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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 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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Firstly, the educated mother is better informed on health, education, hygiene and nutrition, and hence provides a better environment for her children - 2000-02-08

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An educated mother passes on education to her children, thus improving the child's academic performance and professional prospects - 2000-02-08

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I've always been amazed that the women who endure the most adverse conditions, in this world, very seldom ask for help - 1998-04-05

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We must make it acceptable for a woman to have a career, and turn education into income - 2000-02-08

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A society which fails to educate its women and which hampers their development, is ultimately wasting fifty percent of its most precious resource - 1998-04-05

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As our societal morales change, women marry and have children later, thus leaving them more time to develop professional careers. - 2000-02-08

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A society whose women are educated is a dignified society and one to be proud of - 1998-04-05

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Furthermore, since the advances of modern medicine enable us to live longer and healthier lives, a woman whose children have grown up and left home still has many active and productive years ahead - 2000-02-08

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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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