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…

Event Journal: Opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam At the Opening Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam At the Opening Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre, Toronto Friday, 12 September 2014 Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Prime Minister Harper, Words fail me — and that’s not often the case — but words fail me to thank you enough for your most gracious and warm comments on this occasion. Madame Clarkson, Excellencies, Honourable…

MHI and PM Harper at the IC,T Terrace - AKM in the background

Noorani Family at Ismaili Centre, Toronto and Aga Khan Museum inauguration: Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim with Princess Salwa, and Prince Hussain

Reporting from Toronto, Ismailimail shares a few pictures of the Noorani family at the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and Aga Khan Museum on Friday, September 12, 2014. All stories from Ismailimail reporting from the ground: Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani Family, the…

His Highness the Aga Khan: Bringer of hope and fine architecture

The Art Newspaper | His Highness the Aga Khan: Bringer of hope and fine architecture

In a rare interview, His Highness the Aga Khan describes his global approach to helping Islamic communities help themselves, while also restoring their past heritage By Anna Somers Cocks for The Art Newspaper This article was originally published in May 2005, The Art Newspaper, Issue 158. Last month, a 30-hectare park in the centre of…

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…

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…

Tanzania's Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal with Prince Karim Aga Khan. On the right is the MP for Tabora North, Mr Shaffin Sumar. Behind His Highness is the Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehangir Bhaloo. Photo by VPO

Tanzania’s Vice President shares a light moment with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

THE Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, shares a light moment with the spiritual leader of the Ismailia Community and Founder of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Prince Karim Aga Khan, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The Aga Khan was on a four-day visit to Tanzania, the itinerary for which included…

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,…

Historical Photo: His Highness the Aga Khan

Historical Photo: His Highness the Aga Khan

HH Karim Aga Khan, André Ardoin, Michele Busiri Vici e Luigi Vietti al lavoro per creare la Costa Smeralda… pic.twitter.com/sbjVKAeI9R — Andrea Romanet (@AndreaRomanet) June 3, 2014 Busiri-Vici, René Podbielski, Loel Guiness, l'Aga Khan e Luigi Vietti al lavoro agli inizi della Costa Smeralda. pic.twitter.com/5EA5jr5fhW — Andrea Romanet (@AndreaRomanet) June 3, 2014

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…