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SPIEGEL Interview with Aga Khan 2006-10-12

Karim Aga Khan IV: "Nobody will ever convince me that the faith of Islam, that Christianity, that Judaism will fight each other

SPIEGEL: Your Highness, in a lecture Pope Benedict XVI quoted Emperor Manuel as saying: "Show me just what Muhammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as a command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." This quotation from the 14th century has caused great uproar in the Muslim world. Why? And what was your reaction?

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of the IPI World Congress and 54th general assembly 2005-03-22

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) Conference in Kenya.

Your Excellency President Kibaki,
Your Excellency President Kagame,
Mr. Fritz,
Mr. Kiboro,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

My thanks to you, Mr. Kiboro, for your kind words and to the International Press Institute for your warm welcome.

Twenty-four years ago I had the honour of addressing this organisation at its 30th annual conference, also held here in Nairobi. Twenty-one years before that, in 1960, I established the Nation newspapers here.

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn 1997-03-15

H.H. The Aga Khan in East Africa March 1997

Zanzibar, Tanzania
March 15, 1997
Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests

Remarks Prepared by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, Washington D.C.

Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have

Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have long felt has received too little attention, particularly at the policy level. Thank you for the invitation.

I offer my comments this morning from the perspective of someone who has been a long-standing observer of cultural evolution in the developing world of Africa and Asia, and from more than twenty-years of experience with activities such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture that have attempted to make a positive contribution to that process.

Cooper Hewitt Stages Show for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Collection

Prince Sadrudin

100 art pieces—many from jewelry houses—go on exhibit in April

Some people simply have amazing taste. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1977, was one of those people.

So much so that the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City will host an exhibition showcasing 100 examples from his vast collection—and that of his wife, Catherine—of artworks, objects, and jewelry.



In selecting the title of this address, I had in mind above all, the need for greater efficiency in professional management. The more I reflected on this subject, the more it became apparent that the themes which I wished develop were as valid for many of the richer industrial nations as for the developing world, and hold good equally for nationalised industries as for the private sector all over the world. The economic recession from which we are all suffering has at least shown us where the real weaknesses are.

Symposium transcript after the Vincent Scully Prize awarded to H.H. The Aga Khan 2005-01-26

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Chase W. Rynd - Executive Director, National Building Museum
Vincent Scully - Sterling Professor Emeritus, Yale University
Robert Ivy - Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
His Highness The Aga Khan
Charles Correa - Architect, Bombay, India
Martin Filler - Architecture Critic

CHASE RYND: Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening. My name is
Chase Rynd and I’m the director of the National Building Museum. It is my distinct pleasure
to welcome all of you to the Museum and to this very special program this evening. I am also

Award Ceremony and Transcripts of the 2005 Vincent Scully Prize 2005-01-25

Hazar Imam receiving the 2005 Vincent Scully Award from Caroly Brody  2005-01-25

Award Ceremony
January 25, 2005

David M. Schwarz - Founding Chairman, The Vincent Scully Prize
Carolyn Schwenker Brody - Chair, National Building Museum
Charles Correa - Architect, Bombay, India
James D. Wolfensohn - President, The World Bank
His Highness The Aga Khan
DAVID SCHWARZ: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is David Schwarz. I am
the Chairman of the Vincent Scully Prize Jury and it is my pleasure and my honor to welcome
you here this evening and to thank you for coming to support both the National Building

USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS 2016-06-27

Foreign Minister Youssouf Bakayoko and His Highness the Aga Khan during the renditions of the Nashid-al-Imamah and the national

Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2016
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USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS Care in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and the Industrial Promotion Services of West Africa (IPS(WA)) announce a groundbreaking and innovative public-private partnership that will promote telemedicine to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

AGA KHAN Investisseur dans les pays en voie de développement.

Son Altesse L'Aga Khan


Son Altesse l`Aga Khan devint l`Imam des musulmans shiites ismailis le 11 juillet 1957, à l`âge de 20 ans. Il succédait à son grand-père, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan. Il est le 49e Imam des musulmans shiites ismailis et un descendant direct du prophète Muhammad (la paix soit avec lui) par le biais de son cousin et gendre Ali et sa fille Fatima, l`épouse de Ali.

H.H. The Agakhan speaks at the Commonwealth Press Union Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Press Union Conference held in Cape Town.

Mr Chairman,
My Lords,
Distinguished guests,
Members of the Commonwealth Press Union,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an enormous pleasure for me to join you today. I only wish I could have attended all of your sessions, for your programme touches on many subjects which are of great interest to me, and your speakers have included an impressive array of distinguished personalities.

In fact, as I looked at the long list of those who have already come to this podium, I wondered whether you would have any capacity left to absorb whatever I might say!

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Royal Toledo foundation award ceremony 2006-03-02

His Highness the Aga Khan makes his acceptance remarks at the Royal Foundation ceremony in Toledo.

Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim

Your Majesty,
Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members of the Foundation Board,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

On behalf of all the award recipients, including the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, it is my privilege to thank the Royal Toledo Foundation for its generosity in recognizing their efforts as contributing to the preservation of historic, cultural and artistic heritage.

We are particularly honoured by the presence of Your Majesty among us this evening.

Sir Aga Khan bridge on River Indus inaugurated at Jhirk

Sir Aga Khan Bridge at Jhirk Pakistan


The longest bridge on the Indus River in Pakistan, the 1.7 kilometre-long Sir Aga Khan Bridge, was inaugurated by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Jhirk-Mulakatiar on Monday.

He said the PPP was the first government to take up the issue of providing clean drinking water to the people of Sindh.

Speech By Hazar Imam, Commencement Ceremony, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island 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.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan in Ivory Coast 1998-03-07

Hazar Imam in Ivory Coast

Fin de la visite officielle du Prince Aga Khan en Côte d'Ivoire


Aga Khan in Al Ain for architecture awards 2016-11-06

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, joins Prince Karim Aga Khan in handing out the Aga Khan Awards fo

AL AIN // "The holy Quran commands humankind to shape our earthly environment as good stewards of the divine creation."

So said Prince Karim Aga Khan – the 49th hereditary Imam of the world Shia Imami Ismaili community and a spiritual leader who claims direct descent from the Prophet Mohammed – on Sunday night at a moonlit ceremony at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain.


His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Kenyan Social Institutions lunch.  1982-10-06

Your Excellencies, Your Worship the Mayor, Representatives of International Agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a special occasion for me to be amongst such distinguished representatives of government, non-governmental and private agencies here today; special because my family and I are deeply involved in social welfare and I particularly appreciate being amongst those who commit their time, resource and effort for the benefit of mankind. I hope you will not think it presumptuous of me to offer some thoughts on questions with which we are all concerned.


Architect Bruno Freschi describes to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, how the Ismaili Centre,

Your Excelency,
The Honourable Senator Perrault,

The Honourable Mrs. Grace McCarthy,

Deputy Premier of British Columbia,

Your worship The Mayor of Burnaby,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Today is a particularly significant and, indeed, happy occasion for the Ismaili Community in Canada and for my wife and for me.

I am most grateful to, Yoour Exelency, the Lieutenant Governor, for honouring us with Your presence and for performing the Foundation Ceremony of the Burnaby Jamat Khana.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the World Mountain Forum UNESCO, Paris 2000-06-05

Hazar Imam at the UNESCO 2000 Conference is Paris 2005-06-05

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to address this inaugural session of the World Mountain Forum.

I am especially happy that the Ismaili Imamat has been given the opportunity to participate in a Forum organised by and for all those concerned with the difficulties facing the populations of mountain regions, and to share lessons that have been learnt, to exchange mutual experience and advice, to better identify the problems that exist, and to try, as part of a joint effort, to propose new and more efficient solutions.

A new airline in Mali 2005-02-25

Celestair, the regional airline, connects a growing number of underserved destinations in West Africa.

Bamako, Mali, 25 February 2005 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), which forms part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will boost the commercial aviation sector in West Africa with the creation of a new national airline in partnership with the Mali government and private investors.

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