LESSONS FROM THE DEVLELOPING AND THE DEVELOPED WORLDS - H.H. THE AGA KHAN TO RECEIVE U OF T HONORARY DEGREE - 2004-06-17Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
If University of Toronto education students get a 'holier than thou' feeling from their convocation speaker this year, it's only because it is his Highness, the Aga Khan, a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammed.
The Muslim spiritual leader will be in Toronto on Friday to receive an honorary doctor of laws from the university for his 'outstanding contributions to community service, higher education and philanthropy,' university officials said.
His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
Failed democracies greatest global threat, Aga Khan tells students - CHERISH DEMOCRACY, AGA KHAN TELLS GRADS - 2004-06-18Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto on Friday afternoon.
The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teaching grads at Convocation Hall to instil in students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society _ three pillars on which successful democracies are built.
Irish-based Alamshar, ranked number one on the World Thoroughbred Rankings list in the Turf division, is scheduled to run in the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International, set for Woodbine on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Trainer John Oxx, who trains the dual group I winner for the Aga Khan, told the Racing Post the only way the 3-year-old would not compete in the International is if stablemate Dalakhani is forced to miss the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) this weekend in France. 'Our plan is to (run Alamshar) in Canada,' said Oxx. 'It would be his last race of the year.'
Aga Khan to establish major academic and cultural center and museum in Canada - AGA KHAN PLANS ISLAMIC ART MUSEUM IN TORONTO - 2002-10-09Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today announced its intention to establish in Toronto a museum housing exceptional collections of Islamic art and heritage as well as a unique academic and cultural center focused on the study and practice of human pluralism.
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Authors||Aziz, Abu Aly A.|
|Original Publication||SOS Khojki Conference Proceedings|