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Maulana Hazar Imam's Auspicious Message to Ismailis 1945-07-24

Message to Africa Ismailis from Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah
Source: 
ISMAILI publication Bombay Sunday 16 September 1945. Vol: XXII

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika
24th July, 1945

"In place of various messages read at present daily, bi-weekly, weekly and monthly, only following special message to be read once every week all over Africa to spiritual children after prayers"

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the luncheon at Vancouver Hotel during the foundation of the Burnaby Jamat Khana 1983-07-26

1982 Vancouver.jpg
Source: 
Calgary Crescent (Chandraat publication) by Ismailia Assoc for Canada

July 26, 1982
SPEECH BY HAZAR IMAM IN VANCOUVER

Your Honour,
The Honorable Senator Perrault,
The Honorable Mrs. Grace McCarthy,
Deputy Premier of British Columbia,
His Worship, The Mayor of Vancouver,
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
One of the advantages of coming at the end of a long list of speakers is that everybody wants you to stop speaking.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at Hotel Vancouver 1983-04-22

Hazar Imam speaking at the Vancouver Hotel Luncheon  1983-04-22
Source: 
ismaili.net

Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada
April 22, 1983

(During Hazar Imam's Silver Jubilee visit to the Canadian Jamats, a banquet was held in His honour in Vancouver. A plaque was presented to Hazar Imam by the Deputy Premier which "symbolized the love and support and the appreciation of the citizens of British Columbia." The Mayor of Vancouver in his welcome address also announced that this day had been declared "Ismaili Day")

Hazar Imam then made the following speech.

LIVING SEA - photo essay by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Prince Hussain seen with brother Prince Rahim Aga Khan
Source: 
focusedonnature.org

I would like to ABSOLUTELY thank Marta, who has been amazing and inspiring… encouraging and unbelievably supportive throughout.
And for giving me a platform and outreach capacity I never dreamed I might have.

It is such an immense honor for me to be here today… And it always feels like so many other people are more deserving, have been doing
this for longer and are more technically competent.

Never in my life did I dream I would become a wildlife photographer – despite spending hundreds of hours as a child looking at

Speech by Prince Hussain Aga Khan at the EAT Forum, Stockhold 2019-06-13

Prince Hussain speaking at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019
Source: 
eatforum.org

Prince Hussain Aga Khan held a beautiful speech on the main stage during EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019 to bring awareness to the endangered species living in our oceans. Since the age of five, he has been a fan of the ocean and everything connected to it.

At 14, Prince Hussain Aga Khan started scuba diving, and by exploring the deep wide blue he developed a keen interest in conservation. He started traveling to the tropics frequently at secondary school and began taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.

Focused On Nature

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad THE UNIQUE TECHNICAL REVOLUTION 1964-12-23

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
ismaili.net

I am grateful and honoured by your kind invitation to me to-night, and I am sincerely thankful to you for having given me this occasion to meet the industrial and business elite of this historical and beautiful city.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre in Dubai 2003-12-13

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Source: 
akdn.org

Saturday, 13th December 2003
BISMI-LLAHI-R-RAHAMANI-R-RAHIM
Your Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am deeply honoured by your presence this morning.

The Clarion Call

Prince Hussain Aga Khan moved the crowd to tears with his poetry-like speech at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019.
Source: 
eatforum.org

Prince Hussain Aga Khan held a beautiful speech on the main stage during EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019 to bring awareness to the endangered species living in our oceans. Since the age of five, he has been a fan of the ocean and everything connected to it.

At 14, Prince Hussain Aga Khan started scuba diving, and by exploring the deep wide blue he developed a keen interest in conservation. He started traveling to the tropics frequently at secondary school and began taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.

Focused On Nature

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the foundation ceremony of the first purpose built Jamatkhana in Lisbon 1996-12-18

Hazar Imam laying the foundation stone of Lisbon Jamatkhana with the President of Portugal
Source: 
ismaili.net

Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of the Centro Ismaili Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday, December 18th, 1996

Your Excellency, Mr President of the Republic
Your Excellency, the Representative of the President of Parliament
Your Excellency, the Representative of His Excellency the Prime Minister
Your Worship, the Mayor of the City of Lisbon
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests.

We are all, Mr President, deeply honoured by your presence here today at an occasion that is as significant as it is historic for the Ismaili Muslims worldwide and for myself.

Speech by Hazar Imam at His 80th Birthday Party at Aiglemont 2016-12-16

Hazar Imam at His 80th Birthday celebrations at Aiglemont with His family and members of the L.I.F.
Source: 
ismaili.net

Members of My family, members of the Jamat, this is a uniquely happy occasion in My life. And as you can tell I am a little emotional. But then who isn't when you reach the revered age of eighty. So I am there, but I feel I as though I am 40. Thanks to you. .

This has been a very, very happy occasion for Me and I would like to thank everyone who has participated in making this event happen.

Speech by Prince Aly S. Khan to the Council for Islamic Affairs, New York 1958-05-27

Prince Aly Salomone Khan
Source: 
Read and Know No.19

Islam – A Liberating Force

Speech by Prince Aly S. Khan to The Council of Islamic Affairs, New York
May 27, 1958

It is one of the paradoxes of history that the West, and the Islamic world which have so many beliefs and values in common, should have lived in antagonism for centuries. When we consider the great contribution of the Islamic peoples to modern Western civilization, particularly in the realm of scientific enquiry, philosophic thought and mysticism, wherein the religious spirit is lifted to the sublime, the paradox of conflict becomes all the more striking

Speech by Princess Zahra at Institutional Dinner in Karachi 2017-12-26

Princess Zahra speaking at the Dinner for the AKU Board of Trustees  2017-12-26
Source: 
the.ismaili video

Speech by Princess Zahra at the Dinner organized by the National Council of Pakistan for the AKU Board of Trustees

Coming out of the last two days, I was actually on the phone with my brother this evening and Rahim and I were saying who could have guessed when we were 14 and 15 in 1985 where AKU would be today and what this institution has become.

Speech by the Governor of Sindh on the occasion of the Convocation of the Aga Khan University 1996-11-23

1996 AKU Convocation with the Governor of Sindh
Source: 
ismaili.net

Your Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
Honourable Chief Minister of Sindh
Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees
Faculty Members
Graduating Students
and Distinguished Guests

Assalam-o-Alaikum,

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the AKU
Source: 
ismaili.net

H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazar Imam attended the inauguration of the first Professional Development Centre of the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development. Hazar Imam in His remarks that poor educational quality was 'a profound problem, one that cruelly fetters the development of this country and many others'

November 18, 1994

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Karachi, Pakistan

Speech by H.H. Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III

His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah - President of Legaue of Nations
Source: 
The Listener

If I were Dictator

Source: Message by The Aga Khan
(The Listener, 11th November 1931.)

ARABIC UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF MUSLIM WORLD

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah
Source: 
ismaili.net

An address by the late H.H.Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan at a session of Motamer al-Alam-al-Islamiyya
Karachi, Pakistan
February 9, 1951

Mr. President, Brother Muslims:

EXCERPTS FROM SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF HAZRAT MOWLANA SULTAN MUHAMMED SHAH

Mowla Sultan Muhammad Shah

ISLAMIC RIGHT TO EQUALITY (Extract from a message to all Pakistan Women’s Association) Karachi, Pakistan 1954

SPEECH AT THE SIGNING OF THE FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR THE GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM - 2006-10-25

Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada at the Global Centre fro Pluralism, Ottawa

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper
Honorable Ministers
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

It was just eighteen months ago that the Government of Canada announced its decision to partner with the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in our Global Centre for Pluralism. What we welcomed at that time was a multi-faceted partnership—financial, yes, but also institutional and intellectual.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi, Pakistan 2000-10-21

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Aga Khan University convocation. AKDN / Gary Otte
Source: 
akdn.org

The Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi, Pakistan, October 21, 2000
Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Your Excellency General Pervez Musharraf Your Excellency the Governor of Sindh Excellencies
Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees President Kassim-Lakha
Rector Vellani Faculty Members Distinguished Guests
Proud Parents of the Class of the year 2000 Graduating Students of the Aga Khan University Ladies and Gentlemen

Assalamo Alaikum

SPEECH AT THE INAUGURATION OF ISHKASHIM BRIDGE - 2006-10-31

Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration of the Ishkashim Bridge in Tajikistan
Source: 
ismaili.net

Ishkashim, Tajikistan, 31 October 2006

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
President Rahmonov
Vice President Khalili
Governor Niazmamadov
Governor Munshi
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:


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