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Aga Khan IV

  • Businessman
  • Born December 13, 1936

Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, (Arabic: شاه كريم الحسيني، الآقاخان الرابع‎; Persian: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎; Urdu: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‬‎; Aga Khan is also transliterated as Aqa Khan and Agha Khan; born 13 December 1936) is the 49th and current Imam and Aga Khan of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Isma'ilism within Shia Islam with an estimated 10-15 million adherents (10—12% of the world's Shia Muslim population). The Aga Khan is a business magnate with British citizenship, as well as a racehorse owner and breeder.


If you try to put social and cultural development ahead of economic development, it doesn't work. You have to do it all together.




My duties are wider than those of the Pope. The Pope is only concerned with the spiritual welfare of his flock.




You cannot take one set of issues from one country and apply it to another. They are all different, in terms of history, and the religious compositions of the populations involved.



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