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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "The Zamana Gallery, dedicated to presenting arts, architecture and culture of the developing world, particularly the Islamic world, is the first of its kind in the west. It was established by the Present Imam and falls unde the auspices of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word zamzan or zamazim means abundant of water. Some suggests that it means to drink with little gulps. Abdullah bin Abbas narrates that they called the zamzan as subha meaning one which fills stomach. The Prophet also called it khayur ma'in (excellent water). The sacred well is located at the perimeter of the sacred complex of Mecca.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    "Abu Muhammad Ali bin Hussain, known as Zayn al-Abidin (ornament of the pious) and by the titles of as-Sajjad (the prostrator) and az-Zaki (the pure), was born in Medina on 38/658. He would feed the hungry persons at night, from one to three hundred families; and in daytime, he would have a hundred sheep a day killed for meat, which would be distributed to the needy people. Much of his time he spent sitting on an old piece of matting, fasting all day, or eating a little barely bread. D.M. Donaldson writes in The Shi'ite Religion (London, 1933, p.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #411

    V. Imam Zeinul Abidin.

  • Name
    Heritage Dictionary of ismailism, entry #409

    (659-713AD,) Imam in 680. He was born in Madina, son of Imam Hussain andPersian Princess Sherbanu. Wrote a Dua book and also the book "Sahifa -e Sujjadia". Was appointed as Imam at the age of 22years. Escaped the massacre of Kerbala. Imam Zainul abidin was poisonned by 6th Ommayad Caliph al-Walid in September 713.

    (659-713AD,) Imam en 680. Né à médine, fils de l'Imam Husseyn et la princesse persanne Sherbanu. Auteur d'un livre de Du'a et du "Sahifa -e Sujjadia". Succéda à son père à 22 ans. Echappa au massacre de Kerbala. Fut empoisonné par le 6e Kalife Omeyyade al-Walid en sept 713.

  • Noun
    Heritage Dictionary of Ismailism, entry #675

    Prières, répétition, description. V. TCHAR MANEK, PaDHARaT.

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    The word zikr (pl. azkar), zikra or tazikra is derived from z-k-r appear in 274 Koranic verses, means remembrance or recollection. The most important significance of the first form of the verb is "thinking about" or "calling to mind" with the remembrance of God being the primary focus. The Koran says, "and remember God often" (33:40) and "the remembrance of God makes the heart calm" (13:28).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    It means possessor of notches or the Lord of the vertebrae of the back. It was the name borne by a famous sword owned in turn by a pagan called al-As bin Munabbih, who was killed in the battle of Badr. The Prophet acquired it in a booty and presented to Ali bin Abu Talib. The expression of zulfikar (dhu'l fiqar or dhu'l faqar) is explained by the presence of this sword of notches (fukra) or grooves. It was double-edged (shafratani) and its blade was strengthened in the middle by a pole (amud).

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    Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

    Zulfikar Ali, known as Khalil or Khalilullah, was born most probably in 900/1394, and resided in Anjudan. Syed Imam Shah (d. 926/1520) described the name Shah Khalil most possibly for Imam Zulfikar Ali.

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