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The Aga Khan Centre sits at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter in King’s Cross.
The Aga Khan Centre sits at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter in King’s Cross.
Aga Khan Centre: A source of inspiration and illumination
Aga Khan Centre: A source of inspiration and illumination
20 September 2018

Nestled amongst landscaped walkways, pavement cafés, and a crop of new buildings, the Aga Khan Centre provides a purpose-built space for contemplation, collaboration, and contribution to knowledge and scholarship.

From L to R: Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn, Xavier Darcos, Chancelier of the Institut de France and Former Government Minister, Hubert Védrine, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mawlana Hazar Imam, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Princess Zahra, Laure Darcos, Senator from Essonne and Maria Vadillo, Spouse of the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
From L to R: Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn, Xavier Darcos, Chancelier of the Institut de France and Former Government Minister, Hubert Védrine, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mawlana Hazar Imam, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Princess Zahra, Laure Darcos, Senator from Essonne and Maria Vadillo, Spouse of the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
President Macron grants Mawlana Hazar Imam France’s highest medal of honour
President Macron grants Mawlana Hazar Imam France’s highest medal of honour
19 September 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with France’s highest honour, La Grand-croix de la Légion d’honneur (The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour), in recognition of his contributions to humanity, and to improving the quality of life in some of the most vulnerable regions and communities around the world.

17 September 2018

18 September 2018 - Paris, France: President Emmanuel Macron today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Élysée Palace in Paris - the official office and residence of the President of France. A guard of honour by the Republican Guard was on display, as Hazar Imam was welcomed by the French President.

Leaders of the Jamat lay a wreath at the memorial event to recognise all who fought alongside France during the First World War a century ago.
Leaders of the Jamat lay a wreath at the memorial event to recognise all who fought alongside France during the First World War a century ago.
Jamat in France invited to rekindle the flame at the Arc de Triomphe

Jamat in France invited to rekindle the flame at the Arc de Triomphe

16 September 2018

On the occasion of the centenary of the end of the First World War, the Ismaili Council for France represented the France jurisdiction Jamat at a ceremony to mark the memory of soldiers of South Asian origin, who lost their lives a century ago. Guests at the event came together to focus on unity and cohesion between all peoples.

President Emomali Rahmon speaking with students in the Library of the University of Central Asia’s Khorog Campus.
President Emomali Rahmon speaking with students in the Library of the University of Central Asia’s Khorog Campus.
Inauguration of Khorog campus furthers University of Central Asia's work in mountain communities
Inauguration of Khorog campus furthers University of Central Asia's work in mountain communities
15 September 2018

The University of Central Asia’s Khorog campus in Tajikistan was officially inaugurated on 14 September 2018, joining the world-class centre for knowledge and learning, which connects isolated rural communities with the global community. The Khorog campus is the second to become operational after UCA's Naryn campus was inaugurated in Kyrgyzstan in 2016.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and the late Kofi Annan in New York, 18 October 2017.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and the late Kofi Annan in New York, 18 October 2017.
Mawlana Hazar Imam pays tribute to Kofi Annan
Mawlana Hazar Imam pays tribute to Kofi Annan
12 September 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam, at the invitation of the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, today joined world leaders at the funeral of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Mr Annan was laid to rest at a state funeral in Accra, Ghana earlier today. Hazar Imam was accompanied by Princess Zahra.

Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching at SOAS delivering an address at the celebratory event.
Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching at SOAS delivering an address at the celebratory event.
A historic milestone: Memorandum of Agreement signed between The Institute of Ismaili Studies and SOAS University of London
A historic milestone: Memorandum of Agreement signed between The Institute of Ismaili Studies and SOAS University of London
10 September 2018

On 6 September 2018, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) hosted a celebratory event at the Aga Khan Centre to commemorate the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between SOAS University of London and the IIS. The Memorandum of Agreement is a formal arrangement whereby SOAS will award MA degrees for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP).

Young students study in the Gulshan-e-Noor Library and Reading Room.
Young students study in the Gulshan-e-Noor Library and Reading Room.
International Literacy Day: New library in Gulshan-e-Noor celebrates joy of reading
International Literacy Day: New library in Gulshan-e-Noor celebrates joy of reading
8 September 2018

The very first revelation to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was a command to read. Thus, from the very beginning, learning and education has held a special place in Islam. For all communities and societies today, learning and education rests on literacy, or, the ability to read and write. The recently-established Gulshan-e-Noor Library and Reading Room in Pakistan aims to enhance the literacy of its visitors by providing them with access to knowledge, a space to hold educational programming, and a team of well-trained staff to facilitate learning.

State of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale, and President of the Ismaili  Council of the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, unveiled the commemorative plaque marking the opening of the Ismaili Jamatkhana.
State of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale, and President of the Ismaili  Council of the United States, Dr. Barkat Fazal, unveiled the commemorative plaque marking the opening of the Ismaili Jamatkhana.
Texas Governor and community officials inaugurate new Ismaili Jamatkhana
Texas Governor and community officials inaugurate new Ismaili Jamatkhana
22 August 2018

Nestled just outside Austin, the city of Cedar Park is now home to a new, permanent Ismaili Jamatkhana. On 7 August 2018, state, city, and local leaders from across Texas joined Jamati leaders and volunteers to open the new purpose-built space, and share its vision.

The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
15 August 2018

The i-CERV initiative was launched in the United Kingdom jurisdiction Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee year with a great sense of excitement. i-CERV — Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering — is a programme first established in the United States, with a mission to offer its members an opportunity to serve the wider communities in which they reside.

The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
15 August 2018

The i-CERV initiative was launched in the United Kingdom jurisdiction Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee year with a great sense of excitement. i-CERV — Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering — is a programme first established in the United States, with a mission to offer its members an opportunity to serve the wider communities in which they reside.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President of Ireland
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President of Ireland
10 August 2018

His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland and his wife Sabina Mary Coyne, today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at their official residence Áras an Uachtaráin. The occasion honoured Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, which concluded last month.

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