You know the Aga Khan, the Ismaili spiritual leader? Ever wonder where that title came from?
Fat’h Ali Shah (r. 1797-1834) took a break from posing for pictures and bestowed the title “Aqa Khan” on his son-in-law Hassan Ali Shah, the 46th imam for Ismailis during the nineteenth century.
In 1848, Mohammad Shah Qajar passed a law to end the East African slave trade in Iran.
Slavery was not formally abolished in Iran, however, until 1929.