Aga Khan Museum – Mindanao State University

Aga Khan Museum
A repository of Maranao and other Moro artifacts boasting a huge collection of indigenous and cultural materials, ethnic music, native tools and weapons used by the Muslims, and houses of different artistic designs. It was named in honor of King Aga Khan who contributed significantly to the realization of the museum.

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  1. Presidential Address at the First Anniversary of Mindanao University

    His Highness the Aga Khan
    November 24, 1963 Manilla, Philippines

    President Isidro, Senator Alonto, members of the Faculty, ladies and gentlemen,

    “……During the two Caliphates, the Muslim Universities were producing the best scholars, doctors, astronomers and philosophers. Today where are we? Have we institutions of learning which can compare with the Sorbonne, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, M.I.T.?

    Throughout my journeys I have been deeply pained to see the lack of initiative which my brother Muslims have shown in educational matters. In some circles there may have been a fear that modern education would tend to lessen the sharpness and deepness of our Faith. I am afraid that I must reject this with vehemence.

    God has given us the miracle of life with all its attributes: the extraordinary manifestations of sunrise and sunset, of sickness and recovery, of birth and death, but surely if He has given us the means with which to remove ourselves from this world so as to go to other parts of the Universe, we can but accept as further manifestations the creation and destructions of stars, the birth and death of atomic particles, the flighting new sound and light waves.

    I am afraid that the torch of intellectual discovery, the attraction of the unknown, the desire for intellectual self-perfection have left us……”

    Source:
    http://www.iis.ac.uk/view_article.asp?ContentID=101465

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