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My Flag - Ismaili Flag - Quote from Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

Quoted from our 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah:

"My dear Hoodbhoy,

In reply to your letter of 8thOctober, 1954, the colours of our flag
are, as you know, red and green, the reason being that we represent
both the Shah and the Pir. The Shah was Imam Hussain and the Pir was
Imam Hasan. Imam Hasan had the Pir's colour of green, but Imam
Hussain's martyrdom was so enormous in events and was so opposed to
even the smallest laws of war that the colour of his holy blood namely
red, was accepted with the green of the Holy Prophet's flag, as a

Word Reference: 

KAHIR

in

11Century. Servant and friend of Hassan bin Sabbah in Cairo. He had brought back Hadi, the son of Imam Nizar to the custody of Hassan bin Sabbah.

AZHAR, al-

in

970 AD. Mosque built by Jawhar for Imam al-Muiz. Became a University during the time of Imam al-Aziz. Named after Fatima az-Zahra. Attended by approximately 10,000 students.

MAHMOOD SHAH, 16è PIR

in

(443AH-509AHh). Pir in 487AH. Son of Pir Satgur Noor, born in Sabzwar. Had 6 sons. Also known as Mahmood Sabzwari. Killed in Lahore. Was also a companion of King Massud.

DAR AL HIKMAT

in

(1004AD). "House of Knowledge", International university in Cairo founded by Imam Hakim. Holds 2 million books in its libraries.

MUHALLABI, al-

in

(10th Century) Author of geographic literature of Imam al-Aziz.

GORGANI, ABUL HAYTHAM

in

(end of 4/10th Century) Dai and philosopher whose famous Ismaili Qasida were commented by Mohammed Sork* of Nisahpour* and Nassir Khusraw .

ABDUL MUOMIN, 19è PIR

in

500AH-550AH (Pir in 540AH) Born in Sabzwar, son of Pir Kaliquddin, named by Imam Mohtadi. Fathered 4 sons, passed away in Morocco. King Tommarat was his disciple.

HAYYAN, JABIR IBN.-

in

(2nd/8th Century). (born in730 AD). Called Geber in the West. Was the pupil of Imam Jafar Sadiq. Famous alchinist and author of 3,000 works including the "Balance of Letters" sv. PaulKraus.*

AGA ABUL HASAN SHAH, 48e PIR

in

Son of Aga Shah Khalilullah. He was Pir for 3 months and died while still an infant. He accepted Dash Boshi* while still in the crib.

ISRA'ILI, MUSA B. ALIAZAR

in

(10C.) Author of "Al-Kitab al Muizzi", a culinary art book dedicated to Imam al-Muizz.

ALI B. MUHAMMAD AL-SULAHI

in

(429/1037-483/1080 or 410/1020-459/1067) Dai and founder of the Ismaili Sulayhide dynasty which ruled Yemen from 1037 to 1139. For detailed English text on ALI B. MUHAMMAD AL-SULAHI click here

SAHEBDIN, PIR (GENEALOGIE)

in

Descendant of Pir Shams. ginan: 80:66 "té Pir Shams chot na Pir Nasirdin janr, té gar Pir Sahebdin huwa pramanr"

SHAH TURAIL

in

See. Pir Tajdin.

SINA, IBN

in

370AH/980-428AH/1037 Abu Ali Husseyn b. Abdullah ibn Sina. Famous Fatimide Ismaili philosopher and doctor. He was born in Asfahan (Boukhara), his mother's name was Sitara. His famous book, "Canon of Medicine" set the medical standars in Europe for 500 years. He also wrote the book: "The illuminative philosophy" See Nurum Mubin: pp. 187, 188, 194, 214. At age 17, he cured the Prince Samanide ibn Mansur. He also compiled "Kitab al-Insaf"(28,000questions in 20 vol.) By 18 years, he had read all books available in his time.

ZEINUL ABIDIN, IMAM

in

(659-713AD,) Imam in 680. He was born in Madina, son of Imam Hussain andPersian Princess Sherbanu. Wrote a Dua book and also the book "Sahifa -e Sujjadia". Was appointed as Imam at the age of 22years. Escaped the massacre of Kerbala. Imam Zainul abidin was poisonned by 6th Ommayad Caliph al-Walid in September 713.

QASIM SHAH, 32è PIR

in

Pir Alaudin's son. Named by Imam Zulfikar Ali. Died after a brief sickness duringthe time of Imam Nooruddin Ali.

KaMLA

in

Son of Surja Rani and brother of Damla* also called Kamla Kunvar. g. 80, ginan "antar jami, antar sami... of Pir Shams (verse 12)

BABaK

in

A city in Persia known as "Shehr-i Babak", in the province of Kihrman. Home of the Imams in the latter half of the 18th Century.

MaNSOUDH

in

King Mansudh - symbolizes the spirit. see ginaan. Prem Paatan. He helpedQueen Radeh.* to attained salvation.


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