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H.H. the Aga Khan conferred highest academic honours from leading Canadian universities in unprecedented joint ceremony 2018-10-

SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini and UBC President Santo Ono congratulate His Highn

Vancouver, Canada, October 19, 2018 – In an historic ceremony today attended by Her Honour the Honourable Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin of British Columbia and Honourable Premier John Horgan, His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was conferred with honorary Doctors of Laws – the highest academic award - from both the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).

His Highness the Aga Khan to receive UCalgary honorary degree 2018-09-21

H.H. the Aga Khan with Chancellor  Yedlin after receiving his honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the UCalgary  2018-10-17

University’s highest honour to be conferred Oct. 17
By University Relations Staff
September 24, 2018

His Highness the Aga Khan will receive an honorary degree from the University of Calgary on Oct. 17.University of Calgary Chancellor Deborah Yedlin and President and Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Cannon are pleased to announce that His Highness the Aga Khan will be the recipient of an honorary degree at a special ceremony next month.

His Highness the Aga Khan visits Alberta and British Columbia 2018-10-15

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was greeted by AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Malik Talib, Vice-President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Karima Karmali, President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton Zahra Somani and President of the Aga Khan University Firoz Rasul.

Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan - 2009-10-14

Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad received by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira. 2009-10-13

2009, October 14: Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan - Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of the Aga Khan Development Network and spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, arrived here Tuesday. He was received by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira.The Aga Khan is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss matters of mutual interest including economic and social development of the country. [More on this visit]

His Highness The Aga Khan welcomes Karen Armstrong to the Annual Global Centre for Pluralism Lecture 2018

Hazar Imam with Karen Armstrong at the Aga Khan Centre, London, England for the 2018 Lecture of GCP 2018-10-04

Karen Armstrong delivers the 2018 Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre

LONDON, October 4, 2018 – Karen Armstrong, the British author, delivered the annual 2018 Global Centre for Pluralism Lecture today at the new Aga Khan Centre. The title of Ms. Armstrong’s lecture was “Compassion or Toleration? Two Approaches to Pluralism”.

Birth of Prince Rahim 1971-10-12

Prince Rahim Aga Khan

Prince Rahim is the second child and eldest of three sons of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. Prince Rahim was born on September 12th 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1990, Prince Rahim graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A in 1995.

Event - 1982-10-11


Hazar Imam, in a foundation ceremony, launched a 470,000 pounds extension at the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Kisumu. He emphasized the responsibilities of hospitals to the communities which they serve. 'They must reach out beyond their walls.

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Hazar Imam gave a speech at the dinner hosted in honour of the President of the Republic of Kenya

SPEECH DINNER: http://www.ismaili.net/speech/s821007b.html.


Zahra Aga Khan And Her Filly Mandesha

Paris, France: Princess Zahra's horse Mandesha won at Longchamp. HH Aga Khan attended with His daughter Zahra, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the Hippodrome de Longchamp. Winning owner Princess Zahra Khan said, 'The Arc is a dream which will carry on to next year.' Winning breeder the Aga Khan said, 'We opted for the Opera instead of the Arc when we decided she would stay in training and besides three-year-old fillies don't have a good record in the race.'


Hazar Imam at Woodbine Race Track, Toronto, Canada  2002-09-29

Mowlana Shah Karim 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. At the finish of the mile and one-quarter classic, contested over a turf course listed as yielding, Fraulein and red-hot jockey Kevin Darley prevailed by one length over a closing Alasha. From Woodbine, Mowlana Shah Karim went to visit the site of the proposed high profile Jamatkhana.

Aga Khan receives highest French honour 2018-09-23

Aga Khan receives highest French honour    2018-09-23

France has awarded Aga Khan, Imam of the world's Shia Ismaili Muslim community, with its highest honour, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. President Emmanuel Macron awarded him the honour in recognition of his contribution to humanity and achievements in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations around the world.


New Civil Society Partnership Announced with U.S. Government and the Aga Khan Development Network 2014-09-23

New York –President Barack Obama yesterday announced a partnership among the United States government, the Swedish government, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to foster a dynamic and sustainable civil society globally through initiatives of citizen groups, in Asia, Africa and Latin America.


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Newsweek International - Calling for Conservation


Recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Kuala Lumpur. 2007-08-27

2007, August 27:Kuala Lumpur will host the triennial 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, touted as the world's largest and most important architectural award with prizes totalling US$500,000, at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in the Petronas Twin Towers here on Sept 4.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismail Muslims, will announce this year's winners. [Bernama] [News] [Bernama Stamp]


Baltit Fort on the terraced slopes of Hunza, Northern Pakistan

In a conservation effort that took nearly a decade to complete, one NGO has undertaken the comprehensive restoration and repair of Baltit Fort, making it a beautiful and functional building, writes Fauzia Husain. Nestled high in the mountains and surrounded by unrivalled vistas of rugged terrain, stands a 700-year-old fort which has been witness to the socio-cultural history of a resilient people, and to a remarkable feat of modern day conservation.


H.H. The Aga Khan meets with President Idi Amin of Uganda  1972-01-01

In Amin's dream, God told the general to nationalise all of the houses and flats owned by Uganda's 80,000-strong Indian community, made up of Hindis, Muslims and members of the Aga Khan's small but wealthy sect, the Ismailis. The Ugandan Life President gave non-citizens just 90 days to leave the country. That same day, 18 leaders of the Indian community - wealthy, usually optimistic men - were summoned into Amin's awe-inspiring presence. They shook their heads in disbelief when they heard what he had to say.


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Attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France. After the opening session which took place in Unesco headquarters Paris under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, the forum was held in the city of Chambery situated in the heart of the French Alps, creating a pioneer event. Prince Karim Aga Khan gave a well noticed speech with reference to the type of education and development that can be implemented in mountainous areas through NGOs work quoting the examples of Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for Global Jamat in Lisbon, Portugal July 5 to 11, 2018

Hazar Imam  with His family welcomed to Portugal with State Dinner  July 9, 2018

Tens of thousands of Ismailis from all over the world gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for a week of celebrations to commemorate a once in a lifetime event of the Diamond Jubilee of our 49th Holy Imam Mawlana Shah Karim Al-Husayni who is the 5th Imam in our history to celebrate 60 years on the throne of Imamat.

The event was situated in FIL (Feira Internacional De Lisbon) during the week starting July 5th 2018 and reaching the high mark of Holy Deedar on July 11th 2018.

Members of Noorani family also visited the exhibition sites and the performances by various Ismaili artists.

H.H.The Aga Khan in Canada - 2009-06-09


2009, June 09: Edmonton, Canada. H.H. The Aga Khan met with Premier Ed Stelmach and University of Alberta President, Dr. Indira Samarasekera to witness the signing of an agreement to enhance collaboration with the University of Alberta. The Aga Khan also received from U of Alberta an honorary degree at 3pm Edmonton time. Copy of Telecast available here:[Edmonton Ceremony] [More.

Hazar Imam visits the United Kingdom for Diamond Jubilee 2018-06-26

His Highness The Aga Khan meets Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 2018-06-27

Hazar Imam arrived in the United Kingdom of Great Britain on July 26, 2018 to start His Diamond Jubilee visit to grant Holy Deedar to Murids and inaugurate the Aga Khan Centre at King's Cross, London.

Hazar Imam gave Mulaquats to the Jamat at the Darkhana in London at South Kensington

Hazar Imam also visited 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday June 28 2018

She congratulated him on his longstanding leadership of the Ismaili community and on his visit to the UK as part of his Diamond Jubilee tour.

Aga Khan Centre opened in London at King's Cross 2018-06-26

His Highness The Aga Khan with Prince Charles performing the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Centre in London  2018-06-26

Hazar Imam today opened the Aga Khan Centre in London, England. The Prince of Wales Prince Charles also joined Hazar Imam in the opening of this historic centre which be the headquarters of various Aga Khan Institutions in the U.K.

The Aga Khan Centre in King’s Cross, designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, will have six landscaped open spaces inspired by different Muslim cultures from around the world.

There will also be four other havens of calm surrounding the ten-storey building, in what is the heart of one of London’s biggest regeneration districts.

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.


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Le prince Karim Aga Khana fait son entr&#233;e &#224; la prestigieuse Acad&#233;mie des Beaux-Arts &#224; Paris - 2008-06-18


2008, Juin 18: PARIS - Le prince Karim Aga Khan, chef spirituel des Ismaéliens, a fait son entrée mercredi à la prestigieuse Académie des Beaux-Arts à Paris en tant que membre associé étranger, occupant le fauteuil de l'architecte Kenzo Tange décédé en 2005. Le prince Karim Aga Khan qui, en tant que chef religieux de la communauté ismaélienne, courant de l'islam chiite, ne portait pas l'habit vert traditionnel des académiciens, a été accueilli par les solennels roulements de tambours de la Garde républicaine.



Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends prize giving of Sardinia Rolex Cup & ISAF World Championship in Italy.


His Highness the Aga Khan addressing a crowd of over three thousand gathered at the Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

A Collaboration Agreement was signed by the director of the National Museum of Mali, Samuel Sidibé, and the director general of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), Luis Monreal. The agreement, signed in the presence of His Excellency Cheik Oumar Sissoko, Minister of Culture for Mali, aims to provide the Museum with a new information technology system, as well as improving the conservation facilities of its collections.

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