Nation Kenya: Celebrating 65th #ImamatDay and centenary of Town Jamatkhana

Azim Lakhani, Diplomatic representative Aga Khan Development Network Kenya – July 10, 2022

While much of modern public discourse around migrant communities focuses on current global circumstances, and the latter part of the 20th century, it is worth reflecting on legacies that have endured over decades, indeed centuries, and learn from their longevity, contribution and impact.

Today, we celebrate the 65th anniversary – Imamat Day – of the installation of His Highness the Aga Khan as the 49th Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

This year, the Ismailis and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Kenya are also celebrating the centenary of Town Jamatkhana (colloquially known as Khoja Mosque) in Nairobi.

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Diplomatic Representative of the AKDN in Kenya Dr Azim Lakhani (centre, grey tie) hosted the UN Resident Coordinator Dr Stephen Jackson (centre, red tie) at the historic 100-year-old Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque) on April 5, 2022
Khoja Mosque Nairobi

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Author: ismailimail

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

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  1. Khoja Mosque in Nairobi brings back too many magnificient memories and the most beautiful sight for a young
    girl just growing up. The lights lit up the streets so well when we got to see them thrice a year only and todate will never be forgotten.


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