Statement by the Prime Minister on Imamat Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day:

“Today, Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to the Throne of the Imamat.

“On July 11th, 1957, His Highness The Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam – spiritual leader – of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

“Over the last 61 years, the Aga Khan has been a strong voice for Ismailis and an advocate for people around the world of all origins and faiths. He has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty, advance gender equality, and champion healthcare and education for the most vulnerable.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Quote—“Over the last 61 years, the Aga Khan has been a strong voice for Ismailis and an advocate for people around the world of all origins and faiths. He has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty, advance gender equality, and champion healthcare and education for the most vulnerable.—-

    I will be happy more Islamic sects to follow ISMAILI ‘S effort for humanity. Most Islamic clerics are exclusive but Ismaili is inclusive that is why all leaders around the world accept and welcome Ismaili Muslim.

    I urge Ahmadiyyah to follow tge way of Ismaili to make people life better.

    All love ❤️

    • Well, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at is running many schools and hospitals, mainly in Africa, but also elsewhere (latest hospital coming up in Guatemala). With Humanity First they are assisting the needy of the world – all without regard to religion, just plain humanity first. And yes, we can learn from the Aga Khan Development Network. They are doing an excellent job too.

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