Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Congratulations Your Highness

On July 11th, 1957 Prince Karīm al-Hussaynī became His Highness Aga Khan IV, leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketA powerful voice for moderate Islam, His Highness has used his Imamate to advocate in favour of eradicating global poverty, the education of women, and in support of religious pluralism in the approximately 2 dozen countries where Ismailis live, including Canada. He also awards a prize for Islamic architecture awarded every three years since 1977 which is the richest prize for architecture in the world.

In 2005 His Highness was awarded the Order of Canada by Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson.
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