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There are three professions in the developing world which are undervalued: the first is nursing, the second is education and the

There are three professions in the developing world which are undervalued: the first is nursing, the second is education and the third is journalism; and yet all those professions are critical for the development of a quality civil society

The day we no longer know how, nor have the time nor the faith, to bow in prayer to Allah because the human soul that He has tol

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The day we no longer know how, nor have the time nor the faith, to bow in prayer to Allah because the human soul that He has told us is eternal, is no longer of sufficient importance to us to be worthy of an hour of our daily working, profit seeking time, will be a sunless day of despair.

I can say to you today that the potential power of Islamic cultures is such that the Ummah is capable of achieving global recogn

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I can say to you today that the potential power of Islamic cultures is such that the Ummah is capable of achieving global recognition for its amazing heritage of unique spaces and buildings.

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Many of the Mughal rulers, perhaps most of them, were also exceptional leaders in the acumen and insight which they brought to their leadership roles. They were statesmen who would have excelled in any time

Aga Khan University Convocation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2015-02-24

The most important point is the multiplier effect that you can have as you pass along your skills and your standards 2015-02-24

Aga Khan University Convocation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A respect for diversity – a welcoming, cosmopolitan ethic – has been a hallmark of this heritage – an increasingly relevant legacy in the emerging “borderless” world 2015-02-24

Hadith of Prophet Muhammad

All actions are judged by their motivations

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The more I think about this matter, the more I am persuaded that one of the critical barriers to progress is the way in which governing processes occur. - 2012-01-13

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The so-called Arab Spring has brought special attention to this challenge - illustrating that it is easier to rally people in opposition to a particular government than to forge agreement about new governing processes - 2012-01-13

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One risk of decentralization is that it can place more decision-making power into the hands of communities that have had less access to education and governing experience, and less exposure to national and global issues - 2012-01-13

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The history of constitutions can be seen, as an oscillation between the two poles of centralization and diffusion - 2012-01-13

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In my experience, a country's standing in our contemporary world is no longer recognised by what it can achieve for itself, but by what it can do for others - 2012-01-13

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The female contribution to the economy could also have an enormous impact if women were encouraged to achieve the full scope of their potential productivity. - 1998-04-05

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Antagonism between genders cannot be creative or productive, it can only detract from the process of building for societal development - 2000-02-08

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Entrepreneurial activity provides income, income provides security, and when necessary, independence - 1998-04-05

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Every one of us can take part in this process by ensuring that the basic rights of man are also the basic rights of women. - 1998-04-05

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