Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Worship, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children
I am most grateful for your kind address. On behalf of the Ismaili community and myself, I would like to thank all those in Nairobi who have contributed to such a wonderful welcome here.
I have been very moved by everyone's kindness, especially by the hospitality given me by His Excellency the Governor and Lady Baring.
Your Excellencies, Your Highness, Your Worship, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children
I would like to begin this reply to your kind addresses by thanking the whole city of Dar-es-Salaam for the wonderful welcome given [to] me and the magnificent festivities which have marked this occasion.
On behalf of the community and myself, I would like to say a special word of thanks to His Excellency the Governor and to Lady Twining, to all their staff and specially to the police, who have looked after the huge crowds visiting the ceremony with such patience and cheerfulness.
It gives Me the greatest pleasure to be with you today on My first visit to Pakistan after having assumed My new responsibilities. I am deeply moved by the warmth of your welcome and I shall cherish the memory of your love and affection for Me on this My first visit.
My Dear Captain,
On the occasion of the publication by H.S.H. Prince Aly S. Khan Garden Scouts Band of a souvenir marking the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Band, I would like to send to all the members of the Garden Scouts Band My warmest congratulations and good wishes.
On 26 January, 1989, Prince Amyn Mohammed, A Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, opened the most important exhibition of Islamic calligraphy to be seen in London for many years.
The exhibition at the Zamana Gallery was entitled : Islamic Calligraphy : Sacred and Secular Writings, and contained many rare and beautiful examples dating back over the past one thousand years, drawn from Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, India and Africa and consisting of works sent by galleries and from private collections.
Prince Amyn Mohammed displays the silver trowel after placing the last brick at the "topping out" ceremony at the Ismaili Centre in London on 13th May 1982. As guest of honour at the ceremony held on the roof of the nearly completed Ismaili Centre in central London, Prince Amyn Mohammed said that the Centre has the "the difficult vocation of bridging East and West, of bringing together strong and brilliant cultures." Mr.
Your Excellencies, Mr. Mayor, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I am delighted to have been asked to open this exhibition on Islamic Calligraphy. Indeed, of all the Muslim art forms, calligraphy holds, perhaps, pride of place as the foremost and perhaps most characteristic of the modes of visual expression in Islam. From China to Canada and from Russia to South Africa, the widespread use of calligraphy still unites Muslims and visibly differentiates them from the adepts of other religions.
Your Excellency President Leghari, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Dear Guests
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Stone Town Cultural Centre, Zanzibar-1997-03-16Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Excellency President Mkapa
Your Excellency President Amour
Your Excellency the Chief Minister
Speech by Prince Amyn Mohammed at the Inauguration of the Zanzibar Serena Inn In the presence of Mowlana Hazar Imam-1997-03-15Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Excellency President Benjamin William Mkapa
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour
Your Highness (glancing towards Hazar Imam)
As Chairman of Tourism Promotion Services Zanzibar, the owner of Zanzibar Serena Inn, it is both an honour and a pleasure to welcome you here today for the official opening of the fifth Serena property in the United Republic to begin operations within the past twelve months.
Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn-1997-03-15Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATION PRESS BUILDING, NAIROBI-1997-03-12Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Excellency The President,
Your Excellency the Vice President,
Honorable Minister for Information,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The opening of an important new building is always a cause of celebration - and it is wonderful to know that so many people are celebrating this occasion with us.
"It gives me great pleasure to be with you this morning for the inauguration of the Nation Printing Plant. This ultra-modern printing facility makes use of the latest technology in the printing and publishing industry. The investment of seven hundred and fifty million shillings in this project is a show of the confidence that the Nation Group and indeed Your Highness, have in the future of this country. It's therefore, an important occasion for the Nation Group, the publishing industry and indeed, for Kenya.
SPEECH BY PRESIDENT DANIEL ARAP MOI AT LUNCHEON HOSTED IN THE HONOR OF HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN VISIT TO NAIROBI-1997-03-11Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Highness, Kenya and Aga Khan Development Network share a long history of co-operation. The Aga Khan Development Network has for a long time supported our development efforts by promoting socio-economic development in various fields such as health, education and rural development.
Extract of a Speech of H.H. The Aga Khan made at a luncheon hosted by President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya-1997-03-11Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
I have been following with great interest the many positive developments that have been taking place under your Excellency's leadership and I have shared your concern when the country has been occasionally faced with challenges such as the present drought. And I am always impressed by that strong sense of national response which carries you past the trials you have to cross and back again to the path of hope and progress.
The leaders of all African Countries today are faced with the need to raise the living standards of the mass of their peoples from mere subsistence level to a point where men and women can develop the full potential of their minds and bodies. The problem in Africa assumes urgent political dimensions if only because expectations are so much higher than they used to be. This is quite understandable when you remember the hopes that were raised during the battle for independence.
His Highness the Aga Khan
Born Prince Karim, in Geneva, Switzerland in 1936, the present Aga Khan spent some of his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya. He was actually a student at Harvard when, in 1957, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan to the Imamat of some 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims. Following a year’s leave of absence for official visits to Muslim communities around the world, the Aga Khan returned to Harvard as an undergraduate to complete his AB honours degree in Islamic History.
Members of the Governing Council,
Students and Parents,
I thank you for your warm welcome, and am deeply moved by the honour that this renowned institution of learning has done of conferring upon me the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. I accept this award with much happiness, but also a profound sense of humility, cognisant that many men and women, of higher distinction and more notable achievements, are also being recognised, joining an illustrious line of previous recipients.
MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM ON LONDON VISIT: HIGHLIGHTS LINKAGES BETWEEN JAMATS OF THE WEST AND DEVELOPING WORLD-1994-08-14Posted December 1st, 2009 by librarian-ap
Mawlana Hazar Imam's memorable visit to London in August this year brought together jamats from around the world in a celebration of the ties that bind the community across frontiers and of our Imam-e-Zaman's affection and concern for the jamat worldwide. It was a happy, instructive inspiring visit that highlighted the resilience, institutional strength and commitment to the developing world of a jam well-established in the West.
President Sachedina, Leaders of the Jamat
Before I say things which are important I would like to remind you of the speech before dinner and ask you to make sure that there are no stray lions under your table. I was as unaware that I would speak after dinner as that ill-fated lion.