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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #143

    Son of Pir Mohamed Zaman. Sent Dais to Afghanistan and Turkestan. Died during the Imamat of Aga Hassanali Shah.

    Fils de Pir Moh'd Zaman. Envoya des Dais en Afghanistan et Turkestan. Mourut durant l'Imamat de Aga Hassanali Shah I.*

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #375

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

    Fils de l'Imam Hassanali Shah*, surnommé Jangi Shah.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "He was the son of Imam Hasan Ali Shah. Marium Khanum, also called Khanum Baji, who died on May 21, 1894 was the third wife of Imam Hasan Ali Shah. She was the mother of Aga Jhangi Shah and Bibi Saheba, the wife of Suleman Khan.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The first of a planned network of Aga Khan Academies dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence in Asia and Africa was inaugurated in Mombasa, Kenya on December 20, 2003 in presence of the President of Kenya, Mr. Mwai Kibaki. The network of Academies will feature a curriculum based on the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB). At the centre of this approach is a broad education in the humanities from pre-primary years through to higher secondary.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It was the Imam's own involvement in construction in developing countries during the 1960s and 1970s that evoked his concern with the deteriorating architectural heritage and inappropriate building practices in many Muslim societies. To sensitize those who build in the developing world to the unique heritage of Muslim history and architecture, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) was founded in 1977. The goal of the Award is to recognize outstanding architectural achievements in all the different cultures and communities of the Muslim world.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Imam Hasan Ali Shah had to face periodical troubles from certain dissident members of his community. In 1243/1827, while the Imam was in Iran, a group led by Habib Ibrahim in Bombay refused to pay tithe and forced others to do so. The leaders of the Bombay jamat reported to the Imam in Iran at the end of 1244/1828. The Imam, in order to overcome this opposition, sent to Bombay as his agent, Mirza Abul Kassim, who was accompanied by the Imam's mother, Bibi Sarcar Mata Salamat (1744-1832) in 1245/1829.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It is a group of institutions working to improve living conditions and opportunities in specific regions of the developing world. The Network's institutions have individuals mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and the promotion of private sector enterprise. Together they collaborate in working toward a common goal

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) provides schooling and other educational services in over 300 facilities in the developing world, ranging from day care center to higher secondary schools. With roots in the Ismaili community's traditions of educational activity, national service companies in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh now manage these schools and centers

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    AGA KHAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS [ see AKDN ]

    AGA KHAN FOUNDATION [ see AKDN ]

    AGA KHAN FUND FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT [ see AKDN ]

    AGA KHAN GYMKHANA [ see KHOJA PANJIBHAI CLUB ]

    AGA KHAN HEALTH SERVICE [ see AKDN ]

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) carries out these Network activities in economic development. It looks for projects with development potential as well as financial viability and works to build them into companies with lasting institutional strengths. Its criteria for project design emphasize both technology transfer and local resource use; it seeks to harness both international experience and local know-how to the task of improving living standards in the developing world.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) is one of the most comprehensive non-profit health care systems in the developing world. Building on the Ismaili community's health care efforts during the first half of the century, AKHS now provides primary health care and curative medical care in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Syria. It includes five general hospitals, the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan, six maternity homes and more than 230 health centers.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    AGA KHAN HOUSING BOARDS [ see AKDN ]

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    AGA KHAN INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION SERVICES [ see AKDN ]

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Museums in the contemporary world have expanded their missions to become viable educational institutions, actively seeking to broaden their constituencies. Collections and exhibitions have become dynamic tools for instruction, debate and reflection, and for attracting large numbers to the cultural life of societies. They also act as catalysts for cultural exchange and communication, contributing to the development of civil society.

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    AGA KHAN TOURISM PROMOTION SERVICES [ see AKDN ]

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY [ see AKDN ]

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Title is a name indicative of eminence, affording special distinction to the holder. Every title appears to have meaning or derivation from a word expressive of quality and historical background. Likewise, Imam Hasan Ali Shah, the 46th Imam was the bearer of the title Aga Khan. Fateh Ali Shah, the Qajari emperor invested him in 1818 in Tehran. Henceforward, he and his successors became known by this title. How this title was invested? What is its origin and meaning? We will discuss these points as under.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #373

    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*.

    1220AH/1805-1298/1er mai 1881. Fils de Imam Khalilullah, épousa Sarwar Jehan*, eut 4 fils: Aga Ali Shah*, Aga Jehangir Shah, Aga Jalal Shah*, Aga Akbar Shah*.

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #297

    (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".

    (1269AH/1853-1302AH/1885). Fils de Aga Ali Shah connu sous le nom de Shabuddin Shah. Nommé par son père en 1881. Auteur du "Risalat dar Haqiqat-i Din".

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Five months after his arrival in Medina, it was the Prophet's next task to find shelter and livelihood for the men who had accompanied him from Mecca. In their own home-town many of them were prosperous, but now they were all equally destitute. As a preliminary step, the Prophet enjoined the Muslims of Medina, now known as Ansar (the helpers) to adopt as brothers their co-religionists from Mecca, now known as Muhajir (the refugees), to share with them like their own kith and kin whatever they possessed, in prosperity and in want.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #432

    Descendance.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word ahl al-bayt occurs twice in the Koran: "The mercy of God and His blessing are on you, O people of the house, ..." (11:73). This verse refers to the people of the house of Abraham (Kashf al-Asrar wa Uddat al-Abrar, 4:416), and to the house of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): "God desires only to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! And to purify you a (thorough) purifying (33:33)".

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "According to Islamic law, the non-Muslims inhabited in the Islamic state were called ahlu dh-dhimmati (people of protection) or simply al-dhimma or dhimmis. They included the Christian, Jewish, Magian, Samaritan and Sabian. Ahl al-dhimma were prohibited in the Muslim state from holding public religious ceremonies, from raising their voices loudly when praying and even from ringing their church bells aloud.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #10

    Les gens du Livre (au singulier), peuple dont la religion est fondée sur un Livre révélé. V. Ummul Kitab*, Kitab*

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word ahl means those who occupy with one the same tent, the family or inmates, relative, folk, kin, kinfolk, family, people, members, followers, etc. Under these meanings, the word ahl occurs 31 times in the Koran. According to another view, it is derived from ahala, meaning to demonstrate (the family). The word kitab, comes from the root word kataba, meaning to write down. The word kitaba occurs in the Koran for the Divine Books revealed to various prophets.

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #13

    The family of the Prophet, Panj Tan Pak*.

    Les Gens de la Maison (du prophète), Panj Tan Pak*.

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #145

    (387AH - 448 ou 438AH) Son of Pir Mustansirbillah. Born in Yemen. Named by Imam Az-Zahir. Fathered 6 sons.

    (387AH - 448 ou 438AH) Fils de Pir Mustansirbillah. Né au Yémen. Nommé par l'Imam Az-Zahir. Eut 6 fils.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #953

    Toujours. Syn: HaRDaM. g. 166

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The headquarters of the Present Ismaili Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni was Geneva, Switzerland between 1957 and 1976. Then, in 1976, the Imam moved his headquarters, the Secretariat de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan, from Geneva to Paris, building two replica 17th century chateaux on a large wooded estate at Aiglemont, Gouvieus, north of Paris

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #428

    Aujourd'hui.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #892

    King Dashrath's father. King Dashrat was Shri Krishna's father.Indoumati*.

    Père du roi Dasrath père de Krishna. Indoumati*.

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    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #430

    Aujourd'hui - demain. A n'importe quel moment, incessament.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Prophet not only laid down the principle of the oneness of humanity, but he also put it into practice. The Arabs, who regarded themselves as a superior race, had a very strong race and colour prejudice. To all non-Arabs, they gave the name of ajam, which means dumb, and ajma means speechless animal or brute. The immediate task before the Prophet was, therefore, to blot out the race, colour and language prejudices from the Arab mind.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #155

    Dai sent to Almut to relieve Dai Assad b. Kassam al Ajami.He established military formations in the Ismaili army. Maintained good relations with Amir Rudwan.

    Dai envoyé d'Alam

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #253

    Persian Dai, served as Deputy for Emir Radhwan of Alep whose son Alp Arslan overtook his power and attempted to destroy the Ismailis. Ibrahim escaped and sought refuge in Sheizar*.

    Dai persan, député de l'Emir Radhwan d'Alep dont le fils Alp Arslan prit le pouvoir et voulut massacrer les Ismaéliens. Ibrahim échappa et se réfugia a Sheizar*.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #431

    Ciel, céleste.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    No less than 67 chapters of the Koran (56 Meccan and 11 Medinan) contain verses on the day of judgment. It is spoken of under various names, the most frequent of which is yaum al-qiyama or the day of great rising, which occurs 70 times in the Koran. Next to it is al-sa'a means the hour, and occurs 40 times, yaum al-akhir or the last day, which occurs 26 times, while al-akhira as meaning the future life occurs 115 times. Next in importance is yaum al-din, which means the day of requital, occurs 6 times.

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    Resurrection is quite consistent with present knowledge

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Arabic term akhlaq (pl. of khulq) for ethics does not occur in the Koran. There are however few words that suggest technical terminology for the ethics. The most prominent word for virtuous conduct is salih or other words from the root, which occur some 171 times in the Koran. The root appears in verbal forms: "Who does right (man salaha) from among their fathers, wives, and offspring" (40:8, 13:23).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Nuruddin Muhammad, surnamed Ala, also called Ala Muhammad or Muhammad bin Hasan, was born around 550/1155 or 553/1158 in Alamut. He is also known as Muhammad II, and sometimes as Ziaruddin Muhammad. His mother related to the Buwahid family. Immediately upon his accession, he arrested Hasan bin Namavar and his relatives and sentenced them to death, who were responsible to kill the Imam's father.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #765

    Très content. (RAJI = content)

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #15

    ALaM aL aMR*, Plérôme céléste â l'Impératif (ESTO). Le Aql-i Qul est l'être mis â l'imperatif, l'acte de l'Instauration éternelle (IBDA) et le Verbe Créateur.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #14

    ALaM aL IBDA*, Le monde du Verbe, Kalam Allah*

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Alamut is a historical fortress of the Nizari Ismailis. Its location in mountainous terrain lies about 100 km. Northwest of Tehran, and situated in the high peak of Elburz mountain. Alburz generally was pronounced as Elburz, is the name given to great mountain range, dividing the high plateau of Iran from the low lands of Caspian Sea. The original Iranian word Alburz is derived from two Zand words, signifying the high mountain. The fortress of Alamut is 600 feet high, 450 feet long and 30 to 125 feet wide and is partly encompassed by the towering Elburz range.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Alauddin Muhammad, or Muhammad III was born in 609/1213. He was succeeded by his father at the age of 9 years. The administration of the state affairs was governed by his gifted mother for about six years, which was the first instance when a woman administered at Alamut.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #146

    Son of Hayder Ali. Named by Imam Abuzar Ali. Travelled to Afghanistan and Badakshan. Died during the time of Imam Zulfikar Ali.

    Fils de Hayder Ali. Nommé par l'Imam Abuzar Ali. Voyagea en Afghanistan et Badakshan. Mourut à l'époque de l'Imam Zulfikar Ali.

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