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  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #457

    Notre.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    There are many places around Mecca of this name, the best known is that between Mina and Mecca. It is a mountain-road, or a place difficult of ascent on a hill or acclivity. Here the Prophet had secret meetings with the men from Medina at the pilgrimage of the year 621 and 622 A.D. In 621 A.D., twelve persons from Medina were present and they gave the Prophet an undertaking known as the pledge of Aqaba and at the second in 622 A.D., seventy three and two women took oath of allegiance.

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    The word aql (pl. uqul) is derived from the verb aqala, meaning to keep back (a camel by tying it forelegs), to detain, confine, to be restricted, be reasonable, understand, have intelligence or realize. This implies that true reason and intelligence can only be realized by keeping back the lower self. In this contect, the aql keeps the human being steadfast on the straight path by preventing him from going astray.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #18

    Persan: (Arabe=Aql al-Awwal), 1er Intellect, Esprit Universel, instauré ex-nihilo (du néant) par le AMR*. Source du Nafs-i Qul. Hujjat* de l'Imam, PIR*. Allah

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    "The word arab or arabah is probably derived from a Semitic root related to nomadism. In the Arabic language, the word arab (derived from i'rab), means those who speak clearly as contrast with ajam (those who speak indistinctly).

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #436

    Louer, adorer.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #531

    Début, commencement.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #221

    Début. (Anant jo Arambh = début de l'Eternité, début du Temps éternel)

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    In 1979, the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) established the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) with grants of some $. 12 million from the Imam. It mandate is to educate architects, planners, teachers and researchers who can contribute to building and design, which meet the needs of Muslim societies today. The professorships, scholarships and projects of the Program are supported by its endowment fund and by grants from the Trust.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #458

    Mi, demi.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #181

    Son of Pandu, the father of the 5 Pandavs. Married Chitraganda and Ulipi. Father of Babhruwana*, brother to Sohodew, Bhim.

    Fils de Pandu père des 5 Pandaw.Epousa Tchitraganda et Ulipi. Père de Babhruwana*. G.667. Frère de Sohodew*, Bhim*.

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    The word arsh occurred seven times in the Koran (7:54, 10:3, 13:2, 20:5, 25:59, 32:4 and 57:4). It literally means a thing erected for shade or anything roofed. The royal court or the sitting place of the monarch is also called arsh on account of its eminence.

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    The word asas literally means base or foundation, referring to the successor of the Prophet. The institution of the Imamate is a cornerstone and paramount position in Ismaili tariqah, and according to their theory, the seven millennial periods (adwar'i azam) form a part of a great cycle of 360,000 years. At its end, during the last period of 7000 years, there were six natiqs (speakers, pronouncers or law-givers), viz. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, the last Prophet. They are the seven lawgivers.

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    The word sabab (pl. asbab) means reason or cause, and nuzul means revealed. The term marifah asbab al-nuzul is the knowledge about the reason of the revelation, i.e., knowledge about the particular event and circumstances that are related to the revelation of particular passage from the Koran. The Koran revealed piece by piece in the period of 22 years, 5 months and 24 days. The Muslim exegetes maintained that pieces of it were revealed in response to, or as reflections of, certain situations in the life of the Prophet.

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    Ashab al-Suffa or Ahl al-Suffa was a group of the Prophet's Companions. The suffa or zulla (bench or banquette) was a long, covered portico or vestibule, which formed part of the mosque at Medina. This was the sole home of these men, and they spent their time in study and worship. They are sometimes said to have been as many as four hundred.

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  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #461

    Huit (8), g. 415, 475. aSHT KROR BHIRMA = 80 million de Brahma*

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #848

    Cheval.

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    The word sifa'a (pl. sifat) is not found in the Koran, but the verbal noun wasf does appear once in 6:139, and the imperfect of the first form of the verb occurs 13 times in the sense of "to ascribe or uphold a description or to attribute."

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #173

    Dai and astronomer sent in 490AH to Alep by Hassan bin Sabbah. Converted Emir Ridwan and delivered the Khoutba in the name of the Fatimid Caliphate for 1 month.

    Dai et astronome envoyé en 490 AH à Alep par Hassan b. Sabbah. Convertit l'Emir Ridwan et fit prononcer la Khoutba* au nom du Khalife Fatimide pendant 1 mois.

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    "The Nizari Ismailis were designated with a misnomer, Assassins in mediaeval Europe. This is an abusive term that had been given a wide currency by the Crusaders and their occidental chroniclers, who had first come into contact with the Syrian Ismailis in the Near East during the early decades of the 12th century. Charles E. Nowell writes in The Old Man of the Mountain that, "In the early years of the twelfth century, as the Christians spread their conquests in the holy land and Syria, they made the acquaintance of the Ismailis.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #437

    Agir.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #1020

    Huit cent soixante-quatre mille (864 000) années du Tréta* Joug.

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    The public crier was a well-known institution among the Arabs. Among the tribes and in the towns, criers made important proclamations, invitations or announcements to general assemblies. "This crier" according to Sirat al-Halabia (2:170), "was called munadi or mu'adhdhin." Thus, official proclamations were regularly made mu'adhdhin in the time of the Prophet (Tabari, 3:2131).

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    Keeping in view the dearth of trained teachers and considering the quality of text-books, it seems all very necessary that we should resort to the modern method o teaching history. The benefits of taking into account all the audio-visual aids are the following:- (a) The modern visual and auditory aids make the methodology easy and more meaningful. (b) History being a record of the dead past, the reviving of which could only be enacted only by appealing through visual or auditory aids.

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  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #174

    (520/1126-595/1198). Accomplished Ismaili philosopher, born in Cordoba, Spain. Wrote about Aristotle. Had controversy withGazali (Tahaf

    (520/1126-595/1198) Célèbre philosophe ismaélien né à Cordoue. Commenta Aristote. Controverse avec Gazali (Tahaf

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #177

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

    (14/15e S). Fils de Pir HK. Enterré à Multan.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #19

    Premier plat offert â l'Imam pour Son repas. V. Méhmani*, Thar Soufro*.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #20

    (Arabe:) Commun des fidèles, V. IBARAT*

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    The word award-burd means controlling of the breath. The Koran says, "I swear by the breath of the morning" (81:18). The Prophet said, "Do not abuse the wind, for the wind is the breath of God" (la tasubbur riha fa innaha min nafsir rahmani). The control of the breath was an early characteristic to practice irk in the Sufism. Abu Yazid al-Bistami (d. 874) is reported as saying, "For Gnostics, worship is observance of the breaths." Abu Bakr ash-Shibli (d.

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    "January 13, 1962 : Won the Roberts of Kandhar challenge cup at Davos, Switzerland, the oldest challenge cup in the world for downhill ski racing.

    1987 : King Juan Carlos presented the Medalla del Oro del Consojo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos, at a ceremony at the Royal Palace in the presence of members of the Spanish Architectural Association.

    1980 : The School of Nursing of the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College in Karachi won an Award of Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #21

    (Sanscrit). Manifestation (Divine), Il y a 25 920 000 Awatars dans un Ayoushiya* (vie) de Brahma. Sens commun: incarnation. V. Lakh Tchorasi*

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #961

    DaS aWaTAR. Epopée - histoire des 10 Manifestations divines. g.668, 667, 696, 80, 287.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #465

    Eternel, omniprésent. ("awitchal khaliq*")

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #22

    (Arabe:) Les amis de Dieu, persan = Dustan-è khoda

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #464

    Faux, mauvais, dans l'erreur.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #23

    (Arabe:) Les héritiers

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    "The word aya (pl. ayat) means sign, symbol, token or mark of distinction, thus it refers to the verse of the Koran. The word aya occurs 400 times in the Koran. The Koranic ayat are long as well as short. Among the longest aya is the one known as Ayat al-Kursi (2:255) and the short one is "inclining to blackness" (55:64).

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    According to the Koran: "God chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of Imran above all (His) creatures. Offspring, one from the other"(3:33-34). The word dhurriya means direct descendants, family or lineage. It occurs 32 times in the Koran in the context of the prophets, indicating that their mission was assigned to their direct descendants to carry on.

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    "The succession to the Prophet is the key question in Shi'ite Islam, and a principal factor separating them from the Sunni majority. It is seen that the Prophet had nominated Ali bin Abu Talib as his successor by rule of nass (investiture) and nass wa-ta'yin (explicit investiture).

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    "The ayat al-kursi (the verse of the throne or sedile), is also known as ayat al-hifz. It is a single verse of the Koran (2:255) of more than average length, consisting ten sentences, is one of the principal verses of refuge and protection. It is the loftiest verse of the Koran, and according to George Sale, "It is a magnificent description of the Divine Majesty and Providence". Wherry writes that it is "one of the grandest verses of the Koran." Ayat al-Kursi is one of the most excellent verses of the Koran, and played a key role in piety.

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    "Based on the consensus of the exegesis Jama al-Bayan, 17:16-25, Hilyat al-Awlia (3:251), al-Mustadrak (3:172), Usd al-Ghabah (5: 367) and al-Sawa'iq al-Muharaqah (p. 101), the following verse was revealed about the members of the Household of the Prophet:

    "...Say: (O Apostle) I do not ask any reward from you for this (Prophethood) except the love for my near relatives .." (42:23). This verse is known as Ayat al-Mawaddat al-Qurba or Ayat al-Dhul al-Qurba.

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    "Sixty Christian priests of Najran, headed by Abu Harith bin Aqamah, the grand bishop of Najran, Abdu Massih and Ayham arrived in Medina on 9/631 to clarify their religious and political stance, which had spread over the Arab peninsula and to engage in discussions with the Prophet to realize the essence and truth of Islam.

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    ""... And God only desires 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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    "The Koran (4:59) says: "O you who believe, obey God, and obey the Messenger and those of you who holds authority (ulul amr)"

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    ""Only God is your Wali (guardian) and His Apostle and those who believe, who perform prayer and pay alms while they bow" (5:55)

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #178

    City in India, home of Tara Rani and Haristchandra*. g. 348/15.

    Cité de l'Inde o

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