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Jean Chrétien: Why the world celebrates the Aga Khan 2018-05-01

His Highness The Aga Khan
Source: 
ottawacitizen.com

His Highness the Aga Khan is visiting Canada this month as part of an international celebration of his 60th, or “Diamond Jubilee,” anniversary as spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims. I’ll be delighted to join past and present Canadian leaders of all political stripes in celebrations of his remarkable six decades of leadership.

Our 20nd Holy Pir Islamdin

Our 20nd Holy Pir Islamdin who served during the Imamats of Imam Mohtadi, Imam Kahir, Imam Hasan Ala-Zikrihisalam and Imam Ala Muhammad over the period of 25 years passed away in 575 A.H. He had 3 sons - Sayyed Abdul Hadi, Sayyed Jalaluddin and Sayyed Salahuddin.

Where few others dare to tread: the Aga Khan in Africa

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
dw.com

Prince Karim will celebrate his diamond jubilee as the Aga Khan this July. From the beginning of his time as Imam, he has been quietly supporting humanitarian and environmental work throughout Africa.

"We can say with conviction that Africa's moment has come." With this the Aga Khan brought a 2016 keynote address to a culmination. While he commended the continent's resilience, economic progress and a widening acceptance of diversity, it was this one sentence that summed up his optimism about the continent.

Aga Khan to visit Calgary in May 2018-04-23

The Aga Khan Steven Senne / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Source: 
calgary Herald

Members of Calgary’s Ismaili Muslim community are preparing for a visit from the Aga Khan next month.
The spiritual leader will be in Calgary from May 9 to 11 as part of a visit to Canada to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee anniversary.

The Aga Khan will visit Ottawa from May 1 to 4, including attending a dinner at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General, and will also visit Vancouver as part of the trip.

Volunteer Tasneem Rahim said the visit to Alberta is “a very significant occasion for Canada and the community.”

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The essential goal of global development has been to create and sustain effective nation states – coherent societies that are well governed, economically self-sustaining, equitable in treating their peoples, peaceful amongst themselves, and sensitive to their impact on planetary sustainability.

His Highness the Aga Khan to visit Canada to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the Aga Khan on Parliament Hill on May 17, 2016.

Canada congratulates His Highness the Aga Khan, on his Diamond Jubilee. The Aga Khan will visit Canada to celebrate this anniversary.

While in Ottawa from May 1 to 4, 2018, His Highness will attend a dinner at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General. The Aga Khan will then continue his visit to Canada, travelling to other parts of the country, including Vancouver and Calgary.

Holy Imam Hasan Ala-Zikrihis-salam

Our 23rd Holy Imam Hasan Ala Zikrihis-Salam was born in 506 A.H. in Alamut. He ascended to the throne of Imamat in 557 A.H. In this year the Chief Dai Muhammad bin Kiya Buzurg Umid passed away. The Hukumat of Alamut was now also conducted by the Imam. During his Imamat, During his Imamat, the day "Idd-ul-Qayam" was announced wherein the Imam declared to the whole world that he was the true Imam of the Time.

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Pluralism means people of diverse backgrounds and interests coming together in organizations of varying types and goals, for different kinds and forms of creative expression

President Uhuru and The Aga Khan announce new project for Nairobi residents 2018-04-14

His Highness the Aga Khan signs protocols with Kenyan Government in Nairobi, Kenya 2018-04-14
Source: 
hivisasa.com

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met with his Highness the Aga Khan and discussed a project that will be implemented at Nairobi's City Park.

Speaking at State House on Friday, Uhuru stated that the initiative was geared towards enhancing the quality of life of Nairobi residents.

According to a statement released by State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu the project is set to restore Nairobi City Park to its past glory as the "Green Jewel ofNairobi".

Aga Khan is the current Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

Aga Khan in Nairobi for Diamond Jubilee

The spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims was received by Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma.  2018-04-12

His Highness the Aga Khan has arrived in Kenya at the invitation of the State.

The spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims was received by Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma and leaders from his community as well as the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

He is expected to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
The Aga Khan’s arrival is part of celebrations to mark his Diamond Jubilee, 60 years since his accession to his role of spiritual leadership.

The year-long celebration commenced on July 11, last year.

Divers find 'priceless' hoard of gold coins off Israel's Mediterranean coast

A scuba diver holds some of the gold coins recently found on the seabed in the ancient harbour in the Israeli town of Caesarea.
Source: 
theguardian.com & nationalgeographic.com

Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast – about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said on Tuesday.

“The largest treasure of gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient harbour in Caesarea,” the authority said in a statement.

President Reagan, Prince Hussain & his goldfish

Letter from Prince Hussain to President Ronald Reagan of the USA in 1985

President Reagan, Prince Hussain & his goldfish

In the 1980s, when President Reagan was about to hold his first ever meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in Switzerland, the President was staying at a fine residence outside Geneva on the shore of Lake Geneva. The villa belonged to Prince Karim Aga Khan. The Prince, the Begum and their three children, Princess Zahra and her brothers Prince Rahim and Prince Hussain, had moved out so that the President could use the house.

Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston 2018-03-21

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat
Source: 
the.ismaili

awlana Hazar Imam confirmed plans to build a high-profile centre in Houston on 22 March during his final Mulaqat of the USA Diamond Jubilee visit. He went on to say that the process of selecting architects is already underway with guidance from Hazar Imam’s brother Prince Amyn.
President of the Ismaili Council for the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, commented, “We are immensely grateful to Mawlana Hazar Imam as this Centre, representing our ethics and values, will serve as an ambassadorial building furthering community connection and dialogue.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston 2018-03-21

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat
Source: 
the.ismaili

awlana Hazar Imam confirmed plans to build a high-profile centre in Houston on 22 March during his final Mulaqat of the USA Diamond Jubilee visit. He went on to say that the process of selecting architects is already underway with guidance from Hazar Imam’s brother Prince Amyn.
President of the Ismaili Council for the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, commented, “We are immensely grateful to Mawlana Hazar Imam as this Centre, representing our ethics and values, will serve as an ambassadorial building furthering community connection and dialogue.”

Chowk Wazir Khan — the revival of a 17th century wonder

Chowk Wazir Khan in Lahore, Pakistan a 17th century wonder
Source: 
dailytimes.com.pk

You all must be familiar with the jewel of Lahore, the Wazir Khan Mosque, but have you ever noticed the beauty of its outer quad, the chowk?

Aga Khan expresses interest to invest in Tanzania’s pharmaceutical industry

His Highness the Aga Khan meeting with His Excellency President of the United Republic of Tanzania John P. Magufuli. AKDN / Zahu
Source: 
thecitizen.co.tz

n Summary
The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Charles Mwijage said on Wednesday 4 April that the government was planning to work closely with the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in ensuring that the planned investment is realised.

Dar es Salaam — His Highness the Aga Khan has shown interest to invest in Tanzania's Pharmaceutical industry, a cabinet minister has revealed.

Pir Sayyed Islamdin

Our 20th Holy Pir Islamdin was born in the Iranian city of Subzwar in A.H 516 on the 21st day of the month of Zilhaj. He served as Ismaili Pir for 25 years.and passed away in A.H. 575. He had three sons - Sayyed Abdul Hadi, Sayyed Jalaludin and Sayyed Salahuddin.

Hazrat Mowlana Imam Muhtadi

Our 21st Holy Imam Muhtadi was born in the Ismaili fort of Lamastar in Iran. His complete name was Imam Muhtadi al-Mehdi ala-Zikrihisalam. He ascended to the throne of Imamat in A.H. 530. At this time the Chief Dai was Muhammad bin Kiya Buzurg Umid

Aga Khan-owned thoroughbred Vazirabad tops turf race at Dubai World Cup 2018-03-31

Vazirabad (Fr) sets a new track record when winning his third G2 Dubai Gold Cup.
Source: 
xinhuanet.com

DUBAI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- French thoroughbred Vazirabad won the 3,200 meter turf race known as the Dubai Gold Cup at the Meydan hippodrome, beating 15 competitors for the third time with a track record of three minutes and 17.92 seconds here on Saturday.

Ridden by jockey Christophe Soumillon and trained by Alain De Royer-Dupre, Vazirabad won ahead of its British rivals Sheikh Zayed Road and Rare Rhythm.
Vazirabad is owned by British national His Highness Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 25 million global members of Isma'ilism, a community with within Shia Islam.

Rowe: The Aga Khan’s visit to Houston reminds us that a pluralist society begins in the classroom 2018-03-23

The Aga Khan arrived Sunday in Sugar Land to begin his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.  2018-03-18
Source: 
www.houstonchronicle.com

In our increasingly globalized world, it is a pluralist cosmopolitan society that thrives. This is a society that recognizes and affirms diversity from within, and not only accepts those differences, but seeks to understand and learn from them.


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