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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "It means knowing oneself. Man seeks evidence for everything. He is always seeking knowledge, and seeks to know the cause, effect and proof of things. Nothing is haphazard, everything leaves its trace. Man is the trace of the Creator; he is His evidence. Everything in His existence is an ayatullah (sign of God). If man knows himself, then he has known his God. The Prophet said: "He who knows himself has known his Lord" (man araf nafsahu faqad araf rabbahu).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It is a Persian word for God. It is a combination of two terms, khwud (self) and ay (coming), means Self-Created.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Khums literally means one-fifth or 20%. In Islamic legal terminology, it means one-fifth of the items which a person acquires as wealth.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It means fifth part levied on the Muslim soldiers on the ghanima (booty) they received in the battle.

    As for the khums, the Koran says: "And know that whatever thing you acquire in war, a fifth (khums) of it is for God and for the Prophet and for the near of kin (ahl al-bayt); and the orphans and needy and travellers" (8: 41)

    In the period of the Prophet, when the ghanima (booty) was distributed, each soldier was to pay khums (fifth) from it. The accumulated amount of khums was divided into two parts as follow:-

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #303

    See: KHUSRAW, NASSIR

    394AH/1004 - 470AH/1078. Poète, philosophe, dai né au Khorasan et converti à l'âge de 40 ans par Dai al-Muayyyad*. Prêcha en Asie centrale. Auteur du "Diwan".. For detailed English text on NASSIR KHUSRAW click here

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word khutba (pl. khutub) means public address, speech, lecture, discourse, oration or sermon. In past, the khatib (preacher) traditionally invoked the name of the recognized caliph after the Friday prayer at a congregational mosque (jam'ah masjid), and during pilgrimage and at the time of special festivities.

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    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #304

    40 Km from Hyderabad (Pakistan) Village Bhill* converted to Ismailis in the 1960. In 1982, Khyber Village was the meeting point of 1500 ismailis from Bhill origin.

    A 40 km de Hyderabad (Pakistan). Village Bhill* converti à l'Ismaélisme dans les années 1960. Point de rencontre de 1500 Ismaéliens Bhills en 1982.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #634

    Actions et paroles. (kidha = actions, kartawiya = paroles).

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #302

    See KILLIS, YAQUB IBN

    (318AH/930 - 380AH/991) Dai ismaélien d'origine juive, premier Vizir* en 368AH/979. Transforma al-Azhar en université. Auteur du "Mukhtasar-ul-Fiqah". For detailed English text on YAQUB IBN QILLIS click here

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #874

    40 KIRIYA*. g. 628:16. V. SO KIRIYA*

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #11

    (Arabe: livre) Livre saint, employé pour le Coran.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #635

    Faire, donner. (goujaré = faire).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word kiya means lord or ruler. Buzrug Ummid or Kiya Buzrug Ummid was the second hujjat and ruler after Hasan bin Sabbah in Alamut, who most probably was born in 455/1062 in the peasant family of Rudhbar. He passed most of his childhood in Rudhbar in cultivation of his father's land. Kiya Buzrug Ummid had been a handsome young page, whom Hasan bin Sabbah had converted before almost 480/1087. He played a leading role during the possession of Alamut in 483/1090. He was an outstanding organizer, talented da'i and an able administrator.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #988

    g. 125

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word koran is derived from the Syriac, keryana, meaning scripture reading or lesson. The average authorities however hold that the term is simply the verbal noun from kara'a means he read or recited. Its other forms are yakra'o (he recites), akra'o (I recite), nakra'o (we recite), etc. The verb kara'a occurs 17 times, and koran 70 times in the Koran.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #987

    2 milles = 5km (approx.)

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #303

    The word Kotada or Kotari means village. In Sind, the town of Thatta is very historical where Muhammad bin Kassim first came from Arab. In district Thatta, there are 16 villages, each village contains Jamatkhana. The total population of the Ismailis in 16 villages is about 4500. In its village, called Ghulam Mulla is a historical, where the holy dust (khak-e-shaffa) was dug for shaffa according to the order of Imam Aga Ali Shah in 1881.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #636

    10 000 000, syn. de KROR ou KaROR = dix millions.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #575

    V. HATHI.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #637

    Clef.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #638

    Mauvaises actions.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #639

    Chien.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #644

    Prince, héritier.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #641

    Puits.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #642

    Personne.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #950

    Pitié, faveur. Syn: MaHER

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #273

    An expert in the study of Jabbir ibn Hayyan. Has also written "The Book of the Glorious" and he died with one one of his books under his pillow.

    L'expert de la pensée de Jabbir ibn Hayyan qui écrivit "Le livre du Glorieux" et mourut avec un de ses livres sous son oreiller.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #643

    Colère, fureur. Un des 5 défauts majeurs. (KAM, KROD, MO, LOBH, TRUSHNA)

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #525

    33 kror = 330 000 000. (= 5 kror + 7 kror + 9 kror + 12 kror).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The Persian word karsazi means religious dues, which was collected by the authorized persons from each region in India. During the post-Alamut period, the musafir was the tithe-collector in the time of Pir Shams. In Sind, the tithe-collector was called khiyto, in Gujrat the bawa and the vakil in Kutchh. In the time of Pir Taj al-Din, two eminent brothers had embraced Ismailism, viz. Shah Kapur and Shah Nizamuddin. Shah Kapur and his descendant executed the role of collecting religious dues in India and transferred to the Imam in Iran.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #310

    Shri Krishna's aunt. Married king Pandav during Dwapur Jug. g."Amar té ayo" of Pir Sadardin.

    Tante de Shri Krishna, épouse du Roi Pandou à l'époque du DUAPOUR JOUG*. g. "Amar té ayo" de Pir Sadardin.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The word kursi in Arabic means throne. The Aramaic word kurseya and the Hebrew kisse, both also mean throne. Among the Arabs there is an idiom of calling the learned men or savants, karasi. The word kursi occurs twice in the Koran (2:255 and 38:34)

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