunza, but the area remains a treasure trove of scores of shrines, forts, mosques and other buildings of cultural and historical significance. – Photo credit: AKDN / Gary Otte

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