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Speech (English translation) by Hazar Imam during visit to Ivory Coast 1998-03-04

Hazar Imam at the signing of agreements between AKDN and Ivory Coast  1998-03-04
Source: 
ismaili.net

Your words of praise, Mr President, touch me very much as I have received the warm welcome that has been given to me.

It is indeed with deep gratitude that I have accepted the invitation of the President of the Republic and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire to return to this beautiful country so hospitable and so remarkable for the harmony in which its people live, and which has the pleasure of also benefiting the small Ismaili Community since the very first years of Independence.

President Senghor hosted a Dinner in honour of Hazar Imam in Dakar, Senegal 1968-03-

Hazar Imam with President Senghor of Senegal  1968-03-20
Source: 
ismaili.net

This is a translation of the speech made by President Senghor when proposing the health of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at the dinner given in his honour on Monday evening at the Presidential Palace, as reported in Dakar Matin, 20th March 1968.

Prince,

We are particularly happy to receive you in Dakar on an official visit because you are a friend known to us for a long time, because you are a leader of the Muslim religion and finally because you are a modern gentleman.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan III "Material Intelligence and Spiritual Enlightenment" 1955-02-20

H.H. The Aga Khan III Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah K.C.B.E.
Source: 
institute of Ismaili Studies

Material Intelligence and Spiritual Enlightenment
An Address at the Platinum Jubilee Ceremony

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan

February 20, 1955 Cairo, Egypt

Speech at the Prince Aly Khan Boys' Academy 1970-02-08

Hazar Imam with Begum Salimah
Source: 
Ismaili Mirror

"I have been most impressed during this short visit, not only with the excellent maintenance of the buildings, but even more so with the appearance of all the children and with the intelligent care and guidance they are receiving. Bravo to All." In the afternoon, His Royal Highness accompanied by Princess Salimah drove to the Prince Aly Khan Boys' Academy at Malir to perform the opening ceremony of the Academy established by the Ismailia Youth Services in memory of Hazar Imam's illustrious father the late Prince Aly S. Khan.

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Civic Reception held in Karachi 1970-02-09

Aga Khan Gymkhana, Karachi
Source: 
Ismaili Mirror

Let me here and now publicly reaffirm the Ismailia Community's decision to build for Karachi a really first class Medical and Nurses' Training College, attached to the finest hospital which modern science can devise.

Speech by Hazar Imam to the Teachers of Gymkhana School, Karachi 1970-02-09

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
Ismaili Mirror

HIS HIGHNESS ADDRESSES THE TEACHERS OF GYMKHANA SCHOOL

"Are there any problems which you want to raise with me? I haven't got much time, what I mean I'd rather hear what your problems are than make any form of address. Is there anyone who wants to raise any particular problem?......Pause......Are there no problems that you wish to discuss at this stage?'

Maulana Hazar Imam's Auspicious Message to Ismailis 1945-07-24

Message to Africa Ismailis from Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah
Source: 
ISMAILI publication Bombay Sunday 16 September 1945. Vol: XXII

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika
24th July, 1945

"In place of various messages read at present daily, bi-weekly, weekly and monthly, only following special message to be read once every week all over Africa to spiritual children after prayers"

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the luncheon at Vancouver Hotel during the foundation of the Burnaby Jamat Khana 1983-07-26

1982 Vancouver.jpg
Source: 
Calgary Crescent (Chandraat publication) by Ismailia Assoc for Canada

July 26, 1982
SPEECH BY HAZAR IMAM IN VANCOUVER

Your Honour,
The Honorable Senator Perrault,
The Honorable Mrs. Grace McCarthy,
Deputy Premier of British Columbia,
His Worship, The Mayor of Vancouver,
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
One of the advantages of coming at the end of a long list of speakers is that everybody wants you to stop speaking.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at Hotel Vancouver 1983-04-22

Hazar Imam speaking at the Vancouver Hotel Luncheon  1983-04-22
Source: 
ismaili.net

Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada
April 22, 1983

(During Hazar Imam's Silver Jubilee visit to the Canadian Jamats, a banquet was held in His honour in Vancouver. A plaque was presented to Hazar Imam by the Deputy Premier which "symbolized the love and support and the appreciation of the citizens of British Columbia." The Mayor of Vancouver in his welcome address also announced that this day had been declared "Ismaili Day")

Hazar Imam then made the following speech.

LIVING SEA - photo essay by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Prince Hussain seen with brother Prince Rahim Aga Khan
Source: 
focusedonnature.org

I would like to ABSOLUTELY thank Marta, who has been amazing and inspiring… encouraging and unbelievably supportive throughout.
And for giving me a platform and outreach capacity I never dreamed I might have.

It is such an immense honor for me to be here today… And it always feels like so many other people are more deserving, have been doing
this for longer and are more technically competent.

Never in my life did I dream I would become a wildlife photographer – despite spending hundreds of hours as a child looking at

Speech by Prince Hussain Aga Khan at the EAT Forum, Stockhold 2019-06-13

Prince Hussain speaking at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019
Source: 
eatforum.org

Prince Hussain Aga Khan held a beautiful speech on the main stage during EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019 to bring awareness to the endangered species living in our oceans. Since the age of five, he has been a fan of the ocean and everything connected to it.

At 14, Prince Hussain Aga Khan started scuba diving, and by exploring the deep wide blue he developed a keen interest in conservation. He started traveling to the tropics frequently at secondary school and began taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.

Focused On Nature

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad THE UNIQUE TECHNICAL REVOLUTION 1964-12-23

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
ismaili.net

I am grateful and honoured by your kind invitation to me to-night, and I am sincerely thankful to you for having given me this occasion to meet the industrial and business elite of this historical and beautiful city.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre in Dubai 2003-12-13

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Source: 
akdn.org

Saturday, 13th December 2003
BISMI-LLAHI-R-RAHAMANI-R-RAHIM
Your Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am deeply honoured by your presence this morning.

The Clarion Call

Prince Hussain Aga Khan moved the crowd to tears with his poetry-like speech at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019.
Source: 
eatforum.org

Prince Hussain Aga Khan held a beautiful speech on the main stage during EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019 to bring awareness to the endangered species living in our oceans. Since the age of five, he has been a fan of the ocean and everything connected to it.

At 14, Prince Hussain Aga Khan started scuba diving, and by exploring the deep wide blue he developed a keen interest in conservation. He started traveling to the tropics frequently at secondary school and began taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.

Focused On Nature

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the foundation ceremony of the first purpose built Jamatkhana in Lisbon 1996-12-18

Hazar Imam laying the foundation stone of Lisbon Jamatkhana with the President of Portugal
Source: 
ismaili.net

Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of the Centro Ismaili Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday, December 18th, 1996

Your Excellency, Mr President of the Republic
Your Excellency, the Representative of the President of Parliament
Your Excellency, the Representative of His Excellency the Prime Minister
Your Worship, the Mayor of the City of Lisbon
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests.

We are all, Mr President, deeply honoured by your presence here today at an occasion that is as significant as it is historic for the Ismaili Muslims worldwide and for myself.

Speech by Hazar Imam at His 80th Birthday Party at Aiglemont 2016-12-16

Hazar Imam at His 80th Birthday celebrations at Aiglemont with His family and members of the L.I.F.
Source: 
ismaili.net

Members of My family, members of the Jamat, this is a uniquely happy occasion in My life. And as you can tell I am a little emotional. But then who isn't when you reach the revered age of eighty. So I am there, but I feel I as though I am 40. Thanks to you. .

This has been a very, very happy occasion for Me and I would like to thank everyone who has participated in making this event happen.

Speech by Prince Aly S. Khan to the Council for Islamic Affairs, New York 1958-05-27

Prince Aly Salomone Khan
Source: 
Read and Know No.19

Islam – A Liberating Force

Speech by Prince Aly S. Khan to The Council of Islamic Affairs, New York
May 27, 1958

It is one of the paradoxes of history that the West, and the Islamic world which have so many beliefs and values in common, should have lived in antagonism for centuries. When we consider the great contribution of the Islamic peoples to modern Western civilization, particularly in the realm of scientific enquiry, philosophic thought and mysticism, wherein the religious spirit is lifted to the sublime, the paradox of conflict becomes all the more striking

Speech by Princess Zahra at Institutional Dinner in Karachi 2017-12-26

Princess Zahra speaking at the Dinner for the AKU Board of Trustees  2017-12-26
Source: 
the.ismaili video

Speech by Princess Zahra at the Dinner organized by the National Council of Pakistan for the AKU Board of Trustees

Coming out of the last two days, I was actually on the phone with my brother this evening and Rahim and I were saying who could have guessed when we were 14 and 15 in 1985 where AKU would be today and what this institution has become.

Speech by the Governor of Sindh on the occasion of the Convocation of the Aga Khan University 1996-11-23

1996 AKU Convocation with the Governor of Sindh
Source: 
ismaili.net

Your Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
Honourable Chief Minister of Sindh
Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees
Faculty Members
Graduating Students
and Distinguished Guests

Assalam-o-Alaikum,

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the AKU
Source: 
ismaili.net

H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazar Imam attended the inauguration of the first Professional Development Centre of the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development. Hazar Imam in His remarks that poor educational quality was 'a profound problem, one that cruelly fetters the development of this country and many others'

November 18, 1994

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Karachi, Pakistan


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