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2. Ismaili Beliefs, Prayers and Practices

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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

Stepchildren Petition Aga Khan Over Karim Hirji of Imperial Group of Hotels [Ismaili Community Frauds]

Businessman Karim Hirji is embroiled in a legal feud with his three stepchildren, who accuse him of grabbing the estate of their late mother Ziba Nanyonga Hirji alias Charm. After lodging a civil suit in the Family division last December accusing Hirji of selling off the late Charm’s property illegally, the children have now petitioned … Continue reading

Five Daily Prayers in Qur’ān and the Ismāʿīlī Rejection of Allāh’s Commandment

Ismāʿīlīs usually question if the five times prayer is proved by the Qur’ān. In this question, is hidden their rejection of all hadith and all prophetic traditions along with rejection of the method of the prayer. The only prophetic saying which the Ismailis believe in, is that of the hadith of Ghadir-e-Khumm. Other than this hadith, … Continue reading