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Pandavo no Parab - An Unpublished Granth

By Nazim Daredia

THE WORK:

This Granth, also known as Pandave jo Parab, was composed by Sayyed Imam Shah and contains 578 verses. It has virtually the same theme as Buddh Avatar of Pir Sadardin. The Granth continues the story of the Pandavas after the win the war against their cousins turned enemies the Kurus. Concurrently it narrates the coming of the ninth Avatar in the form which came to be known as Buddh who saves the Pandavas from deviating from their true faith.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

Pensée pour l'éblouissant Golden Jubilee Darbar de Paris

11 Decembre2008-11 décembre 2009

Que brille toujours la Lumière Noor de Mowla projetée par le prisme du Darbar Deedar sur l’ Arc-en ciel fraternel sans frontières !

Voilà un an, on célébrait le dernier Darbar du Golden Jubilee au cœur de Paris.

Proposal to Encode the Khojki Script in ISO/IEC 10646

Full text can be downloaded from the pdf attachment below.

Contents

Proposal Summary Form i

1 Introduction 1

2 Background 1

3 Characters Proposed 4

3.1 Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.2 Basis for Character Set and Glyph Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.3 Characters Not Proposed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

4 TheWriting System 7

The Philosophical Significance of the Imam in Isma'ilism

While the Sunnis believe in five pillars in Islam, the Isma'ilis raise them to seven. Al-Qadi an-Nu'man devoted the first volume of his famous book Da'a'im al-Islam to the description of these pillars and an elaboration of them. The first of these seven pillars, as al-Qadi an-Nu'man mentions, is Faith (Iman). He also calls it walaya, which means allegiance or devotion. The other six are successively Ritual Purification (tahara), prayer (salat), Alms Tax (zakat), Fasting (sawm), Pilgrimage (hajj), and Holy War (jihad).

The Prophetic Figure of Adam in the Fatimid Tradition

In this monograph prepared in 1991 for presentation at the SOS Khojki Conference organised by the Heritage Society, Professor Shin Nomoto discusses the role of Adam in history from the point of view of two sources of Fatimid Origin:

1) From the Kitak al-Riyad of Da'i Hami al-Din Khirmani(d.1021AD) with reference to the debate on Adam's Prophecy by Abu Hatim al-razi (d.935) and Abu Yaqub Sijistani.

2) The second sources used in this monograph is from the 13th Century Tayyibi Da'i husayn b. Ali b. Muhammad b. al-Walid (d.1298)

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