Category Archives: Building & Structure

Aga Khan Islamic center under way in Toronto

TORONTO — The Aga Khan, leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, has broken ground on a $300 million Islamic center that will include the first museum of Islamic art and culture in North America. More than a decade … Continue reading

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Hume: New Ismaili complex will enrich Toronto

Of all the gifts ever given to Toronto, none is more beautiful than the Aga Khan’s The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims came to town Friday to break ground on a remarkable project that will include a museum of … Continue reading

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Correa to design Islamic Centre in Canada

Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims has committed to build a poject in Toronto that will showcase the progressive side of Islamic culture to the people.The centre is supposed to built at Eglinton Avenue and Wynford Drive, … Continue reading

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Cairo’s Green Lung – Al-Azhar Park

From garbage dump to municipal park. The impressions of Alexandria I shared in a recent post were largely negative, so here I’ll present a happier picture: a green oasis in Cairo built upon a former garbage dump. The photos are mine; … 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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Taj Mahal – An Architects Point Of View

By Professor Marvin H. Mills In their book TAJ MAHAL-THE ILLUMINED TOMB, Wayne Edison Begley and Ziyaud-Din Ahmad Desai have put together a very commendable body of data and information derived from contemporary sources and augmented with numerous photo illustrations, … Continue reading

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Serena Opens Branch At Lake Victoria, Uganda

Kampala — THE Serena Group has set up a second hotel in the country, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. The resort, which is part of the Aga Khan economic empire, lies on an expansive piece of land measuring 275 acres … Continue reading

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