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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: 

ABDULLAH IBN ABDUL MUTTALIB

in

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

HUSSEYN, IMAM

in

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

in

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

JAFFAR, 4è PIR

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

ALLAH

in

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.

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.

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.

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

in

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)

SHEIZAR

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Fortress of Dai Ibrahim binIsmail al-Ajami. He gathered Ismailis from Afamia, Siemin, Maarat, al-Naman and Misrin at this fort.

TAYED, SEYYED

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One of 18 sons of Pir Hassan Kabirdin. He is buried in Sind.

NUMAN, QADI Al-

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End of 3rd Century.AH-363/974. Ismaili lawyer who served during 4 Fatimid Caliphs. Was born into Sunni faith, then converted to Ithnashri. Author of 44 books.Qadi al-Qudat*. See. Da'im* . Had 2 sons: Muhammad and Ali, both Qadi al-Qudat. Died in old Cairo (Misr). See. "Kitab ul-Himma", "Da'im al-Islam", Al-Majalis wa'l Musayarat". For detailed English text on QADI AL-NUMAN click here

SADAFI, ALI b. YUNNUS al-

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(end of 10th Century beginning of 11th Century). Famous Astronomer who composed works for Imam al Hakim. Titled "al-Zidj al-Hakim".

SATGOUR NOUR

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Light of the Imam. Pir Satgur Noor. Sat=Truth, Gur= Lord, Noor= Divine Light.

ABDULLAH SABBAH

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

HYDER SHAH, SEYYED.

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Lived in Kharadar, Karachi in the "Kothi de Hyder Shah"on Imamwara street.Was engaged to Imam Begum*. He is buried in a cemetery of Miran Pir. His mauseleum is at the cemetery.

AGA SHAH HASSANALI, 45è PIR

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1220AH/1805-1298/1st May 1881. Son of Imam Khalilullah, married Sarwar Jehan* and had 4 sons: Aga Ali Shah*, AGA Jehangir Shah, Aga Jalal Shah* and Aga Akbar Shah*.


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