Wednesday, October 01, 2008

In the news - September 2008

Resident honoured for dedication to humanitarian workMississauga News, Canada - 30 Sep 2008

Zarkava favorite in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Sep 30

Aga Khan Partnership walk at LA Coliseum next Sunday Oct. 12th - Sep 30

Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Interdependent World - cited by Canadian Political Newsweekly Embassy as 20 Most Influential Books - Sep 30

The Aga Khan's thoroughbred passion - Sep 27

'What we do is high-risk' - Rachel Morarjee interview with MHI - Sep 27

Leader of Ismaili Muslims praises Canada for its inclusive government - Sep 27

Words Francesca de Ch√ĘtelSyria Today, Syria - 27 Sep 2008

Japan to provide grant for water supply schemes in Northern Areas - Sep 26

Clinton Global Initiative Website Features Hashoo Foundation’s (press release), Montenegro - 26 Sep 2008

Japan to provide grant for water supply schemes in Northern AreasRegional Times, Pakistan - 26 Sep 2008

First company in the world producing Fairtrade Certified dried fruitsFreshPlaza, Netherlands - 24 Sep 2008

A rich, diverse legacyTimes Online, UK - 23 Sep 2008

How Syria's Assad Is Steering His Country out of IsolationSpiegel Online, Germany - 23 Sep

Owner vows Pakistan's Marriott will rise from ashesAFP - 23 Sep 2008

Ancient Kabul garden in bloom again after years of ruinAFP - 22 Sep 2008

The secret life of a doomed hotel: remembering Islamabad's MarriottABC Online, Australia - 21 Sep 2008

Muslim group feeding 1000 homeless on SaturdayAtlanta Journal Constitution, USA - 19 Sep 2008

Sacred Music Festival at, CA - 16 Sep 2008

Zarkava Produces a Vermeille ZingerBloodHorse, KY - 14 Sep 2008

NV resident realizes we're all OlympiansNorth Shore News, Canada - 14 Sep 2008

Aga Khan pours his wealth into Islamic sites in SyriaAFP - 14 Sep 2008

IFC Investment in Diamond Trust Bank Kenya to Help Increase ...Media Newswire (press release), NY - 11 Sep 2008

Young Canadian diplomats fight to defend Afghan, Canada - 11 Sep 2008

Aga Khan university signs agreement with SyriaDaily Nation, Kenya - 7 Sep 2008

His Highness the Aga Khan completed a six-day official visit to ...AME Info (press release), United Arab Emirates - 6 Sep 2008

Mozambique: Two textiles factories expected to re-launch ...Macauhub, Macau - 4 Sep 2008

Forgiveness - Ethic of Islam

Zee's Notes: On a day when we celebrate one of Islam's holiest events it only seems natural to remember one of it's strongest ethic - Forgiveness...

Azim Khamisa did 2 things - one which shook his very core as a human being and second which changed the lives of many around him - first he buried his only son 20 year old Tariq who died from a senseless gang shooting and then went out and publicly forgave and embraced his son's killer - a 14 year old - and used that as a foundation to take that message to millions of youth to stay away from a world of violence at the same time liberating himself to living life to the fullest.

Now I personally don't know how it is to forgive someone who has committed a horrific act on me or my family and there are many of us who have things in our life which we say we will never forgive but stay with me for one second and try to feel the liberation if we are able to do what Azim Khamisa achieved in living within the ethic of Islam - that to me is the magic of Islam.

So the punch line is that we are all capable of having the freedom that Islam promises but how hungry are we to find the truth (Islam) that is truly within us by living it's ethics daily 24/7 - so next time you're in front of a mirror look squarely at that gorgeous person because only he/she can take you there...

The Light of Allah

For my fellow Canadians - while we wait for MHI's GJ visit...enjoy