Abdul Sultan: The Foundation of Sufism – Relation of Ismailism to Sufism



I was born in Karachi near Garden Jamatkhana. I am almost 90 years old and belong to the Manchester (UK) Jamat. My interest in Ismailism was a result of my daily attendance to Jamatkhana from childhood. This was from the year 1931 to 1941 when I was 5 to 15 years old. My 70 year old grandfather took me to Jamatkhana daily; he used my left shoulder as his support for walking to and from the JK.

Jamati rituals in those days took over 2 1⁄2 hours. Three weekdays were reserved for Wa’ez for over 1 1⁄2 hours each day. There were three local Hon. Wa’ezeen, who mostly participated by a weekly turn, but sometimes, the Ismailia Association (Bombay) would send a travelling Al-Wa’ez. I listened to the Wa’ez with interest because it usually consisted of long stories – religious, Quranic, or historical thirst for knowledge sprouted at that tender age. Sometimes the other children took interest…

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