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Golden Jubilee 2007

Visit of His Highness Prince Aga Khan to Atlanta - 2008-04-17

His Highness the Aga Khan speaks to the audience at the luncheon hosted in his honour by Governor Perdue and First Lady Mary Per
Sandy Springs, Georgia

On Thursday, April 17, 2008 Atlanta will welcome His Highness Prince Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 15 million Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The Aga Khan, at the invitation of Governor Purdue, will visit Atlanta as a part of four city visit he is undertaking to celebrate his Golden Jubilee, the 50th year as the Imam. He will be in Atlanta for three days following his visits to San Antonio, Los Angeles and Chicago. His visit will witness the gathering of over 25,000 of his followers from over 30 countries.

Gallery - Golden Jubilee 2007


His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan along with the Ismaili Community celebrated His 50th Anniversary as Imam of all Ismaili Muslims, from July 11 2007 to December 13, 2008.

Pensée pour l'éblouissant Golden Jubilee Darbar de Paris

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2009
Authors  Nato,Mohez

Pensée pour l'éblouissant Golden Jubilee Darbar de Paris

11 Decembre2008-11 décembre 2009

Que brille toujours la Lumière Noor de Mowla projetée par le prisme du Darbar Deedar sur l’ Arc-en ciel fraternel sans frontières !

Voilà un an, on célébrait le dernier Darbar du Golden Jubilee au cœur de Paris.

Dahisar Jamatkhana, Mumbai, India

Dahisar Jamatkhana, Mumbai, India

Golden Jubilee Picture

Dahisar Jamatkhana, India

Aga Khan's Golden Jubilee Visit to East Africa - 2007-08-12

The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Nairobi for the first leg of a 12-day official visit to East Africa.

The plane carrying the Aga Khan landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 5 pm to a red carpet reception by the Government.

H.H. The Aga Khan in Singapore - 2008-12-01




His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, is currently in Singapore on a visit from 1 to 3 December 2008. His Highness called on President S R Nathan this morning and was hosted to lunch by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo also met with His Highness this afternoon.

Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan by P2, Portugal - 2008-07


The Western world should accept that Islam does not separate the world from

He considers himself a spiritual leader as opposed to a powerful
businessman. He is interested in fighting poverty by promoting
self-sufficiency to people and culture. He believes that calling upon faith
in conflict situations affects all religions. The Aga Khan, spiritual leader
of the Ismaili Muslims, 71 years of age, rarely gives interviews. During his
passage through Lisbon, some days ago, he spoke to P2.

*By António Marujo and Faranaz Keshavjee*

H.H. The Aga Khan in Portugal - 2008-07-10

H. H. the Aga Khan Visited Portugal at the Invitation of the Government as part of his Golden Jubilee year. He met with many officials and with the ismaili community.

2008-11-Canada-Welcoming the Aga Khan to BC

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Premier Campbell welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan, the Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network to Vancouver. The Aga Khan is visiting Canada on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee, celebrating 50 years as Imam.

Aga Khan visit a key event for Ismaili council - 2008-11-22

Burnaby Now

Burnaby Now
A big day for Burnaby's Ismaili Muslim community is just around the corner.

The Aga Khan comes to B.C. Place Stadium Nov. 25, part of his Golden Jubilee visit.

Farid Damji, a volunteer with the Ismaili Council of B.C., said the Burnaby-based council plans to shuttle local residents to B.C. Place.

It's estimated that close to half of B.C.'s 20,000 Ismailis live in Burnaby.

'It's a very special event for the community,' Damji said in an interview.

'(The Aga Khan) is a direct descendent of the prophet Mohammed. It's a tradition that goes back 1,400 years.'

Aga Khan, spiritual leader to Ismaili Muslims, in Canada for eight-day visit - 2008-11-22

His Highness the Aga Khan being welcomed by The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and
The Daily Gleaner

TORONTO - Canadian Ismaili Muslims are marking a half-century of leadership of the Aga Khan, as the spiritual leader to millions around the globe embarks on an eight-day visit across the country to mark the milestone.
The Aga Khan, imam to 15 million Ismaili Muslims, including between 80,000 to 100,000 in Canada, will meet with government leaders and dignitaries as he commemorates the occasion of his Golden Jubilee.

The Aga Khan met Wednesday with Gov.-Gen. Michaelle Jean at Rideau Hall. He was slated to next visit Toronto to meet Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Mac, Pakistan university renew partnership - 2008-11-22

Hamilton Spectator

Officials with McMaster University and Pakistan's Aga Khan University are signing an agreement today to continue their decades-long partnership.
The collaboration between the two schools started shortly after the AKU was founded in the early 1980s. In addition to exchanges of faculty and students, McMaster president Peter George said the two institutions collaborated on the construction of Aga Khan's nursing school in Pakistan in the 1980s.

The partnership also led to the creation of a woman and health leadership program in the 1990s.

Aga Khan due to visit Calgary - 2008-11-23

Victoria Times Colonist

CALGARY --Calgary's close-knit Ismaili Muslim community is on pins and needles in anticipation of today's visit by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader for the world's 15 million Ismailis. The Aga Khan, who began his weeklong Canadian tour in Ottawa on Nov. 18, will fly into Calgary this evening. The 24-hour Calgary stop, his first visit here in 16 years, will include a meeting with Lt.-Gov. Norm Kwong.

Aga Khan sees hope for Muslim-West relations - 2008-11-24

Global TV BC

The spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims says he sees real prospects for new bridges and better relations between Muslim states and the West.
The Aga Khan, touring Canada as part of his celebration of 50 years as Ismaili Muslim leader, said despite the West's 'failure' in Iraq and ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, there are reasons for hope.

One, he said, is growing acceptance on both sides of the divide for his urgent call to combat what Harvard professor Samuel Huntington dubbed 'the clash of civilizations' and the Aga Khan terms 'the clash of ignorance.'

The Aga Khan reflects on the world's best hopes and worst dangers - 2008-11-24

The Vancouver Sun


In His Speech, Ismaili Muslim leader applauds Canada's diversity - 2008-11-25

Yahoo! Canada news

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims says Canada's pluralism is a model to the world.

The Aga Khan thanked Canada for welcoming Ismailis, a moderate group within the Shia wing of Islam, who were forced to flee persecution and conflict in their own countries over the years.

McMaster and the Aga Khan University renew ties - 2008-11-25

Exchange Morning Post

Hamilton - A memorandum of understanding has been signed by McMaster University and the Aga Khan University for a new stage to a 25-year collaboration which has developed international nursing schools.

Aga Khan's hopeful words - 2008-11-26

Vancouver 24hrs

The last leg of the Aga Khan's tour commemorating his golden jubilee ended yesterday in Vancouver where he thanked Canada for offering Ismaili Muslims a chance to live in a safe society.
'I have to thank you for two reasons,' he began. 'Not only because you've received these men and women in Canada but you have given them the wherewithal to return to their countries in your cause. Bring back to Africa, bring back to Asia, bring back to East Africa the pluralism, the values of Canada, the knowledge society which you have created here in Canada.'

L'Aga Khan à Vancouver - 2008-11-26


Arrivée de l'Aga Khan lundi soir à Vancouver

Le chef spirituel des musulmans ismaéliens, l'Aga Khan, a été accueilli chaleureusement à Vancouver, lundi soir. Plus de 5000 personnes sont venues le saluer à son arrivée dans un hôtel du centre-ville. Certains ont attendu plus de deux heures, à la grande surprise des organisateurs de la visite à Vancouver.

De 25 000 à 30 000 personnes étaient attendues mardi soir au stade BC Place où l'Aga Khan devait s'adresser à ses disciples.

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