TORONTO, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's active role in cross- cultural exchange and trade in the 9th century is explored here in The Lost Dhow exhibition that runs until April 26, 2015.
The new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto plays host to the extraordinary exhibition of artifacts from a 9th-century Arab dhow, which was discovered in 1998 at the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the western Java Sea.
Written by Dumasia in 1939 when Aga Khan III was still alive, this book covers a number of years of the Imam's life and shows his long lasting influence on the world scene from a very early age.
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Click on the pdf to read the full text. The 375 pages of the book are divided in 2 parts (10 MB each.)
On occasion of Prince Sadrudin's Birthday from Records of the Office of the High Commissioner 1965-12-01Posted January 17th, 2015 by librarian-hd
This follow-up project particularly focuses on the records of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1966-1977) and of Poul Hartling (1978-1985). The records serve to document the wide ranging work of the Office of the High Commissioner, and include extensive material on missions, speeches, correspondence and briefs.
All actions are judged by their motivations
For seven years, exhibitions in Asia and Europe have showcased treasures owned by the Aga Khan, the spiritual head of an estimated 10 million to 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims world-wide.
Let me also explain that in Islam, the role of an Imam is not limited to the domain of faith. It also includes a deep engagement in the world, in all of the wide and complex issues that affect our quality of life
Distinguished guests; governors, faculty, staff and students of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, families and very young children of the graduates; ladies and gentlemen,
The Nikkah Khutbah starts with the following. Please see the attached PDF for the full text.
I SEEK REFUGE IN ALLAH
FROM THE ACCURSED SATAN
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL
Praise be to Allāh, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; the All-Merciful, the
All- Compassionate, Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship and to
You alone we pray for succour. Guide us to the Straight Path, the path of those
upon whom You have bestowed Your grace; not of the ones who have incurred
your wrath, nor those who go astray. (1:1-7)
President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,
Ladies & Gentlemen
Monsieur le Président, je voudrais vous remercier pour l’honneur que votre institut me fait aujourd’hui. Je remercie Monsieur Baird de m’avoir nommé pour recevoir ce prix si prestigieux et de ces paroles élogieuses.
Mr. Chairman, the Right Honorable Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Honourable President Ghani,
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I would like to express my gratitude to the Governments of Afghanistan and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this Conference. We welcome the reform agenda of the Government of National Unity, and we re-affirm our commitment to the peoples of Afghanistan in their journey towards a stable, peaceful and prosperous future.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the North-South Prize Ceremony, Senate Hall, Parliament, Lisbon 2014-06-12Posted January 2nd, 2015 by librarian-ld
President of the Republic of Portugal
President of the Parliament
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Government Ministers and Members of Parliament
President of the Portuguese Parliament’s Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Chair of the Executive Committee of the North‐South Centre
Fellow laureate, Suzanne Jabbour
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a singular pleasure for me to be here with you and to tell you how deeply honoured I am by this remarkable award.
Speech by Prince Hussain at the Lions Clubs Intern.l-AKDN Tree Planting Initiative in Nairobi City Park 2011-10-19Posted January 2nd, 2015 by librarian-ld
Deforestation is one of the great challenges of our times. Scientists estimate about half of all the forests that once covered the Earth are gone. The United Nations Environment Programme tells us that 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed around the globe every year. At that rate a forest the size of Kenya would be cut in less than six years. A forest the size of Uganda – three…
This year is the UN International Year of Forests. It should remind us of the importance of forests in our lives.