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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #245

    (962-1038) Famous mathematician and physicist born in Basra. Imam Al-Hakim asked him to study and regulate the damage caused by the floods of the River Nile.

    (962-1038). Célèbre mathématicien et physicien né à Basra. L'Imam al-Hakim lui demanda de régulariser les inondations provoquées par les crues du Nil.

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #244

    (9th Century) Nephew of Ibn. Hawshab* who sent him as a missionary to Sind in 270/884.

    (9e S.), neveu de Ibn. Hawshab* qui l'envoya comme missionnaire au Sind en 270/884.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #272

    (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.*

    (2e/8e S). (né en 730). Geber de l'Occident. Elève de Imam Jafar Sadiq. Illustre alchimiste et auteur de 3000 traités dont la "Balance des lettres". Paul Kraus* WORD: HAYYAN, JABIR IBN.- CDN

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #45

    Le toujours présent, l'actuel, l'Omniprésent. Equiv. MAUJOUD*. Attribut se rapportant â l'Imam. HAZaR IMAM*.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The term Hazar Imam means an Apparent Imam. It is the term specially refers to the Present Imam in the lineage of Ali bin Abu Talib. He is the legitimate Imam of the age according to the Ismaili tariqah. The word hazar means the present and apparent, which can be perceived physically in the world. Different terms are also used for the Hazar Imam, such as Imam-i Zaman, Imam ad-Dahr, Imam al-Asr, Imam-i Mubin, etc. The Present Hazar Imam or Mawlana Hazar Imam is the 49th Imam, Prince Karim al-Husayni, known as the Aga Khan IV.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It means, Your honour or Your majesty

    HELL [see JAHANNAM ]

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Those who deviate only a little from orthodoxy are called ahl al-ahwa (people of desires), those who follow the devices and desires of their own hearts are called ahl al-bid'a (people of innovation) or mulhid (one who turns aside). Extremists of any sort are called ghulat (pl. of ghali), meaning boil or be expensive.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #579

    Loin, éloigné.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The first veiled period (dawr-i satr) became benign climate for the enemies of the Ismailis to cultivate different wrong genealogies of the Imams. Thus, the ancestry of the Fatimids has confounded the students of history due to divergent accounts given by the historians, which had been developed round the persons of the "hidden Imams" (aima'i masturin) during concealment period. The widespread Abbasid propaganda, the derogatory attitude of Sunnite and Shi'ite authors make difficult to decide one way or the other about the legitimacy of their claim.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #46

    Voile, rideau, V. PaRDO*

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word for emigration, hijra is derived from h-j-r means cutting oneself off from friendly or sociable relation, ceasing to speak to others, forsaking, abandoning, deserting, shunning or avoiding (4:34, 25:30, 74:5). It also means departure from the desert to the town or villages and vice versa. Its most common meaning is to forsake one's own land and take up residence in another country. The Koran frequently uses the variations of the root kh-r-j to convey this sense (4:66, 8:30, 9:40, 60:1).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "When the sufferings and tribulations of the Muslims at the hands of the Meccans reached to its extreme in 615 A.D., the Prophet directed that those of them who could afford it should migrate to Abyssinia across the Red Sea, whose kings were known as the Negus (Najashi). As-Hama, the then Negus was a Christian king. Under the direction of the Prophet, eleven men and four women from among the Muslims migrated to Abyssinia.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "It was the 13th year of the Prophet's mission when the clouds had gathered fast. The Meccan chiefs centered in their Council Hall (darun-nadwa), a chamber inside Kaba, to deliberate over what might be treated with the Prophet. Stormy was the meeting, for fear had entered their hearts. Imprisonment for life, expulsion from the city, each was debated in turn for the Prophet. They decided then on a final and desperate remedy, namely to kill the Prophet. Murder by one man would have exposed him and his family to the vengeance of blood.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Prophet participated in the alliance known as Hilf al-Fudzul, formed to vindicate the rights of the weak and the oppressed against tyranny. Each member of the alliance was bound in honour to defend the helpless against all manner of oppression. The credit of taking the lead in the formation of this humanitarian organization was due to the Prophet and his family, Banu Hashim. His early inclinations to render help to the distressed go to show that human sympathy was implanted in his very nature.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Jabal al-Noor (Mount of Light) is situated near Mecca, with the cave of Hira where the Prophet received the first revelation. (96: 1-5). On the Sail Kabeer road to Taif, just three miles away from the downtown Mecca city in its north-east there stands the mountain of light (Jabal al-Noor). This is the mountain, which has the honour of having the cave, Hira, where the first revelation of the Koran was bestowed upon the Prophet. The mountain is prominently seen from everywhere in Mecca. Even before entering the city from Jeddah people can see it from their own vehicles.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #580

    Tentation, attache. "DOUNIYA NA HIRaS..." (tentations du monde)

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin
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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Trust's most recent initiative is the Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP). It was established to promote the conservation and re-use of building and public spaces in historic cities in ways that can catalyze social, economic and cultural development. In HCSO's approach, the restoration and rehabilitation of buildings and public spaces cannot be conceived apart from broader processes of community development. Its project briefs go beyond technical restoration to address the questions of re-use and community revitalization.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word history is derived from the Latin historia meaning narrative of past event, account, tale or story. The synonymous word in German is geschichte means occurrence. The earliest known historical writing comes from the old kingdom of Egypt. One surviving fragment is the Palermo Stone (about 2600 B.C.) dealing with the annals of the early dynasties of Pharaohs.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #581

    O Vivant!, ô fidèle. Expression employée dans les ginans pour s'adresser aux croyants: "HOJIRE PRAnRI.."

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Muhammadi Tekri or Tekri (hill), a famous historical site, where Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah was born, which is generally known as Honeymoon Lodge. It is situated on the eastern outskirts of the city of Karachi at plot no. F.T.N. 3/1. It is an old fashioned, but spacious house, perilously perched on the top of the hillock at Korangi Road in the Defence Housing Society area, Karachi. This building was built soon after the British occupation of Sind in 1840. It was made available to the high government officials for their residence, known as Honeymoon Hall in 1841.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    November 30, 1967 : Given honorary Doctorate of Law (Honoris Causa) by Peshawar University.

    February 6, 1970 : Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred by Sind University, Jamshoro

    November 1, 1983 : Honorary Degree of the Doctorate of Laws McGill University.

    May 15, 1987 : Conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by McMaster University at Hamilton

    October 11, 1989 : Awarded an honorary degree of Doctorate of Literature in Education from the University of London (Logan Hall) by Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "July, 1981 : Awarded "Honorary Membership" of Pakistan Medical Association.

    February 1970 : Pakistan army paid an honour of making Honorary Colonel of the 6th Lancers.

    February 15, 1981 : Honorary Membership awarded by Pakistan Medical Association, Sind.

    1985 : The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan conferred the honorary fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #584

    En présence de. (HAZaR = présent). g.22

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #583

    Ordre, commandement. V. aMR.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "In 6/628, the Prophet marched from Medina with 1400 Muslims for the purpose of performing pilgrimage in Mecca. They went unarmed, clad in the ritual dresses. When this peaceful caravan approached its destination, tidings came that the Meccans were bent on mischief, and might stop their entry into the town by force. So, the Prophet halted his followers at a place, called Hudaibia, and his men encamped round a well. From here he sent a message to the Qoraish of Mecca, saying that, "We have come on a peaceful and religious mission. We have come only to perform the sacred pilgrimage.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The penal law of Islam is called hudud in the hadith and fiqh books. This word is the plural of hadd, which means prevention, hindrance, restraint, prohibition, and hence a restrictive ordinance, or statute, of God, respecting things lawful and things unlawful. In Islamic fiqh, the word hudud is limited to punishments for crimes mentioned in the Koran or the hadith, while other punishments left to the discretion of the jurists are spoken of as ta'zir (chastisement).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #48

    (Arabe.) V. PIR*, Aql-i Qul*, Imam Mustawda. La Preuve. Titre et niveau. Ne pas confondre avec Hujja dans le sens de DAI (Nassir Khusraw = Hujjat du Khorassan)

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word hujjat means sign or proof. It was a high rank in the mission hierarchy of the Ismailis to denote the chief representative of the Imam. The hujjat of the Imam is like the moon, which reflects the light of the sun, i.e., the Imam, and the hujjat acts on his behalf when the Imam is concealed.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The term hujjat Allah means the sign of God. According to the Shi'ites, the Imam is the sign or proof of God (hujjat Allah) on earth. He is the bearer of Divine Light dressed in different bodies in every age to guide his followers. Imam Jafar Sadik said, "The Imams are the proofs (hujjat) of God on earth, their words are the words of God, and their commands are the commands of God. Obedience to them is obedience to God, and disobedience to them is disobedience to God. In all their decisions they are inspired by God, and they are in absolute authority.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #246

    (8th Century) He was a Dai sent with Abu Sufiyan to Northern Africa by Imam Jafar Sadiq in 145/762-763.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "After the conquest of Mecca, the Muslims stayed in the city for two weeks when a news soon broke out that a big army had been mobilized in the valley of Hunain to attack Mecca and to undo the victory of the Muslims. This time the Prophet assembled a force of twelve thousand warriors, which included two thousand non-Muslim Meccans. The Prophet was forced to make necessary preparations for defence. He felt the necessity of borrowing money for provisions and war supplies, therefore, according to Masnad (Cairo, 1895, 4:36) by Ahmad bin Hanbal (d.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word hur occurs four times in the Koran (44:54, 52:20, 55:72 and 56:22), three of which appear in connection with the adjective in (sing. Feminine ayna, masculine a'yan), meaning white-eyed with a deep black pupil. It is a plural of ahwar (applied to a man) and of haura (applied to a woman), signifying one having eyes characterizd by the quality termed hawar.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word huruf means letters and muqattat is derived from qata'a, meaning to cut or abbreviated. Hence, Huruf-i Muqattat refers to the abbreviated letters of the Koran. It is also called fawatih al-suwar (the openers of the suras), or awa'il al-suwar (the beginnings of the suras).

    It has been used in the Koran at the commencement of 29th sura and there is much controversy among the scholars in their interpretations. The huruf-i muqattat in all 14 in number as follows:

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Abu Abdullah Hussain bin Ali was born on the 3rd Shaban, 4/January, 626 in Medina. When the news of his birth reached to the Prophet, he came to his daughter's house, and took the child in his arms affectionately, and named him Hussain. He spent his early life in the lap of the Prophet, who loved him too much. Among the numerous sayings of the Prophet concerning Imam Hussain is the one to this effect that, "I owe my being to Hussain, and Hussain owes his being to me." (Ibn Majah, 1:33).

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #248

    Professor at Dar-ad-Diwan at Alep. Sent to Raqq to organise the influx of Ismaili immigrants whose destination wasAleppo.

    Professeur au Dar-ad-Diwan à Alep. Envoyé à Raqq pour controler l'organisation des convois des immigrants ismaéliens à destination de Alep.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #249

    Son of the general Jawhar* Was the Vazir of Imam Hakim who gave him the title "Qaid ul-Qudat" He had secrect dealings with Abu Rakwa* and was most probably executed.

    Fils du général Jawhar*. Vizir de Imam Hakim qui le nomma "Qaid ul-Qudat" serait entré en contact secret avec Abu Rakwa* et aurait été éxécuté.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #247

    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 .

    626-680 (IMAM EN 661). Né a Médine o

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #251

    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.

    Vivait à Kharadar, Karachi dans le "Kothi de Hyder Shah" sur la rue Imamwara. Fiancé de Imam Bégum*, enterré au cimetière de Miran Pir ou est situé son mausolée

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