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The Aga Khans by Mihir Bose

In 1985 a book of mine on the history of the Aga Khans was banned on the grounds it offended the feelings of the Ismaili community, whose spiritual leader is the Aga Khan. Mihir Bose in “70 years after independence, the India I know is losing its way“, The Telegraph Download Link 1Download Link 2Download … 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

Leaving Ismailism: From Darkness to Light

Many times my friends and people I came across ask me about the specific clear verses of the Qurʾān which guided me from the darkness of shirk and kufr to noor-e-hidaya. Instead of giving a long list, I would like to go by the episodes that occurred in my life and how did these events … Continue reading

Karim Aga Khan and his women: Sylvia Casablanca and Patricia Deblave

  The story scanned and uploaded here on the Inside Ismailism blog appeared in a French-language magazine and named only a few of Karim Aga Khan’s women. He is pictured here with the almost-begum Sylvia Casablanca and another almost-begum Patricia Deblave — both of who her never married, but “dated” on consecutive nights. Above: The couple … Continue reading

The Aga Khan, The Bahamas and The Trudeaus

How the Aga Khan manipulated the Canadian government for obtaining $310 million in grants from taxpayers’ money from 2004-2016, bought the most expensive island in The Bahamas for $100 million while himself ‘donating’ $1 million to the Bahamas National Trust, and called the Canadian PM and the Liberal Party leaders for a vacation to the same island. Continue reading

God’s Money

In 1991, Sadruddin Kabani was caught red-handed smuggling more than a million dollars in cash along the US-Canadian border. The money was destined for Aga Khan through Tajuddin Kurji of Aga Khan Foundation Canada and was collected from the Ismāʿīlī community in the name of dasond, mehmani, majlis memberships and various other religious contributions. The … Continue reading

Aga Khan and Sunnah: The Validity and Importance of Hadith and Prophetic Traditions

Lately, I have noticed Ismaili missionaries picking up Quranists’ arguments and defending Aga Khan and in turn, modern-day Ismailism, on the basis of these Quranists’ arguments. For the average Ismaili brother who doesn’t know, Quranists are a small group of people who reject the prophetic traditions (called sunnat al-Nabi or just “sunnah” for simplicity) and … Continue reading

How Dasond, Mehmani and Donations are used by Hazar Imam: Stunning Facts Revealed by Toronto Star and Bloomberg

One of Canada’s most reputed news source, The Toronto Star has reported Aga Khan Foundation for “lack of transparency” and as one of the charities which do not release their audited financial statements to the public and refused to provide them to an independent agency that evaluates charities. The report can be seen here: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/11/15/audit_of_charities_encounters_resistance.htmlContinue reading

Ismaili Imamat’s Guidance on Consuming “Oceans of Alcohol”

While only one aspect of Ismāʿīlī Imamat’s Guidance Against Drinking Alcohol is played repeatedly in front of the Ismāʿīlī community when Hazar Imām’s and his family’s pictures surface where they are consuming alcohol. In the age of internet, it is no secret that not only does Hazar Imām run a chain of Serena Hotels where … 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