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AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES FIRST ISMAILI CENTRE IN CENTRAL ASIA - 2003-08-30

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Saturday, 2003, August 30
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His Highness the Aga Khan today launched a landmark cultural centre in Dushanbe, Tajikistan marking a milestone in the 1300 year history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


Speech

Address at the Foundation Stone Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre-2003-08-30

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Institute of Ismaili studies

Your Excellency President Rahmonov,
Your Worship the Mayor of Dushanbe,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

This ceremony represents a milestone in the history of the Ismaili Muslim Community’s presence in Central Asia, a presence which dates back to the second century of Islam. For me personally, as the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismailis, this is a day of great happiness. It is also fitting that the foundation ceremony of a landmark cultural and religious centre should coincide with the celebration of the one thousandth anniversary of the birth of Syedna Nasir Khusraw.

Address at the Foundation Stone Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe - 2003-08-30

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Source: 
akdn.org

Your Excellency President Rahmonov,
Your Worship the Mayor of Dushanbe,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

This ceremony represents a milestone in the history of the Ismaili Muslim Community’s presence in Central Asia, a presence which dates back to the second century of Islam. For me personally, as the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismailis, this is a day of great happiness. It is also fitting that the foundation ceremony of a landmark cultural and religious centre should coincide with the celebration of the one thousandth anniversary of the birth of Syedna Nasir Khusraw.

Press Release

Aga Khan Announces First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia-2003-08-30

His Highness the Aga Khan today launched a landmark cultural centre here marking a milestone in the 1300 year history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe, when completed, will be comparable in scope and standing to existing major centres in London, Vancouver and Lisbon and those at advanced planning stages in Toronto and Dubai.

AKDN - AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES FIRST ISMAILI CENTRE IN CENTRAL ASIA - 2003-08-30

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akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan today launched a landmark cultural centre here marking a milestone in the 1300 year history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.
The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe, when completed, will be comparable in scope and standing to existing major centres in London, Vancouver and Lisbon and those at advanced planning stages in Toronto and Dubai.

Recent Articles

Article: Emori markazi ismailion dar Dushanbe-2003-09-04

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Journal: Jumkhuriat

Ismaili centre opened in Dushanbe - 2003-09-02

The Aga Khan, billionaire spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Islam on Saturday attended with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov a ceremony laying the foundations of Central Asia?s first Ismaili centre in Tajikistan?s capital Dushanbe. Prince Karim Aga Khan is funding the construction of the religious and cultural centre. He will also finance the construction of a five star hotel in Dushanbe, Rakhmonov said. There are 15 million Ismaili Muslims throughout the world, including some 200,000 in Tajikistan.

Pour l'eau, des Tadjiks font plus confiance à l'Aga Khan qu'à l'ONU-2003-09-02

Les fontaines de Douchanbe, la capitale tadjike, ont célébré ces trois derniers jours le déroulement, sous l'égide de l'ONU, d'un forum sur la crise de l'eau, mais nombre de Tadjiks, notamment parmi les musulmans ismaéliens, font surtout confiance à leur chef spirituel, l'Aga Khan, pour résoudre le problème.

Dévastée par une guerre civile dans les années 1990, l'ancienne république soviétique d'Asie centrale a fait bonne figure pour accueillir le forum consacré aux problèmes de désertification et des maladies infectieuses transmises par l'eau, qui s'est clos lundi soir.

Ismaili centre opened in Dushanbe-2003-09-02

Source: 
The News International

The Aga Khan, billionaire spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Islam on Saturday attended with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov a ceremony laying the foundations of Central Asia’s first Ismaili centre in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe. Prince Karim Aga Khan is funding the construction of the religious and cultural centre. He will also finance the construction of a five star hotel in Dushanbe, Rakhmonov said. There are 15 million Ismaili Muslims throughout the world, including some 200,000 in Tajikistan.

First Ismaili centre in Tajikistan - 2003-09-01

His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening Ceremony of Ismaili Center Dushanbe with President Imamoli Rakhmonov 2003-09-01
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www.dawn.com/2003/09/02/int11.htm

The foundation stone of The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was laid on Monday afternoon by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmonov on a 25,500 square-metre site in the centre of the city.President Rahmonov underlined the commitment of his government to provide enabling conditions for the development of institutions promoting 'freedom of conscience, pluralism and faith' as well as 'exchange of opinions and national accord in society.'

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