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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.

SITT AL-MULK

in

(Died. 1025). Paternal aunt of Imam az-Zahirwho controled the Fatimide empire for 5 years during the Imam's young age. She crushed the revolt of Abdur Rahim.

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.

MUSTAKALI, SEYYED

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Son of Sayyed Didarali. d. around 1967 at the age of 98 years. Propogated Ismaili dawa in India.

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.

QUTOUB

in

1. Term used for "Great Commander" 2.Qutub Taro = The Northern Star(?)

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.

SALAHUDDIN, 22è PIR

in

554AH-664AH nominated as Pir in 584AH by Imam Ala Mohammad. Was born in Sabzwar. Accompanied his father, Pir Solehdin in his voyages. His disciple was Kwaja Chisti of Ajmer. He had 3 sons:Seyyeds Shamsuddin, Abdul Husain, Abdul Hadi. Considered Qutub* by is sufis. Prolific writer. Author of "Fiqah Ahoot"

ISRA'ILI, MUSA B. ALIAZAR

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

ALI B. MUHAMMAD AL-SULAHI

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(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

SHAMS, 23è PIR

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See.Pir Shams

SHAMS, 23è PIR (SATGOUR NOUR)

in

Pir Shams is also called Satgur Noor. (11th Jodilo). Both Pir Satgur Noor and Pir Shams were holders of the same Piratan. (they were in fact 2 different individuals at different time in history)

KaMLA

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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

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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.


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