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Event - 1986-04-21


The 10th International Seminar of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was opened by His Highness King Juan Carlos of Spain. Hazar Imam addressed the Inauguration Ceremony of the seminar entitled 'Architecture Education in the Islamic World'. Also present were Her Majesty Queen Sofia, Begum Salimah, Mata Salamat Om-e-Habibah and Prince Amyn Mohammad. (click here)



Visindar, trained by André Fabre, is the new favourite for the Vodafone Derby after an impressive win at Longchamp. Fabre said he would leave decisions about Epsom to his owner, the Aga Khan. 'He knows everything about the Derby and I know nothing,' Fabre said. The Aga Khan missed this faultless reappearance but spokesman Georges Rimaud said: 'Visidar beat nothing but did it very well. We are more than satisfied with his race and you couldn't have asked for more.'

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Institutional Dinner in Singapore 2012-04-02

Singapore April 2 2012
President Bana, Leaders of the Jamat
I would like first of all to express My very warm gratitude for this wonderful visit to the Far East.

Recent times have been difficult in the Muslim world. They have been difficult in Africa, they have been difficult for some of our Jamats. And in looking at this background, I ask myself where do we find partners? Partners to work with us, partners where we can share thinking, partners where we will find human resources who will work with us.

Qutub Shahi Tombs: 60 pc renovation work completed, a unique heritage park on card

Quli Qutb Shah's Tomb

Hyderabad: The 16th Century Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the main tourist attraction in the city. A heritage park is being added as a new chapter to this attraction.

The unique heritage park is likely to come up on 106 acres of land with the joint efforts of Aga Khan Foundation, Heritage Telangana and Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

A project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings. The first phase of this grand program of repair and renovation has been completed in 2018 and now the last phase of this program is underway.

Hazar Imam arrived in Canada for official visit

Mowlana Shah Karim and Begum Salimah arrive in Ottawa, received by Chief Protocol Officer Mr. L.H. Amyot, the Honorary Secrectary of the Admin. Committee for Ottawa Mr Azeem Motani and his wife Noorjehan. They came as guests of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. To commemorate the occasion, the My Flag was flown over Rideau Gate, the hotel where Hazar Imam and the Begum stayed

Interview of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan by Annick Billard of

Interview with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan By Annick Billard (Courtesy Refugees - November 1988) Following the historic agreement signed in Geneva on 14 April 1988 between Afghanistan and Pakistan, on 11 May, the U.N. Secretary General appointed Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan to the position of Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan.

Birth of Prince Irfan - first son of Prince Rahim

Hazar Imam with Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa and their first child Prince Irfan

Prince Irfan was born in Geneva, Switzerland on 11th April 2015 to Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan



H.H. The Aga Khan and Begum Inaara were invited in Brussels, to the wedding of Prince Laurent, one of the 3 sons of King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, with Claire Coombs.

Event - 1982-04-07


The Gold Mercury 'AD PERSONAM' award was bestowed on Mowlana Hazar Imam for the outstanding role in promoting economic cooperation, exchange of technologies and experience, and for his role in renewing social and economic progress.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
Imam of Nizari Ismailism


 the.Ismaili Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Emirati leaders before departing the UAE | the.Ismaili

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]

Event - 1960-03-24


On return from Burma, made two-hour stop-over at Karachi. Laid foundation stone of a huge Jamatkhana at Kharadhar and performed opening ceremony of Charitable Trust residential quarters at Karimabad.

Prince Rahim's speech at the Inauguration of the new head office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank


Your Excellency President Otunbaeva
Honorable Speaker of Parliament
Distinguished guests

Today is truly a special day—and for several reasons.
First, it comes at a special time of the year.

The festival of Navroz is a time when we think about renewal and rejuvenation—when we welcome a new spring season in a spirit of hope and optimism.

And that spirit is very prevalent as we gather here today to mark the opening of a new head office for KICB—and as we celebrate the spirit of forward-looking progress in the Kyrgyz Republic.


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Mumbai: The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Akfed) has infused $5.5 million into the Development Credit Bank Ltd (DCB) thereby increasing its stake to 37.5 per cent from 13.55 per cent.

: Mowlana Shah Karim attended the wedding of Infanta Elena and Jaime De Marichalar in the Catedral of Sevilla. 1995-03-18

1995, March 18: Mowlana Shah Karim attended the wedding of Infanta Elena and Jaime De Marichalar in the Catedral of Sevilla. Infanta Elena Maria, Isabel, Dominica de Silos de Borbon y Grecia is the eldest daughter of the King and Queen of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia. She is honorary president of the Spanish Peadiatrics Society, and of Special Olympics Spain, which promotes the participation of the mentally handicapped in sports activities, and of the Spanish Anti-AIDS Foundation



The Nation (Nairobi) - By Njuguna Mutonya: President Moi yesterday made a pitch to local businessmen to lead the way in investment, saying they had to show their confidence in the economy first before foreigners did so. The President, accompanied by Prince Rahim Aga Khan, was officially inaugurating the Sh6.8 billion Kipevu II power generation plant in Mombasa. He said donors and equity holders in the project had shown confidence in the government's policies. 'I do not believe that Kenya is a high risk investment area like some people try to make it,' he said.


Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov of Tajikistan received the head of the Aga Khan Foundation, Prince Amin Aga Khan [brother of Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the world Ismailis], today.

Event - 1958-03-09


H.H. The Aga Khan Arrived in Delhi at Palam airport (Photo attached) , India, and met the late Prime Minster Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru (Photo attached) . While in Delhi, he placed a floral wreath on the Samadi of Mahatma Gandhi when visiting the Rajgat Memorial. Prince Karim Aga KHan also visited the Juma Masjid in Delhi. (see photo in attachment)

Event - 1976-03-12 Seerat Conference


H.H. The Aga Khan gave Presidential address on Life of Holy Prophet (S.A.S.) at Seerat Conference, Karachi.
976, March 12: Mowlana Shah Karim gave Presidential address on Life of Holy Prophet (S.A.S.) at Seerat Conference, Karachi. Made a speech at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi, Pakistan

READ SPEECH: http://www.ismaili.net/speech/s760312.html

LISTEN SPEECH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj9dlG5imTA

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AGA KHAN DUE TODAY - 2002-03-09


ISLAMABAD - (Dawn) : The Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, arrives here on Sunday for a short visit to Pakistan. The Aga Khan will meet with President Pervez Musharraf as well as senior government officials. During this visit, he will attend the inauguration of the First Micro-Finance Bank, sponsored by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). The Aga Khan is also expected to be present at a ceremony to formally inaugurate the Islamabad Serena Hotel, developed and operated by Tourism Promotion Services, an affiliate of the AKFED.

Event - 1972-02-24

Hazar Imam leaves for Pakistan from Nairobi. Tribute to Uganda Ismailis by President Idi Amin. (photo) at the official opening of the new 600,000 Pounds headquarters of I.P.S on Wednesday 24th. 'Friendship at schools.' Hazar Imam urged pupils of Kololo High School to aspire for University education. He said the friendship they cultivate at the High School would bind them together and would enable them to grow up into better citizens. (photo)

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Mata Salamat at Calcutta Air[port 1952-02-25

L'Aga Khan III lors de sa descente d'avion, en fauteuil roulant, après avoir fait une crise cardiaque, et la Bégum Aga Khan, Om Habibeh, Yvette Labrousse, le 25 février 1952, à Calcutta, Inde. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah had symbolic weighing ceremony in Cairo, Egypt 199-02-23

L'Aga Kahn III pesé symboliquement (symbolic weighing ceremony) en présence de sa femme la bégum Om Habibeh Yvette Labrousse, et Prince Aly Salomone Khan le 23 février 1955 à l'hôtel Semiramis au Caire, Egypte. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Message from Hazar Imam on the announcement of the engagement of Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya 2006-04-26

Hazar Imam expressed His great joy and special happiness in informing the Jamat about the engagement and future marriage of His beloved second son Prince Hussain to Miss Kristin J. White who had embraced Islam and adopted the name Khaliya.

Hazar Imam said "I am sure that My Jamat will share with Me in this most happy news as I rejoice Myself"

Hazar Imam led Juma Namaz at Juma Masjid in Mumbai 1958-03-21

Mowlana Hazar Imam at Juma Masjid in Mumbai on Friday March 21 1958 where he recited Juma Namaz

Interview with Roger Priouret for the French magazine <i>L'Expansion'Face to Face with the Aga Khan 1975-03-01



MARCH 1975



I expected the Aga Khan to be a Parisian at heart, like his grandfather and father before him, with "high society" manners, living in luxury and idle for most of the time.

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