Esoteric Thought in Physical Form: The Aga Khan Campus in Toronto

Esoteric Thought in Physical Form: The Aga Khan Campus in Toronto

“Great architecture, like great art, captures esoteric thought in physical form.” – Imam Shah Karīm al-Husayni Aga Khan IV These architectural masterpieces commissioned by the Ismaili Imamat, such as the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Campus, are actually texts (nass) by which the Ismaili Imam announces his spiritual authority (walayah), instruction…

The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan's passion for parks and gardens

The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s installment is on the…

CBC Exclusive - Inside the Aga Khan Museum

CBC Exclusive Video: Inside the Aga Khan Museum

An inside peek of the new Aga Khan Museum Click the image to view the video Earlier and Everything related to the Aga Khan Museum on Ismailimail Accelerate your Awareness – Explore, Discover and Learn more on the Toronto Trio: Ismaili Centres Series (Perspectives on matters of Soul and Spirit): Constellations | Ismaili Centres: Architecture, Design and a Video Montage…

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…

Constellations: Aga Khan Museum - Evoking Wisdom: Prince Amyn Aga Khan on Peace

Constellations | Aga Khan Museum – Evoking Wisdom: Prince Amyn Aga Khan on Peace

[@ 1:12] [Now] there is a particularly opportune time to be showing this sort of an exhibition, to be creating this sort of museum. I think a lot of prejudices and misconceptions hopefully will be laid to rest … through mutual understanding, we will achieve mutual respect; and through mutual respect, we will achieve peace. [@ 0:51] And I…

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment is on the intellectual…

Constellations- Ismaili Centres - Inauguration

Constellations | Ismaili Centres: Foundation Stone and Inauguration Ceremonies – Special Moments and Speeches of Mowlana Hazar Imam

The Ismaili Centre[s] … will be a place of congregation, of order, of peace, of prayer, of hope, of humility, and of brotherhood. From it should come forth those thoughts, those sentiments, those attitudes, which bind men together and which unite. It has been conceived and will exist in a mood of friendship, courtesy, and…

Cultural Diplomacy - Aga Khan Museum – The Road to Toronto via Parma, London, Paris, Lisbon - Lessons from the European Tour

Cultural Diplomacy: Aga Khan Museum – The Road to Toronto via Parma, London, Paris, Lisbon … Lessons from the European Tour

“The Muslim world has always been wide open to every aspect of human existence. The sciences, society, art, the oceans, the environment and the cosmos have all contributed to the great moments in the history of Muslim civilizations. The Qur’an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God’s creation.” – His…

Cultural Diplomacy - The Toronto Trio

Cultural Diplomacy: The Toronto Trio

Rising high, the picture of the geometric patterned glass wall surrounding the courtyard at the Aga Khan Museum adorns the front cover of the November 2013 issue of the Canadian Architect Magazine. The dedicated edition is a tribute to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s highest honour…