On Monday 10th December, 1990, His Highness the Aga Khan signed a Protocol of Agreement on behalf of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with the Governor of Cairo H.E. Mahmoud Sherif for the creation of a public park in one of historic Cairo’s last remaining open spaces…. During the ceremony, the Aga Khan spoke of the concept of Trust with regard to the environment, which is fundamental in the Islamic tradition and that the provision and improvement of the public space is intrinsic within that concept.

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On Monday 10th December, 1990, His Highness the Aga Khan signed a Protocol of Agreement on behalf of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with the Governor of Cairo H.E. Mahmoud Sherif for the creation of a public park in one of historic Cairo’s last remaining open spaces….

During the ceremony, the Aga Khan spoke of the concept of Trust with regard to the environment, which is fundamental in the Islamic tradition and that the provision and improvement of the public space is intrinsic within that concept. The Aga Khan expressed the hope that, on its completion, the new Al-Azhar Park would enhance the quality of life for the people of Cairo and contribute to how its citizens look on their environment, their history and their culture with the same pride of past generations and projecting this pride to future generations.

SOURCES

  • Africa Ismaili, March 1991
  • ismaili.net

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