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The Turkic Dynasties of Ghaznavids and Seljuqs role in Consolidating a Sunni Identity

When considering the role of the incoming Turks into the general Islamic culture of this period, it is conventional to perceive them as zealous converts to Islam and fervent supporters of the Sunna. As they emphasized their loyalty to Sunni

A Short History of the Ismailis Traditions of a Muslim Community

The Ismailis represent the second largest Shi‘i Muslim community after the Twelvers (Ithna‘ asharis), and are today scattered as religious minorities in more than twenty-five countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Despite their long history and contributions to Islamic civilisation, however, they were until recently one of the least understood Muslim communities. In fact, a multitude of medieval legends and misconceptions circulated widely about Ismaili teachings and practices, while the rich literary heritage of the Ismailis remained inaccessible to outsiders.

A Short History of the Ismailis Traditions of a Muslim Community

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  1998
Date Published  1998
Authors  Daftary, Farhad
Original Publication  A Reading Guide prepared by Aleem Karmali for the Department of Community Relations, 2012
Publisher  A Reading Guide prepared by Aleem Karmali for the Department of Community Relations, 2012
Source  

Edinburgh University Press, 1998

Key Words  Ismailis; Shi‘i Muslim; Islamic civilisation; Ismaili teachings and practices; Ismaili history and thought

A teaching and learning guide for: “A survey of Ismaili studies Part 1” and “A survey of Ismaili studies Part 2”

Ismailis, make up the second largest branch of Shi‘i Islam after the Twelvers (Ithna ‘Ashariyyah). While all Muslims
recognize Prophet Muhammad as the last in a long line of Prophets and Messengers of God and the Qur'an as the
revelation of God's Word, there are differences of interpretation concerning the scope and locus of religious authority
after the death of Muhammad. Sunni Muslims vest religious authority in the Qur'an, the Hadith, and the interpretations
of these sources by the religious scholars (‘ulama) of the community; Shi‘i Muslims believe that the Prophet

A teaching and learning guide for: “A survey of Ismaili studies Part 1” and “A survey of Ismaili studies Part 2”

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2016
Date Published  2016
Authors  Andani,Khalil
Original Publication  Religion Compass 2016; 10: 283–291 wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/rec3 © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd 283
Key Words  Ismailis; Shi‘i Islam; religious authority; ‘ulama; divinely inspired knowledge; Ali b. Abi Talib; Imamat. Ithna Asharis; Zaydis

Aga Khan’s foundation gives €100,000 towards post-fire reforestation

His Highness the Aga Khan meets Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal Paulo Portas in Lisbon   2015-06-03
Source: 
portugalresident.com

With news of how the country means to recover the devastation of last summer’s forest fires updating by the day, one of the latest highlights is a donation of €100,000 for reforestation efforts from the Aga Khan’s Ismaili community, based in Lisbon.

The offer was announced yesterday (Thursday), with the money going towards reforesting Leiria’s ‘mata nacional’ - one of the areas worst hit by the fires that are now thought to have killed as many as 50 people in October (see below).

Ismailis in Muslim World -

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0459-HISTORY OF ISMAILIS - 2000

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Expedition to Khorassan

(Following is a brief provisional report of the Expedition to Khorassan in 1967 by Mr. Peter Willey regarding the Ismaili Forts and throwing light upon the Nizari Ismailis - their movements and achievements)

1. OBJECTS OF THE EXPEDITION.

(a) General Background:

My First Meeting With the Ismailis in Persia

I came in touch with the Ismailis for the first time in Persia, in February 1912. The world was quite different then. No one imagined that the Great World War I, with all its misery and suffering, was just round the corner. Persia was still living in her ancestral mediaeval style, and her affairs were largely going on in their traditional ways, as they were going on for centuries.

Ismailis in Russia

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  Submitted
Authors  Ivanow, Prof. W.
Original Publication  Read & Know
Issue  No.5
Publisher  H.H. The AgaKhan Shia Imami Ismaili Association for Tanzania
Key Words  russia; ismailis


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