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3. Ismaili Festivals

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Nowruz in Ismailism: Why Ismailis Celebrate Nowruz

Sometimes, too much is celebrated and too little is known about Navroz (or Nowruz) in Ismailism. We analyze this festival in the light of history and evidence available through Ismaili thought leaders as follows: About Nowruz Nowruz in Zoroastrianism Nowruz in Shia Islam Nowruz in Nizari Ismailism Exposing Nizari Ismaili Lies about Nowruz Nowruz Did Not Start at 10:20 … Continue reading

Hazar Imam’s 80th 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

Nowruz Mubarak: The Bitter Truth

1. Significance of Nowruz in Ismailism Nowruz (also spelled nauroz or navroz or navroze) is celebrated by Nizari Ismailis on March 21. In the evening, packets filled with raw sugar and raw rice are distributed in Jamatkhana and families decorate boiled eggs to mark the occasion. The significance of this festival in Nizari Ismailism is … Continue reading

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