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Aga Khan?

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by herose, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. herose


    Jun 13, 2006
    Just saw something about him on the news. Did some research about him and am still somewhat confused.

    Who is he and what exactly is he leader of? Also trying to be non insulting here, why does he look and dress so differently from the Muslims leaders we are custom to seeing. He looks very European for the leader of Islam or a branch thereof, as have all the Aga Khans that I could find pictures of.

    Why do we not hear much about him considering all the news concerning Islam and Muslims these days?

    Is there a European Islam as well as an Arab Islam?

    Don't mean to sound dumb but finding out he exists surprised me.

    Anyone with answers?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  2. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    It seems rather vague to me as well.

    Tagged for curiosity.

  3. Akil8290

    Akil8290 Saracen

    Feb 26, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Its just a title in Shia Islam; its an Imam of the largest branch of Ismailis.
  4. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Not Enough Gun

    Mar 22, 2004
    The Aga Khans are ethnically Persian, though they trace their ancestry back to Ali, the son in law of Mohammed. The European look can be explained both by the family's long association with British India and the fact that the current Khan's mother was British. He was born in Geneva and lives primarily in France.
  5. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Sep 5, 2010
    So, it's like Vatican II for Imams? Loose the robes, and put on suit?
  6. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

    Oct 20, 2004
    Republic of Alabama
    I thought he was Chakka's brother
  7. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Sep 5, 2010
    LoL Chakka-Chakka Khan. I don't think the younger generation will get it though.:supergrin:
  8. Any relation to Genghis or Kublai?