missionarykhoja has written 10 posts for Inside Ismailism

The Quran: Outdated or Timeless?

One of the major doubts instilled in the minds of Ismāʿīlis by Aga Khan and his missionaries is that the Qurʼān can no more can be used as a source of guidance in the present day and age, and is outdated. They are taught that Aga Khan’s farmāns are interpretation of  Qurʼādn in accordance to … Continue reading

Hazar Imam’s Birthday “Salgirah Mubarak” in Light of The Quran

Ismailis celebrate birthday of Aga Khan as known as “Salgirah Mubarak” as a Ismaili religious ceremony with intention of getting hasanaat (thawab or reward). Ismailis celebrate Salgirah (سالگرہ) day by playing dandiya, raas, dancing with blaring music being played in the background, intermingling of sexes etc. are unislamic practices whose impermissibility  needs no elaboration. Ismailis adopt … Continue reading

Pluralism Without Islam: Global Center for Pluralism

What is Pluralism? Pluralism says that every belief out there in the world is equally legitimate and has truth to it and we should blindly embrace it – no matter if an individual’s belief is in the divinity of a cow, or a monkey or any pagan god. To define pluralism in Rodney King’s simplistic … Continue reading

Ismā’īlīsm and Ignorance of Qur’ān

Not 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. … Continue reading

Two Weighty Things: Quran, Ahl-e-Bayt and Imam-e-Zaman

Ismailis use the “Hadith Thaqlayn” (meaning “Hadith of two weighty things”, and also known as “Hadith of Qur’an and Ahl-e-bayt”) to prove their over-exaggerated belief of Ismaili Imamate. Lets have a look at the exact words of that hadith which are as follows: Zayd ibn Arqam narrated that one day Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) stood up … Continue reading

Ali bin Abi Talib (ra) and Aga Khan – A Fair Comparison?

One of the attributes of Allah, is that He is the al-Muizz, The Bestower of Honor. We, as mu’mins, are commanded to believe every word of Allah in the Holy Qur’an and believe and follow every word of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), who spoke nothing but the absolute truth. Thus the best way to realize the position … Continue reading

Hazar Imam’s “Noor” Demystified

Ismalism is based on the belief that Aga Khan possesses ‘noor’ of Allah (light of God) which is sole reason that Ismailis worship him in their Jamatkhanas (or Ismaili Centers) and believe he is all-powerful and possesses attributes that Allah alone is entitled to possess. Lets look this concept of noor on basis of Qur’an … Continue reading

Hazar Imam’s “Esoteric” Quran or Allah’s “Clear” Quran?

Aga Khan claims to his followers that he brings an esoteric (baatini or hidden) meaning of the Quran which has not been understood by the Muslim ummah. Ismailis are also made to believe that the Qur’an was time-bound and was not meant to be a universal message for all times and that their spiritual leader, … Continue reading

Ismailism and Islam: Oil and Water

Oil and water do not mix – which too is the case with Ismailism and Islam. They have nothing in common. The following are the unislamic beliefs of Ismailis which categorically violate the fundamentals of Quran, Sunnah and Tawheed and therefore prove how different Ismailism and Islam are from each other. 1. The Authority of … Continue reading

Ya Ali Madad: The Ismaili Greeting

The greeting of Ismailis the followers of Aga Khan is: “Ya Ali Madad”, and the reply thereto is: “Mowla Ali Madad”. Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah an-Noor (24:61): “When you enter the houses, you should invoke ‘Salaam’ amongst each other, for this prayer of greetings prescribed by Allah (Salaam) is blessed and pure. … Continue reading