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H.H The Aga Khan Interview on CNN: Building boom in the Middleast

CNN Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan in Doha  2010-12-10
CNN video

H.H The Aga Khan Interview on CNN: Building boom in the Middle East

Doha is a city that welcomes a slower pace – despite its breakneck pace of development – and it is where I sat down with the Aga Khan, the Imam of the largest branch of the Ismaili followers, for an exclusive interview. The window of time was limited – 10 minutes to be precise – but precious in its outcome.

Interview - Salimah, Princesse des enfants de Tahiti

 Ismaili.net Salimah Aga Khan - Princesse des enfants de Tahiti
Point de Vue

Pour la troisième année consécutive, la princesse Salimah Aga Khan a fait le voyage à Tahiti, pour rendre visite au village d'enfants dont elle est la marraine. Une action humanitaire qui a vu le jour au moment où sa vie prenait une nouvelle direction.

"Lorsque l'ombre de la nuit, Déchire mon coeur d'enfant, Dans le noir, la solitude qui m'attend, Et pourtant tu est là près de moi, Très chère maman, belle princesse, Ton amour est une caresse, J'ai besoin de toi, oui de toi".

Interview CTV Television Network


November 13, 1978.

Q. As spiritual leader of the world's 20 million Ismailis, the Aga Khan is a direct descendant of Mohammed. As a political and a social leader He is a man of enormous wealth and responsibility. The Aga Khan is a friend of the Shah of Iran. Many of His followers live there. I asked Him in Ottawa yesterday what someone in his situation might do when a country such as Iran is thrown into the turmoil and crisis.

BBC Radio 4 Interview, Michael Charlton (London, United Kingdom) 1979-09-06

His Highness The Aga Khan IV

Michael Charlton: Your Highness, how did the Ismaili sect acquire its importance in the first place?

The quiet revolutionary 1991-08-18

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991

The quiet revolutionary
By Akbar S. Ahmed
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991
Picture caption: The Aga Khan: paradox

A rare interview with the Aga Khan on poverty, climate change, and demystifying Islam 2017-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan IV. The media-shy spiritual leader, now in his 60th year as Aga Khan.
QUARTZ qz.com

His Highness Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, is many things.

“Virtually a one-man state,” as Vanity Fair once put it, he’s the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims and a unique embodiment of the potential for East blending with West. He inherited from his Indian-born grandfather a dynasty that spans the Muslim world, but he is a British citizen, born in Switzerland, raised in Kenya, educated at Harvard, and lives in a French chateau.

Interview with Paul Chutkow - THE AGA KHAN'S VISION


THE AGA KHAN'S VISION - To him, architecture is not the mother of the arts; it is the mother of civilization

His Highness the Aga Khan's interview with Henri Weill from La Cohorte 2019-01-29

His Highness the Aga Khan.

(Interview on 29 January 2019)

In 1957, the Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather as the leader of the Ismailis. He is the 49th Imam of a community estimated at between 12 and 15 million believers living in 25 countries. Prince Karim Al-Husseini (his birth name) created the Aga Khan Development network (AKDN), committed to development in the world, regardless of whether there is a community in the country in question. Grand Croix of the Legion of Honour, this discreet man, aged 82 years old, welcomed us for one of his rare French interviews in his property in Gouvieux, Oise.



A rare portrait of an intent young ruler who rejects the temptations of an idle life in order to carry on his dynasty's sporting tradition. He runs a huge racing stable, is building a vast Mediterranean resort and skis with Olympic skill

Interview on Radio Pakistan 1960-10-29

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
Speeches Book II printed by The Shia Imami Ismailia Association for Africa 1964

• 29 October 1960
• Interview to Radio Pakistan
• Source : Speeches book II – pg 47 – 50

(In September / October 1960 His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan toured whole of Pakistan for about 40 days. At the conclusion of this tour, he gave an interview to the Radio Pakistan’s representative and explained how it is possible to live a modern life and at the same time a religious life.

His message to the world’s largest Muslim State, Pakistan was “Islam and Work”)

His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened a colloquium on the “Present day Students’ Problems” 1960-10-09

Hazar Imam in Lahore, West Pakistan  1960-10-09
SPEECHES BOOK II PG 45-46 printed by Shia Imami Ismailia for Africa in 1964

{On October 9 1960 His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened a colloquium on the “Present day Students’ Problems” sponsored by the Punjab University Students’ Union at Lahore in Pakistan. On that occasion he announced award of 5 post-graduate scholarships for one year study in Europe or the Middle East. Opening the colloquium His Royal Highness said:

Interview on Special Train called the ‘Aga Khan Express’ in West Pakistan

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SPEECHES BOOK II PG 43-44 printed by Shia Imami Ismailia Associations for Africa

In September/October 1960, His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan toured all over Pakistan. Many foreign and local correspondents and photographers accompanied him on this colourful tour made in a Special Train called the ‘Aga Khan Express’ in West Pakistan. In the northern-most picturesque part known as Hunza Valley, His Royal Highness went in jeep and on horse-back. In East Pakistan the tour was done mostly by air and river transport.

Press Interview in Iran 1959-11-01

Hazar Imam passes under the Holy Qu'ran held aloft by Ismailis during His visit to Maymch, Iran on 1959-10-30
Speeches Book II (pg 5 – 7) 1958-1963

Press Interview in Iran
November 1st , 1959
Source: Speeches II (pg 5 – 7)

Interview at Brown University with President Christina Paxton 2014-02-19

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Mawlana Hazar Imam and Brown University President Christina Paxson meet at President's House. 2014-02-19

Expresso Magazine Article: Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan in Lisbon, Portugal 2018-07-21

H.H. The Aga Khan IV


The descendant of Prophet Muhammad celebrated in Lisbon, the 60 years as leader of the Ismailis. An exclusive interview with the wealthiest spiritual leader in the world
By Alexandra Carita
Photographs by Tiago Miranda


“This is a faith of reason”

Judy Woodruff interviews the Aga Khan

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CNN) -- Prince Karim Aga Khan is considered one of the most influential voices in the Muslim world. The 65-year-old spiritual head of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims is a direct descendant of the prophet Mohammed and one of the world's wealthiest men. His foundation, the Aga Khan Development Network, has been working to raise money to help in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff sat down for an interview with the Aga Khan last week.

Judy Woodruff: Your highness, thank you very much for joining us.

Aga Khan: Thank you, Judy.

A Vision of Hope and Faith - An Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan by Imran Aslam 2000-10-26

Mawlana Hazar Imam being interviewed by Imran Aslam, at Governor's House Pakistan   2000-10-26

Imran: Good evening ladies and Gentlemen, we have a very distinguished visitor here this evening. Somebody who has always been a great friend of Pakistan, he is the Spiritual Leader of the Ismaili Muslims, an illustrious son of Islam, and as I said earlier, every time he visits, the People of Pakistan look forward to it. Look forward to his interventions and to his great vision, which is always translated eventually into reality. I'd like to welcome His Highness the Aga Khan.

-Aga Khan: Thank you very much indeed.

Imran: Welcome to Pakistan.

Aga Khan: Thank you very much.

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