What do the Ismailis believe?

What do the Ismailis believe?

Ismailis believe in the oneness of God, as well as the closing of divine revelation with Muhammad, whom they see as “the final Prophet and Messenger of God to all humanity”. The Isma’ili and the Twelvers both accept the same six initial Imams; the Isma’ili accept Isma’il ibn Jafar as the seventh Imam.

Who will be the next Ismaili Imam?

Speculation is that the Aga Khan’s son Rahim will be the next Imam. But it would not be surprising if most Ismailis prefer instead to look a decade down the road and envision what the 70th-anniversary Platinum Jubilee celebrations should look like for this beloved Aga Khan.

Do Ismailis pray?

In the Shi’a Ismaili tariqah of Islam, under the guidance of the Imam of the Time we find a variety of prayers through which we can submit ourselves to the Divine. This includes collective practices that we observe in Jamatkhanas, and individual practices that we can engage in at any time of the day.

Can Ismailis marry non Ismaili?

All the Ismaili members are equal in the sight of God and to their Imam of the time, which is why I will marry a European, American, or non-Ismaili Muslim. She will have to accept and adhere to the Ismaili traditions and principles because her husband is the leader and Imam of this faith system.

Why is the Aga Khan so rich?

A multi-million-dollar horse-racing and breeding operation is believed to be one of the main sources of the Aga Khan’s income beyond donations by his followers. He owns horse-breeding farms in France and Ireland.

How do you become Ismaili?

Historically, Ismailis are united by a common allegiance to the living hereditary Imam of the time in the progeny of Islam’s last and final Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) through his daughter Fatima and her husband, Hazrat Ali, the Prophet’s cousin and the first Shia Imam.”

Do Ismailis celebrate Eid ul Fitr?

As we celebrate Eid, we also express our gratitude for the blessings which have graced our lives. On this day, we extend our compassion and our generosity to our brothers and sisters in faith, and to humanity as a whole. The Ismaili wishes you and your family a joyous and heartfelt Eid Mubarak!

Do Ismailis believe in Ramadan?

Ramadan is the holy month in which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an. Together with other Muslims, Ismailis celebrate Ramadan as a month of special felicity “in which the Holy Qur’an was sent down as a guide to humankind…” (Qur’an 2:185).

How rich is the Aga Khan?

Personal finances. Forbes describes the Aga Khan as one of the world’s fifteen richest royals, and the most recent estimate of his net worth is $13.3 billion. He is unique among the richest royals in that he does not preside over a geographic territory.