18 Facts About Ismaili


Larger sect of Ismaili are the Nizaris, who recognize Aga Khan IV as the 49th hereditary Imam, while other groups are known as the Tayyibi branch.

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The biggest Ismaili community is in Gorno-Badakhshan, but Isma'ilis can be found in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Lebanon, Malaysia, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, India, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, East Africa, Angola, Bangladesh, and South Africa, and have in recent years emigrated to Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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

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

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Ismaili's ran the da'wat from Yemen in the name of Imaam Tayyib.

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

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Several Fatimid Ismaili dignitaries held the practice of esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an in very high regard as the counterpart to its literal revelation (tanzil).

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The Nizari Ismaili Muslims are required to pray what is known as the Du'a three times a day.

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Many Ismaili sects do not ascribe to mainstream Islamic beliefs regarding the Hajj, considering it instead to metaphorically mean visiting the Imam himself, that being the greatest and most spiritual of all pilgrimages.

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Ismaili 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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Ismaili encouraged women to participate in social and political affairs and criticized veiling as well as gender segregation, including the acts of Pardah and zenana (restraint on women from leaving the home).

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The situation of Ismaili women depends on factors including their government and its laws, economic ability, resource availability, and global conditions.

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

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

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