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City in Iran (Kahek nagri, vircha sher) Residence of Imams Mohammed bin Ismail, Sayyed Ali, Qasim Shah and Aga Hassanali Shah.
Ismaili Vizir [Finance Minister] in the Fatimid Court. Hassan bin Sabbah lived with him when he arrived in Cairo in 1078. (Source: Order of the Assasins. pg. 101)
Night of Power/Destiny. 23rd day of the month of Ramdhan. Night when the Prophet received the first revelation of the Quran. XCVII/1-5. Also symbolizes the night of humanity in this period of occultation.
(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.
See. Farsi Raam
(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.
Had 5 sons: Seyyeds Salahuddin, Pir Tajdin, Jalaludin, Pir Hassan Kabirdin, Zahiruddin.
(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.
9th Century. Imam Raziyuddin Abdullah's brother. Uncle and brother in law of Imam al Mehdhi. Tried to have Imam appointed from his progeny of 10 sons, but each one died one after the other.
(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
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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.