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Event - 1996-05-26

Date: 
Sunday, 1996, May 26
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Convocation address to Baccalaureate in Providence, Rhode Island at Browns University at the First Baptist Church in America. Hazar Imam said: 'The myth that Islam is responsible for all the wrongdoing for certain Muslims may well stem from the truism that for all Muslims the concepts of Din and Duniya (Faith and World) are inextricably linked .

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


Speech

Introduction of His Highness the Aga Khan by Vartan Gregorian, 16th President of Brown University 1996-05-26

His Highness the Aga Khan at Brown University, Providence where he delivered the Baccalaureat Address as the first Muslim speake
Source: 
Brown University News Bureau

At the Class of 1996 baccalaureate service, Brown President Vartan Gregorian introduced His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the Ismaili Muslims, who delivered the baccalaureate address. The University's 232nd baccalaureate service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist in America, near the Brown University campus in Providence, R.I. The text of the President Gregorian's introduction follows.

In the name of Brown University and the 231 previous baccalaureate speakers, I greet you.

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Class of 1996:

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN at the BROWN UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION - 1996-05-26

Hazar Imam at Brown University, Providence, R.I. 1996-05-26

President Gregorian, faculty members, post graduates and graduating students, ladies and gentlemen.
President Gregorian, thank you for your very generous words. It is a great honour for me to be at this Commencement Ceremony at Brown, as Brown represents much of what is best in Western liberal education. Let me also congratulate the graduating students for whom the memory of this day, I am sure, will remain with them throughout their lives.

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