Located in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, the Aga Khan Museum is the first museum dedicated to Islamic arts and objects in the western world. Including objects from the private collections of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan, the Institute of Islamic studies in London, and His Highness Aga Khan, the Museum houses more than 1000 rare objects. There is no doubt that Islamic culture has contributed a lot to our world’s heritage. To pay tribute and dedicate the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions that the Islamic culture has made, the Aga Khan Museum was made.

Know The Past Of the Aga Khan Museum Here!

Like many other significant landmarks of Ontario, the Museum has a significant history that cannot be forgotten. The building of the museum was planned by His Highness Aga Khan. Earlier river Thames, opposite the British houses of parliament, was selected as the location. However, due to many protests, Aga Khan shifted his focus to Canada and finalized his decision of making his museum in Canada to pay tribute to the country’s pluralism. The final structure for the museum was designed by none other than Fumihiko Maki. The museum was finally inaugurated in 2010.

Mesmerize yourself with these amazing collections stored by the Museum! 

Dedicated to various aspects of the Islamic culture, the Museum has many manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, etc. The museum also stores the earliest known manuscript copy, which dates back to 1052 of Avicenna’s Qanun fi’l-Tibb. There are various other notable and extremely beautiful collections held in the museum. Some of the most notable parts are a page from the Blue Quran, considered to be one of the most exquisite Quran manuscripts, ceramic collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan that date from the early centuries to the 17th century. Sounds amazing, right?

Even more amazing is the fact that there are thousands of people around the world who visit this museum to gain more knowledge about the traditions and contributions left by our Islamic ancestors and family. You can be one of them and enrich yourself with Islamic culture in one of its best forms.