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2005-05-(18-21) Ottawa

2004, May 21: He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift. The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

Lost Dhow exhibition illuminates China's historical trade prowess 2015-01-29

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route.
Xinhua News Agency

TORONTO, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's active role in cross- cultural exchange and trade in the 9th century is explored here in The Lost Dhow exhibition that runs until April 26, 2015.

The new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto plays host to the extraordinary exhibition of artifacts from a 9th-century Arab dhow, which was discovered in 1998 at the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the western Java Sea.

H.H. the Aga khan Speech at the Gold medal Presentation 2013-11-27

His Highness the Aga Khan IV

President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,
Madame Clarkson
Distinguished Guests
Ladies & Gentlemen

Monsieur le Président, je voudrais vous remercier pour l’honneur que votre institut me fait aujourd’hui. Je remercie Monsieur Baird de m’avoir nommé pour recevoir ce prix si prestigieux et de ces paroles élogieuses.

Talaf karde ma umre khud ilahi dar guzar azma -

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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ceremony Conferring the Honorary Doctorate at the University of Ottawa 2012-01-13

Hazar Imam at University of Ottawa 2012-01-13


Chancellor Labelle
President Rock
Distinguished Guests

Permettez-moi d'exprimer avant toute chose ma profonde reconnaissance pour l'insigne honneur que vous me faites.

Sheru wali e khuda shah salamun alay - 1999

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Khudawanda tu sultane karimi - 1999

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Khudawanda tu sultane karimi - 1999

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Har chand ke man dar nazar - 1999

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Guzinam quran ast tu dine muhammad - 1999

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Baz ba aini wahdatam az dame Murtaza Ali - 1999

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Bahare dile dostare ali - 1999

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Ay moqtadaa - ay waqt Imamay Zamaanay maa - 1999

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Awal az hamde khuda farde aqbar ya Imam - 1999

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Speech given by Prince Sadruddin , excerpt - 1975-04-22

As we meet here tonight, a deeply moving occasion for me, my thoughts turned first of all to my late Beloved Father who would have been so encouraged to see such a large gathering of Ismailis concentrated in a new land where they have never been before and as I think of my Late Father, I am greatly encouraged by the strength, the resilience, the tremendous ability to adapt, that all of you here have shown in settling in this great, this wonderful country.

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