Newsweek | Aga Khan Museum: Enlightened Islam Fights Back Against Jihadist Brutality

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Eighteen years in the planning, the $300m Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre complex opened its doors to the public on September 18th: two highly significant buildings by master architects in a new 17-acre city park. It is a cultural complex that celebrates the other Islam: the artistic, intellectual and scientific achievements of Muslim societies from ancient times to the present

By Hugh Pearman for Newsweek

At a time when the worldwide media image of Islam is dominated by nihilistic merchants of extreme violence, and just as the world wearily mobilises to meet this savage threat, something calmly encouraging happens in Toronto, Canada, to help redress the balance.

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Aga Khan Museum - Welcomes the World – Doors Open to the Public

Discovering the Aga Khan Museum - Masterpieces from the Collection

Discovering the Aga Khan Museum - Bellerive Room – Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection

Discovering the Aga Khan Museum - Performing Arts Venues – Auditorium, Courtyard, Hallways and the Park

IM Reporting from TO - Discovering Aga Khan Museum - The Gift Shop

IM Reporting from TO - Discovering Ismaili Centre, Toronto - An Architectural and Engineering Gem

Discovering the Aga Khan Park - Reflections – An Interplay of Nature with the Built Environment

IM Reporting from TO - Humbled and Grateful - Ismailimail invited to momentous occasion

One thought

  1. If we look around the world, nobody is doing anything about muslims or Islam nowadays. Aga Khan is the only one who has done a lot and is still doing a lot for muslims and non- muslims in the world.


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