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Birth of Prince Sinan 2017-01-02

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa announce birth of baby boy

Second son born to Princess Salwa and Prince Rahim


12 January 2017

Aiglemont, 12 January 2017 — It is with great happiness that Mawlana Hazar Imam has announced that Princess Salwa has given birth to a baby boy named Sinan.

Born in London, United Kingdom on 2 January, Prince Sinan is the second child of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, and a little brother to Prince Irfan, who was born on 11 April 2015.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2016-12-13


Ottawa, Ontario ‑

December 13, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 80th birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“Sophie and I offer our best wishes today to His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims – a community that includes tens of thousands in Canada and millions around the world.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to rebuild 4 historic sites in Kabul 2016-12-17

Bala Hissar Kabul
Khaama Press Afghanistan

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon start the rebuilding process of four historic sites in capital Kabul, including the sites located along Kabul River.

The AKTC officials informed regarding the plans during a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi.

President Almazbek Atambayev wishes Prince Karim Aga Khan IV happy birthday 2016-12-13

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Bishkek, December 13 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev congratulated Prince Karim Aga Khan IV on his birthday.

The President congratulations says:

"Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your 80th birthday! I have warm memories of our meeting in Bishkek during your recent visit to the Kyrgyz Republic. You belong to a number of eminent personalities, whose life and work is a manifestation of noble efforts in overcoming difficulties to address socio-economic problems, improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable layers of the population.

His Highness the Aga Khan celebrates his 80th birthday today 2016-12-13

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On December 13, Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan.

His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.

Ismaili Muslims Celebrate The Birthday Of His Highness The Aga Khan On December 13th 2016-12-10

Hazar Imam delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Memorial Church, Harvard University 2015-11-12

On December 13th Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. We join in their rejoicing and wish His Highness and his followers “Salgirah Mubarak”.

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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 ceremony 2016-11-06

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 ceremony


Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai
Your Highnesses
Distinguished guests


It is a genuine pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

As you may suspect, I have the privilege of attending many wonderful ceremonies as I carry out my responsibilities. But this Architectural Award Ceremony is one of those that I look forward to with a special sense of anticipation.

Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world 2016-11-07

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking in Dubai at Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2016-11-06

Dubai: Climate change threatens to wipe out areas of the Islamic world within two decades, the spiritual leader of around 25 million Muslims said on Saturday.

Many of the world’s Muslims live in a “band of land” under threat from natural disasters caused by climate change, the Aga Khan told a hushed audience gathered at a Dubai hotel. “We’re beginning to see in many parts of the Muslim world … how global warming is beginning to create situations where life is at risk, where it was not at risk before.”

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture recipients announced 2016-10-03

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid, Minister of State for Tolerance upon his arrival in Dubai. 2016-11

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 October 2016 – The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The venue for the winners’ ceremony, the Al Jahili fort in Al-Ain, was also announced by His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport and a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.

The winners are:

•Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum)
A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light.



Born : 2nd November, 1877 in Karachi : British India now Pakistan
Died :11th July, 1957 : (Burried in Aswan, Egypt)
Spouse: Shahzadi Begum, granddaughter of Aga Khan I. Married: 2 November 1896, in Poona, India, Cleope Teresa Magliano (1888-1926) Married: 1908, Andrée Joséphine Carron (1898 – 1976) Married: 13 December 1929, in Bombay, India, Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (February 1906 - 1 July 2000) Married: 9 October 1944, in Geneva, Switzerland

Father: Aqa Ali Shah alias Aga Khan II (47th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims)

Princess Khaliya Aga Khan receives the Middelthon-Candler Peace Prize 2016-10-29

Princess Khaliya Aga Khan with former first lady Rosalyn Carter 2016-10-29

The National Monuments Foundation, based at the Millennium Gate Monument in Atlantic Station, recently presented its annual Middelthon-Candler Peace, Justice and Millennium Gate Prizes during a gala at the monument. Philanthropist and former Princess Khaliya Aga Khan received the Peace Prize, which honors leadership in the promotion of fraternity between peoples and nations; former first lady Rosalynn Carter won the Justice Prize, which honors leadership in effecting positive social change; and Synovus Chairman and CEO Kessel Stelling Jr.

His Highness Aga Khan receives the Order of "Danaker" from the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev 2016-10-20


On the first day of an official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan was presented the Order of Danaker by His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The order is the country’s highest recognition given to a foreign citizen for contributions to the strengthening of peace, friendship and cooperation between peoples and for working towards preserving inter-ethnic harmony and the mutual enrichment of national cultures.

Aga Khan Museum in Canada hosts exhibition entitled ‘Syria is a Live History’ 2016-10-19

Aga Khan Museum Toronto exhibits

Director-General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim has given a lecture about Syrian heritage during the opening ceremony of an exhibition opened on October 15th in Toronto in Canada under the title “Syria is a Live History”.

He focused on the Syria heritage damaged during the foreign-backed terror war being waged on Syria and the measures adopted by the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) to protect historic sites in cooperation with civil community.

Inauguration of Seitaaly Jakypov Park in Naryn 2016-10-19

Hazar Imam accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov 2016-10-19

Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, 19 October 2016 - As part of AKDN’s broader commitment to the Naryn area, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture rehabilitated the Seitaaly Jakypov Park, creating space for leisure, play and exercise. On 19 October 2016, Naryn Governor Amanbay Kayipov joined Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and His Highness the Aga Khan to officially open the rehabilitated park.

University of Central Asia opens first campus in Naryn in Kyrgyzstan 2016-10-19

Hazar Imam with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov open the first campus of UCA  2016-10-19

NARYN, Kyrgyzstan (TCA) — The University of Central Asia (UCA), created to be a catalyst for social and economic development in the region’s mountain societies, on 19 October officially opened its first campus in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia 2016-10-18

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses guests gathered at the opening of the University of Central Asia’s first campus in Naryn, Ky


Your Excellency, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic
Your Excellency, Amanbai Kayipov, Governor of Naryn Oblast
Honourable Ministers, Excellencies,
Students, Faculty and Staff of the University
Distinguished Guests

President Almazbek Atambayev awards Prince Karim Aga Khan IV the Danaker Order 2016-10-18

His Highness the Aga Khan was presented the Order of Danaker by His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Repub

Bishkek, October 18 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev met with visiting Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the Kyrgyz President's press office reports.

At the beginning of the meeting President Atambayev awarded Prince Karim Aga Khan IV the Danaker Order for public activities and the implementation of socio-economic projects in Kyrgyzstan. The President stressed that Kyrgyzstan appreciates the work of the Aga Khan Development Network and attaches great importance to further strengthening of cooperation with the Organization.

Egyptian antiquities ministry to sign MoU with AKTC in archaeology, museology fields 2016-10-02

Al Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt 2016-10-01

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities will sign on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in order to broaden institutional engagement through cultural joint ventures and exchange programmes and activities in the field of museums and archaeology.

Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Amin said that the MoU aims to develop joint ventures in the fields of conservation, museum programmes, archaeological research and exhibitions.

Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Christina Paxson the President of Brown University at Ogden Hall 2014-02-19

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at Ogden Hall in Brown University 2014-02-19

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Christina Paxson: Your Highness, thank you so much for a wonderful talk. And it’s just such a privilege to have you back at Brown again, and with your family and your colleagues and it’s just a real privilege. So thank you very much.

His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you, President.

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