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Islamic Aswan represented by Aga Khan mausoleum. In fact, it built in honor of Sultan Mohmmad Shah, Aga Khan III. The mausoleum located in Aswan, Egypt. In fact, Agha Khan was the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He also was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League. Moreover, he even served as President of the League of Nations in 1937. Aga Khan was the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, a Shiite sect which developed in India. Though this spiritual leader died in 1957. The mausoleum still stands and seen above the white villa in Aswan where he once lived. In fact, the mausoleum seen even from as far away as the Nile. Aga Khan III was wealthy. In fact, his people say that on his birthday in the year 1945 he weighed in diamonds. He then gave to his followers in a spirit of generosity.
The mausoleum built according to his wife Yvette Blanche Labrousse’s wishes. She also known as Begum Om Habibeh Agha Khan and then given the title Mata Salama. When Aga Khan knew that he will die, he decided to build a location for his burial place. He liked it to be somewhere along the West Bank of the Nile River. Om Habibeh oversaw the construction of the mausoleum. It was after her husband died. She finished the project in 16 months with the help of famous architects and contractors. The mausoleum structure recognizable by its elegance. It also recognizable by its special use of pink granite and calcareous sandstone. The interior of the building features light colors and red carpet.