The Aga Khan's Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) | NanoWisdoms

The Aga Khan’s Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) | NanoWisdoms

November 12, 2015 – Nanowisdoms.org: Today, in Cambridge, USA, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the prestigious Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture which was followed with a conversation with Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, and Director, Pluralism Project at Harvard University. In this seminal speech — undoubtedly one of the … Continue reading The Aga Khan’s Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) | NanoWisdoms

Newly Published: His Highness the Aga Khan's 1966 Radio Tanzania Interview | NanoWisdoms

Newly Published: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1966 Radio Tanzania Interview | NanoWisdoms

Excerpt: RT: And what do you think of the present world situation as a whole? I mean it has been described as chaotic, dangerous or explosive and so on. How would you describe it? AK: Well, I am not a politician and my work is really to try to help people to find their own course in life and develop according to certain principles in … Continue reading Newly Published: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1966 Radio Tanzania Interview | NanoWisdoms

Ismaili Gnosis Retreat

Ismaili Gnosis Retreat in August 2015 Features Presentations on the Imamat

“To know the Imam of the Time and to recognize him through his disguise…is the great concern and preoccupation which mobilizes all the spiritual energies of a devout Ismaili.” – Henry Corbin The first Ismaili Gnosis Retreat will take place in Chicago, IL from August 28-30 with two full days of programming and is open to Ismaili Muslims of all ages. There are currently 50 … Continue reading Ismaili Gnosis Retreat in August 2015 Features Presentations on the Imamat

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics | Ismaili Gnosis

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics | Ismaili Gnosis

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? –Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, New York, 2006 MOHIB EBRAHIM Relativism — the worldview that suggests there are no “black and white answers” as all points of view are equally valid because knowledge, truth, ethics and morality are not absolute but relative to, and depend on, the individuals, … Continue reading Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics | Ismaili Gnosis

Simerg: Stunning New Photos of the First Ismaili Centre Built in North America

Simerg: Stunning New Photos of the First Ismaili Centre Built in North America

Simerg: Stunning New Photos of the First Ismaili Centre Built in North America

As Canadians from all backgrounds, cultures and faiths await the official opening on September 12, 2014 of the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto Mohib Ebrahim of Vancouver presents an array of marvelous new day and night time photographs that he took during a recent visit to North America’s first Ismaili Centre built in Burnaby, Canada, in 1985. Please click Photo Essay: Stunning and Beautiful Day and Night Time Photography of North America’s First Ismaili Centre.

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The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum's pre-launch exhibitions

The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum’s pre-launch exhibitions

This month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment, and last of the series, is on the collaborative aspect and the Aga … Continue reading The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum’s pre-launch exhibitions

The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan's passion for parks and gardens

The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens

The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan's passion for parks and gardens

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s installment is on the societal aspect and the park.

When opened, the park will be the latest in a series of parks and gardens developed by His Highness the Aga Khan. In an interview with Philip Jodidio, Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic and designer of the Toronto park, says the Aga Khan has a “passion for gardens which is intoxicating” and that he feels the Aga Khan “is happiest when he is working and discussing the gardens.” Why is this? Why are parks and gardens such a point of focus and happiness for the Aga Khan? Continue reading “The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens”

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment is on the intellectual aspect and the Aga Khan Museum.

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The Road to Toronto (Spiritual): The vision and rational behind the Ismaili Centres

The Road to Toronto (Spiritual): The vision and rationale behind the Ismaili Centres

The Road to Toronto (Spiritual): The vision and rational behind the Ismaili Centres

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to launch The Road to Toronto. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution, starting this week with the spiritual and the Ismaili Centre.

When opened, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto will be the sixth such Centre, with more planned for Houston, Los Angeles and Paris. To help better understand the Ismaili Centres, we present “His Highness the Aga Khan explains the vision and rationale behind the Ismaili Centres.”

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Unique 1957 Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan

Unique 1957 Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan

Photographer: Sarfraz Sadaruddin

Unique 1957 Portraits of His Highness the Aga Khan

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Eid Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

Eid Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Eid Mubarak. Click here or on the image to view the card and, in keeping with the theme of our card, read some of our favourite quotes from the Imamat on moral courage and character. Launched several years ago, in 2011, upon receiving special permission from Aiglemont to publish the Aga Khan’s speeches, the … Continue reading Eid Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

How to Validate the Shia Imamat from the Holy Qur’an

How to Validate the Shia Imamat from the Holy Qur’an

On August 5th, 1923, a young 16 year old boy — the youngest honorary missionary and member of the Bombay Recreation Club, now the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB) — delivered a two hour lecture to “prove the significance and the need of Imamat from the Holy Qur’an and the Hadith.” That boy was Rai. A. M. Sadaruddin, who went on to devote … Continue reading How to Validate the Shia Imamat from the Holy Qur’an

Imamat Day Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

Imamat Day Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Imamat Day Mubarak. Click here or on the image to view the card, see why we chose AgustaWestland’s AW609 as a symbol of creativity and innovation and read some of our favourite quotes of His Highness the Aga Khan about innovation, creativity, research and new knowledge. Launched several years ago, in 2011, upon receiving … Continue reading Imamat Day Mubarak, 2014, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

A 57 year timeline of world-wide honours arising from the Aga Khan's steadfast commitment to the ethics of Islam

A 57 year timeline of world-wide honours arising from the Aga Khan’s steadfast commitment to the ethics of Islam

In anticipation of this week’s award ceremony for the Council of Europe’s 2013 North-South Prize conferred on His Highness the Aga Khan, the NanoWisdoms Archive, in conjunction with Azeem Maherali, is pleased to publish an update to its acclaimed, mural-sized timeline of the awards and honours the Aga Khan has garnered since becoming Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims 57 years ago, in 1957. In … Continue reading A 57 year timeline of world-wide honours arising from the Aga Khan’s steadfast commitment to the ethics of Islam

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan's remarks introducing Ant?nio Guterres, The Global Centre for Pluralism?s Third Annual Lecturer (Ottawa, Canada)

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan’s remarks introducing Antonio Guterres, The Global Centre for Pluralism’s Third Annual Lecturer (Ottawa, Canada)

Yesterday, 29 May 2014, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Third Annual Lecture. In his warm introduction and tribute, His Highness the Aga Khan said that “Antonio Guterres has been a passionate and effective advocate on these issues, articulating both the rights of the refugees and the responsibilities of society to support and to integrate them.” … Continue reading NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan’s remarks introducing Antonio Guterres, The Global Centre for Pluralism’s Third Annual Lecturer (Ottawa, Canada)