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A History of Medieval Islam - IX The Turkish Irruption

The entry of the Seljuk Turks into Western Asia in the second half of the eleventh century forms one of the great epochs of world history.

HAJI BIBI v. H.H. SIR SULTAN MOHAMED SHAH AGA KHAN

Haji Bibi Case

THE BOMBAY LAW REPORTER

ORIGINAL CIVIL.

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Before Mr. Justice Russell

HAJI BIBI

v.

H.H. SIR SULTAN MOHAMED SHAH,

THE AGA KHAN *

Haji Bibi Case Part 1

The Shorthand of the Case itself is now available below the transcript in attachment to this page.

The Aga Khan has absolute property over the offerings made to him - Members of the Aga Khan's family not jointly entitled to such offerings - Succession to the estate of the Aga Khan is not joint - Khoja are Shiah Imami Ismailis and not Asnasharis - History of the Aga Khan family - History of Shia Imami Ismailis - Judge entitled to exclude the public from the court or to let the evidence likely to arouse religious or political disquietude be published.

Haji Bibi Case Part 2

Witness No. 3, Nathu Virji, is neither Shia Ismaili nor Shia Ashnashri. He cannot say what sort of a Shia Khoja he is. He does not understand what is meant by Shia Ismailis nor Shia Ashnashris. But he believes only in the 12 Imams. He also says that the Bibis of the Mursheds are regarded only as their Bibis. He has never heard the Doowa in which the names of the 48 Imams are recited. He admits that the Khojas of Cutch do not regard Coochick as Dharamguru, as they regard the present Aga Khan, and he says as follows:- "The present Aga Khan is on the gadi.

Haji Bibi Case Part 3

Whether it was fraudulent I proceed to discuss.

Haji Bibi Case part 4

I find on the issues as follows, and I direct that the issues and my findings thereon be mentioned in the decree, as I am assured that this is a convenient course to adopt:-

1. Whether the offerings and presents received by the first Aga Khan and each of his ancestors since A.D. 1770 and earlier from the Khojas in Bombay and elsewhere and also from Ismaili Shias or the investments now representing the same form part of the entire estate of the first Aga Khan's own family as alleged in para 2 of the plaint?

No.

Health

THE AGA KHAN HEALTH SERVICES

Background Information

History in Ginans
Chart-History-of-Evolution.jpg

INTRODUCTION

Our Holy Ginans are full of details about evolution. Following are some points written by Alwaez Abualy Alibhai Aziz.

EVOLUTION

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