Ismaili Fakelore: The Mystical Meeraj – Whose Hand Was It Anyway?

The Ismāʿīlī Fakelore section on the Inside Ismāʿīlīsm Blog contains those stories which are spread from generation-to-generation through word-of-mouth in the Ismaili community. None of these stories have been proved through history or through witnesses. The so-called ‘englighened Ismāʿīlīs’ proudly pass on these fakelore down to the next generations. Here is the first of these Ismāʿīlī Fakelore:…

Who was Imam Ala Dhikrihi’s Salam?

Foundation of the Ismāʿīlī faith is based upon the myth that Karim Aga Khan has an unbroken hereditary link with ʿAlī bin abi Ṭālib who was “appointed as the successor” by the Prophet ﷺ.  Ismāʿīlīs recite the names of all their 49 imams in their Holy Du’ā (daily prayers which they pray instead of the…