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Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin and Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson greet Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Vancouver.
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin and Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson greet Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Vancouver.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Vancouver for second leg of Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Vancouver for second leg of Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada
4 May 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam completed the first leg of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada, departing from Ottawa on 4 May after having completed several days of proceedings related to the work of the Aga Khan Development Network and Global Centre for Pluralism. On his departure, Hazar Imam expressed his appreciation for the work of the institutions and highlighted the importance of continuing to build strong institutions in Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with Jamati leaders upon arrival in Vancouver.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Vancouver

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with Jamati leaders upon arrival in Vancouver.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Vancouver
3 May 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Vancouver on 4 May 2018 in preparation for his visits with the Western Canadian Jamats. He was received at the airport by British Columbia Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, along with leaders and representatives of the Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Her Excellency Julie Payette with former Governors General Adrienne Clarkson and David Johnston, and current and former Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau, Joe Clark, and Jean Chretien, and their respective spouses at Rideau Hall.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Her Excellency Julie Payette with former Governors General Adrienne Clarkson and David Johnston, and current and former Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau, Joe Clark, and Jean Chretien, and their respective spouses at Rideau Hall.
A “beacon of light”: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted at Rideau Hall during his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada
A “beacon of light”: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted at Rideau Hall during his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada
1 May 2018

Earlier this evening, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, hosted a dinner at Rideau Hall in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib upon his arrival in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib upon his arrival in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam returns to Canada for his Diamond Jubilee visit
Mawlana Hazar Imam returns to Canada for his Diamond Jubilee visit
1 May 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa on 1 May, marking the first stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to Jamati leaders gathered at the Ottawa airport, welcoming him on his arrival to Canada for his Diamond Jubilee visit.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to Jamati leaders gathered at the Ottawa airport, welcoming him on his arrival to Canada for his Diamond Jubilee visit.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada for his Diamond Jubilee visit
30 April 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by government and Jamati leaders upon arriving in Ottawa on 1 May to commence his Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam grants Darbar before departing Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam grants Darbar before departing Kenya
14 April 2018

In a moment that was uniquely historic for the entire Jamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Nairobi, Kenya on the very same grounds where the Imam had been installed during his Takht Nashini in 1957 when he acceded to the Imamat. This was also the same site where Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrated both his Silver and Golden Jubilees.

Mawlana Hazar Imam signs the guest book at the State House in Nairobi as His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta look on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs the guest book at the State House in Nairobi as His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta look on.
President Kenyatta welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at State House
President Kenyatta welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at State House
13 April 2018

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam at the State House in Nairobi on the second day of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya
12 April 2018

The film of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya is now available online. This 37-minute film recounts the history of the Ismaili community in East Africa, preparations by the Jamat, and the programme undertaken by Hazar Imam during his visit to the country in April 2018. The visit brought together Jamats from the jurisdictions of Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Malagasy.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to leaders and members of the Jamat upon his arrival in Nairobi.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to leaders and members of the Jamat upon his arrival in Nairobi.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kenya
12 April 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam today arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for his Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Kenya by leaders of the Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kenya

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Kenya by leaders of the Jamat.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kenya
11 April 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Nairobi, Kenya on 12 April to commence his Diamond Jubilee visit.

Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.
Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.
Prince Amyn attends The World of the Fatimids exhibition opening at the Aga Khan Museum
Prince Amyn attends The World of the Fatimids exhibition opening at the Aga Khan Museum
10 April 2018

The World of the Fatimids, the newest exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, launched on 12 March in Toronto. Prince Amyn delivered the keynote address for the opening of the exhibition, which explores the Fatimid period through artefacts and objects from the 10th and 11th centuries.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Jamati leaders, shortly before his departure from Houston, completing a 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Jamati leaders, shortly before his departure from Houston, completing a 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Houston, completing his Diamond Jubilee visit to the USA
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Houston, completing his Diamond Jubilee visit to the USA
22 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Houston early this morning, marking an end to his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States. Jamati leaders were present to bid him an emotional farewell on behalf of the US Jamat.

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