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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 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.
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 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.
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).
Hazrat Ali married Prophet Mohammed's daughter. She was very beautiful. History tells that when she was praying her face was glittering. She was therefore known as Fatima az-Zahra. [Fatima the Radiant]
Did you know that Mahomed Jagran was the first Mukhi of the Garden Jamatkhana between 1843 and 1863 for a period of 20 years and Bhanji Rahimani (1815-1918) was the second Mukhi between 1863 and 1905 for a periode of 42 years up to age 90!
Imam al-Hakim bi-Amrillah is renowned for His great achievements in the fields of Architecture, Education and Sciences. The Medical School he founded in Sicilia was named Dar at-Tibb.