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Aga Khan 3.5: How Aly S. Khan Became The Spiritual Child of His Own Son

For many years, Ismailis have devised and followed a certain criteria for designating the living Imam (or Hazar Imam). These criteria have not only been followed throughout their history, but are also taught to all Ismailis. In this article we will look at the principles of Nizari Ismaili Imamate over the centuries, birth and background … Continue reading

Disconnected Ismaili History: Imam Ismail Died Years Before His Father Died

Can a son succeed his father and become the next “Living Imam” (or Hazar Imam) if the son predeceases the father? If not, then those who call themselves as Shia Ismailis have to think harder before calling themselves the followers of Imam Ismail who did not live long enough to become the next Hazar Imam. Here is … Continue reading

Rashida Samji, ‘Ismaili magic lady’, fined $33M for Ponzi scheme | Ismaili Community Frauds

Rashida Samji, a former Vancouver notary from the Ismaili Aga Khani community, accused of committing a $110-million fraud involving at least 200 investors, has been fined and permanently banned from B.C.’s capital markets. Samji was fined $33 million by a B.C. Securities Commission panel for running a massive Ponzi scheme, said Joyce Johner, senior litigation counsel … Continue reading

Takmil-e-Deen and the Need for a Living Imam: Part 1

ۚ الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا Translation: This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. (Holy Quran 5:3 – excerpt) 1. Takmil-e-Deen / Khatm-e-Nabuwat as the Basic Tenet of Faith The religion of Islam has been … Continue reading

Ali is true Allah – Says Aga Khan I

Originally posted on Ismaili to Islam:
Bismillahir Rahamanir Rahim   Following is one of the old farman from previous Aga Khan I where he says Ali is true Allah (Astagfirllah). Now you can imagine the cult of these fake Imams whose sole purpose was just to collect the money and preach falsehood in return. I…

Ismailism on Fasting: Saum or Shukravari Beej?

Ismailis, the followers of Karim al-Husaini or the “Aga Khan”, govern their religious practices in accordance with the ginans (religious hymns) of their pirs and the farmans of their Imams. As with all other doctrines of Ismailism, some Ismailis today might claim that they fast throughout the month of Ramadhan, or otherwise depending on who … Continue reading

Darul Ifta Jamia Binoria’s Ruling on Ismailism

The following question was posed to the Darul Ifta of Jamia Binoria Karachi for a clear ruling on the Islam of Aga Khani, Dawoodi Bohras and the Shia. Darul Ifta Binoria did not put forth an outright ruling on the Twelver Shia and put down several conditions for the different sub-sects within Twelver Shia. However, … Continue reading

Plight of the Ismaili Community – Part 3: Ismaili Demographics

Whether it is family, society or a nation, only 10% of the masses are critical as they are the only movers and shakers and make things happen for the rest. They have a skill to think outside the box, view things from a wider perspective, and can read between the lines instead of taking things … Continue reading

Rethinking Ismailism

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