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Cairo - "From the Pages of Glorious Fatimid History"

The history of Cairo dates back to about B.C. 5000 when King Mina united Upper and Lower Egypt and chose Memphis as the capital of the New Kingdom. Memphis survived several dynasties and invaders and finally was rebuilt in 969 A.D., by Jawhar al-Siqily, of the army commanders of the Fatimid Caliph al-Muiz Ladin Allah, and given the modern name of Cairo.

Catalogue of Khojkî Manuscripts available through the Heritage Society

I. Introduction

Challis wato - An Unpublished Granth

by Mukhi Abdulsultan Rahemtulla

Chhatris Kror - An Unpublished Granth

By Dr. Shiraz Ismail

The name Chhatris Kror literally means three hundred and sixty million. It refers to the number of Pir Sadardin's followers out of whom Baar Kror or one hundred and twenty million attained salvation. This granth was composed by Pir Sadardin. It has never been published. From a brief note in one of his books, we learn that Mukhi Lalji Devraj was aware of its existence and intended to publish it. However, for reasons that we do not know it never got published. With Mukhi Devraj's death most of the Ginan publishing activities came to a standstill.

Chiragh-I-Rawshan - An Ismaili Tradition in Central Asia

word chiragh is derived from the Syriac shrag or shragh,
meaning lamp, and Chiragh-i Rawshan means shining or luminous
which is one of the oldest surviving Ismaili traditions in the
regions of the Central Asia. It is an assembly (majalis) of the
believers, where a lamp is illumined, which is its hallmark, and the Koranic
verses are chanted for the eternal peace of the departed soul, or for the
prosperity of one who is alive.

The Concept of God Beyond God in the Khat Nirinjan of Pir Sadardin

[Full text is available for download in the attached pdf.]

A personal exegesis by Nagib Tajdin


"There were many ways to look at the beginning of this work. One way would have been
to analyze the Love Relation between Brahma and its Origin. The other approach would
have been to see it as an explanation of the Eternity and the Pre-Eternity through the
various Cycles of divine time that lead to the appearance of Brahma the Creator. A third
way to look at his would be to take it as a work that defines what happened between the

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