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President Museveni and the Aga Khan Inaugurate Bujagali Hydropower Plant 2012-10-08

His Highness the Agha Khan greets Uganda's ministers Irene Muloni and Daudi Migereko during the commissioning of the Bujagali da

Jinja, Uganda, 8 October 2012 — His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today inaugurated the 250MW Bujagali Hydropower Plant in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.

Aga Khan wins again with Ridasiyna 2012-10-07

H.H. The Aga Khan on the winner's podium at Longchamp
Heritage staff

On the 2nd day of the Qatar Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe, Ridasiyna wearing the Aga Khan's racing colours won the 5th Race - the Prix de L'Opera Longines - at odds of more than 16 to 1. Ridasiyna was raced by the jockey CP Lemaire who had also won the previous day with Dalkala.

In this 5th Race, the Aga Khan also had Sagawara wearing his racing colours of green top with red stripe. The jockey for Sagawara was S. Bosse.

Aga Khan at the 2012 Qatar Prix de l' Arc d'Triomphe

Aga Khan on the winner's podium at Longchamp accepting the trophy  2012-10-06

Dalkala won the 5th Race for H.H. The Aga Khan on the Opening day of the 2012 Arc d'Triomphe at Longchamps. This 5th Race - the Qatar Prix de Royallieu - had the highest winners' purse in the amount of 250,000.00 euros for this day.

The Aga Khan's racing colors were represented by 4 horses in Races 2,3, 5 and 6 with the jockey for all races being CP Lemaire.

Race 2 horse was Verema, Race 3 had Sarkiyla, Race 5 was run by the winner Dalkala and Race 6 was run by Parisham.

Meeting of Tajik Foreign Minister with the Chairman of the AKDN – Khovar Tajikistan News 2012-09-26

2012-09-28 Tajik FM meets His Highness the Aga Khan in New York

Dushanbe, September 26. (NIAT “Khovar”).-
On September 25, 2012 in New York on the sidelines of the General Debates of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly the Head of the delegation of Tajikistan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with His Highness the Aga Khan, the Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.

At the meeting the sides discussed issues and prospects of the realization of the Aga Khan Development Network programmes and projects in Tajikistan.

H.H The Aga Khan IV Inaugurated Dushanbe Serena Hotel 2011-10-31

H.H. The Aga Khan and President Emomali Rahmon at the inauguration of the Dushane Serena Hotel
in Aga Khan Development, International Visits, Projects

The Aga Khan arrived in Tajikistan today accompagnied with Prince Rahim and Prince Amyn for the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. On October 31, His Highness the Aga Khan and President Emomali Rahmon will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new Tajik-Afghan bridge over the Panj River in Shouroobod district.

Prince Amyn Mohamed Aga Khan gave an address followed by H.H. The Aga Khan and President Rahmon of Tajikistan

English translation of Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Great Mosque of Mopti 2008-04-24


Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Great Mosque of Mopti
Bismillah-hir-Rahim Rahmanir-

Excellency the President of the Republic,
Your Excellencies,
Mr. Governor of the Region of Mopti,
the Mayor of the Urban Community of Mopti,
gentlemen the village chief and elders of Komoguel, Imam of the Mosque
Dear Guests ,
Ladies and Gentlemen,


Priceless Aga Khan artefacts go on show 2012-06-18

Aga Khan Museum Exhibition

World Updates
Honours List

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Priceless Aga Khan artefacts go on show

KUALA LUMPUR: Visitors to the Aga Khan collection being showcased at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysian (IAMM) were awestruck by the large range of items on display.

Among the most notable is a miniature folio from 15th century Spain, glazed turquoise earthenware from late 14th century Central Asia, tiled arches from 15th century Egypt and decorated doors from 9th century Iran.

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan - Partnership AKF Portugal & the Patriarch of Lisbon 2012-05-09


Your Excellency the Minister of Solidarity and Social Security,
Your Eminence the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon,
Your Excellency Mr. Jorge Sampaio
Distinguished members of Parliament,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Professor Moreira
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour and pleasure to be here in Lisbon today. We all feel particularly graced by the presence of Dom Jose Policarpo who has been such a formidable ally and friend of the Aga Khan Foundation in Portugal. Your Eminence, thank you for presence and your kind words.

The leaders of three world religions will be visiting the United States this week 2008-04-15


Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:14 pm Post subject: USA VISIT 2008 NEWSPAPERS ONLY


Web Posted: 04/04/2008 08:43 PM CDT
Melissa S. Monroe

Express-News Business Writer

San Antonio will host a massive religious gathering just days after the Final Four crowds leave town.

Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership-2008-04-12


Press Release
For Immediate Release
12 April 2008 - Austin, Texas


Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership

Man Samjaani - (Motti)


1 Man Samjaanni Pir Shams

1 Man Samjaanni ki esi baataa
2 Duniyaa ajaanni na samje dhaataa
3 Pahelaa naam Allaah kaa lije
4 Dujaa sat nabikaa kije
5 Allaah Mahamad ek ganni-e
6 Pir Shaahkan naam bhanne-e
7 Ginaan gur tannaa sunni-e
8 Gur nar gat maanhe marri-e
9 Saachaa naam Nabi kilaave
10 Saahebji kaa darshaan paave
11 Allaah Rasul jibhaa aakho
12 Dil apnaa shaahsun raakho
13 Shaah vinaa avar na buje
14 Satni raah unkun suje
15 Hari naam janpataa vilamb na kije
16 Vaee kuntthmaan farr to jaa lije

Re Tunhi - saahebsun neh laaee-e
Mahamad maano saachre

Translation of Aaradh - Granth


Aaraadh (Worship)
Pir Sadardeen

Shree Naklanki Naaraaeannam, alakh Nirinjanam paataar abharam thaapantaa manddhannam Saami sirijan haarjanam... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1

Meaning: Shree-Holy, Kalank - loose character, Naklank - One who cannot be blamed, one without sin, one to whom nothing is applicable, Naaraayann - The best of all, Alakh - cannot be described, Nirinjan - cannot be seen with eyes, Paataar - land under ocean, ocean bed, Abhar - complete, thaap - establish or created, Mandhann - foundation, Saami - Lord, Sirijanhaar - Creator of all.

Translation of Jannat Puri

Jannat Puri

Translation of Jan-nat Poori
City of Paradise
Composed by Sayyed Imam Shah

Eji Imaamshaah ginaanaj boliyaa, Bolyaa te amarat Noor
Paantin vechi tyaare paase nahotaa, Na hotaa re hajoor ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..1
Peer Imaam Shaah has uttered this hymn of knowledge, he has uttered immortal light. When the shares were distributed, he was not there, and he was not in his presence.

Eji Savant pandarso panchoter, Ne kartak nun maas
Taarikh satarminaan jomo safaaryo, Pir Hasan Kabirdin aap ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..2

Jannat Puri

City of Paradise

Navroz Mubarak - Lyrics

Navroz Mubarak we sing together
Navroz Navroz Mubarak to All

Je je mangu te tunhi deve
We pray for happiness and prosperity

Navroz Mubarak we sing together
Navroz Navroz Mubarak to All

Gat Manhe awine Kar Jori rahiye
We pray for love peace and unity

Navroz Mubarak we sing together
Navroz Navroz Mubarak to All

Sandhia wela mat koi chouko
We pray for Dua, Dassond and Bandgi

Navroz Mubarak we sing together
Navroz Navroz Mubarak to All

Taariye tu taaranhaar Khudawind
We pray for guidance on Siratal Mustaqeem

Navroz Mubarak we sing together

Guide Me Khudawind - Lyrics

Guide me khudawind x2
I am praying I am calling I am imploring
Guide me khudawind x2
Guide me on Siratal Mustaqueem

Guide me khudawind x2
I am praying I am calling I am imploring
Guide me khudawind x2
Guide me on Siratal Mustaqueem

When I feel alone I think of you
When I am in need I call for you

I need you khudawind
I need you khudawind
I am praying I am calling I am imploring
Guide me khudawind x2
Guide me on Siratal Mustaqueem

I would like to paint a rose for you
I would like to build a house for you
I would like to see the flowers grow

The Vedas as Sources of Satpanthi Ismaili Ginan Literature - Full Text


This is a unique work on the Vedas as sources for Sathpanthi Ginans. The article was prepared by late Dr Gulshan Khakee, a pioneer Ismaili Scholar from Harvard.

Preface by Heritage Admin:

I read her Thesis on Das Avatara in the late 1970s’ and while searching for Manuscript in Gujarat in 1988, the “Mota Kaka”, the leaders of the Imam Shahis in Pirana told me that she came in the early 1970s’ to visit and was a dedicated researcher, they gave her a manuscript of the “Anant Akhado.”

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010


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.

Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver

Publication Type  Thesis
Year of Publication  1985
Authors  Dossa, Parin Aziz
University  University of British Columbia
Degree  PhD Thesis


B.A., Makerere University,1969
M.A., University Of Edinburgh,1971

in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology

We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard
Parin Aziz Dossa, 1985

Significance of Talika

Talikas and Farmans are not regular speeches, they are treated with the greatest respect and special ceremonies as Divine words for the Ismaili community.

[Note: Extracts of Federal Court Transcripts of Cross-Examinations held August 2010 for Summary Judgement Motions in the Aga Khan Copyright Lawsuit
Sections starting with N. Tajdin #... Means Nagib Tajdin is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Jiwa #... Means Alnaz Jiwa is the one answering questions in the next section

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