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Ismailis in United States

Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

"The first Jamatkhana in United States was opened on December 13, 1967 at Chicago. The Imam had sent the following message on February 8, 1967:-

"I have received your letter of 20th January, and I give my best paternal maternal loving blessings to all beloved spiritual children mentioned in your letter for their devoted services on the occasion of the Majlas held on my birthday.

I agree that you may establish the first Jamatkhana in the United States of America, and I send you my warmest congratulations on this occasion. I appoint with my most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings the following beloved spiritual children as Mukhi and Kamadia:-

Mukhi - Mr. Amirali Rehmat

Kamadia - Mr. Amirali Bhimji

I give my most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings for service submitted on the occasion of the first Majlas with best loving blessings for service to Miss Fariyal Sheriff. I am most happy indeed with the establishment of the first Jamatkhana in the United States and hope that I will soon be able to visit it."


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