Houston, USA: Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center — By Aliya Bhimani | Watch Video

On 10 October 2019, Princess Zahra, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, was honoured with the Asia Society Texas Center’s Huffington Award in Houston, USA. Princess Zahra was honoured for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network….

University of Central Asia: Principles of this world-class education institution is that no admitted student will be denied an education because of inability to pay

A university education is one the most important investments that a student and family can make. A degree from a quality university significantly influences earning potential. UCA offers a world-class education that opens horizons and career pathways, and it comes at a high cost. One of UCA’s founding principles as a private, not-for-profit institution is…

Simerg com: The lonely death of 20th century Qur’an translator A. Yusuf Ali; assessing Qur’an translations; and interview with music artist Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens)

“On a frigid December morning in 1953, a policeman found a half-conscious old man slumped on a street bench in the Westminster area of London. That man was Abdullah Yusuf Ali, the famous 20th-century translator of the Quran. He died alone, homeless, and with no one by his side…Generations of Muslims in English-speaking countries have…

The Living Sea: Photo-Essay by Hussain Aga Khan — Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Portugal. Exhibition 27 September to 29 December 2019

The exhibition The Living Sea uses the extraordinary photographs of Hussain Aga Khan as a point of departure to raise social awareness towards the sublime beauty, complexity and fragility of life in the oceans. The exhibition is complemented with multiple educational and scientific activities aimed at diverse audiences to stimulate broad conversations about scientific, environmental,…

Portugal : Europe’s oasis of social democracy | Germany: What is Social Democracy? Watch Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s videos

The Portuguese Socialists will most likely win this Sunday’s elections. But will its alliance with the radical left survive? Socialst leader Antonio Costa attends an election campaign event By Reinhard Naumann | 03.10.2019 Until recently, polls indicated a clear victory for the Socialist Party (PS) in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Portugal. Even the absolute majority…

The Aga Khan Development Network: Advancing development in Mozambique

The Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception in Maputo, Mozambique, last month, to celebrate Imamat Day with guests and members of the Jamat, and to raise awareness of AKDN’s work in the region. The event, held in the gardens of the Polana Serena hotel, was attended by the Official Representative of the Government of…

Between religion, oil dependence and reforms: Saudi Arabia under Mohammed bin Salman — By Sabine Peschel on Qantara.de | "Saudi Arabia and Israel have a nearly identical Iranian policy." says Guido Steinberg

As Saudi Arabia and its close allies, including the United States, look for an appropriate response to drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities in early September, what expert Guido Steinberg calls a ‘Gulf cold war’ is becoming a hot war. But what are the deeper historical and religious forces that have put Saudi Arabia at…

The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag — The Ismaili

Prince Hussain, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, married Ms Elizabeth Hoag in a private ceremony on 29 September 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended by immediate family members, the proceedings took place in accordance with Muslim tradition. Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen were married on 29 September 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Prince Hussain and Princess…

Germany: New label for textiles – Minister Gerd Müller introduces the "Green Button", a publicly endorsed textile label

Berlin – Today, German Development Minister Gerd Müller introduced the Green Button, a publicly endorsed textile certification mark. For the launch, 27 companies are already signed up. They have successfully passed the demanding scrutiny for the new textile label. Another 26 companies are currently going through the process of scrutiny. Presentation of the publicy endorsed…