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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.

Canadian Chief Justice Beverley  McLachlin will deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism's fourth annual lecture on 28 May in Toronto. GCP
Canadian Chief Justice Beverley  McLachlin will deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism's fourth annual lecture on 28 May in Toronto. GCP
WEBCAST: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to deliver pluralism lecture
WEBCAST: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to deliver pluralism lecture
27 May 2015

Toronto, 27 May 2015 — The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada will deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture tomorrow. Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver the opening remarks.

Watch the live webcast of the event starting at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

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.

The webcast of the opening of the Aga Khan Park will take place on 25 May 2015. AKDN
The webcast of the opening of the Aga Khan Park will take place on 25 May 2015. AKDN
WATCH LIVE: Coverage of the Aga Khan Park opening in Toronto
WATCH LIVE: Coverage of the Aga Khan Park opening in Toronto
24 May 2015

The Aga Khan Park will be inaugurated by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on Monday, 25 May 2015. The webcast is expected to commence at 3:30 PM Toronto time.

A conceptual pencil sketch of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto, designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. AKTC
A conceptual pencil sketch of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto, designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. AKTC
Aga Khan Park is for now and forever
Aga Khan Park is for now and forever
21 May 2015

When Vladimir Djurovic received the commission to design the Aga Khan Park in Toronto, he travelled to gardens in different parts of the Muslim world. In an interview he gave to TheIsmaili.org, the landscape architect describes the essence of this new greenspace, which will be formally inaugurated on Monday.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shocked and saddened by attack on the Ismaili Jamat in Pakistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam shocked and saddened by attack on the Ismaili Jamat in Pakistan
13 May 2015

Gouvieux, France, 13 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam has expressed shock and sadness in the wake of an attack on a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community on their way to work in Karachi, Pakistan, that left 43 people dead. “This attack represents a senseless act of violence against a peaceful community,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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.

29 April 2015

During his visit to India earlier this month, Mawlana Hazar Imam and his family visited the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, where conservation work is being carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Days earlier, Hazar Imam and and his family had toured Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.

MPs Angie Bray, Eric Ollerenshaw and Secretary of State Sajid Javid, with Ismaili Council President Amin Mawji and other Jamati leaders at the Houses of Parliament Navroz reception. Riaz Kassam
MPs Angie Bray, Eric Ollerenshaw and Secretary of State Sajid Javid, with Ismaili Council President Amin Mawji and other Jamati leaders at the Houses of Parliament Navroz reception. Riaz Kassam
Annual Navroz tradition renewed at the UK Houses of Parliament
Annual Navroz tradition renewed at the UK Houses of Parliament
27 April 2015

Members of the British Parliament invited the Ismaili Muslim community to mark the festival of Navroz at the Houses of Parliament last month. The fourth annual Navroz reception took place on 17 March in the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons.

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