Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada and the Ismaili community are bonded by shared values of tolerance, compassion, community service and, especially devotion to pluralism.
His comments are contained in a special message to the Arusha Ismaili reunion taking place in Toronto from July 30 to August 1 this year.
In the attached defenses, the defendants affirm to being devoted followers who will unconditionally abide by the wishes of the Aga Khan, whom they glorify in their defense. They also set out to establish that this lawsuit is not actually filed by the Aga Khan, but instead has been fraudulently initiated by someone close to him in his secretariat.
As part of his effort to improve US relations with Muslims in East Africa and throughout the world, President Barack Obama is hosting an entrepreneurship summit this week designed to encourage grassroots economic development that can lead to political reforms.
Four Kenyans are among more than 200 mostly Muslim delegates from 50 countries invited to the event taking place in Washington on Monday and Tuesday. Including AKU Board Trustee Yusuf Keshavjee.
2009, October 12: H.H. the Aga Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan today from Tajikistan. The Aga Khan's visit to the Kyrgyz Republic will focus on new initiatives in financial services, poverty alleviation, education and culture. While in Kyrgyzstan the highest guest is expected to meet with President Kurmanbek Bakiev, Prime Minister Igor Chudinov, Foreign Minister Kadyrbek Sarbaev and Finance Minister Marat Sultanov to discuss the impact of the global recession on local economies as well as issues of regional stability, in particular, Afghanistan. [More on this visit]
2009, October 14: Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan - Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of the Aga Khan Development Network and spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, arrived here Tuesday. He was received by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira.The Aga Khan is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss matters of mutual interest including economic and social development of the country. [More on this visit]
2009, October 28 - This wednesday TV program on France 3 - 20:35 Des Racines et des Ailes with special guest: H.H. The Aga Khan and Erik Orsenna. They are going to have more programs including one on Forodhani Parc and other projects of AKDN in Zanzibar. More on France 3
2009, October 30: Prince Rahim Aga Khan delivered a speech during the Public Private Partnership Conference that took place in Syria between 30 October and 1st November 2009. The conference is organized by the British-Syrian Association in cooperation with the Office of Deputy Prime Minister. According to conference programme, Prince Rahim delivered his keynote address around 9:00am on Saturday 31st October.
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2010, january 20: The Aga Khan University Hospital plans to set up a heart and cancer centre in Kenya by the end of the year. The centre, the first of its kind in the region, will provide medical treatment for heart ailments and cancers, the university's president, Mr Firoz Rasul, announced on Wednesday. This is only part of their expansion agenda, which Mr Rasul said, is expected to cost more than $700 million (Sh52.5 billion). Besides offering treatment, Mr Rasul said the centre would also train specialists in cardiac diseases and cancer.
2010, March 18-19:The Pan Africa media conference , in Nairobi, will bring together prominent personalities in media, business, governments, civil society, and academia across the world. Some of the 40 eminent guests lined up to grace the event include the Aga Khan, Nobel laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, former South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki, telecom investor Mo Ibrahim, and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. The conference key theme is Reflections on the past, present, and prospects for the future. Thursday 18th March 2010 - 8.30 am - 9.45am - Opening Ceremony Programme - H.H.
2008.March 21: : According to Chitral News issue of this day, Spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community, H. H. Prince Karim Aga Khan is likely to visit Chitral and Northern Areas, later next month tentatively, it was learnt from sources here. The visit would be in connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of his Imamat. The Aga Khan would also call on the President and Prime minister of Pakistan to discuss matters of mutual interest. (CN report).
2008, May 19-23: Prince Aga Khan,arrives Dhaka today on a four-day state visit. Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed will receive him at Zia International airport. He will visit National Memorial at Savar and attend a state banquet at Hotel Sonargaon today. He will also host diplomatic reception and Imamat banquet at the same venue tomorrow. Prince Aga Khan will lay the foundation of the Aga Khan Academy at Basundhara tomorrow and the permanent Jamatkhana of the community on May 21.
Thursday, 7 May 2009 -Lisbon, Portugal: Prince Aga Khan coming in Portugal for meeting with the Foreign Minister Luis Amado and the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, D. José Policarpo. On this occasion an agreement will be signed on religion, education and culture, to be followed by a working lunch. In the afternoon, Prince Aga Khan will be honored at the Academy of Sciences. mne.gov.pt - aeiou.expresso.pt [More]
April 12 - On Thursday, April 17, 2008 Atlanta will welcome His Highness Prince Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 15 million Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The Aga Khan, at the invitation of Governor Purdue, will visit Atlanta as a part of four city visit he is undertaking to celebrate his Golden Jubilee, the 50th year as the Imam. He will be in Atlanta for three days following his visits to San Antonio, Los Angeles and Chicago. His visit will witness the gathering of over 25,000 of his followers from over 30 countries.
2008, May 20: Prince Rahim Aga Khan visiting Madagascar [More] [NewsClips]
Berlin, Germany, 15 May 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Berlin yesterday for a two-day official visit to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul. More
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.