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Golden Jubilee
25 October 2007

Commencing with an Inaugural Ceremony held at Aiglemont on 11 July 2007, the Ismaili Muslim community around the world commemorated the Golden Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

  • Inaugural Ceremony

    Mawlana Hazar Imam accompanied by members of his family, welcoming leaders of the global Jamat to his Aiglemont residence. Photo: AKDN/Gary Otte

    Mawlana Hazar Imam completed his 50th year as the Imam of the Ismaili community on 11 July 2007. Fifty years ago, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

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    As part of the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee, Hazar Imam made official visits to countries around the world. In addition to recognising the friendship and longstanding support of leaders of state, government and other partners in the work of the Ismaili Imamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam granted some 26 Golden Jubilee Darbars to the worldwide Jamat.

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    International Programmes

    The Golden Jubilee Games: Celebration Through Sport. Copyright: Celebrations Global Limited

    A number of International Programmes were launched as part of the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee. The programmes addressed themes such as heritage, culture, devotional music and physical well-being, while promoting Jamati unity and worldwide collaboration.

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    Golden Jubilee articles from around the world

    The epochal event of the Golden Jubilee was commemorated by the Jamat all around the world. This section provides some glimpses into celebrations held in different parts of the world.

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    International memorabilia

    Golden Jubilee lapel pin. Photo: Celebrations Global Limited

    A significant feature of the global Jamat's celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee was the commissioning of a range of high-quality memorabilia, which members of the Jamat can retain as souvenirs of this historic occasion.

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