|Karachi||April 28, 2000|
I am glad to present this important monograph fortunately completed on the day of my birth. It affords brief history of the flag/banner with special reference to the flag of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, its origin in Islam and symbolic interpretation of its colours, incorporated with rare accessible photographs. Hitherto, no materials on the subject have been explored scholarly. In the following pages, a serious attempt has been made to gather within a convenient compass the information scattered.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my colleague, Mr. Zulfikar R. Meghani, Karachi for designing this monograph. It is beyond the province of my power to enumerate in words the invaluable assistance and kind cooperation of Mr. Nagib Tajdin, Montreal. His noble interest and encouragement in my study shall be remembered for ever.
Mumtaz Ali Tajddin Sadik Ali
B/17 Noor Apartments,
Webb Street, Garden East,
April 28, 2000
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Message of Prince SadruddinTHE FUTURE OF ISMAILISM DEPENDS ON THOSE OF YOUR AGES AND MINE. ARE WE TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THOSE WHO, IN THE OLDEN DAYS IN EGYPT, IN IRAN AND IN SIND, ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS BY FAITH AND DEVOTION, RAISED THE BANNER OF HAZIER IMAM TILL THE WHOLE WORLD SAW ITS LIGHT? I SAY YES. FOR WE YOUNG MEN MUST NOT FAIL, WHERE OUR FATHERS SUCCEEDED SO GLORIOUSLY.
July 30, 1950