2. Ismaili Beliefs, Prayers and Practices

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Das Avatar: The blasphemous Ismaili claim that Ali was the Tenth Incarnation of the Hindu Lord Vishnu

Before any Ismāʿīlī starts dismissing Daś āvatār (daśāvatāra) or دس اوتار , and saying that it is not approved by the Ismāʿīlī Imām, it should be known that Daś āvatār was presented by the first Aga Khan, Ḥasan ‘Alī Shāh himself in the Bombay High Court as evidence of his authority over the Khojas and … Continue reading

8 Reasons To Leave Ismailism

I begin by taking the name of Allah, to whom all praise is due, and by asking Allah to send peace and blessings upon His final messenger, Muhammad. When I was an Ismaili I often wondered why people would leave or what problems and dangers they had encountered within the faith. The dangers, stemming from … Continue reading

Yasir Qadhi exposes Aga Khan and Ismailis

In this recent video, Yasir Qadhi exposes Aga Khan and the Ismāʿīlīs and quotes how the Ismāʿīlī Imām ʿAlā Dhikrihis salām abolished sharīʿah and declared qiyamah. Ever since then Ismāʿīlīs have had nothing to do with ’Islām.

10 Facts You Never Knew About The Ismaili Prayer

One thing which Muslims in general do not realize about Ismāʿīlīs is that how different is Ismāʿīlīsm as compared to ’Islām. Here are 10 shocking facts which Muslims have never been told about the Ismāʿīlī prayer (also known as Holy Du’ā) which the Ismāʿīlīs pray as a substitute for the Muslim ṣalāt. 1. No adhan, … 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 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

Aga Khan Hospital’s Rs2.4 billion patient welfare questioned in high court

The counsel who sought direction for the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for providing free medical facilities to the poor has questioned the health facility’s claim of spending over Rs2.4 billion on patients from the patients’ welfare fund. Filing an affidavit in the Sindh High Court (SHC), petitioner Dur Mohammad Shah questioned the hospital’s statement … Continue reading

A God Among Us: Do Ismaili Imams have Aql-e-Kul?

In 1946, my father Ebrahim Rajan Meherally had donated 300,000 Indian rupees for the Diamond Jubilee of Aga Khan III. This amount in today’s terms and value, after more than seven decades, would be equivalent to millions of U.S. Dollars. Since that amount was the highest donation from amongst the Ismāʿīlis of India, my father … 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

Holy Terror: How Ismailis laid foundations of terrorism in the name of Islam

During the Crusades, the Ismailis, then known as the Assassins, tamed more powerful enemies using a shocking means: murder. The ancestors of Ismailis are still remembered and honored today as ‘fidais’ (فدائی) in the Ismaili Jamatkhanas. Continue reading

Interview: Ismailism to Islam

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