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But it is not enough only to conserve an architectural treasure. Restoration projects can also serve as springboards - as trampolines - for broad social and economic development and poverty reduction. In that process, they can help create both the human constituency needed to sustain a project - and the flow of funding needed to maintain it.

Telia sells Tajik operations to Aga Khan's development fund 2017-04-26

H.H Aga Khan IV

* Telia sells Tajik stake * Says sees lower Uzbek settlement, at $1 bln * Q1 earnings in line with forecasts (Adds CEO comment, detail, shares) STOCKHOLM, April 26 (Reuters) - Nordic telecom operator Telia Company has agreed to sell its Tajik operations to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, taking a step closer to withdrawing from its troubled Central Asian business.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Bamyan Provincial Hospital, Afghanistan 2017-04-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan delivers her speech at the Inauguration of the Bamyan Provincial Hospital.  2017-04-26


Your Excellency Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Sarwar Danesh,
Your Excellency Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firozuddin Firoz,
Your Excellency Minister of Public Works, Engineer Mahmoud Baligh,
Your Excellency, Governor Mohamed Tahir Zohair,
Your Excellency Ambassador Kenneth Neufeld,
Your Excellency Ambassador François Richier,
distinguished guests,
ladies and gentlemen,

Hazrat Mowlana Imam Shah Qaim

Our 12th Holy Imam Shah Qaim was born in Salamiya, Syria in A.H. 280 during the month of Muharram. He ascended to the throne of Imamat on the 15th of Rabbiul Awal A.H. 322. He had 3 sons whose names were Hazrat Imam Shah Mansur, Hazrat Hamza and Hazrat Adnan. Imam Shah Qaim passed away in Mehdiya on 14th of Shawwal A.H 334 at the age of 55 years

Speech (in French) by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Bamako Park in Mali 2008-04-25

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses guests at the Inauguration of the Bamako Park.  2008-04-25


Son Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République,
Monsieur le Premier Ministre,
Messieurs les Ministres,
Excellences, Messieurs les Représentants du corps diplomatique et des organisations internationales accréditées au Mali,
Monsieur le Maire de Bamako,
Mesdames et Messieurs,


Princess Zahra attends Bamyan hospital inaugurated with Canada, France and AKDN support

Bamyan Hospital inaugurated by Princess Zahra  2017-04-24

standard hospital was inaugurated in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan after the project was completed with the support of the Canada, France, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

According to the local government officials, the hospital has been built and equipped with a total cost of $22.8 million. It is a 141-bed state-of-the-art hospital will transform the lives of 450,000 Afghans – many of them are women and children

Princess Zahra Aga Khan reaffirms continued AKDN support to Afghanistan 2017-04-24

Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Gorno-Badashan Tajikistan  2017-04-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, the daughter of Prince Karim Aga Khan met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in ARG Palace today and reaffirmed continued support to the Aga Khan Development Network to Afghanistan.

According to the informed sources, Princess Zahra, the head of the social welfare of the Aga Khan Development Network, was accompanied by a delegation of the network during her visit to ARG Palace.

I am reminded of the verses of the Holy Qur’an in which Allah reminds us that He gives the blessing of wisdom to whoever He will

I am reminded of the verses of the Holy Qur’an in which Allah reminds us that He gives the blessing of wisdom to whoever He wills, but only those with intelligence remember that He has done so.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Annual meeting of the International Baccalaureate 2008-04-18

His Highness the Aga Khan, speaks at the annual meeting of the International Baccalaureate as Ms Monique Seefried, Chairman, IB

Dr. Monique Seefried, Chairman of the IB Board of Governors
Members of the Board of Governors
Mr. Jeffrey Beard, Director General of the IB
Educators and Students from the IB Community
Distinguished Guests

What a great privilege it is for me to be with you today - I have looked forward to this gathering for a long time. And I am particularly grateful to Monique Seefried for her generous introduction, and for so beautifully describing both the local and the global context in which we meet.

This is a particularly significant occasion for me, for several reasons.

Presentation of the title of Honorary Citizen of the Islamic Community of Timbuktu and an Honorary Doctorate from the University

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking outside the Djingarey Ber Mosque in Timbuktu. 2008-04-24

Minister, General Kafougouna Koné,
Regional Governor, Colonel Mamadou Togola,
Mayor Ould Mahmoud,
Imam ben Essayouti of the Djingareyber Mosque,
Imams of the Sankoré and Sidi Yahya Mosques,
Grand Qadi of Timbuktu,
Honoured guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me first of all to thank Minister Koné, Mayor Said Ould Mahmoud, and Imam ben Essayouti for their very kind words.

Clas of Ignorance

Let me only submit that educational systems on both sides have failed mightily in this regard – and so have some religious institutions. That – at this time in human history – the Judeo Christian and Muslim societies should know so little about one another never ceases to astonish – to stun – and to pain me.

Hazar Imam welcomed to Russia by Foreign Minister Lavrov 2017-04-19

Hazar Imam meets with Foreign Minister Lavrov and othe Russian officials in Moscow  2017-04-19

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim Community, Moscow, April 20, 2017

(translator's words)

Your Majesty the Prince,

We are most happy to welcome you to Moscow. And first of all I had like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the forthcoming anniversary. The 11th of July 2017 will mark 60th anniversary of your mission as the Spiritual Leader and Imam of the Muslim community of Ismailis Nizari.

Role of His Highness the Aga Khan in development of Gilgit-Badakshan is remarkable: Mehdi Shah

GB Chief Minister cutting a cake to celebrate the Imamat Day in memory of the day 55 years (11 July 1957) ago when His Highness

Gilgit, July 11: The role of His Highness the Aga Khan in development of Gilgit – Baltistan is remarkable and others should follow it. Sir Aga Khan III played a leading role in the movement for creation of Pakistan as President of the All India Muslim League.

These views were expressed by GB Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah while addressing a ceremony organized to commemorate the 55th Imamat Day of His Highness the Aga Khan.

Hazar Imam visits Russia 2017-04-19

His Highness the Aga Khan meets Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow  2017-04-21

Lavrov discusses int'l issues, Afghanistan with Prince Aga Khan IV

Video on this link: https://youtu.be/efmuf8HlC3k

Moscow, April 20, Interfax - Moscow values its dialogue with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the current Imam of Nizari Ismaili Muslims, and expects to discuss different issues, including the problems of Afghanistan, with him, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Tanzania: U.S.$40 Million Set to Expand Aga-Khan Hospital Chains

AgaKhan Hospital DaresSalaam Tanzania

Arusha — The Aga-Khan Hospitals in Dar-es-salaam, Kisumu and Mombasa in Kenya will soon be expanded and upgraded following a financial agreement that has just been signed between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and French Co-operation Agency (AFD).

Islamic garden coming to University of Alberta Botanical Garden in 2018

The University of Alberta Botanical Garden Islamic garden

The University of Alberta Botanical Garden will receive an Islamic garden set to bloom in 2018 as a gift.

The new Islamic garden will be the first in Western Canada supported by a more than $25 million donation from the the Aga Khan, who leads the second-largest Shia Islam branch. Known as the Aga Khan Garden, it will combine historic Islamic garden elements with the western Canadian landscape. The garden will reside within the University of Alberta Botanical Garden, which is about a 15-minute drive southwest of Edmonton.

Aga Khan's Body due here today

The Egyptian Gazette

Prince Karim to visit Middle East

Residence in Beirut

Advice of community

Translation of Uthi allah na gur e bandhaa

Uthi allah na gur e bandhaa

Eji Uthi Allah na Gur-e bandaa tun sutay saji raat,
nakaa jori jivji banaa nakaa samar saath
Shaah jo mandiaddo tini key jen ke subhudday jaagan;
subhudday na jaagiyaa ten key huraaun na indhiyun hath,
se haay haay kandhaa hath hunnidaa, jin hari vinnai-vatr Shaah ....1

Death of the Aga Khan - 1957-07-12

19570712 - Article - Death of the Aga Khan
East African Standard

Some Headers:

- Ismaili Leaders from London join family at bedside.

- East Africa Mourning arrangements

- Governor sending message

- Very staunch friend to many

Succession From Aga Khan III to Aga Khan IV - 1957-07-11

Collection of News clippings from the historic time of the succession of the Aga Khan II to the Aga Khan IV.

The Beloved Imam of the Ismailis, Mowlana Sultan Mohamed Shah Passed away on July 11th, 1957. He appointed his grandson Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussayni age 20 to succed him as Imam and Pir of all the ismailis of the world.

The historic time of transition had articles mourning Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, speculating who the next Imam will be, and covering the funeral and release of the will.

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