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Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon 1989-02-14

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon  1989-02-14

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon 1989-02-14

Aga Khan's Global Centre for Pluralism moves into heritage digs after decade of delays 2017-01-30

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, congratulates the Aga Khan after his address to Parliament in 2014. The spiritual leader's
Source: 
cbc.ca

A think-tank founded by the Aga Khan with $30 million from taxpayers has finally moved into a prime heritage building in Ottawa 10 years after the federal government gave it a 99-year lease.

The Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) pays the federal government $1 a year to use the building at 330 Sussex Dr., formerly the Canadian War Museum. The agreement also allows the GCP to lease out office space in the building at commercial rates.

And it already has a tenant: the Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown corporation.

Prince Karim Aga Khan at Chateau de Chantilly

Prince Karim Aga Khan at Chateau de Chantilly

H.H. The Aga Khan Patron of Chateau de Chantilly and his brother Prince Amyn Aga Khan 2005-03-03

Aga Khan gives £27m to Chantilly restoration 2005-03-03

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn Agakhan at Chateau de Chantilly  2005-03-03
Source: 
theguardian.com

The Aga Khan is to donate €40m (£27.4m) of his fortune to help restore France's largest privately owned estate, which includes a park, a Renaissance chateau, a racecourse and the biggest classical art collection in the country outside the Louvre.
The billionaire businessman and racehorse owner, who is a British citizen, will provide more than half of a €70m fund set up with the French state, the Institut de France - which owns the magnificent but badly decayed Chantilly estate - and local authorities.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Centenary Celebration Meeting, Association of American Universities 2001-04-22

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the International Convocation of the Association of American Universities (AAU). 2001-04-22
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akdn.org

Thank you President Vest for your very generous words of introduction and thank you all for the very warm welcome. It is an honour to be invited to address such a distinguished assemblage of educators. If IQ could be converted into kilowatts, I have no doubt that the quantum massed here tonight would meet the world's energy requirements for at least a decade.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Scully Award Acceptance 2005-01-25

Carolyn Schwenker Brody, Chair of the National Building Museum's Board of Trustees, presents the Vincent Scully Prize, a crystal
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akdn.org

Honoured Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.

Who is the man behind Trudeau’s controversial Christmas vacation? 2017-02-09

The Aga Khan, center, smiles as he arrives at the Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University before addressing an audie
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macleans.ca

The Aga Khan enjoys a solid reputation in the world of international development. If Trudeau acted improperly, observers say that’s on him, not the Aga Khan.

Two weeks ago, during an overseas trip, former prime minister Stephen Harper tweeted to his 1.11 million followers. “Just visited the magnificent #Ismaili Centre Dubai,” he wrote. “Reminds me of what a tremendous force for global peace and pluralism the Aga Khan is.”

European Commission and AKDN sign joint declaration 2007-01-23

European Commission and AKDN sign joint declaration  2007-01-23

His Highness the Aga Khan holds discussions with Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations.

AKDN/Gary Otte

Source: 
akdn.org

The tragedy of Shergar: Champion racehorse and potential stud star kidnapped, never found 2017-02-06

Hazar Imam leading Shergar after a win
Source: 
www.punters.com.au

Can you imagine the enormity of the scandal if Black Caviar was stolen and was still missing 34 years later?

A tale like that began on a foggy Irish winter’s evening on Tuesday, February 8, 1983.

Shergar, one the world’s most brilliant, adored and valuable racehorses, was soon to begin his second season as a stallion when a gang of gun-wielding kidnappers broke into Ballymany Stud and forced head groom James Fitzgerald to load the horse into a float.

Hazar Imam with Mata Salamat 1957

Hazar Imam with Mata Salamat  1957

Hazar Imam with Mata Salamat Begum Aga Khan soon after ascending to the throne of Imamat in July 1957

Hazrat Shams Tabrizi

Hazrat Shams Tabrizi the teacher of Rumi was also the same Pir Shams Subzwari of the Ismailis who traveled to many places such as China, Tibet, India etc to propogate the faith and the knowledge of the Holy Ismaili Imams

Aga Khan to address a special Joint Session of Parliament on Thursday, February 27 2014-02-27

Aga Khan to address a special Joint Session of Parliament on Thursday, February 27   2014-02-27

His Highness the Aga Khan is received by the Honourable Chris Alexander, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, upon his arrival in Ottawa.

AKDN / Gary Otte

Musa bin Baiq discovered Mozambique

Mozambique (deciphered from Musa bin Baiq) is situated in eastern Africa on the coast of the Indian and named after the Arab Sheikh ruler Musa bin Baiq at the time of the Portuguese traveler Vasco da Gama

Diamond Jubilees of Imamat

Diamond Jubilees on the throne of Imamat have been celebrated by 4 Imams to date in our history since Hazrat Ali. The 4 Imams are Imam Mustansir Billah, Imam Kassam Shah, our 46th Imam Hassan Ali Shah and our 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah.

Hazrat Mowlana Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III

Our 48th Holy Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah was the 4th Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee as Imam. He was on the Masnad of Imamat from 1885 A.D. to 1957 A.D. He was born in 1249 A.H on the 25th day of the month of Shawwal

Hazrat Mowlana Aga Shah Hassan Ali Shah

Our 46th Holy Imam Aga Shah Hassan Aly Shah was the 3rd Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee as Imam. He was Imam from 1233 A.H. to 1298 A.H. He was the first Imam to have the title of Aga Khan and was also famously know as Muhammad Hussein al-Husseini "Mahelati"

Hazrat Mowlana Kassam Shah

Our 29th Holy Imam Kassam Shah was the 2nd Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Imamat. He was Imam for 61 years from 710 A.H. to 771 A.H. and lived in Azerbaijan

Imam Mustansir Billah - first Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

Our 18th Holy Imam Mustansir Billah was the first Imam to celebrate Diamond Jubilee on the throne of Imamat. He was just 7 years and a few months old at the time of ascension to the Masnad of Imamat in 427 A.H.

Hazrat Mowlana Imam Zahir

Our 17th Holy Imam Abdul Hasan Ali Al-Zahir li-Azaze dinillah was born in Cairo in 395 A.H. on Wednesday 10th of Ramadhan. He ascended to the throne of Imamat in 411 A.H. That day was "Idd-e-Kurbani"

Imam Hakim Bi Amrillah

Our 16th Holy Imam Abu Ali Mansur Al Hakim bi-Amrillah was born on Thursday 23rd Rabi'ul-Awwal 375 A.H. in "Kahira Mu'izziya". Imam Hakim ascended to the throne of Imamat on 28th Ramadhan 386 A.H. at the age of 11 years


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