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Khojki Books in the collection of the Heritage Society


Around 110 books were published in Khojki. Copies of all of them were still in existence in 1989 at the ITREB Library in Bombay Several copies of each were preserved in a closed metal cupboard.

Here is a partial list of the books available for reference only at the Heritage Society:


TITLE: Bhajan Tchitamni (Bhag 1)

PUBLISHER: Hassan Bhay Ladha Khaki


SIZE: 20 x 13 cm

PAGES: 114

DATE: 1897 A.D. (1st August)

PLACE: Bombay - Gat Pirsad Printing Press

PRICE: 1 roupie

TAPSILO: On pages 108 - 112


The Nikkah Khutbah starts with the following. Please see the attached PDF for the full text.

Praise be to Allāh, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; the All-Merciful, the
All- Compassionate, Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship and to
You alone we pray for succour. Guide us to the Straight Path, the path of those
upon whom You have bestowed Your grace; not of the ones who have incurred
your wrath, nor those who go astray. (1:1-7)

La Phénoménologie Herméneutique d'un "Philosophe de la Métahistoire" Henri Corbin (1903-1978)


Ali Alibay et Diane Steigerwald

In The Qur'ân and Philosophical Reflections, p. 77-96.
Jakarta: Indonesian Academic Society XXI, 1998.




Le dernier sermon adressé par le Prophète(S)
à l’humanité, à Ghadir Khom

Traduction : Ahmed Mustafa - juin 2005

Au Nom d’Allah, le Clément, le Miséricordieux

Eloges et Reconnaissance

Mowlana Sultan Muhammed Shah: The Devoted Champion Of Islam

When "The Times", London, made some unfair allegations against Islam and the Muslims in a leading article in October 1951, Mowlana Sultan Muhammed Shah sent a spirited reply to the newspaper, which was published in its issue of November 6, 1951. He explained that it was because of the spirit of tolerance of Islam that even the smallest Christian and Jewish minorities survived and kept all their doctrines during the thousand years of Muslim rule.

My First Meeting With the Ismailis in Persia

I came in touch with the Ismailis for the first time in Persia, in February 1912. The world was quite different then. No one imagined that the Great World War I, with all its misery and suffering, was just round the corner. Persia was still living in her ancestral mediaeval style, and her affairs were largely going on in their traditional ways, as they were going on for centuries.


Linda Young - AHN Editor
London, England (AHN)
February 29, 2008 12:22 p.m. EST

Four Nominees For 2008 Chatham House Prize

Voting is now open for the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Chatham House Prize. The now annual contest began in 2005 when the Royal Institute of International Affairs presented Ukraine's President Victor Yushchenko with the award for his demonstrated "political courage and skill" in "steering a peaceful process of political change in Ukraine."

Pandavo no Parab - An Unpublished Granth

By Nazim Daredia


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.


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.


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

Qadi an Numan the Fatimid Jurist and Author by Asaf Fyzee
Pages from cover-page-Qadi-Numan-Fatimid-Jurist.jpg

Qadi Numan is a prolific author and Jurist credited with 45+ works. Qadi Nu'man served under 4 Fatimid Caliphs. His Biography and work is presented in this early article by Asaf Ali Ashgar Fyzee, the expert in the field of study of Qadi Numan's work.

Also other sources are available for Qadi Numan's life and work:

The PDF file of the article is available for download in the link below.

Reading Global Islam Through Messianic Renewal in Dasavatar

PDF file of the complete article is attached below


"L'Imam ne disparaît jamais... L'Imam doit être présent dans ce monde pour guider Ses fidèles en tout temps, pour leur bien, pour les mener au Droit Chemin et pour le maintien de l'Imâmat."
Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

Cutchh Nagalpûr, 28-11-1903.

Réflexion Sur L'Imâmat De Melchisédech Et Tèrah

Le but de cette étude est de montrer et d'essayer de résoudre certaines contradictions apparentes qui paraissent lors de l'analyse de la lignée de l'Imâmat.

Religion of My Ancestors - Islam

The origins of man's religious aspirations are to be found in what we nowadays call science. Those who have studied mythology and primitive psychology know that magic in various forms started various trains of thought in primitive man by which he achieved what seemed to him to be rational accounts of the natural phenomena around him.

Satpanth Literature in Khojki Manuscripts

By Mumtaz Ali Tajddin Sadiq Ali


Very little is known today about the early history of Nizari Ismaili Da'wa in the Indian
subcontinent. Except for a few brief mentions in the writings of that period, most of our
information regarding the preaching of Ismailism, the development of Ginanic literature and the
Pirs and Sayyeds who composed them is internal, that is, it is mentioned in their works. While
there is a general agreement amongst the scholars that the works that have survived to the

Some Guidelines for Cataloguing Khojki Manuscripts

By Dr Ali S. Asani, Associate Professor of Indo-Muslim culture, Harvard University

The following are some of the guidelines used to catalogue the collection of Ismaili literature in Indic languages found in the Harvard university library. The collection donated to the Library's Middle Eastern Department, consists of manuscripts, printed texts as well as lithographs in several scripts including Khojki, Gujarati and Devanagari. In 1986, the University received a grant from the National Endowment

The Aga Khan our personality of the year
The Beginnings of Ismaili Dawa in Northern India

This is an attempt by the author in 1954 to explain how Ismaili Dawa started in India. Very early during the Fatimids, Ismaili Dawa had reached all parts of India. Balouchistan was Ismaili. In Hind and Sind, there was also strong Ismaili Influence as well as in Multan. The Sumra Dynasty reign lasted 350 years. Sumras were practising Fatimid Ismailism. They helped later in the Dawa carried by Pir Satgur Nur and Pir Sadardin. Overall, an extremely important work, though only few pages, a must read.

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

The Extent of Our Ginanic Literature

By Alwaez rai Abualy A. Aziz

THE KHOJA CASE 1866 - A Paraphrase



The celebrated Khoja case which lasted for 25 days was litigated in the High Court of Bombay between the months of April and June, 1866, before Justice SIR JOSEPH ARNOULD.


The Plaintiffs were Daya Mahomad, Mahomad Saya, Peer Mohamed Cassumbhoy and Fazulbhoy Goolam Hoosanee with His Majesty's Advocate General as nominal complainant.

The Khojki Script

By Dr. Gulshan Khaki

This presentation is partly based on my published paper [1] dealing with Khojki script as found in some of the earliest manuscripts that I had access to. Prior to discussing the script, I would briefly like to present its history.

The Meaning of Six Days in Which God Created the Heavens and Earth

O Momins, may God guide you to the right path and may He make your abode in the place where you will not hear a useless or a sinful talk.

I have told you that the thick earthly body will not rise to the skies. A belief of this kind cannot stand the test of reason. It is only the spirit which will rise and which does rise even when our body lies here during our stay in this world. It has the potential power of rising and it is not outside its province to rise in reality.

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)

The Vedas as Sources of Satpanthi Ismaili Ginan Literature - Full Text


This is a unique work on the Vedas as sources for Sathpanthi Ginans. The article was prepared by late Dr Gulshan Khakee, a pioneer Ismaili Scholar from Harvard.

Preface by Heritage Admin:

I read her Thesis on Das Avatara in the late 1970s’ and while searching for Manuscript in Gujarat in 1988, the “Mota Kaka”, the leaders of the Imam Shahis in Pirana told me that she came in the early 1970s’ to visit and was a dedicated researcher, they gave her a manuscript of the “Anant Akhado.”

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