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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary with Prince Aly Muhammad following the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta earlier in the day. He was received by Ismaili Council for the Prairies President Fauzia Lalani upon his arrival.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary with Prince Aly Muhammad following the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta earlier in the day. He was received by Ismaili Council for the Prairies President Fauzia Lalani upon his arrival.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary to receive honorary degree from University of Calgary
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary to receive honorary degree from University of Calgary
16 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Calgary on October 16 for the second leg of his visit to Canada, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for the Prairies Fauzia Lalani.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
15 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and University of Alberta President David Turpin on 16 October for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
15 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
4 October 2018

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a space for connection, enjoyment, contemplation, and education.
The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a space for connection, enjoyment, contemplation, and education.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to visit Canada for special honours and inauguration of Aga Khan Garden
Mawlana Hazar Imam to visit Canada for special honours and inauguration of Aga Khan Garden
25 September 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Canada in October 2018 at the invitation of leading civil society institutions. During this time, Hazar Imam will attend a special ceremony for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, to be presided over by the Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta. He will also be awarded honorary degrees by three Canadian Universities for his achievements, and contributions to humanity.

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.

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.

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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon, as Prince Amyn looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon, as Prince Amyn looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces Jamat with Darbar in Portugal
Mawlana Hazar Imam graces Jamat with Darbar in Portugal
17 July 2018

Over 40,000 members of the Jamat from over 45 countries around the world assembled at Feira Internacional de Lisboa for one of the largest Jamati gatherings in modern history and the final Darbar of the Diamond Jubilee year on 11 July 2018. 

Leaders of the Jamat and AKDN bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his departure from Lisbon.
Leaders of the Jamat and AKDN bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his departure from Lisbon.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Portugal, concluding his Diamond Jubilee year
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Portugal, concluding his Diamond Jubilee year
12 July 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Portugal on 12 July, concluding a seven-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the country as well as the Diamond Jubilee year.

Mawlana Hazar Imam assina o documento que designa o Palácio Henrique de Mendonça como a Sede do Imamat Ismaili a 11 de julho de 2018
Mawlana Hazar Imam assina o documento que designa o Palácio Henrique de Mendonça como a Sede do Imamat Ismaili a 11 de julho de 2018
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit to Portugal and the Diamond Jubilee Celebration
11 July 2018

If you missed the showings in Jamatkhana, the film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Portugal and the Diamond Jubilee Celebration is now available online. This 58-minute film recounts the preparations by the Portugal Jamat, the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, and the programme undertaken by Mawlana Hazar Imam during his visit.

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