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An Interview with Prince Amyn Aga Khan 2022-07-10

His Highness The Aga Khan with his brother Prince Amyn Muhammad
ismaili tv

In an exclusive interview for The Ismaili TV, Prince Amyn shares stories from his childhood growing up with Mawlana Hazar Imam, and about their relationship with their grandfather, our beloved 48th Imam, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah. He speaks about AKDN’s activities and some of Hazar Imam’s priorities over the past 65 years. This is a valuable opportunity to hear about Hazar Imam from someone who has been by his side for most of his life, and to gain a deeper understanding into Hazar Imam’s work across many decades.

Interview of Aga Khan after Harzand wins Epsom Derby 2016-06-04

H.H. The Aga Khan brings in the Derby winner
At the Races

Interview of Hazar Imam after the win by Harzand at Epsom Derby


Reporter: I am joined by His Highness the Aga Khan. Your Highness, many congratulations, your sixth Irish Derby win.

Aga Khan: it is a wonderful occasion and I want to thank all the team that is behind this effort to produce excellent horses year after year.

Reporter: Does that mean that your win in the sixth Irish Derby – all began with Shergar back in the early 80’s

Interview with H.H. The AgaKhan and Synergos Founder Peggy Dulany at the Synergos University 2012-10-22

His Highness the #AgaKhan and #Synergos (@Synergos) Founder Peggy Dulany at the Synergos University for a Night Event, London, U

Robert Dunn: My name is Bob Dunn and I have the privilege of serving as the President of the Synergos Institute.

This is our first University for a Night in Europe, although we have held similar events for more than a decade in New York and quite recently in Johannesburg. It’s really wonderful to see some old friends and some new ones, new faces, and we are, of course, especially honoured to have with us His Highness the Aga Khan and also that we are joined by his daughter and son, Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim.

Remarks by Princess Zahra interview at State Bank of Pakistan Event - Banking on Equality 2020-12-20

State Bank of Pakistan Gender Equality Webinar held December 20, 2020

Princess Zahra - Zoom Interview/ remarks
December 21, 20201

PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN attended Monday 21st December 2020 on the State Bank of Pakistan Gender Equality Webinar.

Princess Zahra was interviewed by the moderator Dr. Amita Zaidi - President of Gender Equality, Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation

Interview of His Highness the Aga Khan on Syrian TV Interview, Reem Haddad (Aleppo, Syria) 2008-08-29

Hazar Imam visited Syria during His Golden Jubilee 2008

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLpojwTRKZo


Reem Haddad: Your Highness, is there a message that you would like to leave the Syrian people?

AK: Well first of all, the respect and admiration that I have for Syria in its historic role within the Ummah. Secondly the notion that progress does not mean occidentalisation. Progress in the Ummah means moving forward in quality of life, but not giving up your identity, not giving up your value systems. Indeed our values systems are massively important for the future. [Emphasis original]

Interview by Pranay Gupte 2000-03-13

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Earth Times News Service

Prince Karim, Aga Khan IV, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims. His grandfather named him to the Imamate in 1957--when Karim was an undergraduate at Harvard University--passing over Karim's father, Prince Aly Khan, and also Aly's brother, Prince Sadruddin. Karim is among the world's wealthiest men, with business investments strewn around the globe but particularly in Africa, Europe and Asia. Excerpts from an rare interview :

What makes you tick?

How East Africans can build one common destiny for and by themselves, step by intelligent step 2011-08-14

I am strongly supportive of the process so long as there is real wisdom and no forcing. But disequilibrium is a real risk.
The East African Newspaper theeastafrican.co.ke/news

Peter Mwaura spoke to the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, who is also the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, on a wide range of issues — from media ownership in developing societies to religion, development and the quality of life, as well as the risks that wealth disparities pose to regional economic and political integration

FAITHFUL TO THE MAN AND THE PLACE - Interview of Mata Salamat 1992-04-23

Mata Salamat Om Habibeh with Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah
Al-Ahram Weekly

Just before leaving Aswan to spend the summer in Cannes, Princess Yvonne Aga Khan, wife of the late Aga Khan gave a rare interview to YOUSSEF EL-DEEB

Shortly before his death in 1957, Sultan Mohamed Shah Agha Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Islam, chose as his resting place a solitary sand dune on the West Bank of the Nile at Aswan. Princess Yvonne Agha Khan, known as the Begum, a French national and the Sultan`s third wife, has cared for this tomb ever since, staying at their house nearby for six months of the year and spending the summer at their villa in Cannes.

Interview of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan by Annick Billard of

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Interview with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan By Annick Billard (Courtesy Refugees - November 1988) Following the historic agreement signed in Geneva on 14 April 1988 between Afghanistan and Pakistan, on 11 May, the U.N. Secretary General appointed Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan to the position of Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan.

Interview with Roger Priouret for the French magazine <i>L'Expansion'Face to Face with the Aga Khan 1975-03-01

His Highness The Aga Khan IV



MARCH 1975



I expected the Aga Khan to be a Parisian at heart, like his grandfather and father before him, with "high society" manners, living in luxury and idle for most of the time.

Hidden secrets of the universe-interview with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan June Ducas about his art collection, now on show at the

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan with Princess Catherine

If ever East meets West, it could be said to do so at Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan's 17th-century home, the Château de Bellerive on the shores of Lake Geneva. Flanked by two square towers, the
stone façade of the château with its tiled roof, wooden shutters and arched doors of studded oak is austere but arrestingly beautiful.

While the outside may be simple, the rooms inside are crammed with exotic bibelots, orchids, oriental

The Critical Time - interview to 'Al-Mostakbul' newspaper of Cairo, Egypt.

His Highness The Aga Khan IV



DECEMBER 20, 1986


The Aga Khan

Who is this man called the Aga Khan? One question among dozens of others which invaded my mind while on my way to meeting that "man-riddle" who has pre-occupied the Western world for many years as no other Muslim leader did before him, and stimulated in it as much curiosity as romantic, imperialistic feelings since the days of the British Raj in India and the legends of the Maharajas and Sultans in the days of a thousand and one nights.

H.H The Aga Khan Interview on CNN: Building boom in the Middleast

CNN Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan in Doha  2010-12-10
CNN video

H.H The Aga Khan Interview on CNN: Building boom in the Middle East

Doha is a city that welcomes a slower pace – despite its breakneck pace of development – and it is where I sat down with the Aga Khan, the Imam of the largest branch of the Ismaili followers, for an exclusive interview. The window of time was limited – 10 minutes to be precise – but precious in its outcome.

Interview - Salimah, Princesse des enfants de Tahiti

 Ismaili.net Salimah Aga Khan - Princesse des enfants de Tahiti
Point de Vue

Pour la troisième année consécutive, la princesse Salimah Aga Khan a fait le voyage à Tahiti, pour rendre visite au village d'enfants dont elle est la marraine. Une action humanitaire qui a vu le jour au moment où sa vie prenait une nouvelle direction.

"Lorsque l'ombre de la nuit, Déchire mon coeur d'enfant, Dans le noir, la solitude qui m'attend, Et pourtant tu est là près de moi, Très chère maman, belle princesse, Ton amour est une caresse, J'ai besoin de toi, oui de toi".

Interview CTV Television Network


November 13, 1978.

Q. As spiritual leader of the world's 20 million Ismailis, the Aga Khan is a direct descendant of Mohammed. As a political and a social leader He is a man of enormous wealth and responsibility. The Aga Khan is a friend of the Shah of Iran. Many of His followers live there. I asked Him in Ottawa yesterday what someone in his situation might do when a country such as Iran is thrown into the turmoil and crisis.

Aga Khan Speaks Out on Understanding of Muslims 2006-09-25

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
npr.com RELIGION


The Aga Khan is a Muslim leader of global stature who rarely appears on the airwaves. He usually prefers to keep his distance from the media — not least because the press has generally proved more interested in his race horses and immense wealth than his humanitarian work.


Prince Sadruddin: Interview with The Unesco Courier 1991-05-01

UNESCO Courier
UNESCO Courier May 1991

UNESCO Courier May 1991.

Courier: You have been associated with the United Nations system for many years. Did you feel a vocation to serve the UN?

BBC Radio 4 Interview, Michael Charlton (London, United Kingdom) 1979-09-06

His Highness The Aga Khan IV

Michael Charlton: Your Highness, how did the Ismaili sect acquire its importance in the first place?

The quiet revolutionary 1991-08-18

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991

The quiet revolutionary
By Akbar S. Ahmed
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991
Picture caption: The Aga Khan: paradox

A rare interview with the Aga Khan on poverty, climate change, and demystifying Islam 2017-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan IV. The media-shy spiritual leader, now in his 60th year as Aga Khan.
QUARTZ qz.com

His Highness Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, is many things.

“Virtually a one-man state,” as Vanity Fair once put it, he’s the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims and a unique embodiment of the potential for East blending with West. He inherited from his Indian-born grandfather a dynasty that spans the Muslim world, but he is a British citizen, born in Switzerland, raised in Kenya, educated at Harvard, and lives in a French chateau.

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