Ottawa, March 19, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as it celebrates Navroz:
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community as they celebrate Navroz in the days ahead.
“Canada has benefited greatly from members of the Ismaili community who have made, and continue to make, great contributions to Canada’s heritage, culture and society.
The IIS (Institute of Ismaili Studies) Website now has a Job Vacancy section:
Dignified Consent Judgment refused to Defendants - Appeal filed! - Aga Khan Copyright Lawsuit -2011-02-08Posted February 8th, 2011 by heritage
The Aga Khan Copyright judgment in January was the first Intellectual Property judgment of 2011. Attempts were made by defendants to bring back to the table the ideas put forth by the Imam in October 2010.
Defendants were told categorically by Gray that their input about aligning his drafted Order with what the Aga Khan said on October 15th was not welcome, no discussion would happen, and that they could make any comments to the Judge Himself.
Proof of consent - The Judge erred in Aga Khan Copyright Case, says Oxford Professor and IP expert - 2011-01-31Posted February 2nd, 2011 by heritage
Who Must Show Consent in an Intellectual Property Infringement Case? Is the question asked by Oxford Professor and Intellectual Property Expert David Vaver.
A purported Talika is being read out JK's around the world Tonight:
- With reference to Summary Judgment
- With strong language resembling Sachedina's , but not resembling any previous Talika of the Imam.
- With wordings of the January 24, 2010 Letter purportedly by Hazar Imam (Recall that questioned letter where it is said that His signature, which had remained steady for decades had now become very tentative and distorted because of old age and an old healed injury.)
Zanzibar Lets Down Aga Khan On Expansion Of Serena By Leasing Prime Real Estate On Forodhani - 2011-01-17Posted February 3rd, 2011 by heritage
Zanzibar government has contravened laid down procedures in leasing out two of its Forodhani Beach buildings and a garden to the Kempinski hotel group for 99 years. Sources said the hotel is planning to construct a five star hotel at the site.
Reports are that the Aga Khan Development Network, (AKDN) had already reached final stages of negotiations with the government to develop Forodhani area by building gardens and the first phase started last year.
Defendants Nagib Tajdin and Alnaz Jiwa have been continuously attacked and assaulted since the beginning of the Lawsuit.
Verbal and printed attacks against the defendants in Public and in Jamatkhanas are well-known. Reports of physical attacks are now coming to light.
Again, these attacks go against all of Hazar Imam's teachings. In light of the stand of the Imam during the Discovery in October 2010, there is no valid reason for these senseless attacks to continue.
Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.
New Delhi, Nov.7 : Spending almost an hour at the 16th century Humayun Tomb complex, the Obamas held hands and listened carefully as the officer of the ArchaeologicalSurvey of India (ASI) explained in detail the history of the complex. They asked a few questions about therestoration work that the ASI and Aga Khan Trust were doing.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Master Jury for 2010
Geneva, 8 January 2010 – The members of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which selects the recipients of the Award, will convene in January to review the 401 nominated projects and select approximately 25 finalists, which will then be subject to on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June to select the Award recipients from the group of finalists. Recipients will be announced at a ceremony in autumn 2010.
Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan was the 48th Imam of the Ismaili community and the grandfather of the present 49th Imam, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. His birthday is celebrated on November 2.
NEW DELHI: This cultural revival project is a part of the vocational training programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's urban renewal project in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti and is co-funded by Ford Foundation. The women have been trained by skilled craftsmen. According to officials, the project aims to link heritage with opportunities for economic gain by training both women and men.
The structure was inaugurated in 2008 by Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, in the presence of senior UAE officials. A 3,000-square-metre public neighbourhood park was also created on parts of the land based on Islamic garden themes. The architecture is an amalgamation of everything that is beautiful in Islam.
THE Aga Khan Development Network Foundation and the International Baccalaureate have agreed to jointly intensify efforts to broaden access to quality education for students in Uganda and other developing countries. A memorandum of understanding signed at the Aga Khan headquarters in France between the two organisations sets out a framework for strengthened cooperation in the advancement of education.
Damascus, (SANA)- The Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the French Embassy in Damascus signed on Wednesday a partnership agreement to lay down a comprehensive framework for cooperation in development projects in Syria which encompasses many vital sectors. The agreement includes a framework for mutual cooperation in micro-finance, tourism, culture, regional planning, health, education, traffic safety, rural and industrial development.
Extract: "Too often, democracy is understood to be only about elections - momentary majorities. But effective governance is much more than that. What happens before and after elections? How are choices framed and explained? How is decision-making shared? - so that leaders of different backgrounds can interactively govern-- rather than small cliques rule autocratically.
H. H. the Aga Khan delivers the keynote lecture at the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium - 2010-10-15Posted October 15th, 2010 by heritage
TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will deliver the keynote lecture at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's (ICC) 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, on Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall in Toronto. The ICC was founded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, in 2005 as her legacy project, and is co-chaired by John Ralston Saul.
2010-10-15: Heritage news was able to speak briefly with the defendants to ask our burning questions: Did the discovery happen? How long? What was accepted by whom? What was not mentioned? What were the main messages? Here are some answers:
- The discovery did happen, Hazar Imam arrived at 10:40am. Mr Gray brought also Sachedina and Manji.
- The meeting lasted a half-hour of which nothing from the Imam was on the record as Mr Gray put everything off record.
His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network is in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada welcomed the Aga Khan in the Reception Room at Rideau Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 7 p.m.