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4. Quran and Ismailism

Ismā’īlīsm and Ignorance of Qur’ān

quran-with-subuhNot understanding and not following the clear and open guidance and teachings of the Holy Qur’ān is nothing but rejecting it. Following anyone like Hazar Imam blindly, without any authority from the Qur’ān, is rejecting it. Believing someone’s promises over and in contradiction of the clear promises of Allah in the Qur’ān is rejecting it. Take the word of man supreme over the words and decisions of Allah, is nothing but rejecting it. Brothers, come back to the Qur’ān that clearly expounds the truth from Allah, and be not of those disobedient to Allah and His words and commands.

Importance of the Quran

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 43 Surah az-Zukhruf verses 43-44:

فَاسْتَمْسِكْ بِالَّذِي أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

وَإِنَّهُ لَذِكْرٌ لَّكَ وَلِقَوْمِكَ ۖ وَسَوْفَ تُسْأَلُونَ

So, hold fast to the Book that has been revealed to you, you are surely on the Siraat al Mustaqeem. The fact is that this book is a great honor for you and your people, and soon you shall be called to account for it.

Here is the decision of Allah from the Glorious Qur’ān. Hold fast to the Book of Allah and you are on the Sirat al Mustaqeem. Hold on to the self-proclaimed leader and Imam, and await your accountability in the Court of Allah. Furthermore, Allah Himself declares, that this Book is a great honor for the believers, and soon, we shall all be called to account for it, in the court of Allah.

Just imagine the plight in the Court of Allah, when some will come with Aga Khan as their leaders, and some people will come holding the Qur’ān. Who do you think has followed Allah’s commands?

My beloved Ismaili brothers and sisters, our duty is only to invite you to read and understand the Holy Qur’ān and hold fast to the words of wisdom of Allah… This way you will never ever be misguided. Hold on to all the ‘damans’ of all the leaders, and prepare for an inevitable Day. You be our witness that we called you to the Qur’ān and its understanding and implementation, and Allah is enough as our witness. We all have an appointment with the Angel of Death, and once we are in that Dimension, all the realities will be open and clear in front of our eyes. Those who held on to the clear guidance and teachings of the Holy Qur’ān will find that every promise made by Allah will come true. And those who held on to the false interpretation and guidance of their self-appointed leaders and Imam,will find that none of their promises had any weight in the first place.

False Hopes

My beloved Ismaili brethren, do not be the ones hanging on to false hopes and the villainous promises of the ‘damans’. They are nothing but falsehood. Do not be the first ones to reject the Qur’ān, after Allah, in His Mercy, has made His Commandments clear and open to you. Do not be the ones to inflame on your selves the everlasting and unbearable torture of the fire of Hell. Do not take the words of any man supreme, in contradiction to the words of Allah. Do not be the ones to bring an enervating and intolerable punishment of Allah decreed on yourselves. Read the words of Allah with understanding once, and then, judge for your self what is the Truth and what is False. If after reading the Qur’ān, you still think that these self-made leaders and self-proclaimed holy men are deserving of your invocation, of your prayers, of your supplications, of your subjugation, of your subservience, of your obedience, of your tasleems and of your sajdahs, by all means, go ahead and do as you please. But at least, give the words of Allah one chance to prove itself as the Truth. Think hard deep in your hearts, and decide for yourself, if the Lord and Creator who created you, deserves that His Message should be followed or not?

Just give a moments thought about Who are you dealing with? Who is this Allah? What are His Rights on His slaves? Who is this ar-Raĥmān (The All Merciful)? Recognize Him through His Noble Attributes mentioned by Himself in the Holy Qur’ān, and you will never need another unauthorized fake interpreter or imam, in this world and in the Hereafter?

Clear Signs of Allah

Allah says describing Himself in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 42 Surah Ash-Shura verse 11:

There is Absolutely nothing like Him (Allah) in the whole Universe. He is the All-Hearing, The All-Seeing. To Him Alone belong the keys of the treasures of the heavens and the earth.

Allah says in Chapter 112, Surah Ikhlas Verse 1-4:

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah is Independent of all, and all are dependent on Him. Neither has He any offspring, nor is He the offspring of anyone; and NONE is equal to Him in rank.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2:

He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verse 49-50:

Prophet (saws). Tell my servants, ” I (Allah) am very Forgiving and Merciful, but at the same time my chastisement is also very severe.”

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 51 Surah adh-Dhāriyāt verse 56:

I have not created the jinn and men except for this that they should worship Me alone.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 3 Surah ‘Āal-e-`Imrān verse 175:

It was Shaitaan who was frightening the people with the fear of his ‘awliyaas’; therefore, in future, do not fear men, but fear Me (Allah), if you are true believers.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 6 Surah Anam verses 81-82:

And there is no reason why I should fear those beings you associate with Allah, when you are not afraid of setting up partners with Allah without any authority. Then tell me, which of the two parties merits peace and freedom from fear? It is those who believe and do not confuse their beliefs with wrong, that are truly in security, and they are the ones who are rightly guided.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 34 Surah Saba verses 22:

(O Prophet) say, “Call on those whom you invoke as deities besides Allah. They neither own an atom’s weight of anything in the heavens, nor in the earth. Nor have they anything to share in either, nor is any of them a helper of Allah”

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 73:

O mankind. A parable is related to you, so listen to it. Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create a fly, even though they may all combine together for this purpose. Nay. If a fly snatches away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. How weak are those who petition, and how weak are those to whom they supplicate.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 40 Surah Mumin verse 60:

And Your Lord says, “Call upon Me. I will answer your prayers. Those who disdain My worship on account of arrogance, shall certainly enter Hell in disgrace.”

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:

And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’ān Chapter 58 Surah Mujadalah verse 22:

أُولَٰئِكَ حِزْبُ اللَّهِ ۚ أَلَا إِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

They (the believers) are of the party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah which will achieve True Success.

Allah Alone is our Creator, or Protector, or Lord, our Fashioner, our Provider, our Judge, our Preserver, our Maintainer, our Reckoner, our Originator, our Restorer, our Pardoner, our Governor, our Enricher, our Gatherer, and our Resurrector.

He Alone is The Beneficent, The Merciful, The Mighty, The Compeller, The Holy, The Majestic, The Evolver, The All Knowing, The Subduer, The Bestower, The Exalter, The Honorer, The Aware, The Hearing, The Just, The Watchful, The Witness, The Praiseworthy, The Truth, The Alive, The Eternal, The Noble, The Powerful, The One, The Unique, The First, The Last, The Avenger, The Guide, The Incomparable, The Patient, The Giver of Life, The Giver of Death, and the Lord of Majesty and Bounty.

My beloved Ismaili brethren, recognize your Creator, and you will never need another false interpreter,guider,imam to hold. He Alone is sufficient for the believers, and the ones who indeed believe in Him, put all their Trust in Him. There is nothing like unto Him in the Whole Universe… He is Allah, the Only Master of the Day of Judgment.

May Allah guide Ismailis to Siraat al Mustaqeem. May Allah open your and our hearts to the understanding of His Message, which He, in His Sublime Mercy has revealed for our guidance. May Allah have mercy on us, help us, and forgive us our sins.

May Allah guide Ismailis to read and understand the simple and plain words of the Glorious Qur’ān. May Allah increase our knowledge from the Holy Qur’ān. May Allah guide us to the Siraat al Mustaqeem.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the only source of strength.

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