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From Toronto to Baghdad: new Aga Khan exhibit helps rebuild destroyed university library 2018-07-22

Iraqi-American artist poses with his project 168:01 at the Aga Khan Museum  2018-07-17

Visitors will gradually transform the exhibit's empty library to a collaborative donation

With its long shelf lined with white-covered books all housed inside a cavernous room, the newest offering at the Aga Khan Museum looks a bit like an empty, sterile library. But the creative force behind the project hopes visitors will fill it with the knowledge contained in thousands of new textbooks.

Prime Minister of Canada sends Imamat Day greetings 2018-07-11


The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada issued the following statement:
on Imamat Day:

"Today Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness The Aga Khan IV to the Throne of Imamat.

I wish all Ismaili Canadians celebrating Imamat Day a heartfelt Khushiali Mubarak.

Prince Aly Muhammad

Prince Aly Muhammad

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan cuts the ribbon to start the 34th World Partnership Walk in Toronto. He is accompanied by Mayor John Tory and Minister Bennett 2018-06-17

Speech by Prince Aly Muhammad at the 34th World Partnership Walk in Toronto, Canada 2018-06-17

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Speech by Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan at the 34th World Partnership Walk in Toronto, Canada
June 17, 2018

Minister Bennett, Your Worship Mayor Tory, Distinguished Guests and Friends of the World Partnership Walk.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here today. Today is a celebration, it is a celebration of Canadians coming from all of Canada to contribute to the quality of life in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the world.

Prince Aly Muhammad attends 34th World Partnership Walk in Toronto 2018-06-17

Prince Aly Muhammad speaking at the World Partnership Walk in Toronto, Canada  2018-06-17

Prince Aly Muhammad attended the World Partnership Walk in Toronto, Canada on Sunday June 17, 2018. He was also accompanied by the Mayor of Toronto John Tory and other Provincial dignitaries and the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs. Prince Aly Muhammad made a speech in which he remembered his experiences in the Northern Areas of Pakistan where he saw first-hand the results of climate change which have created havoc for the people there.


2018, June 17

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam

His Highness the Aga Khan is conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Linda Hughes, Chancellor of the University of Alberta on June 9, 2009. 2009-06-09

The Aga Khan: 60 years of remarkable service to the world 2018-05-11


Who is His Highness, the Aga Khan, a man who is celebrating 60 years of service to his community and the world?

He is the spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, a significant number of whom call Canada home. He is a diplomat, social innovator, global humanitarian and someone with an unshakable belief in the values of pluralism, diversity and equality.

The Aga Khan was appointed as the 49th hereditary Imam of the world’s Shia Ismaili community upon his grandfather’s death in 1957, when he was just a 20-year-old and studying at Harvard.

Opinion: Aga Khan's contributions little-known, but significant 2018-05-09

His Highness the Aga Khan and Alberta Premier Alison Redford sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the

s a banker and someone involved in the community, one of the ways I measure success is by taking a good hard look at results. Focus on what has been achieved, how have people been better served and how has community been fostered.

Over the years, I have served on many boards and been involved with dozens of community initiatives. I am grateful for the people I’ve met through this work. I have learned a lot from those who have challenged me and those who have offered me a differing perspective than my own.

Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary

Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary

His Highness the Aga Khan, left, is greeted by Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi upon arrival in Calgary Monday evening. Supplied photo, courtesy organizers of Aga Khan diamond jubilee celebrations in Calgary. May 7, 2018.

calgary Herald

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with British Columbia Premier John Horgan 2018-05-04

Mawlana Hazar Imam and British Columbia Premier  Horgan discuss potential collaboration with the province in areas 2018-05-04

Earlier today, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Vancouver to begin the Western Canada portion of his Diamond Jubilee visit. Shortly after his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, who extended a warm welcome and congratulated him on his Diamond Jubilee.

Premier Horgan and Hazar Imam spoke about the Ismaili community's spirit of service and pluralism, and how this is an ideal reflection of the strength that diversity has brought to British Columbia.



Hazar Imam arrives at His hotel in Vancouver, Canada 2018-05-04

Hazar Imam at Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Hazar Imam at Rideau Hall, Ottawa

His Highness the Aga Khan meets Canada's Governor-General Payette at Rideau Hall, Ottawa 2018-05-02

A “beacon of light”: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted at Rideau Hall during his Diamond Jubilee visi

Hazar Imam speaking at the Dinner in His honour at Rideau Hall  2018-05-02

Earlier this evening, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, hosted a dinner at Rideau Hall in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee.

Guests included Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, past Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Joe Clark, and past Governors General David Johnston and Adrienne Clarkson, as well as Jamati and AKDN leaders.

His Highness The Aga Khan arrives at Rideau Hall, Ottawa

His Highness The Aga Khan arrives at Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Hazar Imam welcomed at Rideau Hall, Ottawa for dinner hosted by Governor-General Julie Payette and attended by Princess Zahra and other former Prime Ministers of Canada

Celebrating 60 years of the Aga Khan - and a special relationship with Canada 2018-05-02

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson with His Highness the Aga Khan after receiving the Prize for Global Citizenship.

There are two living world leaders who have celebrated their Diamond Jubilee – 60 years in office. One is Her Majesty The Queen and the other is His Highness Aga Khan. Both assumed their duties at an early age – the Queen at the age of 26 and the Aga Khan at the tender age of 20, while still an undergraduate at Harvard University. John Diefenbaker had just become prime minister of Canada.
The Governor-General of Canada, Julie Payette, is hosting a dinner at Rideau Hall on Wednesday to mark this anniversary and the occasion of His Highness’s official Jubilee visit to Canada.

Aga Khan Arrives in Canada for Official Diamond Jubilee Visit 2018-05-01

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie together with Ambassador Marc-Andr

OTTAWA, May 1, 2018 /CNW/ - His Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Ottawa today as part of an international celebration of his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as spiritual leader of the global Shia Ismaili Muslim community. The visit takes place at the invitation of the Government of Canada and includes an official dinner at Rideau Hall on May 2, hosted by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada, meetings of the Global Centre for Pluralism; and community gatherings in Vancouver and Calgary.

PM Trudeau to attend dinner for Aga Khan in Ottawa 2018-05-1


OTTAWA – The Aga Khan is in Ottawa this week and is expected to share a meal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit.

The Aga Khan is in town over the next four days to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee, according to Global Affairs Canada. On Wednesday, the Aga Khan will attend a dinner at the Governor General’s residence, Rideau Hall, and Trudeau will be in attendance, the Prime Minister's Office has confirmed.

Jean Chrétien: Why the world celebrates the Aga Khan 2018-05-01

His Highness The Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan is visiting Canada this month as part of an international celebration of his 60th, or “Diamond Jubilee,” anniversary as spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims. I’ll be delighted to join past and present Canadian leaders of all political stripes in celebrations of his remarkable six decades of leadership.

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam

The Aga Khan's work for world peace has been extraordinary over six decades. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)


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