| Home | Guestbook | Email | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Children's Page | Contents | Search | What's New |
Ismaili Web Guestbook - August 1998

Please sign my Guestbook Enter your comments in this public guestbook and let me know what you think of my website so I can share your thoughts with other visitors. Please do not use ALL CAPS as this makes it more difficult to read the text.

This Persian calligraphy invokes prayers that are dedicated to our Prophet Muhammed and Hazrat Ali. I think it reads: "O Allah Give your blessings to our Prophet Muhammed and his great disciple Ali. (The Salwaat) Purify our hearts and souls, bless us all, and group us with your virtuous children"

View our Past Guestbooks
  Guestbook Archives  Dear Nina, TURBULENT TIMES: We are entering a phase where materialsm-be-all is faltering.The high expectations that materialism will solve all life's problem, has unfortunately failed us and added more to anxiety.We need to turn to balanced attitude towards life-material and spiritual. We need to guard vigilantly our tradition and ensure that it is for good of ourselves and generation:these Muslim-Ismaili principles will be upheld at all times.The ideals of botherhood,charity,fellowship,regular prayers,helping those in need and redering volutary services,upholding family values and consideration for others:THESE CAN GIVE MEANING TO LIFE AND EXISTENCE.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada. - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 10:27:27 (CDT)
This is a great website, if you keep it up you might attract other Ismailis from all around the world!
Naeema Tharani
Mississauga, On Canada - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 19:46:46 (CDT)
CARROLLTON, TX USA - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 12:54:23 (CDT)
Please mail me all new photographs of Aga Khan.
Asif Mithani <aaz3@yahoo.com>
Karachi, Pakistan - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 10:57:42 (CDT)
Excellent work done!!!!.Very Informative site.
Salimah Majid Merchant <salimah.merchant@usa.net>
Karachi, Sind Pakistan - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 03:03:52 (CDT)
ya ali madad I am overwhelmed with your efforts.congratulations on a noble and excellent work you are doing! I would like to know more about your site and would also look forward to being associated with your work. It is an excellent way to knit ismailis world over.Please send me information by e-mail bye amirali
Amirali Jalia <a_jalia@hotmail.com>
huntsville, al USA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 21:36:07 (CDT)
YAM ! C'est un tres bon travail et contenue comme ca. Et bonne chance.
Sohaila <sohail24>
Montreal, Qc CANADA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 18:30:30 (CDT)
This is a really good site. Is there anyone out there who knows TAJU MOHAMMAD ALI or ABBAS RAJABALI?? Could you tell him to write to me ASAP.
Iqbal Patel <iqbalp@hotmail.com>
Melbourne , vic AUSTRALIA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 01:03:17 (CDT)
Great site - I look forward to referring to it regularly!
Naseem Theilgaard <nastheil@post5.tele.dk>
Roskilde, Denmark - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 14:24:28 (CDT)
Great site - I look forard to referring to it regularly!
Naseem Theilgaard <nastheil@post5.tele.dk>
Roskilde, Denmark - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 14:23:47 (CDT)
Great site! Thanks
Anar <anar_kali@hotmail.com>
Canada - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 16:17:49 (CDT)
I fully agree with views expressed by H.E.MOHAMED below. We have all forgotten our temporary time and nature on this earth. Even BILL GATES OF MICROSOFT is going to do die someday! HE IS NOT GOING TO TAKE HIS 50 BILLION WITH HIM! Man's desires and greed are like an endless pit, it will never be fullfilled. Balanced life or the Middle Way is the best way to live.
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 02:23:11 (CDT)
Ya Ali Madad Very impressive and informative site. Keep up the good work in imparting knowledge as "Knowledge is Power".
Aslam Boolani <boolani@sprint.ca>
Toronto, Canada - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 15:51:45 (CDT)
Dear Nina,TODAY'S ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES:Most of the lands have moved to free-market capitalism.It is global phenomenon. And what we have?More needy people in the world than before.The moral bottom has dropped out of our culture. Eachone for himself. It is painfully evident that world's political,economic, and social systems do not have permanent remedies for today's immense problem and uncertainties.The wisdom lies for most us to live within our means; to do away things we don't need and save for the rainy days. Just tighten the belts, until situation remedies itself.To live frugally is not to live miserly;but wisely.Don't put all eggs in one basket.And whatever happened to our extended family system?(space!)
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada. - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 14:22:45 (CDT)
Enjoyed it very much! Got a lot of usefull information. Thanks- keep up the good work
Rahim Merchant <rmerchan@tuc.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 11:33:45 (CDT)
Two thumbs up! Excellent work. I'm impressed. May Mowla Bless you for you work.
Noorali Panjwani <nbpanjwa@sprintparanet.com>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 11:47:55 (CDT)
I really enjoy the wealth of info that you provide
nasir janmohamed <njanmoha@env.gov.ab.ca>
edmonton, ab canada - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 09:21:50 (CDT)
=WHEN YOU RULE YOUR MIND, YOU RULE YOUR WORLD= Greetings to all ismaili brothers and sisters all over the world from Aziz Madhani in Culver City, Los Angeles, California USA. Temperature right now is 109 degrees!!!!! Whole CA is sizzling !
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 23:39:29 (CDT)
You are making a valuable contribution to the community in providing timely info. Keep it up
Ghulammohammed Panjwani <gmpanjwani@aol.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 21:04:12 (CDT)
I loved your wonderful web page. Please take a lok at my web page, I sell tasteful muslim women clothing, and I offer a lot of great links. http://www.angelfire.com/IslamShop
Sister Juliette
USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 13:48:13 (CDT)
I am a college student who lives in Fullerton. I am impressed by this web site and I hope to see more information about our faith easily available on the web.
Sarina Bhamani <sb016175@student.fullerton.edu>
Fullerton, Ca USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 13:25:45 (CDT)
BOMBAY, MS INDIA - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 19:24:05 (CDT)
Dear Nina: SHARIA LAWS:LATELY WE HEAR OF SHARIA LAWS:(The gist-space!) By 9th century there were established in the Sunnite world the four schools of law, which exist to the present day-Hanafi,Maliki, Shafite and Hanbalite. They assiduously cultivated the various branches of Muslim theology and law.The first school to take define form eas Hanifite,founded by Abu Hanifa(d.767), who left behind him a definite system.He used few traditions and preferred to go back to Quran,extracted from it reasoning and ruling which fitted his ideas.(2)Malik ibn Anas, the founder of Malikite School,used traditions much more generally(3)The third school founded by ash-Shafii(d.820)n who laid great stress on traditions.(4)Hanbalite school was founded by the scholars of Ahamed ibn Hanbal after his death in 885.All four came to be accepted by all existing schools.It applies to all spheres of life,ethical,social.,theologicallegal and Quran only source for Muslim Faith and conduct.(No further comments:Just for information of browers).
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada. - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 10:12:41 (CDT)
Ya Ali Madad. I agree with the knowledgeable comments posted by Darryl of USA. May Allah Bless You. Khudahafiz
Yasmin Mawani <myasmin@cpol.com>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 01:46:25 (CDT)
Anis Hamzawi <anisov@hotmail.com>
Orsay, France - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 19:23:22 (CDT)
Many thanks for keeping us upto date. amin & zarin
UK - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 19:00:07 (CDT)
If you know of any Ismailis in the West Indies could you please forward some details to me. Ya Ali Madad Akber
Akber <aebrahim@clara.net>
London, England - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 06:52:42 (CDT)
Keep up the good work
Nizar Jiwa <Njiwa@kcc.ca>
Toronto, On Canada - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 06:34:40 (CDT)
Keep up the good work
Nizar Jiwa <Njiwa@kcc.ca>
Toronto, On CanadaUSA - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 06:34:00 (CDT)
Just finished viewing the great wedding ceremony photos at: http://www.aman.com/agakhan/wedding.htm. Thank you and please accept my most sincerest gratitudes for maintianing such a great site with profound devotion and knowledge. Thank you again.
Habib Hemani <hemanih@hotmail.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 22:45:52 (CDT)
guestbook users.
Nina Jaffer <amana@hal-pc.org>
West University Place, USA - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 18:18:47 (CDT)

USA - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 18:07:47 (CDT)
I am happy to know that A website is there for me to corrispond with the faith I am accustomed to, but I want people to know that if they really want to understand the plan that ALLAH has something that will give you great peace and understanding is to study, compare in contrast the religions as they came to earth:Judaism, Christanity, Islam
KILLEEN, TX USA - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 14:41:45 (CDT)
Hello this is my first time here. You are doing a wonderful job here keep up the good work.
Aleem Jessani <jessania@cadvision.com>
Calgary, canada - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 22:34:12 (CDT)
Dear Nina:POLITICAL DIVISION AND SCHISM IN ISLAM:To evry student of history of religion the caption must cause surprise, if not pain; to every Islamist devoted to to the Founder of his Faith it must cause sorrow and shame. Alas! that the religion of humanity and universal brotherhood should not have escaped the curse of internecine strife and discord; that the Faith which was to bring peace and rest to distracted world should itself be torn to pieces by angry passions and the lust for power.Nothing evinces the extraordinary genius of the Arabian Teacher of his call to religious unity and universal citizenship, in spite of internal dynatic wars,warring tribes and clans, each withs blood-feud of centuries.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 22:07:57 (CDT)
Your hard work is allowing Ismailis from all corners of the world to come together. It is a great feeling to know that we all share a common thread despite the distances among us.
Iqbal Parekh
Mexico City, D.F. Mexico - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 15:49:55 (CDT)
Wonderful Job, Keep the good spirits up!
Rahim Shirazali Kassam <Rkassam@aol.com>
Norcross, Ga USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 20:46:28 (CDT)
I pray that all your wishes are fullfilled. Keep up the good work. Thanks and Ya Ali Madad.
Nizar Lakha <nizarlakha@cadvision.com>
Calgary, ALB Canada - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 17:53:17 (CDT)
This is a perfect site where you can learn more about our religion and its history. Keep up the good work.
Munira Jaffer <mjaffer@telusplanet.net>
Calgary, AB Canada - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 17:32:21 (CDT)
Keep up the good work. I never get tired to visit this site. Bless you and all who visit this site. Ya Ali Madad.
Nizar Lakha <lakhan@cadvision.com>
Calgary, ABL Canada - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 01:07:06 (CDT)
Ya Ali Madad to all my Brothers and Sisters, I am very happy to see this all on computer, and i will tell my friends to see this side,it is very good job you are doing ,keep it up, maula will give you good health and happiness to do more such things in future. I am from india, now i am staying in Japan. Ya Ali Madad from me Noorallah and My wife Shamsha mamdani. From Japan. AUGUST.26,98
Noorallah mamdani <mamdani@kinet.or.jp>
kawasaki, tokyo JAPAN - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 20:25:01 (CDT)
have a nice day
Alnasir Lakhu <alnasie@sprint.ca>
USA - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 16:25:32 (CDT)
sup......phat site.
fahad kajani <fud003@aol.com>
sugarland, tx USA - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 08:50:32 (CDT)
as a muslim I am very pleased with your effort in spreading islamic principle of peace,love ,mercy and compassion.congratulation on excellent site prince karim and sadruddin and princes yasmin . the work of the princess with alzheimer foundation is also impressive.I wish her all good luck wassalam fawzi soliman m.d
Fawzi Soliman <fsoliman@atlantic.net>
USA - Monday, August 24, 1998 at 23:58:14 (CDT)
It's a good way of letting the world know about our religion and deleting any misconceptions attached to it. It is also a good way of allowing ismailis to communicate within our society. We would appreciate a response from you about the current events on your website.
Ashraf Hamid Lalani <lailash@hotmail.com>
Lahore, Pakistan - Monday, August 24, 1998 at 08:24:52 (CDT) 
Bismillah Dear Mr.amana I have signed your guest book. And thankyou very much for creating such a Guest Book, I hope in future also you will create something New, Yaa Ali Madad. From Mrs&Mr. Noorallah Mamdani From JAPAN.
Mrs&Mr. Noorallah Mamdani <mamdani@kinet.or.j>
Japan - Monday, August 24, 1998 at 00:49:50 (CDT) 
this is new to me, exploring this website. i haven't had the chance to be thoughrough but it looks quite interesting. i'm interested in knowing others' ideas, thoughts and beliefs. i myself have some opinions about our faith... i look forward to the informtion. looks good!!
laila <lailler@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 19:42:11 (CDT) 
Thank you Ever alhameedulilah."That which God writes forehead.thou wilt come to it"
K. M. LADHANI. <khudabux_Ladhani@bcsympatico.ca>
Port moddy., BC Canada. - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 03:20:48 (CDT) 
Nina,I would like to thank you guys for doing such a wonderful job. May hazar imam fulfill all your desired wishes. Ya ali madad.
MEHBOOB LADHA <mebs@connection.com>
Toronto, on Canada - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 22:55:05 (CDT) 
Ya Ali Madad everybody. Great! This site keeps us posted of all latest news and activities. Keep it up guys.
Ameer Ali Tajuddin <mithani@rockermail.com>
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 22:18:49 (CDT) 
CHARLESTON, SC USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 14:27:08 (CDT) 
It is really interesting site to know the facts of mulsim cumunity
hirani <hirani@asset.sk>
durg, MP India - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 11:09:29 (CDT) 
greetings to all ismailis from nairobi ya aly madad from arif.n.juma nairobi kjfilters@net2000ke.com
arif juna <kjfilters@net2000ke.com>
nairobi, USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 05:51:19 (CDT) 
greetings to all ismailis from nairobi ya aly madad from arif.n.juma nairobi kjfilters@net2000ke.com
arif juna <kjfilters@net2000ke.com>
nairobi, USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 05:51:09 (CDT) 
Dear Nina:ADAPTABILITY OF ISMAILIS: Ismailism has survived because it has always been fluid.Rigidity is contrary to our whole way of life and outlook.Like Ismailis,other Muslims are seen to adapt to the ways of life of countiries of their domicile:like Western countries.In Muslim countries,like,Syria,Egypt, Iraq and Iran,Ismailis easily acquire the customs of these countries,its outlook and rythm.In Africa the pattern was European-African.To retain Asiatic outlook in matter of language,habits and clothing would have been a retrogade step.In Pakistan and India,Bengal, they assume diffrent pattern of culture-in language,attire, customs and social habits are modelled accordingly.So long they retain their Faith, brotherhood of Islam will unite all people of varying social outlook and patterns of behavior and keep them together in spirit.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada. - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 22:54:41 (CDT) 
Ya Ali Madad Great website! It gets better every time... Salaams to all, Riaz...
R A Gilani <g9730272@campus.ru.ac.za>
Grahamstown, EC South Africa - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 22:29:06 (CDT) 
Enjoyed my first time on your web! Got a lot of information I did not have before. Thanks- keep up the good work. NAS.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ USA - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 13:13:42 (CDT) 
I am very happy to see all this things on computer, and i will tell all my friends to see this side. it is very good khadmat that u are doing.May Mola give u happy ness and good health in your life. u will reach your gols and your deram........... aamin Ya Ali Madad
A-Latif Anwar Ali <a_latifincanada@hotmail.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 00:00:44 (CDT) 
Guldastasho <kuu@imfiko.bishkek.su>
Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan - Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 22:36:00 (CDT) 
I have been visiting your sites for now couple of months and I love it. Superb information in it, keep up the excellent work. Ya Ali Madad Azmina
Azmina Bhanvadiya <abhanvad@south-nottingham.ac.uk>
United Kingdom - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 23:22:47 (CDT) 
Islam does not give anyone the right to judge each other. Allah makes that judgement and the Quran is very clear on that matter: "Lakum Din-kum wa liya Din" to each individual, his own religion. Salaams!
Nina Jaffer <amana@hal-pc.org>
West University Place, USA - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 23:20:03 (CDT) 
Thank you for providing this website. I like the childrens page.
Jamila <jjamila007@yahoo.com>
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 13:44:35 (CDT) 
Recently, my guestbook has been misused. From now on, any entries without the author's email address will be routinely removed. For Quran links please click here. Thank you! 
Dear Nina:ISMAILI ORGANIZATIONS:PAR EXCELLENCE:We answered about Ismailis visavis Islam(Your excellent verses inc.).There is one facet of Ismailism,which all have missed. Ismaili community under leadership of Imam, are organized, which is easily envy of other communities world-wide.Imam at the helm and many SOCIAL,RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL agencies flourish on VOLUNTEERY basis,are phenomena worthy to behold.Starting with Imam,Ismaili World Council,Continential councils,Provincial councils and town councils-- are eatablshed to cater for and oversee Ismailis' social,religious and cultural activities.FEW examples:Communications/Publication/cultural;Social Welfare; youth-sports;Entertainment;Human resources;Housing;Settlement comminttee;catering-Transport; Economic Board; Education Board;Health Board;Religious Education;Technical Resources;Parents Association.Being highly organised they turn their attention to human relationship and building a happy society.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 16:09:50 (CDT) 

Aslam-o-Aliakum amd Ya Ali Madat, First i want to tell Ismaili brother and sister that some body used my email address and give you some wrong adivce , i got nessages in my mail box hat mail from your peoples in my mail box and i didn't liked that, First there was a question about Imam Mahdi, i want to tell He had arrived in this world, and his face can be seen on the moon as the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) has said. And Jesus has also arrived in this world , I know you remove thois message because you will can do just that, i didn't gave you hate mail you people did.
Bilal mahar <bilalsadiq@mailcity.com>
Karachi, Pakistan - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 03:49:44 (CDT) 
"ISMAILIS" Ismailis,sect of SHIITE Muslims, most important from the 10th to 12th century. The Ismailis emerged from a dispute in 765 over the succession of Jafar al-Sadiq, whom Shiite (ISMAILIS)acknowledged as the sixth imam (spiritual successor to the Prophet Muhammad). The Ismailis recognized Ismail, the eldest son of Jafar, as his legitimate successor.On Ismail's death they acknowledged his son Muhammad as the seventh and the last imam, whose return on judgment Day they await. The ismailis accept only 7 imams, rather then the 12 who are recognized by other Shiites. The two main branches of Ismailis today are the bohras,with headquarters in Bombay, India, and the Khojas, concentrated in Gujarat state, India. Another subsect, headed by the Aga Khan, has followers in Pakistan, India, Iran, Yemen, and East Africa. Encarta 98 Desk Encyclopedia.
Shabbir A. Sherali <samkhan8@hotmail.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 01:21:47 (CDT) 
Dear Nina:INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE IN ISLAM: Received numerous e-mails on this subject.It should be realized that the Islamic view of of marriage--and all that relates to it,divorce, plurality of wives and so on-- is a question solely of contract, of consent and of definite and mutually accepted responsibilities. The sacramental concept of marriage is not Islam's; therefore no religious significance, and no religious ceremony to invest it with the solemnity and the symolism which appertain to marriage in, like Christianity and Hinduism.It is entirely civil and secular marriage in registery office or before a judge. Prayers can be offered for happiness,prosperity and good health-but there can be no religious ritual beyond these.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada. - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 14:33:41 (CDT) 
Hi I think that you all are doing an excellent job of updating us with the latest news and pictures. Thank you.
Salman Jaffer <www.salu2000@aol.com>
morrow, ga USA - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 23:35:54 (CDT) 
Dear Nina: This is my second time on your guest book and let me tell you this....it has evolved alot since then....mostly for the better. Could not help but notice some "questions" being asked by our brothers in faith. Regarding MR. Zuber....from Pakistan. I am a Pakistani Ismaili Muslim who migrated to Canada. I think Mr. H.E. Mohammed from Calgary has done every possible effort to answer the essence of our question. If you look at it and understand his answers - and I mean really understand his answers, all the other "petty" questions will be answered. Mr. Mohammed has taken the core question from all your querries and replied in one simple form. Open your mind and understand it. BTW have you tried to learn about "your religion" as much as you want to learn about our tiraqah....and notice I have used the word Tariqah, as it is for the fact. We all are Practicing Muslims and simply our Tariqahs are different. If you look at The word religion....it is reaching God wheather you reach HIM through any Wasila. You as a human being are an Ashraf ul MakhluQaat....try to be Ashraf. Regarding Mr. Iqbal Please read the above for guidance. And may Allah give you both enough strength to expand your minds beyond the physical aspects of religion. And As NINA has mentioned. A much more intellectual dialogue can be engaged if you come through proper door. This is a Guest book if you have not noticed and not a Chat room.! My best wishes and prayers for you both and May Allah grant you wisdom. Hanif.
Toronto, Canada - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 14:42:27 (CDT) 
Thanks. This is from some of the teachers of Jogeshwari (west) religious education centre, mumbai,India. We visited your site and found very interesting and knowledgeable. Keep it up. you are doing a work of missionary for our religion. With Ya Ali Madad and regards From the teachers and staff of Jogeshwari (west) R.E.C.
Mahedi Momin <comp123@bom3.vsnl.net.in>
Mumbai, India - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 10:01:19 (CDT) 
I viewed this guest book for the first time and simply loved it . Heartiest congratulations to the team of this web site who work so hard to keep us up dated. I also wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to mawla and the beutifull begum Inaara. with best wishes, Sabina sherali .
sabina sherali <sherali@akunet.org>
karachi, pakistan - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 08:11:28 (CDT) 
HYDERABAD, PAKISTAN - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 22:50:04 (CDT) 
this is a nice website page, and I'm glad to see it too. Why did you not put ta photo of Shah Aagha Kerim as well as is'nt he the current imam?
Kubrah Razawi Howell <rvakubra@gte.com>
Ripon, CA USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 18:52:27 (CDT) 
this is a nice website page, and I'm glad to see it too. Why did you not put ta photo of Shah Aagha Kerim as well as is'nt he the current imam?
Kubrah <rvakubra@gte.com>
Ripon, CA USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 18:51:45 (CDT) 
Will take a look at your web page but I already Know you are doing a wonderful thing.
Taj Bharwani <tajat@Aol.com>
Calhoun, Ga USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 18:41:12 (CDT) 
Hi Nina, I used to enjoy your guestbook. It was fun to read the little tidbits from Ismailies around the world. But lately your guestbook seems to have become a forum for useless discussion. I wish the people cluttering up your site would do it some place else so that the rest of us can enjoy it again!
Laila Bandali
Houston, TX USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 14:49:39 (CDT) 
Ya ali Madad. With regard to "Prayers" in a human being's life, I hereby wish to express my views. Prayer is a necessity in one's life. One can physically perform prayers or spiritually. One can perform prayers once, twice, three times, etc. but that is not acceptable unless one "Cleans his/her Soul first". One hurts somebody's feelings, one is dishonest, does not care for his/her parents, performs bad deeds, etc, and that person performs his/her prayers, goes to temple, church, mosque or any other place of worship, to pray. Is his/her prayer acceptable? No. I am sure all the religions teach us, that first of all do good deeds, have love for Allah, Lord, Bhagwan or Ishwer, then your prayers will be acceptable. Our Beloved Late Sultan Muhammed Shah had also told us that first of all have a clean heart and love Allah, then your prayers will be acceptable. Even in Hinduism religion it teaches that, "Cleaning away your sins by bathing in the Holy Waters of Ganges is not enough, first of all one should clean his/her soul". One should read "Sayings of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)", what Allah likes and what He dislikes. There is no harim in getting knowledge by asking questions, and those questions should be respected. Our upcoming generation will have very difficult questions, which they will hesitate to ask, when we should be prepared to answer them. Our Beloved Hazar Imam is also being interviewed on many occasions, with questions that he always has answers for. As Hazar Imam has always told us that we should have lot of knowledge of our "Mazab", so that we are ready to answer questions. But the most important thing in life is "not to criticise anyone's religion, we should respect each other's religions. Khudahafiz.
Yasmin Mawani <myasmin@cpol.com>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 19:06:00 (CDT) 
Dear Nina:MUSLIM PRAYER: You are right that a Muslim prays 24 hours a day.Let us examine what Holy Book says re:Value of prayer as the means of moral elevation and the purification of the heart:It has been clearly set forth In Quran:xxix.45- "Rehearse that which hath been revealed unto thee of the Book, and be CONSTANT at prayer, for prayer presreveth from crimes and from that which is blameable; and remembering of God is surely a most sacred duty." The formulae,consecrated by Prophet with his example and practice, whilst sparing, the Islamic world the evils of contests regarding liturgies, leave to the individual worshiper the amplest scope for the most heartfelt outpouring of devotion and humility before the Almight Presence.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alnberta Canada - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 14:30:16 (CDT) 
friends from kenya and tanzania who woul dlove to read it,thank you and may god be with you
glenn mccorquodale <gangstaglenn@hotmail.com>
marbella, spain - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 05:12:36 (CDT) 
This is my first time on internet. can you kindlly email me some more web sites on ginanas. Thanks. ya ali madad.
Noordin Lalji <nlalji@tcn.net.>
Toronto, on Canada - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 20:24:44 (CDT) 
Myself and my wife Saadia and my parents extend our heartiest felicitations to our beloved Hazir Imam on his wedding
Abdul Ali Shah <abdulalishah@hotmail.com>
Freiburg, Germany - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 09:36:12 (CDT) 
Heartiest congratulation on this auspicios event
AbdulAli Shah <abdulalishah@hotmail.com>
Freiburg, Germany - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 09:18:50 (CDT) 
Why do you restrict prayer to 5 times a day. Mowlana Hazar Imam (salwaat) asks us to pray 24 hours a day, at every moment to perform dhikr. In fact it is only the Ismailis that wake up at 4 a.m. and perform the morning dhikr which Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) used to perform and that is why the chapter 73 of the Quran, Muzzammil was revealed.
Nina Jaffer <amana@hal-pc.org>
West University Place, TX USA - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 03:23:15 (CDT) 
Ya Ali Madad I am belongs to sect of Ahal-i-shia I want to ask some question for those who are interested in religion knowledge. specially for Ismaille. Q1. Why Prince Agha Khan didn't perform any Haj still ? Q2. If Prince is really successor of our HOly Hajrat Imam Ali (a-s) then wh didn't he perform pray five times. While Moula Ali (a-s) didn't leave any pray in his life. Q3. If prince Karim Agha Khan is really succesor of our Holy Prophet then why has he not shadow because when our holy prophet went to in battle then our holy prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) hadn't any shadow. Q3. Why did he forbid for prayer that ismaille don't perform five times prayer while in Quran Allah says that we haven't given any power to our prophets that they could change his religion.
HYDERABAD, SINDHP PAKISTAN - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 02:49:22 (CDT) 
I can't get any pictures of Hazar Imam on my AOL.
Amin <apr4369977>
Spring, TX USA - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 17:54:27 (CDT) 
USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 18:43:26 (CDT) 
Thank you for sharing the knowledge with us!
USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 14:08:37 (CDT) 
(Some users of my guestbook) have not had the courtesy of providing an email address but you want all your questions answered... doesn't make you a good, practicing Muslim) and Zubir, you have a lot of questions and have used my guestbook for this purpose, which is not an appropriate medium. This is not a chat forum or a newsgroup! I have limited space on my server and I have to take time off from my busy schedule to remove these files so that they don't overrun my alloted capacity on the server.

I'd like to quote from the Quran: "Our Religion to us and to you yours"! We are not obligated to answer to anyone's questions, however, if you come through the right door, as Allah says in the Quran, then we can have a meaningful dialog. Allah says: La ikraha fi-d Din (let there be no compulsion in Religion) and He says: Explain your Religion in the most beautiful manner. I invite you to email me at amana@hal-pc.org and anyone who is interested, will be copied on the discussions, if a request is made. Wassalam!
Nina Jaffer <amana@hal-pc.org>

Ya Ali Madad/Asaalam Aliyukum. My brother Zubir of Pakistan, I refer to your comment with regard to our next Imam. You state that our Hazar Imam has said that his daughter would be the next Imam. As far as I am aware, he never stated that in his BBC Interview on July 17, 1997. If you go into Heritage Society, click 1997, click BBC Interview in 11 July 1997, which states, His Highness The Aga Khan's Radio Interview with BBC London - Aiglemont, July 17th 1997 (By John Tidmarsh), as follows: JT (Question) "Ultimately, your turn will come to choose a successor, you have a daughter and 2 sons, could it be a daughter?" AK (Answer) "You know traditionally, historically it's been a man, the Imam keeps that choice to himself". Brother Zubir, our Hazar Imam has not mentioned here, that his daughter would be the next Imam! May Allah Bless you. Khudahafiz
Yasmin Mawani <myasmin@cpol.com>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 23:02:03 (CDT) 
Asalam to every Muslim brother and Sister and Ya Ali Madat. You have said that In Shaites Imam is from desdents of Hazrat Ali , In my Knowledge Your 49 Imam were Male ,that is write or wrong but Your Imam has said that next imam will be his daughter what you has to say about that .you are not anwering to the questions , you didnot answerd but the prayer you didn't answered about the way of your prayers , you didn't anwered about who your Girls are doing these days you didn't anwered about That Imam can't marry from ismailes because they are his children but Prophet Mohammad married from Muslim why did the muslim of that time where not sons and dauthers of prophet but now your imam is great then prophet therefore you are spirtual dauther and sons of your imam.You People can't Answer to these Question because there is no answer .You say Ya Ali madat i love that thing and if you are true then open up your Jammat Khana's let us see what you pray . Only Those People fell worried who are wrong and i think you feel you are therefore you don't want to people see what are you doing in your Jammat Khana's.
Zubir <pakzubir@hotmail.com>
hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 16:29:08 (CDT) 
Thank you brother Omar Khayyam for your comments on MUSSA of Chicago. He really needs to grow and learn and need to understand the most important thing that if you point one finger at someone, three of your own fingers are pointed at you.The HOLY book says that" Do mot mock at other religions as they will mock yours". So wise up and unite the UMA.Let people pratice their faith in their own way.
USA - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 14:05:43 (CDT) 
Whoever accesses this website, pls read the following words of wisdom from JALALUDDIN RUMI. It will inspire you to rise above all the petty, trivial, useless and outdated paradigms, customs and rituals. It will invigorate, exhilirate, enlighten and transform your MIND BODY AND SOUL! So here it goes : " NOT CHRISTIAN OR JEW OR MUSLIM, NOT HINDU, BUDDHIST, SUFI OR ZEN. NOT ANY RELIGION OR CULTURAL SYSTEM. I AM NOT FROM THE EAST OR THE WEST, NOT OUT OF THE OCEAN OR UP FROM THE GROUND, NOT NATURAL OR ETHEREAL, NOT COMPOSED OF ELEMENTS AT ALL. I DO NOT EXIST. I AM NOT AN ENTITY IN THIS WORLD OR THE NEXT, DID NOT DESCEND FROM ADAM AND EVE OR ANY ORIGIN STORY. MY PLACE IS THE PLACELESS, A TRACE OF THE TRACELESS, NEITHER BODY OR SOUL. I BELONG TO THE BELOVED, HAVE SEEN THE TWO WORLDS AS ONE AND THAT ONE CALL TO AND KNOW. FIRST, LAST, OUTER, INNER ONLY THAT BREATH BREATHING HUMAN BEING ! " -Jalaluddin Rumi. To read more such magnificent words, get the book titled 'THE ILLUMINATED RUMI'. Translated by Coleman Barks with beautiful illustrations by MICHAEL GREEN.
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
los angeles, CA USA - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 12:55:14 (CDT) 
asalaam brother Shabbir Sherali, thank you for your comments.
chicago, USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 19:03:03 (CDT) 
Imam is used in the Koran to mean leader,guide,model,or sing.These basic connotations are preserved in the four distinctive usages of later Islam. (1) The Sunnites use imam as a title for caliphs, the successors of Muslim community. One of the caliph's functions was to lead the community in Friday prayers. (2) A local group of Muslims may appoint an imam to lead them in the Friday prayers. Any Muslim of undisputed piety and sound knowledge of the Islamic faith and ritual can serve in the capacity.(3) For Shiites, only a person from the clan of the Prophet can be the imam, for some of them only a descendant from Ali, the son-in-law of muhammad.(4) Imam is also an honoray title give to a few of the most outstanding Muslim scholar of all centuries, such as al-Ghazali.
Shabbir Sherali <samkhan8@hotmail.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 17:24:55 (CDT) 
UTOPIA, CA USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 13:01:30 (CDT) 
i have a further question, why would i not be allowed to meet your imam, or correspondence????? my ismaili friends also complain that there are always barriers, one is not allowed to even shake his hands, why, he is everbody's imam!!!!!!! i understand from my ismaili friends that, if i had to write a letter to him it would not reach him. why should there be a big gap or distance. plse forgive me i have lot of respect for your imam!!!!!! but these questions do arise!!!!!!
chicago, USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 12:35:16 (CDT) 
Dear Nina:FREEDOM OF ISMAILI GIRLS AND THE METHOD OF PRAYER:(I think Mr. Madhani is right that we are cluttering the Website:but I am humbled to reply the challenging question).Does the questioner know the free social anD intellectual part played in the life of Arabia by Imam Hussain's daughetr,SAKINA, and by the daughter of Talha and great grand daughters of Khalifa Abu Bakar can be contrasted with position of women in 19th century?The high standard of MUSIC and ART had been attained in Mecca and Medina as early as the Khilafat of early Omaiyyad and compare with disdain we look upon them today1!Would the questioner point out the AYAT of Quran to show the method of prayer?
H.E.Mohamed <hmoahmed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada. - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 10:37:03 (CDT) 
YA ALI MADAD to all my ismaili brothers and sisters. Quote of the day : "WHEN YOU RULE YOUR MIND, YOU RULE YOUR WORLD" This is a good website except that it should be kept clear from all the UNNECESSARY CLUTTER and IRRELEVANT MATERIAL.
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
los angeles, ca USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 08:44:35 (CDT) 
Doing a great joindeed, in bringing Ismaili Muslims together in this busy world. Your next target is to think about the upliftment of the community members.
Amin Ali <ad_consult@hotmail.com>
Lahore, PAKISTAN - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 06:32:21 (CDT) 
Very good.
Ocak <ocak@eti.cc.hun.edu.tr>
Ankara, Turkey - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 04:45:35 (CDT) 
Aslam to every Islmaili and Ya Ali madat, First of all i want to apologise if my questions hit your feelings, sorry but i just wanted to ask some simple question because like down below my message there is ismaili boy wanted to get married with a ismaili girl and ismaili girl wanted that too. so that explains that the teaching that are be given to you are wrong because you give girls more power than islam give them sorry to say . i am very very sorry to say that thing. and why do you pray only one time a day yes i know there is morning pray but no body goes there , second why don't you allow another people from another communities to come to pray in your jammait khana , i think you also feel these thing that what you do'ot allow to come for pray. because if people come from outside they will put question about the way you pray and everything else.
Zubir <pakzubir@hotmail.com>
hyderabad, Sindh pakistan - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 17:40:42 (CDT) 
Dear Nina: VARIOUS QUESTIONS:IMAM AND ISMAILIS: Prophet of Islam married many time to propogate Islam.His deputation was just starting and Islam was coming into being. Conversely all the Muslims then and now are converts to the Faith of Islam.Talk of modernization:Look at Muslim countries like Turkey,Egypt and many more where women work side by side with men.Islam as evidenced in Quran is a natural religion.If one believes just few established traditons,does not absolve him from not following the rest of Quran.In Muslim Uma which encirles the world,we have different nations,communities with established traditions.They still cling to them; but they are good Muslims.Tell me who is a good Muslim?Could you define one?
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision. com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada. - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 10:22:06 (CDT) 
Dear ISMAILI Brother and Sister from pakistan (espacially from Hyderabad) or from all over the world hi Ya ali madat , I came back to tell people say they love God and ready to die for him but I love QURAT-UL-AIN BANA FROM MUBARAK COLONY HYDERABAD. I LOVE QURAT-UL-AIN-BANA , I really love her , i love annie, i love annie and may Hazar Imam fulfill heart request and we will be married soon. If any body tried to come in between us or any body tried to stop me that i will commit soiside. I LOVE HER AND SHE LOVE ME TOO AND IS READY TO MERRY ME.
Amir <amir_4df@hotmail.com>
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 03:52:33 (CDT) 
Dear Nina, VARIOUS PRACTICES OF SHIA ISMAILI MUSLIMS: We accept that the Prophet Mohammad was the final messanger of God, the Absolute, as Koran declared.After death of prophet,it remained for the Faithful to interpret the Koran, the examples and the sayings of the Prophet, not only to understand Islam,but to ensure the development throughout the centuries. Fortunately the Koran has itself made this task easy, for it contains a number of verses which declare that Allah Speaks to man in allegory and parables. Thus Koran leaves the door open for all kinds of possibilities of interpretation so that no one interpreter can accuse another of being not Muslim.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 17:39:47 (CDT) 
dear brothers/sisters. thanx below for these questions and comments. everybody have such questions. i wish to add to these questions also. Q1. why your women dress in your jamati khanna with very expensive clothes and jewels, like fashion parades. as i know from the quran, one has to wear simple clothes.Q2. why your imams and family marry christians and then convert to muslims and not marry ismailis, i understand from my ismaili friends imam is spiritual father and cannot marry spiritual daughters but then all ismailis are spiritual brothers and sisters, then they cannot marry each other! Q3 does the brides marrying your imams practice islam as true muslims even after divorcing???????? Q4 do these brides drink alcohol, smoke cigars behave morally??????
chicago, USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 16:46:20 (CDT) 
Dear Brother and Sister, First of all i am not ismaili, i donot want to heart you feelings but i have some question about your religion , can any body answer me. Q1. What is imam and were is quran it written imam is every thing because Prophet Muhammad said that islam is complete than why imam ?. Q2. Why donot you pray five time a day and not imam or any body can change rules of God not even the prophet then ? Q3. Why your girls are modernized and donot use perdah ? Q4. Why you use jammait kahana for the place of worship why not mosque ? Q5. Why other muslim are put off by your people and send away from your worship place when you pray ? Q6. Do you think that it will hit you where it should not hit because you have changed every thing ? Q7. Why your imam live donot live in any ismalic country ? i am very very sorry if my question hart you .
Zubir <pakzubir@hotmail.com>
hyderabad., Sindh Pakistan - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 14:40:14 (CDT) 
I would like to congratulate MR.H.E.MOHAMMED for his excellent reply below. People with undeveloped minds have many misconceptions about our religion. Frankly we cannot blame them as these things happen when there is a lack of education, wisdom, knowledge and refinement of mind!!! Again I greatly appreciate MR.H.E.MOHAMMED's excellent gesture !
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 00:23:47 (CDT) 
Dear Nina:ISMAILIS ARE NOT OUT TO DECRY ISLAM:There is one divergence of streams of thought. The Kalama or profession of faith is"There is no God but God and Mohammed is the Apostle of God." To this Shia add:"And Ali, the companion of Mohammed, is the Vicar of God." Etymologically the word "Shia" means either stream or a section.In Ismailis "Living Imam" is the "Spiritual Guide"; who must be obeyed and who dwells among those whom he commands spiritual obedience.Ismailis don't believe in "hidden Imam".
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta. Canada - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 22:28:54 (CDT) 
all ismailis please wake up and dont cheat people with your taqyah. almost all muslims know the goal of ismaili which is to damage the true islam. we know that the ismaili people pray for the unseen imam.
USA - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 18:30:56 (CDT) 
This is a great website. I really enjoyed it
Ameena <Ashmeena@aol.com>
Ajax, on Canada - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 17:38:41 (CDT) 
Keep up the good work, I look forward to checking your site periodically. May Hazar Imam fullfill all your wishes. Ameen
Shamim Amiri <shamim@wpfinancial.com>
Edmonton, AB cananda - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 13:26:51 (CDT) 
I have tried to send you e-mail and it keeps being sent back as undeliverable. Please rsvp.
Rehman Halani <rhalani@aol.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 11:12:04 (CDT) 
You are great you are doing same type of that in passed pir and dai used to do. Keep up the good work Mowla will help you in your worldly and spritual matters and Bless you AMEN
samira assani <mas3119089@aol.com>
oklahoma city, ok USA - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 23:36:21 (CDT) 
hi ya ali madat iam from sanfranscico and doing driving school. i like your page inspite of being hindu i love all religion send me your responce. thanks anand
anand <anand_ghiya@yahoo.com>
santa clara, ca USA - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 17:33:56 (CDT) 
Nice site is it still being maintained ?
Mehdi Jamal <Mehdi_jamal@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 11:49:18 (CDT) 
hi there i really had a nice time going through the news n events although i m not an ismaili but i do take great interest in the religion thank u very much please send my the actual website here on the above add i have given on the ismalia centre here in the uk london ya ali madat khuda hafis
anoop nathwani <96307104@dmu.ac.uk>
leicester, uk - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 07:00:26 (CDT) 
Although my name is Deepak, I am a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim ! Ya Aly Madad.
Deepak Devje <deepak@tibco.com>
London, UK - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 06:09:56 (CDT) 
relly good homepage keep up the good work
Amyn <amyn@ihug.co.nz>
Auckland, au NewZealand - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 04:55:43 (CDT) 
i am not crack pot and Qurat-ul-ain Bana from hyderabad is my cusion and we will be married soon therefore i have give this message. me imam bless every body
Amir <amir_4df@hotmsil>
Hyderabad., Pakistan - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 02:19:22 (CDT) 
YAM keep up the good work.
Irfan Walimohammad <wali105@aol.com>
DALLAS, TX USA - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 22:51:21 (CDT) 
Here we go again!!!! Another CRACKPOT let loose on this guestbook. Just look at the message below and you will realise. WE MUST BLOCK SUCH NONSENSE !!!!
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
los angeles, ca USA - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 19:36:18 (CDT) 
hello to everybody, i am using internet to tell everybody i love Qurat-ul-ain Bana from hyderabad and i will merry only her.
amir kha <amir_4df@hotmail.com>
hyderabad., Pakistan - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 15:27:46 (CDT) 
This comes from the dept of the heart to Wish Mowlana Hazar Imaam & Begum Inaara a very Happy Married Life and May Mowlan Hazar Imaam Shower his Choicest Blessings upon all of us.
Mr.&Mrs.Amin.A.Ladha. <rahisi@swiftuganda.com>
Kampala, Uganda - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 05:36:08 (CDT) 
Visiting this website was an intellectually stimulating experience for me. Pls keep up the good work. IF ANYONE HAS E-MAIL IN RAHIMABAD COLONY, KARACH, THEN PLS LET ME KNOW. YA ALI MADAD.
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 14:14:35 (CDT) 
Dear Nina:YOUNG ISMAILI GIRL IN SKYDIVING MISHAP:This young life was snuffed out.She left her family,friends and the community in Calgary in mourning.Life and death are in hands of Allah.The "Memorial": would be that life would be unsustainable and retrograde if we refused to hear the call of lif-force and take calculated risks in wider fields of life; in this meritrocratic age.This is the hallmark of human endeavours.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada. - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 13:37:50 (CDT) 
yaali madad to all our ismaili brothers &sister on the occasion of new ismaili centre in lisbon
amirali k. prasla <amirali@bom3.vsnl.net.in>
mumbai, maharastra india - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 10:38:09 (CDT) 
I went to web page , i loved your teaching and want you to give me some know how of your religion , l donot belive in any relgion but i want to if you address of your web pages and books please send me some . Thank you.
jhonsos <jhonf112@hotmail.com>
karauin, - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 02:08:24 (CDT) 

Please sign my Guestbook
View Guestbook