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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.
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.
In 1899, Imam Sultan Mohammed decided to set up the "Sat Panthi Mission Society" which, in 1920, became the "Recreation Club Institute". In turn, the "Recreation Club Institute" became the "Ismailia Association". In 1986 with the New Constitution, the Ismailia Association became the "Ismaili Tariqa and Religious Education Board"
Though Rumi himself was not an Ismaili, he was the disciple of Shams Tabriz, a well known Ismaili Dai.
According to one ginan written by Pir Shams [10th Jodilo]The foundation of the Gat Pat in the spiritual world was made by Bibi fatima.
The Fatimid dynasty created by IIsmaili Imams ruled for about 250 years. The name fatimid comes from Fatima az-Zahra.
The title Darwesh or Dharas is a very old title that was given usually to ismailis travelling from India to Iran to see the Imam.
Abul Haytham Gorgani wrote wrote the famous "Ismaili Qasida" which replies to questions about Creation, and which was commented on by two well-known da
As early as 762 A.D., Imam Jaffar as-Sadiq had sent 2 Dais in Maghreb in order to prepare for the arrival of Imam al-Mehdi. Their names were Dai Halwani and Dai Abu Sufiyan.
Three times Dua was compulsory even before Pir Sadardin wrote his Asal Dua. Pir Shams mentions the 3 times Dua in his work named Chaoud Ratan written long before Pir Sadardin's time.
Qadi a-Numan, Ismaili jurist served the first 4 fatimid Caliphs of Egypt. He became very famous in the Muslim world. He is also the author of many legal and religious books, i.e. "Daim al-Islam" and "Asas al-Tawil".
Dai Abu Abdullah as-Shii prepared the arrival of Imam al-Mehdi in Northern Africa with the help of the Kutama Tribe and the Fatimid Empire was born on 15 January 910 in Raqquada.
Pir Sadardin, son of Pir Sahibdin, founded approximately 70 Jamat Khanas in Sind. He founded the first Jamat Khana in Kotara.
Al-Mehdiya, a town founded by Imam al-Mehdi in North Africa still exists at the present time [2003 A.D.]
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.