Category: Imamat’s Vision

   “…through tolerance, through understanding, through compassion..”: Ethics of Islam Explained

Tolerance which grows out of hope is more than a negative virtue, more than a convenient way to ease sectarian tensions or foster social stability, more than a sense of forbearance when the views of others clash with our own. Instead, seen not as a … Continue reading    “…through tolerance, through understanding, through compassion..”: Ethics of Islam Explained

Excerpts by Nanowisdoms: His Highness the Aga Khan on dogma, myopia & asphyxiating policies vs research, innovation, creativity & pragmatism

“Professional standards and assumptions can provide a form of intolerance, pride and myopia as intractable as the rigidities of traditional societies.” His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1987 McMaster University Convocation Ceremony address (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Read full speech at Nanowisdoms “[P]rogress is possible when complex … Continue reading Excerpts by Nanowisdoms: His Highness the Aga Khan on dogma, myopia & asphyxiating policies vs research, innovation, creativity & pragmatism

Vision of Aga khan:Address of His Highness the Aga Khan to both Houses of Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber, Ottawa

As you build your lives for yourselves and others, you will come to rest upon certain principles. Central to my life has been a verse in the Holy Quran, which addresses itself to the whole of humanity.It says, “O mankind, fear your Lord, who created … Continue reading Vision of Aga khan:Address of His Highness the Aga Khan to both Houses of Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber, Ottawa

‘Vision of Aga khan’: “The Peterson Lecture” by His Highness the Aga Khan

”What is required goes beyond mere tolerance or sympathy or sensitivity – emotions which can often be willed into existence by a generous soul. True cultural sensitivity is something far more rigorous, and even more intellectual than that. It implies a readiness to study and … Continue reading ‘Vision of Aga khan’: “The Peterson Lecture” by His Highness the Aga Khan

‘Vision of Aga khan’:Speech at Conference of Indigenous Philanthropy

Speech By His Highness the Agakhan at Conference of Indigenous Philanthropy;Islamabad, Pakistan (17 October 2000) “The Quran, the Hadith, the sayings of Hazrat Ali, and many scholarly sources make numerous references to the forms and purposes of philanthropy. Human dignity – restoring it, and sustaining … Continue reading ‘Vision of Aga khan’:Speech at Conference of Indigenous Philanthropy

‘Vision of Aga khan’: Speech on Accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Speech By His Highness the Aga Khan on Accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship     “The call for cosmopolitanism is not a call to homogenization. It means affirming social solidarity, without imposing social conformity. One’s identity need not be diluted in a … Continue reading ‘Vision of Aga khan’: Speech on Accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship