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President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa signs the visitor's book at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, with Ismaili Council President Rahim Firozali and Ismaili Imamat Diplomatic Representative Nazim Ahmad looking on. Luis Filipe Catarino

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon on 29 April, where he received a warm welcome from hundreds of members of the Jamat. The President brought a profound message of solidarity and gratitude for the Ismaili community.

The President of the Architectural League, Billie Tsien, presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President’s Medal. Farhez Rayani

New York, 19 May 2017 — Yesterday evening, the Architectural League of New York accorded Mawlana Hazar Imam its highest honour. Gathering the leading architectural minds in America, the evening celebrated Hazar Imam and of 40 years of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General David Johnston unveil a plaque marking the opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa. Moez Visram

Ottawa, 16 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officially opened the new international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism today.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive. Moez Visram

Ottawa, 15 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon. Tomorrow he will be joined by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada for the official opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

The state-of-the-art 141-bed facility places particular emphasis on the needs of women and children, and represents a new chapter for the Bamyan Provincial Hospital. AKDN / Kiana Hayeri

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 24 April 2017 — Princess Zahra and Vice President Sarwar Danesh opened a 141-bed hospital facility today. Emphasising the health of mothers and children, the facility expands Bamyan Provincial Hospital’s capacity to deliver much needed services in obstetrics and gynecology, paediatrics and surgery.

Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from 13 - 16 April 2017. Ismaili Council for Kenya

Mombasa, 13 April 2017 — Every two years, the Ismaili communities of East Africa come together for the Unity Games, a festival of sport. This year, the Games will include Jamats from all over the entire African continent.

A rendering of the mahtabi (terrace) looking out over the Calla Pond and surrounding bustan (orchard) at the newly revealed Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Edmonton, 7 April 2017 — Details of an Islamic garden gifted by Mawlana Hazar Imam to the University of Alberta were revealed today at a special ceremony. The event also included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with Prince Irfan and Prince Sinan, who was born on 2 January 2017.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of their second child, Prince Sinan, who is pictured with his parents and his older brother, Prince Irfan.

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Aiglemont, 12 January 2017 — It is with great happiness that Mawlana Hazar Imam has announced that Princess Salwa has given birth to a baby boy named Sinan. Prince Sinan is the second child of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, and a little brother to Prince Irfan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Farhez Rayani

Aiglemont, 16 December 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday was celebrated by the Jamat and members of Hazar Imam’s family with love, music and felicity. Representing the entire Ismaili community in all of its diversity, Jamati and institutional leaders visited the Imam at his home on this milestone occasion to offer congratulations, express shukrana, and to reaffirm the Jamat’s bayyah to the Imam of the Time.

Hundreds of lanterns decorate the grounds of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s residence on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebration. Photo: Farhez Rayani

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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan proceed to lunch at the Presidential Palace, accompanied by an entourage that includes Prince Aly Muhammad and several UAE leaders. Gary Otte

Abu Dhabi, 7 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam wrapped up his visit to the United Arab Emirates today, following the ceremony and proceedings of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which took place over the weekend.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte

Al Ain, UAE, 6 November 2016 — Architecture does not merely give form to the spaces in which we live and move, it profoundly shapes and can improve the quality of human life. The winning projects in the 13th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture testify to this.

Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawalla welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam together with the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance. Gary Otte

Dubai, 4 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the United Arab Emirates this evening, ahead of this weekend’s presentation of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He was accompanied by Prince Amyn and Prince Aly Muhammad.

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Order of Danaker in Bishkek on 18 October 2016. Gary Otte

Bishkek, 18 October 2016 — His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic decorated Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Order of Danaker, the highest recognition that the Kyrgyz nation can bestow upon a foreign citizen.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulate one another after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the UCA Naryn Campus. Gary Otte

Naryn, 19 October 2016 — In a historic ceremony held this morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic inaugurated the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia — the first of three residential campuses being constructed in the high mountains of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a traditional offering of non (bread) by two students from the Aga Khan School in Osh. Gary Otte

Bishkek, 17 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kyrgyzstan this evening, ahead of the inauguration of the University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus.

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Aiglemont, 7 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam informed the Jamat with great joy today that Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa are expecting their second child. Ismailis are gathering in Jamatkhanas around the world to celebrate the happy news.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. AKDN / Anya Campbell

Brussels, 6 October 2016 — “Since 2001, AKDN and its partners have channelled over $1 billion to enhance self-reliance and improve the quality of life of Afghans,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam yesterday, and he indicated that more will follow in the years ahead.

With its numerous benches and seating areas, restaurants and cafes, the Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran nurtures the pedestrian connection. AKTC / Barzin Baharlouie

Connectivity between people, adapting to new contexts and responding to climate challenges stand out as notable themes among the winners of the 13th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The six recipient projects were announced in Abu Dhabi today, along with the venue of the award ceremony.

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