I am infinitely proud, infinitely proud of the leadership that is coming from Canada, or from communities that have left their homelands in difficult circumstances, built a new future for themselves here in Canada, empathised with Canadian values and are able today to bring back to their home countries not only new knowledge, new competencies, but also Canadian values.

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As I look to the future, I have a deep sense of confidence that the Jamat around the world is finding its position in the various countries, that our institutions are beginning to have an impact on the quality of life, on the quality of thought, on the quality of governance in the various countries where we are living.

It is due to your wisdom, your knowledge, your willingness to help each other and to have to the courage to think past crises. Because that ultimately is the nature of what we all have to do is, is think past crises. And to think as one family, which is what we are; we are one family. Whether the Jamat comes from Tajikistan, or Afghanistan, or Syria or East Africa, it is one Jamat. And I am infinitely proud, infinitely proud of the leadership that is coming from Canada, or from communities that have left their homelands in difficult circumstances, built a new future for themselves here in Canada, empathised with Canadian values and are able today to bring back to their home countries not only new knowledge, new competencies, but also Canadian values.

His Highness the Aga Khan IV

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  • Golden Jubilee Souvenir Book, 2012, pp 130

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