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H.H. the Aga khan Speech at the Gold medal Presentation 2013-11-27

His Highness the Aga Khan IV
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President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,
Madame Clarkson
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies & Gentlemen

Monsieur le Président, je voudrais vous remercier pour l’honneur que votre institut me fait aujourd’hui. Je remercie Monsieur Baird de m’avoir nommé pour recevoir ce prix si prestigieux et de ces paroles élogieuses.

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan 2014-12-04

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr. Chairman, the Right Honorable Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Honourable President Ghani,
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to express my gratitude to the Governments of Afghanistan and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this Conference. We welcome the reform agenda of the Government of National Unity, and we re-affirm our commitment to the peoples of Afghanistan in their journey towards a stable, peaceful and prosperous future.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the North-South Prize Ceremony, Senate Hall, Parliament, Lisbon 2014-06-12

Hazar Imam addresses Portuguese Parliament 2014-06-12
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President of the Republic of Portugal
President of the Parliament
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Government Ministers and Members of Parliament
President of the Portuguese Parliament’s Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Chair of the Executive Committee of the North‐South Centre
Fellow laureate, Suzanne Jabbour
Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a singular pleasure for me to be here with you and to tell you how deeply honoured I am by this remarkable award.

Speech by Prince Hussain at the Lions Clubs Intern.l-AKDN Tree Planting Initiative in Nairobi City Park 2011-10-19

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Deforestation is one of the great challenges of our times. Scientists estimate about half of all the forests that once covered the Earth are gone. The United Nations Environment Programme tells us that 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed around the globe every year. At that rate a forest the size of Kenya would be cut in less than six years. A forest the size of Uganda – three…

This year is the UN International Year of Forests. It should remind us of the importance of forests in our lives.

Speech by His H. the Aga Khan at the Archon Award Ceremony of Sigma Theta Tau International (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2001-06-07

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Thank you very much, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Wykle, for your warm and generous words of introduction. It is an honour to have been selected as a recipient of a leadership award by such a distinguished international professional organisation working in the field of health. It is particularly meaningful to receive this recognition from Sigma Theta Tau with its record of focussed dedication to the global advancement of nursing. I have long felt the enhancement of the nursing profession to be absolutely critical to the improvement of health care in the developing world, and the Islamic world.

Opening Remarks for the International Ismaili Women's Forum 2000-02-08

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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.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ceremony Conferring the Honorary Doctorate at the University of Ottawa 2012-01-13

Hazar Imam at University of Ottawa 2012-01-13
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Chancellor Labelle
President Rock
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Permettez-moi d'exprimer avant toute chose ma profonde reconnaissance pour l'insigne honneur que vous me faites.

SO KIRIAA(THE HUNDRED GOOD DEEDS)

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So Kiriya - so kiriaa - paratham radeh

1 paratham radeh dhoeene neeramal karee-e,
2 beejee keereeaa naaeene jamee-e.

1 First wash your heart and make it pure.
2 As the second good deed wash before eating.

3 sate chaalo tame deevas ne raat,
4 kudd kapatt nee melo dhaat.

3 Proceed in truth by day and night.
4 Abandon the habit of falsehood and deceit.

5 daeaa paalo tame deel su(n) jaannee,
6 supaatre daan deeje paramaannee.

5 Foster compassion with awareness in your heart.
6 Assuredly give alms to those who are deserving.

7 paratak jaannine paase rahee-e,
8 sat-gur vachan radaa maa(n)he girahee-e.

SO KIRIAA (THE HUNDRED GOOD DEEDS) - PEER SADARDEEN

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So Kiriya - so kiriaa - paratham radeh

1 paratham radeh dhoeene neeramal karee-e,

2 beejee keereeaa naaeene jamee-e.

1 First wash your heart and make it pure.

2 As the second good deed wash before eating.

3 sate chaalo tame deevas ne raat,

4 kudd kapatt nee melo dhaat.

3 Proceed in truth by day and night.

4 Abandon the habit of falsehood and deceit.

5 daeaa paalo tame deel su(n) jaannee,

6 supaatre daan deeje paramaannee.

5 Foster compassion with awareness in your heart.

6 Assuredly give alms to those who are deserving.

7 paratak jaannine paase rahee-e,

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Ceremony of the Bujagali Hydropower Project 2007-08-21

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Your Excellency President Museveni
Honourable David Migreko, Minister for Energy
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Let me begin by expressing my warmest thanks for your kind introduction and for this wonderful welcome.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Faculty of Health Sciences 2007-08-13

Hazar Imam at State Banquet, Nairobi, Kenya

Honourable Minister for Education Professor George Saitoti
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Chairman Dehlavi and the Members of the Aga Khan University Board of Trustees
President Firoz Rasul
Generous donors and well wishers of the University
Distinguished guests

My thanks go out to all of you for sharing in this occasion with me. It is a special one for many reasons - including my close ties over so many years to this country, and to so many here whose friendship has enriched my life.

Speech given by Prince Sadruddin , excerpt - 1975-04-22

As we meet here tonight, a deeply moving occasion for me, my thoughts turned first of all to my late Beloved Father who would have been so encouraged to see such a large gathering of Ismailis concentrated in a new land where they have never been before and as I think of my Late Father, I am greatly encouraged by the strength, the resilience, the tremendous ability to adapt, that all of you here have shown in settling in this great, this wonderful country.

H.H.The Aga Khan attends Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2014-10-04

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2014, October 4: Longchamps, Paris, France - H.H. The Aga Khan attended the Prix de Royallieu (Groupe II) and the Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein at the Hippodrome de Longchamp today Saturday. He was accompanied by Princess Zahra and her daughter Princess Sarah as well as Princess Salwa. Prince Amyn Mohammed also attended the race on Sunday October 5th. H.H. The Aga Khan (center) is seen on the picture talking with the trainer Alain de Royer Dupré (left) and the jockey Christophe Soumillon (right)

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan 2014-12-04

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr. Chairman, the Right Honorable Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Honourable President Ghani,
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to express my gratitude to the Governments of Afghanistan and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this Conference. We welcome the reform agenda of the Government of National Unity, and we re-affirm our commitment to the peoples of Afghanistan in their journey towards a stable, peaceful and prosperous future.

Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference 2014-12-05

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Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference

Please also see: Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan
For more information, please see: AKDN Activities in Afghanistan

London, United Kingdom, 4 December 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan on Thursday (December 4th) reaffirmed the Aga Khan Development Network’s commitment to Afghanistan and emphasized the importance of civil society in securing the country’s prosperous future.

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Naryn 2014-11-02

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Kyrgyz Republic
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[Kabar News and AKIpress]

H.H. The Aga Khan arrived in the Kyrgyz Republic for a four day visit in the country. He was received by the Kyrgyz Minister of Education, Kanat Sadykov. During this visit, His Highness will travel to Naryn, where he will review progress on the construction of UCA’s main campus and brief provincial and local leaders on developments, including the opening of the Naryn campus which will admit its first undergraduate students in September 2016.

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site 2014-11-19

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Ottawa Sun

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site

DANI-ELLE DUBE, Ottawa Sun

First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:44 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:40 PM EST

Aga Khan Foundation
The international Aga Khan Foundation plans to build a diversity research centre at the former site of the Canadian War Museum.

The building that once housed the Canadian war museum will be turned into a new international diversity research and educational centre.

Ismaili community marks Sir Aga Khan III's birth anniversary today 2014-11-02

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
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Business Recorder Pakistan

Birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III, the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims is being observed on Sunday (today). Sir Aga Khan III was born in Karachi in 1877 and dedicated his entire life to the cause of Islam. He will always be remembered as one of the most distinguished and well-reputed leaders and diplomats during Pakistan's freedom movement.

Prince Karim Aga Khan hails former president Hamid Karzai 2014-09-29

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Khaama Press Afghanistan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili Muslims hailed the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his efforts in reconstruction of Afghanistan.

The President Palace media office following a statement said Prince Karim Aga Khan met with the former president Hamid Karzai on Monday.

Prince Aga Khan was among the several foreign dinitaries who attended the presidential inauguration which was the first peaceful transition of power in the history of Afghanistan.

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum 2014-09-12

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Live webcast at Direct Energy Centre Toronto 2014-09-12

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Prime Minister Harper,
Your Highness, my brother,
Madame Clarkson,
Excellencies,
Ms Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,
Honourable Ministers,
Chancelier de Broglie,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Friends,

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