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Pir Shams

Our 23rd Holy Pir Shams

Our 23rd Holy Pir Shams was born in Subzwar, Iran. His father was Hazrat Pir Sahebdin and mother's name was Fatima binte Sayyed Abdul Hadi. Our 29th Imam Kassim Shah appointed Pir Shams to propagate (Dawat) the Ismaili faith outside Iran. Pir Shams reached Badakshan, Ghazni, Kashmir and many other places in Hindustan. Pir Shams was also known as Pir Shams Subzwar because he spent part of his life in that place. In Ginans he has also been called Pir Shams Chot (because he had long hair which he tied as chotli). Pir Shams composed many ginans and granths.

Hazrat Shams Tabrizi

Hazrat Shams Tabrizi the teacher of Rumi was also the same Pir Shams Subzwari of the Ismailis who traveled to many places such as China, Tibet, India etc to propogate the faith and the knowledge of the Holy Ismaili Imams

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