Ontario Jamat celebrates the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park

On May 25, 2015, Jamats across Ontario gathered in their respective Jamatkhanas to celebrate the momentous occasion of the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. A live telecast of the ceremony was shown. Premier Wynne and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveiled a ceremonial plaque to mark the occasion. Visit Ismaili Institutions for Canada for additional photographs. All photographs:…

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Innovate this: Fry a sunny-side up with the power of the sun

Moti Khan, a nutritionist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, believed the solar oven model had a lot of potential: “Temperature control in varying external conditions and tweaking the system for optimal functionality can ensure its success in the long run.” By Haniya Javed / Creative: Jamal Khurshid Published: May 19, 2015 KARACHI: For the rest…

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Vancouver Desi | Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper & His Highness the Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual leader was visiting Canada for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto and attend meetings in Ottawa for updates on the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network…

Event – May 28 | Global Centre for Pluralism: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to introduce the Chief Justice of Canada – Beverley McLachlin as the 4th annual speaker

The Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin will deliver the Centre’s fourth annual lecture in Toronto, reflecting on the interface between tolerance and intolerance in Canadian society. Opening remarks will be offered by His Highness the Aga Khan and closing remarks by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson. DATE: May 28, 2015 TIME: 7:30 p.m. Eastern…

Toronto's Newest Cultural Hub, the Aga Khan Park, Is Opened

The Nature of Paradise

The Garden has for many centuries served as a central element in Muslim culture. The Holy Qur’an, itself, portrays the Garden as a central symbol of a spiritual ideal – a place where human creativity and Divine majesty are fused, where the ingenuity of humanity and the beauty of nature are productively connected. Gardens are…

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Ali Zain fundraising to attend camp Horizons al-Ummah in Canada

Seventeen year old Ali Zain, is an enthusiastic, intelligent and dedicated young man who lives in Karachi, Pakistan. He has been selected to attend Horizons al-Ummah, a summer camp in Vancouver, Canada. However, Ali requires funds to attend this camp. Your contribution, regardless of the amount, can help this young man achieve his dream! The education he…

Aga Khan University Institute of Educational Development East Africa trains West Nile educationists on leadership

Aga Khan University Institute of Educational Development East Africa trains West Nile educationists on leadership

April 14 2015: Educationists in West Nile region have received training in education leadership and management, courtesy of the Aga Khan University. Twenty seven people, including inspectors of schools, district education officers, head teachers, college tutors and teachers were trained. The six-month intensive training, which ended at the weekend, has been taking place at St…

Aga Khan University Karachi to train Health Department officials

Aga Khan University Karachi to train Health Department officials

April 13, 2015: The Sindh Health Department’s district and provincial managers will for the first time be able to enroll in a graduate-level health policy and management programme while continuing to work, as part of an initiative to build capacity to improve the health delivery system in the province. Under an agreement signed today by…

Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery: Public Private Partnership assures better healthcare to res idents of Kenya’s coastal region

Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery: Public Private Partnership assures better healthcare to residents of Kenya’s coastal region

Excerpt: Professor Yasmin Amarsi, Founding Dean of AKU-SONAM said, “We use innovative educational approaches that allow nurses to upgrade their skills and credentials without leaving the workplace. Thanks to the funds received from the Lundin for Africa Foundation and AKU, the nursing students were only required to pay 30 per cent of the fees. The…

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, walks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, as they make their way to a signing ceremony. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Prime Minister’s Office | Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper marks successful visit by His Highness the Aga Khan

“It was an honour to once again welcome His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada and to renew our longstanding friendship. We both deplore the atrocities being perpetrated by violent extremists against religious and cultural minorities. Canada, along with its allies, will continue to actively support and defend human rights and freedom from persecution.” –…

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shakes hands with His Highness the Aga Khan at the official opening of the Aga Khan Park on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Inside Toronto | New Aga Khan Park in North York officially open

Premier Kathleen Wynne joined His Highness the Aga Khan to officially open the new Aga Khan Park in North York Monday, May 25. Landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic intended to recreate the sensory experience he felt while visiting traditional Islamic gardens in the Alhambra, Spain and Humayun’s tomb in Delhi The private park is open to…

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Ontario Liberal Party Photo Gallery: Premier Kathleen Wynne & His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at Aga Khan Park

05-25-15: Premier Kathleen Wynne joined His Highness the Aga Khan to officially open the Aga Khan Park View Photo Collection at Ontario Liberal Party’s Flickr Collection Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and all their creativity, endeavors and successes.…

Contemplating Aga Khan Park The green link of the Aga Khan cultural complex officially opens. (Image via Torontoist)

Torontoist | Contemplating Aga Khan Park

“The garden has for many centuries served as a central element in Muslim culture … The holy Koran itself portrays the garden as a central symbol of a spiritual ideal — a place where human creativity and divine majesty are fused, where the ingenuity of humanity and the beauty of nature are productively connected. Gardens…

The Ismaili Centre is reflected in a pool as a landscaper works in Aga Khan Park in Toronto. (Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail)

The Globe and Mail | Aga Khan Park in Photos

The Aga Khan Park opens in Toronto This is the ninth park project of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which has rebuilt and restored Islamic parks and gardens from Cairo to Kabul. It had its official opening on Monday afternoon, presided over by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of…

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Ontario Liberal Party Photo Gallery: Premier Kathleen Wynne & His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at Queen’s Park – Agreement of Cooperation signing ceremony

View the 22 Photo Collection at Ontario Liberal Party Photo Gallery Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and all their creativity, endeavors and successes. Inspired? Share the story Want to inspire? Send us your story(s) at ismailimail@gmail.com Subscribe and join…

Aga Khan Park - Now open to the public (Image credit: Moez Visram, Janet Kimran, and Tom Arban via blog TO)

blogTO | Aga Khan Park officially opens to the public

Toronto’s newest park is an immaculately landscaped 6.8 plot of land located at the Aga Khan Museum and modelled after traditional Mughal gardens. Designed by Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, the idea was to fashion something that worked with the architecture and cultural focus of the site, but that also featured greenery able to withstand…

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Video: Premier Wynne & the Aga Khan sign cooperation of agreement

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen’s Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education. Via:…