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Imamate of Imam Zilfiqar Aly - 1516-1518AD

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1516 - 1518
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The Imamate of Imam Zilfiqar Ali lasted a short while, a period of two years alone. The Safavids lost their foothold in Iran during this time, allowing the Ismailis to enjoy a greater sense of religious freedom and expression (Aziz, 1974). A famous Ismaili poet, Khaki Khorasani became a devout follower of the Imam as early as age seven, with his poetry bearing testimony of the piety and devotion of the Ismailis to their Imam (Sadik Ali, 1997).

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