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My Flag - Ismaili Flag - Quote from Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

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

Word Reference: 

AGA ABUL HASAN SHAH, 48e PIR

in

Son of Aga Shah Khalilullah. He was Pir for 3 months and died while still an infant. He accepted Dash Boshi* while still in the crib.

ISRA'ILI, MUSA B. ALIAZAR

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(10C.) Author of "Al-Kitab al Muizzi", a culinary art book dedicated to Imam al-Muizz.

ALI B. MUHAMMAD AL-SULAHI

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(429/1037-483/1080 or 410/1020-459/1067) Dai and founder of the Ismaili Sulayhide dynasty which ruled Yemen from 1037 to 1139. For detailed English text on ALI B. MUHAMMAD AL-SULAHI click here

KAHIR

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11Century. Servant and friend of Hassan bin Sabbah in Cairo. He had brought back Hadi, the son of Imam Nizar to the custody of Hassan bin Sabbah.

AZHAR, al-

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970 AD. Mosque built by Jawhar for Imam al-Muiz. Became a University during the time of Imam al-Aziz. Named after Fatima az-Zahra. Attended by approximately 10,000 students.

MAHMOOD SHAH, 16è PIR

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(443AH-509AHh). Pir in 487AH. Son of Pir Satgur Noor, born in Sabzwar. Had 6 sons. Also known as Mahmood Sabzwari. Killed in Lahore. Was also a companion of King Massud.

DAR AL HIKMAT

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(1004AD). "House of Knowledge", International university in Cairo founded by Imam Hakim. Holds 2 million books in its libraries.

MUHALLABI, al-

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(10th Century) Author of geographic literature of Imam al-Aziz.

GORGANI, ABUL HAYTHAM

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(end of 4/10th Century) Dai and philosopher whose famous Ismaili Qasida were commented by Mohammed Sork* of Nisahpour* and Nassir Khusraw .

ABDUL MUOMIN, 19è PIR

in

500AH-550AH (Pir in 540AH) Born in Sabzwar, son of Pir Kaliquddin, named by Imam Mohtadi. Fathered 4 sons, passed away in Morocco. King Tommarat was his disciple.

HAYYAN, JABIR IBN.-

in

(2nd/8th Century). (born in730 AD). Called Geber in the West. Was the pupil of Imam Jafar Sadiq. Famous alchinist and author of 3,000 works including the "Balance of Letters" sv. PaulKraus.*

SINA, ABOU ALI

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See. AVICENNA

QALANDAR SHAH, SEYYED BU-

in

(14/15 Century) Pir Hassan Kabirdin's son. Buried at Multan. Is also revered by non ismailis. (Dhama dham mast Qalandar..)

SAHEBDIN, 25è PIR

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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.

SHABUSTI, al-

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(10 Century) Chief librarian of Imam al Muizz's Library. He looked after 200 000 of rare manuscripts of the Library.

HULWANI, al-

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(8th Century) He was a Dai sent with Abu Sufiyan to Northern Africa by Imam Jafar Sadiq in 145/762-763.

AGA ABUL HASSAN ALI, 42è. PIR

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Son of Imam Qasim Ali, also known as Hassan Beg. Became Imam in 1780, named his brother Mirza Mohamed as Pir. Died in Mahalat, buried in Najjaf.

JAFAR IBN ABU TALIB

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(7th Century) Son of Imam Abu Talib and H. Ali's brother. Led the first Muslims to Abyssinia.


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