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.
This week in history, Mawlana Hazar Imam was among six recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. He was awarded the medal by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now Director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, noting that Mawlana Hazar Imam's "values of pluralism, multiculturalism, and strengthening civil society, are those we must all emulate." In this episode, we see highlights of the ceremony, then look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom, which outlines more of his work and achievements in the region. Edinburgh, 4th October 2005 at Scottish Parliament.
Mawlana Hazar Imam received the Asia Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award - the Society’s most esteemed - at the organization’s Game Changer Award ceremony in New York. The awards are presented annually to individuals, organizations, and movements, that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.
Nous sommes ravis de partager avec vous cette interview de Mawlana Hazar Imam accordée à la chaine libanaise LBC en novembre 2001. (with English subtitles).
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote address to the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum, where he says that improving the quality of human life is the most important component of a successful democracy.
The National Building Museum Washington, DC USA 25 January 2005, 15 years ago today, Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Vincent Scully Award in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence, urban and rural revitalization, and historic preservation in countries where Muslims have a significant presence.
On 15th January 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke at an event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’ (‘Thinking Ahead’) – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future”, which brought together leaders from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and German development partners. We then go back through the years to when Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the Die Quadriga prize in recognition of his life’s work in helping people in the poorest regions of the world.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was among six recipients of the 2005 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. In this episode we see highlights of the awards ceremony, then look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom, which outlines more of his work and achievements in the region.
Looking back on the first 50 years of the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
On 24 October 2012, Mawlana Hazar Imam signed an Agreement of Cooperation to expand collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry, and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development. Alberta is the first province in Canada to sign an Agreement of Cooperation with the Imamat. This episode will look back on this day, and on his speech to both Houses of the Parliament of Canada in 2014.
On the 22nd October 2015, Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered the keynote address at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in London.
Three years ago today, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke on pluralism and accepted the Champion for Global Change Award at the 2017 United Nations Global Leadership Dinner.
On the 19th of October 2018, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) each awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his “lifelong service to humanity, and the intersections of his work at both universities,” during a joint conferral ceremony.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture Part 2: Q&A session.
On 27 February 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a historic address to the Parliament of Canada before signing a Protocol of Understanding with Prime Minister Stephen Harper between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada's Government.
His Highness The Aga Khan, leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, receives the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. The annual award, earmarked for individuals who work to remove barriers and support the principles of tolerance and respect, is part of the 6 Degrees initiative. Among the dignitaries at the event were Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory. Farah Nasser reports.
On 19 May 2017, the Architectural League of New York awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam the President’s Medal, its highest and most important honour. The occasion highlighted the values of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established 40 years ago.
In 2005, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the Die Quadriga prize in recognition of his life’s work in helping people in the poorest regions of the world. We then tune in for the first part of the sixth Annual Pluralism Lecture, delivered by Karen Armstrong, author, and religious historian. Her lecture, entitled “Compassion or Toleration? Two Approaches to Pluralism" explores why pluralism is now of utmost global importance.

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