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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

What They Didn’t Tell You About Dasond in Your Jamatkhana

Christians pay ten percent (or ‘tithe’) to the church every time they visit. This is exactly where the name ‘dasond’ comes from. By definition, dasond means ‘tenth’. Ismāʿīlīs pay anything but 10% on their savings. They actually pay at least 12.5% on their income, not knowing what the background of this payment towards their Imām … 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

Majālis, Mandlis and the Rejection of Zakāt in Ismā‘īlīsm

Like other pillars of Islam, zakat is rejected in Ismailism. Instead, the followers of Aga Khan are required to pay something called dasond (دسوند). Unlike in Islam, where zakat is paid yearly on savings at the rate of 2.5% per annum, dasond is paid to Aga Khan monthly on earnings at the rate of 12.5% – 25% per month … Continue reading