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.

Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted on the snowy tarmac by Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji, Vice-President Malik Talib, AKFC Chairman Amin Lalji, and Ismaili Council for Ottawa President Zaina Sovani.
Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted on the snowy tarmac by Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji, Vice-President Malik Talib, AKFC Chairman Amin Lalji, and Ismaili Council for Ottawa President Zaina Sovani.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to receive honorary doctorate
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to receive honorary doctorate
12 January 2012

Ottawa, 12 January 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada today, landing in Ottawa this evening. Tomorrow, Hazar Imam will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President Almazbek Atambaev to discuss AKDN’s partnership with the Kyrgyz Republic. Hazar Imam is accompanied by Dr Shafik Sachedina and AKDN Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President Almazbek Atambaev to discuss AKDN’s partnership with the Kyrgyz Republic. Hazar Imam is accompanied by Dr Shafik Sachedina and AKDN Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends presidential inauguration in Kyrgyzstan
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends presidential inauguration in Kyrgyzstan
2 December 2011

Bishkek, 1 December 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bishkek today for the inauguration of the new President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev. During the visit, Hazar Imam met with President Atambaev, as well as former President Roza Otunbaeva, to discuss the AKDN’s partnership with the country.

Homayun Sakhi playing the Afghan rubab  with Salar Nader on tabla and Abbos Kosimov on the dayra.
Homayun Sakhi playing the Afghan rubab  with Salar Nader on tabla and Abbos Kosimov on the dayra.
Homayun Sakhi, Salar Nader and Abbos Kosimov perform at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Homayun Sakhi, Salar Nader and Abbos Kosimov perform at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
18 November 2011

Masters of the Afghan rubab, the tabla and the dayra gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on 4 November, where they conjured the rich musical legacies of Central Asia. The event, which took place in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, was prefaced with an address by the British Columbia Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

As he departs the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, Mawlana Hazar Imam waves at members of the Jamat gathered across the street.
As he departs the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, Mawlana Hazar Imam waves at members of the Jamat gathered across the street.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Tajikistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Tajikistan
2 November 2011

Dushanbe, 1 November 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan drew to a close today. Following the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, members of the Jamat gathered across the street to bid farewell to Hazar Imam as he departed the Serena.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Rahmon, Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim together with artists who performed during a dinner hosted by the President in honour of Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Rahmon, Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim together with artists who performed during a dinner hosted by the President in honour of Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan.
President of Tajikistan hosts dinner for Mawlana Hazar Imam
President of Tajikistan hosts dinner for Mawlana Hazar Imam
1 November 2011

Dushanbe, 31 October 2011 – The President of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon hosted a dinner in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit at the Saodat Teahouse (chaikhana). Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were also present at the dinner, which featured performances of music, dance and song by a number of Tajik artists.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon cut the ribbon to officially open the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, as Prince Rahim, AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Prince Amyn watch.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon cut the ribbon to officially open the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, as Prince Rahim, AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Prince Amyn watch.
Dushanbe Serena Hotel is opened by Mawlana Hazar Imam and the President of Tajikistan
Dushanbe Serena Hotel is opened by Mawlana Hazar Imam and the President of Tajikistan
1 November 2011

Dushanbe, 1 November 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, inaugurated a new Serena Hotel in the heart of Dushanbe, the Tajik capital. Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were present for the ceremony, as were dignitaries from the government, development and tourism sectors.

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