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2. Ismaili Beliefs, Prayers and Practices

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Ismailism: Where Money Matters

Money plays a very important role in the Ismaili community. If money can be extracted under any guise, you can trust the Ismaili leadership to find that way and implement it in the jamaat. For instance, when it was realized that a vast majority of people who cannot aford majlis memberships, and therefore they do … Continue reading

The self-deception of Tawḥīd in Ismailism

I would like to bring up a topic that has been in heavy discussion for a while, mainly relating to the clash of beliefs held by Ismaili Gnosis and others about the notion of God and the Aga Khan. I would specifically like to address something that has been on my mind for the past … Continue reading

A God Among Us: Do Ismaili Imāms have Aql-e-Kul?

In 1946, my father Ebrahim Rajan Meherally had donated 300,000 Indian rupees for the Diamond Jubilee of Aga Khan III. This amount in today’s terms and value, after more than seven decades, would be equivalent to millions of U.S. Dollars. Since that amount was the highest donation from amongst the Ismāʿīlis of India, my father … Continue reading

The Nizari Ismaili Trinity, Chapter 2: Proofs from Kalam-e-Imam-e-Mubin

After a detailed analysis of the Ismaili Dua in which we analyzed how Ismāʿīlis are made to invoke Karim Aga Khan in their daily prayers in our previous article, we now analyze how Aga Khan himself, over the course of the last century emphasized his position as the present-day reincarnation of ʿAlī‎ (ra) and how … Continue reading

Holy Terror: How Ismailis laid foundations of terrorism in the name of Islam

During the Crusades, the Ismailis, then known as the Assassins, tamed more powerful enemies using a shocking means: murder. The ancestors of Ismailis are still remembered and honored today as ‘fidais’ (فدائی) in the Ismaili Jamatkhanas. Continue reading

What Aga Khan does for the Muslim World

Recently there has been some feeble propaganda attempts by Ismailis to convince Muslims living the in the West and the ‘liberal’ Muslims living in Muslim lands about how ‘philanthropic’ is Aga Khan and how humanitarian are his projects for everyone and not just Ismailis. Nothing can be further from the truth. All of Aga Khan’s … Continue reading

Are Ismailis Muslims?

Some say that anyone who testifies – says the kalimah ‘lā ilāha illā -llāh, muḥammadur rasūlu -llāh (There is none worthy of obedience and worship except Allāh and Muhammad is the final Messenger of Allāh), makes them a Muslim and we have no right to question that. Sincerity, however, is subject to proof. First of … Continue reading

Aga Khan Foundation official declares Muslims as ‘cancer’ of society

Aga Khan-led institutions are operated and managed by anti-Muslim Ismaili and Hindus who have deep prejudice against Islam and Muslims in general. There should be no doubt that what their actions reveal is just the tip of the iceberg and what their hearts conceal is far worse than what their actions and tongues reveal. On … Continue reading

Aga Khan’s claim of ‘interpreting the Qurān’ is far from what the Ahl-ul-Bayt practised

Out of the many unsubstantiated claims of Ismāʿīlism is a one that Aga Khan interprets the Qurʾān for them. It is interesting that Aga Khan has never publicly or privately within his followers, interpreted any part of the Qurʾān. He has claimed to believe in the Qurʾān in interviews and has claimed descent from Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) through his cousin ʿAlī bin Abi Ṭālib, but actions speak far louder than words and his actions are nowhere close to the teachings of the Qurʾān. Continue reading

The Nizari Ismāʿīli Trinity

Nizari Ismailis recite the Ismaili Holy Du’a (called Du’a) instead of the Muslim prayer (called salāt in Arabic and namaz in Persian and Urdu). In Urdu-speaking countries, Ismailis insist that since the word namaz does not appear anywhere in the Quran, the namaz which is recited by the Muslims is never commanded by the Quran … Continue reading