1. 1975 KARIM AGA KHAN DECLARED “IMAMAH” TO BE EXPLAINED AND UNDERSTOOD AS THE “MAZHAR” (manifest) OF GOD at the World Ismaili Religious & Social Leaders Conference in Paris (see scanned details)
2. 1984 KARIM AGA KHAN ASSERTED THAT HE WAS NEITHER A GOD NOR “SPOKESMAN FOR ALLAH” through the world’s prestigious Magazine LIFE of February (see page 15 scanned below)
3.ALLAH REVEALS IN THE QUR’AN, Chapter 21 – Verse 73; He appointed the IMAMS and “THEY CONSTANTLY SERVED US” Arabic Text and its translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali is reproduced below.
4.2002 June 23, Karim Aga Khan declared before Governor Perry and media at Houston, Texas, US: ”for Muslims the word of Qur’an is the word of God” during the Openning Ceremony of an Ismaili Jamatkhana…
REVIEW OF SOME APPROVED FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND BELIEFS
NOTE: On the subject of the paper entitled “Fundamental Beliefs of Ismailis”, it was AGREED that there was no need for such a statement since the Constitutionsalready carry a statment of basic Ismaili beliefs.
List of Delegates: CONVENERS: Count Sir Eboo Pirbhai; Varasiani Gulzar Muller CANADA: Amirali Pirbhai Haji; Dr. Azim Nanji FRANCE:Alijah G. B. Janmohamed INDIA:Rai Jusabali Pardhan; Itmadi Badruddin Morani; Vazir Amirali Rahetulla; Jafferali ‘Chottu’ Lakhani. KENYA:Idris Rupani; Dr. Aziz Esmail, Al-Waez Abdulrasul Mawji MIDDLE EAST:Kamal Khan Syria & Lebanon;Dr. Rahmtoullah Abdullah Beirut;Chief Mukhi Mohamed Adra Salamieh; Al-Waez Sadruddine Al-Mohammad Syrian Jamat. PAKISTAN: Rai Kassim Ali M. Jaffer; Vazir Captain Amirali Currim; Rai Ramzanali Merchant; Miss Zawahir Noorally; TANZANIA:Jafferali H. M. Tejpar; Karim B. Jina; U.K.: Fatehali Damji; Dr. Akber Ladak; Dr. Sadek Assad; U.S.A.:Alijah Abdul Raheman Laljee; SECRETARIAT:Rai Eqbal Rupani; Rai Fatehali G. Rashid; Rai Mohamedali R. Janmohamed; Huzurmukhi Nizar Khalfan
The List of Delegates from various parts of the world demonstrates that the Resolved and Approved Fundamental Concept and Belief of Ismailis world wide in 1975, for their Hazar Imam is “Mazhar (manifest) of God”.
To learn more on this topic of MAZHAR visit http://www.mostmerciful.com/mazhar.htm
2. TEN YEARS THEREAFTER, KARIM AGA KHAN ASSERTS HE IS NOT ”SPOKESMAN FOR ALLAH” THROUGH ‘LIFE’ MAGAZINE
3. ALLAH REVEALS THE IMAMS ARE “OUR SERVANTS”
وَجَعَلۡنَـٰهُمۡ أَٮِٕمَّةً۬ يَہۡدُونَ بِأَمۡرِنَا وَأَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَيۡهِمۡ فِعۡلَ ٱلۡخَيۡرَٲتِ وَإِقَامَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَإِيتَآءَ ٱلزَّڪَوٰةِۖ وَكَانُواْ لَنَا عَـٰبِدِينَ (٧٣
Ismailis claim that what Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) had declared at Ghadir-e-Khum about their 1st IMAM Hadhrat Ali (a.s.) was Commanded by Allah, with the warning that if the Prophet was not to deliver that Important Message of Allah about Ali’s IMAMAT, the Prophet would not have fulfilled his Mission based upon verse 5: 67 of the Qur’an
4. “THE WORD OF QUR’AN IS THE WORD OF GOD” SAYS KARIM AGA KHAN IN YEAR 2OO2 AT HOUSTON, TEXAS USA, WHILE OPENING JAMATKHANA
IN THAT CASE KARIM AGA KHAN MUST ESTABLISH HIS DAILY SALAH, PAY HIS ZAKAH FROM HIS PERSONAL INCOME AND SERVE HIS MASTER THE ALLAH BY OBEYING ABOVE MENTIONED COMMANDS IN THE QUR’AN AS A “LIVING IMAM” AND OPENLY TELL HIS FOLLOWERS THAT HE IS AN ABID “SERVANT OF ALLAH”.
In one of the recorded prayers of Hazrath Ali, published in Nahjul Balagha, Sermons, Letters and Sayings of Hazrath Ali, the first Imam prays:
” O my Lord! Thou art the Creator, I am the created: Thou art the Sovereign, I am only Thy servant: I am the beseecher, Thou my Lord! art the Refuge. Thou art the Forgiver. I am the sinner; Thou my Lord! art the Merciful. All-knowing, All-loving: I am groping in the dark; I seek Thy knowlege and Love…” Page 89 Published by Khorasan Islamic Centre, Karachi, 1971 Second Edition
KARIM AGA KHAN’S AUTHORITY AS THE 49th IMAM OF ISMAILIS COMES FROM 1st IMAM HAZARATH ALI WHO PRAYED AS A SERVANT OF ALLAH.
KARIM AGA KHAN PRAYED HIS FRIDAY JUMMAH PRAYER AT A SUNNI MOSQUE IN BOMBAY SITTING NEXT TO THE IMAM OF MOSQUE IN 1958