Aga Khan Museum, Toronto – Highlights from the Permanent Collection: explore diverse arts of Islamic civilizations

Collection Highlights Arranged by media, these selections from the Permanent Collection offer a window into the diverse arts of Islamic civilizations. (Click graphic to view more at source) Architectural Decoration Calligraphy and Illumination Ceramics Luxury Objects Metalwork Painted Manuscripts Qur’ans Science and Learning Source: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/collection/collection-highlights Current Exhibitions Parviz Tanavoli September 13, 2016, to April 30,…

Friends of the Aga Khan Museum launched in Dubai — Gulf News com

The Friends of the Aga Khan Museum in the Gulf and South Asia was opened at Concrete, a new space on Alserkal Avenue, and will offer visitors a chance to see the contributions of Islamic civilisations to the world heritage. Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Aga Khan…

The next Taj Mahal? New life for historic tombs of Hyderabad, India — By Ronan O’Connell, for CNN | A 10-year project for the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park

Hyderabad, India (CNN)One after the next, they rise towards the sky in a sprawling green space on the edge of Hyderabad. Etched with Islamic phrases and embellished by concentric patterns, archways, domes and halls, they’re magnificent in their design and stature, eerie in their function and lonesome location. Qutb Shahi Heritage Park – The monuments…

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com| Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park includes 70 structures, encompassing 40 mausoleums, 23 mosques, five step-wells

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com A view of the tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf   Like all rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth king and founder of Hyderabad, also built his…

India: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not…

The Walled City of Lahore: Protecting Heritage and History — By Zareen Muzaffar on The Diplomat com

After years of negligence, Lahore’s historic and cultural treasures are being rescued from further deterioration. After years of negligence and a lack of serious preservation efforts, the historic buildings and facades of Lahore’s old city are being rescued from further deterioration. The overall jurisdiction of the walled city includes various heritage and historical buildings, including…

400-year-old plaster patterns found in chamber of Nizamuddin tomb|Watch video on past Nizamuddin Mela – Anual fair

Lotus Pond: Within the Sundar Nursery area stand several Mughal-era structures. Conservation works on Lakkarwala Burj, Sunderwala Burj, Mughal Pavilion, Arched Platform, Grave Platforms were completed in earlier years.  In 2014, conservation works have focused on the completion of conservation works on Sundarwala Mahal and Lotus Pond. Humayun’s Tomb Site MuseumThe architecture of the Museum…

Hyderabad, India: on the trail of the White Mughals — By William Dalrymple on Telegraph co UK|The magnificent Golconda Tombs have been whitewashed and restored by the Aga Khan Foundation

Hyderabad in southern India is home to resorted monuments and palace hotels. Ahead of his new BBC documentary, William Dalrymple tells of his love affair with the city Hyderabad has always been one of my favourite Indian cities, but until recently it was one of the most neglected. (…) Hyderabad’s Golconda Tombs, which have been…

Triumphal Moments in Ismaili History: Jawhar’s Conquest of Egypt and Imam al-Muizz’s Resplendent Darbar in Cairo — by Mansoor Ladha

“I WISH I’D BEEN THERE”   1970: Mansoor Ladha, veteran award winning journalist, writer and author, interviewing His Highness the Aga Khan for Tanzania’s daily, The Standard (now Daily News). Photo: Mansoor Ladha Collection. Copyright. BY MANSOOR LADHA As a journalist, a writer and an author, what better time to be than reporting milestones and…

A young Muslim walking here in the 22nd century will be able to feel the pull of his or her own history – Aga Khan, Cairo

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of Amir Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo — AKDN org Side of the opening:  Photo courtesy,  The Cairo Post com –02 May 2015   Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Your Excellency the Minister of Antiquities, Your Excellency, the Governor of Cairo, Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and…

HH The Aga Khan on Ismailis in UK: “They are certain to seek to maintain their faith and their traditions, whilst accepting what seems best and most appropriate from Western civilisation." — Quote of the day

His Highness the Aga Khan “It is probably true to say that eventually Ismailis, like other groups which have settled in the United Kingdom permanently, may lose touch with their original languages and adopt many aspects of British life. But they are certain to seek to maintain their faith and their traditions, whilst accepting what…