‘I’d like to see Canada more vigorous,’ he says in a Globe interview covering everything from Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan to the importance of pluralist societies
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and renowned philanthropist, spoke to The Globe and Mail Friday in a conversation that ranged from the prospects for Afghanistan to his profound admiration of Canadian pluralism.
Jean-Jacques Lafaye - Votre Altesse, en tant que chef spirituel des communautés ismaéliennes du monde entier, vous exercez une influence indiscutable sur la scène internationale. Pourtant, vous ne souhaitez pas être considéré comme un acteur politique...
Karim Aga Khan - ...ou comme un politicien. De mon point de vue, même si la foi et les États doivent entretenir des rapports de collaboration et d'estime, le religieux et le politique sont deux choses bien distinctes.
Interview with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV
THE POWER OF WISDOM
(translated from french)
Interview by Jean-Jacques Lafaye
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV
Spiritual leader of the Ismailis since 1957
Author and journalist. Founder of the association « Éthique et politique » (1988) Publications include: Saint-Just, l’ombre des chimères, Rocher, 2007; David Shahar, le sacre de l’écriture, Michalon, 2007; Dialogue pour un monde meilleur, Alban, 2008.
Jean-Jacques Lafaye — Your Highness, as spiritual leader of Ismaili
La princesse voulait devenir chanteuse quand elle a dû tout abandonner pour s’occuper de Rita Hayworth atteinte de la maladie d’Alzheimer
Interview Caroline Pigozzi - Paris Match
When the Aga Khan stepped onto the University of Alberta campus Tuesday to speak to graduates, he brought a message of ethics, citizenship and respect for diversity.
Addressing a "knowledge deficit" in these areas is essential for pushing global development in the right direction, he told graduates, noting his Aga Khan Development Network has made such virtues a key part of its educational mission.
In an interview with The Journal's Keith Gerein, he expanded upon his remarks, sharing his views on the way forward both for political leaders and ordinary citizens.
Q and A with the Aga Khan
The global spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims holds forth on the state of the world
Published: Friday, November 28, 2008
Following is a transcript of a conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Don Cayo of The Vancouver Sun. The interview took place Nov. 23 in Toronto.
Emphasizing that Investment in Culture is Principle in Development,
Prince Karim Aga Khan, in an Exclusive Interview with ‘Al Watan’: My Visit to Syria is Very Special to Me
By Waddah Abed Rabo
Prince Karim Aga Khan, the Imam of the Ismaili Muslim, has accentuated the
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*
A la fois chef spirituel, mécène, homme d'affaires et philanthrope, le 49e imam héréditaire des chiites ismaéliens consacre son temps et sa fortune à l'amélioration des conditions de vie des populations défavorisées. Le réseau d'institutions caritatives qu'il dirige agit en Asie et sur tout le continent.
The French interview of The Aga Khan, as well as comments of the speaker have been transcribed and translated in English by the Heritage Staff for the members of www.ismaili.net.
Mali TV Interview English/Français - H.H THE AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN WESTERN AFRICA FOR AN EXTENSIVE TRIP</I> - 2005-07-30Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Q: You have come to Mali several times. What is your aim this time?AK: As you know I am coming from Burkina and this trip is a trip so see our activities in West Africa, to assess the situation at a time when Africa is in the process of taking very very important global dimensions, so I have come to look and listen.
Q: You are investing a lot in the industries in Mali, are you satisfied of the operations here in Mali?
CBC Interview transcript - CEREMONY FOR THE DELEGATION OF THE ISMAILI IMAMAT FOUNDATION</I> - 2005-06-06Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
CBC: Your words are that the most preoccupying global threat is the failure of democracy. What do you mean?
Interview - Bringer of hope and fine architecture - BRINGER OF HOPE AND FINE ARCHITECTURE - 2005-05-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
in a rare interview, His Highness the Aga Khan describes his global approach to helping Islamic communities help themselves, while also restoring their past heritage
Religious leadership has always been linked with high finance. Uniquely, the institution of the Aga Khan has come to carry the ultimate lifestyle label as well. The triple burden sits lightly on the sharply cut shoulder pads of the present incumbent, revered by his 15 million followers in 25 countries as the 49th direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Anointed at 20, Prince Karim, now 68, has steered clear of both fundamentalism and the flashy life which killed his father, Prince Aly Khan.
Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan by Rajiv Mehrotra of DD TV - ALL SET FOR AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 2004-11-27Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
RM: Your Highness, you are an inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world. We have traditionally associated religious leaders with austerity, with denials in a sense. You embody a fullness of life. What is the world view that circumscribes your work as an Imam?
The award was instituted as it was felt by the Aga Khan that the gap between past accomplishments and current practice in Islamic architecture was massive. Has that gap been bridged after the award was instituted?
There's No Conflict Between Islam and Democracy'In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the hereditary imam of Shiite Ismaili Muslims, argues that today's Middle Eastern terrorists are fueled by political motivations and not religion.
Your majesty, the world is shocked by terrorist attacks that are carried out by people who claim to be fighting for Islam. You, as a prominent Muslim leader, have claimed that Islam is a religion of peace. Does that mean that Islam has two faces?
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How do you see the current conflict in Iraq?