Welcome to F.I.E.L.D.- the First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database. Guests are not required to login during this beta-testing phase

Canada

INTERVIEW: The Aga Khan’s world view - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 07.jpg
Source: 
The Globe and Mail | World

‘I’d like to see Canada more vigorous,’ he says in a Globe interview covering everything from Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan to the importance of pluralist societies

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and renowned philanthropist, spoke to The Globe and Mail Friday in a conversation that ranged from the prospects for Afghanistan to his profound admiration of Canadian pluralism.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 08.jpg
Source: 
AKDN.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,
Madame Clarkson,
Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by expressing my profound appreciation for the great honour which this country has paid to me today by extending this generous gift of Honorary Canadian Citizenship.

I have been deeply moved by your gracious gesture — which I also regard as a tribute to the institution of the Ismaili Imamat, which I represent. It is a significant recognition of the values which our community of faith shares with the people of Canada.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 04

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) view a model of the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 04
Source: 
Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 06

His Highness the Aga Khan speaks during the foundation ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 06
Source: 
Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 01

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) arrive for the foundation ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their park in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 01
Source: 
Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 03

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) view a model of the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 03
Source: 
Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 05

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) view a model of Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 05
Source: 
Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 02

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) unveil the commemorative plaque for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan at Foundation Ceremony 02
Source: 
Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

Blog entry by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: A day of pride for Canada’s Ismailis - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan and Ignatieff 01.jpg
Source: 
www.liberal.ca

For the more than 70,000 Ismaili Muslims here in Canada, the foundation ceremony for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre today is a fitting tribute to the man who has done so much to further our understanding of Islamic art and culture – and who continues to work tirelessly on humanitarian projects around the world.

This man is a visionary. Small wonder that he and Trudeau became so close over the years, a friendship that really began when Canada welcomed thousands of Ismaili Muslims fleeing Idi Amin’s Uganda back in 1972.

VIDEO: CBC News Coverage - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28 Toronto - CBC - Aga Khan Receives Hon Citizenship 01.jpg.jpg
Source: 
CBC.ca Video

The Aga Khan, head of the world's Ismaili Muslim community, was in Toronto to break ground for the construction of the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and he also received Honourary Citizenship of Canada, an Honour greater than the Order of Canada.

Watch the video at the CBC website:
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/ID=1506981949

Backgrounder: Honourary citizenship bestowed upon his Highness the Aga Khan - 2010-05-28

Office of the Prime Minister.gif
Source: 
www.pm.gc.ca

On June 19, 2009, on the advice of the Government of Canada, the House of Commons voted to bestow Honourary Canadian Citizenship upon His Highness the Aga Khan in recognition of His Highness’s leadership as a champion of development, pluralism and tolerance around the world and of his remarkable leadership as Imam of the worldwide Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

Speech by PM Harper at the Foundation of The Wynford Park Complex - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28- Toronto - Harper at Foundation Ceremony 09.jpg
Source: 
www.pm.gc.ca

Listen to the Speech Here: http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/30034

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the following remarks at the Foundation Ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum and Park :

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan and Harper 01.jpg

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveil the commemorative plaque for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan and Harper 01.jpg
Source: 
www.theglobeandmail.com

Harper names Aga Khan an honorary citizen - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan and Harper 01.jpg
Source: 
Go to The Globe and Mail | Politics


Spiritual leader to Ismailis worldwide says he has always felt at home in Canada

His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveil the commemorative plaque for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has bestowed honorary Canadian citizenship upon the Aga Khan.

The Aga Khan is in Toronto today, marking the beginning of development on an Ismaili centre and the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture.

Canada grants honorary citizenship to the Aga Khan - 2010-05-28

2008 delegation.jpg
Source: 
www.seattlepi.com & The Canadian Press

TORONTO -- Canada has granted honorary Canadian citizenship upon the Aga Khan, a billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of 20 million Muslims worldwide.

The Aga Khan was in Toronto on Friday to launch the development of a $285-million cultural center for Ismaili Muslims and the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture.

The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, a branch of Shia Islam.

PM welcomes Aga Khan to Canada - 2010-05-28

2010-05-28- Toronto - Aga Khan and Harper 04.jpg
Source: 
www.pm.gc.ca

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today met with His Highness the Aga Khan in Toronto to take part in the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Park. The Imam is on an official visit to Canada from May 26-28.

“Canada is honoured to have been chosen as the site for these important institutions,” said the Prime Minister. They will serve to promote pluralism, peace and tolerance through greater understanding of Islam.”

2008 delegation.jpg

person_place_reference: 
H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

The Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, holds his hand on his heart during the opening ceremony of the new Delegation of Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa on Saturday Dec. 6, 2008.

2008 delegation.jpg
Source: 
Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Syndicate content

Back to top