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BIRTHDAY: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan feted by B.C. premier, Ismaili community

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VANCOUVERDESI

The Ismaili community across British Columbia will gather for a prayer Thursday evening to recognize His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s 76th birthday.

“It’s a very important time for everyone to celebrate and reflect on the vast work that His Highness has undertaken around the world,” said Ali Solehdin, a volunteer from within the Ismaili community.

Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver, Thesis

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(ii) Ismaili Doctrine

One of the keys to the understanding of the Ismaili (Shia) doctrine lies
in the way Ismailis view man. Man is made up of body and soul participating
in two worlds: the higher world of the First (Aql, an expression of the Divine Volition,
and the lower world of Nafs, which has emanated from Aql and is the
principle of animation from which matter has originated. As man is far
removed from his origins in the higher world, he needs to acquire knowledge of

Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver

Publication Type  Thesis
Year of Publication  1985
Authors  Dossa, Parin Aziz
University  University of British Columbia
Degree  PhD Thesis
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RITUAL AND DAILY LIFE:
TRANSMISSION AND INTERPRETATION
OF THE ISMAILI TRADITION IN VANCOUVER.

by
PARIN AZIZ DOSSA
B.A., Makerere University,1969
M.A., University Of Edinburgh,1971

THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology

We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA May,1983.
Parin Aziz Dossa, 1985

Canadian Ismaili Games May 2-5 - 2008-05-01

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The Vancouver Province

Ismaili Muslims from across the country will gather in Vancouver this weekend to celebrate the 2008 Canadian Ismaili Games.

The games, which celebrate 50 years of the Aga Khan's leadership, will take place May 2 to 5 and involve about 1,000 athletes. Winners will represent Canada at the Golden Jubilee Games in Nairobi, Kenya in June.

ISMAILIS CELEBRATE AGA KHAN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE - 2007-07-10

2007, July 10: The Ismaili community around the world is celebrating the golden jubilee of Prince Karim Aga Khan's ascension to the throne of the Imamat on July 11, 1957. 'Being the leader of the Ismaili community is not only a spiritual role, but it is also a material role,' said Iqbal Ahmed, a spokesman for Vancouver's Ismaili Muslim community.

The Canadian Ismaili Games - 2008-05-01

2008, May 1: The Canadian Ismaili Games is a National Golden Jubilee program and part of the first-ever, global Ismaili sports festival. It will be a celebration through sport for the Canadian Ismaili Community, intended to inspire the youth and next generation towards sports and physical fitness.The games, which celebrate 50 years of the Aga Khan's leadership, will take place May 2 to 5 and involve about 1,000 athletes. [More]

Ismaili day Declared in Vancouver - 1982-07-11

Government Declared Ismaili Day In Vancouver.
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Vancouver Sun - AGA KHAN SPEAKS TO THOUSANDS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER - 2005-06-10

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www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=80b651be-dc1c-47c2-a842-1f48518c96f6

Billionaire. Philanthropist. Intellectual. Connoisseur. Person of reverence. The Aga Khan IV

The Province 1 - AGA KHAN SPEAKS TO THOUSANDS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER - 2005-06-10

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www.canada.com/vancouver/story.html?id=0d46af38-8425-4bcf-9593-d9637f74741a The Province

After a month of quiet anticipation, more than 35,000 Shia Ismaili Muslims from across Western Canada will see the Aga Khan today.
The philanthropist spiritual leader arrived at Vancouver International Airport yesterday afternoon, before meeting with community leaders at a private dinner in his honour.

Today, followers from across Western Canada will attend two closed-door religious events at the Vancouver Trade and Exhibition Centre. Scores of buses have been hired to bring the crowds in from a staging area at the Pacific National Exhibition grounds.

Ismailis flock to see Aga Khan - AGA KHAN SPEAKS TO THOUSANDS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER - 2005-06-10

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North Shore News

UP to 1,000 Ismaili Muslims who live on the North Shore were preparing to meet their spiritual leader today, as the Aga Khan - Prince Karim Aga Khan IV - makes a rare visit to meet with followers in Vancouver.
North Vancouver resident Farrah Jinha-Devji is just one of many local Ismailis who planned to take the SeaBus over to the spiritual meeting that will happen at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre this morning.

Aga Khan followers gather in Vancouver - AGA KHAN SPEAKS TO THOUSANDS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER - 2005-06-10

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www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/news/story.html?id=e9dd784f-8905-4e1d-9a5e-93d023ad94d7

Thousands of people from across North America got a rare glimpse of their Ismaili spiritual leader Friday as the Aga Khan addressed followers in a private service that was to be focused on compassion and charitable works.
Farid Damji, a spokesman for the gathering that attracted about 20,000 people to the Trade and Convention Centre, said Ismaili Muslims revere the Aga Khan for his emphasis on improving the lives of those in need.

'Everybody's really excited to see him,' Damji said. 'It doesn't happen very often and it's a unique opportunity, so we're celebrating that.'

Islamic world's most forward-thinking architecture - ISLAMIC WORLD'S MOST FORWARD-THINKING ARCHITECTURE - 2002-04-06

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Vancouver Sun

Where terror and hope converge: A town in Syria that once was home to the lead hijacker in the Sept. 11 attacks also hosted the awards for the Islamic world's most forward-thinking architecture
The Vancouver Sun Sat 06 Apr 2002
Page: D11
Section: Mix
Byline: Trevor Boddy
Source: Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Ismaili Day - 1982-07-11

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Burnaby to get new park - 2008-12-19

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Burnaby NewsLeader

Burnaby will be marking the golden jubilee of the Aga Khan with a new 13-acre park in the Central Valley.

The “contemplative nature park” will be built on city-owned land but funded, designed and constructed by the Aga Khan Development Network, said city parks director Dave Ellenwood.

“Right now we’re just very excited at the prospect of working with such a prominent organization.”

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