Aga Khan

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Aga Khan

Aga Khan is the title of the hereditary spiritual leader of the Isma'ili sect of Islam. The Aga Khan claims descendancy from Fatima.
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Aga Khan

Aga Khan (ä'gä khän) , the title of the religious leader and imam of the Ismaili Nizari sect of Islam, originally bestowed by the Persian shah Fath Ali on Hasan Ali Shah, 1800–1881, the 46th Ismaili imam, in 1818. The first Aga Khan was also appointed as the governor of the ...
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Aga Khan

Aga Khan (آقاخان; also transliterated as Aqa Khan and Agha Khan) is a name used by the Imam of the Nizari Ismailis since 1818. The current user of the name is Shah Karim who claims to be the 49th Imam (1957–present), Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini Aga Khan IV (b. 1936). The title is made up of the titles agha and khan. The Turkish `agha` .....
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