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Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Their Royal Highnesses, and the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, His Excellency Mohammad Nafees Zakaria.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Their Royal Highnesses, and the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, His Excellency Mohammad Nafees Zakaria.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
1 October 2019

At the Aga Khan Centre on 2 October 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The special event provided a platform for guests whose interests and engagements encompass the wide-ranging relationship between the UK and Pakistan, including members of the Pakistani diaspora making a meaningful contribution to society in the United Kingdom and beyond. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Aga Khan Centre
Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Aga Khan Centre
1 October 2019

On a crisp autumnal morning in London’s King’s Cross, Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomed Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Aga Khan Centre, for a special event to celebrate the culture and heritage of Pakistan, and the contributions of the Pakistani diaspora to British society.

Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen pose for a group photograph with Mawlana Hazar Imam; Vahid Khoshideh, President of the Association Islamique et Culturelle d’Ahl-el-Bayt de Geneve (centre right); Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Leaders’ International Forum; and his wife Karima Eboo.
Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen pose for a group photograph with Mawlana Hazar Imam; Vahid Khoshideh, President of the Association Islamique et Culturelle d’Ahl-el-Bayt de Geneve (centre right); Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Leaders’ International Forum; and his wife Karima Eboo.
The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag
The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag
28 September 2019

Prince Hussain, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, married Ms Elizabeth Hoag in a private ceremony on 29 September 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended by immediate family members, the proceedings took place in accordance with Muslim tradition.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture concludes with Winners’ Seminar
Aga Khan Award for Architecture concludes with Winners’ Seminar
15 September 2019

On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture recognises innovation and excellence
Aga Khan Award for Architecture recognises innovation and excellence
12 September 2019

In a captivating occasion in Kazan on 13 September 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the prize-giving ceremony of 14th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In his speech, Hazar Imam described several ways in which architecture can blend differing perspectives, and reiterated its potential to inspire and enrich creative dialogue.

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits historic city of Bolgar in Tatarstan
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits historic city of Bolgar in Tatarstan
11 September 2019

Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted at Kazan International Airport by Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counsellor of Tatarstan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted at Kazan International Airport by Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counsellor of Tatarstan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kazan
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kazan
10 September 2019

Earlier today, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kazan, Russia to preside over the 14th ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Hazar Imam was joined by Princess Zahra and her daughter Sara; Prince Hussain and his fiancée Ms Elizabeth Hoag; and Princess Salwa and Prince Irfan.

Upon his arrival into Kazan, Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with an offering of traditional dishes from Russia and Tatarstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kazan

Upon his arrival into Kazan, Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with an offering of traditional dishes from Russia and Tatarstan.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kazan
10 September 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kazan, Russia, on 11 September 2019. Later this week, Hazar Imam will preside over the 14th ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The Award is presented every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation, and landscape architecture.

Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed to the stage to deliver the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed to the stage to deliver the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Amina J. Mohammed urges support for inclusion and respect for diversity at Annual Pluralism Lecture
Amina J. Mohammed urges support for inclusion and respect for diversity at Annual Pluralism Lecture
11 June 2019

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations, delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, and Prince Aly Muhammad. 

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam presented with the Keys of the City of Porto
1 May 2019

Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, is known for its history, industry, and culture. At certain points in its history, the city has been occupied by the Celtic people, the Roman empire, and the Umayyad dynasty, which has lent a diverse character to the urban area. At a ceremony on 2 May 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the Keys of the City.

Mayor Rui Moreira presents the Keys of the City of Porto to Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Mayor Rui Moreira presents the Keys of the City of Porto to Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured with the Keys of the City of Porto
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured with the Keys of the City of Porto
1 May 2019

In the historic coastal city of Porto in Northern Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the Keys of the City during a ceremony at Porto City Hall on 2 May 2019.

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended an event to celebrate the Aga Khan University's partnerships in Portugal, at which Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (left), delivered the keynote address.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attended an event to celebrate the Aga Khan University's partnerships in Portugal, at which Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (left), delivered the keynote address.
Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
16 April 2019

At a special dinner hosted in Lisbon on 13 April 2019, the Aga Khan University (AKU) celebrated its partnership with Portuguese universities on research and development initiatives. The event was attended by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra.

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