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Govts must improve quality of life for democracies to succeed, says Aga Khan 2015-09-18

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the Athens Democracy Forum
Source: 
www.pakistantoday.com.pk

The Aga Khan has said that improving the quality of life was the most important component of a successful democracy.
“I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” he said. He cited the ability to understand constitutional systems, independent and pluralistic media, strong civil society and commitment to diversity and social dialogue as key elements in achieving the goal of improved quality of life.

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There is no doubt that His Highness is genuinely interested in helping the youth, the wealth of our country in its quest for learning. And what is of paramount importance, His Highness has always taught and urged the members of the Ismaili Community to be loyal and true to the country in which they may live. Under his leadership, the Ismaili Community in Tanzania has not only set an example in the true spirit of self-help, but far from being a drain on the nation has effectively assisted and encouraged others

Aga Khan University unveils CoronaCheck self-screening app 2020-04-10

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Source: 
The Nation nation.com.pk

The Aga Khan University has launched a new mobile application, ‘CoronaCheck’, enabling people to safely evaluate coronavirus symptoms with an in-home screening tool of the application.

According to an official statement, the app uses an interactive chatbot, driven by artificial intelligence, which allows users to understand their symptoms and recognise whether they may have contracted COVID-19 or not. With the app providing help promptly, it also aims to identify potential coronavirus carriers and limit their risk of transmission.

Hazar Imam attends the Annual Commonwealth Day as The Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society 2020-03-09

Hazar Imam meets with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey for the Annual Commonwealth Day  2020-03-09

2020, March 9: H.H. The Aga Khan attends the Annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on special invitation by the Queen. Hazar Imam holds the office of The Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society

The Procession of Honoured Guests and Participants
An Honorary Steward

The Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society
His Highness the Aga Khan IV

The Chairman of the Victoria League for Commonwealth Fellowship
Brigadier Anthony Faith cbe

The Chairman of the English-Speaking Union
Professor James Raven

The Chairman of the Royal Over-Seas League

Tasbih Recitation and Meanings

Allahuma Salli Ala Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad
(O Allah! Let thy peace be on Muhammad and his progeny)
Recite as many times as you can to help any issues you may have. Salawat will help you with all of them.

Ya Allah, Ya Wahhab, Ya Ali, Allahus-Samad
(O! Allah, O! Bestower, O! Ali The Most High, O! Allah)
(33 Times at the times of sleeping)
Recite for happiness in this world and thereafter, for increase
In belief, for barakat, for peace, for goodness

Ya Waliyyul Hasanaat
(O! Doer of Good)
(101 Times Anytime)

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For much of human history, leaders have been born into their roles, or have fought their way in – or have bought their way in. But in this new century - a time of unusual danger and stirring promise, it is imperative that aristocracies of class give way to aristocracies of talent – or to use an even better term – to meritocracies.

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The Memorandum of Understanding recognises that pluralism is essential to successful development as it offers a practical means of managing diversity, fostering social inclusion and mitigating conflict. The agreement confirms that positive change for communities can only be achieved through long term commitments supported by a strong enabling environment.

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I do not believe that human relations are of sufficient interest, nor of sufficient permanence to keep a man happy all through his life. He must have something else to turn to. This need may express itself in this form of art, of scientific studies or mysticism, but more often it takes the form of a search for higher life

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs 1976-03-12

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Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Let me first say how grateful I am for your invitation to speak to this distinguished audience in Karachi today and for your kind words about my family and about myself.

Perhaps I should begin by defining what I mean by the phrase “Nation States”. First it is the land area or areas over which a single government exercises authority in terms of internal administration and external defense and whose frontiers are recognized, legally or de facto, by other nation states.

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Educating for leadership must imply something more than the mere developmennt of rote skills. Being proficient at rote skills is not the same thing as being educated. And training that develops skills, important as they may be, is a different thing from schooling in the art and the science of thinking.

Introduction of His Highness the Aga Khan by Vartan Gregorian, 16th President of Brown University 1996-05-26

His Highness the Aga Khan at Brown University, Providence where he delivered the Baccalaureat Address as the first Muslim speake
Source: 
Brown University News Bureau

At the Class of 1996 baccalaureate service, Brown President Vartan Gregorian introduced His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the Ismaili Muslims, who delivered the baccalaureate address. The University's 232nd baccalaureate service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist in America, near the Brown University campus in Providence, R.I. The text of the President Gregorian's introduction follows.

In the name of Brown University and the 231 previous baccalaureate speakers, I greet you.

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Class of 1996:

Inside the plan to build a world class Aga Khan University Hospital in Kenya 2020-03-27

The Aga Khan University Hospital chief executive officer Shawn Bolouki during the interview on March 3, 2020. PHOTO | DIANA NGIL
Source: 
businessdailyafrica.com Business Daily

As the Aga Khan University Hospital marks its 60th anniversary this year, it has invested in technology and management systems to enable it meet the changing healthcare needs and retain its position in the club of the few hospitals in Africa to be accredited by world renowned bodies such as the Joint Commission and College of American Pathologists.

Olbia 1962. Il principe Karim in visita al Municipio 1962-01-23

His Highness The Aga Khan meets Mayor Saverio Demichele of Olbia  1962-01-23
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Olbianova Primo Giornale Onlin di Olbia

(translation from Italian)

Prince Rahim visits East Africa to evaluate AKDN’s response to environmental sustainability and climate change 2020-03-07

r Azim Lakhani, Diplomatic Representative of the AKDN in Kenya, Princess Salwa, Prince Rahim, and Mrs Shamira Dostmohamed, Presi

In early March, Prince Rahim, accompanied by his wife, Princess Salwa, visited Kenya and Tanzania, to better understand the plans and responses of the various institutions and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) towards environmental sustainability and climate action.

Prince Rahim’s visit to Kenya took place in his capacity as Chair of the AKDN Environment and Climate Committee (ECC), which was recently established to develop a policy framework on priorities related to the environment and climate change for implementation by AKDN globally.

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The most significant thing about the atomic age is the new and unbounded sources of energy which are released for the use of mankind. In Europe and America today, power stations are springing up which need no coal, nor oil, nor water power to run them. They feed themselves. This is close to the secret of perpetual motion.

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Pakistan's role among Muslim states and among Asian countries as a whole is of greatest interest and importance. Here is a nation, newly-born, unfettered by too many outworn traditions. She is free, therefore, to forge her own future, her own standard of living and her own set of normal principles. She is a Muslim country who must adopt herself to the fast changing world

Speech at the opening of the Rufaiday-al-Islamia

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Rufaiday Building
Source: 
ismaili.net

Chairman of the Board of the Trustees, members of the Board of Trustees, members of the Firashta Family and the Soneri Bank and welcome guests.

This is a singularly important occasion in the history of the Aga Khan University and I would like to share with you right at the beginning of these few comments, a very deep sense of happiness and elation at the way in which the School of Nursing at the Aga Khan University has progressed.

Speech at the opening of the Hadi Building, Karachi, Pakistan

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Hadi Building
Source: 
ismaili.net

Mr. Chairman, Board of The Trustees, Trustees, members of the Hadi Family, and honoured guests.

This is an occasion of real happiness for Me, because over the years, I have observed in the developing world, some really severe problems in the quality of diagnosis and the risk to which sick people are exposed through poor diagnosis or worse.

All Jamat Khanas in Ontario closed till further notice 2020-03-13

Ismaili Centre Toronto
Source: 
theismaili Ontario

A sad event in our Ismaili history - all Jamat Khanas were announced closed till further notice in Canada and other places in the world due to the pandemic outbreak of CO-VID 19. The official announcement is as below.

Urgent Announcement from the Jamati Institutions for Ontario: All Jamatkhanas in Ontario Jurisdiction are now closed

The Government of Ontario has announced additional steps to limit large gatherings to reduce the risk of infection from the spread of COVID-19.


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