Prince Rahim and Princess Zahra represented Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony and luncheon today in Vancouver to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia.
The celebrations of 50 years of the Ismaili community’s significant presence in Canada continued today in the city of Edmonton, with a luncheon at Government House attended by Princess Zahra and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Salma Lakhani, followed by the formal opening of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden.
Take a look at the second instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Episode two includes highlights from the groundbreaking ceremony of Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Prince Amyn, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory, and local and national leaders of the Jamat.
Prince Amyn attended the groundbreaking ceremony today for Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and local and national leaders of the Jamat.
Action, ambition, and hope were on display this week as world leaders joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Amanda Gorman, and others for the annual SDG Moment at the UN headquarters in New York. Projected onto the big screens this year were Prince Hussain’s photographs depicting the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
Join host Mursal Bahri for the first instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Day one includes highlights from the Municipal Honours ceremony held in Toronto.
The eagerly anticipated winners of this year’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced this week. The six winning projects uniquely differ from one another but, as Faisal Ali explains, they share one important aspect.
As rehabilitation efforts continue in Pakistan, Ismaili CIVIC volunteers continue to support affected individuals and the communities in which they reside – demonstrating a commitment to Islam’s core values of service, peace, compassion and care for the vulnerable.
The Key to the City of Toronto was awarded to Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony hosted today at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, during which a segment of Wynford Drive was ceremonially named Aga Khan Boulevard.
Prince Amyn accepted the honours on behalf of Hazar Imam and thanked Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto for the special gesture.
The tradition of service and volunteering in the Ismaili community is one rooted in a 1400-year history. The giving of one’s time, effort, and resources for the development of both the community and wider society is a core value of the faith, and its many expressions have been an essential part of the community’s history, well-being, and identity.
After having served for 34 years in leadership positions, including the past 12 years as Co-Director of The Institute of Ismaili Studies (“IIS”), Dr Farhad Daftary has decided to step down from his management roles in early January 2023. Dr Daftary will not be retiring from IIS, but will continue his scholarly research, writing and teaching activities at IIS indefinitely.
The Aga Khan Development Network is excited to announce the launch of its new website, which features a redesign and new visual identity.