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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.
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.
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.
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 Great Resurrection (Qiyamat al-Qiyamat) by Mowlana Alazikrihis-Salaam was the proclamation of a purely spiritual religion at Alam
The Sumra dynasty, an ismaili dynasty ruled for more than 300 years in India, from 443 AH to 752 AH.
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 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.
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.
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.
It was in his Will that Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah appointed Mowlana Shah Karim as Pir and Imam of all Ismailis.
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
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.
At the time of Imam al-Qaim, Rodaki, an Ismaili poet, born in Rodak, composed 1,300,000 verses. He was blinded by the Abbassids because he was an Ismaili.
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.
Imam Sultan Mohammed Shah had a Palace built in Poona in order to give shelter and employment to people during the long famine of 1900. The Yerowda Palace was offered by Mowlana Shah Karim to the government of India in 1968 so as to have it transformed into a national monument. What was the name of that Palace? (The Yerowda Palace).
Pir Hassan Kabirdin had 18 sons and one daughter named Bai Buddhai.
Pir Mohammed Shah is better known under the name of Pir Satgoor Noor. From all his writtings, only 9 ginans and one Granth [Long work] named Putla (222 distiches) have survived.