Linda Young - AHN Editor
London, England (AHN)
February 29, 2008 12:22 p.m. EST
Four Nominees For 2008 Chatham House Prize
Voting is now open for the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Chatham House Prize. The now annual contest began in 2005 when the Royal Institute of International Affairs presented Ukraine's President Victor Yushchenko with the award for his demonstrated "political courage and skill" in "steering a peaceful process of political change in Ukraine."
This is a unique work on the Vedas as sources for Sathpanthi Ginans. The article was prepared by late Dr Gulshan Khakee, a pioneer Ismaili Scholar from Harvard.
Preface by Heritage Admin:
I read her Thesis on Das Avatara in the late 1970s’ and while searching for Manuscript in Gujarat in 1988, the “Mota Kaka”, the leaders of the Imam Shahis in Pirana told me that she came in the early 1970s’ to visit and was a dedicated researcher, they gave her a manuscript of the “Anant Akhado.”
"L'Imam ne disparaît jamais... L'Imam doit être présent dans ce monde pour guider Ses fidèles en tout temps, pour leur bien, pour les mener au Droit Chemin et pour le maintien de l'Imâmat."
Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah
Cutchh Nagalpûr, 28-11-1903.
LA PHÉNOMÉNOLOGIE HERMÉNEUTIQUE D'UN "PHILOSOPHE DE LA
MÉTAHISTOIRE" HENRY CORBIN (1903-1978) (1)
Ali Alibay et Diane Steigerwald
In The Qur'ân and Philosophical Reflections, p. 77-96.
Jakarta: Indonesian Academic Society XXI, 1998.
Le but de cette étude est de montrer et d'essayer de résoudre certaines contradictions apparentes qui paraissent lors de l'analyse de la lignée de l'Imâmat.
LE SERMON D’Al-GHADIR
Le dernier sermon adressé par le Prophète(S)
à l’humanité, à Ghadir Khom
Traduction : Ahmed Mustafa - juin 2005
Au Nom d’Allah, le Clément, le Miséricordieux
Eloges et Reconnaissance
[Full text is available for download in the attached pdf.]
A personal exegesis by Nagib Tajdin
"There were many ways to look at the beginning of this work. One way would have been
to analyze the Love Relation between Brahma and its Origin. The other approach would
have been to see it as an explanation of the Eternity and the Pre-Eternity through the
various Cycles of divine time that lead to the appearance of Brahma the Creator. A third
way to look at his would be to take it as a work that defines what happened between the
I find on the issues as follows, and I direct that the issues and my findings thereon be mentioned in the decree, as I am assured that this is a convenient course to adopt:-
1. Whether the offerings and presents received by the first Aga Khan and each of his ancestors since A.D. 1770 and earlier from the Khojas in Bombay and elsewhere and also from Ismaili Shias or the investments now representing the same form part of the entire estate of the first Aga Khan's own family as alleged in para 2 of the plaint?
Whether it was fraudulent I proceed to discuss.
Witness No. 3, Nathu Virji, is neither Shia Ismaili nor Shia Ashnashri. He cannot say what sort of a Shia Khoja he is. He does not understand what is meant by Shia Ismailis nor Shia Ashnashris. But he believes only in the 12 Imams. He also says that the Bibis of the Mursheds are regarded only as their Bibis. He has never heard the Doowa in which the names of the 48 Imams are recited. He admits that the Khojas of Cutch do not regard Coochick as Dharamguru, as they regard the present Aga Khan, and he says as follows:- "The present Aga Khan is on the gadi.
The Aga Khan has absolute property over the offerings made to him - Members of the Aga Khan's family not jointly entitled to such offerings - Succession to the estate of the Aga Khan is not joint - Khoja are Shiah Imami Ismailis and not Asnasharis - History of the Aga Khan family - History of Shia Imami Ismailis - Judge entitled to exclude the public from the court or to let the evidence likely to arouse religious or political disquietude be published.
Haji Bibi Case
THE BOMBAY LAW REPORTER
Before Mr. Justice Russell
H.H. SIR SULTAN MOHAMED SHAH,
THE AGA KHAN *
THE KHOJA CASE 1866
- A PARAPHRASE
The celebrated Khoja case which lasted for 25 days was litigated in the High Court of Bombay between the months of April and June, 1866, before Justice SIR JOSEPH ARNOULD.
WHO WERE THE PARTIES
The Plaintiffs were Daya Mahomad, Mahomad Saya, Peer Mohamed Cassumbhoy and Fazulbhoy Goolam Hoosanee with His Majesty's Advocate General as nominal complainant.
His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili
National Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Canada
Submission to Ontario Arbitration Review
September 10, 2004
Please see attached PDF for full text
4. THE PURE BRETHREN OF BASRA:
Isma'ili, Yezidi, Sufi.
IT IS an impossible task, presenting an entire history of schismatic Islamic
sects and Secret Societies in a short chapter. None of the sects which we shall
be surveying in this section fall under the category of Sabian, proper. However,
since there have been misunderstandings in the West as to the term Sabian, Sabaean,
etc., and to the connections between the Templars, Rosicrucians and Sufis, "Suphees",
"Sufees" "Sophees", "Sophis", etc., the Assassins,
The entry of the Seljuk Turks into Western Asia in the second half of the eleventh century forms one of the great epochs of world history.
11 Decembre2008-11 décembre 2009
Que brille toujours la Lumière Noor de Mowla projetée par le prisme du Darbar Deedar sur l’ Arc-en ciel fraternel sans frontières !
Voilà un an, on célébrait le dernier Darbar du Golden Jubilee au cœur de Paris.
By Mumtaz Ali Tajddin Sadiq Ali
Very little is known today about the early history of Nizari Ismaili Da'wa in the Indian
subcontinent. Except for a few brief mentions in the writings of that period, most of our
information regarding the preaching of Ismailism, the development of Ginanic literature and the
Pirs and Sayyeds who composed them is internal, that is, it is mentioned in their works. While
there is a general agreement amongst the scholars that the works that have survived to the
Our Holy Ginans are full of details about evolution. Following are some points written by Alwaez Abualy Alibhai Aziz.