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Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park 2015-05-25

The Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park will take place in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 25 May 2015. Situated along Wynford Drive, the Park provides a beautifully landscaped contemplative public space that encompasses the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum.

Also see:
» WEBCAST: Aga Khan Park opening in Toronto
» Aga Khan Park is for now and forever http://www.theismaili.org/news-events/event-journal-opening-toronto-and-...

Entretien avec Karim AGA KHAN IV - 2010

Jean-Jacques Lafaye - Votre Altesse, en tant que chef spirituel des communautés ismaéliennes du monde entier, vous exercez une influence indiscutable sur la scène internationale. Pourtant, vous ne souhaitez pas être considéré comme un acteur politique...

Karim Aga Khan - ...ou comme un politicien. De mon point de vue, même si la foi et les États doivent entretenir des rapports de collaboration et d'estime, le religieux et le politique sont deux choses bien distinctes.

Aga Khan Shocked and Saddened by Attack on the Ismaili Community in Pakistan 2015-05-13

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Gouvieux, France, 13th May 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims has expressed shock and sadness in the wake of an attack on a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community on their way to work in Karachi, Pakistan, that left 43 people dead.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture Restores the "Blue Mosque" in Cairo 2015-05-02

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the Blue Mosque" restoration ceremony in Cairo  2015-05-02

Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

AKDN Photo

Aga Khan visits India for 5 days in April - 2015-04-06


His HIghness The Aga Khan starts his visit in India from 6th April 2015 to 11 April 2015 -

Delhi, India, April 2015 – As part of its continued efforts to restore and revitalise the areas around Humayun's Tomb, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and its partners will begin construction on a site museum and visitor's centre in Delhi.

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with president Atambayev of Kyrgyz Republc 2015-03-30

H.H. The Aga Khan and President Atambayev of Kyrgyz Republic  2015-03-30

President Atambayev and His Highness the Aga Khan met in Brussels this evening, as part of an ongoing dialogue and partnership between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Aga Khan Development Network.

The Aga Khan Receives Canada’s New Representative to the Ismaili Imamat 2015-03-04


Aiglemont, France, 4 March 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan today received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, who has been recently appointed as the Representative of the Government of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat. Mr. Campbell is a former premier of British Columbia and Canada’s current High Commissioner in London.
Campbell was recently appointed by the Government of Canada as the country’s representative to the Ismaili Imamat and also serves as Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

His Highness The Aga Khan visits Nairobi, Kenya for AKU Convocations 2015-03-02


Departure of H.H. The Aga Khan from Nairobi Tuesday March 3, 2015 @ 12:30pm

AKU Convocation in Nairobi on 2nd of March 2015 - Click for VIDEO of the ceremony

Listen to his joke on "Lete Chai" at 24.35 minutes into the video ;-)

His Highness The Aga Khan visits Uganda for East Africa AKU Convocations 2015-02-26

H.H. The Aga Khan meet with Uganda President Museveni on 2015-02-24 in Kampala

Photos: Scroll left column.

H.H. The Aga Khan arrived at the Serena Kampala (Uganda) at 9:00pm local time this Tuesday 24th February 2015. The next day Mowlana Hazar Imam met His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Entebbe. On 26 February, he attended, with Princess Zahra, the AKU Convocation at 11:00 AM Kampala time (GMT+3).

AKU Convocation Complete Video (71 minutes) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnsKMj62c5s

Aga Khan promises $1.2B investment in education and health across East Africa

Aga Khan III - Platinum Jubilee Homage - 1955-02-20

1955-02-20 - Aga Khan III Platinum Jubilee Presentation

Homage submitted by the President and Members of the Africa Legion to Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III on February 20th, 1955 on the occasion of the completion of 70 years of Imamat.

His Highness The Aga Khan visits Tanzania for East Africa AKU Convocations 2015-02-08

2015-02-24 Aga Khan University (AKU) Dar es Salaam Convocation


Complete Video of the AKU Convocation in Dar es Salaam on 24 February 2015 is now on Youtube, follow the above link to view:

February 8, 2015

This year the Aga Khan University celebrates another milestone, the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of AKU in East Africa.

To commemorate this occasion, the Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, has graciously consented to preside at the 2015 Convocation ceremonies as follows:

• Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Tuesday, 24th February

H.H. the Aga khan Speech at the Gold medal Presentation 2013-11-27

President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,
Madame Clarkson
Distinguished Guests
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.

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan 2014-12-04

2014-12-04 - H.H. The Aga Khan addresses the 2004 Conference on Afghanistan


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.

Speech given by Prince Sadruddin , excerpt - 1975-04-22

As we meet here tonight, a deeply moving occasion for me, my thoughts turned first of all to my late Beloved Father who would have been so encouraged to see such a large gathering of Ismailis concentrated in a new land where they have never been before and as I think of my Late Father, I am greatly encouraged by the strength, the resilience, the tremendous ability to adapt, that all of you here have shown in settling in this great, this wonderful country.


tDecember, 2001 - Here, in Hunza, people do not know The use of medicines. They do not survive on charity. Who is responsible for This state of affairs? He is none other than the man who will celebrate his 65th birthday on the 13th Dec 2001 & who is the spiritual leader of the Khojas, His Highness the Karim Aga Khan. He is the one responsible for the self-esteem & the prosperity of this region..

Subject: English translation of article of Gujarati magazine
"Chitralekha" Dec 2001

H.H.The Aga Khan attends Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2014-10-04


2014, October 4: Longchamps, Paris, France - H.H. The Aga Khan attended the Prix de Royallieu (Groupe II) and the Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein at the Hippodrome de Longchamp today Saturday. He was accompanied by Princess Zahra and her daughter Princess Sarah as well as Princess Salwa. Prince Amyn Mohammed also attended the race on Sunday October 5th. H.H. The Aga Khan (center) is seen on the picture talking with the trainer Alain de Royer Dupré (left) and the jockey Christophe Soumillon (right)

Hazar Imam arrives in DaresSalaam 2014-08-02


Hazar Imam arrived in Dar es salaam, Tanzania on 2nd August for the hospital opening and
then will go Arusha for the Aga Khan university development

Princess Zahra reviews redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai 2014-06-03


Princess Zahra visited India and Bangladesh in June to review progress in the redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital and the surrounding Aga Hall estate, and to take part in celebrating the silver jubilee of the Aga Khan School in Dhaka.

His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)


Distinguished guests,

Thanks you Mr. McDonald for your very kind words, and for protecting me from eggs and tomatoes for having studied at Le Rose.

Let me say what an honour and pleasure it is to share this important day with this graduating class, with your faculty, your parents, your alumni. I congratulate you most warmly for all your successes, not only in your academic endeavours but also in the many fields where you have demonstrated exceptional talent. In music and art, in drama and sports, and in so many other areas of endeavour.

Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope 2014-06-12


Below is the Google English translation)

Gilles Maarek / Gaetane Morin: How faithful are you planning in France and in the world?
His Highness the Aga Khan: Some 5,000 Ismailis live in France after fleeing domestic unrest in their countries of origin.
Worldwide, there are about 15 million. Our structure radiates worldwide. It is governed by a Constitution, which adapts to local laws.
Imam that I was responsible to interpret Islam and to ensure the quality of life of those who refer to me.
GM/GM: How do you do?

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