Introduction

The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the world, united in their allegiance to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (known to the Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam) as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader), and direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).

 

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Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa

Mawlana Hazar Imam addressing the special convocation at the University of Ottawa where he was confered the honorary degree Doctor of the University. Photo: Zahur Ramji

At a special convocation ceremony held on 13 January 2012 at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa; lauds Canada for “what it can do for others”

Mawlana Hazar Imam together with AKU President Firoz Rasul, University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle and President Allan Rock, after Hazar Imam received an honorary doctorate from the University. Photo: Zahur Ramji

Ottawa, 13 January 2012 — At a special convocation ceremony held this morning at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity. The convocation was presided over by University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle, in what was her last official event following an 18-year tenure as Chancellor.

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