Old woman with colorful traditional dress. On July 11, Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the anniversary of His Highness the Aga Khan as the 49th Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. ..On July 11, 1957, His Highness the Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s...
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