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BALDEV

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Hero and brother to Wasoudev and Krishna. He rebirths 9 times in each cycle.

PEERA, ABDUL AZIZ GULAMHUSSEIN

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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.

MEHRAB BEG, 37è PIR

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Son of Aga Aziz, named by Imam Hassanali Shah, succeeded bySeyyed Akbar Ali Beg. Had 2 sons Sayyed Ali Akbar Beg and Seyyed Aki Ashgar Beg.

EMA BAY

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Also known as Lady Ema or Emra. ___149:4. Historical figure, referred to as a saint in the ginan "Satiye toriya motira no har." She was a gupti who practised Taqiya* and left this world in a Wiman [flying saucer].

SADARDIN, 26è PIR (FRERES)

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Had 6 brothers: Seyyeds Ruknuddin, Badruddin, Shamshuddin, Nasiruddin, Nassiruddin, Kalandar Shah.

HASHEM SHAH, SEYYED

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Contemporary of Pir Baba Hasem Shah. Great grand son of Pir Hassan Kabirdin.

ABOU TALIB

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(M. 619AD). Son of Abdul Mutalib and father of Jafar and Hazrat Ali.

SETH SAMAR DAS LAHORI

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Name of the Mukhi of Punjab. He was appointed by Pir Sadardin.

IKHWAN AS-SAFA 1

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Brethern of Purity. In 9th Century, a secrect society of Basra following Ismaili philosphy. They also compiled an encylopedia known as Rasail Ikhwan as-safa. Not to be confused with: a. Ikhwan as safa of 1960 in Cairo, the group that Massignon had dealings with. b. An educational group that was created by Prince Aly Khan in Syria. c. A society called Ikhwan (ahl e safa) that preached salvation through the sufferings of the body.

AGA SHAH KHALILULLAH, 47è PIR

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(1269AH/1853-1302AH/1885). Son of Aga Ali Shah, known also as Shabuddin Shah. Named by his father in 1881. Author of "Risalat dar Haqiqat-i Din".

SHISH

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Seth, the son of Adam. Was declared as Imam after his grand father Budh Avtar*

SIFFIN (BATAILLE)

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(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*

JAMAL, JANGE

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Battle of the Camel. Hazarat Ali fought against Aisha*who was riding a camel.

AMIR AHMED, 6è. PIR

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(83AH/702 - 148AH/765) Imam Jaffar Sadiq, son of Imam al-Baqir. Pir during the Imamat of his father. His grand-son Nooruddin succeeded him on the trone of Piratan during the Imamat of Mowlana Mohmmad bin Ismail.*

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.

KHOJA

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Indian translation for "Khwaja" a title given by Pir Sadardin to the Lohana community [?] which converted in 15Century, in India. See Khoja Case. Ref: "Pir Sadardin jaher thaya, hindu kariya musulman, Lohana phri khoja karya téné aliyo satcho iman" (S. Imam Shah) and Momin chetamni "Téné (Bibi Fatima) tamén aljo dejo déj man khoja char". But the name probably comes from Khoj => Search => Gnostics.

BaLRAM

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Brother of Krishna.

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.

MIRZA MOH'D BAQIR, PIR

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Young son of Imam Aga Abul Hassanali. Was nominated Pir in 1780, was a Hujjat for 3 Imams. Gave his daughter's hand Bibi Maryam Khatun in marriage to Imam Shah Khalillullah (who was also his nephew)

FARMAN, SEYYED

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(14/15th Century). Son of Pir HK, buried in Multan.


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