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Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawalla welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam together with the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance. Gary Otte
Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawalla welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam together with the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the UAE for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the UAE for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony
3 November 2016

Dubai, 4 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the United Arab Emirates this evening, ahead of this weekend’s presentation of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He was accompanied by Prince Amyn and Prince Aly Muhammad.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulate one another after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the UCA Naryn Campus. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulate one another after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the UCA Naryn Campus. Gary Otte
VIDEO: University of Central Asia has power to change lives
VIDEO: University of Central Asia has power to change lives
19 October 2016

Naryn, 19 October 2016 — In a historic ceremony held this morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic inaugurated the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia — the first of three residential campuses being constructed in the high mountains of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a traditional offering of non (bread) by two students from the Aga Khan School in Osh. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a traditional offering of non (bread) by two students from the Aga Khan School in Osh. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kyrgyz Republic ahead of UCA Naryn Campus inauguration
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kyrgyz Republic ahead of UCA Naryn Campus inauguration
16 October 2016

Bishkek, 17 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kyrgyzstan this evening, ahead of the inauguration of the University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation with Adrienne Clarkson. Lisa Sakulensky
Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation with Adrienne Clarkson. Lisa Sakulensky
VIDEO: Conversation at the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
VIDEO: Conversation at the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
24 September 2016

Adrienne Clarkson and Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering on the challenges of global citizenship today. Vazir Karsan
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering on the challenges of global citizenship today. Vazir Karsan
VIDEO: Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
VIDEO: Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
21 September 2016

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks upon receiving the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Adrienne Clarkson presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship in Toronto's Koerner Hall. Vazir Karsan
Adrienne Clarkson presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship in Toronto's Koerner Hall. Vazir Karsan
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Adrienne Clarkson Prize
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Adrienne Clarkson Prize
20 September 2016

Toronto, 21 September 2016 — Before a distinguished gathering at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with an award bearing her name and representing the convictions that she has long championed.

AKDN Resident Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and his wife Karima, Chief Guest Senator Peter Harder, and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Imamat Day reception. AKDN / Safiq Devji
AKDN Resident Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and his wife Karima, Chief Guest Senator Peter Harder, and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Imamat Day reception. AKDN / Safiq Devji
Canadians fête Imamat Day at Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
Canadians fête Imamat Day at Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
11 July 2016

Ottawa, 12 July 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 59th Imamat Day was celebrated on Thursday at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat at a reception organised by the AKDN Resident Representative for Canada. The Honourable Senator Peter Harder addressed the gathering on behalf of the government.

Mawlana Hazar Imam together with leaders of the Jamat from around the world at Aiglemont on the occasion of the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee on 11 July 2007. Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam together with leaders of the Jamat from around the world at Aiglemont on the occasion of the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee on 11 July 2007. Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee to be celebrated in 2017-18
Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee to be celebrated in 2017-18
10 July 2016

11 July 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously consented to marking the 60th year of his Imamat as the Diamond Jubilee. The news was announced on the occasion of Imamat Day by the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum and the national Ismaili Councils in Jamatkhanas around the world.

Mountaineer-siblings Samina and Mirza Ali Baig present a memento to Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim at an institutional dinner hosted by the Ismaili Council for Pakistan. Rahil Imtiaz Ali
Mountaineer-siblings Samina and Mirza Ali Baig present a memento to Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim at an institutional dinner hosted by the Ismaili Council for Pakistan. Rahil Imtiaz Ali
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim see opportunities ahead
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim see opportunities ahead
26 May 2016

Islamabad, 27 May 2016 — As their working visit to Pakistan drew to a close, Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim expressed optimism and a sense of opportunity about the tasks that lay ahead of AKDN in improving quality of life for the people of the country. The two were guests of honour at a Jamati institutional dinner on Wednesday before they departed Pakistan yesterday.

Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim unveil a plaque to mark the inauguration of the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit. Rizwan Jamil Jaffery
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim unveil a plaque to mark the inauguration of the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit. Rizwan Jamil Jaffery
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit
24 May 2016

Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.

Richard Alway, Praeses of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies congratulates Mawlana Hazar Imam upon the conferring the honorary degree. Zahur Ramji
Richard Alway, Praeses of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies congratulates Mawlana Hazar Imam upon the conferring the honorary degree. Zahur Ramji
Canada’s oldest humanities research institute awards Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree
Canada’s oldest humanities research institute awards Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree
19 May 2016

Toronto, 20 May 2016 — At a special ceremony held this evening, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree for his service to humanity. The Chancellor of the Institute, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto conferred the degree at St Basil’s Collegiate Church.

Justice Albie Sachs presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the South African Bill of Rights at the 2016 Annual Pluralism Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism. GCP / Tom Sandler
Justice Albie Sachs presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the South African Bill of Rights at the 2016 Annual Pluralism Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism. GCP / Tom Sandler
South African story carries lessons on pluralism
South African story carries lessons on pluralism
19 May 2016

Toronto, 20 May 2016 — Justice Albie Sachs, a heroic activist, freedom fighter and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, delivered the Annual Pluralism Lecture yesterday evening. A flagship event of the Global Centre for Pluralism, this year’s talk gave a riveting recount of how South Africa’s constitution was created.

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