Imamat News

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.

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.

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.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Zahur Ramji
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Zahur Ramji
VIDEO: Prime Minister welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Canada
VIDEO: Prime Minister welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Canada
16 May 2016

Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block.

Ismaili Imamat Representative Nazim Ahmad and Portuguese Minister Professor Manuel Heitorsign an agreement that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
Ismaili Imamat Representative Nazim Ahmad and Portuguese Minister Professor Manuel Heitorsign an agreement that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
Ismaili Imamat and Portugal agree to boost research
Ismaili Imamat and Portugal agree to boost research
11 May 2016

Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — The Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Ismaili Imamat signed an agreement today that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his delegation, as well as Ministry staff were present at the signing ceremony. The Ismaili Imamat is supporting the agreement with a €10 million grant over 10 years.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at Belém Palace, the official residence of the President of Portugal. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at Belém Palace, the official residence of the President of Portugal. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Portugal for official visit
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Portugal for official visit
11 May 2016

Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Portugal for his first official visit since a landmark agreement establishing the global Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal came into effect. Yesterday evening he attended a dinner hosted in his honour by the President of the Portuguese Republic.

His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the opening keynote at the Smart Global Development conference held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKFC / Patrick Doyle
His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the opening keynote at the Smart Global Development conference held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKFC / Patrick Doyle
Higher education must play greater role in development
Higher education must play greater role in development
13 April 2016

Canada’s Governor General opened a two-day conference at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa that aims to raise the profile of higher education on the global development agenda. Attendees from more than 20 countries and a dozen universities gathered to discuss how tertiary education can improve quality of life.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with leaders from the Nation Media Group, reviews the quality of the newspaper product produced by the new press. Aly Z. Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with leaders from the Nation Media Group, reviews the quality of the newspaper product produced by the new press. Aly Z. Ramji
VIDEO: Reliable media and accurate information critical
VIDEO: Reliable media and accurate information critical
17 March 2016

Nairobi, 17 March 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press for the Nation Media Group today, marking an important new milestone for the East African media house that he founded more than half a century ago. He also reaffirmed its critical role in what he described as a “post-fact society.”

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