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Ismaili Web Guestbook - January 1999

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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"

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THIS MESSAGE IS OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE! PLS READ IT CAREFULLY. Mr.Sohail Keshwani, working presently at the AgaKhanUnivHospital Karachi (Pakistan) (sohail.keshwani@aku.edu)purchase dept, is desparately searching for his long lost brother named MR.AMIN KESHWANI as their mother is passing the last moments of her life. He is out of touch since the last 14 years. Amin Keshwani is assumed to be either in the USA or Canada. Amin Keshwani got his degrees from Mankato State University Minnesotta and University of Connecticut at Storrs CT. If anyone has any info pls email me or email direct to SohailKeshwani at the above email address. The INTERNET has the power to connect to long lost distant relatives, friends and family members and I pray and hope for success for all my brothers and sisters who may take part in this endeavour. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS US ALL. THANK YOU AND YA ALI MADAD AZIZ MADHANI, LOS ANGELES-USA.
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 09:35:01 (CST) 
You smell what I am Cooking. This Page is great, and Nina You have done a great job with the information that is being provided here. Keep up the good work and May allah give you the strength to make this an even more and better page.
Salim Murji <krishna786@hotmail.com>
North York, On Canada - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 17:52:17 (CST) 
Itry toi open ginan site but icant
zohra somani
cl, fl USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 15:44:01 (CST) 
Ya-ali-madad I try to open several pages which are not valid or forbidden. I dont know the reason, Please explain me and try to make it more easier for new computer user like me.
Panjwani Nooruddin <alnima@gol.com>
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Japan - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 03:01:47 (CST) 
DESICHAT INAUGURATED FEB 1/99: An uncle sent an article to me on DesiChat..a vision headed by Dr. Altamash Kamal, Preisdent of Xibercom (Karachi based in'tl dev't software co.) which is intended to 'bring South Asians from all over the world at a single forum'. The idea uses java technology and is intended to transcend borders in a space where they can exchange ideas, engage in meaningful dialogue, make friends, and of course to have some fun. The site caters to interests of desis all over the world..ranginf from politics to technology to music..etc..Users can also create their own rooms..I visited it and was impressed..! A suggestion for all to consider - www.desichat.com
Jasmine <lovely_young_lady@yahoo.com>
ON Canada - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 19:31:01 (CST) 
I really enjoy reading these things I really like learning more about my religion. I hope there is always something new to read everyday.
afshan <kitt659>
Naperrville, I-L USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 16:08:10 (CST) 
Enjoyed reading the tribute. I would love to read more of such articles.
Allauddin Ranmal <Dlxwatch@aol.com>
Dallas, Tx USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 13:37:39 (CST) 
TO WRITE HISTORY: One must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great judiciary should be free from all human passions, and from all preoccupation of interest, or of vanity.
USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 09:37:38 (CST) 
CARROLLTON, TX USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 23:30:16 (CST) 
(2)(Addendum):BIBI AYESHA:(THE GLIMPSE)If the the principle of hereditary succession in favour ALI had been recognised from the outset, it would have prevented the rise of those disasterous pretensions which englufed Islam in bloodshed. ZUBAIR AND TALHA,who had hoped, choice of people might fall on eithert of them for Caliphate, smarting under refusal to bestow them governorships of Basra and Kufa, raised the standard of revolt. Bibi AYISA joined the revolt and they were all defeated and killed ,at a place called KHORAIBA.It was known as "BATTLE OF CAMEL". BIBI Ayisa was spared.Bibi Ayisa the daughter of Abu Bakr was married to Prophet on Khadija's death, at a very young age.The Prophet spent his last days in Ayesha's house, close to the mosque.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, AB. Canada. - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 17:09:44 (CST) 
Dear Nina:HAZRAT AYESHA:WOMAN AND WAR IN ISLAM: During the days of Prophet women were as eager to join the war as the men and missed no opportunity to slip by for sharing the danger and glory of the battlefield. HAZRAT AYESHA nursed the wounded in Ohod: she filled the pitcher with water, carried it to the field and distributed it among the wounded. When the pitcher got empty, she again went and came back with it full to the brim. "We six women," says Umm-i-Ziad, "went to the battlefield of KHAIBAR and sent information to the Prophet. He sent for us: we saw signs of displeasure on his face.He said,"With whose permission and with whom have you all come here? We respectfully replied,"O Apostle of Allah, no doubt, we only weave; but even our thread may be of some use in the battle. Besides, we have medicines with us for the wounded, administer medicines to those who fall ill, we can prepare diet and serve it to patients."THE PROPHET PERMITTED US TO STAY."
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 14:12:09 (CST) 
Abdurrahman <no>
tulsa, ok USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 09:17:03 (CST) 
Dear Nina:THE CARNAGE OF KARBALA:IMAM HUSEIN'S MARTYRDOM:A Glimpse:Wounded and dying he dragged himself to the riverside for a last drink; they turned him off by arrows from there. And as he re-entered his tent, he took his infant child in his arms: him they transfixed with a dart. The stricken father bowed his head to Heaven. Able no more to stand up against his pitiless foes-Umayyad,under the command of n notorious Ubaid ibn Ziad.Alone and weary, he seated himself at the door of his tent. His son and nephew were killed in his arms. He lifted his hands to Heaven--they were full of blood--and he uttered a funeral prayetr for the living and dead. Raising himself for one desperate charge, he threw himself upon the Umayyads, who fell back on every side. But fainted with losss of blood, he soon sank to the ground and then the murderous crew rushed upon the dying hero. They cut off his head, trampled on his body and subjedted it to every ignominy in the old spirit of Hind. They carried the martyr's head to the castle of Kufa and the inhuman Ubaid struck it on the mouth withn a cane: "Alas!" exclaimed an aged Muslim,"on these lips have I seen the lips of the Apostle of Allah".
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary, AB. Canada. - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 09:47:08 (CST) 
I am interested in knowing if George Purvis, III is connected in any way with Aga Khan University System. If so, please inform me how I can contact him.
JSchmid@luc.edu <6525 North Sheridan Rd.>
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 08:57:34 (CST) 
ya ali madat. this guest book is cool!!!!
edmonton, AB canada - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 17:36:24 (CST) 
karima manji <limbocom@mail.telepac.pt>
lisbon / portugal, USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 11:48:48 (CST) 
Amir Bhimji <Amir_Bhimji@Yahoo.com>
Toronto, ont CANADA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 05:00:52 (CST) 
RAJA RIASAT ALI <rraja@kockw.com>
KUWAIT - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 21:49:46 (CST) 
Dear Nina: THE IMMAMATE OF SHIIAS: The term is also used in the Koran to indicate the Book, or Scriptures, or record of a people; also to designate a teacher of religion.Hence most probably its adoption by the Muslims in the latter sense. 'When the Lord tried Abraham with certain words, which he fulfilled, He said, I have made thee an Imam to the people.' Again referring to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, 'We have made them Imams, that they may direct others at our command.' And again,' We delivered to Moses the Book, therefore be not in doubt of his reception thereof and we ordained it to be a guide unto the children of Isreal. And we appointed some of them to be Imams to direct people according to our command. The sovereign exists for the good of people. The necessity of a ruler arises from the fact that human being have to live together and unless there is someone to maintain order, society would break to pieces. Temporal sovereign only enforces orders made by man, BUT THE LAWS FRAMED BY A DIVINELY-INSPIRED LEGISLATOR- have two views-moral and social well-being of mankind. The Caliph Ali is the Vicar and Lieutenant of the Prophet. He is more than a temporal ruler, he is spiritual chief as well. To Shias Ali was the most eminent of all Companians of the Prophet, and by right of descent as well as by his qualities entitled him to Imamate. To Ismailis Imam is Ulul-Amr-Ever living Spiritual guide. We believe in Allah and Prophethood of Muhammad and Ali as Vicar of God. (iNTERLUDE):When God and His Prophet were standing in line. The worshipers were asked to bow down to one. They all bowed to the Prophet. Asked, Why? "PROPHET IS THE GUIDE WHO SHOWED US WHO GOD WAS"
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 15:37:58 (CST) 
Hi! YA Ali Madad, To All Ismaili viewers... I appreciate your work. Keep it Up. Your web page is really provide the deep information about religion. I am proud of you and who, they spend a lot more time & effort, to design and develop the ismaili site just for jamat.
Allana Zeeshan <allanazeeshan@hotmail.com>
Singapore, SG Singapore - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 22:36:09 (CST) 
Respected Sir, Please clarify my following question: 1) When the Ismaili Community prays to "Ya Ali" (The most High) do they refer to one of the ninety nine atributes of Allah. 2) Do some Ismaili claim that they are instead invoking the name of the companion of our Holy Prophet. Are they referring to Hazrat Haider Ali, s/o Human. born from Human. As Shirk is strongly condemmed in Islam (The religion introduced by Hazrat Ibrahim) If request that my query be answered so as bridge any mis-conceptions that I may unintentionally hold about the Ismaili community. Thanking You. Tippu Sultan, 33/B, Lalazar, Queens Road, Karachi. Tel: 9221-5610836. Fax: 9221-5610730.
Tippu Sultan <tippu@digicom.net pk>
Karachi, Pakistan - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 18:52:57 (CST) 
Heartiest congratulations. Our hearts are filled with joy and happiness. Kabani Family
Nizar Kabani <Nizkhan@aol.com>
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 16:17:00 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad, to all brothers and sisters, this is a wonderful and knowledgeable site.This is an excellent way of getting information about Imamat.
Zulfiqar Ali Panjwani <AmirSunny@AOL.com>
Houston, TX USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 23:59:11 (CST) 
At the moment, it seems that this is the most popular ismaili website. The spiritual knowledge content on this site is very beneficial for all of us. Good work! All the people from RAHIMABAD (Karachi) pls get in touch. Thanks and YA ALI MADAD
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 16:18:48 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad, > >I have been viewing this web site almost every day and i wanted to share my >compliments with you. Keep up the good work! Excellent! Excellent!
Hanif Kassam <hanif2@idirect.com>
Toronto, On Canada - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 11:28:53 (CST) 
Its real great to see so many Ismailis on the net....wonderful way to keep in touch and learn abt our religion...Keep up the good work...way to go ppl. Akbar Lalani
Akbar Lalani <akber@hotmail.com>
Chennai, TN India - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 07:58:26 (CST) 
ya ali madad
noorali somani <noorali_somani@hotmail.com>
kampala, uganda - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 05:07:57 (CST) 
ya ali madad please kindly update me with latest informations of mowlana hazar imam
noorali somani <noorali_somani@hotmail.com>
kampala, uganda - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 05:06:37 (CST) 
CALGARY, ALTA CANADA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 01:24:53 (CST) 
excellent web site. keep up the good work, may mawla shower his choicest blessings on you and always guide you to the path of shirat al mustakeem ameen .
NIZAR K KHETANI <highniz@aol.com>
dallas , tx USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 23:10:24 (CST) 
This site has made me feel proud of being a ismaili, thank you.
Ashifa Meghani <Ashifa.Meghani@student.shu.ac.uk>
Sheffield, UK - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:13:30 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad
Sharaz Ali <Sharaz.Ali@student.shu.ac.uk>
Sheffield, UK - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:04:05 (CST) 
Dear Nina: THE TALE OF BIBI FATIMA-THE NOBLE LADY- AND BEGGARS: One day Hassan and Hussein fell seriously ill. The parents-Hazart Ali and Bibi Fatima- were much upset.At last they took a vow that if by the grace of Allah their little ones recovered, they would fast for three consequent days.The sun went down. They broke the first fast with a cup of water,performed their sunset prayer and prepared to take their homely meals- a few cakes of barley.Hardly they had stretched their hands they heard a plea from an old begger:"For the love Allah, relieve my hunger and save family from starvation." Fatima looked to her husband and said,"How can we disoblige the begger and eat to our satifaction?" Cheered by reposive glance of Ali, Fatima gathered all the cakes and gave them to the old man. The second day of fast began. Again afterb the prayer they were about to partake humble fare, two orphan children were appealing for food."Fatima said:"Surely it is will of Allah and His Prophet that we should help the poor. Let little ones have our meal".With enfeebled body but brave in spirit. they attended their duties until third day. When the Prophet heard of it, he was filled with joy and exclaimed that all generations would call him blessed for being the father of such a noble lady!
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:03:38 (CST) 
FEROZ ALI PIRANI <pirani@netvigator.com>
HONG KONG, - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 09:31:07 (CST) 
feroz ali pirani <pirani@netvigator.com>
hong kong, USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 09:27:16 (CST) 
One of the best sites I have visited. Keep up the good work.
Nasim Damji <nasim.damji@gte.net>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 20:37:03 (CST) 
This is real cool ! I found this site really interesting & would like to join as a Member! Ya Ali Madad..
Sultan Ali Kudchiwala <sultanalik@hotmail.com>
Aurangabad, Ms India - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 13:10:15 (CST) 
I was impressed of how uptodate are the information. Keep it up. For any question, whom do I address to?
Salim Talib <salim_talib@hotmail.com>
tallahassee, fl USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 21:37:45 (CST) 
Dear Nina(Space!):THE PRINCESS OF A GENTLE AND HUMBLE SPIRIT:Cultured,beautiful and the eldest daughter of one of the mightiest Emperors of his time, JAHAN ARA had no pleasure of life beyond her reach.But she abandoned them all for serving her imprisoned father and solacing his distressed soul. For seven long years - SHAH JAHAN AND JAHAN ARA- were confined to the Fort of Agra: the things to cheer them were their mutual love and consolation of their religion.At last the Emperor died and Jahan Ara was free to reenter the open world. But long confinement and the strain of the service to her father had told upon her health and she too died following her beloved parents. Her tomb is in Delhi."Many other scpulchres lie around,elegent in marble structurs surrounded by the creens of that exquisite marble trellis-work which is beautiful feature of Islamic archtecture.The tomb of the beautiful Princess I noticed, differed from the others in one particular- with inscription: "Let no rich canopy cover my grave. Grass and flowers are the only coverings meet the tomb of the poor in spirit, the humble, the transitory JAHAN ARA.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada, - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 22:01:26 (CST) 
Good work! Keeps us busy people, specially in the USA, updated about the recent events re: our religion and community. Anyone from Rahimabad, old and new, pls get in touch. Searching specially for NASREEN GUIDE (Nasreen Ajani of B Bldg Rahimabad). This is an old friend from the School Health Days! YA ALI MADAD
AZIZ MADHANI <azizm@earthlink.net>
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 14:56:44 (CST) 
My dear Nina:MOWLANA HAZAR IMAM,PRINCE HUSSEIN, BEGUM INARA AND RETINUE: Your Website, under "What's New" containing excellent information how the NURANI family along with other dignitaries paid their last respects to late KING HUSSEIN: You deserve the "kudos".Let me pay tribute to you in person, how you have gone through difficult times to make "Ismaili Web" as a proud contribution to our community at large. Our culture does not allow; but I would not have hesitated to make you my "Valentine
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 12:38:41 (CST) 
Space!Dear Nina:ROLE OF ISMAILISM IN ISLAM: As far as various intellectual and artistic aspects of Islamic civilization and culure are concerned, the presence of Ismailism is even more evident. Early Islamic theology, both Sunni and Twelve-Imam Shiite, bears imprint of its debates with Ismailism. Ismaili philosophy, still not fully appreciated as a major element in the imntellectual life of the Islamic community, stands as one of the richest schools of thought in early Islamic history. The esoteric doctrines of Ismailism were related to certain school of Sufism, while the Ismaili espousal of the intellectual sciences in general was instrumental in the development of the sciences. This is particularly evident in Fatimid Egypt which was witness to the activity of some of the greatest Islamic sciences. Likewise, members of the same dynasty became patrons of the arts and made possible one of the most creative periods of Islamic art. Even in Judical, social and political thought, Ismailism produced works appriciable importance which had an impact upon the community as a whole.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 10:40:21 (CST) 
YAM My name is Amyn Aziz Essa living in Karachi, Pakistan, would like to say that keep up the good work and may Hazar Imam give you the courage to do so, Ameen.
Amyn Aziz Essa <amynessa@pienet.net>
Karachi, Pakistan - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 03:53:04 (CST) 
(Ya Ali Madad) BRAVO! It is really great to have our own Ismaili Web site at last! Congratulations to amana and all it's members. Pls. keep up the good work AND Visit Rahimabad web site http://comm.excite.com/comm/area/pw/welcome/main.asp?cid=.Nndl3QtzLUS&cc=foo May GOD BLESS YOU ALL?
SHABBIER SHERALI <samkhan@cbipc.com>
CHICAGO, IL USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 20:31:15 (CST) 
The material you have provided on/thru your site on King Hussain of Jordan is great and realyy praiseworthy; Congratulations to you on this great work; Sincerely,
AmirAli <aamackwani@aol.com>
- Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 17:27:06 (CST) 
Dear Nina: REAL ALLEGIANCE: Mecca had been conquered and the Prophet was wending back to Medina. Thousands followed him and all were eager to hear a message from his mouth. On the way the time for Asr prayer was come. The Prophet was performing ablution. Men flocked around him and rubbed their faces with the water that he threw away after ablution. The ablution over, the Prophet asked those around him, "Friends, why do you rub your faces with that water?" "To show our love and respect for you," was the aswer. The Prophet gravely said: "If you really love me, then walk in my footsteps and accept my ideal. Those who show me only outward respect and do not accept my example, do not belong to my following."
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 11:19:54 (CST) 
Thank you very much for your hard work at creating this lovely site. I have enjoyed it very much! It has been inspiring and I will be back to read some more soon, so keep up the good work! Ya Ali Madad!
Salma Ramdjee Kessavdjee - Khokhar <Salma_rk@hotmail.com>
Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 04:56:29 (CST) 
KARIM HIRANI <dream@sprint.ca>
Vancouver, B.C CANADA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 02:06:45 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad,It was an amazing sight to see your page. Hope to continue corresponding. Thanks!
Rozina Sayani <edpki@csv.warwick.ac.uk>
Coventry, UK - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 16:03:02 (CST) 
Dear Brother, Really I love your Story of Mowlana Hazir Imam visited French Ivory Coast. It was wonderfull, Keep on going and let us have enjoying them. Good Luck. and Ya ali Madad. Musani. 19:10 hrs. Feb.08. 1999
Sadrudin. Musani. <musanis@cadvision.com>
Calgary., AB Canada - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 20:10:42 (CST) 
YAA ALI MADAD to all my ismaili brothers and sisters.This is the greatest and precious web site i have ever visit.
Danish Dharani <jordan1236@aol.com>
Dallas, tx USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 17:55:46 (CST) 
Quite interesting.
Asmita Kurji/Hassanali <asmita1@hotmail.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 10:47:11 (CST) 
Dear Nina:FIT TRIBUTE TO LATE KING HUSSEIN OF JORDON:President Clinton summed up ably,the role of King during Wye negotiations between Israel and Palestinians:"The small figure was the largest in the room; the frail figure was the strongest in the room". The late King siided with Arab world in the wars and lost some of his territory. But he knew how to heal the wounds: he applied soothing balm(aim for moderation and peace ):The diplomacy at its best.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 10:45:38 (CST) 
Zahra Peera <zpeera@yahoo.com>
Brampton, ON CANADA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 10:28:00 (CST) 
i want a didar ........... hazar imam plzzzzzzzz
rizwan <heart786@heartthrob.com>
karachi, sindh pakistan - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 15:05:15 (CST) 
i would like to know more about the difference between Shiite, Sunni and ishmaeli muslims is there any real difference?
sarah iftikhar @hotmail.com <sarah iftikhar>
USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 14:21:02 (CST) 
Space?Dear Nina:(JORDON IN NEWS) HISTORICAL RUINS OF PETRA IN JORDON VALLEY:It is a rock basin is in rift of Jordon southward to the Gulf of Aqaba.It is referred to natutral fortress.The tombs at Petra offer some evidence of the early Nabataen settlement(312 B.C.)There is also Graeco-Roman tombs(6 B.C.)The particular evolution suggests that Petra had cultural relations with many groups of that period:Greek,Egyptian and syrian elements to the age of Ptolemaic and Seleucid kingdoms.Nabataen kingdom under Aretas II Philhellence(85-60 B.C.)when royal coins were issued.Then the city became more and more ROMANIZED.In A.D. 106 arabia Petra was absorbed into Roman empire and native dynasty came to an end.It was more prosperous(A.D.222-235)at the time of Alexander Severus. Then it suddenly came to an end. This might have been due to desert raid of a large scale, associated perhaps with neo-Persian power under Sassanid dynasty. Pertra did linger as a religious centre (315-403 A.D..The chief God of Petra was Dhushara.He was worshipped under black rectagular stone.The Christianity of Petra was swept away of Muslim conquest in A.D.629-632.Under the latin Kingdom Petra was occupied by Baldwin I; it was held by franks till 1189; fragments of Crusaders' citadel are still standing.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 12:49:17 (CST) 
Requesting world Ismailis to follow Mowlana Hazar Imam's Firman of Savings for the future, curb unwanted expenses and prepare for the future of your children and you in a very sensible manner. Praying to Mowla to give strength to all worldly Ismailis to face the current recession, to do away with all our muskil-asan, to keep all the Ismaili brothers and sisters united, to remain firm on the path of Sirat-ul-mustakim and above all to be regular in our daily prayers and Sukhrana to Khudavind Hazar Imam for giving us Valuable guidance from time to time and all the Niyamats in this life and world. Ya- ali-Madad.
Akbar Mavany <tulyar@bom2.vsnl.net.in>
Margao, Goa India - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 12:13:11 (CST) 
Ya ali madat and salaam aleykum to all ismailies. Just cruising around the net and came across this site. Thank you very much for various inputs from all over. ( I even found an old friend's E-mail add). Will be visiting again. Keep up the good service to all.
Plato Moosa <AL786110@aol.com>
Canada - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 01:00:21 (CST) 
Dear Nina:THE FIRST ACCEPTED HAJJ:THE REAL HAJJ: It was the season of Hajj.The sun had long set. Arafat was sleeping in darkness and silence.All had left, except one man: Zunnun, the great saint of Egypt, was still there- buried in deep meditation. Suddenly there flashed across his mind the vision of Ahamad Ashkak, a shoemaker of Damascus. Zunnun's trance broke. He rose and ran for Damascus- -to discover the fortunate shoe-maker who even in his absence from Mecca, had earned the merit of HAJJ before all others.The way was long.But Zunnun reached the home of the Shoe-maker who narrated his story:"My son went in the neighbor's house.They were eating meat. My son asked for a bit. But the neighbors refused". I went and thought what kind of neighbor were they! Neighbor said:"We had been without food for last five days.To save us from starvation, we gathered some meat of a dead goat from the field. Now tell me brother, could we have given that meat to your son?" I returned home and thought aloud:"Shall I go to Mecca to please Allah while Allah's servants will be starving in my neighboring house?" I thought deep and handed to them my saving of 40 years and said, "Eat and live and for this year let your broken cottage be my sacred Mecca". Zunnun heard and burst in tears and embraced Ahamad and said,"Brother, you alone have discovered the true place of PILGRIMAGE".
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 22:28:32 (CST) 
Hi I'm Hatem Hayder , from NileTV International "ZIGZAG "is my new program in French , I present the best 3 songs in the week. If you want to make a dedication , don't hesitate! just e-mail me your dedications : hhayder@hotmail.com you can watch it every friday from 19:40 to 20:00h don't miss my other programs Podium , Animalia and Champions best regards hhayder
hhayder <hhayder@hotmail.com>
Egypt - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 07:47:35 (CST) 
KUALA MUMPUR, WP MALAYSIA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 04:27:00 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad to all our brothers and sisters from my family, myself and the entire Bolton Jamat. Keep up the good work!!
Kamadiani Yasmin Hajiani <YAHAJIANI@AOL.COM>
Bolton, Gtr Manchester United Kingdom - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 13:20:56 (CST) 
Wonderful website. If any youth living in London read this, please drop me a line! Hope to hear from you. Aly
Aly Kanani <A.Kanani@lse.ac.uk>
London, United Kingdom - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 08:53:03 (CST) 
PALACE CITIES OF FATIMID PERIOD:The Fatimids, before conquering Egype, had been ruling the MAGHRIB very successfully. They had by that time established wonderful traditions in architecure by building palace-cities, decorated with mosques and beautiful gates. MAHDIYA, a rectangular city built in 305 AH-917 A.D. had boundry wall with 16 marble towers and iron gates. It is known that the wall was so thick that twpo horesmen could ride abreast on it. The city mosque was known as the mosque of Mahdiya where the Khutba was reecited on Fridays by the Imam.There was a splendid marble palace for the Imam with a separate residence for his successor, Imam al-Qaim.Hazrat Imam Qasim(934-946 A.D.) built a new citadel for himself called "al-Muhammadiya". His successor, Fatimid Caliph Imam al-Mansur billah 946-952 A.D founded "al-Mansuriya". It was situated near Quiawan and had five gates.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 22:15:06 (CST) 
The wonderful site I have ever come across. It is encyclopedic! Please keep up. I wish you all the success and the proper reward here and the hereafter.
Zahara Nizar <1061929@cyber.net.pk>
Karachi Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 20:49:34 (CST) 
Ya ali madad please keep this site for our all ismailis around the world
yasmin anis bootwala <ABOOTWAL@prodigy.net>
san antonio, tx USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 16:42:04 (CST) 
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san antonio, tx USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 16:34:59 (CST) 
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