Sawiris Foundation for Social Development :: SFSD Attends the Opening Ceremony of the "Blue Mosque" in the Presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) Attends the Opening Ceremony of the “Blue Mosque” in the Presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan

The Mazalla Association for Social Development, one of the Aga Khan Foundation projects in Egypt, invited Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) to attend the opening ceremony of the Blue Mosque “Aq Sunqur” at the  Darb Al-Ahmar district. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan,…

Egypt inaugurates “Blue Mosque” in Cairo

Egypt’s Antiquities minister Mamdouh Al Damati, Prince Karim Aga Khan, Chairman of Aga Khan organization for culture and Cairo governor, Galal Al Saied, inaugurated on Saturday The Blue Mosque “Al-Gamea Al-Azraq” in Al Darb Al Ahmar district in Cairo, after finishing its restoration work. Al Damati noted that the restoration work began in 2001, pointing…

His Higness the Aga Khan at Darb al Ahmer Cairo

His Highness the Aga Khan: restoration projects can serve as springboards for social and economic development

“Restoration projects can also serve as springboards – as trampolines – for broad social and economic development and poverty reduction. In that process, they can help create both the human constituency needed to sustain a project – and the flow of funding needed to maintain it. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture strives to approach…

May 2015: His Highness the Aga Khan visits Cairo

His Highness the Aga Khan: “As Muslims we are invited to protect and enhance the world in which we live during our lifetimes.”

“As Muslims, we are invited to protect and enhance the world in which we live during our lifetimes. We are trustees of God’s creation, hence the word Trust in the name of the agency responsible for this restoration. I remember well when the seeds for our cultural engagement in Cairo were first planted at a…

His Highness the Aga Khan meeting with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab of Egypt on 2 May 2015. (Image credit: Government of Egypt via AKDN)

State Information Service of Egypt: Prime Minister & His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said. During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government…

With the grandeur of Humayun’s Tomb in the background, Princess Zahra, her daughter Sara and Prince Aly Muhammad take in a view of the gardens surrounding Humayun’s Tomb, together with AKTC staff. (Image credit: AKDN / Narendra Swain via TheIsmaili.org)

New Photos of Prince Aly Muhammad and Princess Zahra with her children, Sara and Iliyan joining Mawlana Hazar Imam to review AKTC’s work at the heritage sites in India

Prince Aly Muhammad and Princess Zahra with her children, Sara and Iliyan joined Mawlana Hazar Imam to review AKTC’s work at the heritage sites in Delhi and Hyderabad, India. Mawlana Hazar Imam was in India to receive the Padma Vibhushan. During the visit, Hazar Imam also took part in laying the foundation for a site…

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV - 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims - Silver Jubilee - landscape

Reflection: Role of the Imam defined

“Indeed, the revelation of Islam – my faith – looks upon freedom from hunger, provision of appropriate shelter and clothing, security against fear for one’s safety, good health, learning and wisdom, and generation of wealth as a blessing to strive for, and to share in the creation of an equitable order of peace and harmony.…

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His Highness the Aga Khan: the enabling environment in Toledo fostered a thriving civilisation

“This was an era when each of these cultures, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, retained its independent identity while all worked and came together in a glorious intellectual and spiritual adventure.” – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Royal Toledo Foundation Award Ceremony, Spain “This brings me to Toledo which has so successfully preserved, over many…

Ismaili Council Vice-President and Chairman of the Aga Khan Education Service, India welcome Princess Zahra, her children Sara and Iliyan, Prince Aly Muhammad, and Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad. (Image credit: Nazim Lokhandwala via TheIsmaili.com)

New Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Aly Muhammad, Princess Zahra and her children, Sara and Iliyan at the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, India | The Ismaili

Mawlana Hazar Imam accompanied by his son Prince Aly Muhammad, his daughter Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan, visited the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad on a working visit to review progress of the school. While at the Academy, Mawlana Hazar Imam toured the campus including the Athletics Centre, the Junior and Senior…

His Highness the Aga Khan: 'the Muslim world, once a bastion of scientific and humanistic knowledge'

His Highness the Aga Khan: ‘the Muslim world, once a bastion of scientific and humanistic knowledge’

Today in the Occident, the Muslim world is deeply misunderstood by most. The West knows little about its diversity, about the religion or the principles which unite it, about its brilliant past or its recent trajectory through history.” From the seventh century to the thirteenth century, the Muslim civilisations dominated world culture, accepting, adopting, using…

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DNA | Prince Karim Aga Khan awarded Padma Vibhushan – Event pictures of Princess Zahra & Prince Aly Muhammed in attendance

Known for his philanthropic work, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, was awarded with the Padma Vibhushan on April 8. President Pranab Mukherjee, awarded him for his contributions to social development in India. Direct lineal descendant of Prophet Muhammad, the spiritual leader has carried…

Aga Khan Academy student Khushboo presents her research project about starting a library in a local girls school to Mawlana Hazar Imam. The research project is a final component of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. (Image credit: AKDN / AHMED CHARANIA via TheIsmaili.com)

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan praises Academy students’ spirit of intellectual adventure

“Through their dedication to social change, Kais and Khushboo, along with numerous other students who pursue projects like them, embody the Academy’s goal of bettering society around it.” Aga Khan, who received the Padma Vibushan, one of the highest civilian decorations of the country, recently visited the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad and interacted with…

The Aga Khan meets deputy CM Mahmood Ali

The Aga Khan meets deputy CM Mahmood Ali

Hyderabad, April 11 (INN): Spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims Aga Khan met Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali here on Saturday. Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was accompanied by senior officials from the network. The delegation of the Deputy Chief Minister comprised of Principal Secretaries Ranjeev…

President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Vibhushan award to Prince Karim Aga Khan

Padma Awards 2015

NEW DELHI, INDIA – APRIL 8: President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Vibhushan award to Prince Karim Aga Khan during the Padma awards ceremony at Rashtrapti Bhawan on April 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) is 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Ismailism…

NEW DELHI, APR 7 (UNI):- Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan addressing on the occasion of lay foundation stone of Humayun`s Tomb Site Museum in New Delhi on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-74U

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the Humayan’s Tomb Site Museum in Delhi, India

… the lessons we have learned about urban green spaces – which too often have been seen as unproductive areas, at best, and even as financial liabilities. But the experience of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been very, very different. In places as varied as Cairo and Kabul, and now here in Delhi,…

Minister Mahesh Sharma with His Highness the Aga Khan on Tuesday. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Replicate Humayun’s Tomb work at Taj Mahal – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan encouraged

Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday said the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) must “associate itself” and replicate its restoration work at the Humayun’s Tomb in “another, very important” monument — the Taj Mahal. He was speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony of the Humayun’s Tomb Site Museum here. Responding, Prince…