Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmad with Ismaili students and volunteers at the World Interfaith Harmony event.
Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmad with Ismaili students and volunteers at the World Interfaith Harmony event.
Communities of faith in Portugal share a breakfast in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week
Communities of faith in Portugal share a breakfast in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week
19 April 2012

Dedicated to promoting harmony among peoples of all faiths, World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed around the world each year during the first week of February. In Portugal, the UN Alliance of Civilizations sought to present a unique multicultural perspective on the week. The Ismaili Muslim community was among 15 religious traditions represented at the event.

Prince Hussain, Professor Karega Mutahi, and Dr Jacob Ole Miaron PhD, sign a memorandum of understanding for the restoration and rehabilitation of Nairobi's City Park.
Prince Hussain, Professor Karega Mutahi, and Dr Jacob Ole Miaron PhD, sign a memorandum of understanding for the restoration and rehabilitation of Nairobi's City Park.
Prince Hussain signs agreement for rehabilitation of Nairobi City Park
Prince Hussain signs agreement for rehabilitation of Nairobi City Park
16 April 2012

Nairobi, 16 April 2012 – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday by Prince Hussain on behalf of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to collaborate in the rehabilitation and restoration of the Nairobi City Park to international standards in terms of architecture, landscape and horticulture.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Governor Nur Bekri, members of the government of Xinjiang and members of the AKDN delegation.
Mawlana Hazar Imam, Governor Nur Bekri, members of the government of Xinjiang and members of the AKDN delegation.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Western China
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Western China
4 April 2012

Urumxi, China, 4 April 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam paid an official visit to Urumxi, China from 2–4 April 2012, at the invitation of the Governor of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Mr Nur Bekri, to discuss collaboration between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of Xinjiang.

Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore.
Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits with Far East Jamat in Singapore
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits with Far East Jamat in Singapore
3 April 2012

Singapore, 2 April 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit to the Far East drew to a close this morning as he departed Singapore. During his visit, Hazar Imam met with the Far East Jamat over a two-day period. Members of the Jamat had come from 13 countries across the region.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with the President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Istana.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with the President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Istana.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Singapore
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Singapore
1 April 2012

Singapore, 31 March 2012 – Continuing his visit to the Far East, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived at Singapore’s Changi Airport yesterday evening. Meanwhile, members of the Far East Jamat celebrated Mawlana Hazar Imam’s arrival and made preparations for his visit with the Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses guests gathered for the opening of “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts” at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses guests gathered for the opening of “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts” at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.
Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurates “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum” exhibition in Malaysia
Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurates “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum” exhibition in Malaysia
31 March 2012

Kuala Lumpur, 30 March 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts today, at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. On display until 29 June, the Malaysian exhibition marks the first time that objects and art from the Aga Khan Museum collection have been displayed in Southeast Asia.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Mr Zakri Jaafar, Malaysia’s Undersecretary for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, as Dato’ Naimun Ashakli Mohammad, Chief of Protocol and Consular from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Mr Zakri Jaafar, Malaysia’s Undersecretary for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, as Dato’ Naimun Ashakli Mohammad, Chief of Protocol and Consular from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam commences his Far East visit in Malaysia
Mawlana Hazar Imam commences his Far East visit in Malaysia
29 March 2012

Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Malaysia for the start of his visit to the Far East. In the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, he will officially inaugurate an exhibition of objects and art from the Aga Khan Museum collection at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

Rays of Light
Rays of Light
RAYS OF LIGHT to arrive at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai later this month
RAYS OF LIGHT to arrive at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai later this month
7 March 2012

RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat will be opening in Dubai later this month. A Golden Jubilee International Programme, the exhibition depicts 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, against the backdrop of the Jamat’s 1 400-year history.

Princess Zahra is greeted by Jamati leaders at an institutional dinner held in her honour in Mumbai.
Princess Zahra is greeted by Jamati leaders at an institutional dinner held in her honour in Mumbai.
Princess Zahra speaks to leaders during working visit to India
Princess Zahra speaks to leaders during working visit to India
27 February 2012

Addressing a gathering of India’s Jamati institutional leaders last month, Princess Zahra spoke of the immense opportunities available in India. She was in Mumbai to review the ongoing expansion of the Prince Aly Khan Hospital in her capacity as Chair of the steering committee for its redevelopment.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addressing the Urban Land Institute in Paris.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addressing the Urban Land Institute in Paris.
Mawlana Hazar Imam underscores the value of land planning in sustainable development during an address to the Urban Land Institute in Paris
Mawlana Hazar Imam underscores the value of land planning in sustainable development during an address to the Urban Land Institute in Paris
2 February 2012

Paris, 31 January 2012 – On the heels of being awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed a leadership dinner at the Urban Land Institute Europe Annual Conference held in Paris. In October 2011, the Urban Land Institute honoured Hazar Imam for his commitment to the highest standards of responsible development.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture app is now available
Aga Khan Award for Architecture app is now available
20 January 2012

The AKDN has launched a mobile app featuring the winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture over the past three decades. The app is available for free in the iTunes App Store and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, and includes video, photographs, drawings and descriptions of each of the winning projects.

Mawlana Hazar Imam together with AKU President Firoz Rasul, University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle and President Allan Rock, after Hazar Imam received an honorary doctorate from the University.
Mawlana Hazar Imam together with AKU President Firoz Rasul, University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle and President Allan Rock, after Hazar Imam received an honorary doctorate from the University.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa; lauds Canada for “what it can do for others”
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa; lauds Canada for “what it can do for others”
13 January 2012

Ottawa, 13 January 2012 – At a special convocation ceremony held this morning at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity. The convocation was presided over by University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle, in what was her last official event following an 18-year tenure as Chancellor.

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