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Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah
Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrates Jamhuri Day in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrates Jamhuri Day in Kenya
11 December 2015

Nairobi, 12 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Nairobi this evening after participating in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Kenya for Jamhuri Day
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Kenya for Jamhuri Day
10 December 2015

Nairobi, 11 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya today, where he will participate in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Institutional leaders meet with affected communities in Phadar, Ghizer following a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake. FOCUS
Institutional leaders meet with affected communities in Phadar, Ghizer following a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake. FOCUS
Imamat and Jamati institutions respond to Central Asian quake
Imamat and Jamati institutions respond to Central Asian quake
1 November 2015

2 November 2015 — The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on 26 October has affected large parts of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu Kush mountain range have suffered the consequences of this calamity, including Ismaili communities.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron of ICOMOS-UK receives Mawlana Hazar Imam for the organisation's 50th anniversary conference. AKDN / Anya Campbell
His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron of ICOMOS-UK receives Mawlana Hazar Imam for the organisation's 50th anniversary conference. AKDN / Anya Campbell
Committing to cultural heritage is more critical than ever before, says Hazar Imam
Committing to cultural heritage is more critical than ever before, says Hazar Imam
22 October 2015

London, 22 October 2015 — Cultural heritage is a powerful tool that can be harnessed towards improving the quality of human life, says Mawlana Hazar Imam, which is a central objective of the Ismaili Imamat. He was speaking at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS — the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote speech at the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum held in the Stoa of Attalos. AKDN / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote speech at the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum held in the Stoa of Attalos. AKDN / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Athens Democracy Forum
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Athens Democracy Forum
14 September 2015

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered a keynote speech at the Athens Democracy Forum on 15 September 2015. Speaking on “the challenges facing democracy in our world,” Hazar Imam drew a link between the progress of democracy and improvement in the quality of human life.

In his remarks, Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the government for inviting the Ismaili Imamat to establish its permanent Seat in Portugal. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte
In his remarks, Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the government for inviting the Ismaili Imamat to establish its permanent Seat in Portugal. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte
Historic agreement establishes Global Seat of Ismaili Imamat in Portugal
Historic agreement establishes Global Seat of Ismaili Imamat in Portugal
3 June 2015

Lisbon, 3 June 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete signed a landmark agreement today, for the establishment of a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Pedro Mota Soares, Portugal's Minister of Solidarity, Labour and Social Security. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Pedro Mota Soares, Portugal's Minister of Solidarity, Labour and Social Security. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
1 June 2015

Lisbon, 2 June 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Portugal this afternoon to sign a historic agreement between the Imamat and the Republic of Portugal.

Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers the fourth Annual Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. GCP / T Sandler
Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers the fourth Annual Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. GCP / T Sandler
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers annual pluralism lecture
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers annual pluralism lecture
28 May 2015

Toronto, 28 May 2015 — The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture. The event took place at the Aga Khan Museum in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam and numerous Canadian dignitaries.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Kathleen Wynne share in applause after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Kathleen Wynne share in applause after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Zahur Ramji
VIDEO: Aga Khan Park a new place of connection in Toronto
VIDEO: Aga Khan Park a new place of connection in Toronto
27 May 2015

Toronto, 25 May 2015 — The Aga Khan Park was inaugurated by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. During the ceremony they unveiled a ceremonial plaque to mark the occasion.

Prince Amyn, and Prince Hussain join Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Wynne at Queen's Park for the signing of the Agreement of Cooperation.
Prince Amyn, and Prince Hussain join Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Wynne at Queen's Park for the signing of the Agreement of Cooperation.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Wynne sign historic agreement
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Wynne sign historic agreement
24 May 2015

Toronto, 25 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne signed a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat today. The agreement reflects the shared concerns of the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Ontario for society’s most vulnerable populations, and a desire to support the advancement of people and collaborate in fields of mutual interest such as education.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration ceremony marking the completed restoration of the Aqsunqur Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. AKDN / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration ceremony marking the completed restoration of the Aqsunqur Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. AKDN / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam marks inauguration of Cairo’s Blue Mosque
Mawlana Hazar Imam marks inauguration of Cairo’s Blue Mosque
3 May 2015

Cairo, 2 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam was in Egypt to attend an event marking the restoration of the 14th century Aqsunqur Mosque. Work on Cairo’s “Blue Mosque” was completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture as part of its Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets a group of students on the campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad. AKDN / Ahmed Charania
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets a group of students on the campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad. AKDN / Ahmed Charania
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
9 April 2015

Hyderabad, India, 10 April 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam visited the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad today, to review the progress of the school. He was accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, Princess Zahra and her children, Sara and Iliyan.

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