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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: 

SIFFIN (BATAILLE)

in

(657 AD.) Battle on the plains of Siffin between H. Ali and Muawiya. The battle where copies of Quran were raised on the swords of Muawiya's soldiers, to come to a truce. The battle ended by a strategy imposed by Muawiya. See also. Adruh*

MUSLIM B. AKIL

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(7th Century) Imam Al-Hussein's cousin, was sent to Kufa as scout before the battle of Kerbala.(680) He was assassinated by the orders from the Ommyad, Yazid.

HaNSLO

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1. Horse (mystical) of Tara Rani* during Treta jug*. Was sacrificed and brought back to life during the Ghat Pat ceremony. 2. Also known as Dul dul* Hazart Ali's horse. (sv. Bourakh)

ABDULLAH IBN ABDUL MUTTALIB

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Father of Prophet Mohamed. Died before the birth of his son.

ZAM ZAMA B. KARKARA B. MARMARA

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(7th Century) Name of the fish that Nuseri had sent. Imam Aga Ali Shah mention this special fish in many Farmans. Also mentioned in the 70 sacrifies of Nuseri.

HUSSEYN, IMAM

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626-680 (Imam in 661).Born in Madina .Led a quiet and tranquille life following the assination of H .Aly. On October 10 680, he became martyrs at Karbala with Imam Hussein and72 family members .

AGA JEHANGIR SHAH

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Son of Imam Hassanli Shah*, also known as Jangi Shah.

PIRANA

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A village 19 miles from Ahmedabad.It is a centre of the Imam Shahis. The mouseleum of Sayyed Imam Shah and his sons Mohammad Shah* and Hajar Beg* are also at Pirana.

JAFFAR, 4è PIR

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(49-61AH) Nominated Pir by Imam Hussein. Was born in Medina and was martyred at Karbala.

ALLAH

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God the Creator, Bhrama, focal point of all the Attributes. Aql-i Qul*, Light, Noor*, explanation in Sura al Noor. Allah was also the name of the "head" idol in Mecca during pre-islamic time.

SADRUDDIN, PIR

in

see. SADARDIN.

KHALIQ SHAH

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(15/16e.) The eldest of the 4 sons of Sayyed Imam shah*

BAI BOUDHAY

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(15th Century) Only daughter of Pir HK. A granth is devoted entirely to her. She preached to the people of Punjab, Sind and Gujarat. She had 18 brothers.

SETH TULSIDAS

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Mukhi of Kashmir. Was appointed by Pir Sadardin.

MATA SALAMAT, 44è PIR

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M. 1248AH.After the death ofPir Mirza Mohammed Baqir*, Imam Aga Hassanali nominated his mother. He sent her to India in 1829, She was the first Pir in India after the death of Pir Tajdin in 1471

DOUL DOUL

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(Mystical?) Horse belonging to Hazrat Ali, upon which the Imam will ride on the Day of Judgement.

SINA, ABOU ALI

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See. AVICENNA

HASHEM SHAH, 14è. PIR

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(404 - 458 A.H) declared as Pir in 448 A.H by Imam Mustansirbillah 1.After his death in Cairo in 458 A.H., his eldest son, SatGur Noor succeded him as Pir. He was a great traveller.

ABDULLAH SABBAH

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Teacher of Imam Baqir. According to the Ummul Kitab, he openly declared the divinity ofImam and was executed.


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