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  1. Salam Alaykum is very peaceful no doubt about it. Ismailis use Salam Alaykum all the time. Ismailis also use Ya Ali Madad. For us Ya Ali Madad means asking help from Allah regardless of how they interpret it. For some Ismailis when they say Ya Ali Madad, they are seeking help directly from Allah. Ali is one of the 99 names of Allah. For some other ismailis Ya Ali Madad, means asking blessings from Wasi of Allah. We believe that Ali is/was Allah's blessings on the mankind. Ali brought Allah's peace and prosperity with him for human beings. Ya Ali Madad is just a form of using Ali as a waseela of Allah. Calling Ali for Intercession.
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    As a Ismaili we do respect women who veil and we do understand their intention for veiling themselves. Usually ismailis do not do Veil. While we respect the women who veil for their intention, we believe that Hijab is not mandated anywhere in quran or hadit.
  3. I meant, of course, the first person will NOT go to hell.
  4. Are Ismaili muslims?

    Aga Khanis never replaced Salah with Ismaili dua. Let me give you my prospective on this. To understand this you have to go back in history. Ismailis of Indian sub continent were attracted towards Ismailism based on Sufi and Shia principles. Ismaili dais from Egypt, Iran and Central Asia use to visit India and guide Ismailis. Huge amount of hindus were converted to Ismailism. But then King Aurangzeb became king of India. He was very strong Wahabi kind of ruler. He was against Shia and was responsible for the killing of many thousand and thousands of Shias. As Ismailis were Shias, he was asking Ismailis to convert to his version of Islam and bear consequences. Not just the main stream Shias and Ismailis were killed, the head of Bohra Ismaili community was killed by Aurangzeb as well. Ismailis of that time could not digest the Islam of Aurangzeb. It did not show any single trait of what their Sufi saints taught them about Muhammad. Aurangzeb's version of Islam was very violent, anti-shia, anti-sufi, fundamentalist, forceful, narrow-minded religion. Either you believe in his ultraconservative form of Islam or else you are kafir. Many Ismailis decided not be part of Aurangzeb's Islam. And they started siding more and more towards hindu kings who started protecting them from being killed by Aurangzeb. They could not find any peace, integrity, honesty, and submission to Allah in Aurangzeb's version of Islam. Unfortunately, this resulted in them started slowly going away even from main stream Islam. They were again adopting Hindu rituals. As main stream Islam was controlled by Aurangzeb. The current Aga Khan's grand father replaced their Indian language dua with Arabic dua consisting mostly the parts of Quran and prayers. Initially, there was resistance. Ismailis don't want to stop saying Indian language dua and they resisted the change. Because they remembered all the bad happened with their forefathers by ultra-fundamentalists. But slowly everyone adopted it. Namaz and Dua are two different things. Namaz belongs to the category of Sharia and Ismaili Dua belongs to dua of ismaili Tariqa. Ismaili Dua is recited 3 times a day. There are 6 rakats in the dua totally 18 rakats. So to summarize, Namaz was never replaced. Indian language Dua which consist of some hindu prayers were replaced by Ismaili Dua consist of Quran ayahs and prayers.
  5. Of course the first person. Prophet Muhammad said - "Whoever removes one of the hardships of a believing soul, Allah will remove from him one of the distresses on the Hereafter. Whoever solves someone else’s problem, Allah will make things easy for him in this world and the Hereafter… Allah is ever assisting His servant as long as that servant is helping his brother.” [Sahîh Muslim (4867)] AleviTurkmenKhorasan what country are you from, can you guide me more towards an article about Alevis? Where do you they live currently? Do they have any website? I would love to learn about the present day Alevis.
  6. I personally don't think he should do something. He is doing fantastic job with guiding us. We don't want him to divert his attention to things that are not useful at all. Very similar to Grand Ayatollah. He is not going to go for every tom Richard and harry. There are tons of negative articles. But Grand Ayatollah does what he is suppose to do. He is not going to go and fight with those antishia websites. If someone does not have faith they can always try something else and see how that works out. At the end it is not you or me who decides whom Imam should guide - Verse (28:56) - It is true thou wilt not be able to guide every one, whom thou lovest; but Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance (Yusuf Ali) Also this is my personal believe (not as an ismaili) that there will be never on this earth one type of institution that will be able to serve all mankind except before the day of judgement. Look up history all the prophets and all the Imams. This is the reason Allah says in Quran - O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). We Ismailis in perticular and we Shias in general live in countries where we are minority, so we can't make our laws, it is best to ignore anti articles.
  7. I don't think he should. All the public figures have these kind of fake things against them. I don't think anyone cares. Remember Prophet Muhammad never opposed the lady who use to throw trash at him every time he use to pass by her home. She use to call him all bad names. So it is sunnat e rasol to ignore these kind of things. If I would be Imam, these kind of things would make be feel proud, this meant I am doing something good. No one talks about people who do nothing. But I am not Imam. According to me Aga Khan is Imam and he us following the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad by ignoring these kind of things. Imam Ali was very powerful. But he was also strong believer of forgive and forget. I think he is the one who said - “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.”
  8. Who cares what the gossip magazine says. This is nothing new. People has been talking bad about our prophets and Imams since ages. It has been decreased a lot for current aga khan. But if you go back, it was more for many periods in the history. See how people have treated prophet Muhammad and H. Ali. There are tons and tons of anti Muslim websites that talks bad about Prophet Muhammad and tons and tons of anti shia websites that talk bad about H. Ali. But those gossip magazines or anti websites does not make prophet Muhammad or H. Ali bad.
  9. Of-course she is not the Imam. The picture of Zahra drinking and smoking is a totally fake image. I have seen picture of H. Ali using Iphone (Nauzubillah) . But I won't believe it. Wahhabis even claim that our First Imam Ali use to drink. Just because someone is claiming something, I can't believe it. Her drinking or not does matter to me, that his her private life. She is not my Imam. But just because someone is not my Imam, I can't believe something that is total fake. I am calling it a fake image based on my professional background. I can replace Zahra with any other girl you want me replace her with.
  10. Hi Mansoor, I like your name. I am a fan of Mansoor al Hallaj. Where in the picture does it say that she is drinking Alcohol. It looks like she is opening a Champagne bottle. There are many non-alcoholic champagnes available in the market. They are basically sparkling water or Soda water. We believe that everyone is responsible for their own deeds. Allah will Judge each individual by his deeds only. Many of our prophets (not just prophet muhammad, even prophets before Muhammad) and Imam's (right from our first Imam, Imam Ali) had a lot of family members who did not follow the Islamic tenants properly. Allah will not judge anyone based on their wives, husbands, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles or aunts behavior. They will be judges on their own behavior.
  11. What is wrong in that. Mazar is Manifestation or proof or sign. When I look at nature, and when I look at mountains, those rivers flowing through mountains they are Mazar of Allah to me. In the same fashion, Aga Khan is Mazar of Allah for us. He is not the only Mazar, but he is very strong mazar for us. Allah's Noor is in every person. But to Ismailis that Noor is more visual in Aga Khan. Because we see him as a blessing from Allah to mankind. We see Aga Khan as a person who is living to help us be on right path. And this might not be true for you. For you he may be a rich guy who owns horses, who gets money from his followers, etc. And that is perfectly fine. As that is true as well. But for me he is my father, he is the person who sacrificed his happiness to see me grow. For me, he is the person who wants to help others (ismailis and non-ismailis) without asking anything in return. And he is no special. Popes and pasters, Sufis and Ulemas, Dais and mullahs and millions of other volunteers do the same thing. But he is special for me, as he showed me the light. Or at least i feel that way.
  12. Ismailis are prohibited from drinking alcohol.
  13. We Ismailis do believe in the Imammat of Imam Ali. That is the foundation of our faith as Ismaili Muslim.
  14. This is not true. Ismailis believe that Hazrat Ali is the first Imam. The Traditional Ismaili Greeting is “Ya Ali Madad”.
  15. Fatimid Caliphate - Tell Us More

    A major Isma‘ili Shi‘ite dynasty, the Fatimids founded their own caliphate, in rivalry with the ‘Abbasids, and ruled over different parts of the Islamic world, from North Africa and Sicily to Palestine and Syria. Established in 297/909 in Tunisia, the seat of the Fatimids was later transferred to Egypt in 362/973. Following a succession dispute in 1094, one line of the Cairo based dynasty was finally overthrown by Salah-al-Din (Saladin) in 567/1171, when the fourteenth and last Fatimid caliph, al-‘Azid (555-67/1160-71), lay dying in Cairo. The Fatimids, who traced their ancestry to the Prophet’s daughter Fatima and her husband ‘Ali b. Abi Talib, the first Shi‘ite imam, were also acknowledged as the rightful imams by different Isma‘ili communities, but also in many other Muslim lands, including Persia and the adjacent regions (see Daftary, 1990, pp. 144-273, 615-59; Canard, “Fatimids,” pp. 850-62) http://iis.ac.uk/encyclopaedia-articles/fatimids