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The Narrative Prayers ( kaha ) of the Indo-African Khōjā

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2014
Date Published  2014
Authors  Akhtar, Iqbal
Original Publication  Narrative Culture, Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 2014), pp. 217-238
Publisher  Wayne State University Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Narrative Culture.
Key Words  Khōjā; Indic Muslim; Indus valley; Kutch; Kathiawar

Studying Isma‘ili Texts in Eleventh-Century Shiraz: al-Mu'ayyad and the “Conversion” of the Buyid Amir Abu Kalijar

As a key primary source for the history of the eleventh-century Isma‘ili majlis, the Fatimid chief missionary al-Mu’ayyad fi al-Din al-Shirazi’s autobiographical Sira offers a prime opportunity to consider the application of centralizing features of the Fatimid state in eleventh-century Buyid Shiraz. Previous studies on the Fatimid majlis have raised questions about an Isma‘ili core curriculum as well as the intended audience/s of Fatimid da‘wa teachings.

The Qā’im and Qiyāma Doctrines in the Thought of Fāṭimid and Alamūt Ismāʿīlism: The Evolution of a Doctrine

This extraordinary narrative account vividly depicts a declaration proclaimed on 8th August 11642, during the Islamic month of Ramaḍān just after noon in the mountain fortresses of Alamūt. The orator of this quite unprecedented address was none other than the Nizārī Ismāʿīlī Imām Ḥasan II, designated by the Ismāʿīlīs with the honorific title of ʿalā dhikrihi al-salām („upon whose remembrance be peace‟).

The Qā’im and Qiyāma Doctrines in the Thought of Fāṭimid and Alamūt Ismāʿīlism: The Evolution of a Doctrine

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2012
Date Published  2012
Authors  Pabani, Nadim
Original Publication  MSc Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Graduate School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures University of Edinburgh
Key Words  Qiyama; Fatimid; Ismāʿīlīs; Ḥasan alā dhikrihi al-salām; declaration

The Ismaili of Central Asia

The Ismailis are one of the largest Muslim minority populations of Central Asia, and they make up the second largest Shiʿi Muslim community globally. First emerging in the second half of the 8th century, the Ismaili missionary movement spread into many areas of the Islamic world in the 10th century, under the leadership of the Ismaili Fatimids caliphs in Egypt. The movement achieved astounding success in Central Asia in the 10th century, when many of the political and cultural elites of the region were converted.

The Ismaili of Central Asia

The Ismailis are one of the largest Muslim minority populations of Central Asia, and they make up the second largest Shiʿi Muslim community globally. First emerging in the second half of the 8th century, the Ismaili missionary movement spread into many areas of the Islamic world in the 10th century, under the leadership of the Ismaili Fatimids caliphs in Egypt. The movement achieved astounding success in Central Asia in the 10th century, when many of the political and cultural elites of the region were converted.

The Entanglement of the Ginans in Khoja Governance

The disputes amongst the Khojas regarding the payment of dues, the use of common property, the management of the community came under the jurisdiction of the civil courts. This treatment of Khojas under the civil court has two genealogies, (1) the conception of colonial religious groups and (2) the secularization of state rule. I shall discuss these briefly below and then we will go on to the manner in which the Ginan were employed in this discussion

The Entanglement of the Ginans in Khoja Governance

The disputes amongst the Khojas regarding the payment of dues, the use of common property, the management of the community came under the jurisdiction of the civil courts. This treatment of Khojas under the civil court has two genealogies, (1) the conception of colonial religious groups and (2) the secularization of state rule. I shall discuss these briefly below and then we will go on to the manner in which the Ginan were employed in this discussion

The Entanglement of the Ginans in Khoja Governance

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2007
Date Published  2007
Authors  Shodhan, Amrita
Original Publication  Matrix Publishing, 169-180
Publisher  Matrix Publishing, 169-180
Key Words  Ginans Ismailis Khojas

THE NETWORK OF ISMAʿILI CASTLES IN THE ALAMUT REGION: POWER AND GOVERNANCE

In 1090, Hasan-i Sabbah (1050s –1124), the mysterious leader of the Nizari Ismaʿilis in Persia, obtained control of Alamut Castle, one of the major existing castles in the northern part of Iran, and reinforced it as the headquarters of his activities against the Seljuq government. The Nizari Ismaʿilis gradually became a very influential community within the political and intellectual history of the Islamic world until the fall of Alamut in 1256.

THE NETWORK OF ISMAʿILI CASTLES IN THE ALAMUT REGION: POWER AND GOVERNANCE

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  Yeganehfarzand, Seyedhamed
Original Publication  ARTiculate Vol.2, Spring 2017, University of Victoria
Key Words  Alamut Castles; Hasan-i Sabbah; Nizari Ismaʿilis;

The origins, evolution and decline of the Khojki script

The Khojki script is an Indian script whose origins are in Sindh (now southern Pakistan), a region that has witnessed the conflict between Islam and Hinduism for more than 1,200 years. After the gradual occupation of the region by Muslims from the 8th century onwards, the region underwent significant cultural changes.

The origins, evolution and decline of the Khojki script

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2015
Date Published  2015
Authors  Bruce, Juan
Publisher  Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Typeface Design, University of Reading, 2015.
Key Words  Khojki Script Khojas Ismailis Aga Khan Case

The Ismaili "Ginan" Tradition from the Indian Subcontinent

Ginans are devotional songs rooted in the musical and poetic matrix of Indian culture. The term "ginan" carries a double significance: on the one hand, it means "religious knowledge" or "wisdom," analogous to the Sanskrit word jnana
(knowledge).2 On the other hand, it means "song" or "recitation," suggesting a link to the Arabic ghanna and the Urdu/Hindi ghana, both verbs meaning "to sing."3 For the past seven hundred years, Ismailis from the Indian subcontinent

The Ismaili "Ginan" Tradition from the Indian Subcontinent

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2004
Date Published  2004
Authors  Gillani, Karim
Original Publication  Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 2 (December 2004), pp. 175-185
Alternate Title  The Ismaili Ginan Tradition from the Indian Subcontinent
Publisher  Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA)
Key Words  Ginans Ismaili Jamat Khana

Circulars of The Religious Study Group Of Mombasa (Consolidated)

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  1959
Date Published  1959Mombasa
Authors  Mombasa Study Group
Key Words  Ismaili Studies Mombasa Study Group

Salah al-Din and Syrian Assassins

Since ancient times in the East lots of religio-philosophical and mystical sects have been established, but most of them collapsed and disappeared during the centuries. The Islamic era was not an exception. Despite the fact that orthodox Islam was fighting with all “heretics” in every way, many religio-philosophical orders were established in the Islamic world and they suggested their own interpretations of Islam to society

Salah al-Din and Syrian Assassins

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2020
Date Published  2020
Authors  Narimanishvili, George
Publisher  Institute of Asia and Africa, Free University of Tbilisi.
Key Words  Salah al-Din and Syrian Assassins


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