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FAQ

Read and Listen to Ginans at the same time

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Q: Could you create a link to play the gin an without opening a separate pop up page so that we can see the lyrics whilst listening to the ginan?

A: This is possible in the new heritage site:

- choose a ginan here:

http://ismaili.net/heritage/audio_nodes_search

- click on the text link in the right side column

- scroll to the bottom of the lyrics and click play,

How do I send you a Book for the Libbrary section?

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The book will be uploaded to our book section like this:
http://www.ismaili.net/heritage/node/19741

To make it in this format, we need to add each chapter as a plain html page that uses only the following html codes:

<a> <em> <strong> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <b> <i> <pre> <hr> <p>

We can separately attach the pdf to each chapter's title page too.

How to see what is New on this Site?

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There are two ways to see what's new.
Go to the main page: http://ismaili.net/heritage/home

1. Click on "Recent Posts" in the left menu, this will show you all new entries as they are added.

2. Click on "What's New" towards the top of the page. This will show you new postings with their posted date, separated by categories.

Enjoy Surfing Your Heritage!

About Us: Disclaimer

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Disclaimer

This site is not under any Ismaili institution or Ismaili organization

Please check our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

This site is in heavy construction. Only those who take part in the beta testing are allowed to access it. Of course, material gathered here from various sources does not necessarily represent the views of the Heritage Society, nor of its members. There is a lot of proof-read, edition and additions to be made. We do not pretend it has a good level of accuracy altough we are working on it. Please do not print any material from here

About Us: Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

The Heritage Society, a non-for-profit organization based in Canada, own and operate this website under the url: www.ismaili.net.

We believe strongly in protecting our readers' privacy so when we collect personal information from you when you register to become a member, use our website we will use our best endeavours only to use it or disclose it in the manner stated below. By using our website services, you agree that we may do so.

About us: Terms of Use

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The Heritage Society, a non-for-profit organization based in Canada, owns and operates this website, www.ismaili.net.

TERMS OF USE

Introduction

This Code of Conduct and Terms of Use (collectively referred to as the "Code") will apply to each subscriber who wishes to use the Ismaili.net Website (the "Website") and/or participate in its discussion groups ("Subscriber").

About Us: Mission Statement

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First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database - The aim of FIELD project is to establish, organise, develop and maintain systematically a central electronic library of primary and secondary sources, books, journals, media coverage as well as audio, video and electronic archives related to Ismailism. The FIELD project will provide a globally accessible resource center for Ismaili Studies in Cyberspace. The Heritage Society is not linked to any Ismaili Institution or to any particular individual

About Us: The Heritage Society

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The Heritage Society is a non-profit organization, whose aim is to encourage preservation of manuscripts and rare documents, ismaili history and research and publication in the field of religion.

Additional Info:
Ask Admin

How can I upload Jamatkhana Piuctures?

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Please Make sure the file names contain all the info about the jamatkhana.

Zip them, and if the resulting file is not too big, email them to heritage@ismaili.net, and if it is a big file, use a service like yousendit.com.

Thanks! we look forward to adding your pictures!

Can I add my Art to your Album section?

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Sure,

Please give each image file a detailed name, ex: Art-Firstname-Lastname-image001.jpg

Place all your images in a zip file and send us the link to your zip file.

We will place the images in the Art Album.

Please email us to let us know what caption you want to put on your album and on each image.

With regards,
Heritage Team.
heritage@ismaili.net

Audio Button: Where is it?

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Many users could not get the audio to play completely using the play buttons. Audio would cut-off.

The audio play buttons that were usually in the right-hand-side margin of texts such as ginans, geets, news events, Persons, etc.. Have been moved to below the main text of those pages, and replaced by an Audio play bar which takes more space, but is more reliable.

Enjoy Listening to Your heritage!

Can I access the new ismaili.net on a mobile phone?

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Sure! From your mobile, bookmark:
http://ismaili.net/heritage/mhome

Details:

When you access http://ismaili.net/heritage through a mobile phone, it will automatically remove extra columns around the main content.

For a more mobile-friendly home page, choose the "mHome" mobile homepage link at the top of the page and set it as your mobile bookmark.

Let us know what else you would like to have easily accessible on your mobile homepage.

How do I record audio to submit to you?

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There are many ways - here is one suggestion:

- To get the software go to http://www.goldwave.com/release.php
- From download links, download one of the versions of goldwave and install.
- From optional download section, get the lame mp3 encoder and Copy the lame_enc.dll file into the folder where GoldWave is installed
- Start goldwave, click on new, select the CD quality preset, and 00:05:00 for the duration.
- To record, press the red circle, to stop, press the square.
- Make sure your recording does not look too loud or too soft, the amplitude should stay around 0.6.

How to change items in the Virtual Jamatkhana?

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To change ginans, tasbihs, waez, etc in the Virtual Jamatkhana just reload the virtual jk page or press F5 inside the virtual JK.

Where is the GINAN SECTION?

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On the occasion of Imamat Day 2009, the FIELD Library's Sacred Literature section has been expanded with Ginan Translations and Articles about Ginans. All information is fully searchable.

Choose the Library tab at the top of the Page to find these Ginan links:

READ ABOUT GINANS AND GRANTHS
SEARCH GINAN TEXTS
SEARCH GINAN TRANSLATIONS

How is A Jamatkhana Designated as Darkhana?

The following is an excerpt from the constitution on JamatKhana and Darkhana.

Article Ten DARKHANAS AND PRINCIPAL JAMATKHANAS

10.1 Mawlana Hazar Imam may designate a Jamatkhana in any territory as "Darkhana" for that territory.

10.2 Mawlana Hazar Imam hereby designates each ' jamatkhana listed in the Sixth Schedule as Darkhana in respect of the territory mentioned opposite its name in that Schedule.

HISTORY SECTION

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Access the History Section through the tab at the top of the page, and explore the 8 new sections that it contains.

The HISTORY section endeavours to put our Ismaili Heritage at our fingertips so that we may easily navigate through the Events, the Readings, the People, and the Places of Ismaili History.

This section was unveiled on the occasion of Navroz 2009. It is a work in progress where content will be continuously added and enriched. Please feel free to make your content contributions to heritage@ismaili.net.

Missing News Event Dates

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When Full Date was Unknown, 01 was used as placeholder for missing month/day info

How to Add New JK Information

To Add information about an existing Jamatkhana

To Add information about an existing Jamatkhana, go to the Jamatkhana page, and add a comment. Only useful informational comments should appear on those pages. For other discussions, please use the forum section.

To Add New Jamatkhanas

If you find one or more Jamatkhanas missing, please write us through the contact form and select the category "Submit New Jamatkhana".

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