The official photograph of the participants at the opening session of the inaugural Paris Peace Forum.
The official photograph of the participants at the opening session of the inaugural Paris Peace Forum.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of inaugural Paris Peace Forum
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of inaugural Paris Peace Forum
12 November 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 60 world leaders for the opening session of the inaugural Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2018. Leadership from the French Jamat and AKDN were also present at the Forum.

From Baghdad to Bukhara, and Cordoba to Cairo, historic Muslim civilisations became centres of learning in fields such as mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and physics.
From Baghdad to Bukhara, and Cordoba to Cairo, historic Muslim civilisations became centres of learning in fields such as mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and physics.
The flourishing of science in Islam
The flourishing of science in Islam
8 November 2018

As patrons and promoters of the entire spectrum of human knowledge, historic Muslim societies laid the foundations for a flowering of culture and learning, the impact of which would be felt across the Islamic and wider civilisations for centuries to come.

The Aga Khan Music Initiative works to promote the revitalisation of cultural heritage as a source of livelihood, and as a means to strengthen pluralism.
The Aga Khan Music Initiative works to promote the revitalisation of cultural heritage as a source of livelihood, and as a means to strengthen pluralism.
The Aga Khan Music Initiative: Preserving, transmitting, and developing cultural heritage
The Aga Khan Music Initiative: Preserving, transmitting, and developing cultural heritage
4 November 2018

Often referred to as a universal language, music provides a common theme to bring people together. Intended to entertain, educate, and inspire thought; music also has the ability to inform listeners about the diversity of artistic expression, and by extension, the diversity of peoples and cultures.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of early detection
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of early detection
30 October 2018

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, and can affect up to one in eight women. Like some other forms of cancer, the condition is treatable, and over 90 per cent of cases are successfully treated when detected early. Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer in rare instances, with approximately one out of every 100 cases affecting men.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with Sir Nicholas Barrington, an honorary vice-president of The Pakistan Society.
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with Sir Nicholas Barrington, an honorary vice-president of The Pakistan Society.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends The Pakistan Society’s Annual Dinner
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends The Pakistan Society’s Annual Dinner
26 October 2018

“If there is one person above all others who personifies what is best about the world of Islam, it is Your Highness.” - Sir William Blackburne, Chairman of the Pakistan Society

Prince Amyn delivers remarks upon accepting the 31st annual Hadrian Award.
Prince Amyn delivers remarks upon accepting the 31st annual Hadrian Award.
Video: Prince Amyn presented with 2018 Hadrian Award
24 October 2018

On 23 October, Prince Amyn was presented with the 2018 Hadrian Award by World Monuments Fund (WMF) Chair Lorna B. Goodman, who paid tribute to his “generous, thoughtful, responsible, and engaged” contribution to WMF. In his acceptance remarks, Prince Amyn emphasised the importance of monuments, and ensuring that they are self-sustaining and accepted by local communities.

Video: Aga Khan Garden inauguration
24 October 2018

Full video: Lt Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier Rachel Notley and Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the new Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, the northern-most Islamic garden in the world, and the first garden of its kind in western Canada.

Lorna B. Goodman, Chair of the World Monuments Fund, presents the 2018 Hadrian Award to Prince Amyn.
Lorna B. Goodman, Chair of the World Monuments Fund, presents the 2018 Hadrian Award to Prince Amyn.
Prince Amyn honoured at World Monuments Fund’s Hadrian Gala
Prince Amyn honoured at World Monuments Fund’s Hadrian Gala
22 October 2018

The World Monuments Fund honoured Prince Amyn at the 31st annual Hadrian Gala on 23 October at the Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York City, in recognition of his lifelong support for cultural heritage.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the audience at the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the audience at the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
Mawlana Hazar Imam concludes visit to Canada
Mawlana Hazar Imam concludes visit to Canada
21 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Vancouver on 20 October, concluding his five-day visit to Canada. Accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad for the duration of his trip, Hazar Imam participated in historic events in three cities in Western Canada. 

AKU President Firoz Rasul, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, Mawlana Hazar Imam, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono, and University of Central Asia Board of Trustees Chairman Shams Kassim-Lakha pose for a ceremonial picture.
AKU President Firoz Rasul, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, Mawlana Hazar Imam, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono, and University of Central Asia Board of Trustees Chairman Shams Kassim-Lakha pose for a ceremonial picture.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured by University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University
19 October 2018

On 19 October, Mawlana Hazar Imam was conferred with honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University at a joint ceremony, the first of its kind.

SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter adjusts the ceremonial SFU robe on Mawlana Hazar Imam as part of honorary degree conferral ceremony.
SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter adjusts the ceremonial SFU robe on Mawlana Hazar Imam as part of honorary degree conferral ceremony.
University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University confer honorary degrees on Mawlana Hazar Imam
University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University confer honorary degrees on Mawlana Hazar Imam
19 October 2018

In an historic joint ceremony in Vancouver, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) each conferred Mawlana Hazar Imam with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his lifelong service to humanity.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and Mawlana Hazar Imam preside over the Aga Khan Garden inauguration ceremony.
From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and Mawlana Hazar Imam preside over the Aga Khan Garden inauguration ceremony.
Video: Highlights from the Aga Khan Garden inauguration
17 October 2018

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta was inaugurated on 16 October 2018 in Mawlana Hazar Imam's presence. Watch highlights from the event here.

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