Upon his arrival in Vancouver, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Samir Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, and Zulie Sachedina, Chair of the International Conciliation and Arbitration Board.
Upon his arrival in Vancouver, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Samir Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, and Zulie Sachedina, Chair of the International Conciliation and Arbitration Board.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Vancouver to accept two honorary degrees at historic ceremony
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Vancouver to accept two honorary degrees at historic ceremony
17 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Vancouver today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, for the final leg of his visit to Canada. President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia Samir Manji and Zulie Sachedina, Chair, International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB) greeted Hazar Imam and Prince Aly upon their arrival.

University of Calgary Chancellor Deborah Yedlin presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the University’s highest academic degree, a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to humanity.
University of Calgary Chancellor Deborah Yedlin presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the University’s highest academic degree, a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to humanity.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary
17 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary, its highest academic honour, on 17 October 2018. Watch highlights from the event here.

Mawlana Hazar Imam looks on as University of Calgary President Dr Elizabeth Cannon reads aloud the citation accompanying the honorary Doctor of Laws degree conferred upon him in a special ceremony at the University’s Rozsa Centre. The citation highlighted Hazar Imam’s outstanding contributions to humanity and expressed admiration for his ability to bring together faith and action.
Mawlana Hazar Imam looks on as University of Calgary President Dr Elizabeth Cannon reads aloud the citation accompanying the honorary Doctor of Laws degree conferred upon him in a special ceremony at the University’s Rozsa Centre. The citation highlighted Hazar Imam’s outstanding contributions to humanity and expressed admiration for his ability to bring together faith and action.
A “living legend”: Mawlana Hazar Imam recognised by the University of Calgary
A “living legend”: Mawlana Hazar Imam recognised by the University of Calgary
17 October 2018

The University of Calgary conferred Mawlana Hazar Imam with its highest academic honour: a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, reserved for the most distinguished individuals who have made extraordinary achievements in community, national, or international services. 

Video: Islamic gardens as catalysts for change
16 October 2018

The short documentary “Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change” covers the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary with Prince Aly Muhammad following the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta earlier in the day. He was received by Ismaili Council for the Prairies President Fauzia Lalani upon his arrival.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary with Prince Aly Muhammad following the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta earlier in the day. He was received by Ismaili Council for the Prairies President Fauzia Lalani upon his arrival.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary to receive honorary degree from University of Calgary
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary to receive honorary degree from University of Calgary
16 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Calgary on October 16 for the second leg of his visit to Canada, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for the Prairies Fauzia Lalani.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
15 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and University of Alberta President David Turpin on 16 October for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
15 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.
Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
14 October 2018

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, will be inaugurated this Tuesday 16 October with Mawlana Hazar Imam in attendance. The Garden joins a network of parks and gardens that have been established around the world through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.
The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.
Living history: The Aga Khan Palace in India
Living history: The Aga Khan Palace in India
11 October 2018

On 2 October, the Aga Khan Palace in Pune was lit up in all its glory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Shining like a beacon above Pune’s Nagar Road, the brightly lit Palace represents a fitting metaphor for Gandhi’s role as a guiding light in India’s campaign for independence.

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism's Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018
10 October 2018

Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, delivered by Karen Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — who spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018 with Karen Armstrong
9 October 2018

Full video: Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

There are various steps which can help ensure a good quality of life for yourself and those close to you.
There are various steps which can help ensure a good quality of life for yourself and those close to you.
World Mental Health Day: Recognising the importance of sound mind
World Mental Health Day: Recognising the importance of sound mind
8 October 2018

Mental health is similar to physical health — everybody has it and should take care of it. When we reflect about our health in general, it is important to include the health of our minds as well as the health of our bodies in our thinking, plans, and conversations.

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