Published: Monday, November 24, 2008
The Aga Khan’s visit to Calgary today marks a significant event for the city’s small but influential Ismaili community. For the first time in 16 years, they will have the chance to meet and worship with their spiritual leader.
The Aga Khan is visiting as part of a 16-month celebration in honour of his 50th anniversary as imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
He has much to celebrate, as this 71-year-old is no ordinary man. Not only does he advocate on behalf of this minority sect among the world’s 15 million Shia Muslims, this charismatic leader stands as a living example of someone dedicated to working on behalf of all of humanity, regardless of race, religion or creed. DETAILS