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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The term sa'f safa'i means neat and cleanliness, and the Sa'f Safa'i Committee (matahir or taharat khana) is a traditional institution in each Jamatkhana. It looks after the sweeping, washing and cleaning the premise. Islam emphasizes great deal of cleanliness and purification in every affair of life. The Prophet also said, "Purification is the key to prayer" (Tirmizi, 1:3), "Religion is built on cleanliness" (Ibid.) and "Purification is one half of faith" (Ibn Majah, 1:5).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #771

    Tout, totalité, en entier.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #344

    see: SABBAH, HASSAN B.

    428/1034-518/1124 Converti du Ithna asharisme, apprit l'Imamat de Nizar par son père Mustansirbillah. Fonda la confrérie d'Alam

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #94

    Humilité, V. Padharat

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #672

    Patience. V. TCHAR MANEK

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #772

    Cent. 100.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #345

    (end of 10th Century beginning of 11th Century). Famous Astronomer who composed works for Imam al Hakim. Titled "al-Zidj al-Hakim".

    (Fin 10e. début 11e.) Astronome qui composa un ouvrage pour l'Imam al-Hakim, intitulé "al-Zidj al-Hakim".

  • Encyclopedia Topic
    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word sadaqa is derived from sidq meaning truth, and comes to signify a charitable deed, occurring 14 times in the Koran. Sometimes the terms zakat and sadaqa are wrongly used in the same sense. Sadaqa denotes a voluntary alms. According to Koran (9:14): "Take from their property alms (sadaqa) in order thus to purify them (tuzakki'him)." Sadaqa is a mere generic term applying to the alms.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #347

    700AH/1299-819/1418 born in Sabzwar. Son of Pir Sahebdin and Noor Fatima*. Also known as Haji Baba, Sadar Shah, Pir Salamat, Satgour Sohodev, Baar Gor, Makh Doum... Composer of many ginans and granths. Established many Jamat Khanas the first one being at Kotra in Sind. Appointed Trikam* as Mukhi. See. alsoSeth Samar*, Seth Tulsidas*. For detailed English text on PIR SADARDIN click here

    700AH/1299-819/1418 né à Sabzwar, fils de Pir Sahibdin et de Noor Fatima*, nommé par l'Imam Islam Shah en 800AH. Voyagea en Inde, étudia le sanscrit. V. SHASTRI V. Sohodew. Composa le Du'a récité jusqu'en 1956. Convertit les Khojas*. Surnommé Haji Baba, Sadar Shah, Pir Salamat, Satgour Sohodew, Baar Gour, Makh Doum ... Auteur de nombreux Granths et Ginans, fonda plusieurs Jamatkhanas dont le 1er à Kotra au Sind et nomma Trikam* comme Mukhi. V. aussi Seth Samar*, Seth Tulsidas*.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #350

    Had 5 sons: Seyyeds Salahuddin, Pir Tajdin, Jalaludin, Pir Hassan Kabirdin, Zahiruddin.

    Eut 5 fils, Seyyeds Salahuddin, Pir Tajdin, Jalaludin, Pir Hassan Kabirdin, Zahiruddin.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #351

    Had 6 brothers: Seyyeds Ruknuddin, Badruddin, Shamshuddin, Nasiruddin, Nassiruddin, Kalandar Shah.

    Eut 6 frères: Seyyeds Ruknuddin, Badruddin, Shamshuddin, Nasiruddin, Nassiruddin, Kalandar Shah.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #773

    Aller, s'en aller, partir, quitter.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #346

    see. SADARDIN.

    V. SADARDIN.

  • Encyclopedia Topic
    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Pir Sadruddin, one of the best known and revered hujjats in India was born in Sebzewar probably in 700/1300. His name was Muhammad, the son of Pir Sahib'din bin Pir Nasiruddin bin Pir Shams Sebzewari. His early education followed customary lines at home. He was a man steeped in a thorough understanding of the mystical teaching and the Islamic science of tawil. He also visited Mecca several times on pilgrimage, and seems to have acquired a good command in Arabic. Pir Sadruddin is said to have visited India in 734/1335, and joined the mission of Pir Shams.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Prince Sadruddin, the son of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and the late Princess Andree Aga Khan was born in the American Hospital at Neuilly, outside Paris on January 17, 1933. He received his early education in Switzerland before graduating in 1954 from Harvard University. After three years of post-graduate research at Harvard's Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, he followed a family tradition in international service established by his father, who had served two terms as President of the League of Nations.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #774

    Empli, plein.

  • Encyclopedia Topic
    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The sahaba (pl. ashab) means the Companions of the Prophet. The plural "Companions of the Prophet" (ashab al-nabi), otherwise known simply as the Companions (sahaba) is derived from the root s-h-b. The phrase ashab al-nabi does not appear in the Koran. Nor does the plural form sahab occur there. Of the 94 times that the noun sahib and its plural ashab do appear in the Koran.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #358

    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.

    Aussi appelé Shabuddin, né au Sabzwar, nommé par l'Imam Qasim Shah. Voyagea au Cachemire, Sind, Goujerat. Mourut à l'époque de l'Imam Islam Shah.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #999

    Descendant of Pir Shams. ginan: 80:66 "té Pir Shams chot na Pir Nasirdin janr, té gar Pir Sahebdin huwa pramanr"

    Descendant dePir Shams. g. 80:66 "té Pir Shams tchot na Pir Nasirdin janr, té gar Pir Sahebdin huwa pramanr"

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #900

    Arabian peninsula. In sufic terms, also called Bhamar Gufa. (forehead)

    Péninsule arabe. Arabie. Centre du front (Bhamar Goufa*). g. 397

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word asr means time or time to come. It is a spiritual or eternal hour, which is hidden in material age. The material age is zaman. In other words, asr is batin and zaman is zahir. The Imam is the Lord of the spiritual as well as the material hours.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word sajda (pl. sujud) is derived from sajd means bowing down. It occurs 64 times in the Koran. The prostration or bowing down the head is an obligatory part of the prayers. The Koran says: "O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may succeed" (22:77) and "So make prostration to God and serve" (53:62).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #2

    Prosternation. Coran II/34: Sajdah a Adam, fin du Du'a Sajdah â l'Imam.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #917

    Tout l'Univers.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #775

    Don, générosité.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #360

    554AH-664AH nominated as Pir in 584AH by Imam Ala Mohammad. Was born in Sabzwar. Accompanied his father, Pir Solehdin in his voyages. His disciple was Kwaja Chisti of Ajmer. He had 3 sons:Seyyeds Shamsuddin, Abdul Husain, Abdul Hadi. Considered Qutub* by is sufis. Prolific writer. Author of "Fiqah Ahoot"

    554AH-664AH, nommé Pir en 584AH par Imam Ala Mohammad. Né à Sabzawar, accompagna son père Pir Solehdin dans ses voyages. Kwaja Chisti de Ajmer fut son disciple. Eut 3 fils: Seyyeds Shamsuddin, Abdul Husain, Abdul Hadi. Considéré Qutub* par les soufis. Auteur prolifique, écrivit le "Fiqah Ahoot".

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #279

    one of the 5 sons of Pir Sadardin.

    Un des 5 fils de Pir Sadardin.

  • Encyclopedia Topic
    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Salamia was a small town in Syria in the district of east of the Orontes, and is located at a distance of 32 kilometers to the south-east of Hammah, or 44 kilometers to the north-east of Hims. It lies in a fertile plain, about 1500 feet above the sea level, south of the Jabal al-A'la and on the margin of the Syrian steppe, standing on the main entrance of the Syrian desert.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #363

    Also called Sayyed Ali. Was born in Sabzwar, the youngest son of Pir Abdul Momin. Nominated to Piratan by Imam Imam Mohatadi. Also known as Mahdev* and Pir Indra Imamdin.

    Aussi appelé Seyyed Ali. Né à Sabzwar, fils cadet de Pir Abdul Muomin, nommé par l'Imam Mohtadi. Surnommé "Mahdéw*" et "Pir Indra Imamdin".

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word salat (pl. salawat) is an Aramaic verbal noun s'lota (bowing or bending) had passed into several dialects with the meaning of prayer. This word was used by Armaic speaking Jews for the obligatory recital of the 18 benedictions. In Hebrew, the synagogue of the Jews was also termed as a salat, vide Koran, 22:40. It also means to walk behind anything constantly. In horse-race, the second horse runs just behind the first horse, is also called salla. Its meaning indicates to follow the divine law constantly.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Also called salat al-subh. When any person could perceive his neighbour at near distance in darkness at dawn. (Bukhari, muwakit, p. 21). Its time begins with "the true dawn" (al-fajr al-sadik) when the faces can still not yet be recognized, and extends until the daybreak as such before the sun appears. It should be noted that the Arabs designated the early morning as the dhanab al-sirhan (the tail of the wolf), and this is when the light gradually begins to get brighter at the place where the suns is about to rise like the light of a lamp.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Also called salat al-atama (salat of black night), and salat al-layl (night prayer). When the people felt need of burning lamp in early night. (Ibid. p. 24). Its time begins soon after the disappearance of the twilight and extends until the end of the first third of the night.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It was offered and ended when an arrow was shot from a bow and could be seen at sunset ((Ibid., p. 27). Its time begins when the sun disappears beneath the horizon, and normally continues until disappearance of the twilight radiance.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    (continued from SALAAT)
    Fixation of five times Salat

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Arabic word salat is for the prayer provided the action comes from the man. The phrase salla ala means to pray for is found for example in the Koran (9:103), where the Prophet is told to pray for misdoers, who have at length entered the fold of Islam. It also means the blessing or effusion of grace (or salawat), if the action comes from God, such as, "Verily, God and His angels call down blessing on (yusalluna ala) the Prophet. O ye who believe!

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Persian word sal means anniversary and girah means knot, thus salgirah refers to an anniversary added on to a string kept for the purpose. Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah said, "Life is a great and noble calling, not a mean and a grovelling thing to be shuffled through as best as we can but a lofty and exalted destiny." Hence, the day of birth, for every soul, is of supreme importance.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It means peace be upon him. When the name of the Prophet or Imams are mentioned, the listeners demonstrate their respect and devotion by bowing their heads slightly and touching with their forefinger the lips and/or the bridge of the nose and the forehead in a bipartite or triparite gesture with the chanting of salla'llah alaihi wa sallam.

    SALVATION [ see NAJAT ]

    SATAN [ see SHAITAN ]

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #366

    Salman the Persian.Born in the Mazdean religion but became Christian and then Muslim. He was the compaion of Hazrat Ali and Prophet Muhammad. He had a written copy of the Quran according to KIM. In the sequence of Alif/Lam/Mim he has the rank of Pir and is symbolised by the letter "Lam". He died between 20 and 28 AH at the age of 87 years. He buried Bibi Fatima. He himself was buried at Madain. The Soul attains salvation when it reaches the stage of Salman.

    Salman le persan. Mazdéen puis chrétien, converti à l'Islam. Compagnon de H. Ali et du Prophète. Possédait une copie du Coran. (KIM). Rang de PIR. Alif Lam Mim*. M. entre 20AH et 28AHà l'âge de 87 ans. L'âme atteint le salut lorsqu'elle atteint le degré ésotérique de Salman. Enterra Bibi Fatima. Enterré à Madain.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #365

    Salman the Pure. See Salman Farsi.

    Salman le Pur. V. Salman Farsi.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #776

    Ma

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #777

    Se souvenir, se rappeler.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #918

    Dieu, Seigneur.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #908

    Temps, moment.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #778

    Contenir.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #779

    Expliqua.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #967

    SAT SaMOUnDaR. Les 7 mers (océans). g. 696:236

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #780

    Ecouter.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #781

    Réparer, cacher.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #782

    Monde, vie. (ne pas confondre avec sanskar, habitudes). g. 274

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #783

    Amasser, garder.

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