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The past is not something to stand on, but rather to build on. If ignoring the past was a problem on one side, then the opposite danger was an exaggerated submission to the past, so that some creations and creators became prisoners of dogma or nostalgia

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Perhaps it was a natural tendency - the thought that if we wanted to speed up the modernization process, we should clear our minds, and even our landscapes, of what some saw as the dead hand of the past. But, in doing so, we often cut ourselves off from great well-springs of inspiration, power and moral authority.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Presentation ceremony of the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the gathering at the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony. Gary Otte 2007-09-04
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Assalamu-Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
and Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Penang extends Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Think City collaboration

His Highness the Aga Khan being greeted by Malaysia's Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar in Kuala Lumpur./Gary Otte  2007-09-04
Source: 
malaymail.com

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 21 — The Penang government renewed its collaboration with Think City and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for another three years to complete key public realm improvement projects in the heritage zone.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the three partners agreed to the extension with the aim of completing the North Seafront conservation works at Fort Cornwallis and the establishment of a Maritime Museum in the Syed Alatas Mansion.

Hazar Imam announces engagement of Prince Hussain to Ms. Elizabeth Hoag 2018-12-21

Prince Hussain with colleagues visited Kira Wira Lodge in Tanzania 2015-12-29

Hazar Imam sent a special message of joy and happiness to world-wide Jamats announcing the engagement of His beloved son, Prince Hussain to Miss Elizabeth Hoag who had adopted the name Fareen upon embracing Islam.

The message said "It is with special happiness that I am writing to inform My Jamat that my beloved second son, Prince Hussain, is engaged to be married to Miss Elizabeth Hoag, who has adopted the name Fareen upon embracing Islam. It is expected that they will marry in the spring of 2019.

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2018-12-13

His Highness The Aga Khan at Rideau Hall with Canadian Governor-General and other leaders
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/pm.gc.ca

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
Ottawa, Ontario - December 13, 2018

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world to celebrate the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.

Portugal President, his Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Ismaili Centre in

Portugal President, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with Ismaili Council President

2018, December 18 - Portugal President, his Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon in the presence of the ex-president of Portugal, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Mayor of Lisbon and many dignitaries. In his speech, he commended the Ismaili community and the work of the AKDN and thanked H.H. The Aga Khan. President de Sousa planted an olive tree for the occasion. Incidently, the Jamatkhana extension in Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) in Mozambique was inaugurated in 1968 by Governor General Dr.

Our 39th Holy Imam Khalil-Ullah 1st

Our 39th Holy Imam Khalil-Ullah the First ascended the Masnad of Imamat in 957 A.H. Many Ismailis from Hindustan travelled to Anjudan in Iran for Imam's Deedar. Imam Khalil-Ullah reigned as Imam for 36 years and it is said in "Gulzar-e-Shamsh" that his final resting place was in Anjudan. During this time the Safavi King Tahemasp was the ruler in Iran. Sayyed Dadu Pir also served the house of the Imam at this time. His ancestors had served the Imams since Imam Islamshah. There was widespread Dawa of Ismailis at this time extending to areas of Hindustan including Punjab

'3D Projection Spectacular' among December attractions at Aga Khan Museum 2018-12-04

ga Khan’s exterior walls will light up to end December for for Light up the Dark: A 3-D Projection Spectacular. - Rene Johnston/
Source: 
www.toronto.com

This December, the Aga Khan Museum transforms the perception that museums are only places for dusty artifacts, when its exterior walls become a massive canvas for Light up the Dark: A 3-D Projection Spectacular.

This video show goes beyond the typical holiday light display by using a technology called projection mapping, which will turn the museum’s white granite walls into a 53 m x 13 m screen where art comes to life.

Tanzania: Government Commends Aga Khan for Development Projects 2018-12-03

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with President John P. Magufuli of Tanzania   2018-04-04
Source: 
allafrica.com

Dar es Salaam — The government of Tanzania has yet again hailed development projects that Prince Karim Aga Khan has been initiating through his various institutions established in the country.
Through the projects many Tanzanians have benefited from health care services, education, agriculture and even employment.

Aga Khan Hospital Laboratory Gets Accreditation from College of American Pathologists 2018-12-11

Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi
Source: 
www.busiweek.com

NAIROBI – The Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory, Nairobi, Kenya has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP accreditation is a global recognition for the excellence of the services provided by the Hospitals Laboratory.

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in East Africa, Islam has made converts amongst three entirely different races: African, Indian and Arab. In a continent torn by racial rivalry, Islam was thus bound to meet with serious obstacles. The very universality of our faith won adherence among all races, but their political hatred of each other prevented them, until quite recently, from joining together in promoting their common creed. A

Happy 80th Birthday of Mowlana Hazar Imam at Aiglemont 2016-12-13

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Hazar Imam celebrates His 80th Birthday at Aiglemont with His Family and world leaders

Hazar Imam establishes the Global Seat of Imamat in Lisbon, Portugal 2018-07-11

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His Highness the Aga Khan establishes the Global Seat of Imamat in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018 during His Diamond Jublilee celebrations

Our 39th Holy Imam Khalil-Ullah Ali 1st

Mowlana Khalil-Ullah Ali 1 ascended to the Masnad of Imamat in 957 A.H. in Anjudan, Iran. Many Khoja Ismailis from Hindustan came for the Holy Deedar of the Imam. It is reported in the book "Gulzar-e-Shams" that the Imam resided in Anjudan and his last resting place is also in Anjudan after his wafat in 993 A.H. Sayyed Dadu Pir was named as Wakil by the Imam during this time. Dadu Pir was not given the Piratan but as Wakil he was appointed to collect Maal-e-Wajbaat from the Jamats.

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It would seem at times that hope is difficult to sustain. The challenges of building security, alleviating poverty, addressing the impact of climate change, and the complexities of pursuing reconciliation are a few of the cross-cutting areas that dominate our thinking.

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The experience of the past seventeen years has strongly reinforced my conviction that the path to sustainable peace in Afghanistan depends heavily on two key principles – regional cooperation, which is key for national development and stability; and a commitment to pluralism

Speech by His HighnessGeneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan 2018-11-28

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his statement on behalf of the Imamat and the AKDN at the UNAMA Geneva Conference on Afghanis
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I wish to thank the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations for bringing the international community together to reaffirm our commitment to Afghanistan, and, most importantly, to its people.

Two years ago, many of us gathered in Brussels for a similar purpose. And there have been several such gatherings over the past some seventeen years. Commitments have been made, challenges overcome, hopes raised and sometimes dashed.

Aga Khan at 2018 Conference on Afghanistan 2018-11-28

His Highness the Aga Khan in discussion with Mr. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister at a bilateral meeting held at the Geneva C

Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a country’s national development and stability, says Aga Khan

Geneva, Switzerland, 28 November 2018 – His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, today reaffirmed his “enduring commitment to Afghanistan, and, most importantly, to its peoples”.


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