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Akbar Khoja

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Akbar Khoja has written 137 posts for Rethinking Ismailism

The United Nations: Aga Khan’s Throne (Part I: Money Laundering)

The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKF) was created in 1980 with almost twenty percent of its revenue coming from Canadian taxpayers to benefit countries in Asia and Africa. It is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Over the last nine years, the AKF has received over $472 million from Global Affairs Canada, … Continue reading

How a scammer used a silicone mask to bilk millions from the Aga Khan

Reported by CBC on March 13, 2020 Gilbert Chikli was one of six men sentenced on Wednesday for a scheme in which he used a silicone mask to impersonate a former French defence minister. Chikli was already well-known in France for his previous scams. But this most recent plot involved him stealing a total of … Continue reading

The Haji Bibi Case of 1908: When the Noorani Family fought in court over Dasond

The Haji Bibi Case of 1908 was contested between Aga Khan III and his aunt Haji Bibi in Bombay High Court in 1908 over the entitlement of dasond, mehmani and other collections in Jamatkhana, to the family of Aga Khan. The case was fought between several members of what Ismailis call “The Noorani Family”. The … Continue reading

A Modern History of The Aga Khans

If you read the history and lineage of the Aga Khans, it stinks with moral corruption, indecency and degradation of values. It is amazing such morally corrupt scoundrels are supposed to be Imams of the Ismailis and claim to be in the lineage of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Woe to the community that hails him as … Continue reading

Why I too, chose to leave Ismailism

A testimonial account of Faisal Gilani. You can reach him on aa2602025@gmail.com In the name of Allah (Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem) This is my story of how I came to Islam leaving behind Ismailism practised by my parents and my forefathers. I was born as a Ismaili Khoja (also called in general Muslim circles as Aga Khani). … Continue reading

HBL privatization to Aga Khan Fund cost Pakistan $9.1 billion

On 29 December 2003 when AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Developmet) acquired HBL (Habib Bank Limited), AKFED had only PKR 90 billion ($ 1.5 billion) in assets. An organization worth $1.5 billion buying a bank worth $9.5 billion for just $389 million is the largest corruption scandal in Pakistan’s history. The Aga Khan Fund … Continue reading

Nizar Fazwani emerges responsible for Pak-Fidai Cooperative Housing Society Corruption Case

Only a couple of weeks ago on 20 September 2019, Anwar Jessani, the Chairman of the Federation of Ismaili Co-operative Societies Limited called out the unethical practices of Nizar Fazwani and has brought forward the issue of Mr. Fazwani and other office bearers withdrawing deposits amounting to crores of rupees, and also earning unusually large … Continue reading

Ismailism: Where Money Matters

Money plays a very important role in the Ismaili community. If money can be extracted under any guise, you can trust the Ismaili leadership to find that way and implement it in the jamaat. For instance, when it was realized that a vast majority of people who cannot aford majlis memberships, and therefore they do … Continue reading

The Goddess and the Playboy

Aly Khan, legendary playboy son of the Aga Khan, prowled the Riviera in relentless pursuit of speed, sport, and women. In 1948 he set his sights on Hollywood’s “Love Goddess,” Rita Hayworth, who was being pursued by Ari Onassis and the Shah of Iran after her marriage to Orson Welles disintegrated. In an excerpt from Throne … Continue reading

The self-deception of Tawhid in Ismailism

Tawḥīd is the backbone of Islām. It is what most differentiated the Muslims from the Idolaters at the time of the Prophet SAW and has been the key message of all the Prophets, upon them all be peace. With that said, it is imperative that Ismaīlis uphold this key foundation within their doctrine, as otherwise … Continue reading

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