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Hazar Imam blesses the Jamat in Dubai 2018-01-23

Hazar Imam blesses the Jamat in Dubai 2018-01-23

Hazar Imam grants Deedar to UAE Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar 2018-01-23

Aga Khan in Al Ain for architecture awards 2016-11-06

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, joins Prince Karim Aga Khan in handing out the Aga Khan Awards fo
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thenational.ae

AL AIN // "The holy Quran commands humankind to shape our earthly environment as good stewards of the divine creation."

So said Prince Karim Aga Khan – the 49th hereditary Imam of the world Shia Imami Ismaili community and a spiritual leader who claims direct descent from the Prophet Mohammed – on Sunday night at a moonlit ceremony at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 ceremony 2016-11-06

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 ceremony
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai
Your Highnesses
Excellencies
Distinguished guests

As-salaam-o-aleikum

It is a genuine pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

As you may suspect, I have the privilege of attending many wonderful ceremonies as I carry out my responsibilities. But this Architectural Award Ceremony is one of those that I look forward to with a special sense of anticipation.

Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world 2016-11-07

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking in Dubai at Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2016-11-06
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gulfnews.com

Dubai: Climate change threatens to wipe out areas of the Islamic world within two decades, the spiritual leader of around 25 million Muslims said on Saturday.

Many of the world’s Muslims live in a “band of land” under threat from natural disasters caused by climate change, the Aga Khan told a hushed audience gathered at a Dubai hotel. “We’re beginning to see in many parts of the Muslim world … how global warming is beginning to create situations where life is at risk, where it was not at risk before.”

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture recipients announced 2016-10-03

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid, Minister of State for Tolerance upon his arrival in Dubai. 2016-11
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akdn.org

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 October 2016 – The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The venue for the winners’ ceremony, the Al Jahili fort in Al-Ain, was also announced by His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport and a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.

The winners are:

BANGLADESH
•Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum)
A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light.

Hazar Imam arrives in Dubai for the 2014-2016 Cycle of the Awards for Architecture 2016-11-04

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, joins Prince Karim Aga Khan in handing out the Aga Khan Awards fo

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. (akdn.org)

The Ismaili Centre of Dubai: a monument of tolerance - 2010-10-31

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www.thenational.ae

Nestled in one of Bur Dubai's older districts is one of the emirate's best kept architectural secrets: the Ismaili Centre of Dubai. It is a 13,000-square-metre structure designed by the Egyptian duo Rami El Dahan and Soheir Farid, who drew inspiration from Cairo's Fatimid mosques.

The Ismaili Centre of Dubai: a monument of tolerance - 2010-10-31

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The structure was inaugurated in 2008 by Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, in the presence of senior UAE officials. A 3,000-square-metre public neighbourhood park was also created on parts of the land based on Islamic garden themes. The architecture is an amalgamation of everything that is beautiful in Islam.

ISMAILI COMMUNITY CELEBRATES AGA KHAN'S ACCESSION - 2007-07-20

2007, July 20: The 20,000-strong community in Dubai will celebrate the anniversary in a series of events and the inauguration of several cultural and educational centres, a representative of the Ismaili community in Dubai told Gulf News. [Gulf News]

AGA KHAN IN ABU DHABI - 2007-10-27

2007, October 27:His Highness The Aga Khan visited Abu Dhabi and met with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. [WAM 1] [WAM 2] [Photos]

DUBAI HAMDAM MEETS WITH AGA KHAN - 2008-03-23

23 March 2008 DUBAI Hamdan meets with Aga Khan - 03/25/2008 12:34 AM | WAM - Abu Dhabi: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, on Monday received Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Islamic Ismaili sect. Shaikh Hamdan and Aga Khan reviewed a number of educational, social and developmental projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Arab and Islamic countries. Among those present was Shaikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Emiri Flight Authority. [http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Government/10200089.html]

HH THE AGA KHAN RECEIVED IN UAE - 2008-03-23

2008, March 23: General/ HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received in Abu Dhabi yesterday HH Prince Aga Khan, Leader of the Ismaili community who is currently visiting the country along with his daughter Princess Zahra and his son Prince Rahim. Present during the meeting was Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. [Emirates News Agency, WAM XB]

ISMAILI CULTURAL CENTRE IN THE GULF EMIRATE OF DUBAI - 2008-03-27

2008, March 27 - Dubai: Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shiite Ismaili Muslims, yesterday said that the new Ismaili Centre in Dubai is a place for peaceful contemplation. 'It is not a place to hide from the world, but rather a place which inspires us to engage our worldly work as a direct extension of our faith,' the Aga Khan told a big gathering at the opening of the Ismaili Centre in Dubai. Gulf News [More of this article, see Forum section]

FIRST ISMAILI CENTRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - 2008-03-30

2008, March 30: Aga Khan opens the Middle East's first Ismaili Centre - His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims has recently officially opened an Ismaili Centre in Dubai - the fast growing metropolis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). [http://www.ameinfo.com/151602.html]. More click here

THE AGA KHAN'S HORSES RUNNING IN DUBAI - 2008-03-28

2008, March 28 and 29 Princess Zahra and H.H. The Aga Khan's horses are running in Dubai at Nad al Sheba Racecourse, Dubai Sheema Classic saturday 29 March. DARJINA is a filly owned by P Zahra who has good record in French Races. Her jockey would be wearing Brown & Green colours. MOURILYAN who was recently sold by The Aga Khan is also racing.

THE ISMAILI CENTRE IN DUBAI TO BE OPENED - 2008-03-23

His Highness the Aga Khan in discussion with His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the United

23 March 2008 DUBAI - The Ismaili Centre in Dubai will be opened on March 26 by The Aga Khan. As the fourth Ismaili Centre in the world and the first in the Middle East, the opening of this centre is historic for the community. Situated on Oud Metha Road, the centre introduces a timeless statement of Islamic architecture to the contemporary landscape of the Middle East.


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