18 Facts About Isma'ili


The Isma'ili get their name from their acceptance of Imam Isma'il ibn Jafar as the appointed spiritual successor to Ja'far al-Sadiq, wherein they differ from the Twelver Shia, who accept Musa al-Kadhim, the younger brother of Isma'il, as the true Imam.

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Isma'ili's family was starved and deprived of water and supplies, until eventually the army came in on the tenth day and martyred Husayn and his companions, and enslaved the rest of the women and family, taking them to Kufa.

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Nizari Isma'ili do not mourn this in the same way because of the belief that the light of the Imam never dies but rather passes on to the succeeding Imam, making mourning arbitrary.

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At this point, some of the Isma'ili community believed that Muhammad ibn Isma'il had gone into the Occultation and that he would one day return.

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Isma'ili's rule was the longest of any caliph in both the Fatimid and other Islamic empires.

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Isma'ili was promoted to the post of hujjah long before by Imam Mustansir at the death of her husband.

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Isma'ili ran the da'wat from Yemen in the name of Imaam Tayyib.

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Isma'ili was instructed and prepared by Imam Mustansir and ran the dawat from Yemen in the name of Imaam Tayyib, following Imams for the second period of Satr.

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Isma'ili's family later relocated to the city of Tehran, which was an area with an extremely active Isma'ili Da'wah.

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Isma'ili immersed himself in Isma?ili thought; however, he did not choose to convert until he was overcome with an almost fatal illness and feared dying without knowing the Imam of his time.

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Isma'ili was offered a safe place in Alamut, where Hassan-Al-Sabbah welcomed him.

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Musta'li progressed mainly under the Isma'ili-adhering Yemeni ruling class well into the 12th century, until the fall of the last Sulayhid dynasty, Hamdanids and Zurayids rump state in 1197 AD, then they shifted their da'wat to India under the Da'i al-Mutlaq, working on behalf of their last Imam, Taiyyab, and are known as Bohra.

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Tajiks of Xinjiang, being Isma'ili, were not subjected to being enslaved in China by Sunni Muslim Turkic peoples because the two peoples did not share a common geographical region.

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Isma'ili came into his role at an early age, due to his father's early death, so his mother, Lady Ali Shah, played an influential role during his early years.

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Isma'ili encouraged women to participate in social and political affairs and criticized veiling as well as gender segregation, including the acts of Pardah and zenana.

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Isma'ili was famous for converting the sultan of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate Burhan Nizam Shah I to Shia Islam.

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Isma'ili was killed and a regional Timurid dynasty ruler Mirza Khan established his rule over the region.

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The Druze faith is often classified as a branch of Isma'ili; although according to various scholars Druze faith "diverge substantially from Islam, both Sunni and Shia".

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