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ASBAB AL-NUZUL

The word sabab (pl. asbab) means reason or cause, and nuzul means revealed. The term marifah asbab al-nuzul is the knowledge about the reason of the revelation, i.e., knowledge about the particular event and circumstances that are related to the revelation of particular passage from the Koran. The Koran revealed piece by piece in the period of 22 years, 5 months and 24 days. The Muslim exegetes maintained that pieces of it were revealed in response to, or as reflections of, certain situations in the life of the Prophet.

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  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #909

    Connection.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #571

    Qualités, attributs (divins). opp. aWGOUnR*. V. NIRGOUnR*, SIRGOUnR*

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #226

    De Goupt = caché. Nom donné aux Ismaéliens indiens qui pratiquaient le Taqia* sous le manteau de l'indouisme. Il y en avaient environ 3000 â Bhawnagar en 1988.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #572

    Ma

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #42

    (Sanscr). Long GINAN* en vers ou prose. (Ex: Man Samjani de SS en 8020 Versets). Litterature divine non dévotionnelle. Equiv. FaRMAN*

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #1007

    De Girath = beurre, crème. V. SOUKHRIT. Le Dayt Kalingo fera du grath avec de l'eau. g. 161:6

  • Encyclopedia Topic
    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin
  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #225

    See. Gulam Cumbar

    V. CUMBAR

  • Encyclopedia Topic
    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Ismailis in Punjab are known as the Shamsi, the followers of Pir Shams. They professed their faith secretly, and were also known as the gupti (secret ones). They were tinged with the Hindu social customs, and called the prayer-hall as dharamshala and the Imam as dharam guru. The gupti Ismailis spread over 73 different villages of Punjab, having 35 Jamatkhanas. In 1912, there was a riot between the Hindu and the Shamsi Ismailis in Amritsar, and several Ismailis lost their lives.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The guru is composed of two Hindi words, gu (darkness) and ru (light), and thus, guru means one who provides light in darkness. The tradition of guru has been quite strong in Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. It does not mean merely a teacher, but also a religious guide to his disciples. In the Indian tradition of the Ismailis, the word guru has different meanings according to the context in which it is used. First, guru stands for the Imam. Secondly, it stands for the Pir.

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