The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes Prince Rahim and Kendra Spears a long and happy life together.

In celebration of this happy occasion, the NanoWisdoms Archive is pleased to bring you His Highness the Aga Khan’s lengthy, but little known, 1983 Khaleej Times interview, made during his first visit to the region at the time of his Silver Jubilee celebrations.

In the interview, the Aga Khan talks at length about the institutions and programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its overall strategy for development — noting that solutions to sensitive issues must be “socially [and] theologically acceptable.” In addition he touches on potential future AKDN engagement in the Gulf and also the Ismaili community, in particular their then recent migration to Western countries.

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His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1983 Khaleej Times interview (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

NOTE: We would like to thank several of our visitors in Canada and Dubai for their dogged persistence in helping us obtain this important interview from Dubai. It is only through such assistance from you, our visitors, the NanoWisdoms Archive is able to uncover and track down these lost or forgotten speeches and interviews for the benefit of all. We kindly urge all our visitors to review the lists of material known to be missing or incomplete in the Archive and help us obtain it from their local public and ITREB libraries. More information and the lists can be found here.