Meanwhile in Persia, the Qajar monarch grants the title of Aga Khan to Imam Hasan Ali Shah. Act V narrates the eventful life of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and pays glorious homage to Mawlana Hazar Imam including a film clip from Shah Karim’s Takht Nashini and a tribute to what will surely be his legacy: the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
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A phoenix rises from the ashes – grace follows persecution; Imam Shams al-din Muhammad miraculously survives the destruction of Alamut at the hands of the Mongols. The Imams eventually move to Anjudan in Southern Iran where they become Sufi masters; emissaries spread the Ismaili faith to the Indian sub-continent.

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After a dispute over the succession of Imamat at the Fatimid court in Cairo, the renowned fidai Hasan Sabbah establishes a network of castles in Iran, notably Alamut and Lamasar, that serve the Nizari lineage of Imams.

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Imam al-Mahdi and his son al-Qaim emerge from their refuge in Salamiyya to lead an advance into Mahdia, a strategic naval base on the Mediterranean Sea, from where Imam al-Muizz ultimately builds Cairo and the great Fatimid Empire.

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Ali to Karim – Act I: Early Ismailism / Dawr al-Satr (632 – 795)

A group of actors discover a world of books from which they share events of Ismaili history such as at Ghadir-e-Khum where Prophet Muhammad makes a pivotal statement about Hazrat Ali. This Act also depicts the Legend of the 7 Sleepers as it foretells the Cycle of Concealment.

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