On 16 December 2016, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday was celebrated at Aiglemont by Jamati and institutional leaders, who represented the worldwide Ismaili community, and by members of Hazar Imam’s family. Mawlana Hazar Imam expressed his great happiness at the occasion.
The 2016 ANZ Ismaili Sports Tournament is taking place between 24–27 March in Sydney, Australia. See photo highlights from the Tournament here.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of Prince Irfan, their first child, who is pictured with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam.
During his visit to India earlier this month, Mawlana Hazar Imam and his family visited the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, where conservation work is being carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Days earlier, Hazar Imam and and his family had toured Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.
On 10 April, Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, Princess Zahra and her children, Sara and Iliyan on a visit to the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad. Hazar Imam and his family members met teachers, staff and students as they toured the Junior and Senior schools, the athletics centre and the student residences.
Over the past decades, Mawlana Hazar Imam has visited India to meet with the country’s leaders, review the progress of Aga Khan Development Network initiatives, and launch new projects. This photo gallery showcases some of his visits over the years.
Ismailis from Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Mwanza, Tanzania for the 2015 Unity Games, which took place between 3–6 April.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Portugal to receive the 2013 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe. During his two-day visit to Lisbon, Hazar Imam is expected to meet with President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and other senior government leaders.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was invited by Brown University President Christina Paxson to will deliver the 88th Stephen A. Ogden Jr ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs on 10 March 2014 as part of the celebration of Brown’s 250th anniversary.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visited the Parliament of Canada on 27 February 2014, where he was invited by the Prime Minister to address a joint session of Parliament.
In January 2014, Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa travelled to Kenya, where they joined in marking the opening of new facilities for the Diamond Trust Bank and Jubilee Insurance, and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.
The Canadian RAYS OF LIGHT tour commenced in Edmonton, shortly after Canada Day in July 2013. It went on to visit Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa, before its final Canadian stop in Toronto.
On 27 November 2013, in a celemony held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with their highest honour — the 2013 Gold Medal.
The opening of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Kinshasa on 16 August 2013 was a historic occasion for Ismaili Muslims in the Democratic Republic of Congo and around the world.
During his 11-day visit to India in September 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Jamat of Western India and attended a banquet held in his honour by the Jamati institutions of India.
In September 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to India to mark the completion of the restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, inaugurate the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, meet with various AKDN institutions, and meet with the Jamat of Western India.
During a two-day visit to Bangladesh commencing 16 September 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam held talks with senior government leaders and signed a protocol agreement between AKDN and the Government of Bangladesh. Hazar Imam also paid tribute to freedom fighters at the National Memorial for Martyrs in Savar and the Bangabadhu Memorial Museum.
Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Portugal in September 2013 for the presentation ceremony of the 12th Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which took place in Lisbon’s São Jorge Castle. As part of his visit, Hazar Imam also held meetings with a number of senior Portuguese officials and presided over the signing ceremony of a renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the Catholic University of Portugal and the Aga Khan University.
The Harmony Project premiered before audiences at the Ismaili Centre, London on 13 and 14 April 2013. Written, directed and performed by members of the United Kingdom Jamat, the theatrical production follows the story of a group of fictional characters from completely different backgrounds, brought together to create a show.