Constellations: Aga Khan Museum - Building a Knowledge Epicenter: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

Constellations | Aga Khan Museum – Building a Knowledge Epicenter: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

[@8:28] I shall finish by saying a few words specifically about our museum in Toronto. As you will have gathered, I am firmly convinced that better knowledge of the Muslim world can overcome distrust and therefore that city has been a strategic choice. While some North American museums have significant collections of Muslim art, there…

Aga Khan Museum to Open to Public on September 18th

Aga Khan Museum to Open to Public on September 18th

Museum to showcase the cultural and scientific contributions of Muslim civilizations to world heritage August 18, 2014 – The Aga Khan Museum announced today that it will open its doors to the public as of September 18, 2014. The Museum and Ismaili Centre constitute a major initiative by Mawlana Hazar Imam and are intended to…

Harijan village, Iran

Mysticism and the Plurality of Meaning: The Case of the Ismailis of Rural Iran

To what extent does mysticism require a withdrawal from the world? Is there a contradiction between the demands of contemplation and those of an active, responsible life? Is the mystical perspective antagonistic to the intellect? Rafique Keshavjee uses as a case study the Ismailis of rural Iran, whose ideas and actions question the notion that…

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, reviewing the master plan and design for a new 42-acre campus on Sam Nujoma Road which will house both the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development serving master’s level students and an Aga Khan Academy for middle and secondary school students. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Knowledge Diplomacy: Aga Khan University expansion in East Africa to transform Arusha into a Regional Intellectual Epicenter

AKU’s ambitious 15 years plan includes a significant commitment of global resources to the East African region though the expansion of the University’s presence in Arusha, transforming the East African Community’s capital into a “regional intellectual epicenter“. This grand vision was shared by the AKU Chancellor, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan; Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department of…

In The End - Peace, one and all…

In The End – Peace, one and all…

Poem via Abdur Rahman’s Corner Walk gently upon the earth, o my soul, and speak words of beauty and truth, live simply and well. Make no grandiose claims, lest proof is demanded and you are found wanting. Be humane, be human, whilst you still walk upon the earth: in the end, we all bid the…

The Pamirs, Afghan and Tajik and Ismaili Islam

The Pamirs, Afghan and Tajik and Ismaili Islam

The Pamirs and its people were divided in the later C19th and since then they have been subject to very different administrations. The Tajikistan side were governed by Imperial, Bolshevik Russia and then Soviet administrations from that time until 1992. This continuity permitted road building, educational development, health care provision in this area were per…

Tabreek Somani with her homeroom teacher and 12 years old class on the occasion of Spirit Day - From Karachi to Bishkek to Mombasa: Tabreek Somani’s Educational Journey in Diverse Cultural Settings

From Karachi to Bishkek to Mombasa: Tabreek Somani’s Educational Journey in Diverse Cultural Settings

Tabreek started her education from the Foundation Public School in Karachi, which followed the British education system (Cambridge curriculum) after completing one year of early years learning at Head Start, Karachi. Her family moved to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and she enrolled at the QSI International School of Bishkek (QSIB), which follows the American curriculum…