Edmonton Journal | Mansoor Ladha - Offerings: Aga Khan Museum enhances Islamic values

Edmonton Journal | Mansoor Ladha – Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto enhances Islamic values

“These centres serve to reflect, illustrate and represent the community’s intellectual and spiritual understanding of Islam, its social conscience, its organization, its forward outlook and its positive attitude toward the societies in which it lives.” – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at the foundation laying ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe The 17-acre site…

Mansoor Ladha: Calgary journalist receives Gov. Gen. award

Mansoor Ladha: Calgary journalist receives Gov. Gen. award

Calgary-based journalist Mansoor Ladha was one of seven community volunteers whose dedicated efforts were recognized at a Governor General’s Caring Award ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. The awards were handed over on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, the Rt. Hon. David Johnston. “There are many aspects of the quality of…

Mansoor Ladha: Boycott of Commonwealth talks raises serious questions | The Anchor Weekly – The Chestermere Lake News

Canada will boycott next month’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. Stephen Harper has also threatened to cut the purse strings to the 64-year-old Commonwealth organization due to on-going human rights violations. These include the impeachment of a chief justice, allegations of extra judicial killings and disappearances and the arrest of political opponents and journalists. “In…

Opinion Mansoor Ladha: African free-trade plan must be supported

A historic agreement aimed at creating a free-trade zone uniting 26 African countries and establishing Africa’s biggest trading bloc was announced recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. The proposed free-trade area would encompass the South African Development Community, the East African Community, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, with a population of more…

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Opening Ceremony of Burnaby Jamatkhana, Vancouver, on August 23, 1985 – Photograph Collection of Mansoor Ladha

Award-winning journalist, Mansoor Ladha, was one of the members of the media invited to the opening ceremony of Burnaby Jamatkhana, Vancouver, B.C., on August 23, 1985. The following is a selection of the pictures he took on that historic day. Burnaby Ismaili Centre at the official website of the Ismaili Muslim Community http://www.theismaili.org/cms/808/The-Ismaili-Centre-Burnaby

Mansoor Ladha receives Silver Quill Award from Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association

Award-winning journalist Mansoor Ladha was recently presented an award by the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) for his 25 years of service to the weekly newspapers. The award was presented at their annual convention in Calgary on September 11, 2010. Introducing Mansoor, the president of AWNA, Mr Ossie Sheddy, said that when Mansoor Ladha came…

I Wish I’d Been There: Mansoor Ladha

Mansoor Ladha, a Veteran Award Winning Journalist – and one of the very few Ismaili journalists to have interviewed His Highness the Aga Khan – is embedded in the Fatimid Army led by Jawhar Siqilli as it conquers Egypt. Writes Ladha in his contribution to the series I Wish I’d Been There: “As a journalist,…

A lesson from Bollywood – by Mansoor Ladha

By Mansoor Ladha, For The Calgary HeraldApril 2, 2010 An Indian movie playing to packed houses in Calgary, called My Name Is Khan, has a powerful message that in these days of tension and terrorism, needs to be heard. A Hindi movie with English dialogue and subtitles, the film’s theme revolves around the aftermath of…