NanoWisdoms Archive celebrates its third anniversary and publishes a new interview transcript

NanoWisdoms Archive celebrates its third anniversary and publishes a new interview transcript

Three years ago the NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings was given special permission by Aiglemont to publish Mawlana Hazar Imam’s speeches. Today, as we celebrate our third anniversary, we are happy to report that the Archive is thriving thanks to the Jamat’s support. Our third year was, by all measures, a momentous…

Navroz Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

Navroz Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Navroz Mubarak. Launched several years ago, in 2011, upon receiving special permission from Aiglemont to publish His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches, the NanoWisdoms Archive is a unique website dedicated solely to the Ismaili Imamat’s speeches, interviews and writings. With over 500 readings —…

NEW INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's conversation with Christina Paxson, President, Brown University

NEW INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan’s conversation with Christina Paxson, President, Brown University

After delivering the 88th Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA), His Highness the Aga Khan sat down for a fascinating conversation with Christina Paxson, Brown University’s President in which, amongst other things, he extensively discussed AKDN, the need to make knowledge of Islam part of “global knowledge” and concrete advice for students to prepare…

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…

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…

VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's address to the Parliament of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address to the Parliament of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

Today, 27 February, 2014, by invitation of the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, His Highness the Aga Khan spoke in the Chamber of the House of Commons, addressing both the Members of the Senate and the House of Commons. The Aga Khan is one of a handful of individuals who are…

Remarks by the Aga Khans III & IV on Various Religious and Intellectual Issues in Islam

Remarks by the Aga Khans III & IV on Various Religious and Intellectual Issues in Islam

NanoWisdoms is pleased to launch its Essential Reading Series. The series will publish aggregate collections of our Extended Quotes related to broad themes. Each Essential Reading is published in an attractive PDF format for posting on jamatkhana notice boards or as teaching aids, seminar handouts, discussion topics, general references, etc.. Our first issue, “Remarks by…

Announcing the NanoWisdoms 2014 Calendar

Announcing the NanoWisdoms 2014 Calendar

The NanoWisdoms Archive is pleased to announce its 2014 calendar, featuring a captivating selection of quotes from His Highness the Aga Khan chosen from among our most popular Extended Quotes. Launched in 2011, upon receiving special permission from Aiglemont to publish His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches, the NanoWisdoms Archive is a unique website dedicated…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi

His Highness the Aga Khan’s Address at the 2013 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony (Karachi, Pakistan)

Today, 19 December, 2013, His Highness the Aga Khan presided over, and addressed, the Aga Khan University’s 2013 Convocation. In this seminal, 25 minute speech, the Aga Khan positioned the Aga Khan University within Islam’s rich intellectual history and tradition of centres of learning while emphasising the paramount importance of new knowledge. The Aga Khan…

NanoWisdoms presents 42 years of Aga Khan University speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan

NanoWisdoms presents 42 years of Aga Khan University speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan

Later this week, His Highness the Aga Khan will preside over the Aga Khan University’s 2013 convocation ceremony. 2013 is a special year for AKU, one that celebrates many milestones: the 30th anniversary of the granting of the University’s charter, the 30th graduating class of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the 25th graduating class…

Salgirah Mubarak from the NanoWisdoms Archive

Salgirah Mubarak from the NanoWisdoms Archive

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Salgirah Mubarak. Launched in 2011, upon receiving special permission from Aiglemont to publish His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches, the NanoWisdoms Archive is a unique website dedicated solely to the Ismaili Imamat’s speeches, interviews and writings. With over 500 readings — from akdn.org, iis.ac.uk,…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan's 2006 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony Address (Karachi, Pakistan)

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2006 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony Address (Karachi, Pakistan)

via NanoWisdoms.org In this seminal speech — made when he presided over the Aga Khan University’s convocation in 2006, the Aga Khan brings the future into clear perspective with his practical and pragmatic world-view, stressing that “we are moving into a new epoch of history [which many] observers describe … as the ‘Knowledge Society’.” This,…

His Highness the Aga Khan awarded the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal

His Highness the Aga Khan’s Acceptance Address for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal (Ottawa, Canada)

Yesterday, 27 November, 2013, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded he Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, their highest award. In his acceptance address, the Aga Khan reflected on the uniqueness of architecture’s “transformational potential” in our lives, noting that “the quality of our lives is fundamentally shaped by the spaces in which…

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings requests your help!

via NanoWisdoms.org – November 6, 2013 – Launched in 2011, upon receiving special permission from Aiglemont to publish His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches, the NanoWisdoms Archive is a unique website dedicated solely to the Ismaili Imamat’s speeches, interviews and writings. As part of our efforts to help introduce and increase awareness of the NanoWisdoms…

India Today Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan

New Interview : India Today Interview, Sandeep Unnithan, ‘What keeps him on course with reviving cultural heritage in developing world’ (Delhi, India)

In this extensive, thought provoking and candid interview, His Highness the Aga Khan discusses the objectives and strategies behind cultural restoration projects — like the Humayun’s Tomb project, makes fascinating observations about the negative changes communications technology is having on people, comments about “basket” (as in basket-case countries) moving and gives us a glimpse at…

New Speech: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address at the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, Inaugural Ceremony (Hyderabad, India)

Today, 20 September 2013, marks the official inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, the second to be inaugurated in a network of 18 Academies being established. In his address to mark the occasion, His Highness the Aga Khan explained the rational behind the Academies’ site selection process and residential format of the schools. He…

New Speech: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address at the Inauguration Ceremony for the Restoration of Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi, India)

Today, 18 September 2013, marks the official completion and inauguration of the colossal undertaking to restore Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi — a destination site that has drawn millions. In his address to mark the occasion, His Highness the Aga Khan underscored the fundamental importance of partnership — calling it the “watchword” of the project — and…

New Speech: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address at the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize Ceremony (Lisbon, Portugal)

Today, 6 September 2013, the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize Ceremony was held in Lisbon, Portugal. Among the dignitaries present were the President of Portugal, the Mayor of Lisbon and His Highness the Aga Khan. During his inspiring address, the Aga Khan explained that one key factor in establishing the Award, some 40…

New Interview: In celebration of the marriage of Prince Rahim and Kendra Spears, NanoWisdoms presents His Highness the Aga Khan’s, little known, 1983 Khaleej Times (Dubai) interview

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes Prince Rahim and Kendra Spears a long and happy life together. In celebration of this happy occasion, the NanoWisdoms Archive is pleased to bring you His Highness the Aga Khan’s lengthy, but little known, 1983 Khaleej Times interview, made during his first visit to the…

New Interview: The little known January 2002 Connaissance des Arts interview of His Highness the Aga Khan with Philip Jodidio (Paris, France)

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in America, the simmering, global discussion about Islam and Muslims gained top-of-mind presence, particularly in the West, as they sought to rationalise the causes behind the attacks. Like Muslim leaders the world over, His Highness the Aga Khan denounced the attacks as unrelated to the faith of Islam,…