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My Calligraphic Art Work – Ahmad Ladhani

*Image size: 1024×768 pixels. click on the image for Zoom-In view Another  tryout on Calligraphic Vector Art made by me. Its still have some errors and some finishing mistakes but as per me its best of mine . So I thought I should share … Continue reading

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My Third Calligraphic Art Work – Ahmad Ladhani

*Image size: 700×450 pixels. click on the image for Zoom-In view This is my Third tryout on Calligraphic Vector Art made by me. It still have some errors and some finishing mistakes but as per me its best of mine . So I thought I … Continue reading

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Shandur Polo Festival 2012 – The Highest Polo ground on Heart of Earth

Every July, the Shandur Pass in northern Pakistan is the setting for a polo festival played to rules eight hundred years old on what is, perhaps,the highest polo ground in the world.(Shandur Polo Festival – July 7 to 9) During the … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Disaster Education Centre concept doubles as emergency housing

Portugal’s OODA architectural firm has conceptualized a Disaster Education Centre that also doubles as an emergency shelter in the event of a real-life disaster. The centre has been designed for the city of Istanbul and would be fully equipped with adequate technology and facilities … Continue reading

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My Second Ever Islamic Art Work – Ahmad Ladhani

*Image size: 1024×768. click on the image for Zoom-In view This is my second tryout on Islamic Art made by me. It still have some errors and some finishing mistakes but as per me its best of mine . So I thought I should … Continue reading

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My First Ever Islamic Art Work – Ahmad Ladhani

Dear Readers Below is my first ever islamic art work made by me. It stil have some errors and some finishing mistakes but as per me its best of mine :). So I thought I should share it with you … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Award 2010: winners announced

By Ellie Stathaki  There are a few important awards for architectural design around the world – from the Pritzker Prize to the RIBA Stirling Prize and the Venice Biennale Golden Lion – but there is only one prestigious honour addressed … Continue reading

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In London, RAYS OF LIGHT draws visitors from near and far

On the second Saturday of this month, a hundred or so Ismaili Muslims — from Eindhoven, Stockholm, Bad Salzuflen, Essen, Frankfurt, Munich and Dublin — made their way north from the Ismaili Centre, London. They walked past the Victoria & … Continue reading

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H.H The Aga Khan Visits Future Museum in Canada

TORONTO— The Aga Khan Museum, scheduled to open in 2013, is the centerpiece in a new $300-million complex set within a landscaped park based on Islamic design principles and that will also include a new Ismaili Center. The museum will … Continue reading

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Muslim art and cultural expression opens doors to interfaith dialogue in Houston

From the intricacy of calligraphy and the mysticism of Sufi dance, to the illustrative legends that explode on canvas, Islamic art forms have captured the attention of Houstonians. In May and June, the Houston Ismaili community collaborated with the Museum … Continue reading

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Ismaili Artists Draw Inspiration from their Muslim Faith and Culture

Adorned in an elaborate golden frame, it depicted a Dutch-style landscape, with a small stream running through the middle, spanned by a bridge that allowed unseen travellers to cross over. Beyond the bridge was the edge of a town, faintly … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Museum Chooses Toronto to House Art Collection

Ground Breaking Gallery… Aga Khan Museum chooses Toronto to house art collection By Amanda Kwan More than 1,000 pieces of Islamic art — spanning over a millennia from China to the Iberian Peninsula — will be housed in Don Mills, … Continue reading

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Building bridges: Aga Khan to Initiate New Canadian Museum

TORONTO – Canadian tolerance and pluralism will take another leap forward on Friday when the Aga Khan opens two key institutions and a park in Toronto. The Aga Khan will participate in the foundation ceremony of the first ever Aga … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Museum Collection reflects pluralism of the Muslim world and shared human heritage

For almost 3 000 years, merchants, artists, mystics and philosophers travelled along the Silk Road — a network linking Asia with the Mediterranean world, including Europe and North Africa. They traded in goods, shared cultural traditions and exchanged ideas and knowledge … Continue reading

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A thousand years of Firdawsi’s Shahnama is Celebrated

The homes that are the dwellings of today Will sink beneath shower and sunshine to decay But storm and rain shall never mar What I have built — the palace of my poetry. — Firdawsi More than a thousand years ago, … Continue reading

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The Power of the Intellect

The Power of the Intellect: Guiding the Evolution of European and Persian Painting A Special Lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston – May 16, 2010 3:00 PM Presented by scholar and collector Abolala Soudavar, Board of Trustees … Continue reading

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Al-Azhar: An Ancient Centre of Learning

Al-Azhar (The Luminous) was constructed as the central grand-mosque for Cairo by al-Qaid Jawhar al-Siqillí when he took Egypt for the Fatimid Imam-Caliph al-Mu‘izz li Dín Allah in 969 CE and founded Cairo as its capital city. It was inaugurated … Continue reading

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