The Muslim world offers deep roots in a system of
values, emphasising service, charity and a sense of common responsibility, and denying what it sees to be the false dichotomy between religious and secular lives. [MIT 1994]
-- Aga Khan IV
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Tajikistan - From A Thousand Years into the Next Millenium - May 1995. Part 1
ISMAILI ANDROID APPS
2022, January 17 - AGA KHAN sends Message of Peace for Jamat of Badakshan and Tajikistan - NEW TALIKA: "I reiterate my farman to my Jamat to reject any form of violence, disorder, illegal activity, or other actions which are contrary to the laws of the land. I especially advise members of my Tajik Jamat, wherever they live, not to engage in any activities that might impede the restoration of peace and good order." [MORE]
2022, January 3 to 8: Prince Rahim visited Kenya from 3rd January to 8th January 2022. This was the first visit to Nairobi and the game parks for Prince Sinan and his elder brother Prince Irfan. [More]
2021, December 28: One hundred years after the Aga Khan III made his first purchase at the Tattersalls July Sale, the bloodstock empire he built, and which has been carefully cultivated by his grandson, HH the Aga Khan IV, continues to thrive. Following Tuesday's first instalment of the early years of the Aga Khan Studs, the second part sees the baton pass in sad circumstances, heralding a major restructuring of the operation. The text is reproduced by kind permission from the Aga Khan Studs' centenary brochure, written by Emma Berry and John Berry. [More]
2021, December 25: Prince Rahim met with His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal at the Presidential Palace. At the meeting, Prince Rahim conveyed to the President and the people of Portugal Seasonâ€™s Greetings and best wishes for the new year. The President and Prince Rahim acknowledged the strong relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and Portugal, and spoke about the presence and activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Portugal, Portuguese-speaking countries, and globally. [MORE]
2021, November 18: PARIS, FRANCE - Prince Amyn Aga Khan attends at the Opera Comique Gala in Paris, France. (Photo by Luc Castel/Getty Images)
2021, November 6: Taliban leader meets with top Aga Khan Foundation member, discusses strategy for Afghanistan. Kabul [Afghanistan], November 6 (ANI): The Taliban's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said that the top leaders of the group met with the envoy of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Akbar Pesnani, to discuss a comprehensive development strategy for Afghanistan, Sputnik reported. Hanafi said that the Taliban is ready to assist the foundation in its mission in the country. Emphasising that the joint activities should focus on the development of the health care and education systems in Afghanistan, Hanafi said that the Taliban had already begun creating conditions for girls' education in the country. Pesnani also stated that the current priority should be the development of female education in Afghanistan.
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2021, October 26: Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA's Westmont Hospitality Hall in Lisbon - The Westmont Institute of Tourism and Hospitality is the latest development in the partnership between NOVA University's School of Business and Economics and Westmont Hospitality Group, a joint initiative aiming to develop and promote education in hospitality, tourism, and service management. (The Ismaili) [MORE] [VIDEO]
2021, October 12: 02:00 PM in London - World Habitat Award - WHA 2020 Presentation Event: Celebrating Outstanding Housing Solutions: The event will feature the two World Habitat Award Gold winners: Newcastle City Council, UK and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Pakistan. [More]
2021, October 1st: AGA KHAN MUSEUM - ONLINE 2021 Lapis Digital Benefit - 8:00pm to 9:00pm EDT - eye-opening stories based on masterpieces in the Museum collections, to stellar performances and intimate talks by eight artists from North America, East and South Asia, the Middle East, and the Iberian Peninsula. [Video]
2021, September 6: Ceremony to name The New Private Wing Complex at AKU in Karachi, Pakistan as the Princess Zahra Pavilion. [More] [Speech-Video]
2021, July 13: The Aga Khan and Prince Rahim were received at the Hotel de Matignon, office of the Prime Minister in Paris, for a meeting with French Prime Minister Jean Castex. They discussed international issues, the situation of Islam in France and the common projects between the Ismaili Imamat and the French Government. [More News]
2021, June 19: The Aga Khan IV delivered a virtual address at the University of Central Asia's first-ever convocation on 19 June. The ceremony will honour the first class of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences and will be livestreamed from the University campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. The Governors of Naryn and Gorno Badakhshan were in attendance along with the Ministers of Education for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. [VIDEO] [PHOTOS AND NEWS]
2021, June 11: Charter Granting Ceremony and Inauguration of the Aga Khan University Centre, Nairobi - His Highness the Aga Khan , H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, signed the granting of the Charter and unveiled the plaque. Mowlana Hazar Imam participated via video-conference virtually and the whole program was live webcast.[More] [Video]
2021, June 6: The Aga Khan's horse Saiydabad ran at Chantilly and came fourth in the race. [Photo & More]
2021, June 5: The films Beacons of Hope and 7 Seas by Prince Hussain Aga Khan was launched on http://tv.ismaili/ on World Environment Day, 5 June 2021.
2021, May 22: at 3:30pm EAT, webcast of the Global Convocation of the AKU. H.H. The Aga Khan addressed the graduates. Chief Guest was Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [NEWS] [VIDEO
2021, May 19: Pluralism lectures - This year the opening remarks was by Princess Zahra Aga khan. [More news] [Webcast here: Webcast here]
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