Ismaili’s are a branch within the Shia’ Sect of Islam.
They have many secret beliefs and practices, however, a former Ismaili has revealed the secrets and practices for us to learn from to understand the misguided beliefs of the Ismaili’s.
Below are segments of numerous articles from their website MostMerciful
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In the Book Throne of Gold – The Lives of the Aga Khans by Anne Edwards:
A few excerpts from the book jacket:
“The book opens with the legendary Aga Khan III, Indian by birth, head of his people from the age of six, confident to Queen Victoria, friend of Edward VII, president of the League of Nations, and famed for his lavish life-style and his many beautiful European wives and mistresses.”
“Aga Khans III’s elder son, Aly Khan, was even more flamboyant — soldier, diplomat, businessman, horse breeder, and internationally famous playboy. His second wife was film star Rita Hayworth, and he had notorious affairs with Gene Tierney, Merele Oberon, Joan Fontaine and Pamela Harriman.”
In the book titled Aly by Leonard Slater, Aly Khan is labeled on the cover as “Prince, Adventurer, Diplomat, Diety, and Perhaps the Greatest Lover of Our Times”.
Aly S. Khan had married to Joan Barbara Guinness on May 18, 1936 in Paris and had a son named Karim on December 13, 1936 in Geneva. First page of a five page court document dissolving the marriage of Petitioner Thomas L. E. B. Guinness and Respondent Joan Barbara Guinness that show “Guinness vs Guinness and Aly Khan” on the front of the document. The uncontested charges laid by the Petitioner and recorded within the document are that his wife Joan Barbara Guinness “had frequently committed adultery with Prince Aly S. Khan from the 17th day of April 1935 until the 20th day of April 1935 at the Hotel Ritz, Place Vendom, Paris, in the Republic of France.”
This document from the High Court of Justice, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, (Divorce.) dated 5th Day of May, 1936
In the book Ismaili Literature – Series A no. 15 of The Ismaili Society Series by W. Ivanow shows that the sacred books of the Ismaili’s are forgeries:
Note: There is a FARMAN (Imam’s Pronouncement), by Aga Khan III instructing his followers to read the books written by Dr. A. A. A. Faizee and Professor W. Ivanow to know the Truth of his religion.
In the book Memoirs of Aga Khan it states that there are no Priests, or monks, as seen below, BUT during his Imamat the author of the below text – AGA KHAN 3rd himself did and even the present AGA KHAN 4th himself does forgive the SINS of the AGAKHANI ISMAILIS after collecting prescribed fees. It is an integral part of the Ismaili ritual that no Ismaili can deny. No doubt, many Ismailis do address Karim Aga Khan as “Our Living God”!!!
“…and who can forgive sins except Allah?” Glorious Qur’an 3: 135
In the book The Shi’a of India by John Norman Hollister we can read some more details of the practices of the Ismaili
A vast majority of the Agakhani Ismailis are unaware of the fact that Aga Khan the First had written his auto biography entitled ‘Ibrat Afza’, mentioned below by the author. In this autobiography, the Aga Khan has recorded the fact that he was a devout Shi’a Ithna’Ashri and practiced the rituals of that faith with dedications. It is noteworthy to read “The Shi’a sects soon equated their Imams with God Himself…”.
YOUNG ISMAILIS CLAIM KARIM AGA KHAN IS NO MORE THAN A “COMMUNITY LEADER” HAZARÂ IMAM ~ BUT ~
THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE RECITING IN THEIR DAILY PRAYERS!!!
The following Arabic Text of Ismaili Prayer is formulated and promulgated by the AGA KHAN.
Every Ismaili RECITES this Verse, three times a day:
TAWAS-SALU ‘INDAL-MASAYIBI, BI-MAWLAKUMIL-HADIRIL-MAWJUD
Majority of the Young Ismailis who claim Karim Aga Khan to be NO MORE than their “Community Leader” do not know what the Arabic passage means…
Seek at the time of difficulties, the help of your Lord,
the present living Shah Karim al-Hussainy
(The above translation is reproduced from the authorized Ismaili publication)
You can SEEK HELP in the time of difficulties ONLY from someone who can and will HEAR your cries for such HELP, from any part of the world and at anytime of the Day or Night, and RESPOND TO THEM…
The above quoted enigmatic text is recited by the Ismailis after they recite the opening chapter of the Qur’an — Surah Al-Fatiah, in their ritual prayers. This text negates the portion of Al-Fatiah which reads: “IYYAKA NAABDU WA IYYAKA NASTAYEEN” (meaning; “To Thee Alone we worship and from Thee Alone we seek help”).
DO THESE YOUNG EDUCATED ISMAILIS OF 21ST CENTURY REALLY BELIEVE THAT THEIR ~ “COMMUNITY LEADER” ~ HAZAR IMAM KARIM AL-HUSSAINY LIVING IN FRANCE DOES HEAR THEIR CRIES AND RESPONDS???
IF THEIR ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTION IS YES,
THEN KARIM AGA KHAN HAS THE POWER AND ABILITY THAT EVEN THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH HAD NEVER CLAIMED. CONSEQUENTLY THEIR LORD – HAZAR IMAM IS GREATER THAN PROPHET AND IS a god UPON THIS EARTH.
But it has already been revealed to thee as it was to those before thee “If thou wert to join (gods with Allah) truly fruitless will be thy work (in life) and thou wilt surely be in the ranks of those who lose (all spiritual good).”Â Glorious Qur’an 39: 65
IF THEIR ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTION IS NO,
THEN THEIR PRAYERS ARE IN VAIN AND THE MONEY THAT THEY PAY TO KARIM AGA KHAN’S AGENTS (MUKHIS) IN THE JAMATKHANAS ARE GOING DOWN THE DRAIN & WASTED.
Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside Allah respond to them not at all, save as (if the response to) one who stretcheth forth his hands toward water (asking) that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never reach it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth (far) astray.Â Glorious Qur’an 13: 14
THEY BETTER GIVE THAT MONEY TO THE NEEDY AND EARN THEIR HONEST BLESSINGS…
IS IT NOT BETTER THAN WASTING MONEY AND EARNING THE SIN OF SHIRK?
According to Ismaili, Allah is every where and facing any direction will not make cts sinful. But, was not this fact “Allah is every where” also known to the Prophet and the Imams and yet they only prayed in the direction specified by Allah Himself? (If we were to assume the same logic?)
“So from whence so ever thou startest forth turn thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque; among wheresoever ye are turn your face thither that there be no ground of dispute against you among the people except those of them that are bent on wickedness; so fear them not but fear Me; and that I may complete My favors on you and ye may (consent to) be guided.” Qur’an 2:150
Until 1980′s there were, some as big as life-size, colored photos of Karim Aga Khan on all the four walls of the Prayer Halls in each and every Jamatkhana. Every Ismaili (man or woman) had but to FACE the Photo of his/her Beloved Spiritual Father and Mother — Karim Aga Khan, while
Today, there are only two small photographs on the two side walls. Hence, an Ismaili will tell you with a firm voice and absolute confidence:
“It is a LIE. We DO NOT FACE the photos of Aga Khan, while we recite our Du’a (Ismaili Prayer) in Jamatkhanas.”
BUT… he/she will not tell you to whom they DO FACE…
FOUR PERSONALITIES are directly APPOINTED for a specific term, by Karim Aga Khan. During their Terms of Office they, ON BEHALF OF HAZAR IMAM (KARIM AGA KHAN)
FACE THE CONGREGATION during all the religious ceremonies and prayers
BLESS THE FOLLOWERS in the name of SHAH-PIR (Karim Aga Khan)
FORGIVE THEIR SINS by sprinkling the Holy Water on their Faces
COLLECT CASH Collect donations, Zakat (Dasond), etc., without giving any receipt
PERFORM MARRIAGES in lieu of the Islamic Nikah Ceremonies, the couples Prostrate to them and receive their Blessings
ALL THE ABOVE ACTS ARE PERFORMED SITTING IN FRONT OF THE CONGREGATION.