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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.


Karim Aga Khan, passing the finish line banner at a skiing competition at Davos

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”)

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

Hazar Imam.jpg
SPEECHES BOOK II PG 43-44 printed by Shia Imamai 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.

Interview with Princess Salimah Aga Khan by Sameera Gokhale 2008-07-03

Princess Salimah Aga Khan   2008-07-03

Sameera Gokal: Could you please start off by telling us your name and what cause you

Princess Salimah: My name is Salimah Aga Khan, and I was asked to be the first
International Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages. I had already been devoted to SOS
Children’s Villages since 1995.

Sameera Gokal: What exactly is your role as an ambassador for SOS?

Princess Salimah: It is … to do as I’m told (laughing). My role is to be a bridge between SOS
and local authorities, and also to go see the villages and mothers. I think it’s a role which I need

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”

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.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan Interview "Save the Sea of Sardinia"

Princess Zahra Aga Lkan  2017-08-07


Princess Zahra Aga Khan: "Save the Sea of Sardinia"
The daughter of the founder of Costa Smeralda: "Let's make it a park"

Zahra Aga Khan was born in Geneva in 1970. She studied at Harvard and now heads the Social Development Department of the Aga Khan Development Network

Posted on 07/08/2017

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Sent to porto cervo (olbia)

The AKDN: Tajikistan’s biggest development implementing agency - Interview with Mr. Akbar Ali Pesnani

Mr. Akbar Ali Pesnani - Resident Representative of The Aga Khan Development Network

Since beginning operations in Tajikistan in 1992, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has grown to become an extensive force for improving the lives of people in the country. Mr. Ali Akbar Pesnani, Resident Representative, discusses the history of the Network, its aims and successes, as well as its unique approach to development.

How have the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) developed over time in Tajikistan?

Interview - THE RULER WITHOUT A KINGDOM = Sunday Times

H.H. Aga Khan IV at Harvard


THE RULER WITHOUT A KINGDOM : The Aga Khan talks candidly to The Sunday Times. He is only twenty-eight. Yet he holds sway over twenty million people of one faith but widely differing nationalities in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. This two-part conversation with Nicholas Tomalin is a frank discussion of his own personality and power.

CBC Interview One-on-One with Peter Mansbridge (Toronto, Canada)

Peter Mansbridge interviews H.H. The Aga Khan in Toronto on CBC

Peter Mansbridge: Welcome again, to Canada, Your Highness.

His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you very much.

PM: This place [the Ismaili Centre in Toronto], it’s going to be wonderful. It’s quite spectacular to look at. What do you hope will be accomplished inside these walls?

CBC Interview One-on-One with Peter Mansbridge (Toronto, Canada)

Peter Mansbridge interviews H.H. The Aga Khan in Toronto on CBC

Peter Mansbridge: Welcome again, to Canada, Your Highness.

His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you very much.

PM: This place [the Ismaili Centre in Toronto], it’s going to be wonderful. It’s quite spectacular to look at. What do you hope will be accomplished inside these walls?

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan, with The Globe and Mail. 2002-01-30

Hazar Imam with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien

GM: Your Highness, thank you very much for seeing us, we really do appreciate it. These opportunities come few and far between.

AK: Well maybe they didn't mention this, but I've had a long-standing regard and respect for the Globe and Mail. You may not know it, but you actually helped me create what is East Africa's biggest media group.

GM: Really!? How is that?

Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Rt.Hon Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Citizenship Award 2016-09-21


Discussion between Madame Adrienne Clarke (A.C.) and His Highness the Aga Khan (Aga Khan) at Koerner Hall following the presentation of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on September 21st 2016
Toronto, Canada

Entretien avec Karim AGA KHAN IV - 2010

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
Politique International Printemps 2010

Jean-Jacques Lafaye - Votre Altesse, en tant que chef spirituel des communautés ismaéliennes du monde entier, vous exercez une influence indiscutable sur la scène internationale. Pourtant, vous ne souhaitez pas être considéré comme un acteur politique...

Karim Aga Khan - ...ou comme un politicien. De mon point de vue, même si la foi et les États doivent entretenir des rapports de collaboration et d'estime, le religieux et le politique sont deux choses bien distinctes.

Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope 2014-06-12

Le Parisien

Below is the Google English translation)

Gilles Maarek / Gaetane Morin: How faithful are you planning in France and in the world?
His Highness the Aga Khan: Some 5,000 Ismailis live in France after fleeing domestic unrest in their countries of origin.
Worldwide, there are about 15 million. Our structure radiates worldwide. It is governed by a Constitution, which adapts to local laws.
Imam that I was responsible to interpret Islam and to ensure the quality of life of those who refer to me.
GM/GM: How do you do?

Interview with Globe and Mail 2014-02-28

Globe and Mail Toronto

[Aga Khan: ‘Without a doubt, I am seriously worried’ about the world

John Stackhouse

Toronto — The Globe and Mail

Published Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:06 AM EST

Last updated Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:08 AM EST

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and an honorary Canadian, visited Canada this week to speak to a rare joint session of Parliament, and inspect the new Ismaili centre in Toronto, due to open this summer. He also sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse for an hour on Friday.

The Aga Khan’s Earthly Kingdom, Vanity Fair 2013-02-01

HORSING AROUND The Aga Khan’s private horse-training grounds near Chantilly, France. Right, Prince Karim Aga Khan, when he was a

Multi-billionaire son of a notorious playboy, His Highness Prince Karim, the fourth Aga Khan, enjoys his jets, yachts, and Thoroughbreds. But since the age of 20, he has also been the spiritual leader of 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, building a hugely effective global development network. In Chantilly, home to France’s most prestigious horse race, James Reginato explores how the press-shy, Harvard-educated prince, at 76, fuses two worlds.

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