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
(10C.) Author of "Al-Kitab al Muizzi", a culinary art book dedicated to Imam al-Muizz.
(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
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.
(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.
(1004AD). "House of Knowledge", International university in Cairo founded by Imam Hakim. Holds 2 million books in its libraries.
(10th Century) Author of geographic literature of Imam al-Aziz.
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.
(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.*
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.
Had 6 brothers: Seyyeds Ruknuddin, Badruddin, Shamshuddin, Nasiruddin, Nassiruddin, Kalandar Shah.
Name of the Mukhi of Punjab. He was appointed by Pir Sadardin.
Seth, the son of Adam. Was declared as Imam after his grand father Budh Avtar*
Born in Zanzibar.Died 16th Sept. 1985 at the age of 72. First ismaili mayor in Eldoret,Kenya. Founder of Ismaili Boy Scouts Zanzibar. Member Kisumu Council and also an Alijah.
(7th Century) Son of Imam Abu Talib and H. Ali's brother. Led the first Muslims to Abyssinia.
(9th Century) Converted at the same time as Ibn Hawshab* by Imam Raziyuddin Abdullah, who sent them both as missionaries to Yemen in 268/882.
Son of Surja Rani and brother of Damla* also called Kamla Kunvar. g. 80, ginan "antar jami, antar sami... of Pir Shams (verse 12)