Aga khan



the divinely ordained head of the Ismaʿili branch of Shiʿism.
1877–1957, leader of the Ismaʿili sect of Muslims in India 1885–1957.
(Shah Karim al-Husainy) born 1936, leader of the Ismaʿili sect of Muslims in India since 1957 (grandson of Aga Khan III).
Contemporary Examples

The onetime Prada campaign girl will likely convert to Islam to marry the eldest son of the Aga Khan.
Model Kendra Spears Engaged to a Shi’a Prince Misty White Sidell April 29, 2013

Much like the British monarchy, when the current Aga Khan is ready to abdicate his post, he will personally choose a successor.
Model Kendra Spears Engaged to a Shi’a Prince Misty White Sidell April 29, 2013

The Aga Khan opened the museum in Toronto, as tension rises between Islam and the West.
Inside North America’s First Islamic Art Museum Shinan Govani September 15, 2014

Spears in the third model to marry into the Aga Khan family.
Kate Upton Named Model of the Year; Alexander McQueen’s London Home for Sale The Fashion Beast Team September 2, 2013

Not the king of Monaco, the Aga Khan, or even Steven Spielberg.
The Way the Wind Blows Scott Simon December 20, 2008

Historical Examples

With due respect to the Aga Khan we do not see the logical connection between the two.
The Political Future of India Lajpat Rai

When Aga Khan grew up he managed to reconcile his followers to the orthodox Mohammedan faith.
Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey

noun
the hereditary title of the head of the Ismaili sect of Muslims
noun
Prince Karim (kəˈriːm). born 1936, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Muslims from 1957

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