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Defenses Glorifying the Aga Khan filed in federal Court - 2010-04-29

Thursday, 2010, April 29
Heritage News

In a surprisingly rapid twist of events, both Mr Tajdin and Mr Jiwa have filed their respective statements of Defense this 29th of April 2010. They affirm to being devoted followers who will unconditionally abide by the wishes of the Aga Khan, whom they glorify in their defense.

Mr Tajdin declares that:

He has not been served yet but the ethics imposed upon him by his faith demands that he should not keep in ignorance the public by being silent on the issue and should clarify all of the facts, pertaining to this lawsuit, of which he is aware.

He reaffirms his allegiance to the Aga Khan, is willing to submit to any of his wishes, and is ready to surrender himself and all his possessions to the Imam.

He has been printing Farman books since 1992 with approval and instructions from the Imam received on August 15, 1992 in Montreal.

He has not received any communication from the Imam from 1992 to 2009 instructing him to stop publication.

He cannot stop publication without instruction from the Imam as this would be a breach of his oath of allegiance to the Imam.

All Farman publications were financial deficit projects done as a volunteer service and large numbers of books were distributed free of charge.

Farman sharing is a historic Ismaili tradition which still continues today.

The current Ismaili Constitution does not restrict the right to publish Farmans

Mr Tajdin concludes that:

He has no choice but to await further direct instructions from the Imam.

He reaffirms his allegiance to the Aga Khan, is willing to submit to any of His wishes, and is ready to surrender himself and all his possessions to the Imam.

Mr Jiwa states that:

"This action does not appear to have been authorized personally by the Aga Khan .."

"In distributing Farman books obtained from Tajdin to other Ismailis, he has not violated either the Ismaili Constitution or any Farmans"

He has not violated the copyright act as "Tajdin was given express authority by the Imam" and regardless of the fact that "the limitations period provided for by the Copyright Act also bars this action as the books containing the Farmans were commenced publication in the year 1992", he will still do whatever the Imam tells him to do.

Mr Jiwa clarifies finances:

He "obtains these books for C$50.00 from Tajdin and sells it for C$50.00, without any profit.

"All monies received by him from the sale of (other) books after 2005 were delivered to the Jamatkhanas"

Mr Jiwa further states that:

"If the Imam edited the Farman before releasing to the Jamats, in effect he is superceding the Farman he made orally previously."

He "unconditionally reconfirms his oath of allegiance to his Imam" and "if the Imam does not desire his Farman books to be distributed to the Jamats (...) this defendant will submit to the instructions of His Imam without reservation whatsoever"

Replies From the Plaintiff are due within 10 days, and Affidavits of Documents are due 30 days later.

[Update from May 6: Ogilvy Renault, the law firm which launched the case has asked for an extension of 15 days to reply to the Defense. They claim delays due to breakdown of email servers, blackberry communication, travel of senior lawyer, time difference with Paris etc...The more delays in this file, the more damage it creates to the reputation of the Ismaili community, the Imam and the defendants. It is to the advantage of all parties that this case be withdrawn from the courts.]

[Update from June 22: Defendants have filed a Motion for summary Judgement to have the case dismissed.]

[Update from September 5:
Online Book that gathers court materials as well as articles that are currently available for the ongoing 2010 Lawsuit:

Copyright Lawsuit 2010: Online Book of All available Materials
News on cross-examinations:
Copyright Lawsuit: CROSS_EXAMINATIONS Table of Contents - 2010-09-04
Latest Development
Copyright Lawsuit: Imam Appears for Discovery and Ends the Case - 2010-10-15
As users are asking to read the letters from Nagib and Alnaz on the court docket, the latest have been attached on the following link:
A. Various Court Filings

Revised Factums have been posted Here:
2010-11-29 Summary Judgment : Plaintiffs Revised Combined Factums of Reply and of Motion
2010-11-29 Summary Judgment: Defendants' Revised Factums of Motion and of Reply

There has been proven fraud in the recent past in the Aga Khan's domain by the Aga Khan's agents:
Aga Khan Lawsuit: Fraud at Aga Khan Studs - 2000-02-22

2011-05-25: A Jamati Member who has never met the Defendants volunteered as his brotherly duty to pay the $30,000 that was demanded in the Plaintiff''s submissions and that was accordingly ordered by the judge.
Read the full details of the $30,000 payment directly to H.H. The Aga Khan.

2011-06-16: The Appeal Memorandum of Fact and Law against the Summary Judgment has been filed in court by the defendants on June 16th, 2011.
Read the Full Appeal Memorandum of Fact and Law

Link to Court Docket Case T-514-10
Link to Court Docket Appeal A-60-11
Link to Court Docket Appeal A-59-11
Link to Court Docket Appeal A-156-13

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Institutte of Ismaili

Institutte of Ismaili studies mandate approved and signed by Hazar Imam in 1977 is " to encourage, increase, extend, dissemanite , and promote knowledge of, and to support research into the religious, spiritual, and cultural heritage of the Shia Imami Ismailia Tarquah of Islam.

Are the institutte of Ismaili studies who have a budget of 20 million dollars this year doing that ?

Do IIS publish books and research on Ismaili Tariquah or Farmans ?

Do IIS increase extend and promote knowledge of the Ismaili Tariquah ?

Do IIS extend disseminate extend and promote the religious, spiritual and cultural heritage of the Ismaili tariquah ?

Do they - Should they not do so now !

Solutions of Jamati Problems - How and Why - in India ? !

Dear All - Ya Ali Madad ,
cases in hon. courts at mumbai are on its ways ahead ,
the case against national council for illegal collection of funds , from jamats , by selling coupons of diamond jubillee trust , in jks , daily , in the name of institutional support program , is on hearing , on 1/3/2013 ,
.....the case against NCAB , National Council , ITREB , is for evidence by my client , on 1/3/2 013 ,
in addition ,
i am in continuous reading contact of comments here , and e mails to me ,
from my observations in general , it is my inference , that , writing of thousands of letters to leaders are never responded ,
so , recently some active jamati members , in india , on trial basis , contacted individually some jamati members , and , informed , with proof and documentary evidences , that , our leaders are working , not as per guidance of MHI , but against guidance of MHI ,
so they said , why don't you put all these facts before all india jamats
....tolerence power of jamats in india has gone beyond limits since long back , once put facts before jamats and see reactions from jamats ! ,
i think it is now on the way to happen in india , ......ya ali madad.....!

@Mansoorali Abdulrahim Noorani re: Feb. 19th (Solutions...

Mowla Aly madad, Mansoor bhai!
All the best!

You are right Mr

You are right Mr Noorani,
The few Leaders in top position who control, are arrogant and have promoted a culture of self interest and self preservation at the expense of the Jamat and our community. For example ,
1 Leaders don't reply (and marginalise those who ask)
2 They call murids to meetings and then dont give information or address concerns but instead threaten them as in your case.
3,They don't give reports of all the programs and budgets or even contact of leaders who are controlling the budgets and our companies, or how many Ismailis are benefiting.
4 They don't give Farmans or explain them. in fact they openly say these must not be copies given or even explained
5 They don't teach or explain our rites and practices
6 They don't give the constitution or the rules and in your case you asked and they refused.
7 They dont stop the case against Nagib and Alnaz
8 They dont make rulings at NCAB and ICAB
They dont tell the court the truth that Farmans are not available in all JK's
9 They don't tell the Jamat what they have done with the golden Jubilee Funds and TKN - for example how many poor old and vulnerable Ismailies have benefited from the EXTRA funds allocated by Hazar Imam, and the 50 programs since July 2007 - In India Pakistan Afghanistan syria Badakshan and other countries.

The above is totally against Imams Farmans and the ethics pf our Tariquah.

What is different today is that because of the internet. this website, many more now sharing, court cases, complaints, they cannot hide and block the truth. Jamats can find out more and easily by even googling.

More working in our institutions must share and do what Imam says in Farmans.

I agree we the Jamat need to help each other in doing what Imam says in Farmans. So that the above 8 "don't" become "do" That is what Imam says in Farmans.

NCABS and ICAB mediators

NCABS and ICAB mediators conference in London 5 days ended yesterday - In May 2010- a few weeks after the lawsuit was filed exhibiting also M Keshavjee letter.
M Keshavjee as head of ITREBS and mediation Training for CABS said.

1. one training module will not work for Ismailies because they live in different countries ! - do we need 25 constitutions too !
2. Conflict is complex phenomenon - Is justice complex too
3. Training Ismailies in diverse parts is complex and challenging ! - Ismailies are one big family
4. After 12 years we still have critical issues and questions to be addressed - because you have failed and did not want to ! too busy with your own interests
5. Every training module for every country is very different - so 25 training modules for 25 countries ! ... So no need for international integration and standardisation or transparency ?
6 We need a greater concern for fairness and justice

Why then have an international NCAB-ICAB mediators from different conference in London for 5 days , at a cost of over $50000 .

An admission of failure in understanding and training ! No wonder NCAB and ICAB don't mediate but give unilateral rulings without giving precedents rules or the constitution to the Jamats

" Conducting training programmes in such diverse parts of the world is a very challenging exercise. ! You may ask what are some of the critical questions that have arisen and which need to be addressed.

I will highlight only three main ones:

First, there is no one module identical from one country to another that will work. Cultures are diverse and conflict is a complex phenomenon.

One has to be flexible on the module one uses without in any way compromising on the basic principles of mediation. We have found that a highly individualistic, problem solving module utilised mainly in the Occident, does not always work in societies that are more relational in their cultural make-up.

Hence, adaptation is always needed.

Secondly, some of the best dispute resolvers are from the societies themselves. They understand the culture, the traditions, the norms and the values. By refurbishing existing systems through appropriate training programmes, one is able to provide a service to a community that is culturally relevant and acceptable.

Thirdly, there is no one processual module and often communities, depending on their levels of development, utilise an approach which may be closer to the directive end of the mediation spectrum rather than the facilitative end.

To force a change will not always work. One needs to lead people gently and help them embrace principles of contemporary mediation practice which encompass notions such as better listening skills, greater gender equity and GREATER CONCERN for FAIRNESS and JUSTICE ! "


Dialogue and Harmony

Mediation means dialogue. That is what they are not doing ! Ismaili centres have been built and meant for dialogue and friendships and brotherhood - Yet Nanji, Keshavjees and co do the opposite " The venue for this international colloquium is particularly appropriate. In its architectural design and definition of broader functions, the Ismaili Centre in London, like its counterparts in other countries, has been conceived in a MOOD OF DIALOGUE, of HUMILITY , of FRIENDSHIP and of HARMONY . These Centres reflect a commitment to permeate excellence of endeavour in the realms of the intellect and the spirit."
Aga Khan 2003 IIS 25 years at ismaili centre London

Inferior justice

M Keshavjee does not do what he says ! Read more - He says Farmans are transmitted to the Jamat but in the lawsuit he says the opposite !

"The process of dispute resolution in the Ismaili community, as this paper has shown, is very much linked to the concept of the improvement of the quality of life, which the Imam constantly seeks for his followers and all those among whom they live and who are in need.

The Ismaili dispute resolution system works in close synergy with a number of institutions of the community to ensure that post dispute rehabilitation is possible for the process of healing to take place.

Often this is accompanied by the guidance of the Imam which is transmitted to the community globally..

.. The experience of the Ismaili NCAB programmes worldwide has shown that a good organised institutional structure is vital for an effective dispute resolution system. But this, alone, is not enough. Ongoing training is critical to ensure that informal justice does not degenerate into inferior justice.

Keshavjee is completely right!

How true. I think Keshavjee is completely right. In fact the I-CAB justice system did degenerate into an inferior justice as predicted and explained by Keshavjee.

Look at the Chair, Nanji, someone who did in fact breach his oath of keeping matters confidential by forwarding to Sachedina by email info on a CAB file in which Sachedina was not at all involved. Look at the I-CAB board who knowing that the Chair had breach his oath, turned a blind eye on the matter. Al of its members. All those who did take the oath to protect the ismaili Constitution. This is what is called inferior justice when the judiciary is so corrupt that no hope is left in the system but to push the CTRL ALT DELETE button.

Keshavjee is completely right!

It has been a while since my last post, let me tell you about BREACH umed, recently in Atlanta USA few weeks ago there was a lecture in the JK by health board highlighting CHOLESTEROL levels among the ismaili community and then a seminar on the following weekend.

The million dollar question is how did the health board came to know the CHOLESTEROL levels of the jamat?? here is how and this is a BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

According to the confidentiality laws in the USA, Attorneys and doctors and many other professions cannot DISCUSS OR DISCLOSE their client's or their confidential informations to anyone PERIOD.

The informations was obtained ILLEGALY, here is how: few weeks ago and every now and then they run a BLOOD TESTING program in the JK, and every individual has to pay $ 25.00 for the test. Since it is PAID BY THE CLIENTS the reports are the property of the CLIENTS and the LAB is responsible for the confidentiality of the report.


Whatever way they got the information IT WAS ILLEGAL, on top of that the LAB and the doctors involved who leaked this vital stats have also committted a crime.

THIS IS A PROSECUTEABLE UNDER THE LAW. this is what I think, anyone with the knowledge of law can shed some more light on this please.


If they only used the

If they only used the statistics then I agree with Umed Librarian. Why not wrote and ask them if they got, and used only the statistics ?

What is more shocking is for example we have a complaint with evidence of forgeries which Sachedina and ICAB are trying to "cover up " instead of meeting, investigating or even having a hearing of the complaint. We have a lawsuit being continued despite Imams wishes to end the lawsuit.

More need to write to your leaders. even though they may not reply.

Yes, it is surprising that

Yes, it is surprising that ICAB decided not to look into the forgery of Hazar Imam's signature and the surrounding fraud. Don't the ICAB members have any conscious?

I think when statistic are

I think when statistic are amalgamated and not disclosed for particular people or with names but only as statistic such as level for children, level for adolescent, level for adults, level for senior etc.. this would be not only acceptable but a good idea because it would allow the Health Board to react in accordance and organise programs of awareness for the groups that are the most in risk in our Jamat....

believers going astray.

Quran 33:36 (Asad) Now whenever Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, it is not for a believing man or a believing woman to claim freedom of choice insofar as they themselves are concerned: for he who [thus] rebels against Allah and His Messenger has already, most obviously, gone astray. -

4:59 O ye who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves refer it to Allah and His Apostle if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best and most suitable for final determination.

The_maths doesnt add_up..

Yes, and Nanji a lawyer places selected like Sachedina and himself are above the constitution and Farmans !.

NCAB and ICAB say between 2001 and 2010 Dept of Community relations/DJI trained 800 Ismaili mediators in 20 counries in different traditions and languages. That is 90 per country. Some like India Pakistan Canada, Afghanistan, Badakshan Syria and UK will be more and some like Singapore may be less. How many are there in each country - why are they hidden and no list the jamat can see !

Then they say 1000 cases were handled in India and 500 cases in Canada in 10 years. That is about 100 cases a year with 90 mediators and 6/7 Board members, who are also mediators.

Therefore they are saying each mediator handled less than one case per Year !

Keshavjee says one mediator take 18 hours per case. Therefore each mediator can handle at least 12 cases a year ? So each country with 90 mediators has the capacity to handle 960 cases per year (over 9000 cases in 10 years)? They are doing less than10% !

The question is
Over capacity,
underutilised or
inefficient or
the figures are totally wromg !

Now read what the Chairman of India says to a murid with a case before NCAB asking for rules - He says the murid has them and he has no time to deal with his request ! Murids dont not have them or the full constitution ? Why not just give copies requested and which the Jamat are enttled to ? After that Mr Noorani was threatened by the Leadership !

Dear Mr. Mansoor Noorani,
This has reference to your email dated 9th June, 2012 whereby you have expressed your desire to know about the Rules and Regulations of NCAB and raised various queries as set out therein.
During our personal Meetings over a period of last several months, I firmly believe that you are aware of and know the answers to all the queries raised by you. Further, you being a practicing advocate are full well aware of the same and it would be advisable for all concern including the Board to use the valuable time in carrying out duties and functions assigned.
You would appreciate and allow the Board and its Members to constructively utilize their time and efforts on the tasks and assignments on hand instead of preparing response to the queries raised by you which would otherwise prove counter productive.
Regards and Ya-Ali-Madad, Shaukat H. Merchant, Chairman, NCAB India


AKDN - AKF Reports

Project by Aga Khan Foundation UK - 5 million US dollars - to reduce infant mortality rates over 3 years starting April 2012. - How many Ismailies are there in Bihar ?

Total Project £3,240,420 (30% by Ismailis and 70% by British Government)
Capital cost £45,928
Activities cost £482,886
Administration £308,574
Evaluation £83,063 (plus a manager £35,896)
Staff costs £2,319,966. ($100,000 US Dollars per month . How many Ismailies )

Average Salary in Bihar India is 8000 Rupees per month on the higher side i.e. $150. With Dollars 100,000 you can employ 675 employees for 3 years ? H ow many are employed from Bihar and how many Ismailies.

Dear Mr Sachedina and those

Dear Mr Sachedina and those who block and hide and bury Farmans deliberately on purpose. this is what Imam has said clearly Is not Imsm and are not Imams saying that all Farmans of all Imams must be preserved and yes and shared with the Jamat

My Jamat would know that during the past decades much time and effort has been taken to reconstitute our knowledge of our history. Knowledge which has been buried by time, which has sometimes been buried on purpose by others, but which it is essential that we should reconstitute and use in order to inform ourselves as to the practices and beliefs and the ethics of the past within the Jamat, the guidance that was given by the Imams of the Time, and to inform ourselves so as better to project into the future a number of important decisions.” – Dubai 13 December 2003

( Is this unclear? and do the present Imam has used "Imams" of the time and it is in the plural?)

And what did the previous Imam say?

“Amongst you, there are some who know nothing about their faith (deen).”

“When that religious and spiritual guidance which should reach their souls, do not reach there, their hearts wander everywhere.”

“Consider my Farmans to be of great value. If you treat them as worthless, it would be damaging to you.”

“I have made many Farmans to you, but it is only when you act according to my Farmans that they can benefit you. If you act according to my Farmans, then I will consider that to be as if I had madeFarmans till morning!”

“Only those who live according to my Farmans, are my true Momin.”

“It is up to you to keep the Farmans, which I have made, alive and awake. If you write them, read them, and act accordingly, it means you have kept the Farmans alive. If you do not, it is as if you have killed them.”

Choosing_community_over_self interest

Another whistleblower chooses the community, over money and self preservation ! That is the right thing to do ! Will more Leaders choose the Jamat and the Imam over money and self preservation?

Mr Walker says You have to remember that if you work in the NHS and you cross the and “people in power there will be consequences” Gary Walker added his bosses ordered him to resign. ” Read and listen more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21444058
Gary Walker, a former chief executive at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, broke the order when he was interviewed by the BBC. Lawyers for the trust then warned him he would have to repay £500,000. Mr Hunt said "I don't think it's acceptable, I think it was the wrong thing to do." He attacked a culture of "institutional self-preservation" in parts of the NHS

Those who know need to have

Those who know need to have the courage to come come forward. Mr Hunt has now called for the NHS to "recognise and celebrate" those who had "the courage and integrity to raise concerns" They must be encouraged and supported. The health secretary insisted that "fostering a culture of openness and transparency" was essential.
This applies equally to those working in our institutions.

secrecy and bullying

In 1998, the UK government enacted the Public Interest Disclosure Act. It is known as the UK's whistle-blowing law as it gives employees protection if they raise concerns.

But he culture of secrecy in NHS has continued. Staff who worked at Stafford Hospital, the trust at the centre of the scandal subject to a public inquiry, have complained of being bullied and silenced after trying to raise the alarm. Another high-profile case involved the nurse, Margaret Haywood, who was struck off in 2009, after filming examples of neglect at Brighton's Royal Sussex Hospital for a BBC Panorama programme. She too complained of a lack of support from bosses.

Looks like the days of the few to bully silence and gag are numbered and rightly so ! "Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to all English NHS trusts to urge them not to use gagging clauses to stop staff raising concerns over care".

IIS & ITREBS - Why are you

IIS & ITREBS - Why are you not doing the following !

To Waezeens after a Waez was delivered in the presence by Al Waeza Gulshan Alidina Karachi 27 Sept 1960

1 Imam said this was an excellent Waez, and added Waezeens must use and give good and original references to the Jamats (How can they without the original unedited farmans and annotations)
2 Imam said when Training students give them original material - (This includes Farmans which are not given or explained nor are the Ismaili rites and practices)
3 Imam said information in a waez must be presented in a logical manner (can they when they do not have Farmans)

The reason Imam gave for the above guidance is that Islam is logical, there is no hocus pocus , there is no nonsense, it is clear, it is lucid, and understandable.

Question to IIS and ITREBS – Why are you not sharing original Farmans, annotations and publishing books on Farmans, constitution, rites and practices, so that you are imparting a clear, logical, lucid,and a no nonsense, no hocus pocus understanding of Ismailism in the context of Islam & farmans.


AKDN releases a new PR report on how they evaluated poverty since 2007 ? Was this a part of LIF - TKN !

They define a basic quality of life as " A person whose basic needs are met, who can act effectively and meaningfully in pursuit of his or her goals, and feels satisfied with life.”
Key principles for assessments:
Strict ethical standards
Rigour in the testing
quantitative and qualitative
Capacity building
encourages critical thinking; •
Using the results to improve

Dear Mr Sachedina,
Where are the annual reports of where , and How many poor elderly and vulnerable ismailies have benefited from the funds and TKN since 2007 ? What has happened or not with the Golden Jubilee goals and 50 projects ? Can we see those reports and assessments ?


Appraisals ! Really !

Under the constitutional rules all Boards are to do a perfomance appraisal every year of all staff including the Leaders. So who does that for the top Leaders ? and for those with multi positions.


SS and Co do not care for Ismailies who are poor and vulnerable. In 2007 SS and Co, agreed that a critical need and priority are elderly and poor Ismailies. They knew who and where. So a special additional Golden Jubilee budget of over $75 million was allocated for the poor and vulnerable Ismailies. Over 7 years have gone by ! The Jamat are not given the reports and do not know how the funds have been used.

SS and co say they are serving the Jamat but then paradoxically block reports and even Farmans from the Jamats. They preach accountability and transparency but do not practice what they preach !

It is up to the other Leaders to take the Lead to speak up and ask the few to resign and let good Leaders to take over, and who care , and love the Jamat. loving the Jamat is Loving the Imam.


AKDN -AKFED - New CEO at Uganda Air - Fully owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, aka AKFED which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network, Meridiana Africa Airlines (Uganda) Limited, is said to be keen to expand their destination network and add additional aircraft.

The airline is also expected to shortly announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, after former CEO Kayle Haywood jumped ship prematurely when he was served sudden notice and walked out of his contract to join upstart FastJet !

Good news Or not !

Air Uganda is part of the Meridiana Air group based in Italy. The control of loss making Meridana Airline was taken over by AKDN recently

Why did Kayle the CEO leave suddenly ? and why no new CEO at Uganda Air since October 2012?

Competition AKDN Management

Haywood was to build on achievements, but it can now be confirmed he dumped his masters in true mercenary style to move to upstart FastJet. Described by some as secretive and full of growing paranoia, attempting to forbid staff to contact with the media and past colleagues ! FastJet is offering East African travellers an unbelievable proposition, “We will fly you to destinations within the region at between US$70 and US$80 (Ushs175, 000 and Ushs200, 000) return,” Mr Richard Bodin, FastJet Chief Commercial Officer, announced.
Indeed Kenya Airways has made it clear that they are ready to match FastJet’s pricing , pound for pound.which is aimed at stifling other relatively low budget airlines such as Air Uganda, Rwandair, FastJet, Jet Link, and Air Kenya out of the market.

We should not forget that

We should not forget that the concept of competition in Uganda air space was introduced by Air Uganda and it is heartwarming to see that other companies have learned from it and followed suit. Cheap price and better communing hours were introduced by Air Uganda, breaking the effective grip and monopole of Kenya Airways which was charging exorbitant rates on all routes from Entebe.


Competition and lower fares are good. The question is the impact on a loss making group under AKDN with multi positions structures and in this case the CEO walking away straignt to the competition with all the strategic information ! Usually a CEO is not allowed under contracts to work for the competition for a period !


Institute of Ismaili Studies - 30 years and....

• Without a single publication, on Ismaili rites and practices, or of Farmans, & the Ismaili constitution.
• With instructions not to explain, teach, give material and or interpret Ismaili rites, and practices for even Ismailis
• With instructions not to give, explain or interpret Farmans to even Scholars, Mukhis and Ismailis

Read foryourself from the IIS Website
(Headed by Shiraz Kabani - He also serves as acting head of the Department of Communications and Development, overseeing resource development, communications, and the IIS website.)

"..From its modest beginnings in the late 1970s, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has developed into a vibrant centre of learning, addressing not only the needs of the international Ismaili community, ..
Over the last 25 years, the Institute has had much to celebrate: it has... directly contributed to the formation and development of a generation of scholars, who in turn have made their mark on the intellectual and religious growth of the Ismaili community. In tandem with the development of human resources, the Paris conference had stressed the need for a quality international curriculum to meet the religious education needs of the jamat in modern times.

This was realised in the publication of the Ta'lim curriculum, whose pre school component was first published in 1985. Today, the Ta'lim curriculum for primary education is available in nine languages and used by over 100,000 Ismaili children worldwide. The Institute is at present readying the materials for the secondary curriculum which will help to provide a strong grounding in the tariqah for Ismaili youth, ...and their capacity to articulate it.

An effective transmission of such knowledge requires professionally trained teachers with normative grounding as well as knowledge of secular humanistic and scientific disciplines. A programme to train a cadre of teacher-trainees for this purpose is currently in preparation. Through its partnership with the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Boards worldwide, a range of collaborative initiatives have been undertaken that are contributing to the religious formation of the jamat.
One of the significant aims of these endeavours is to equip a core group of informed and dedicated individuals within the jamat with the pedagogy, skills and knowledge that will help them ARTICULATE ISLAM I, not as a monolithic entity but as a spectrum of interpretations and voices, and situate the Ismaili tariqah within this plurality of expressions. Through a cascading effect, these perspectives will eventually touch larger segments of the jamat.." http://www.iis.ac.uk/view_article.asp?ContentID=105878

Really ! Where are these dedicated and informed Ismaili Scholars within the Jamat who are articulating "Ismailism" and who have the knowledge and skills of Rites, practices, traditions and Farmans let alone of the Quran and Islam !

IIS must make sure that

IIS must make sure that Farmans, with material and books on Ismailism esp. rites practices and traditions are made available and that is the focus going forward. http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/29740#comment-16339


IIS as well as ITREB have been given authority to publish. Why has the constitution granted both bodies with power to publish. Is it IIS' mandate to publish farmans?

IIS has authority to publish

IIS has authority to publish different kind of books (books that can be read by any public, Ismaili. Muslim in general or even non-Muslim) but ITREB has the authority to publish any books specifically going to the Jamat.

I don't think there is any specific authority given to the ITREB to publish Farmans. And obviously if ITREB can not, IIS should not even think about it.

Authority was clearly given to Supreme Council in Old Constitution. There is no more any institution given any such authority in the new Constitution. Authority given in the old constitution has been REMOVED by the Imam in the new constitution which binds all Ismailis.

The meaning of this change can only be one of these two: Either the Imam has given the right to publish Farman to all Ismailis or he has kept it for Himself to decide who will be asked to published, either one of his existing institutions, a new institution that He may create or a group of individual or a single individual. His choice.

That is right. And LIF

That is right. And LIF announcement confirmed that a book on Farmans will be published soon (but has not). Imam gave permission 6 months after 15th Oct 2010 meeting, to an individual to publish all his speeches and writings (Nanowisdoms).

The IIS mandate is to focus =on the Ismaili faith and tariquah. And to publish. SS and Co have blocked books on farmans, constitution, rites Ginans and practices. IIS have said recently that they are preparing a secondary curicullam on rites and practices - But with Farmans still blocked, the curicullam will at best be incomplete and confusingt. And therefore no as Imam says in Farmans that it must be logical, clear lucid and with the original references i.e farmans and annotations which Imam offered to Nagib and Alnaz on 15th October 2010. Maybe these will not be requested by IIS and they will use them and share,give and include them

Without the Farmans and

Without the Farmans and books and materials on Ismailism and with instructions not to give or disuss them.

HOW can they know to prepare a proper correct and effective curicullam on Ismailism !

How can they equip a core group of informed and dedicated individuals within the jamat with skills and knowledge that will help them ARTICULATE Ismailism let alone ISLAM in the context of Ismailism

And how many youth to day are ready and can do the following ? This was what IIS was doing 5 years ago ! and 15 years ago ?

" The Institute is at present readying the materials for the secondary curriculum which will help to provide a strong grounding in the tariqah for Ismaili youth, ...and their capacity to articulate it."

The way they do it is they

The way they do it is they will get scholars to prepare drafts and then pass to SS and Co, and they will decide because they have all the Farmans and annotations.which they will interpret and change saying Imam thinks in French and meant what they want. Z Megji was deleted that sentence in the London GJ farman is also a part of the SS and Co team at IIS and S Kabani who has 10 positions and says Niyat is not a part of the Ismaili faith and yet daily it is said in JK !

IIS have not prepared Waezeens , ITREBS, and STEP teachers, let alone the youth.


President of Canada shared the following guidance - Farmans from Hazar Imam with the Janat as a part of the vision for the next 10-15 years.

" The jamat and community must learn to build an ethos of working for their collective needs in a cooperative way by building jamati institutions and capacity, AND not waiting for Councils and ITREB to come up with 'programs' to meet community needs. Groups (can be professional or just those with common skills or interests) can become proactive to form committees to meet needs that they see existing in the jamat to address issues of the poor Murids who are reluctant to reveal their predicaments AND ARE marginalised, youth marginalization, elder care, immigrant needs etc. on a volunteer basis. .."

We have not heard about from our Leaders or from Focus or AKDN ?Regarding the Golden Jubilee Goal for the poor and the vulnerable. What have they done in last 5 years !

Is Hazar Imam saying that the Jamat has to work together between themselves and share between themselves and not wait for the councils and AKDN or the councils ?

Do not the Keaders not realise what Hazar Imam is saying and when Predident of Canada is sharing this does he not realise what Imam is really telling the Leaders. They need to reflect on what Imam means and do they not sit with our Scholars and interpret the guidance & Farmans of Hazar Imam

Multi position

The many positions of Rai Al Waez Shiraz Kabani today.
1 Al Waez – Scholar (His training and qualification is not on his profile)
2 Vice President UK
3 Secretary to the Board of IIS
4 IIS – Full time paid employment with a significant budget
a. Head of Dept of Community relations
i. Education programmes and international training programmes – for Leaders and Mukhis and Kamadias and waezeens
ii. STEP – Secondary teachers Program
iii. Human resourse development
iv. Allumni relations
v. He is effective (defacto) – Co Director with Shafik (DJI) at IIS
“This department includes the portfolios of Community Education Programmes, International Training Programmes, STEP Deployment in the Field, Alumni Relations, Project Tajikistan, Country Strategies to Enhance ITREBs, and HRD Programme for Central Asia. He also serves as acting head of the Department of Communications and Development, overseeing resource development, communications, and the IIS website.”
b. IIS Website and communications and
c. effective Co directors COO of IIS
5 Director of 2 of the Jamats constitutional Charities
6 Chairman Ismaili Centre management Board
7 Chair Ismaili Centre & Jamat Khannas Management Executive
8 Council Member responsible and so heading Ismaili Centre services committee (coordinates and provides hospitality)
9 Council Member responsible for “Coffee with Chaiwalas” (Communication and dialogue with the Jamat)
10 Council member responsible for IT infrastructure for Ismaili Centre and institutions

With so many positions, can anyone do justice to the multiple responsibilities and the mandates, let alone do so optimally, efficiently and competently. Equally important, are there no other Ismailis from the 15 million who are equally and better qualified to handle some of these positions which Shiraz obviously cannot and frankly not even interested in. IIS does not have an operational full time Co Director. In last 8 years Professor Karim came for 2 years and left. Shiraz with Shafik and their inner circle are the de facto heads of IIS. It is clear that is the way they want IIS to be, so that they can operationally control with absolute authority.

Should he not resign from at least 5 of the positions or be replaced. ? Similarly Shafik Sachdina and their buddies. !

IIS, Sachedina and Kheraj

Mr Naguib Kheraj - Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank (and was a Director and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Barclays PLC, including Group Finance Director)

Mr Naguib Kheraj is various positions in IIS and AKDN
He is also a member of the Board of Governors of The Institute of Ismaili Studies
A Director of Islamic Publications Limited with Shafik Sachedina and Z Meghji
He serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University,
A Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the University of Central Asia
Member of the Oversight Committee for the Aga Khan Museum
Chairman of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and
Chairman of the Endowment Committee of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The Law

In case NCAB and ICAB think they cannot be taken to the court ! Here is one path - "The right to fair trial is also safeguarded by Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and this is part of English law by virtue of the Human Rights Act 1998. The European Court of Human Rights has insisted that States are under an obligation to ensure that standards concerning the right to a fair trial are met by religious courts".

It will happen, when ICAB is

It will happen, when ICAB is closing all doors (at least they think so) to Justice, is is bound to happen that they will be taken to task in various countries.

UK court makes a historic

UK court makes a historic ruling to allow couple to go before their religious courts ? Provided their rules is in line with the UK Law. That means NCAB can but also all their rulings can be challenged if not in line with UK Law - which means all? or most ?

"The judge ...decided it would be better for their dispute to be heard in a Beth Din because it would be in line with their beliefs - and with laws in England and Wales.

‘The parties’ devout beliefs had been respected,’ the judge said.

‘The outcome was in keeping with English law, whilst achieved by a process rooted in Jewish culture to which the families belong.’

AKDN - New multi position

DUSHANBE, January 31, 2013, Asia-Plus -- The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has announced that Mr. Akbar Ali Pesnani presented his credentials as the newly-appointed AKDN Resident Representative for Tajikistan to Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi, on January 30, 2013. Mr. Pesnani replaces Mr. Munir Merali who completed his term on January 28, 2013 after seven years of service.

Mr. Pesnani has over 40 years of experience within the Network in various capacities


Previously, he has also chaired the Steering Committee for the development of the earthquake affected areas in Kashmir.
The Aga Khan Development Network serves as Tajikistan’s largest private employer, through a committed staff of 3500 in 8 agencies.

Hazrat Imam Ali says, "See

Hazrat Imam Ali says, "See that justice is done towards God and justice is done towards the people by yourself, your own family and those who are close to you among your subjects. For if you do not do so, you have worked wrong. And as for him who wrongs the servants of God, God is his adversary, not to speak of His servants.

God renders null and void the argument of whosoever contends with Him. Such a one will be God's enemy until he desists or repents."

"Let the dearest of your affairs be those which are the middlemost in rightfulness (this is because justice involves a fine balance - it is a weighing in the scales to determine the most appropriate action), most inclusive in justice, and most comprehensive in (establishing) the contentedness of the subjects.

For the discontent of the common people invalidates the contentedness of favorites, and the discontent of favorites is pardoned at (the achievement of) the contentedness of the masses.

Moreover, none of the subjects is more burdensome upon the ruler in ease and less of a help to him in trial than his favorites.

(None are) more disgusted by equity, more importunate in demands, less grateful upon bestowal, slower to pardon (the ruler upon his) withholding (favor) and more deficient in patience at the misfortunes of time than the favorites." (excerpted from Imam Ali's letter of advice ( Farman) to Malik al-Ashtar.

As true today and what Allah has ordained and Imams have explained.

Beware of wolves in sheeps

Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing - History is full of examples of those who have betrayed trust, who have been the closest and trusted confidantes. Hence Imam says those are the ones who do not like equity - fairness for the people, are arrogant-demanding, impatient, ungrateful, slower to forgive.

Hazar Imam has said we must read and understand our history, and learn from it,so that and do not make the same mistake and have a better tomorrow.. .

H H The Aga Khan, Hazar

H H The Aga Khan, Hazar Imam, said that the duty and a part of the Mandate of any Imam, be is Sunni or Shia is to serve the people. That is the nature of the Imamat. Where there are mixed communities, the Imams mandate is towards everyone in that area be they sunnis, shias, jews, christains hindus or sikhs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKa-UEszQYQ&feature=share&list=PLjEccGMGk...

Over 2 million have been displaced and suffering in Syria with over 60000 who have died.
These include sunnis, shias, druze, christains, aluwaites, kurds and some from other nationalities.

This is a major human tragedy with catastrophic consequances and suffering for many yearsto come if not a decade.

I hope this will be seenas another reason and opportunty to share and work together

Allah made us from one soul

Allah made us from one soul into tribes and individually unique and different to that we may know one another and Learn from each other. Allah made some strong and stronger and some weak and weaker, in knowledge, physically, emotionally and intellectually. That is so that the strong and stronger can help the weak and weaker. Not to fight and exploit them.

Imams are there to help and support and guide, not to fight confront and file lawsuits for sharing their guidance.

@ The leaders re: The special 7 day tasbih for the Syrian Jamat

Umed bhai, I know this message has nothing to do with the lawsuit, it is a message for the leaders, and as such I hope you can post it here.

What wonderful news that we shall pray together for the Jamat in Syria! Shukhar that this time, we did not have to beg Itreb to institute special prayers (many Jamati members had pleaded, in vain, with the Itreb of the province where I reside in Dec. 2011 to have a special prayer for the Syrian Jamat).

If any leader(s), Mukhi/Kamadya is/are reading this page, could I possibly ask if, this time, we can recite a venti Ginan verse before the upstanding tasbih, and if we can recite out loud the "Ya Aly tun rahem kar, ya Mowla tun fazal kar" that is normally recited silently in the giriyaazaari tasbih? It would make the special prayer way more meaningful and thus, more effective, if we say it out loud. In the 7 day tasbih that was recited in Canada for peace in all the troubled areas of the world right after Lailat ul-Qadr in August 2012, the one-line prayer was not "inserted" in the giriyaazaari tasbih, there was no Ginan verse, no tasbih recited out loud, and it felt very "empty", not "fulfilling" nor "satisfying" at all. Other countries had a Ginan verse and a mushkil aasaan tasbih recited out loud...
I hope you can take this request into consideration.

Ya Aly madad.

Niyat and hakikati Samaj -

Niyat and hakikati Samaj - "What you are is God's gift to you...What you become is your gift to God." -Unknown Hasan al- Basri (died 110 A.H.) said:

"Statements cannot be correct except with actions; Statements and actions cannot be correct except with an intention (Niyah)...(and it must be pure.).. and statements, actions and an intention cannot be correct except according to the Sunnah of Muhamad (saw)." ('Sharh Usool I'tiqaad Ahl-us-Sunnah'al-Laalkaee 2/57

May the present conflicts, disputes, lawsuits, and sufferings be replaced by peace unity and dialogue. Ameen

Shukhar Mowla!

Thank you for posting my comment, Umed bhai! And lo!! Tonight, they announced it was a satado that was going to be observed, with Gath Paat! Laakho Shukhar! I had asked for "water" and have been served "sharbat"!!

Ameen. At this time we need

Ameen. At this time we need to pray and work together as brothers, instead of being confrontational and having lawsuits, and marginalisation. What a member of the Jamat shared " during the difficult time the jamat was undergoing in Uganda, the whole Salimiah jamat sat and prayed both during day time and evening for the safe transition of the uprooted Ismailis and for their mushkil asaan. One elderly man started to sob hysterically upon hearing this good news. He took my hand in his stating that despite the language, ethnic and cultural differences between us, we Ismailis have the strongest unifying bond through Hazar Imam. Nothing else mattered ! .."

This is very touching and

This is very touching and praying and helping all those who are suffering is what we must all do.Amen


Hazar Imam prefers dialogue in his divorce case. The case is quashed and there will be a totally new trial if this is not settled privately and amicably. The court made a wrong ruling. "Mr Sarkozy took on case & E-mails suggest he played direct a role from October to December last year to reach settlement with Begum Inaara Aga Khan, but none was made... "The original appeal decision, made by a court in Amiens, had attributed all responsibility for the marriage breakdown to the Aga Khan, 76. But that settlement has now been thrown out by the Paris Cour de Cassation after the billionaire should not bear all responsibility for the split from the 49-year-old Begum, also known as Gabriele Thyssen. The couple, who have a 13-year-old son, Aly, are now expected to face a retrial in around a year's time in what has already been an eight-year legal battle fought in Switzerland, Britain and now France."

New Chapter..

Is this the the begining of a new chapter in our history ! A letter from a murid to ITREB UK.

"Thank you for sharing the meaning and significance of Niyat which is a critical part of our tariquah, practices, Farmans, and also the Quran. Thank you for adding to my knowledge, & understanding of our tariquah rites, ceremonies and Farmans.

We also discussed Mehmani, in the presence of Hazar Imam including the meaning & significance of acceptance, blessings, reward, wishes, niyat, murad, and Farmans , individually and collectively. Similarly in the presence of Mukhi and Kamadia Sahebs daily in Jamat Khanna, by divine authority from Hazar Imam (amr).

I agree Niyat is deeply rooted in our faith, and significant in Islam. Unfortunately, there are no books or articles by ITREB or IIS so far. I therefore request ITREB UK to arrange a Waez for the Jamat with sessions for Mukhis, Kamadias, Waezeens, & BUI Teachers. I will be happy to share my more detailed research and thoughts with Al Waez Ghulam Abbas.

I am also extremely grateful to Chair ITREB UK, President UK, Mukhi Saheb, and Kamadia Saheb of West London. I pray Mawka blesses them for enabling a new era in sharing, understanding and articulation of our Faith. I attach a farman which I sincerely believe is meant for you in creating & enabling a “deep knowledge and true understanding” of our rites ceremonies in the context of Farmans.

Kind regards and Ya Ali madad. I look forward to meeting you as discussed. Time flew by, and I did not realise we spent about 4 hours. Thank you."

Does this mean Farmans will

Does this mean Farmans will also be given and explained to the Jamat ?

@Integrity re: Jan. 26th- Does this ...

It would be wonderful if that happened, but I have the feeling it is too good to happen...Though I must say that, lately, in the Jamatkhana I attend, every 10 days or so we hear a Farman or parts of a Farman that I have never heard before...Maybe there is hope???

Cover up ?

Anyone covering up knows it is unethical and damaging to them and the community. In the case of the Lawsuit and ICAB. By definition, a cover-up is an attempt to conceal something illegal, immoral, or undesirable. In simple terms, it is a lie. And lies by any standard are wrong. But what makes cover-ups so bad is what they say about the character of the individual.

It is the difference between a first offender and a hardened, serial offender. Most people can forgive someone caught in a lie. But when someone tries to keep it going in a pathetic cycle of deception, it has gone too far. Cover-ups require devious planning, premeditation, denial, and complete disrespect.

Understand that all of our cover-ups attempted over the years are really no different in principle from the high-profile scandals in the news. Remember that it wasn't the stock trade that was Martha Stewart's undoing as much as the cover-up. In most political scandals, it's the perjury and obstruction of justice that lands the defendant in hot water. Again, the cover-up ends up causing more trouble that the initial incident.

The classic cover-up consists of three phases: 1. the initial incident; 2. diverting of responsibility through a lie; 3. a series of subsequent lies used for diversion, blame, and damage-control. The point that you should have learned as a child from the broken lamp was that you should NEVER let yourself go past the first phase. You should stop the cycle immediately by accepting responsibility and making the situation right.

But it's never that simple and we too often escalate to phase two and three without thinking. Why don't we learn our lesson?

I hope leaders involved will consider and choose truth and Farmans.

Cover up ?

I read your post interesting, also read the comments from UMED and INTEGRITY, so how can we rephrase this question and the situation, why am I saying this, a very short incident happened to me when I had a conversation with a priest long time ago.

We all know and have read and watched in the news about Roman Chatholic scandal, to be specific sexual abuse of children in the church and by the priests. here is the explaination I got from that priest:

"religion and faith are just beliefs, so whatever we are taught and told, we believe and follow it as religion, I am only going to talk about myself and I am NOBODY to judge anyone else, I am a Muslim Ismaili, My religion is Islam and my Tariquah is Ismailism. Now the priest tells me during the conversation, here are the words that he used, Things that are being marketed to us as SINS, are BEEN committed by our priests, what does that tells us,IS THERE SOMETHING THEY KNOW AND DO NOT TELL US.

Now, why does our leaders commit UNETHICAL deeds ( crimes) against humanity, who has given them the right to play with our beliefs, they have been chosen by MHI to serve the jamat not to become a DICTATOR or crush the ethical values we cherish, I want you all to ponder on this question? IS THERE SOMETHING THEY KNOW AND DO NOT TELL US???? why do they do or commit sins after sins so BOLDLY without the TAQWA (the fear and wrath of ALLAH) maybe they know there is no such thing, but keep marketing that notion. and please those spiritual sensitive I request you to read it and look the other way.

There is a big differencing between ASKING and DEMANDING, it is about time to dump the soft attitude and start DEMANDING.


The majority did not know.

The majority did not know. We have a culture not to share and we are accustomed not to ask let alone demand. If not for Nagib and Alnaz and the lawsuit we would not have known. We now know what Imam wishes and we can and must seek from Leaders, and more need to share with each other including farmans. The hoarding and blocking of infomation and knowledge enables absolute power and leads to tyranny camouflaged by humility and misinformation. There are many examples in history.

A Cover up can only be

A Cover up can only be sustainable in countries where the judiciary is irreversibly corrupt to the bone.

those who know

also because those who know do not speak up because of fear or favours !

Airline & AKFED

AKDN - AKFED is investing some 100 million Euros more, and taken 89% and will recapitalise Meridiana Airline. This is not the first time that Prince Aga Khan the Ismaili multimillionaire intervenes at the last minute for Meridiana Fly: Since 2006, has injected into the coffers of the company 366 million euros. Saturday, January 19, 2013

GRB Assessment

What is the role of GRB in such investements and their assesments - The constitution says http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/29740#comment-16257

Imam's projects are long

Imam's projects are long term projects and do not require immediate profitability. The objectif is not profit, it is betterment of humanity

Imam's projects are long

UMED if you still have my posting regariding the corruption and mishandling of funds and resources of Aga Khan University in Karachi, please post it , I hope you will still have it in your archive, you never posted that one. thanks

ya ali madad

This is a public company in

This is a public company in Italy with some 1600 staff. And has been making losses for the last 5 years. AKDN and the Leaders should share this news and information of the benefits with all stakeholders on our official websites. !


"I am proud of two things. The first is the creation, in a variety of countries, of institutions of the community which possess real autonomy, which do not depend on the intervention, nor the thinking, nor the support of the Imam.".

Ismailies and Civil Society

The top priority for AKDN is for there to be a benefit to the community and through them and their seva, to others "Why am I, as the Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, concerned with the development problems? .Islam is not passive. It does not admit that man’s spiritual needs should be isolated from his material daily activities. ..The object is not to achieve status, wealth, and power, but to contribute to society’s overall development. This implies a moral responsibility to help its weaker, less fortunate members. It is in this clear context that I must concern myself with the social and material well-being OF THE ISMAILIES AND THE SOCIETIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE and today that represents more than 25 countries."

diversity problems

the texas jamat demands more diversity on the national international boards councils.....why are ismaili projects teaming up with blackstone / blackrock...these are neoliberal investment firms not interested in development and non profit investment...i think ismailis are making the same mistake they did in the past with an imperialist mindset ....we cannot go along with Western norms of exploitative mining and resources extraction in Africa...we cannot work with neoliberal investment firms..we will lose our principles as muslims if we go along with neo imperialism in Africa.....Welcome to the Real World..and get rid of Bana Supremist leaders in council...

Bana supremacist .

Excellent and accurate terminology.
I agree all top positions in leadership are generally taken by Ismailis from East Africa and Canada

Whilst I agree we need

Whilst I agree we need leaders concerned to change or be changed and there needs to be mote transparence and diversity. I am not sure about your comments regarding the use of investment firms. neoliberalism means
political thinking that combines traditional liberal concerns for social justice with an emphasis on economic growth. By partnering with those firms in e.g Hydro energy or internet and mobile, how is that a mistake by AKDN ? Do you know something specific or referring to a specific investments ?

Whilst I agree we need

Bloglaw I think you did not get the point, she or he is especially refering to this: I am going to copy it here from that post:

" and get rid of Bana Supremist leaders in council..."

may I explain or you got it now.

I get it thanks

I get it thanks


The President of US takes an oath to supprt and defend their constituion as do all Presidents. " "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The constitution is of the peaople for the people and by the people.

Our constituion is for the Jamat, of the Jamat and by the Jamat because Hazar Imam said in 1986, that there was a consultation process of 3 years and then by consensus the constitution was ordained by Hazar Imam in 1986 and then changed in 1998. Hazar Imam also said on 13 Dec 2008, similarly for changes to be recomended by the Jamat including the Leaders (not only the Leaders without any consultation and consensus with the Jamats and their needs.


Bloglaw I want to add one thing to your comment on US president, He was also awarded NOBLE PEACE PRIZE first year in office while at the same time fighting 2 declared war in Iraq and Afghanistan and 2 undeclared war in Pakistan and Yemen. HA HA.

The Nobel Committee said

The Nobel Committee said Obama won it for "his extraordinary "efforts" to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples". If he violated their constitution he is accountable and will be held to account by the Judiciary ! I was listening to his speech today. In our case if Sachedina has disrespected our constitution and Farmans do you agree he must be held to account by our Judiciary !

The Nobel Committee said

Of course 100%, that is my cry in all my post, so far he is above the law. and my suggestions are always raped by few.


Forget about it, Judiciary

Forget about it, Judiciary is corrupt.

Forget about it, Judiciary

Wall sttreet screwed up the whole world's economy and also its own people, they should be arrest after arrest of this wall street people but not even a single executive went to jail, and yesterday Mr. Obama give them immunity from not even being prosecuted by any one. Bloglaw dont you think our leaders are not watching the news, and dont you think, they will and are playing the same game.

You mean His Highness the

You mean His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Boards ! Because of the unjust rulings and refusing to even give the rules and the constitution to those who seek conciliation and justice from them

Did the ICAB have any

Did the ICAB have any hearing for the last few cases we heard? Did they give orders without listening to the complainant?

MR N Nanji and ICAB need to

MR N Nanji and ICAB need to read this again " “..the NEW Constitution provides that EVERY Murid has the same relationship to the Imam of the Time in the ADMINISTRATION of the Jamati matters, and that is, I think, a VERY IMPORTANT STEP. ... It makes it possible for the JAMAT TO HAVE new organizations that will address the JAMATS NEEDS and it is YOUR responsibility to make sure that this NEW Constitution and the bodies under it function in the INTEREST and the BENEFIT OF THE JAMAT. Remember therefore, that not only is it your responsibility to make it function, it is your responsibility TO MAKE IT SERVE THE JAMAT…"

Mr Noordin Nanji Chairman of

Mr Noordin Nanji Chairman of ICAB and those who voted (if they voted),must resign ! How on earth a lawyer who receives a complaint by one Ismaili against another Ismaili say they have no authority because one of the Ismaili happend to be a top , Leaders and who controls the budgets and the appointments ! And add insult to injury not hear the case and refuse to even give their rules and the regulations or a full set of the constitution ?

Mr N Nanji knows remaining in his position as Chairman is untenebale, and he is damaging to the Image of the community and of ICAB.

What Mohammed Keshavjee says

What Mohammed Keshavjee says is not what he does or trains NCAB to do ?
"The role of the Imam is central to Ismailism. It is through the guidance of the Imam that a true understanding of Islam can be obtained; however, such a view does not ignore the believer’s ability to use a rational, reason or intellectual faculty. In fact, true understanding came to be defined as the ultimate unfolding of human reason (aql) to its fullest potential under the guidance of the Imam. Working out this process provides the key to understanding the heart of Ismaili spirituality.

“Spiritual allegiance to the Imam of the time and adherence to the Shi'a Imami Ismaili persuasion of Islam, according to the guidance of the Imam, have engendered in the Ismaili Community an ethos of unity, self reliance and a common identity”.

Mohamed Keshavjee, “Reflective Learnings From The Training Programmes Of The Ismaili Muslim Conciliation And Arbitration Boards, Globally,” in the 5th International Conference of the World Mediation Forum, 8 September, 2008, Crans-Montana, Switzerland."

Itrebs DJI IIS

Manadate of ITREB taken over and transfered ? What Hazar Imam says in the constitution!

Tariqah and Religious Education Board .. is for the provision of religious education at all levels of the jamat, for the training of religion teachers and waezeen, FOR RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION and for the performance of such functions in relation to the Ismaili TARIQUAH... .
Each Tariqah Religious Education Board shall
(a) implement a comprehensive programme and curriculum of religious education at all levels within the Shia Imami Ismaili Tariqah of Islam; (TRANSEFERED TO DJI-IIS)
(b) implement programmes for the training and upgrading of waezeen and religion teachers; TRANSFERED TO IIS - DJI
(c) engage in or support researh in the relevant aspects of Islam and the Ismaili Tariqah; NONE DONE BY ITREBS - DJI-IIS
(d) undertake publication of book and materials on relevant aspects of Islam and the Ismaili Tariqah; NO BOOKS PUBLISHED BY ITREBS (OR DJI_IIS)
(e) be a point of reference and consultation for Mukhis and Kamadias in matters of religious rites or practices of the Ismaili Tariqah; ITREBS AND WAEZEENS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE, COPY OR EVEN EXPLAIN FARMANS OR THE FULL CONSTITUTION
(g) work in close collaboration with other Tariqah and Religious Education Boards in different regions of the world. TRANSFERED TO IIS

IIS do not provide the above in their open library to even scholars, or publish books on our Tariquah including Farmans, Ginans, and constitution. Or by Ismaili authors despite Farmans from Hazar Imam.

Accountability and Transparency

GRB are mandated to audit and ensure complaince and accountability to the Counicls and the Jamat on ALL institutions without limitation. Instead they only control the national Jamati budgets, and report to DJI and the same SS group. What about AKDN and $12 billion ?

Constitution - " There shall be a Grants and Review Board for each of the territories specified in Part I of the Fifth Schedule to be known as "His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Grants and Review Board" for the territory for which it is formed to ensure compliance with proper standards of financial discipline, accountability, and cost and management effectiveness by institutions which receive financial support from Mawlana Hazar Imam or the Jamat. "

Imam gives 100% of the funds all our ALL our institutions which includes AKDN !

M Keshavjee with S Sachedina

M Keshavjee with S Sachedina DJI. have controlled the appointments and training of ICAB and NCABS globally for over 18 Years, ITREBS globally for over 18 years, IIS for over 18 Years. Keshavjee gave instructions to block Farmans and to stop the teaching of our tariqiah, rites and ceremonies, and not to even explain them to the Janats, and changed Farmans. His misleading letter with the ITREB regulations have been filed in the lawsuit against Nagib and Alnaz. He has blocked the constitution and also the rules of ICAB and NCABS from the Jamats

Does GRB conduct an annual

Does GRB conduct an annual review of the budgets and training of NCAB and ICAB with an evalaultion to ensure accoutability and that the budgets are within and meet ther mandate in the national and global end of term reports and vision. Are therse reports shared with the Jamat?

Does GRB conduct an annual

My request to GRB (if this is not a corrupt institution like others) is to check the expense reports either it is JK renovations or any other institutions projects, and see how money is being wasted by those unqualified personal who heads our institutions or project managers. A penny saved is penny earned.

Farmans & Translations

Hazar Imam says farmans must be given with translations and we must make translations and share them.
“..I am aware that it is difficult for any Murid to listen to the Farman of the Imam and to make immediately afterward a perfect translation. I am aware of the difficulty. But it is important nonetheless for the translation to be made to the Jamat even though the translation may not be as good as it would be if one had days to improve and correct the translation. But the translation will be made available to the Jamat and Inshallah it would be a good translation..” Karachi 2000 (Hazar Imam is confirming the Jamat must be given the Farmans with Translations, even if the translation is not good)

Imam is telling S Sachedina A Bhaloo M Manji & M Keshavjee to give Farmans and tranlations to the Jamat, but what they are telling the leaders and the Jamat is not what Imam is telling them.Imam reminded the Jamat and Leaders in London GJ Farman. They deleted that sentence !

So if I translate Nagibs book in another language, and share it, will another lawsuit be filed against me ? The constitution is a farman. It is not available to all the jamat nor a translation in other languages.

Farmans & Translations

Today we have technologies that can take care of the translation, you can get the basic translation through GOOGLE translate in many language. The only thing i dont understand is why not use the technologies available, the only time I saw the use was during GJ. The satelite system use for Homage ceremony.

A normal guy never went to Oxford or Harvard, if he can run a political party of more than 50 millions in Pakistan through technology sitting in London, we are only 15-20 millions professionals and highly educated individuals in every field still cannot print a book of firmans and constitution, isn't it a shame. The time money and resources that was wasted in the copyright lawsuit (only damaged the faith) if used properly, just think where would we be.


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