Photographs of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan at Parliament Hill by Jean-Marc Carisse
Photographs: Jean-Marc Carisse
Text compilation: Abdulmalik Merchant, Editor, Simerg/Simergphotos
His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, was warmly received by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, with the words “It’s always a pleasure to welcome a dear friend to Canada, a dear friend to my family as well.” The Prime Minister added that they would discuss “pluralism, diversity and all the things that Canada can contribute to offering more peace and stability in the world.”
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The Canadian Maple Leaf flag and the red and green flag of the Ismaili Imamat, with the gold Imamat crest, rest in the background while His Highness the Aga Khan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are seen engaged in a warm conversation during their meeting at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse. Copyright.
Award winning photographer Jean-Marc Carisse, who took the pictures shown on this page, noted in his email to Simerg that His Highness the Aga Khan’s greeting with the Prime Minister started at approximately 4:13/4:14 pm ET. At 5:05, His Highness walked in the South corridor of Centre Block and observed the portraits of former Prime Ministers Paul Martin and then Jean Chrétien (see photo, below). At 5:07, he entered his car. According to Mr. Carisse, “the Aga Khan was his usual charming personae and pleasantly smiled throughout his Parliamentary visit.”
His Highness the Aga Khan looks straight at the camera as he greets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Office of the Prime Minister located at the Centre Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Photo: Jean-Marc Carisee. Copyright.
His Highness the Aga Khan happily walks in the corridor of the Parliament Building after his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday May 17, 2016. At left is protocal coordinator, Kate Bourke, and accompanying him are Ismaili leaders Shafik Sachedina and Malik Talib, the President of the Aga Khan Council for Canada. Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse. Copyright.
His Highness the Aga Khan glances with interest at an oil painting of former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, completed in 2010 by Christan Nicholson, as he walks past it with leaders of the Ismaili community in the South corridor of Centre Block shortly after his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo: Jean Marc Carisse. Copyright.
His Highness the Aga Khan is all smiles as he departs the Parliament Building after his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. In the picture with him are the protocol coordinator Kate Bourke, at left, Ismaili leaders Shafik Sachedina (right), based at the Ismaili Imam’s headquarters in Aiglemont, France, President Malik Talib of the Aga Khan Council for Canada (far left), and Mahmoud Eboo, the Aga Khan Development Network’s Resident Representative to Canada (centre). Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse. Copyright.
His Highness the Aga Khan outside the Parliament Building just as he is about to depart following his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse. Copyright.
His Highness the Aga Khan waves back at well-wishers, as his car departs Parliament Hill following his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse. Copyright.
Date posted: May 17, 2016.
Last updated: May 18, 2016 (15:55 EST).
Photographs: Jean-Marc Carisse. http://www.carissephoto.com. Copyright.
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Beautiful, heart warming pictures thank you for sharing.
Nice pictures. Mawla bless everyone around the world.
Priceless! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!
These are gorgeous photos.
Very nice. Thank you Jean-Marc for the glorious effort.
Thank you and may you always be blessed for these wonderful photos.
Congratulations to Jean-Marc Carisse for capturing sentiment in His Higness the Aga Khan’s facial features and demeanour at this meeting of interest, happiness and foresight.
Appreciate all your efforts for bringing us these wonderful photos from Jean-Marc Carisse.
Very nice photos captured by J-M Carisse. I will try to visit him when I go to Ottawa. Thank you all for sharing.
Thanks for sharing the pictures…seeing them is nothing less than a deedar.
Thanks fpr sharing J-M Carisse’s wonderful and perfect clicks. The Imam is working round the clock for the betterment of the jamat and the ummah, and the results of this historical visit will be experienced in the years ahead.
Great. Mr. Carisse, you made my day. Thank you
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. Proud to be an Ismaili.
Thank-you for sharing such wonderful pictures
Thanks for sharing – truly beautiful pictures.