THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-07
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The Spiritual Leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims, Prince Kareem Agha Khan highly appreciated what he has seen in Syria of aspects of tolerance, fraternity and the joint living between the different groups.
During a meeting with mass of citizens in Tartous today, he noted that the basis which the Agha Khan foundation for development would depend on during cooperation with the Syrian institutions was put on.
'' Islam imposes on the individual to balance between the spiritual life and the financial life and his efforts have to be based on the values of Islam.'' the Prince added.
Exerpts from Speech by Aga Khan, exhibition of Thomas Herzog's work, new architectural Web sites-2002-01-02Posted November 17th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Speaking in Syria, the Aga Khan called for new links between technology and Islam.
'Syria has demonstrated the power of Islam as a crucible for the spirit and the intellect, transcending boundaries of geography and culture. The Aga Khan celebrated a quarter century of his Awards for Architecture (AR November) at the Citadel in Aleppo late last year.
LBC: Good evening your Highness, we are honoured that you are giving us an interview for the (LBC) channel. Well, we came to Aleppo because you are here, for a Syrian visit. But of course, there is an occasion; there was the ceremony of the Award for Architecture. You said in your speech, which I personally liked very much on many points, we'll talk about it later, you said in your speech that you consider the Aleppo citadel, and I am not sure I am translating accurately what you said, that you consider it as a personal quest to take place in history and in the heritage.
LBC: Bonsoir Votre Altesse, nous sommes honorés que vous nous donniez un entretien pour la chaîne. Bon, nous sommes venus à Alep parce que vous êtes là, pour un séjour syrien. Mais bien sûr qu'il y a une occasion, il y avait la cérémonie de la remise du prix de l'architecture.
Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan
by Robert Ivy, FAIA Editor in Chief, Architectural Record
(Aiglemont, August 31, 2001)
Robert Ivy: As Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, you lead a religious community that is an important branch of Islam and that resides on four continents. You have personally expressed an affinity for Islamic architecture. How have Muslim traditions and Islamic teaching affected your appreciation for architecture? Which great works of architecture have had special meaning for you?
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims today concluded his eight-day visit to Syria with a second round of extensive discussions with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
The Aga Khan and Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa Miro also signed a Framework Development Agreement between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Syria. The Agreement will facilitate the effective functioning and optimum utilisation of the human and financial resources that the AKDN would mobilise for Syria. It also establishes an AKDN Representation Office in Damascus.
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble gave a special performance on the occasion of the presentation ceremony of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. From high atop the Citadel dominating one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and out of its ornate Throne Room, the enchanting melodies of Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and Kayhan Kalhor this evening recreated an age-old memory of the interaction of cultures for which the Silk Road is remembered.
His Excellency President Bashar Al Assad this morning held discussions with His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at the People's Palace.
The Aga Khan and members of his delegation also met with Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro, Deputy Prime Minister for Social Services, Dr. Naji Otri, and the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Dr. Khaled Ra'ad.
L'Emir Karim Agha Khan, guide spirituel des Musulmans Ismaélites à travers le monde, a visité aujourd'hui le mausolée du président disparu de la Syrie, Feu Hafez al-Assad, où il a déposé une couronne de fleurs et récité al-Fatiha pour son âme.
L'Emir Agha Khan, qui visite depuis vendredi dernier la Syrie, s'était entretenu hier avec cheikh Ahmad Hassoun, Mufti d'Alep, sur les moyens de consolider la coopération entre les peuples du monde islamique et l'importance de l'apprentissage de la culture musulmane.
Can architecture be a way of bridging the gap between Western and Islamic cultures? For most of us, the need to build that bridge is something we've only recently become aware of. But someone who has long been trying is the Aga Khan.
Earlier this month, the eighth triennial Aga Khan Awards for Architecture were presented at the Citadel of Aleppo, Syria. To be sure, the awards, like any architectural prizes, are not the stuff of headlines, especially in the West outside the Ismaili community and industry circles. And yet, it's interesting how these things link up these days, how a ceremony far away reaches across the cultural and geographical ethers, from West Africa to Southeast Asia, Aswan to Edmonton.
O arquitecto Geoffrey Bawa, do Sri Lanka, foi ontem distinguido com o Chairman's Award dos Prémios Aga Khan, numa cerimónia que decorreu na histórica cidadela de Aleppo, na Síria. Atribuído pelo Aga Kahn Trust for Culture a arquitectos que desevolvam conceitos de construção consentâneos com as necessidades e aspirações das sociedades islâmicas, foram ainda premiados nove projectos, dos 427 que se candidataram a estes prémios trienais.
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam and Spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, has concluded his eight-day visit to Syria with a second round of extensive discussions with Syrian President Bashir Al-Assad.
The Agha Khan and Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa Miro also signed a framework Development Agreement between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Syria.
The agreement will facilitate the effective functioning and optimum utilisation of human and financial resources that the AKDN would mobilise for Syria. It also establishes an AKDN representative office in Damascus.