The Aga Khan will visit Vancouver on Nov. 25 for a Golden Jubilee anniversary meeting with members of B.C.’s Shia Ismaili Muslim community.
“The community is very excited about having His Highness visit,” said Farid Damji, a volunteer with the Ismaili Council of B.C.
The Aga Khan has been spiritual leader, or Imam, to the ethnically-diverse community of Ismailis for the past 50 years.
Many of his 20,000 followers in the province are expected to gather at B.C. Place Stadium for a ceremonial afternoon.
“He will deliver a message and meet community leaders,” said Damji.
The trip is part of a worldwide tour this year. The Canadian portion runs Nov. 18-25 and Dec. 5-6.
“This book is a collection of essays and poems originally written for a zine called “Qiyamat: A newsletter for friends of the Imam.” They present a unique pro-ismaili look into the Shia Imami Ismaili Mulism faith, one not found in the usually historical books on the Ismaili’s. “