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

Save the Alps Poster
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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

Pakistani civil society activists shout slogans during a protest against the killing of the Shiite Ismaili minority, by gunmen i
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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

PM, Prince Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques 2015-05-03

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sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmpArticleNews.aspx?ArtID=92383#.VUi-GvDPaSo

Date of publication:Sunday, 3 May 2015

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said.

During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government and the foundation that aims to enable the foundation to carry out maintenance works in mosques, added the spokesman.

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

Cairo governor Galal al Saieed and Antiquities minister Mamdouh El damaty attend to the opening ceremony 2015-05-03
Source: 
The Cairo Post

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.

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.

PM, Prince Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques 2015-05-03

Source: 
sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmpArticleNews.aspx?ArtID=92383#.VUX6LfDPaSo

Date of publication:Sunday, 3 May 2015

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said.

During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government and the foundation that aims to enable the foundation to carry out maintenance works in mosques, added the spokesman.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of Amir Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo

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akdn.org/Content/1332

02 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency the Minister of Antiquities,
Your Excellency, the Governor of Cairo,
Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen‎,

It is an immense pleasure to join all of you once again, in this special celebration. The inauguration of the Aq Sunqur Mosque is an extraordinary moment in its own right. And it also marks the culmination of a larger revitalisation that has taken place over many years in historic Cairo.

The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture 2015-05-02

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akdn.org/Content/1331

Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

The Prophetic Figure of Adam in the Fatimid Tradition

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In this monograph prepared in 1991 for presentation at the SOS Khojki Conference organised by the Heritage Society, Professor Shin Nomoto discusses the role of Adam in history from the point of view of two sources of Fatimid Origin:

1) From the Kitak al-Riyad of Da'i Hami al-Din Khirmani(d.1021AD) with reference to the debate on Adam's Prophecy by Abu Hatim al-razi (d.935) and Abu Yaqub Sijistani.

2) The second sources used in this monograph is from the 13th Century Tayyibi Da'i husayn b. Ali b. Muhammad b. al-Walid (d.1298)

The prophetic Figure of Adam within the Fatimid Tradition

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  1991
Authors  Nomoto, Shin
Journal Title  Proceedings of the SOS Khojki Conference
Volume  1991
Publisher  The Heritage Society
Key Words  Adam; fatimid; Prophetic; figure;

Avichal allah avichal khalak - Meaning and comments by Mumtaz Ali Tajdddin

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The meaning of the Ginan " Avichal Allah, Avichal Khalaq" of Pir Sadardin. (d.1416)

the ginans is 13 couplets is translated and commented line by line and on its concepts. The ginan is in Hindi that incorporates many Persian words and some Arabic ones.

Download link for the PDF file is given here below.

Avichal Allah, Avichal Khalaq

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Avichal allah avi chal khalak
Publication Type  Translation
Year of Publication  1993
Authors  Tajddin Sadiq Ali, Mumtaz Ali
Length/Size  

11 pages

Key Words  Pir sadardin; ginan; meaning; avichal allal; ismaili; translation

Mystical Elements in "Satvenni Motti" of Sayed Nur Muhammad Shah

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Mumtaz Ali Tajjdin Sadik Ali has built his credibility since decades in the field of Ginanic studies in which he has become one of the experts of our times.

Mumtaz Ali has written this short 16 pages analysis of Satvenni Motti (Satveni Moti) Granth and released it on Navroz (21st March) 1996. After a brief introduction on Nur Muhammad Shah, he goes on in showing the various concepts covered in Motty Satvenni with some verses translated ending in comparing with concepts put forth by Pir Sadardin and explaining in detail the process of Meditation supported by the "Jap", the "Word".

Ismailism in Multan and Sind

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This is an article about the expansion of Ismailism in Multan and Sind since Dai Hatim was sent to these areas in 883AD (Fatimid took power in Maghreb in 909 AD). The expansion continued later under Dai Jalam b. Shayban( http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/2187) who seize Multan for the Fatimid Imams in 985 AD.

A Fatimid Decree of the Year 524 AH/1130 AD

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The large collection of the Turkish and Arabic manuscripts at the St Catherine Monastery in Sinai contains several Decrees issued by various Fatimid Caliphs and in particular Mustealian Fatimid Caliphs. In some of those we find confirmation of the covenant of Prophet Muhammad with the Christians for their protection. Stern publishes here one of the Decree of the Regent Abd al Majid in this article.

A PDF download is available from the link below.


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