Mawlana Hazar Imam ordaining the Ismaili Constitution.Image:Canadian Ismaili March 1987

Retrospective | Ismaili Constitution for global Ismaili community was ordained on Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 50th birthday

“It is my belief that the Ismaili Constitution will provide a strong institutional and organisational framework through which my Jamat (community) will be able to contribute to the harmonious development of the Ummah and of the societies in which the Jamat lives.”* Born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, Mawlana Hazar Imam spent his…

SimergPhotos.com: For Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah, a Splendid Collection of (100+) Photos and Quotes

SimergPhotos.com: For Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 78th Salgirah, a Splendid Collection of (100+) Photos and Quotes

The images and quotes published represent: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family; the Imam’s affection and love for all his murids; the breadth and scope of his Imamat work around the world through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); the worldwide admiration, respect and warmth that is shown to him by leaders at all levels; and the…

New Video: In Conversation with Aga Khan - Rajiv Mehrotra Interview in India during 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony

Video: In Conversation with Aga Khan – Rajiv Mehrotra Interview, India, 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony

…you radiate so much of happiness, you radiate a kind of glow, what is the prescription of happiness for you? “The role I have is a remarkable privilege. It’s to be able to help people, and in that sense, when I have a feeling that some of the things are being done, do actually cause…

His Highness the Aga Khan at the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan [Getty Images]

His Highness the Aga Khan strengthens continuing support to Afghanistan at the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan

For the Ismaili Imamat and its Aga Khan Development Network, or AKDN as it is known, it is fundamental that the construction of civil society has been chosen as a national development priority in the Government’s reform agenda. The AKDN has been designed and grown specifically to support that goal, wherever we are present. We vigorously…

Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif praises services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif praises services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world

LONDON, Dec 4 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lauded services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world, particularly for the people of Pakistan in education and health sectors, poverty eradication, and socio-economic uplift of the poor. A large number of leaders from around the world have gathered in London to attend…

FIU - Islam and Authority in the Global World - Karim Aga Khan and the Ismaili Community - MP

Event – November 13 | Florida International University | Islam and Authority in the Global World: Karim Aga Khan and the Ismaili Community

Florida International University – School of International and Public Affairs presents a lecture by Professor Michel Boivin on the topic of Islam & Authority in the Global World: Karim Aga Khan and the Ismaili Community. EVENT: School of International and Public Affairs: Islam & Authority in the Global World: Karim Aga Khan and the Ismaili Community. SPEAKER:…

The Ismaili Journal: November 2014 – Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Kyrgyzstan

The Ismaili Journal: November 2014 – Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Kyrgyzstan

TheIsmaili.org – Bishkek, 5 November 2014 — On the final day of his Kyrgyz visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a reception hosted by the head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation for the Kyrgyz Republic, Shamsh Kassim-Lakha. Diplomats and representatives of international development organisations with whom AKDN collaborates were also present at the Ala…

Chancellor University of Central Asia, His Highness the Aga Khan Reviews Progress of Naryn Campus

Chancellor University of Central Asia, His Highness the Aga Khan Reviews Progress of Naryn Campus

“I am very pleased that the Naryn campus of UCA will be the first to admit students, starting in 2016. They will benefit from a unique curriculum developed in partnership with world-renowned universities as well as some of the best academic and residential facilities in the region.” –His Highness the Aga Khan. Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic,…

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Minister Kanat Sadykov and AKDN Representative Shamsh Kassim-Lakha upon his arrival in Bishkek. (The Ismaili - AKDN / GARY OTTE)

KABAR (Kyrgyzstan) | His Highness the Aga Khan to visit Kyrgyz Republic

His Highness the Aga Khan is expected to arrive in Bishkek tomorrow for a four-day visit to the Kyrgyz Republic. He will also review developments of AKDN’s activities with the country’s senior leadership including His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Speaker of Parliament Asylbek Jeenbekov, Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev, Minister for Foreign…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Jamats of Northern Areas of Pakistan celebrate Hazir Imam’s first visit

This week marks a crucial epoch in the history of Ismailis dwelling in the foothills of some of the world’s highest mountain ranges – Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush. People of the Northern Areas of Pakistan are celebrating the 54th anniversary of Hazir Imam’s first visit to this part of the world with praise and thanksgiving for all…

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Louis Vuitton Foundation hosts His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and other VIPs at its inauguration Gala

Last night at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, celebrating [its inauguration] and its recognition by the French government … Distinguished guests of the Paris VIP and other arts and business’ from around the world, [included] HE the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismaili (one of the first to arrive and more discreet), were hosted at the gala.

The Silk Road Project: Smithsonian Folklife Festival dedicated to a single theme for the first time

The Silk Road Project: Smithsonian Folklife Festival dedicated to a single theme for the first time

The 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. The Festival celebrated the traditional arts of peoples of the Silk Road lands. For the first time in its 36-year history, the Smithsonian  dedicated the festival to a single theme: “The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust.” Mawlana Hazar Imam and former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin…