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Absolutely unique' Toronto park opens with visit from Aga Khan

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Kendra Mangione, CTVNews.ca Writer

Last Updated Monday, May 25, 2015 4:28PM EDT

The Aga Khan joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the opening of a new garden retreat in the heart of Toronto.

The 6.8 hectare park is located just off the Don Valley Parkway, a major municipal expressway. The park was designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, and was inspired by traditional Persian and Mughal gardens.

"What we have here is an absolutely unique park here in Toronto," Aga Khan Museum Director Henry Kim told CTV's Canada AM on Monday.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan baptises the new Azzurra 2015-05-22

Princess Zahra Aga Khan baptizes new Azzurra 52 Super Series 2015
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sail-world.com

Azzurra’s baptism was held today in Valencia after the day’s races were over and the Princess Zahra Aga Khan did the christening. Ran is at the head of the provisional overall results while Azzurra is in fifth place.

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat - 2015-05-25

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http://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2015/05/ontario-signs-agreement-of-cooperation-with-the-ismaili-imamat.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=o

Video of the Ceremony is here:

http://original.livestream.com/premierofontario/video?clipId=pla_9de3ee1...

News Release
Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat
Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development
May 25, 2015 12:00 P.M.

Office of the Premier

Aga Khan signs Protocol with Ontario Government - Queens Park 2015-05-25

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Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat
Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen's Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education.

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

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Ontario Newsroom

News Release

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat

Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development

May 25, 2015 12:00 P.M.

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen's Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada ahead of Aga Khan Park inauguration

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theismaili.org

Toronto, 24 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada today in advance of the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Hazar Imam is accompanied during his visit by Prince Amyn and Prince Hussain.

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received on behalf of the Government of Ontario by the Honourable Michael Coteau, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.

Aga Khan Park to open on May 25, 2015 in Toronto - 2015-05-25

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Aga Khan Park to open on May 25, 2015

Premier Kathleen Wynne will inaugurate the Aga Khan Park in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, in Toronto on Monday, 25 May 2015.

Aga Khan Park, Toronto Opening 2015-05-25

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Aga Khan Park to open on May 25, 2015

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Premier Kathleen Wynne will inaugurate the Aga Khan Park in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, in Toronto on Monday, 25 May 2015.

Pluralism Lecture 2015 - RECONCILING UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE MODERN ERA: - 2015-05-28

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Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015 - May 28, 2015 - Click here for Webcast

Introductory remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan to:

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada

RECONCILING UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE MODERN ERA:

21st Century Challenges to the Human Rights Movement

Introductory remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-05-28

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May 28, 2015 | Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015

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The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
Chief Justice of Canada

RECONCILING UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE MODERN ERA:

21st Century Challenges to the Human Rights Movement

How can we live together? That is the fundamental challenge of the modern world. Together, democracy and human rights offer a hopeful response: we must build political communities that not only tolerate, but draw on and celebrate, their internal diversity.

Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park 2015-05-25

Aga Khan Park, Toronto
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theismaili.org

The Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park will take place in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 25 May 2015. Situated along Wynford Drive, the Park provides a beautifully landscaped contemplative public space that encompasses the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum.

Also see:
» WEBCAST: Aga Khan Park opening in Toronto
http://www.theismaili.org/news-events/webcast-aga-khan-park-opening-toro...
» Aga Khan Park is for now and forever http://www.theismaili.org/news-events/event-journal-opening-toronto-and-...

It is time to give back to the Ismaili community - 2015-05-14

Pakistan Tragedy - 2015-05-14
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blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/27640/it-is-time-to-give-back-to-the-ismaili-community/

“If people have made mistakes, forgive their mistakes. If people have harmed you, forget and forgive. Do not hold grudges, do not turn around and say, ‘he hurt me yesterday so I will hurt him today’. This is not the spirit of Islam” – The Aga Khan IV

“I have lost friends. I don’t know how I should react. Words are not enough to define this tragedy. People who were part of our lives are no more with us but their memories will keep haunting us,” laments Shafiq*.

Saving the World One Art Poster at a Time 2012-01-20

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Huffpost Arts & Culture

Art is a powerful emotional tool for creating awareness and fostering a commitment to change the world, even if each print makes just a small dent. Think Uncle Sam's "I Want You For The U.S. Army," Apple's "Think Different" and the "Wonderful Copenhagen" poster with a police officer helping a mother duck across the street with her small ducklings. If you want to disseminate information quickly and engage people, thought-provoking art posters are an effective medium.

Anniversary of deaths of Prince Aly Khan and Prince Sadruddin 2015-05-12

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This day of May 12th marks the sad passing away of Prince Aly Solomon. Khan (father of our Hazar Imam) and Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (half brother of Prince Aly Khan)

Prince Aly S. Khan
Born: June 13, 1911, Turin, Italy
Died: May 12, 1960, Suresnes, France
Children: Aga Khan IV, Yasmin Aga Khan, Prince Amyn Muhammad
Spouse: Rita Hayworth (m. 1949–1953), Joan Yarde-Buller (m. 1936–1949)
Parents: Aga Khan III, Cleope Teresa Magliano
Grandchildren: Rahim Aga Khan, Zahra Aga Khan, More

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
Born: January 17, 1933, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nanterre, France

Failing city: Children return from school to grief-stricken parents 2015-05-13

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The ExpressTrbune with the International New York Times

KARACHI:

The children of alAzhar Gardens, a gated community of Ismailis, who went to school on Wednesday morning had no idea they will be received by grief-stricken parents on their return.

Several parents were huddled near the community’s gates as the school vans started rolling in. But someone had already told the children about the tragedy and they jumped off the bus with looks of pure terror on their faces. “How many died?” a boy asked his mother.

Aga Khan Shocked and Saddened by Attack on the Ismaili Community in Pakistan 2015-05-13

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akdn.org

Gouvieux, France, 13th May 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims has expressed shock and sadness in the wake of an attack on a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community on their way to work in Karachi, Pakistan, that left 43 people dead.

Search for Knowledge Essential for Revitalisation of Islamic Civilisations, Says Aga Khan 2006-06-15

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akdn.org/press_release.asp?id=144

Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today delivered the commencement address at the American University in Cairo, calling for a renewal of the tradition of intellectual exchange that characterised periods of progress in the Islamic world.

Speech by The Aga Khan at the Commencement Ceremony of the American University (Cairo, Egypt) 2006-06-15

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akdn.org/speech/182/American-University-in-Cairo

President Arnold,
Members of the Board of Trustees,
Members of the Faculty and Administration,
Parents and Families,
Distinguished guests,
And, most importantly, the Graduating Class
Congratulations

I deeply appreciate your warm welcome and I am most grateful for the wonderful honor you are conferring upon me through this honorary degree. I have long been a great admirer of the American University in Cairo - and I am proud that I can now count myself among your alumni.

Cairo’s Blue Mosque inaugurated after 6-year restoration 2015-05-03

The Aga Khan and AKTC Blue Mosque restauration
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thecairopost.com/news/148730/culture/cairos-blue-mosque-inaugurated-after-6-year-restoration

Cairo’s Blue Mosque inaugurated after 6-year restoration

May. 03, 2015 15:31

By Rany Mostafa

CAIRO: The 14th century mosque of the Amir Aqsunqur, better known as the Blue Mosque, has been opened to the public Saturday after the completion of a six-year renovation project.

The mosque had been closed since 1992 due to damage it had suffered from an earthquake in the same year.
Side of the opening

As part of the Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Program, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has commenced the renovation work in 2009.

CONVOCATION ADDRESS AT PESHAWAR UNIVERSITY 1967-11-30

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree Peshawar University 1967-11-30
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ismaili.net

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN

CONVOCATION ADDRESS PAKISTAN PESHAWAR
November 30, 1967


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