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Aga Khan IV

' Karim Aga Khan (Aga Khan is also transliterated as Aqa Khan and Agha Khan), NPk, NI, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH, GCM; born December 13, 1936; is an international business magnate, racehorse owner and breeder, as well as the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism – a denomination of Ismailism within Shia Islam consisting of approximately 15 million adherents (under 10% of the world's Shia Muslim population). He has held this position of Imam, under the title of Aga Khan IV, since July 11, 1957, when, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. The Aga Khan is the direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad through the Prophet's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered the first Imam in Shia Islam, and Ali's wife Fatima az-Zahra, the Prophet’s daughter from his first marriage. As the Imam of Nizari Ismailism, the Aga Khan IV is considered by his followers to be the proof or hujjah of God on earth as well as infallible and immune from sin (just as an Imam is viewed in most other denominations of Shia Islam). He is further considered by his followers to be the carrier of the eternal Noor of Allah ("Light of God" – a concept unique to certain denominations of Shia Islam). In 1986, the Aga Khan ordained the current Ismailia Constitution – an ecclesiastical decree affirming to Nizari Ismailis his "sole right to interpret the Qur'an and provide authoritative guidance on matters of faith" and formalizing his sole discretion, power and authority for the governance of Nizari Ismaili jamats (places of worship) and institutions.

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Aga Khan IV - Ancestry
... Ancestors of Aga Khan IV 16 ... Aga Khan I 8 ...
Prix De Lutèce - Winners Since 1978
... Piggott Steve Norton Ahmed bin Salman 1986 Anazid Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1987 Balsam Cash Asmussen André Fabre Moufid Dabaghi 1988 Floripedes Richard Briard Georges ...
Prix Cléopâtre - Winners Since 1979
... Khalid Abdullah 216.80 1994 Kalajana Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 216.10 1995 Valley of Gold Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 220.20 1996 Khalisa Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dup ...
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Winners
... Lilley 229.40 1952 Tulyar 3 Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh HH Aga Khan III 233.00 1953 Pinza 3 Sir Gordon Richards Norman Bertie Sir Victor Sassoon 234.00 1954 Aureole 4 Eph Smith. 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 235.40 1982 Kalaglow 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Tony Ward 231.88 1983 Time Charter 4 Joe Mercer Henry Candy Robert Barnett 230.79 1984 Teenoso 4 ... Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 229.70 2003 Alamshar 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 233.26 2004 Doyen 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 233.18 2005 ...
Prix Minerve - Winners Since 1979
... Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 232.00 1984 Lady Tamara Henri Samani Jean-Marie Béguigné N ... Sharaniya Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 232.90 1987 Daralinsha Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 233.43 ... Siegel 232.92 1992 Linnga Guy Guignard Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 230.72 1993 Bright Moon Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 235.60 1994 Sharamana Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga ...