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ANANT AKHADO: For Mushkil Assan and removal of calamities, it is customary to read and complete the Anant Akhado in 40 days. Read 100 verses here every week to complete the recitation and translation of Anant Akhado in 6 weeks.
Pir Sadardin composed the previous Du'a, which was recited by Ismailis during several centuries, was very long and took almost half an hour to be recited. His "Gat Paj ji Dua" allso summarized the story of Creation.
Imam al-Hakim bi-Amrillah founded a mosque which became an international center of learning named Dar al-Hikmat, in Cairo. Its library contained 2 million books. The Imam's personal library was composed of 40 rooms each one containing 18,000 books.
Pir Nasiruddin's father, Pir Shams, was very fond of travels. He had established 84 Jamat Khanas in China. [Source: Man Samjani, Chap. 266, v.15]
Yaqub ibn Killis was the first to receive the title of Vizir by Imam al-Aziz., and the first one to appoint permanent teachers at al-Azhar. He also was a great da
Pir Shams wrote a long treatise named Man Samjani, it contained 10,000 verses divided in 500 chapters of 20 verses each. Unfortunately the last 80 pages were missing in the only manuscript found therefore the first published version in Khojki contained only 401 chapters of 20 verses for a total of 8020 verses.
The Ismaili New Year, Navroz, is celebrated each year the first day of Spring, on March 21st. From a spiritual point of view, it represents the resurrection of the soul. During the time of the first 8 Fatimid Caliphs, this day was a national holiday in North Africa. There were huge processions in Cairo on that day.
The Great Resurrection (Qiyamat al-Qiyamat) by Mowlana Alazikrihis-Salaam was the proclamation of a purely spiritual religion at Alam
Mowlana al-Aziz. had a private librarian named Al-Shabushti. Imam's library contained 200,000 rare manuscripts and an equal number of manuscripts could be found at el-Azhar. There were also 2,400 illuminated manuscripts on the Quran.
The Medical Canon written by the Ismaili philosopher and doctor Ibn Sina [Avicenna] at the time of the Fatimids was used as a medical reference book for several centuries in Europe. It described many symptoms of known and lesser known diseases like cancer.
The Sumra dynasty, an ismaili dynasty ruled for more than 300 years in India, from 443 AH to 752 AH.
Hazrat Ali had two well-known sons. One of them, Hazrat Hussein inherited the Imamat from his father, and the other, Hazrat Hassan, received the Piratan.
The Druze movement was born at the death of Imam al-Hakim bi-Amrillah. They considered Imam al-Hakim as the 10th and last Divine Manifestation on earth. According to them, Imam al-Hakim has simply disappeared and will come back as the Messiah. We can find a good many of them settled today in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and in some other regions like Iraq.
It was in his Will that Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah appointed Mowlana Shah Karim as Pir and Imam of all Ismailis.
Musa b.Aizar was the private doctor of Mowlana al-Muizz. He not only received, from the Imam financial help for himself, but so did his two sons, who also became doctors.
When Prophet Mohammed's parents died, he was sheltered and brought up by Hazrat Ali's father.
A famous encyclopaedia, known as Rasail Ikhwan as-Safa, was written in 51 volumes by a group of Ismailis under the supervision of Imam Taki Mohammed, who personally wrote the 52nd volume. The said encyclopaedia deals with Logic, Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Astronomy.. Professor Yves Marquet wrote a lot on this subject.
A famous philosopher, Ibn Roshd, born in Cordova in 1126, wrote comments on most of Aristotle's works. He was known in Europe under the name of Averhoes. He was the author of the monumental "Tah
Pir Hassan Kabirdin was the son of Pir Sadardin. He composed a 500 quatrain Granth [long Ginan]named "Anat Akhando" which begins with "Ashaji"
A famous Ismaili alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan, was the pupil of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq. He was known in Europe under the name of Jebber, and, according to some authors, was able to transform metal into gold.