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Ismailiyya

ISMA'ILIYYA, a major branch of the Shi'a with numerous subdivisions. It branched off fromthe Imamiyya [see ithna 'ashariyya] by tracing the imamate through Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq's son
Isma'il, after whom it is named. By: M. Kamil Husayn, Ta'ifat al-Isma'iliyya, Cairo 1959.
http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ei/isma.htm

Jerruk and the Ismailis

By Mumtaz Ali Tajddin Sadik Ali
(author of "Genealogy of the Aga Khan" & "Ismailis through History")
November 10 1999, Karachi

La Qasida Safiya

RECHERCHES PUBLIEES SOUS LA DIRECTION DE L'INSTITUT DE LETTRES ORIENTALES DE BEYROUTH

SERIE 1 : PENSEE ARABE ET MUSULMANE Tome XXXVI
Textes pour l'etude de la pensee ismailienne

LA QASIDA SAFIYA
Texte arabe etabli et annote Par Aref Tamer
DAR EL-MACHREQ EDITEURS (IMPRIMERIE CATHOLIQUE) BEYROUTH, 1967

Le Si'isme au IXe s. à travers l'histoire de Ya'qubi

L'article par Yves Marquet est en Francais. Vous pouvez le lire en cliquant ci-dessous sur le lien en format PDF. (1ere partie de l'article: page 1 - 45)

This is an article in French by Yves Marquet.. The article is about Ya'Qubi (d.897AD), a geographer, historian and author of Shia/Ismaili persuasion who was writing at the second half of the ninth Century, that is before the advent of the Fatimids.

Mystical Elements in "Satvenni Motti" of Sayed Nur Muhammad Shah

Mumtaz Ali Tajjdin Sadik Ali has built his credibility since decades in the field of Ginanic studies in which he has become one of the experts of our times.

Mumtaz Ali has written this short 16 pages analysis of Satvenni Motti (Satveni Moti) Granth and released it on Navroz (21st March) 1996. After a brief introduction on Nur Muhammad Shah, he goes on in showing the various concepts covered in Motty Satvenni with some verses translated ending in comparing with concepts put forth by Pir Sadardin and explaining in detail the process of Meditation supported by the "Jap", the "Word".

On The Recognition of the Imam

THE ISMAILI SOCIETY - ISMAILI TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS SERIES, NO. 4
"ON THE RECOGNITION OF THE IMAM" (Fasl dar Bayan-I Shinakht-I Imam)

Translated from Persian by W. IVANOW
Recognition of the Imam - Ivanow - Ismailism

Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi

PANDIYAT-I JAWANMARDI OR “ADVICES OF MANLINESS” BY W. IVANOW

Full text is available in the Attached PDF

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The period of Imamate of Imam Mustansirbillah saw the demise of Pir Hassan Kabirdeen and also that of Pir Tajuddin, the latter's death recorded as a consequence of assault by some unsrupulous followers in India. The literary text of Pandiyati Jawanmardi was written by Imam Mustansirbillah, during a time when many Ismailis had to once again observe the practice of taqiya.

Polygamy and the Druze Family in Israel

Journal of The American Oriental Society
Volume 99/Number 1/January-March 1979

Polygamy And The Druze Family In Israel *

By: AHARON LAYISH
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Pyara Imam Ni Pyari vato (Wato)

This book is available in Gujarati language audiobook format in 9 mp3 files.

Unfortunately, part 4 is missing - please write to heritage@ismaili.net if you have it.

Qalaam-e-Mowla - Text and Translation

The Immortal Teachings of Hazrat Mowla Murtaza Ali (A.S.)
Verse by Verse Translation
Kalam-e-Mowla

Qalaam-e-Mowla - Translation and Summary

The Immortal Teachings of Hazrat Mowla Murtaza Ali (A.S.)
Translated into English by Alwaez Shamsudin Bandali Haji.

Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver, Thesis

For full text, please scroll down and download the attached pdf.

EXTRACTS:

p. 30

(ii) Ismaili Doctrine

One of the keys to the understanding of the Ismaili (Shia) doctrine lies
in the way Ismailis view man. Man is made up of body and soul participating
in two worlds: the higher world of the First (Aql, an expression of the Divine Volition,
and the lower world of Nafs, which has emanated from Aql and is the
principle of animation from which matter has originated. As man is far
removed from his origins in the higher world, he needs to acquire knowledge of

The Aga Khan III and His Ancestors by N. Dumasia - Book in PDF format
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Written by Dumasia in 1939 when Aga Khan III was still alive, this book covers a number of years of the Imam's life and shows his long lasting influence on the world scene from a very early age.

Download attachments links below.

Click on the pdf to read the full text. The 375 pages of the book are divided in 2 parts (10 MB each.)

The Heroes of Surat

It is with profound pleasure and sense of pride that I write the forward to this publication "HEROES OF SURAT".

The Ismailis of Afghanistan

The Ismailis in Afghanistan (Revised text)
By:- Mumtaz Ali Tajddin S. Ali

The Memoirs of Aga Khan - Full Book

The Memoirs of AGA KHAN : WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME

BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN, P.C., G.C.S.I., G.C.V.O., G.C.I.E.

1954, Simon and Schuster, New York

NOTE THAT THIS VERSION IS POSTED AS-RECEIVED. APPARENTLY THERE ARE SOME MISTAKES, SO PLEASE SEND US ANY CORRECTIONS, AND WE WILL ENTER THEM AS WE RECEIVE THEM

CONTENTS

PREFACE BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

Part One: CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

I A Bridge Across the Years 3
II Islam, the Religion of My Ancestors 8
III Boyhood in India 32
IV I Visit the Western World 55

Part Two: YOUNG MANHOOD

The Noor En Allah Noor - in PDF

The First part of this book relates the comprehensive grand history of the Noor En Allah Noor

The Noor En Allah Noor - in Text

This book has been partially typed, and some chapters are missing. For the complete text, please refer to the pdf version.

The Relation Between the Druze Faith and Other Religions

Since long, it was commonly believed that theDruze community possessed an independent religious doctrine which differedtotally from other religions. This belief was the basic reason for thepublic opinion which justified the fact of keeping this religion in totalsecrecy by its members. However, such a belief lacks accuracy, and a deeplook at the Druzes culture may reveal many points in common between thisreligion and other religions. In fact the Druze sheikhs prefer to considertheir Dogma a sect or a Sufi conduct rather than a religion.

The `Das Avatara' of Satpanthi Ismailis and Imam Shahis of Indo-Pakistan.

The full text of Gulshan Khakhee's thesis is attached to the bibliography link.

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