His Highness the Aga Khan playing soccer at Harvard (Image - Life Magazine)

Retrospective: Aga Khan and Soccer

Aga Khan: My legs were particularly strong and in Europe I had naturally been thoroughly trained in soccer’s techniques. I made the freshman team, and we went through the season undefeated. I played outside left and scored occasionally. – His Highness the Aga Khan, 1964 Sports Illustrated Interview with Paul Evan Ress “I was born right-handed,…

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Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau sends Kushiali Mubarak Greetings to His Highness and the entire Ismaili-Canadian Community

OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day: “Today, on Imamat Day, Ismailis in Canada and around the world come together to celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to the Throne of Imamat. “For Ismailis,…

NEW EXCLUSIVE SPEECH TRANSCRIPT: His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesi?res, Switzerland)

NEW EXCLUSIVE SPEECH TRANSCRIPT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

Two weeks ago, on June 21, 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a thought provoking and inspiring speech at Aiglon College’s graduation ceremony. Arguably one of the Aga Khan’s most important speeches in recent years, he elaborates on his impression that “today the strongest human force [influencing human life], sadly, is fear,” highlighting in…

New Interview (Google Translation): le Parisien Interview, Gilles Maarek & Gaetane Morin, ‘Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope’ (Chantilly, France)

Earlier in June this year, His Highness the Aga Khan granted an interview to le Parisien in which he discussed concerns he has over various political issues currently making headlines. He also talked about Ismailis and AKDN’s activities. Click here to read the full transcript at NanoWisdoms.org. We regret that only a Google translation is…

His Highness the Aga Khan with architect Bruno Freschi (left) and former Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Henry Bell-Irwing (centre), at the Vancouver Ismaili Centre site in 1982. AKDN/Christopher Little

In Search of Empathetic Architecture: Architect Bruno Freschi recalls the inspired discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan

Architect Bruno Freschi recalls the inspired discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan that guided the design of the Vancouver Ismaili Centre. By: Bruno Freschi The uniqueness of this encounter was its absolute unexpectedness, my total surprise, and the slowly unfolding client aspirations for this rather auspicious building. I had received a call from someone…

Photographs: President of the Portuguese Republic presented North-South Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan and to Suzanne Jabbour

Photographs: President of the Portuguese Republic presented North-South Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan and to Suzanne Jabbour

The President of the Republic presided at the XIX Award Ceremony of the NORTH-South Prize of the Council of Europe, and presented the prizes to His Highness the Aga Khan and to the physician Suzanne Jabbour, two individualities who distinguished themselves on behalf of the respect for and dignity of the human being, and for…

Photographs by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe: 2013 Prize

Council of Europe Newsroom: Aga Khan and Suzanne Jabbour receive North-South Centre Prize

Lisbon, 12 june 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network AKDN, and Suzanne Jabbour, Lebanese doctor, chair of the Executive Committee of the International Council for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, are receiving today the 2013 North-South Centre Prize. The Prize is being presented to them by…

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan's acceptance address for the North-South Prize (Lisbon, Portugal)

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan’s acceptance address for the North-South Prize (Lisbon, Portugal)

In a ceremony presided over by the President of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan and and Suzanne Jabbour were today awarded the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s 2013 North-South Prize. Also present at the ceremony, held in the Parliament of Portugal, were the President of the Republic…