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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Islam recognizes as a rule only the union of one man and one woman as a valid form of marriage. Under exceptional circumstances, it allows the man more wives than one, but does not allow the woman more husbands than one. Thus while a married woman cannot contract a valid marriage, a married man can do it. There is no difficulty in understanding this differentiation, if the natural duties of man and woman in the preservation and upbringing of human species are kept in view.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word tabarra is derived from the verb bara'a meaning to be free of someone. Thus, tabarra minhu means he declared himself not to be connected to or implicated with him. According to Lisan al-Arab, the word tabarra means having nothing to do with or disassociate from some one or something. The Koran says, "And those who followed would say: If only we had one more chance, we would clear ourselves of them, as they have cleared themselves of us" (2:167).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word tabi'i (pl. tabi'un) is derived from its verb, tabi'a or taba'a, meaning he followed. Thus, the tabi'i refers to follower, disciple or adherent. The word is of special significance in tradition, where the name tabi is given to those who came after the Companion (sahaba) of the Prophet. The tabi'un are those of the next generation or contemporaries of the Prophet, who did not know him personally but who knew one of his Companions.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    With the conquest of Mecca, Islam marched with galloping speed throughout the length and breath of Arabia. The neighbouring Christian states, especially the Roman empire, were watching this unprecedented, triumphant march with a great concern and anxiety.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #116

    L'explication littéral (Tanzil) découle de la fonction du Prophète. par oppos. â Tawil*. V. Vatikiotis p.76. Hadith: Je suis le ma

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word tafsir( pl. tafasir) is derived from the verb fassara, meaning to explain, open, unveil or discover something hidden. The emergence of the word tafsir as a technical term is unclear. It occurs once in the Koran (25:33) : "They do not bring to you any similitude, but what We bring to you (is) the truth and better in exposition (wa ahsana tafsiran)." In Islamic terminology, tafsir means an interpretation or commentary of the Koran.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word tahajjud is derived from hujud which means sleep and tahajjud literally signifies the giving up of sleep. The Tahajjud worship is so called because it is offered after one has had some sleep, and sleep is then given up for the sake of worship. It is a midnight worship, which is stated in the Koran to be voluntary: "O thou who hast wrapped up thyself!

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Tahddi al-nasl means family planning. Planning is required in everything, be it concrete, sentimental, economical, social or intellectual. God declares in the Koran: "All things have We created after a fixed decree." (54:49) Similarly, the term "family" has a broad and deep meaning. The family is the first brick or unit in the social structure. To build up a family, it requires planning and providence for the number of one's offspring.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word taj is a Persian loanword in Arabic, which is derived from the old Persian tag, meaning crown. It is said that Dahhak was the first to wear the crown in the world. According to the hadith, "The turbans are the crowns of the Arabs" (al-ama'im tijan al-arab).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word tajalli (pl. tajalliat) means theophany, theophan, self-disclosure or illumination. The Koran say: "And when Moses came to Our appointed time and his Lord spoke with him (kallamahu rabbuhu), he said, O my Lord, show me, that I may behold Thee!

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #399

    756-876AH, nominated as Pir in 871 A.H by Imam Mustansirbillah II. Converted the Mumnas* of Sidhpur in Gujrat. Passed away due to a misunderstanding with the Jamat. Also called Shah Turail

    756-876AH, nommé Pir en 871AH par Imam Mustansirbillah II. Convertit les Moumna* de Sidhpur au Gujerat. Mourut suite à un malentendu. Appelé aussi Shah Turail.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #822

    Abandonner.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Joan Viscountress Camrose was born on April 22 1908, the eldest daughter of the 3rd Lord Churston and 7th Duke of Leinslter, the descendant of King Edward III of Great Britain. Her father was ADC to the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon from 1902 to 1903, and then to the Duke of Connaught, from 1904 to 1906. She had three sisters, Denise, who married the 5th Lord Ebury, Lydia, who married the 13th Duke of Bedford, and Primrose, who married the 7th Earl Cadogan. In 1946, their mother became the third wife of the 7th Duke of Leinslter.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Pir Tajuddin was most possibly born in 796/1394 in Uchh Sharif, and got his early education from his elder brothers. He was about 33 years old when designated as the next hujjat, or pir for subcontinent. The tradition relates that he used to put the bud of flower on his robe, making him familiar with the title of shah turrel (the lord of the tura or bud). He made Lahore as his centre because Uchh Sharif had become the ground of quarrel by his opponents. He had also an opportunity at Lahore to direct the descendants of Pir Shams in the mission works.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Takhat Nashini means the ceremonial installation of the Imam, which is celebrated soon after the assumption of the Imamate. It indicates that when one Imam dies, his successor manifests as an Imam. The historical celebration was held in great solemnity and the devotion and the enthusiasm of the Ismailis knew no bounds. The first ceremonial Takhat Nashini of the Present Imam commemorated in Dar-es-Salaam on Saturday, October 19, 1957 amid great pomp and splendour, attended by 30,000 Ismailis.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The root idea of the verb talaqa means to be freed from a tether (of a camel). Thus, talaq means a camel untethered or a woman repudiated by a man. It also means freeing or the ending of a knot. In the terminology of the jurists, the talaq or divorce is called khul, meaning the putting off or taking off of a thing, when it is claimed by the wife. In the Koran there is one derivation of the root, ikhla, which means take off.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #119

    Message de l'Imam, sous forme écrite. Equiv. Farman*. g. 351 + "Sahébé farman lakhi mokaliya".

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The term talik means suspension or hanging together. Talik is said to have got this name from its letters being connected to each other, and is in fact a compound of tawki, rika and naskh scripts. The shikasta talik (broken talik) is the result of writing talik rapidly. The letters are written in a more intricate style, which makes shikasta talik difficult to read. It started to appear in 8th/14th century and was developed by Khwaja Taj Salmaniyi Ispahani (d. 897/1491).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The early Nizari Ismailis showed a particular interest in the doctrine of the Imamate and concentrated their doctrinal investigations. Thus, Hasan bin Sabbah broached the doctrine of talim (authoritative teaching) to the Ismailis. The word talim is derived from the second form of the root verb alima mean to know. Thus, the talim means instruction or teaching, and the derivative talim has come to be used to denote, in particular, the followers of authoritative, i.e., the Ismailis.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #823

    Vos, le votre.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #824

    Continuellement, sans cesse.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #118

    V. TAFSIR.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Ahmad bin Abdullah, Muhammad al-Habib, or Abul Hussain, surnamed at-Taqi (God-fearing), also called Imam Taqi Muhammad, was born in 174/790 and ascended in 212/828. He lived secretly with his followers as a merchant at Salamia. He is also called Sahib al-Rasail (Lord of the epistles). He however retained the services of Abdullah bin Maymun (d. 260/874) as his hujjat.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #120

    Dissimulation de la foi réelle. Egalement pratiquée par le Prophète.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word taqiya is derived from the root tuqat means conceal, hide or arrange for protection. It is also suggested that it is rooted from waqqa means keep from or guard someone. Thus, taqiya means precautionary dissimulation. The Koranic term tauqqat is also taken in the meaning of taqiya, to which divergence of opinions have been advanced. Baidawi (d. 685/1286) writes in his Anwar al-Tanzil that, "The qirah of Imam Yaqub (d.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word taqwa (verb ittaqa) is derived from the root waqa meaning he protected himself from that which harms him.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #402

    Tara=Star Rani=Queen. Queen of the Stars. Married Harishchandra during Treta Jug* went to Dharam Dwar* riding her horse Hanslo* who was sacrified and then brought back to life during the ceremony of Ghat Patt. His meat was distributed as Juro*

    Reine des Etoiles. Epouse de Harischandra durant le Tréta Joug*, allait au Dharam douar* sur son Hanslo* qui était sacrifié pendant le Ghat pat*, comme Juro*

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word tarawih is the plural of tarwiha, which is derived from raha and means the act of taking rest. It denotes the recitation of the whole Koran in the month of Ramzan. It is the performance of the Sunnis, not Shi'ites during the month of Ramzan. This practice was introduced by caliph Umar.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #122

    Chapelet de prière. En principe 99 + 2 grains (DANRA*).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word tasbih is derived from sbh means to glide or swim. In Aramaic it had long meant to praise. The Arabic writers describe this type of praise as swimming in a shoreless sea: "He praises (yusabbih) in a shoreless sea" (Majmu'atu'l Ahzab, p. 563). The saying of the great phrase subhana

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #121

    Anthropomorphisme. Donner des attributs â Dieu.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #123

    Obéissance â l'Imam.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #886

    Pouce. Il y a 24 TaSOU dans un GaJ*.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word taswir is a verbal noun from the second form verb, sawwara means to form, fashion, depict, represent or illustrate. It is the principal term used in Arabic for both the representational arts including painting, drawing, sketching, engraving and photography. It is often synonymous with sura and the rarer taswira or their respective plural forms suwar (82:8) and taswir. The Koranic usage of verb sawwara suggests it had a primary meaning of giving form or shape to a person (40:64, 64:3, 7:11, 3:6).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #124

    Agnosticisme. Opposé de TASHBIH*. Doctrine consistant â séparer complètement Dieu de Ses attributs et dire qu'Il n'existe pas puisque l'on ne peut en parler.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word tauba is derived from ta'b means to come back or return. Thus, tauba basically means return (from sin). The adjective nusuh means sincere, is the companion of the noun tauba. God demands of the believers a "sincere return" (taubatan nusuhan), and He in turn will make them enter paradise (66:8) Once Mu'adh bin Jabal said, "O'Prophet!

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word tauz is derived from azha (synonym lazha), which appears to have the root meaning of clinging, as of flesh to bones, and hence expresses clinging to someone for refuge from some persons or some cause of fear. Every recitation of the Koran must begin with the formula of refuge, i.e., the isti'adhah which reads: A'uzu bi-llahi min al-shaitani'r-rajim (I seek refuge in God from the stoned Satan). It has been made obligatory through the Koran: "When you recite the Koran, seek refuge in God from Satan, the stoned one" (16:98).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #125

    Unité divine dont l'affirmation se fait par "La Ilaha Illalah "Point de Dieu en dehors de Dieu".

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word tawhid, infinitive of the second form of the Arabic verb w-h-d, literally means making one or asserting oneness. Derivations include wahhada means to unite, unify, connect, join, profess; wahdah means oneness, singleness, al-wahid means the One and al-ahad means the singular without number. It is applied theologically to the Oneness (wahdaniya, tawahhud) of God in all its meanings. It is the first and basic brick to believe in Islam, i.e. faith in the Unity of God.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #117

    Exégèse spirituelle. Reconduire â la source. Découle de la fonction de l'Imam* et du PIR*. Opp. Tafsir*. Ginan "Pir Sadardin paréré Quran..."

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word tawil is derived from the same root as the word awwal (first), which is also a name of God. The word tawil means to return, to cause to return, to reduce to, to find that to which a thing can be reduced. Since God is the First in relation to all things, many authorities understand the term tawil to signify taking a thing back to the First, demonstrating a thing's relationship with the First, trying things back to God. It is said awallah alaika zalutak means may God cause it to return thee.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #403

    One of 18 sons of Pir Hassan Kabirdin. He is buried in Sind.

    Fils de Pir HK, enterré au Sind.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #825

    Echarpe, drap.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #826

    Hospitalité, accueil, serviteur.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #828

    Moment du départ.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #955

    Quarante. TCHALIS LAKH. 4 millions de soldats dans l'armée du Dayt Kalingo*. g. 161:4

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #827

    Marcher, se comporter.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #504

    De Tchandar = lune. Tchandar Rat = nuit de la (nouvelle) lune. V. Tchandrabhanr.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #30

    Litt: Gouttes d'eau. Cérémonie de purification des péchés. "Pak panri farmané houwa". (L'eau se purifia par la grâce du Farman*).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #662

    14 mondes: 7 cieux et 7 terres.

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