The KUFR : Ismaili belief on 7 Pillars of Islam

Bismillahir Rahmani Rahim…

Praise be to Allaah.

Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.The Prophet (saws) said in an authentic narration: “The foundation of Islam is based on five pillars.To testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and Mohammed is Allah’s Messenger.To establish the (obligatory congregational) prayers.To pay Zakat (obligatory charity).To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.To perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).

As a Muslim, one cannot deny the fact there are five foundation pillars in Islam which are  :

1. Shahadah: declaring there is no god except Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger
2. Salat: ritual prayer five times a day
3. Zakat: giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needy
4. Sawm: fasting and self-control during the holy month of Ramadan
5. Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if one is able

The ISMAILI belief is based on the seven pillars of Islam  and it is derived from a book called “Diam-al-Islam” (Pillars of Islam), written by a Fatimid scholar named Qadi Al-Noa’man ibn Mohamed ibn Mansor ibn Ahmed ibn Hayyun Al Tamimi before his death in Cairo, Egypt, in 363 Hijrah (353 years after the death of Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). This book forms the constitution for the ISMAILI belief (rather than making the Quran as their constitution).It is from this book “Da’iam-al-Islam”, Book 1, Book of Faith, Paragraph 5 that Qadi Al-Noa’man has written:”And from Imam Jafar us Sadik, Islam is based upon seven Pillars:

1. Walaya (Devotion to the Imam and it is first and foremost)

2. Tahara (Ritual purity)

3. Salah (Prayer)

4. Zakah (Poor Tax)

5. Sawm (Fasting)

6. Hajj (Pilgrimage) and

7. Jihad (Holy War).

Now, we need to make a simple comparison between what has been reported from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and what has been supposedly reported from Imam Jafar us Sadik.The obvious difference is that from the original five Pillars of Islam as reported by the Prophet of Allah (PBUH), one has been removed (i.e. Shahaada,) and three have been added (i.e. Walaya, Tahara and Jihad). The new pillars of ‘walaya’ and ‘tahara’ were prioritized and added above the original 5 pillars declared by the Prophet of Allah (PBUH). There is absolutely no mention that Imam Jafar us Sadik reported these 7 Pillars of Islam from the Prophet of Allah (PbUH). It simply says, “From Imam Jafar us Sadik…”There is a time gap of at least 225 years between the narrator of the Seven Pillars (Imam Jafar us Sadik) and the author of the book, Da’iam al Islam, Qadi Al Noa’man.There is absolutely no mention of the “isnad” (list of narrators) in the whole Da’iam ul Islam, linking how did Qadi Noa’man receive these words supposedly narrated by Imam Jafar us Sadik. The author simply says 225 years after the death of Imam Jafar us Sadik, that he narrated it! This is absolutely against the principles, rules, and practice of reporting narrations. The book Da’aim al Islam (page xiv) also goes on to claim that the three pillars were “added” by the Fatimid Imams who formed their dynasty from Egypt in the year 341 (a.h. after hijrah) upto 567 (a.h.), thus negating the earlier statement in the book that these seven pillars were narrated by Imam Jafar us Sadik.

As the Quran clearly says,

Say, “Obey Allah and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away – then upon him is only that [duty] with which he has been charged, and upon you is that with which you have been charged. And if you obey him, you will be [rightly] guided. And there is not upon the Messenger except the [responsibility for] clear notification.” [Ch 24, V 54]

Now coming further down to the hypocrisy of Ismailis where their present Imam is claiming to be following the Jaffri Madhab in a letter to International Islamic conference in Amman Jordan in 2005. Please see image below to read the letter and also focus on the highlighted sentence by Agakhan He claims to be following the Jaffri madhab but they actually are not. They have reinvented the faith to fit their needs.

Zakat (Dasond) has been increased to 12.5 percent.

Hajj is replaced by Imams glimpse (Deedar)

Sawm (Fasting) has been forgiven. 

Ritual Purity has been dismissed.

Agakhan Letter P1

Dear Ismaili brothers and sisters, your present Imam is lying to the public and fooling you big time. Please come back to real Islam and you will surely find peace in it InshaAllah. Worship none but Allah Alone and that is what the Hazrat Ali (RA) did.

The choice is yours: Follow Allah and Allah’s Messenger (saws) and form your beliefs and the Islamic constitution from the Holy Quran. Or ‘forget the Glorious Quran, and follow the book written by Qadi Noaman and make that your constitution, in preference to the Holy Quran. The ‘supposed’ pillar of ‘walaaya’ was constructed by Qadi Noaman, and has absolutely no basis and no authority from the Book of Allah; the Al Quran, nor from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), nor has the author given the ‘isnad’ (list of narrators) that these ‘extra’ pillars were added by Imam Jafar us Sadik. It is indeed inconceivable to imagine that a scholar and leader of the stature of Imam Jafar us Sadik would dare to change the words of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), remove one pillar and add three pillars from himself.

(We seek Allah’s refuge from the blasphemy these people create in the name of such pious leaders and Imams.)

17 thoughts on “The KUFR : Ismaili belief on 7 Pillars of Islam

  1. Well it is not correct to be use ‘your present imam .. ..
    We ismailis are very proud of him and his ancestors. They have dedicated their whole lives for our wel beings.
    A 100 years ago our forefathers use to work in grave yards in INDIA..
    THANKS TO OUR Beloved IMAM and his dedicated family we are much respected position in this world compare to other sectarians…

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      • Dear brother Amir,
        You are talking to an Ex Ismali who left Ismalism and accepted true Islam by Allahs guidance.
        There is no harsh thing which has been used in the posting. And this site is not against Ismailis but against the false practices in Ismailism. You shouldn’t be offended or feel bad about it at all. What has been written in the article is pure thruth. Your Imam himself has acknowledged in his letter that your his community follows Jafri Madhab. Hope that clarifies everything.

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  2. The Qur’an uses the word kufr to denote people who cover up or hide realities. The Qur’an uses this word to identify those who denied Allah’s favors by not accepting His Dominion and Authority. Kufr thus is an antonym for iman or disbelief in Allah and a kafir is a non-believer. This type of kufr is called al-kufr al-akbar or major kufr. There are many types of al-kufr al-akbar:

    Kufr ul-‘Inad: Disbelief out of stubborness. This applies to someone who knows the truth and admits to knowing the truth and admits to knowing it with his tongue, but refuses to accept it and refrains from making a declaration. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “Throw into Hell every stubborn disbeliever.” [Surah Qaf (50), ayah 24]
    Kufr ul-Inkar: Disbelief out of denial. This applies to someone who denies with both heart and tongue. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “They recognize the favors of Allah, yet they deny them. Most of them are disbelievers.” [Surah Nahl (16), ayah 83]
    Kufr ul-Kibr: Disbelief out of arrogance and pride. The disbelief by the devils (e.g. Iblis) is an example of this type of kufr.
    Kufr ul-Juhud: Disbelief out of rejection.This applies to someone who aknowledges the truth in his heart, but rejects it with his tongue. This types of kufr is applicable to those who calls themselves Muslims but who reject any necessary and accepted norms of Islam such as salat and zakat. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “They denied them (i.e. the signs) even though their hearts believed in them, out of spite and arrogance.” [Surah Naml (27), ayah 14]
    Kufr ul-Nifaq: Disbelief out of hypocrisy.This applies to someone who pretends to be a believer but conceals his disbelief. Such a person is called a munafiq or hypocrite. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “Verily the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of Hell. You will find no one to help them.” [SurahAn-Nisa (4), ayah 145]
    Kufr ul-Istihal: Disbelief out of trying to make haram into halal. This applies to someone who accepts as lawful (halal) that which Allah has made unlawful (haram) like alcohol or adultery. Only Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, has the prerogative to make things halal and haram and those who seek to interfere with His right are like rivals to Him and therefore fall outside the boundries of faith.
    Kufr ul-Kurh: Disbelief out of detesting any of Allah’s Commands. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “Perdition (destruction) has been consigned to those who disbelieve and He will render their actions void. This is because they are averse to that which Allah has revealed so He has made their actions fruitless.” [Surah Muhammad (47), ayah 8-9]
    Kufr ul-Istihzaha: Disbelief due to mockery and derision. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “Say: Was it at Allah, His signs and His apostles that you were mocking? Make no excuses. You have disbelieved after you have believed.” [Surah Taubah (9), ayah 65-66]
    Kufr ul-I’radh: Disbelief due to avoidance. This applies to those who turn away and avoid the truth. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “And who is more unjust than he who is reminded of his Lord’s Signs but then turns away from them. Then he forgets what he has sent forward (for the Day of Judgment).” [Surah Kahf (18), ayah 57]
    Kufr ul-Istibdal: Disbelief because of trying to substitute Allah’s Laws. This could take the form of (a) rejection of Allah’s Law (shari’ah) without denying it, (b) denial of Allah’s law and therefore rejecting it, or (c) substituting Allah’s laws with man-made laws. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “Or have they partners with Allah who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not allowed.” [Surah Shura (42), ayah 8] Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says, “Say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely (that) is lawful and this is forbidden so as to invent a lie against Allah. Verily, those who invent a lie against Allah will never prosper.” [Surah Nahl (16), ayah 116]

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  3. Your imam appeared just before 100 years my dear brother whereas quran was revealed 1400 years ago to prophet muhammad sallallahualaihi wassalam which is a guidance till qiyamat.Its not a worldly progress that will be accounted on the judgement day,instead its our faith and imaan in accordance to quran and sunnah that will be accounted in aakhiraah.As we are KHOJA,we are very well aware about our tribe which is very well equipped in business skills that has resulted in their worldly well beings.To know what u were before 100 years read this book A HISTORY OF THE AGAKHANI ISMAILIS
    This book examines the origin of Khojah as a race in India and their THREE stages of conversions to the Agakhani Ismailis. The final stage of proselytizing was done by AGA KHAN the 3rd in around 1905. Read details of Haji Bibi Case and presiding judge Justice Russell – who had earlier dined twice with the Aga Khan .below is the link,please download and read my brother its a request:

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  4. SubhanAllah! Br. you are truly guided by Allah. We can all relate to the every word spoken by you, as we too are guided by Allah who saved us from the claws of the fake Imams, who are in fact atheist and has
    no idea the concept of religion. They have opened up a business in the name of religion. Cheating, lying and deceiving the innocent followers the ex-Hindus who are blinded by the dajjal fake Imam.
    If Ismailis are doing any progress in life is because of their own karma that has nothing to do with Imams.
    Keep up the good work of giving out the truth of Allah.
    May Allah bless you.

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  5. Let me make it more clearer: We the ex-Ismailis or rather ex-Polytheists, ex-Munafiqins = Kufars;
    have nothing against the Ismailis but everything against the notorious 2 Imams. Who has absolutely
    rejected Islam or rather any religions as they are atheist.Sadly has concealed Islam and Allah from
    innocent Ismailis.
    Agas have nothing to do with any of the previous Imams mentioned in their Hindu Dua and in history.
    The first fake Imam created a new religion for Hindus just to loot them and be rich.

    My challenge to all the wonderful Ismailis who are taken for a ride by the half Iranian, half Indian etc Imam,
    to answer a few questions: What is the religion of Agakhan? Where does he go for prayers?
    Is he an Ismaili? Does he ever enter your Jamat khana and pray with you? Does he practice all the
    mumbo jumbo Hindu rituals made up by the fake Imam Sultan?
    Are his family members Ismaili? Do they practice Ismaili religion? Have you ever seen Karim Shah in
    any of the Jamat Khana temple????? In Paris, or Pakistan etc.
    He believes he doesn’t need religion as he is khuda-god and has ordered to worship him only and
    the Quran is made haraam, as he claims he is the walking talking Quran (Astagafirullah).
    Only the Iblisi dajjal can make this clam.

    You have all the answers if you answer these questions rightly.
    May Allah Guide you all lke HE guided us to HIS Light.
    Sis. G

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  6. I am a born Ismaili living in Canada. I am currently in a very difficult situation in life and am struggling with my faith. I have so many questions and no answers about Ismailism. There is nobody that I can go to in my Jamat Khana to ask him/her about our religion such as why we chose to do many things differently than other muslims, or why we do things differently than what the Holy Quran states. Even my parents are not educated enough on Ismailism for me to seek quidance from them. They seemt to be following blindly. I am very scared but I have confidence in Allah to guide me to the truth. Here are some of my questions and I hope that somebody can correct me or answer them:

    1. Why do Ismailis change the 5 pillars of Islam? there is no encouragement to fast, do charity, pray 5 times daily, or pilgramage. Instead, Ismailis believe that visiting the Aga Khan’s congregation is a must.

    2. How did Ismailism form? how did it first start and how did it gain followers? Why did it decide to separate from 12er Shias?

    3. How does one become or appointed a Hazar Imam like the Aga Khan?

    4. The Quran is crystal clear that associating somebody with Allah is considered the worst sin, so why do Ismailis pray to the Aga Khan and ask him for help/forgiveness/guidance/etc.?

    5. Why is the Ismailis’ prayer they perform Jamat Khana so strange and unique compared to Sunni or Shia practices? like not having to perform Wudu before praying and not facing towards the Quba.

    Please folks, help me understand Islam. I really want an answer from a Ismaili who can help me because I cannot find help from the Jamat Khanas. It feels wrong to ask questions like this in Jamat Khanas because nobody questions anything; I don’t want people thinking wrong about me if I question Ismailism. I wish we had a session like in a Mosque where a shaikh is able to answer questions in regards to religion.

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    • Salamalaikum. My email address is please email me so we can get connected and seek knowledge and guidance from Allah. I have left Ismaili madhab long time ago luckily my father chose not to be ismaili and follow sunnah. Allah have opened the first door for you because you are already asking question and that’s what Islam is. We need to always ponder and ask questions like Allah says so many places in Quran for the people with sense to see all the signs in creation on Allah. InshaAllah we can get connected and try to search for truth. Salamalaikum.


    • Just by asking questions on the Ismaili cult you have taken one step towards Allah,and HE takes 10 steps
      towards you. So you are going in the right direction.Allah will help you InshaaAllah.

      I have all the official answers so if you like please email me. As a convert I have collected a lot of
      Sis. Gulshan.


  7. Ismailis and Agha khan both are fake. Allah Quran & Allah’s messenger (pbuh) only right. Agha khan is a devil & making other fool. Ismailis go to hell.


  8. Salaam dear brother,

    1. Seek help from Allah (SWT) to guide you to the right path.
    2. Study every thing about 1st chapter of the Qur’an. In Arabic or in English (translation(Abdullah Yusufali or or others and tafsir by Ibn Khatir and others) Learn how to recite it with tajweed (learn the rules of Tajweed properly) Loads of good sites on the web to learn all this first.
    3.Put your trust in Allah and learn to offer Salaah.
    4. Then compare it what is practiced by Ismailies at JK to understand the issues you face regarding your worship.
    5. If you are in a hurry then go to

    this site explores all the aspects regarding Ismaili beliefs.



  9. Good job Habibi and may ALLAH (SWT) Guide us all INSHA’ALLAH
    May ALLAH (SWT) bless your parents you and your family


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