Quoted from our 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah:
"My dear Hoodbhoy,
In reply to your letter of 8thOctober, 1954, the colours of our flag
are, as you know, red and green, the reason being that we represent
both the Shah and the Pir. The Shah was Imam Hussain and the Pir was
Imam Hasan. Imam Hasan had the Pir's colour of green, but Imam
Hussain's martyrdom was so enormous in events and was so opposed to
even the smallest laws of war that the colour of his holy blood namely
red, was accepted with the green of the Holy Prophet's flag, as a
A village 19 miles from Ahmedabad.It is a centre of the Imam Shahis. The mouseleum of Sayyed Imam Shah and his sons Mohammad Shah* and Hajar Beg* are also at Pirana.
The word Kotada or Kotari means village. In Sind, the town of Thatta is very historical where Muhammad bin Kassim first came from Arab. In district Thatta, there are 16 villages, each village contains Jamatkhana. The total population of the Ismailis in 16 villages is about 4500. In its village, called Ghulam Mulla is a historical, where the holy dust (khak-e-shaffa) was dug for shaffa according to the order of Imam Aga Ali Shah in 1881.
(Arabic) batin = estoeric. Name given to the Ismailis, those who believe in the esoteric.
(425-487AH) Nominated as Pir in 458 by Imam Mustansirbillah I. Son of Pir Hashem Shah, born at Yemen. Converted the Hindus of Kanbi, Kharwa, and Kodi. Also called Pir Satgur Noor.
220 A.H. - 315 A.H. (Pir during 242 A.H.).Born at Mohamedabad; named by Imam Raziyudin Abdullah who sent him to Magreb where hewitnessed the birth of the Fatimide empire. He had 4 sons.
Mukhi of Kashmir. Was appointed by Pir Sadardin.
(449 - 498 A.H) Dai. Born in Sirmin. Close friend of Hassan bin Sabbah*. Studiedat "Court of Dawat" and Dar-al-Hikmat*". Was found dead in 498 A.H.
(657 AD.) Battle on the plains of Siffin between H. Ali and Muawiya. The battle where copies of Quran were raised on the swords of Muawiya's soldiers, to come to a truce. The battle ended by a strategy imposed by Muawiya. See also. Adruh*
g. 287:30-31, 125:13, 686, g. "Satgur Shams em boliya aj che dasmo avtar" verse 6
Son of Hayder Ali. Named by Imam Abuzar Ali. Travelled to Afghanistan and Badakshan. Died during the time of Imam Zulfikar Ali.
(7th Century) Name of the fish that Nuseri had sent. Imam Aga Ali Shah mention this special fish in many Farmans. Also mentioned in the 70 sacrifies of Nuseri.
On of the 19 children of Pir Hassan Kabirdin. He is buried at Multan.
(14/15 Century) Pir Hassan Kabirdin's son. Buried at Multan. Is also revered by non ismailis. (Dhama dham mast Qalandar..)
An expert in the study of Jabbir ibn Hayyan. Has also written "The Book of the Glorious" and he died with one one of his books under his pillow.
Located in "Château de Bellerive" and founded by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan*. Château de Bellerive, 1245 Coulonge Bellerive, Geneva, Switzerland.
Also known as Shabuddin. Was born in Sabzwar, named by Imam Qasim Shah. Travelled to Kashmir, Sind, Gujerat. Died during the time of Imam Islam Shah.