Interviewer: Do you see yourself as a reforming or conservative Imam?
Aga Khan: I think that is terminology which just does not apply in the sense that the essentials are the essentials and have remained the essentials for centuries. So I think reform as such doesn’t exist. Conservatism could exist in secular terms, not in religious terms.
Mawlana Hazar Imam
The Age Interview, Geoffry Barker (Melbourne, Australia;), 14 July 1979
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