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Speech by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Kusi Ideas Festival 2022 2022-12-08

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressed the Kusi Ideas Festival remotely
Source: 
video

December 8, 2022
Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to congratulate the Nation Media Group on holding this fourth edition of the global award-winning Kusi Ideas Festival.

Since it was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959, during the struggle for independence and Pan-Africanism, the Group’s path has been closely entwined with the history of Kenya, of East Africa and of the African continent.

Speech by Prince Hussain Aga Khan at AKU President’s Challenge for Climate Solutions 2022-12-02

Prince Hussain at the London Exhibion
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video

Speech by Prince Hussain Aga Khan
At the Aga Khan University, Pakistan

December 2022

First and foremost, I want to applaud everyone who participated in the President’s challenge for climate solutions.

Climate change is a subject that we hear about constantly. It is on the front page of newspapers. It is the subject of films, television shows and books. It is discussed by world leaders at high-profile events and by millions of people on social media. Yet the volume of attention still exceeds the appetite for action.

Speech by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo 2022-03-20

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressing guests at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022. AKDN / Akbar Hakim
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency, President Nyusi, Republic of Mozambique

Your Excellency, President Marcelo of the Portuguese Republic

Your Excellency, President Chissano

Honourable ministers and excellencies

Students, parents, and staff of the Aga Khan Academy

Todo protocol compredo

Ladies and gentlemen

Speech by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - Earth on the Market 2002-12-19

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
Source: 
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_19-12-2002_pg3_5

Despite all the hype, the UN-sponsored world summit on sustainable development in South Africa in August could not introduce any real constraints because they would have meant re-examining globalisation. So could sustainable development just be a pretext for maintaining a growth that must be, by nature, destructive to the environment?

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony in Muscat, Oman 2022-10-31

Princess Zahra Aga Khan delivers remarks to the guests.at the AKAA in Muscat, Oman  2022-10-31
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim,

Your Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitam Al Said,

Your Highnesses,

Members of the Diplomatic Corps,

Excellencies,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As-salaam-o-aleikum.

Remarks by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta 2022-09-28

Princess Zahra speaking at the Inauguration of the Diwan Pavilion  2022-09-28
Source: 
video the.ismaili

Remarks by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden, Edmonton, Alberta
(source: Video the.Ismaili)
September 28, 2022

May I begin by thanking you Premier Kenney for your warm hospitality in hosting us here today, and for your support of the initiatives of the Imamat and the Ismaili community over so many years. We are deeply grateful.

It is a privilege to be here with you today and to express on behalf of His Highness and the Ismaili community around the world our gratitude for our permanent friendship.

Remarks by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Agreement of Cooperation between Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia 2022-09-29

Prince Rahim addresses guests shortly after signing the Agreement of Cooperation with the Province of British Columbia on behalf
Source: 
video the.ismaili

Remarks by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat
and the Government of British Columbia
(source: Video the.Ismaili)
September 29, 2022

….British Columbia’s knowledge , combined with the Aga Khan Development Network’s field experience, will enable us to help protect our fragile world and create a better quality of life for the many people who are already suffering from the effects of climate catastrophe.

H.H. THE AGA KHAN'S REVIEW AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS ON ADJOURNMENT OF THE SESSION 1937-10-06

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
ismaili.net

Geneva
6th October 1937

18th Session

THE AGA KHAN'S PRESIDENTIAL REVIEW
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your work for the time being is at an end. But I have still a duty to perform.

Thanks.

Speech by Prince Amyn Muhammad during the discussion of the Houston Ismaili Center with Mayor Turner 2022-07-11

Prince Amyn Aga Khan shares his reflections on The Ismaili Center Houston at a development luncheon held  on 2022-07-11
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youtube video

Houston, Texas
11th August 2022

Bismillah-ir-Raheman nir Rahim

Mayor Turner, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

Thank you very much.

Like you, dear Mayor, dear friends, I am amazed by the film that we just saw. I don’t know how it was made. My worry is that people who saw it would think that the building was already there. And when they finally see the building in a year and a bit, they will say “where have all the yellow flowers gone?” They were so pretty (laughter)

Speech of Mawlana Hazar Imam at a public meeting at the Concert Hall - Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 1995-05-27

Hazar Imam in Tajikistan May 1995
Source: 
ismaili.net

Your Excellency President Rakhmanov
Distinguished Guests
Dear Friends

Today's gathering is a remarkable event. It brings together people from the many parts of Tajikistan, a country that, though small, has a rich and challenging diversity. It brings together representatives of a variety of neighboring and distant countries that wish well to the people of Tajikistan. It brings together religious and secular leaders deeply concerned with the future of Tajikistan’s people.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad 2006-09-22

His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, on 22 Sept 2006

Your Excellency the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Honorable Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies And Gentlemen

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Let me begin by thanking all of you for honoring us by joining in this celebration – at this truly magnificent site. We are most deeply grateful to all who helped to make this site available to our Academy program. Your generosity will be a continuing inspiration to us all.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the the first Convocation of the University of Central Asia 2019-06-19

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation 2021-06-19
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency President Rahmon

Your Excellency President Japarov

Honourable Ministers

Honourable Governors

Chairman Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha and Members of the Board of Trustees

Rector, Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University

Parents, supporters, and distinguished guests and Graduates

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at Dar es Salaam foundation stone laying for Cancer Care Centre 2022-04-10

Princess Zahra Aga Khan addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the cancer care centre at Aga Khan H
Source: 
akdn.org

Honourable Ummy Mwalimu, Honourable Minister of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania,

Ms Stephanie Mouen, Country Director, Agence Française de Développement,

President and Vice Chancellor of AKU and fellow members of AKU Board of Trustees,

Distinguished Guests, Ladies, Gentlemen and Friends,

Jambo and Karibu and Ramadan Kareem

Statement by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the virtual Afghanistan Conference 2022 2022-03-31

Prince Rahim Aga Khan delivering the virtual statement
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan, I thank the Governments of Germany, Qatar, the United Kingdom, as well as the United Nations, for convening this meeting at a time when so many Afghans are in peril.

Closing Remarks, First Seminar, The Aga Khan Award For Architecture (Aiglemont) 1978-04-01

Hazar Imam presiding over the first seminar held in Aiglemont
Source: 
hikmat Vol. 1 No.11 May 15, 1981

Partings are sad, and all the more so when they separate people with a common bond and a united interest. In this particular case, however, I think we can say a revoir, or “till we meet again,” rather than goodbye. I say this because I believe our commitment to the problem of architecture for Muslims is such that our path must cross again.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Karachi Rotary Club 1964-12-05

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
The Guiding Lines, National Development Publications, Karachi, Pakistan, pp. 25-29

You have said, Mr. President, some very kind words about my late Grandfather, my late Father and myself. My Grandfather was a most gifted person, and amongst his many qualities, one of them had always particularly impressed me. While the past was a book which he had read and re-read many times, the future was just one more literary work of art into which he used to pour himself with deep thought and concentration. Innumerable people since his death have told me how he used to read in the future, and this certainly was one of his very great strengths.

Speech extracts during the laying of the foundation stone of the Prince Aly Boys Academy, Pakistan 1964-12-12

Prince Aly Boys' Academy, Pakistan
Source: 
Ismaili Mirror 1973

Extract of speech by Hazar Imam during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys Academy in Karachi, Pakistan:

Let Me say to begin with, how proud I have been to visit the Girls' Academy and to see that what had been my hope and prayer four years ago has actually been realized. Not only is the Academy in a magnificent state of upkeep, but the children look very happy indeed.

Convocation and Installation Address​ by Princess Zahra Aga Khan​ 2022-02-26

Princ​ess Zahra Aga Khan Member, A​ga Khan Development Network Board of Directors
Source: 
www.aku.edu

Our Chief Guest Mr Peter Kalmus, Climate Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles;
Our Guest of Honour Dr Peter Mathuki, Secretary General of the East African Community;
Chairman Zakir Mahmood and members of the AKU Board of Trustees;
Chairman Moyez Alibhai and members of the AKU Kenya University Council;
President and Vice Chancellor Sulaiman Shahabuddin;
Provosts, deans, faculty, and staff;
Generous donors and friends of AKU around the world;
Parents and family members;
Distinguished guests;
And most importantly, our graduands:

SPEECH BY CHAIRMAN ABDULHUSEIN E. DAYA AT THE BANQUET 1981-03-15

Hazar Imam visits Kisumu, Kenya   1981 March
Source: 
Darbar-e-Shah Karim 1981

Your Highness Prince Aga Khan, the Provincial Commissioner for Nyanza, Mr. Francis Cherogony, Mrs. Cherogony, The Provincial Commissioner for Western Province, Mr. Nashon Ngugi, Mrs. Ngugi, Members of the Parliament, Justice Scriven, Mrs. Scriven, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen and your Worship.

The True Purpose of Education - Speech at the Muslim Educational Conference 1904-03-30

Sir Sultam Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III K.C.B.E
Source: 
iis.ac.uk

The assembly to his mind represented all that was best in the Muslims of India. It expressed that awakening sense of their
fallen position after a glorious past; it expressed dissatisfaction with their present intellectual, moral and social position; and it expressed the longing desire to regain the intellectual freedom which Muslims enjoyed during the first two centuries of their era. Pessimism was not the force, said the Aga Khan, that had drawn them there that day. Pessimism in the Muslim world was nothing new:


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