April 12 - ...As many of you know, I was studying in the United States when I succeeded my grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, as Imam in 1957. My ties here thus go back to the very beginning of my Imamat... [Full Speech]
2008, July 2-4: His Highness the Aga Khan In United Kingdom for a Golden Jubilee Visit. The Prime Minister met with the Aga Khan, where they discussed the cooperation between the Government and the Aga Khan Development Network. The Queen personally honoured the Aga Khan with a private banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday to mark his golden jubilee as the leader of the world's 15 million Ismaeli Muslims. H. H. the Aga Khan met with followers at a Darbar confirmed on the 5th of July. [More] TESTIMONIES AND SPEECHES see our [Forum section.] [More in New Heritage Site]
April 15 - (CNN) -The leaders of three world religions will be visiting the United States this week, and although the media spotlight is focused on Pope Benedict XVI and the Dalai Lama, thousands of Ismaili Muslims are celebrating a rare U.S. tour by the Aga Khan. The Aga Khan says a 'clash of ignorance' has led to friction between Islam and the West. The Aga Khan doesn't exactly fit the image that may be expected for the spiritual leader of 20 million Ismaili Muslims across the world; he usually wears a suit and tie. But his followers see him as the final authority on interpreting the Quran.
2008, July 8: His Highness the Aga Khan In United Kingdom for a Golden Jubilee Visit - [More] [Forum section.] [Photo]
2008, April 23-30: H.H. The Aga Khan is starting a one week official tour of Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Senegal up to the end of April 2008. The purpose of this visit is to meet Government officials, to discuss Cultural and Development projects and strenghten institutional capacity in the region.. For dates and events on this subject click here. H.H. The Aga Khan has arrived this 23rd April 2008 in Mali with Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya.
2008, July 10: Portugal visit of H.H. The Aga Khan for Golden Jubilee from 10th to 14th July 2008.[Photos and News of the visit]
2008, April 24: Prince Karim Aga Khan, a billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of some 20 million Muslims worldwide, stressed the importance of education in the age of globalization in Atlanta as he helped the International Baccalaureate celebrate its 40th anniversary. [More with Video]
2008, September 7: The Syrian Satellite TV showed a 30-minute interview with Mawlana Hazar Imam on Sunday 7th September 2008 at 13:40 GMT. The Syrian TV is available on these satellites: Hot bird: frequency: 12380 27500 3/4 (V) / Arab sat: frequency: 12054 27500 3/4 (V) / Nile sat: frequency:11823 27500 3/4 (V) / The interview was recorded during Hazar Imam's visit to Syria last month. Click here for full Interview!
2007, July 20: 'His Highness the Aga Khan is celebrating 50 years on the throne. As part of the celebrations, we have decided to carry out several free malaria treatment clinics to benefit people who can't access medication,' Nazeem explained. [New Vision]
2007, October 27:His Highness The Aga Khan visited Abu Dhabi and met with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. [WAM 1] [WAM 2] [Photos]
April 15 - The University of Texas has established a five-year exchange agreement with Aga Khan University in Pakistan. The agreement will expand UTeach-Liberal Arts' Muslim Histories and Cultures Program, a training program for Texas high school teachers. [San Antonio]
2007, July 20: The 20,000-strong community in Dubai will celebrate the anniversary in a series of events and the inauguration of several cultural and educational centres, a representative of the Ismaili community in Dubai told Gulf News. [Gulf News]
2007, November 20:His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader (Imam) of the Ismaili Muslims, praised Mozambique as a model of successful post-conflict development and hailed the country's economic performance and tenacity in overcoming difficulties. [Press Release] [Speech] [Article] [Article 2] [ Forum Mozambique]
April 12 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Texas Governor Rick Perry today hailed a landmark agreement between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a move towards narrowing the gap between the West and Islam and towards bridging the gulf between the industrialised countries and the developing world. [Press Release] [Texas Gala Photos]
2007, July 20: The ismailis in Mombasa celebrate with speeches, parades and music. [Coast Week]
2008, May 23: [The New Nation] Prince Karim Aga Khan, left here yesterday afternoon for home ending his four-day visit to Bangladesh. Adviser for Foreign Affairs Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury saw him off at the VVIP terminal of the Zia International Airport.Aga Khan placed a wreath at the National Monument for unknown martyrs soon after his arrival in Dhaka paying homage to their memories. He held meetings with Finance Adviser Dr A B Mirza Azizul Islam, Foreign Adviser Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Education Adviser Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman and Religious Affairs Adviser A F Hassan Ariff.
2007, August 12: His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrives in the country today to begin a 12-day official visit of the East African region.
The Nation (Nairobi)
13 August 2007
East Africa: Aga Khan Arrives for Tour of Region
The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Nairobi yesterday for the first leg of a 12-day official visit to East Africa.
The plane carrying the Aga Khan landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 5 pm to a red carpet reception by the Government.
2007, July 4: On July 11, 2007, Karim Aga Khan IV will celebrate his golden jubilee: fifty years with the head of an empire which is also one of the most effective networks of development of planet. [L'Express]
2007, August 16: The works and achievements of the influential spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims have long been baffling to categorize. But as this rather enigmatic figurehead pays an official visit to East Africa the results of his work in rural development, education and healthcare on the continent are sparking interest. [CNN][Tanzania visit: 82 exclusive photos here][Zanzibar visit - 80 exclusive photos - here!][Uganda - Bujagali Power Plant Foundation Ceremony - 137 exclusive photos - here!]
2007, July 8: Ismaili Muslim community is ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ascension to the Imamat of their spiritual leader, the Aga Khan. While the actual anniversary will be marked all over the world on July 11th, events are planned throughout the year. 'As our spiritual leader, his role is to interpret the faith and to advance the well-being of the Ismaili community from both a spiritual and a worldly aspect and improve the quality of life of the societies in which Ismailis live.' [Calgary Herald] [Star Telegram] [The Province] [The Province]