And I am very excited by the prospects that I see ahead of our institutions in Africa and elsewhere, because I do genuinely feel convinced that the decades ahead can be very, very exciting for our Jamat world-wide if we are able to build in the various parts of the world where we are … continue to invest in intelligence, in knowledge, because that, after all, has been the sign of success throughout the history of the Ummah.

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As time evolves ahead of us, I think we should keep in mind that the leadership of the Jamat is there today, that it will be there in the future. It’s going to be effective if it is qualified, if it is loyal and if it is united. And I am very excited by the prospects that I see ahead of our institutions in Africa and elsewhere, because I do genuinely feel convinced that the decades ahead can be very, very exciting for our Jamat world-wide if we are able to build in the various parts of the world where we are … continue to invest in intelligence, in knowledge, because that, after all, has been the sign of success throughout the history of the Ummah. You cannot find, in the history of the Ummah, any period which was not rooted in the knowledge society of the time. We are very fortunate because our faith tells us that is the direction in which we have to go.

His Highness the Aga Khan IV

SOURCES

  • Golden Jubilee Souvenir Book, 2012, pp 17

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