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Mawlana Hazar Imam gives his acceptance speech after receiving the Die Quadriga 2005 prize in recognition of his life's work in helping the poorest regions of the world.

“I am fortunate to lead an international community with a strong social conscience. Bridging North and South, East and West, the Ismailis have a long tradition of philanthropy, self-reliance and voluntary service. Wherever they live, they faithfully abide by the Quranic ethic of a common humanity and the dignity of man. They willingly pool knowledge and resources with all those who share our social ethic to help improve the quality of life of less fortunate men, women and children.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering at the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) ceremony, held at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh looks on.

“In Islam, the Holy Qur'an says that man is God’s noblest creation to whom He has entrusted the stewardship of all that is on earth. Each generation must leave for its successors an enhanced and sustainable social and physical environment. I am sure every responsible citizen in every part of the world would share this aspiration.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at Alltex ceremony opening, with (L to R) Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Prince Amyn Aga Khan and (2nd right) Kenya President Mwai Kibaki looking on.

“Rehabilitating economies arising out of civil conflict or internal turmoil has been a challenge we have undertaken in environments as varied as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Uganda... Each of these initiatives has entailed important manpower development components, investment in technical and management training as well as a significant multiplier effect.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

Video of the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils the Foundation Ceremony commemorative plaque.

Video of the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.