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The Nizari Ismaili Trinity

Nizari Ismailis recite the Ismaili Holy Du’a (called Du’a) instead of the Muslim prayer (called salāt in Arabic and namaz in Persian and Urdu). In Urdu-speaking countries, Ismailis insist that since the word namaz does not appear anywhere in the Quran, the namaz which is recited by the Muslims is never commanded by the Quran … Continue reading

Position of Ramadhan in Ismailism

Ismāʿīlism is based on the abrogation of the Islamic law – which means that ever since their imām made a historical declaration at Alamut in 1164, Ismāʿīlis have absolved themselves of all Islamic practices including ṣalāt (prayer), wuḍūʼ (ablution), ṣawm (fasting), hajj (pilgrimage), zakāt (charity), abstinence from ribā (interest) and other obligations placed upon a … 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

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

Why are Ismailis not Shia?

Nizari Ismailis claim that they are the ‘second-largest’ branch of Shia Islam. This claim however, is widely and almost unanimously rejected in the Shia circles and by all of the Shia scholars. Shia Islam consists mainly of the following: Twelvers (Athnā‘ashariyyah or Ithnā‘ashariyyah)l, also known as Jafaris Seveners (Shish Imimeyyah), also known as Ismailis Dawoodi … Continue reading

The Secret Life of the Aga Khan

When the flamboyant Aga Khan, regarded as a ‘living god’ by his 15 million Islamic followers, collided with a snowboarder on the slopes of Courchevel last year, and was flown to hospital in Boston with serious injuries, the incredibly delicate issue of his succession was raised for the first time. As a result, the accident … Continue reading

The Deception of Waseela in Ismailism

The mention of the word waseela in the Quran has been a major excuse for Nizārī-Ismāʿīlīs calling upon, and seeking help of their Hazar Imam instead of the Almight Allah (swt). This is a concept drilled into their minds by the Ismāʿīlī missionaries. Ismāʿīlīs themselves have never laid their hands upon a copy of the the Qur’an. A … Continue reading

Ismailism on Fasting: Saum or Shukravari Beej?

Ismailis, the followers of Karim al-Husaini or the “Aga Khan”, govern their religious practices in accordance with the ginans (religious hymns) of their pirs and the farmans of their Imams. As with all other doctrines of Ismailism, some Ismailis today might claim that they fast throughout the month of Ramadhan, or otherwise depending on who … Continue reading

Hazar Imam’s status as “Ulil Amr” in the light of Quran and Hadith

Aga Khani Ismaili missionaries drill into the mind of average Ismaili from childhood that “Ulil Amr” is Aga Khan himself, including his predecessors and successors. The basis of this claim is Chapter 4:Verse 59 of the Qur’an: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ … Continue reading

Interview: Ismailism to Islam

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