Imamat Day: “The Nur (Light) of Imamat”|Munajat (Supplication) – Ya Ali Khuba Mijalas|The Historical Proof

The Nur (Light) of Imamat — Simerg com

A portrait of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV during his enthronement in Geneva, Switzerland

A portrait of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV during his enthronement in Geneva, Switzerland after his grandfather, His Highness the Aga Khan III, passed away on July 11, 1957. Photo by Philippe Le Tellier/Paris Match via Getty Images.

The doctrine of Imamat has been central in Shia Islam since the designation by the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) of Hazrat Ali (a.s.) as his successor at Ghadir-Khumm. Among the various interpretations in Shia Islam, the Ismaili Muslims believe in the continuity of the Imamat through a living hereditary Imam descended from Hazrat Ali, through the prophet’s daughter Bibi Fatima (a.s). The current Imam of the Ismailis is His Highness the Aga Khan, who completes his 59th Imamat anniversary as the Ismaili community’s 49th Imam on July 11, 2016. To mark this occasion, we are pleased to provide short selections on the Imamat drawn from numerous writings of historians, theologians, philosophers and poets, Ismailis and non-Ismailis alike. But we begin, on this page, with a short piece prepared for younger readers, followed by a link to other pieces that includes the transliteration and translation of the Munajaat which is recited in many parts of the world specifically for the Imamat Day celebration.

We wish Ismailis around the world Imamat Day Mubarak, and pray that the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, may continue for several more years beyond the celebration of his Diamond Jubilee on July 11, 2017, which is now exactly 52 weeks away.

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The Imamat As Depicted Through the Ages in Ismaili and non-Ismaili Writings

Munajat (Supplication) – Ya Ali Khuba Mijalas
Celebrating the ascension to the throne of Imamat

Verse 1

Transliteration

Ya Ali Khuba Mijalas Zinat Karake
Farasha Bichhai Gali,
Aan Baithe Hay Takht-Ke Upar
Shah Karim Shah Vali

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The Pure Progeny and the Blessed Face of the Imam of the Time
by Al–Mu’ayyad fi’l–Din al–Shirazi

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The Pure Progeny and the Blessed Face of the Imam of the Time

The beatific vision is of two kinds: one a physical meeting with the Imam and the other a spiritual recognition of his essence, through which God is recognized.

Speaking of the second of these, Pir Sadr al-Din, in his ginan “Sakhi māhā pad keri vāt koek jānere”, writes:

Friend! None but a few know of the exalted station. Indeed, they alone recognize it who have found the true guide.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Direct Descent from Prophet Muhammad – The Historical Proof — Ismaili Gnosis com

The Aga Khan's Direct Descent from Prophet Muhammad- Historical Proof

Ya Ali Madad Friend,

To commemorate this year’s Imamat Day we offer our new article, “The Aga Khan’s Direct Descent from Prophet Muhammad: Historical Proof“, presenting both a theological argument for the Imamat and, what might well be, the most comprehensive compilation of historical evidence — from the latest academic sources of Ismaili history — attesting to each Imam in the chain of Imamat from Hazrat Ali upto Mawlana Hazar Imam (Aga Khan IV), thereby confirming Hazar Imam’s direct, unbroken lineal descendant from Prophet Muhammad.

For each Imam, we provide a short biographical summary as well as citations to all primary sources, we have noted to date, that confirm the Imam. As more sources are discovered we will continue to update the references in an effort to ensure the compilation continues to be academically authoritative and reliable. Nevertheless, we are already able to state the commonly held notion that there are gaps in the historical record of the Imamat’s continuity is no longer true.

Click here to read:
“The Aga Khan’s Direct Descent from Prophet Muhammad: Historical Proof”
http://bit.ly/29puc1B

Source: Ismaili Gnosis com

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Imamat Day Mubarak! — The Ismaili org
Mawlana Hazar Imam wearing ceremonial regalia outside his residence as he greets the leaders of the global Ismaili Muslim community. GARY OTTE
Mawlana Hazar Imam wearing ceremonial regalia outside his residence as he greets the leaders of the global Ismaili Muslim community. GARY OTTE

Foremost among the principles of the Shia Ismaili Tariqah of Islam is the recognition of the Imam of the Time. Imamat Day is an occasion to reaffirm this principle, express gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam, and to reaffirm our spiritual allegiance to the Imam and our commitment to the ethics of the faith.

Fifty-nine years ago, on the 11th of July 1957, Mawlana Hazar Imam succeeded his grandfather, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, as the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

In keeping with the 1 400-year old tradition of Muslim leadership, covering all interpretations of Islam, Mawlana Hazar Imam has guided his murids in matters of faith and worked tirelessly to improve the quality and security of their lives. This latter concern extends not only to the Ismailis but all those who share their lives – locally, nationally and internationally.

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s vision, as well as the Imamat’s institutional capacity to catalyse human development, have been widely recognised by governments, international organisations and civil society institutions. Today, the Imamat’s privileged relationships with many of these enhance its capacity to contribute to human development on a global scale.

Imamat Day is an occasion to reaffirm our allegiance and gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam for his benevolence and guidance, and to renew our commitment to the ethics of the faith. On the occasion of the 59th anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s accession to the Ismaili Imamat, TheIsmaili.org extends warmest Imamat Day wishes to all Ismaili Muslims around the world.

Source: The Ismaili org

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