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5. Rulings on Ismailism

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Decoding The Amman Message

1.    Introduction In July 2005, a Islamic convention brought together scholars from various parts of the Muslim world who collectively were presented with three points of the Amman Message which discouraged labelling Muslims “who did not apparently deny any self-evident tenant of the religion”, as non-Muslims. This event is often used by Ismailis to claim … Continue reading

“Exposing Ismailism is a Noble Act and an Obligation in Sharīʿah” – Mufti Ebrahim Desai

 وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ ۚ وَأُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ Translation: And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful. Transliteration: Wa Ltakun Minkum ‘Ummatun Yad`ūna ‘Ilá Al-Khayri Wa Ya’murūna Bil-Ma`rūfi Wa Yanhawna `Ani … Continue reading

Ruling by Dar Ul Uloom Deoband About Creating Awareness on Ismailism

Darul Uloom Deoband has recently issued a ruling on spreading awareness about Ismailis and Ismailism. The ruling is produced here in it’s original form in Urdu, with English translation and transliteration below: Original text of the ruling can be accessed by clicking here (Link opens in a new browser Tab/Window). میں پہلے آغاخانی تہا۔ اب الحمدُاللہ … Continue reading

Why are Ismailis not Shia?

Nizari Ismailis claim that they are the ‘second-largest’ branch of Shia Islam. This claim however, is widely and almost unanimously rejected in the Shia circles and by all of the Shia scholars. Shia Islam consists mainly of the following: Twelvers (Athnā‘ashariyyah or Ithnā‘ashariyyah)l, also known as Jafaris Seveners (Shish Imimeyyah), also known as Ismailis Dawoodi … Continue reading

Darul Ifta Jamia Binoria’s Ruling on Ismailism

The following question was posed to the Darul Ifta of Jamia Binoria Karachi for a clear ruling on the Islam of Aga Khani, Dawoodi Bohras and the Shia. Darul Ifta Binoria did not put forth an outright ruling on the Twelver Shia and put down several conditions for the different sub-sects within Twelver Shia. However, … Continue reading

The Fatimid State: Its Origins, Beliefs and Rulings Thereon

Aga Khani Nizari Ismailis in general are unaware of the actual history and beliefs of what they are taught to be the Fatimid Caliphate. The ‘Ubaydi state,  deceptively called the “Fatimid” state, was founded in Tunis in 297 AH and moved to Egypt in 362 AH, where it was firmly established, and its power spread to … Continue reading

Ruling on Aga Khan Foundation by Scholars (آغا خان فاونڈیشن اور علماؑ کرام کا فتوی)

The following important document compiled by Shaykh Faiz Ullah Chitrali contains ruling by noteworthy scholars not only on the Aga Khan Foundation, but also on Ismailism. Featured are the rulings from: Mufti-e-Azam Pakistan Mowlana Mufti Wali Hasan Tonki Mowlana Muhammad Yusuf Ludhiyanvi Darul Uloom Karachi-14 Darul Ifta Nazimabad Download all of the above as a … Continue reading

Ruling on Aga Khani Ismailis by Shia Twelver Grand Ayatollah Mufti Muhammad Hussain Najafi

One of the severest blows against Aga Khani Ismailis’ efforts to disguise themselves as the ‘second-largest’ group of Shia Muslims was when the Shia Grand Ayatollah Allama Shaykh Muhammad Hussain Najafi clearly declared them outside of the fold of Shia Islam and Islam altogether. Allama Muhammad Hussain Najafi is known in the Twelver (Athnā‘ashariyyah or … Continue reading

Rethinking Ismailism

Inside Ismailism