Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Nairobi, Kenya
02 March 2015
Trustees and President of the University,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University,
Parents, Donors, Supporters and Distinguished Guests,
Hamjambo and Karibuni. Hongera, Wanafunzi wote. You see, I’m learning a little Swahili.
What a remarkable day this is, and what a joy it is to be here.
Video Available now for Aga Khan University (AKU) Dar es Salaam Convocation 24 Feb. 2015
PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete yesterday granted a charter to the Aga Khan University (AKU) that will allow it to fully operate in the country after conforming to the Tanzania Commission for Universities' (TCU) preconditions.
During the charter granting ceremony held at the State House in Dar es Salaam, President Kikwete pointed out that the move will help Tanzania bridge out human resource gap in science, technology and medical sectors.
Today February 15 marks the birthday of our beloved Mata Salamat Om Habibeh Aga Khan wife our 48th Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah. They were married in Geneva on October 9th, 1944 under her maiden name Yvette Blanche Labrousse.
In His Last Will, Imam Sultan mentioned that "I desire that my successor shall during the first seven of his Imamat be guided on question of general Imamt policy by my said wife Yvette called Yve Blanche Labrousse..."
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.
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.
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.
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
AN OASIS IN THE DESERT
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)
H.H. The Aga Khan arrived in the Kyrgyz Republic for a four day visit in the country. He was received by the Kyrgyz Minister of Education, Kanat Sadykov. During this visit, His Highness will travel to Naryn, where he will review progress on the construction of UCA’s main campus and brief provincial and local leaders on developments, including the opening of the Naryn campus which will admit its first undergraduate students in September 2016.
Birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III, the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims is being observed on Sunday (today). Sir Aga Khan III was born in Karachi in 1877 and dedicated his entire life to the cause of Islam. He will always be remembered as one of the most distinguished and well-reputed leaders and diplomats during Pakistan's freedom movement.
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan sent a Holy Talika (special communication to His Jamats) all around the world that His first son Prince Rahim and wife Prince Salwa were expecting their first child. The Aga Khan wanted Ismailis everywhere to share in the happiness of both the families.
Prince Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili Muslims hailed the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his efforts in reconstruction of Afghanistan.
The President Palace media office following a statement said Prince Karim Aga Khan met with the former president Hamid Karzai on Monday.
Prince Aga Khan was among the several foreign dinitaries who attended the presidential inauguration which was the first peaceful transition of power in the history of Afghanistan.
The Site: The Ismaili Centre Toronto shares a site with the Aga Khan Museum. The two buildings are united by a 6.8 hectare park.
The Park: The Park incorporates a formal garden with five reflecting pools inspired by the traditional “char-bagh”, walking trails, and components suited to seasonal changes throughout the year.
Architect: Charles Correa and Associates (India)
Architect of Record: Moriyama and Teshima (Canada)
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Lebanon)
Contractor: Carillion Construction Inc.
Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam
At the Opening Ceremony of
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Friday, 12 September 2014
Prime Minister Harper,
Words fail me — and that’s not often the case — but words fail me to thank you enough for your most gracious and warm comments on this occasion.
This is indeed a magnificent day.
It is not so often that we have an opportunity of this sort -- to come together in a beautiful setting, in a wonderful spirit of friendship, and to dedicate such a splendid architectural accomplishment.
Prince Amyn, brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, celebrated his 77th birthday at the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto which is coincidentally located at 77 Wynford Drive in the Don Mills area of Toronto. Prince Amyn played a major role in the building of the Aga Khan Museum. His Highness the Aga Khan recognized this role in the these words at the Opening Ceremony - "And, of course, it is with deepest admiration that I thank the person whose guiding hand has been so important at every stage of this project: a member of my family, my brother, Prince Amyn Aga Khan."
By: Haroon Siddiqui Columnist, Published on Wed Sep 10 2014
The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which will be inaugurated on Sept. 12, 2014, is an architectural jewel inspired by great Islamic structures, writes Haroon Siddiqui.
The $300 million Aga Khan Museum on Wynford Dr. — highly visible from the Don Valley Parkway — is more than a stunning architectural and cultural addition to Toronto.
2014, September 10:Toronto, Canada - H.H. The Aga Khan landed in Toronto this afternoon accompanied by his brother Prince Amyn. H.H. The Aga Khan was received at his landing by the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
Toronto's New Aga Khan Museum
Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will give visitors a permanent spot to see one of the top private collections of Islamic art anywhere. © 2014 The Aga Khan Museum/Tom Arban (photo)
Plenty of museums around the world collect Islamic art—from ornate Persian carpets to Mughal miniature paintings—but there's never been a museum in North America focused solely on exhibiting these pieces, until now.