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Princess Zahra receives Huffington Award 2019-10-10

Princess Zahra receives Huffington Award  2019-10-10

Princess Zahra's remarks at the Huffington Award presentation in Houston, Texas 2019-10-10

Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center

Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center
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the.ismaili

On 10 October 2019, Princess Zahra, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, was honoured with the Asia Society Texas Center’s Huffington Award in Houston, USA. Princess Zahra was honoured for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network.

Princess Zahra arrives in Houston, Texas, to receive Huffington Award 2019-10-10

Princess Zahra and Miss Sara Boyden meet with President Al-Karim Alidina and Vice President Celina Shariff of the Ismaili Counci

Princess Zahra and her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, arrived in Houston, Texas, earlier today at the invitation of the Asia Society Texas Center. Princess Zahra is being honoured with the Huffington Award at the annual Award Dinner being held later tonight.

She will be recognised for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education on a global scale through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed Hazar Imam to Houston 2018-03-18

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Banquet Hosted in Honour of Govenor Perry, Houston. 2002-06-23

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akdn.org

Governor Perry,
First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry,
Mayor Wallace,
Leaders and representatives of the Congress of the United States, the State of Texas and the City of Houston,
Consuls General,
Distinguished Guests.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston - 2002-06-23

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akdn.org

Governor Perry,
First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry,
Mayor Wallace,
Leaders and representatives of the Congress of the United States, the State of Texas and the City of Houston,
Consuls General,
Distinguished Guests

It is a great pleasure to be here today to welcome one and all to the Inauguration of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center at Houston. I am particularly thankful for your presence Governor Perry, and of the First Lady of Texas, and for that of many other elected officials on an occasion of great significance for the Ismaili Community of greater Houston.

Ismaili Muslims hire rising architect Farshid Moussavi to design first U.S. cultural center in Houston

The land Montrose Boulevard at Allen Parkway is the future site of the Ismaili Center near downtown Houston  photo Mark Mulligan
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houstonchronicle.com

Ismaili Muslims hire rising architect Farshid Moussavi to design first U.S. cultural center in Houston

Molly Glentzer Feb. 6, 2019 Updated: Feb. 6, 2019 6:52 a.m.

The vacant lot along Montrose Boulevard at Allen Parkway is planned as the future site of the Ismaili Center near downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston 2018-03-21

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat
Source: 
the.ismaili

awlana Hazar Imam confirmed plans to build a high-profile centre in Houston on 22 March during his final Mulaqat of the USA Diamond Jubilee visit. He went on to say that the process of selecting architects is already underway with guidance from Hazar Imam’s brother Prince Amyn.
President of the Ismaili Council for the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, commented, “We are immensely grateful to Mawlana Hazar Imam as this Centre, representing our ethics and values, will serve as an ambassadorial building furthering community connection and dialogue.”

The Aga Khan arrived Sunday in Sugar Land to begin his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.

The Aga Khan arrived Sunday in Sugar Land to begin his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.

The Aga Khan arrived Sunday in Sugar Land to begin his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.

Rowe: The Aga Khan’s visit to Houston reminds us that a pluralist society begins in the classroom 2018-03-23

The Aga Khan arrived Sunday in Sugar Land to begin his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.  2018-03-18
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www.houstonchronicle.com

In our increasingly globalized world, it is a pluralist cosmopolitan society that thrives. This is a society that recognizes and affirms diversity from within, and not only accepts those differences, but seeks to understand and learn from them.

Mayor Turner Welcomes the Aga Khan to Houston 2018-03-18

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Houston  2018-03-18
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houstontx.gov

March 18, 2018 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Houston today in commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee, which celebrates his 60th anniversary as spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims

Mayor of Houston welcomes Hazar Imam 2018-03-18

Mayor of Houston welcomes Hazar Imam  2018-03-18

March 18, 2018 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Houston

Source: 
houstontx.gov

The Aga Khan to visit Houston on Sunday 2018-03-18

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abc13.com

Friday, March 16, 2018 08:00PM
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
His Highness the Aga Khan is making a 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States, marking 60 years of his leadership.

He will be visiting Atlanta and Houston.

The Aga Khan will be received by the Secretary of the State and the Ismaili Muslim leadership upon arrival in Houston on Sunday.

During his visit, he is scheduled to meet with Governor Abbott and the Ismaili community. A significant portion of the Ismaili community from around the U.S. is coming to Houston for this occasion.

ISLAMIC LECTURE by Sheila Canby - 2008-03-13

2008, March 13: Islamic lecture - Sheila Canby, curator of Islamic Art and Antiquities at the British Museum, will speak on 'Sufis, Shi'ites and Shahs: the Great Shrines of Iran, 1500-1650' at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. Canby will examine the roles that the Ardabil Shrine, the Shrine of Imam Riza in Mashhad and the Shrine of Fatimeh Ma'sumeh in Qum played in establishing Shiism as the state religion of Iran. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan-1998-04-05

Princess Zahra

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, your Excellencies. I would like to thank the Congresswoman and the Mayor for being with us today, thank you very much. And our friends, Mrs. Sharon Bush who gave us a wonderful dinner last night, thank you. And thank you all for being here today and thank you for the contribution that you are making to our efforts in development and in women’s development in particular.

Take action to help citizens of the developing world-1998-04-05

Source: 
Houston Chronicle

From television to the Internet, there are many ways to raise awareness about important world issues. But there is hardly any better way than to directly involve people in worthwhile efforts to improve lives abroad. On April 5, the Aga Khan Foundation USA is attempting to do just that.

The World in Houston - ISMAILI EMPOWER WOMEN - 2004-04-19

Source: 
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/2515532

There's the stereotype of the Muslim woman -- silent and withdrawn behind her veil, obsequious when called upon, unable to think for herself, much less drive a car.
And then there's Shabnam Lutafali. Besides being a devout Muslim, the Pakistan native is a doctor of economics and a professor at the University of Houston-Downtown. She also serves as the president of the Southwest regional board for the Ismaili Muslims, followers of the Aga Khan.

Like most Ismailis, Lutafali believes that being Muslim and being a competent, active woman are not mutually exclusive.


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