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2005-05-(18-21) Ottawa

2004, May 21: He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift. The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

The Ismaili "Ginan" Tradition from the Indian Subcontinent

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2004
Date Published  2004
Authors  Gillani, Karim
Original Publication  Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 2 (December 2004), pp. 175-185
Alternate Title  The Ismaili Ginan Tradition from the Indian Subcontinent
Publisher  Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA)
Key Words  Ginans Ismaili Jamat Khana


Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  Karim, Karim H.

Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

Key Words  Ismaili Mission Conference Studies

Alamūt, Ismailism and Khwājah Qāsim Tushtarī’s Recognizing God

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2018
Date Published  2018
Authors  Virani, Shafique N.
Original Publication  www.academia.edu/37219850/
Alternate Title  Shii Studies Review 2, no. 1-2 (2018): 193-227
Issue  No 1-2
Pagination  193-227
Publisher  Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto

Shii Studies Review 2, no. 1-2 (2018): 193-227.

Key Words  Ismaili – Alamūt – Qāsim Tushtarī – Ḥasan-i Sabbāḥ – Saljūq – Ra ʾīs Muẓaffar – mukhī – Ginān – Girdkūh – Sanjar

Addenda to Secondary Sources in Ismāʿīlī Studies: The Case of the Omissions

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2013
Date Published  2013
Original Publication  Journal of Middle Eastern Librarianship
Alternate Title  Mela Notes
Issue  Number 86
Pagination  20-100
ISBN/ISSN Number  ISSN 0364-2410
Key Words  Ismaili bibliography

A Semiotics of Infinite Translucence: The Exoteric and Esoteric in Ismaili Muslim Hermeneutics

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2015
Date Published  2015
Authors  Karim, Karim H.
Original Publication  Canadian Journal of Communication
Volume  Vol 40
Issue  (2015)
Pagination  11-28
Publisher  Canadian Journal of Communication
Key Words  Islam; Hermeneutics; Semiotics; Public sphere; Private sphere

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2019-12-13

Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada during the Diamond Jubilee visit
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OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

"Today, we join Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 83rd birthday of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.



Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Stephen Harper opens $50-million building is to be the permanent home of the Ismaili Imamat delegation on Sussex Drive

Shattering Stereotypes With Aga Khan IV and the Ismaili Community 2019-12-05

The Ismaili Centre Toronto, Canada

The rise of Islamophobia and the increase in hate crimes targeted at Muslims point to the lasting effect of Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis. Twenty-three years after the publication of his book, the image of a “violent and irrational” Muslim continues to plague current policies and society at large.



Hazar Imam with the 2019 Global Pluralism Award and the three winners of the award as well as seven honourable mentions


Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the 2019 Global Pluralism Award Ceremony, Ottawa 2019-11-20

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers remarks during the Global Pluralism Award ceremony held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imam


The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean,
The Right Honorable Joe Clark,
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,
Friends of the Global Centre for Pluralism,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you this evening to the second Global Pluralism Award ceremony.

Thank you, Meredith, for the warm introduction. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted that you have joined the Centre as Secretary General.

MHI Speech at GCP Ottawa - 11-20-2019

MHI Speech at GCP Ottawa - 11-20-2019

Hazar Imam speaking at the 2019 Annual Global Pluralism Award ceremony in Ottawa, Canada 2019-11-20

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