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My Flag - Ismaili Flag - Quote from Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah

Quoted from our 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah:

"My dear Hoodbhoy,

In reply to your letter of 8thOctober, 1954, the colours of our flag
are, as you know, red and green, the reason being that we represent
both the Shah and the Pir. The Shah was Imam Hussain and the Pir was
Imam Hasan. Imam Hasan had the Pir's colour of green, but Imam
Hussain's martyrdom was so enormous in events and was so opposed to
even the smallest laws of war that the colour of his holy blood namely
red, was accepted with the green of the Holy Prophet's flag, as a

Word Reference: 

JAZIRA

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Island, climate, region. Adam was born on one of these 12 islands (in Ceylon).

ARJUN

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Son of Pandu, the father of the 5 Pandavs. Married Chitraganda and Ulipi. Father of Babhruwana*, brother to Sohodew, Bhim.

KILLIS, YAQUB IBN -

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See KILLIS, YAQUB IBN

BAQIYA

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Cemetary where Hazrat Hassan and Bibi Fatima are buried.

FIRUZ

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Fatimid Dai who left his master on a voyage to Maghreb in 902 after learning of the change of plans by the Imam. He was executed in Yemen.

HASSANALI, 40è. PIR

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Imam Hassanali took back the Piratan after the death of Pir Ali Asgar Beg*. Later appointed Pir Mirza Qasim Ali. As per his wish, he was buried in Najaf.

ABU YAQUB ISHAQ B. SULEMAN

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(10th Century). Imam Mehdi's private doctor and author of several texts on medicine.

IMAMUDDIN, SEYYED INDRa.

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Imam Shah *. Was not a Pir. Not to be confused with Pir Salamuddin or Pir Imamuddin.(all 3 of them are also known as Imamuddin)

AJAMI, IBRAHIM B. ISMAIL, al-

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Persian Dai, served as Deputy for Emir Radhwan of Alep whose son Alp Arslan overtook his power and attempted to destroy the Ismailis. Ibrahim escaped and sought refuge in Sheizar*.

SALMAN FARSI

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Salman the Persian.Born in the Mazdean religion but became Christian and then Muslim. He was the compaion of Hazrat Ali and Prophet Muhammad. He had a written copy of the Quran according to KIM. In the sequence of Alif/Lam/Mim he has the rank of Pir and is symbolised by the letter "Lam". He died between 20 and 28 AH at the age of 87 years. He buried Bibi Fatima. He himself was buried at Madain. The Soul attains salvation when it reaches the stage of Salman.

SHAMS, 23è PIR (VOYAGES)

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Travels: travelled to Afghanistan, Arabia, Bangldesh, China, Malaysia, India, Inran, Iraq, Kashmir, Russia, Turkey. Converted over half a million people.

SULTAN MOHAMMED SHAH, 49è PIR

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2 nov 1877 - 11 July 1957, 48th Imam, 49th Pir. Son of Imam Ali Shah. Piratan continues with Hazar Imam Shah Karim (See. Last Will and Testament of Imam Sultan Mohammed Shah)

NASSIRUDDIN, 24è PIR

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Son of Pir Shams. Born in Sabzwar. Became Pir in 757AH at the age of 100 years. During the 10 years of his Piratan he travelled to Punjab, Kashmir, Sind and Gujerat.

REHMATULLAH, SEYYED

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(14/15e S.) One of the 19 children of Pir Hassan Kabirdin.

JAZUDDIN, SEYYED

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On of the 19 children of Pir Hassan Kabirdin. He is buried at Multan.

ASSAD B. KASSIM AL-AJAMI

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Dai and astronomer sent in 490AH to Alep by Hassan bin Sabbah. Converted Emir Ridwan and delivered the Khoutba in the name of the Fatimid Caliphate for 1 month.

KOTADA OR KOTARI

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The word Kotada or Kotari means village. In Sind, the town of Thatta is very historical where Muhammad bin Kassim first came from Arab. In district Thatta, there are 16 villages, each village contains Jamatkhana. The total population of the Ismailis in 16 villages is about 4500. In its village, called Ghulam Mulla is a historical, where the holy dust (khak-e-shaffa) was dug for shaffa according to the order of Imam Aga Ali Shah in 1881.

BATINITE

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(Arabic) batin = estoeric. Name given to the Ismailis, those who believe in the esoteric.


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