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The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, receives a standing ovation from the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, Feb. 27, 2014.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, receives a standing ovation from the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, Feb. 27, 2014.
(FRED CHARTRAND/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

JOHN STACKHOUSE

Seven global insights from the Aga Khan

The Aga Khan is more than spiritual leader to 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Well-read, well-travelled and well-connected, he is a voice of reason globally and an effective bridge between East and West, Islam and secular. He has the ear of world leaders, and through the extensive development network of his foundation, an understanding of the poorer parts of the world.