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Clas of Ignorance

Let me only submit that educational systems on both sides have failed mightily in this regard – and so have some religious institutions. That – at this time in human history – the Judeo Christian and Muslim societies should know so little about one another never ceases to astonish – to stun – and to pain me.

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The United States’ position as a world leader, in my view grows directly out of its accomplishments as a Knowledge Society - and this Knowledge - rightly applied - can continue to be a resource of enormous global value.

Interview - THE RULER WITHOUT A KINGDOM = Sunday Times

The Imam's word on the Faith is taken as an absolute rule. Every Ismaili is expected to accept it. The Community always follows very closely the personal way of thinking of the Imam. It's one of the particularities of Ismailis. An Ismaili who did not obey My word in matters of Faith, would not be excommunicated, he would still be a Muslim. He simply would no longer be a member of the Jamath

I have been the bearer of the "NOOR" a word which means "The Light"

Since My grand-father, the last Aga Khan, died, I have been the bearer of the "NOOR" a word which means "The Light" The NOOR has been handed down in direct descent from the Prophet. But My work and responsibilities overflow into the practical side of life
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Of the Abrahamic faiths, Islam is probably the one that places the greatest emphasis on knowledge.

Of the Abrahamic faiths, Islam is probably the one that places the greatest emphasis on knowledge. The purpose is to understand God’s creation, and therefore it is a faith which is eminently logical. Islam is a faith of reason.

Respect for press freedom

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Respect for press freedom, it seems to me, grows out of a respect for pluralism as a cornerstone of peace and progress. Pluralism implies a readiness to listen to many voices - whether we agree with them or not - and a readiness to embrace a rich diversity of cultures.

Spirited debate, intelligent inquiry, informed criticism, principled disagreement - these

Spirited debate, intelligent inquiry, informed criticism, principled disagreement - these
qualities must continue to characterize a healthy media sector

But sometimes more information – in and of itself - can also mean more misinformation

But sometimes more information – in and of itself - can also mean
more misinformation, more confusion, more manipulation, more superficial snapshots of
events, lacking nuance, lacking context, or hiding agendas.

In my life, the two moments which contributed most dramatically to this condition were the fall of the British and French coloni

In my life, the two moments which contributed most dramatically to this condition were the fall of the British and French colonial empires after World War II - and then the disintegration of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European empire two decades ago

Some may ask if preserving the material evidence of our past influences the future positively, helps us live together in peace,

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Some may ask if preserving the material evidence of our past influences the future positively, helps us live together in peace, and improve the quality of life.

I believe the answer is a confident yes. But there is a paradox.

In Islam, the Holy Koran says that man is God’s noblest creation to whom he has entrusted the

In Islam, the Holy Koran says that man is God’s noblest creation to whom he has entrusted the
stewardship of all that is on earth. Each generation must leave for its successors a wholesome and
sustainable social and physical environment

Not only can we transport ourselves in a few hours to any spot on the planet, we can also transport our words and our values

Not only can we transport ourselves in a few hours to any spot on the planet, we can also transport our words and our values, our songs and our dreams, our newspapers and our films, our money and our credit, our books and even our libraries to any part of the world — in a fraction of a second

Indeed, the revelation of Islam - my faith - looks upon freedom from hunger, provision of appropriate shelter and clothing, secu

Indeed, the revelation of Islam - my faith - looks upon freedom from hunger, provision of appropriate shelter and clothing, security against fear for one's safety, good health, learning and wisdom, and generation of wealth as a blessing to strive for, and to share in the creation of an equitable order of peace and harmony.

This confirms a universal tendency. Whatever their faiths or value systems, the primary, daily concern of peoples everywhere is

This confirms a universal tendency. Whatever their faiths or value systems, the primary, daily concern of peoples everywhere is their quality of life.

Some may ask if preserving the material evidence of our past influences the future positively, helps us live together in peace,

Some may ask if preserving the material evidence of our past influences the future positively, helps us live together in peace, and improve the quality of life.

I believe the answer is a confident yes. But there is a paradox.

Islam is not a faith of pain

Islam is not a faith of pain. It is not a pain of suffering. It is a faith in which the individual who is happy in his life thanks God for that blessing

Today in the Occident, the Muslim world is deeply misunderstood by most. The West knows little about its diversity, about the re

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Today in the Occident, the Muslim world is deeply misunderstood by most. The West knows little about its diversity, about the religion or the principles which unite it, about its brilliant past or its recent trajectory through history.

If you travel the developing world, you see poverty is the driver of tragic despair

If you travel the developing world, you see poverty is the driver of tragic despair, and there is the possibility that any means out will be taken,” he says in a telephone interview from Paris. By assisting the poor through business, he says, “we are developing protection against extremism

Building capacity for moral reasoning and moral judgement is a goal that appears in the foundation documents of many of the wor

Building capacity for moral reasoning and moral judgement is a goal that appears in the foundation documents of many of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities. For a number of reasons, I worry that insufficient attention is being paid to the development of these important capabilities and that the situation may worsen in the years ahead.


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