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Toronto

2010-05 Canada

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Stephen Harper

Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony with several members of his family: Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, Prince Husayn, Princess Khaliya, to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and their Park, in Toronto's Don Mills area

Toronto - Wynford Park

Album for Wynford Park, housing the Toronto High Profile Jamatkhana and Aga Khan Museum.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

Speech by Prince Amyn Muhammad at the 2021 Aga Khan Museum Annual Lapis Ball held remotely

Prince Amyn Aga Khan
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video

October 1, 2021

Annual Lapis Digital Benefit 2021

Speech by Prince Amyn Mohammed

It is my great pleasure to welcome you today to the Aga Khan Museum’s Annual Lapis Digital Benefit. When we held this event last year, we could not have known that this year too, we would have to celebrate remotely, once again.

However, celebrate we will.

Despite all the many challenges of the past year, the Museum has achieved so much. I believe in fostering intercultural understanding and dialogue and all of that of course with the generous support of so many.

Speech by Prince Amyn Muhammad at the 2021 Aga Khan Museum Annual Lapis Ball held remotely

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October 1, 2021

Lapis Digital Benefit 2021

Speech by Prince Amyn Mohammed

It is my great pleasure to welcome you today to the Aga Khan Museum’s Annual Lapis Digital Benefit. When we held this event last year, we could not have known that this year too, we would have to celebrate remotely, once again.

However, celebrate we will.

Despite all the many challenges of the past year, the Museum has achieved so much. I believe in fostering intercultural understanding and dialogue and all of that of course with the generous support of so many.

On this day September 29 2002, Hazar Imam came to Woodbine Racing to watch his horse run

On this day September 29 2002, Hazar Imam came to Woodbine Racing to watch his horse run

On this day (Sept 29, 2002) Hazar Imam attended the Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. His horse Alasha trained by Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Johnny Murtagh raced at 2:26 PM and came in second in the Taylor Stakes

Hazar Imam visits Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Hazar Imam visits Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Hazar Imam waves to the many Ismailis who had gathered at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto for a glimpse of the Imam

Studia Islamica III

Publication Type  Book
Year of Publication  2016
Authors  Ehud Krinis
Key Words  Ikhwān al-ṣafā; Islamic; Kabbalists

Shii Studies Review 2

Publication Type  Book
Year of Publication  2018
Authors  Shafique N. Virani
Editor  Hassan Ansari , Sabine Schmidtke
Key Words  Ismaili; Alamut; Qasim Tushtari; Hasan-i sabbah; Ginan

Speech by Princess Zahra at the International Ismaili Women's Forum, Toronto 1997-05-09

Princess Zahra
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ismaili.net

On behalf of the International Social Development and Sports Foundation, let me welcome you to the International Ismaili Women's Forum. I hope that you have all had safe journeys, and that you are rested and ready for three days of hard work. Before we begin, I would like to thank the Canadian National Council, the International Steering Committee and the many volunteers who have invested countless hours and made tremendous personal sacrifices to prepare this event.

Aga Khan Museum acquires massive Lego sculpture of an ancient African metropolis 2021-02-23

Ekow Nimako, Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE (2019) Connie Tsang
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theartnewspaper.com

The conceptual work by the Ghanian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako addresses the cultural impact of Kumbi Saleh, the centre of the trans-Saharan trade route

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto has acquired a colossal sculpture made from 100,000 pieces of Lego by the Ghanian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako, who is known for his Afrofuturist reimaginings of Black histories built from Lego bricks.

Ismaili CIVIC hosts collection drive for local shelters 2020-10-04

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CanIndia news

This year Ismaili CIVIC Day was observed on Sunday, September 27, 2020, in Ontario. More than three hundred volunteers gathered to run a collection drive for supplies for local women’s and youth shelters. Over 7,500 items were collected, ranging from toiletries, non-perishable food items, bedding and much more. In a bid to ensure safety given the current global pandemic, volunteers ran a drive-thru drop-off of supplies over two hours across thirteen locations in the region. The items collected were then delivered to local shelters.

Aga Khan receives honorary degree from Trinity College 2013-11-05

Aga Khan receives honorary degree from Trinity College 2013-11-05

The Aga Khan with the Honourable Bill Graham, chancellor of Trinity College (at left) and former provost Andy Orchard (at right). 2013-11-05

Aga Khan receives honorary degree from Trinity College 2013 - Video 2013-11-25

The Aga Khan with the Honourable Bill Graham, chancellor of Trinity College (at left) and former provost Andy Orchard (at right)
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Heritage Society Collection

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2013, November 25: Toronto, Canada. The University of Toronto’s Trinity College held a special convocation this evening, to bestow upon Mawlana Hazar Imam the degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters, Honoris Causa. IThe Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, presented Hazar Imam before the Chancellor of Trinity College

3D Tours at the Aga Khan Museum 2020-05-15

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Photo: © Janet Kimber
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Apollo The International Art Magazine

While museums around the world are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibition openings will be replaced by a selection of digital initiatives providing virtual access to art and culture.

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto has pulled out all the stops with its online offering. There are so far eight 3D tours available as part of the #MuseumWithoutWalls programme, all created using Matterport 3D scanning technology (which means you can experience the tours in virtual reality, if you have a VR headset).

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His Highness The Aga Khan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada at the Global Child Care Summit in Toronto

A Note of Appreciation and Well Wishes from Prince Amyn Mohammed

A Note of Appreciation and Well Wishes from Prince Amyn Aga Khan

9 April 2020

Dear Staff and Volunteers,

A Note of Appreciation and Well Wishes

When we opened Don’t Ask Me Where I Am From one month ago, I did not realize how quickly
the measures for containing COVID-19 would come into place and how soon, thereafter, the
Museum would have to close to the public. I feel great sadness that we have had to close after
five and half years of continuous and I believe successful operations. My hope is that this crisis
will pass swiftly.

Our priority at this moment is to contain the virus, and keeping the Museum closed is part of this

All Jamat Khanas in Ontario closed till further notice 2020-03-13

Ismaili Centre Toronto
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theismaili Ontario

A sad event in our Ismaili history - all Jamat Khanas were announced closed till further notice in Canada and other places in the world due to the pandemic outbreak of CO-VID 19. The official announcement is as below.

Urgent Announcement from the Jamati Institutions for Ontario: All Jamatkhanas in Ontario Jurisdiction are now closed

The Government of Ontario has announced additional steps to limit large gatherings to reduce the risk of infection from the spread of COVID-19.


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