Music and other performing arts are an important part of cultural expression in the Muslim world, and will be part of what the Aga Khan Museum  offers to its visitors.
Music and other performing arts are an important part of cultural expression in the Muslim world, and will be part of what the Aga Khan Museum  offers to its visitors.
UAE looks forward to opening of the Aga Khan Museum
UAE looks forward to opening of the Aga Khan Museum
7 May 2014

An event hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai by the Aga Khan Museum and the Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates offered a preview of what will be the first museum in North America dedicated to the Islamic arts and cultures. Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak al-Nahyan applauded the Museum’s goal to showcase diversity of Muslim societies and foster greater understanding amongst peoples of different backgrounds.

A Navroz haft sin table provided an opportunity to learn about the tradition and its significance.
A Navroz haft sin table provided an opportunity to learn about the tradition and its significance.
UK Ismailis invited to mark Navroz at the Houses of Parliament
UK Ismailis invited to mark Navroz at the Houses of Parliament
29 April 2014

London, United Kingdom – Leaders and members of the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom were invited to mark Navroz at the Houses of Parliament in March. The event was attended by Secretaries of State, Ministers, Peers, Heads of Mission and Members of Parliament.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by AKDN, FOCUS and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services builds on the 2009 Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat the State of California.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed by AKDN, FOCUS and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services builds on the 2009 Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat the State of California.
California, AKDN and FOCUS renew and expand collaboration on disaster mitigation and preparedness
California, AKDN and FOCUS renew and expand collaboration on disaster mitigation and preparedness
16 April 2014

AKDN, FOCUS and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December that aims to reduce loss of life from man-made and natural disasters. The MOU builds on the Agreement of Cooperation that has been in place between the Ismaili Imamat and the State of California since 2009.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Stephen Harper walk the Hall of Honour at the Parliament of Canada.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Stephen Harper walk the Hall of Honour at the Parliament of Canada.
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam visits the Parliament of Canada; signs protocol with Prime Minister
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam visits the Parliament of Canada; signs protocol with Prime Minister
28 February 2014

Ottawa, 27 February 2014 – Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered a historic address to the Parliament of Canada today. This extended video includes Hazar Imam and his family arriving at Parliament Hill, his meeting with the Prime Minister and the signing of the protocol agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada.

The Prime Minister of Tanzania and the President of the Ismaili Council for Tanzania cut a ribbon to inaugurate RAYS OF LIGHT in Dar es Salaam.
The Prime Minister of Tanzania and the President of the Ismaili Council for Tanzania cut a ribbon to inaugurate RAYS OF LIGHT in Dar es Salaam.
Prime Minister of Tanzania inaugurates RAYS OF LIGHT
Prime Minister of Tanzania inaugurates RAYS OF LIGHT
10 February 2014

Dar es Salaam, 8 February 2014RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat was inaugurated at Diamond Jubilee Hall today by the Prime Minister of Tanzania, the Right Honourable Mizengo Peter Pinda. A Golden Jubilee International Programme depicting the first 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, the photographic exhibition also coincides with the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Union of Tanganika and Zanzibar.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Germany
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Germany
5 February 2014

Berlin, 5 February 2014 – Mawlana Hazar Imam held meetings with the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Princess Zahra and Dr Seif Seleman Rashid, Tanzania’s Minister for Health and Social Welfare, launch the new Oncology Programme at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
Princess Zahra and Dr Seif Seleman Rashid, Tanzania’s Minister for Health and Social Welfare, launch the new Oncology Programme at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
Aga Khan Hospital cancer programme is an important step towards premier healthcare system in East Africa, says Princess Zahra
Aga Khan Hospital cancer programme is an important step towards premier healthcare system in East Africa, says Princess Zahra
26 January 2014

Dar es Salaam, 27 January 2014 – A new cancer treatment programme at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam was launched today in the presence of Princess Zahra. Part of a significant five-year expansion of the hospital, it complements a wider effort by the AKDN to establish a high quality, affordable, integrated healthcare system in East Africa.

20 January 2014

In January 2014, Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa travelled to Kenya, where they joined in marking the opening of new facilities for the Diamond Trust Bank and Jubilee Insurance, and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa tour the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa with with acting Senior School Principal Naheed Bardai.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa tour the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa with with acting Senior School Principal Naheed Bardai.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit AKDN projects in Kenya
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit AKDN projects in Kenya
18 January 2014

Nairobi, 17 January 2014 – Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa travelled to Kenya this week, where they joined in marking the opening of new facilities for the Diamond Trust Bank and Jubilee Insurance, and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

RAYS OF LIGHT visitors take in photographs spanning Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life and his work during the first fifty years of his Imamat.
RAYS OF LIGHT visitors take in photographs spanning Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life and his work during the first fifty years of his Imamat.
RAYS OF LIGHT Canadian tour draws to a close
RAYS OF LIGHT Canadian tour draws to a close
10 January 2014

RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat, a Golden Jubilee International Programme depicting the first 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, completed its Canadian tour in Toronto last week. The exhibition is set to open in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next month.

Mawlana Hazar Imam together with Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Governor of Sindh Province and the province’s Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the 2013 Convocation of the Aga Khan University.
Mawlana Hazar Imam together with Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Governor of Sindh Province and the province’s Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the 2013 Convocation of the Aga Khan University.
Celebrating 30-year milestone, Mawlana Hazar Imam lays out an ambitious future for AKU
Celebrating 30-year milestone, Mawlana Hazar Imam lays out an ambitious future for AKU
19 December 2013

Karachi, 19 December 2013 – Mawlana Hazar Imam set out a bold vision for the Aga Khan University, an ambitious challenge that will see it evolve into “a distinguished liberal arts university” over the next few decades. Presiding over the 26th Convocation of the University, Hazar Imam also announced the creation of seven graduate schools.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s residence.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s residence.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives warm welcome from the Government of Pakistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives warm welcome from the Government of Pakistan
17 December 2013

Islamabad, 16 December 2013 – In separate meetings with the President, the Prime Minister, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs and the Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam received praise for the leadership role taken by the AKDN in the country’s development, and for its effectiveness in improving the quality of life of those whom it reaches.

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