Prince Aly Salomone Shah

Prince Aly Salomone Shah

Male 1911 - 1960  (48 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 9 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Aly Salomone Shah 
    Prefix Prince 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 13 Jun 1911  Torino, Piemonte, It Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1960  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I77962  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2008 

    Father Aga Khan Muhammad Shah, III,   b. 2 Nov 1877,   d. 11 Jul 1957  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Cleope Teresa Magliano,   b. 1889,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1908 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F32187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan Barbara Yarde-Buller,   b. 22 Apr 1908,   d. Abt 28 Apr 1997  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 18 May 1936  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1940 
     1. Living
     2. Prince Amyn El Husseni
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F21684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rita Hayworth,   b. 17 Oct 1918, Nursery and Child's Hospital, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1987, Manhattan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 27 May 1949 
    Divorced 26 Jan 1953 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F119093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ann,   d. 1975 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Pamela Beryl Digby,   b. 20 Mar 1920, Farnborough Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1997, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F66907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 1911 - Torino, Piemonte, It Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1936 - Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1960 - Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lived to be a legendary playboy.
      In 1930, Aga Khan sent Aly Khan to Syria to visit his followers with his special `Holy Farman'. The Farman pronounced; "We are sending our son to you. Consider his arrival as my arrival.
      We are appointing our Prince as our `Wali-ahad' meaning, the successor to our throne." Members of the Syrian Jama'at took Bay'ah (oath of allegiance) at the hand of their future Imam and offered Nazrana (gifts). Almost every magazine and home of Ismailis in India and Africa had a photo of young Prince dressed in white Arab dress riding a white Arabian horse, taken during his visit to Syria, with captions "H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan Heir Apparent to Mowlana Hazar Imam".
      Within 50 years, the infallible Mowlana Hazar Imam realized that his `Holy Farman' had to be recanted. The beloved "Wali-ahad" did not live a life expected of a future Imam. In the June 1995 issue of an American magazine `Vanity Fair', there is a spellbinding twelve page article `The Goddess and the Playboy' describing the "relentless pursuit of speed, sport, and women" by Prince Aly Khan. Aga Khan by his Will document, without making a mention of his earlier pronouncement, made Aly Khan's son Karim as his successor to the throne of Imamate.
      This recantation surprised his followers all over the world. They began asking questions; Did the infallible Mowlana Hazar Imam really erred? Can the 1400 years old Ismaili tradition and the Shiah Law "that the issue of a son is not an heir if there be a son alive", be broken? According to the deep rooted Ismaili tradition and uncompromising conviction, Hazar Imam's "Holy Farmans" are to be reckoned as the verses of the "Speaking Qur'an". At any given time and place they can supersede the verses of the so called "Silent or Book Qur'an". Based upon this conviction, the majority of the Agakhani Ismailis have done away with most essential basic Qur'anic Laws, such as; performing of greater or lesser ablutions before praying, facing towards qiblah while praying, takbir al-ihram, qiyam, ruku, salat al-jum'ah, physical fasting during the month of Ramadhan, hajj as well as the "Oneness" of Kalimah Shahadah.
      Biographer Willie Frischauer records in his book `The Aga Khans'; "Bettina (one of Aly's several girl friends) wrote: `To Aly it seemed that his father's preference for his son was a kind of public humiliation for him...He was never quite the same from that day on." When Aly Khan declared that he too had taken the Bay'ah of his own son Karim as his "Hazar Imam"; Karim became the spiritual father of his own father, according to the Ismaili tradition. In 1960, the mortified Aly Khan was killed in a tragic car crash. He suffered crushed chest, fractured skull, broken neck and legs in that fatal accident.

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