Aga Khan’s diamond jubilee brings focus to spiritual leader’s efforts

Aga Khan’s diamond jubilee brings focus to spiritual leader’s effortsSource: The Province, by Fabian Dawson

As I began to write this column, I googled the word “Islam” for a snapshot of news coverage about the only religion that is now growing faster than the world’s population.

It was only after 10 pages, and about 100 stories, one appeared with a positive tone. The rest, as you can guess, were about terrorism, war, hate, blasphemy and extremism.

But there is another side to Islam, one we rarely see, read or hear about. One that inspires with pluralism, humanitarianism and action framed in ethical service and unrelenting philanthropy.

It’s the side of Islam that lives among us, creating a legacy of hospitals, schools, business enterprises and cultural institutions to impact the quality of life of communities across Canada, Asia and Africa.

Read more – Dated: July 12, 2017

 

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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