The five honorary Canadians: Raoul Wallenberg, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, The Aga Khan have been honored

The five honorary Canadians: Raoul Wallenberg, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, The Aga Khan have been honoredCanada occasionally bestows an honorary Canadian citizenship on foreigners of exceptional merit. It is a symbolic honour and does not give the recipients any rights, privileges or duties typically held by Canadian citizens. Canada has granted the honour to five people.

The Aga Khan

The Aga Khan, leader of 15 million Ismail Muslims worldwide, became an honorary Canadian citizen in 2009. He has been the imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims since 1957, when he succeeded his grandfather. The Aga Khan is involved in humanitarian and development projects in Asia and Africa. A billionaire and a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed, the Aga Khan lives in France. The honour follows the work of the Aga Khan Development Network with Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.

via The five honorary Canadians – Canada – CBC News.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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