Harper makes Aga Khan honorary Canadian | National Post

Harper makes Aga Khan honorary Canadian | National PostAdam McDowell and Drew Halfnight, National Post

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday conferred an honorary Canadian citizenship on the Aga Khan, making the billionaire descendant of the Prophet Mohammed and spiritual leader to 15 million Ismaili Muslim followers worldwide only the fifth person to be so honoured.

And though that “citizenship” is merely a symbolic gesture, if the Aga Khan (who lives in France) were to prove a model Canadian citizen, he would not be the first among his people to do so.

“He’s going to be a tremendous addition to our country — your country,” said Shenaz Ladak of Brampton, Ont., who, with a few dozen other Ismaili Muslim Canadians, stood on a sweltering street in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills yesterday to catch a glimpse of her spiritual leader. Followers know him as Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=3084925

Author: ismailimail

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  1. hi, that was me quoted in the article, shenaz ladak. i also told the reporter that everything that i am today i owe to him, his guidance was never wrong, the aga khan guides us both on a spiritual and material level in perfect balance.


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