Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Prime Minister Harper, Your Highness, my brother, Madame Clarkson, Excellencies, Ms Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Honourable Ministers, Chancelier de Broglie, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, What a pleasure it is to welcome you to this exceptional place on this most special day. Exceptional because we are inaugurating today…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan's remarks introducing Ant?nio Guterres, The Global Centre for Pluralism?s Third Annual Lecturer (Ottawa, Canada)

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan’s remarks introducing Antonio Guterres, The Global Centre for Pluralism’s Third Annual Lecturer (Ottawa, Canada)

Yesterday, 29 May 2014, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Third Annual Lecture. In his warm introduction and tribute, His Highness the Aga Khan said that “Antonio Guterres has been a passionate and effective advocate on these issues, articulating both the rights of the refugees and…

Remarks made by His HIghness the Aga Khan at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit

Remarks made by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Prime Minister Harper, President Kikwete, Your Majesty, Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: Like you, I am here today because of my conviction that improving maternal, neonatal and child health should be one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda. I can think of no other field in which…

FULL EVENT VIDEO: His Highness the Aga Khan's and other Keynote speeches at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit (Toronto, Canada)

FULL EVENT VIDEO: His Highness the Aga Khan’s and other Keynote speeches at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit (Toronto, Canada)

Today in Toronto, Canada, the Government of Canada hosted the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. We are pleased to bring you the video of the keynote speeches by: The Honourable Christian Paradis, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Ms. Hannah Godefa, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Ethiopia, His Highness the Aga Khan,…

NEW VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's remarks at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Toronto, Canada)

NEW VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s remarks at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Toronto, Canada)

Today in Toronto, Canada, at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, an initiative of the Canadian Government, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a short, but dense set of opening remarks as one of the keynote speakers. The Aga Khan highlighted key strategies for success in maternal, newborn and child health, stressing the…

Architecture and the “essence of human life” - By His Highness the Aga Khan

Architecture and the “essence of human life” – By His Highness the Aga Khan

The following is the text of a speech given by His Highness the Aga Khan at the presentation of the Gold Medal by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in Ottawa, November 27. President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Madame Clarkson, excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen …

VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA)

VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA)

Today, 10 March, 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the 88th Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture at Brown University, Rhode Island. In this remarkable and broad speech, the Aga Khan delivered his most detailed observations about technology to date. In particular, the impacts it is having, and can have, on individuals, on…

54 years of recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan by Western educational enstitutions

54 years of recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan by Western educational institutions

Eighteen years ago, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered Brown University’s (Providence, USA) 1996 Commencement Ceremony, becoming the first Muslim to deliver the address in the university’s then 232 year history. Next week, on 10 March 2014, as part of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebrations, the Aga Khan will return to Brown to deliver the 88th…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1996 Brown University Commencement Address

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1996 Brown University Commencement Address

Photo: Simerg.com Next week, on 10 March 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan will deliver the 88th Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture at Brown University, Rhode Island. However, this is not the first time he has spoken at Brown University. Eighteen years ago, the Aga Khan delivered Brown University’s 1996 Commencement Ceremony address,…

NEW INTERVIEW: His Highness the Aga Khan's 5th Globe and Mail Interview (Canada)

NEW INTERVIEW: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 5th Globe and Mail Interview (Canada)

In this excerpt of his 5th Globe and Mail interview, His Highness the Aga Khan’s discusses the Middle East extensively, covering Syria, Afghanistan and Iran, offering his insights on the state of affairs there and issues that need careful consideration. Click to read the interview at NanoWisdoms: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 5th Globe and…

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan, by The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan, by The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and an honorary Canadian, visited Canada this week to speak to a rare joint session of Parliament, and inspect the new Ismaili centre in Toronto, due to open this summer. He also sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse for…

TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's 2nd, Peter Mansbridge, One-on-One, Interview

TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2nd, Peter Mansbridge, One-on-One, Interview

In this, his second interview with Peter Mansbridge for One-on-One, His Highness the Aga Khan discusses a variety of subjects including the Ismaili community in Canada, his speech to the Canadian Parliament, his concerns about the future of Afghanistan and the situation in Iraq, and much more. Click to read the full interview transcript, or…

Civil society helps turn 'countries of crisis into countries of opportunity' - By the Aga Khan| Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper

Civil society helps turn ‘countries of crisis into countries of opportunity’ – By the Aga Khan| Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper

In his parliamentary address, the Aga Khan speaks on the diversity of Islamic cultures and the need to pay more attention to civil society. The Aga Khan Published: Thursday, 02/27/2014 7:09 pm EST The following is an excerpt from the Aga Khan’s speech to a joint session of Parliament on Feb. 27 in the House…