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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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Ya Ali Madad. It is very interesting website. Keep up the good work.
Yasmin Suleman <yasmin.suleman.gov.ab.ca>
Edmonton, Alta Canada - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 23:35:46 (CST) 
CANADA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 20:29:04 (CST) 
Dear Nina:TO DO GOOD IS MANKIND'S BIRTHRIGHT;BUT TO A LIMIT.When we advise people to emulate Mother Theresa or Mahtma Gandhi or offering the other cheek, to be a yardstick of doing good,then we are stretching it too far. These both started their "ALTRUISM" late in life. With them charity or doing good must have begun at home.They had squared their account of worldly life and assumed the saintly mantle later in life.When we talk of doing good at any rate,are we prepared to dine with a leper-if not why not?Any charitable attitude needs our souls to be schooled.Like a Muslim subject of Sultan asks the Sultan to share his wealth with him,because as they being Muslim brothers what is yours is mine and vice-versa.Sultan replied:"You are right. But I am holding this treasure in trust for millions of my subjects; if I distribute it all; how I am to administer my Kingdom?"Goodness alone does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 15:12:49 (CST) 
siraj ali lakhani <slakhani.satyam@net .in>
hyderabad, AP INDIA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 13:44:34 (CST) 
u r doing good job keep it up moulana hazar immam will give u reward
siraj ali lakhani
hyderabad, ap india - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 02:41:49 (CST) 
ya ali madat and good job with the background graphics.
nazir shivji <nshivji@trebnet.com>
toronto, on canada - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 16:31:03 (CST) 
Dear NINA & GAFOOR: One more poem from the book on "Mother Theresa: A Simple Path"..It seems a bit strong...but am quite sure..everyone can relate to it..especially at times when they feel they try and try..and sometimes the struggle seems to be very difficult and futile..Found this to be inspiring in always keeping hope and not giving up..THE POEM IS CALLED "ALWAYS" It can be found on a SIGN on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children's home in CALCUTTA................. >>> ANYWAY <<< People are unreasonalbe, illogical and self-centred >> LOVE THEM ANYWAY << If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives >> DO GOOD ANYWAY << If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies >> SUCCEED ANYWAY << The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow, >>DO GOOD ANYWAY << Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable >> BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY << What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight >> BUILD ANYWAY << People really need help but may attack you if you help them >> HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY << Give the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth, >> GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY!! <<
Laila M. <lmoosabh@ed.brocku.ca>
ON Canada - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 14:09:48 (CST) 
Dear NINA & GAFOOR: Would like to share a wonderful poem I came across in a book given to me by a friend entitled Mother Theresa: A Simple Path compliled by Lucinda Vardey. She suggests A Simple Path in thinking about life. Each chapter expounds on each of the statements made..a good read..would recommend it for all! >>The FRUIT of SILENCE is PRAYER >>The FRUIT of PRAYER is FAITH >>The FRUIT of FAITH is LOVE >>The FRUIT of LOVE is SERVICE (**) >>The FRUIT of SERVICE is PEACE
Laila M. <lmoosabh@ed.brocku.ca>
ON Canada - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 13:57:23 (CST) 
Dear Nina and Gafoor: FIRST TIME VOLUNTEER FAIR FOR ISMAILIS IN ONTARIO!!! GET A SENSE OF THE SERVICES THAT ARE OFFERED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, COMPLETE AN APPLICATION and GET INVOLVED BY SHOWING YOUR SPIRIT! GREAT CHANCE TO MATCH YOUR INTERESTS TO AREAS OF NEED>>>"SERVICE is the FOUNDATION of our FAITH">>> ? Volunteer Career Fair: February 7th, 1999 “Develop Yourself for the Future” – Council for Ontario The Council for Ontario is pleased to share with the jamat, its’ vision for volunteering in the new millenium. We are committed to making volunteering in the institutions valuable for you, while maximizing your contribution to the jamat and the Imam. As part of this effort, a Volunteer Career Fair will be held on Sunday, February 7 1999 in the Don Mills Area (For complete details on location, please send email to me..thanks!) Volunteer Career Fair is a unique one day event where all Jamati members can explore volunteering opportunities within the Council for Ontario and Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board. The fair will showcase all the Boards and Portfolios within the institutions such as Education, Health and Economic Planning Boards, Youth and Sports, Human Resources Development and Women’s Development Portfolios. ? Benefits of Volunteering with the Institutions: ? Learn and develop new skills ? Leadership training ? Establish a network for personal and professional contacts ? Make an impact, or a real change within the community ? Strengthen problem solving and analytical skills ? Obtain references for academic programs or work ? Living within the ethic of our faith by showing generosity to others ? Making new friends Therefore, think of volunteering in the same way as you do your employment – a lifelong career where you maximize opportunities for development. By looking at volunteerism in this way you seek opportunities to get involved where you can build on past experiences and existing skills. ? Featuring high profile speakers that are recognized for their work such as: Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani – “Volunteer Career- Where It Can Lead” ? Executive Officer of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ? Chair of the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board ? Humanitarian of the Year award form the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce ? YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Management and the Professions ? The Order of Canada for her contributions to philanthropy Mr. Bahadur Madhani – “The Impact of Volunteering- A Little Goes A Long Way” ? Chair of the Board of Trustees, United Way of Greater Toronto ? Served on the Multicultural Advisory Group of the Toronto Olympic Bid Committee in 1996 ? 5 to 9 Years Voluntary Service Award by Ontario Ministries of Citizenship, Culture and Communications ? Award of Distinction by United Way Canada ? Excellence in Human Relations award by Human Rights and Race Relations Centre Ms. Zarina Rajwani – “Your Volunteer Career: In Search For Excellence” ? Hon. Secretary of the Aga Khan Education Board of Canada ? Systems Consultant and Teaches Computer Programming ? An outstanding speaker with both jamati and non-jamati organizations Ms. Shorafat Mamadambarova – “The Newly Arrived Jamat: Getting Involved” ? Dean Faculty of Humanities, Khorog State University, Tajikistan ? PHD in Literature, Moscow ? Translator for Hazar Imam during his visits to Tajikistan and Moscow ? Member, Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Committee, Tajikistan Come to the Volunteer Career Fair Open House to share your innovative ideas and communicate creative ways of volunteering in the Council. This is your opportunity to influence the future –so don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference. The Council for Ontario is committed to making this a reality and we urge you all to attend the Volunteer Career Fair on Sunday, February 7, 1999. Registration begins from 9:30am to 3:00pm For further information, please contact Farhad Hussain at farhad_1998@yahoo.com
Farhad Hussain <farhad_1998@yahoo.com>
Don Mills, , ON Canada - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 13:45:51 (CST) 
It was very informative. I will be looking for more information on ismaili community activities. thank you, ya ali madat. M. Damji
mehboob damji <upathrose@yahoo.com>
calgary, ab canada - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 13:12:56 (CST) 
BILFIZ MULJI <bmulji@netcom.ca>
WHITBY, ONT CANADA - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 11:30:27 (CST) 
Dear Nina:WHO IS NOT A SINNER?:PRAY TELL! By the Sufistic liberty of his life of the imagary of his composition, Hafiz-the Poet- had earned a number of ememies. When he died, these enemies objected to giving his dead body the privilege of the funeral prayers. "For", they said, "has he not freely indulged in unholy topics of wine and love in poems like these: Hither,hither, O cup-bearer, hand round and give the cup, For love at first showed easy, but difficulties have come up. After protracted debate, matter was decided that his own poems be referred. Accordingly a number of the poet's couplets were thrown into an urn and a child was asked to pick one up.The couplet that the child drew, read this: From the funeral of Hafiz abstain not taking part, For immersed in sin though he is, for heaven he starts. The verdict was unanimously accepted and he waas given a burial with all proper rites.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 10:08:50 (CST) 
Shelina Gwaduri <Sgwaduri@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, ga USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 11:27:33 (CST) 
Dear Nina:FATIMIDS ENDEAVOURED TO MAKE CAIRO-THE CITY OF ART,ARCHITECTURE, LEARNING AND COMMERCE:"Al-Qahirah", as laid down by JAWHAR, had an area of about 4,200 square meters. The length of the walls from East to West was 1,100 meters and from North to Soouth 1,150 maters. It was situated in such a way that the Southern wall faced FUSTAT(old Cairo), the Eastern wall faced Waqattam hills, thew Northern wall looked on open country,while the Western wall ran along the dry canal(today the tramline runs along it). The walls built by Jawhar were finished in 359 A.H.-969-70 A.D. They did not however,survive long.The Persian Ismaili DAI PIR NASIR KHUSRAW did not see them when he visited Cairo in 439-441 A.H-1087 A.D. It seems on the orders of the Caliph Hazarat Imam Mustansir billah, the walls were remade and extended in 480 A.H.- 1087 A.D. by his Vazir Badr al-Jamali. Hazrat Imam al-Hakim had built the mosque Jamia al-Hakim outside northern wall.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 10:15:37 (CST) 
Great site!!
barry goodwin <barryg@hway.net>
boca, fl USA - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:33:13 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad, I would like to wish every Ismaili & other Muslims "Eid Mubarak". Please also visit our web site at http://www.bigfoot.com/~ismailis.
Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims <ismailis@muslim.com>
- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 00:09:57 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad I have a sugession that there should be links in ur web site to other web site of our ismaili institutions or else nice work Ms Nina
Nurali Barkatali <barkat-k@khi.comsats.net.pk>
Karachi, sd Pakistan - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 16:27:10 (CST) 
very nice job!!!
shaherose nanji <Shy.Nanji@Sunnybrook.on.ca>
aurora, on canada - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 13:46:30 (CST) 
Can I please get access to sites such as ~nina so I can visit sites. Thanks.
Anar poonja <apoonja@nortel.com>
Calgary, Ab Canada - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 22:32:43 (CST) 
Warm welcome to Alnemat Arabic Christian Internet Magazine . We love you! Please visit us / ?????? ????? ???? ?????? ???????? ??????? ????? ??????
Alnemat / ?????? <alne3mat@total.net>
- Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 16:51:12 (CST) 
AN OVER-ZEALOUS RELIGIOUS MAN:POINTING FAULTS OF OTHERS: Sheikh Saadi-the poet- tells of himself: "I remembember even when a young I was very religious. I regularly rose in the night and was punctual at my devotions. One night I had been sitting in the presence of my father and reading the Holy Quran. All round me were fast asleep. Looking towards my beloved parent I said somewhay proudly:" Not one of these lifteth up his head to perform his prayer; they are so fast asleep that they seem as dead!" In a voice of love and yet sorrowful reproach,my father replied, "My son, it were better if you too were asleep, if you have nothing better to do than to point out the fault of others."
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 10:31:45 (CST) 
please write me the agha khan weddings photoes web sites.Iwant to see the wedding albom.THANKYOU
AMAN <amanyb@inet.com.pk>
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 10:25:47 (CST) 
Praying to Mawla Bapa that may He do mushkil-asan of all the murids in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Badakshan and all those places where our din brothers and sisters are facing very bad conditions . We should thank God that we out here are safe and sound due to apaar niyamat of Mawalana Hazar Imam.Thank you Ya-Ali-Bapa for every thing.We will never be able to thank You enough for what You have given us.
Sapna Akbar Mavany <tulyar2bom2.vsnl.net.in>
Margao, Goa India - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 05:53:02 (CST) 
Amiruddin Makhany <amakhany@asol.com,farahadnan@aol.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 23:46:39 (CST) 
SOHAIL MOOSA <sohail@europe.com>
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 19:58:28 (CST) 
brilliant but some of the pages don,t seem to be working
salima chitalya <salima@abs786.freeserve.ac.uk>
London, UK - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 17:36:25 (CST) 
Very Good, Keep it up
Z H Saiyed <majipa@hotmail.com>
Surat, India - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 05:29:34 (CST) 
Guldastasho Muborakshoev <rushanies@ucta.kyrnet.kg>
Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 03:05:50 (CST) 
The history is printed is very good. Please some songs of jublees on it. THANKYOU SALIM
Karachi, 021 PAKISTAN - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 19:26:47 (CST) 
AITPA:TORONTO: would AITPA explain why would not the Chair/ representative sign her/his full name as customary to all organization, to give it an added weight!
USA - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 16:53:14 (CST) 
Dear Nina:TEACHERS FOR TAJIKISTAN:(Ref:AITPA)COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS: Somewhere in Gurstbook column I read this advert.I hope I am not out place in thinking and adding that these positions also afford a sense of service to our brethern in Takjikistan and savour new experiences of Ismailis now emerging from a closed society for decades.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 16:21:45 (CST) 
I like you work. Keep it up. Very nice site you have developed, thanking you again. Yaali madad.
Akbarali Momin <akbsunesra@earthlink.net>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 01:34:24 (CST) 
All I can say is Thank you....Please visit us if you come to London, England.
Aaron Kalvani <aaronkalvani@hotmail.com>
London, England - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 20:09:38 (CST) 
Dear Nina: ISMAILIS SHIISM:HISTORICAL COONTRIBUTIONS TO ISLAM: The Fatimid Imams were all supporters of learning and science.They established public libraries and scientific institutions, richly supplied with books and instruments and administered by ample and qualified propfessional staff.The Fatimid Court was always full of logicians,mathematicians, and physicians and Jusrists. Observatories for the study of astronomy were erected in various centres, and leading scientists from Asia and Spain were regularly invited to enrich the Fatimid Court. It was in the time of Imam Al Aziz, who succeeded Al Muizz that the Mosque of Al-Azar was turned into a University. It is said at one time the total number of scholars were 9,758 under 317 professors. A thousand years later, Imam Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah became the patron and principal benefactor of the famous Muslim University at Alighar. It was a far cry from Al Azar in A.D.971 to Alighar in A.D. 1939-the most influencial seat of Islamic leasrning in the world.And today Imam Prince Karim Aga khan established Ahaga Khan University in Karachi,Pakistan,one of the best.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 14:54:52 (CST) 
The AITPA is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing a forum and opportunities for synergy between IT professionals and business people. Please do VISIT OUR SITE at: www.aitpa.org (contains details about IT Job opportunities)
AITPA (Al-Azhar Information Technology Professionals Association <aitpa@aitpa.org>
Toronto, CANADA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 12:11:22 (CST) 
The AITPA is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing a forum and opportunities for synergy between IT professionals and business people. Please do VISIT OUR SITE at: www.aitpa.org (contains details about IT Job opportunities)
AITPA (Al-Azhar Information Technology Professionals Association <aitpa@aitpa.org>
Toronto, CANADA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 12:11:15 (CST) 
Please do visit the site for the Al-Azhar Information Technology Professionals Association, sign our guestbook and join our open forum..free for 6 months. On our page for opportunities..you will find details of current job opportunities for professional IT teachers required by AKES (Aga Khan Education Services). Deadline for application in February 26, 1999..so do not delay.. A short desciption of the job is provided below..For more details..please visit the website and read the complete details.. Employer: Aga Khan Education Services, Tajikistan www.akfc.ca Contact in Ottawa: Ezmina Nazarali, ezmina@akfc.ca AKES, Tajikistan is currently seeking professional IT Teachers to train pupils, teachers and administrative staff at the secondary school level. The position requires proficiency in the training of popular software packages (which may include windows, word processing. spreadsheets, database software, graphics and presentation software, email etc..) The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree, preferably a B.Ed. (Bachelor's of Education) and a teaching certificate and have a few years of professional teaching experience. Language skills in Russian or Persian would be valuable, but are not essential. Basic knowledge of local area network administration and hardware maintenance would be an asset, but is not required. Contracts are for one or two years..and will begin April 1 or August 1, 1999. For a complete description please click here. To obtain more information, please contact Ezmina Nazarali directly at ezmina@akfc.ca. Date posted: January 18, 1999 Deadline for application: February 26, 1999
Laila M., Chair, AITPA <aitpa@aitpa.org>
Toronto, CA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 12:07:16 (CST) 
Nice Webpage.. Nice Place. Interesting Ideas.... Cant Really look at much.. cuz of my Class.. but anyhow.. whocares... got to go now.. bye...
Hanif Hassam <2215 Stonehenge Cres>
K1B-4N7, Canada - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 10:51:50 (CST) 
dear sir, I read the guest book of Ismailies it is very imformative.It is requested to send me the e mail address of Maulna Shah Karim-al-Hussaini Hazir Imam & the photos of the wedding ceremony of Hazir Imam. Thanks.
Raja Sumair <pklinker@cubexs.net.com>
Karachi, pSindh Pakistan - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 09:57:40 (CST) 
I love this site. It really helps me with my questions and it's been extremely helpful in my research for a Women Studies class. It was a wonderful idea. Moreover, I love to look at the pictures.
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 20:54:08 (CST) 
Excellent site to visit
Nashina <safarikenya@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 14:02:37 (CST) 
Just browsing around. Got my iternet connection yesterday.
Sadruddin Rajwany <srajwany@bellsouth.net>
Miami, IL USA - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 08:47:36 (CST) 
Very very interesting and informative. I have two young children for whom I preview sites and this is one site that I will make sure they visit as often as possible. Keep up the good work. Great links too.
Anjum Dossa <zahidmunir@earthlink.net>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 08:05:17 (CST) 
SHABBIER SHERALI <samkhan@cbipc.com>
CHICAGO 60660, IL USA - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 00:26:57 (CST) 
Dear .... I like the Ismaili web page. I always use to go to see Mowla Bapa's photo's but for some reason web page doesn't show the photo's any more. can you please let me know why is this? Thank you Zain Ehsani
zain Ehsani <zain323@hotmail.com>
Burnaby, B.C Canada - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 20:29:21 (CST) 
Wishing all the World Shia Ismailis A Very Happy Eid Mubarak,and praying for Muskil ashan,Sirat-ul-Mustakim, fulfilment of Nek Desires and above all good health,happiness and peace,may Kudavind Hazar Imam shower his Blessings and love and keep us all under his Chatra Chaya,Ameen, Also praying for all the Departed Ruhani Souls; for Eternal Peace. With Ya Ali Madad, From Mrs,&Mr.Noorallah Mamdani,TOKYO,JAPAN.
Noorallah Mamdani <mamdani@kinet.or.jp>
Tokyo, Japan - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 17:58:58 (CST) 

asalam malakim
USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 12:42:31 (CST) 
Idd Mubarak to all the Ismaili's world over.
USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 11:52:37 (CST) 
yali madad to everyone. thankyou.
karim jassni <akbar_food @hotmail.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 07:09:42 (CST) 
Wishing all India Shia Imami Ismailis A very Happy Eid Mubarak and praying for Muski-la-asan, Sirat-ul-mustakim, Fulfilment of Nek Desires and above all good health, happiness and peace. May Khudavind Hazar Imam Shower His Blessings and Love and Keep us under his Chatra-chaya. Ameen. Also Praying for all the Departed Ruhani Souls For Eternal Peace.
Akbar Abdul Mavany <tulyar@bom2.vsnl.net.in>
Margao Goa, Goa India - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 14:01:08 (CST) 
Praying To Khudavind Hazar Imam and Humble request to Visit India and give all His Spritual Children Holy Didar.Also Keep us under His Divine Guidance From Time to Time and Make Nawazish Of Mubarak Talika and AAbeshafa. We All India Ismailis Await your Zaheri and Batuni Noorani Didar.
Akbar Abdul Mavany <tulyar@bom2.vsnl.net.in>
Margao Goa, Goa India - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 13:50:10 (CST) 
You are doing great keep it up and I wish you all the best.
Zain Ehsani <zain323@hotmail.com>
Burnaby, bc Canada - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 10:52:10 (CST) 
EID MUBARAK to all muslims around the world. Congratulations to all of you who followed the divine course in the holy month of Ramadhan
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 04:05:13 (CST) 
A great web page. Thanks
Mahemuda Naran Weakley <mnweakley@northrock.bm>
Bermuda, - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 19:38:41 (CST) 
Eid Mubarak to All, with prayers for continuation of the taqwah/purity of Ramdhan throughout our entire life; Sincerely
AmirAli <aamackwani@aol.com>
- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 14:40:53 (CST) 
Dear Nina & Gafoor: EID MUBARAK to all our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. EID is a special time to rejoice....From sunny California to the warm hearts of the people..I wish we all can be charitable and generous..as Allah wants us to be on this day.
Noordin Amlani <noram49@hotmail.com>
Menefee, CA USA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 13:51:30 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad, Keep up the excellent work!
Amshy Mawji <amshy@bigfoot.com>
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 05:21:14 (CST) 
Dear Nina:`ID AL-FITR: ID MUBARIK TO ALL: "FESTIVAL OF BREAKING OF THE FAST" or al`id al-saghir "the minor festival",is the festival celebrated on the 1st Shawwal and the following days by the entire Mulsim world. If the Nuslim has not paid the zakat al-fitr(ZAKAT) before the end of the period of fasting, he is legally bound to do this on the 1st SHAWWAL at latest and is recommanded to do so before the communal "salat" which is celebrated on this day. As the festival marks the end of the difficult period of fasting, it is, although called the "minor",celebrated with much more festivity and rejoicing than the "major festival;ID.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 08:59:50 (CST) 
For over one billion Muslims throughout the world, Ramadhan is a special month of the year. During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. Ramadhan was the month in which the first verses of the holy Qur'an were revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God and self-control. The sighting of the new moon at the end of Ramadhan heralds the celebration of Eid Ul-Fitr.
Shabbier A. Sherali <samkhan@cbipc.com>
Chicago 60660, IL USA - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 01:49:16 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad. To all my Muslim Brothers and Sisters all over the world, Idd Ul Fitr Mubarak. May Allah Shower His Blessings on all the souls on this earth, bring Barakat and Peace. May He also give us strength to be united as True Muslims, as we all are His children. Khudahafiz
Yasmin Mawani <myasmin@cpol.com>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 23:28:21 (CST) 
Eid Mubarak to all Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world.
Amir Mussani <amussani@idirect.com>
Manotick., Ont. Canada. - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 15:49:18 (CST) 
Dear Nina: FURTHER ON SHIISM: It might be said that the light of Ali and Imams was so intense that it blinded the Shiites to the presence of the other companions. In addition to its laws and the esoteric aspect contained in SUFISM and gnosis, Shiism contained from the beginning a type of Divine Wisdom, inherited from the Prophet and the Imams, which became the basis for the "hikmah" or sophia that later developed extensively in the Muslim world and incorporated into its structure suitable elements of the Gracco-Allexandrian, the Indian and the Persian intellectual heritages. It is often said that Islamic philosophy came into being as a result of the translation of Greek texts and that after a few centuries Greek Philosophy died out in Muslim world and found a new abode in the Latin West. This partially true account leaves out other basis aspects of the story, such as the central role of Quran as the source of knowledge and truth for Muslims; fundmental role of the spiritual hermeneutics(Ta'wil) practised by the SUFIS AND SHIIAS alike.through which all knowledge became related to inner knowledge of Sacred Book.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadviion.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 15:26:46 (CST) 
This is a beautiful website.I am so happy it was created. Now I may read about the Ismaili religion. Well done.
Aishatu Jummai Alfa <aalfa@ualberta.com>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 15:38:49 (CST) 
Best website ever thank you very much for all the nice information. love it Eid Mubarak to all Ismaili brothers and sisters all over the world. keep up the good work.
Farida Noorani <edpress@directcon.net>
cameron park, ca USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 15:25:37 (CST) 
Thank you for a useful web site. I wish all my brothers and sisters a Happy Idd
Abyd Quinn Aziz <abydaziz@ealing.gov.uk>
London, UK - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 10:25:35 (CST) 
Hasan Ali <HASANali12@aol.com>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 23:39:58 (CST) 
Dear Mowla Bapa: Please come to Karachi to give your deddar.Please. Your momin
Mohsin Allidina <pras@2die4.com>
karachi, sind Pakistan - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 10:10:03 (CST) 
Dear Nina:LAILAT AL-KADR: which falls during Ramadhan in which according to Kuran XCVii. 1 the Kuran was sent down.Of important days of this month, it is mentioned the 6th as birthday of the martyr Husain b. Ali; the 10th as the day of death of Khadidja; the 17th as the day of battle of Badr; the 19th as the day of the occupation of Mecca; the 21st as the day of Ali's death; the 22nd as birthday of Ali and finally the night of 27th as Lailat al-kadr.The name of this night is Kuranic; sura XCV11, is dedicated to it.It is described as a night,"better than 1,ooo, months" in which the angels descend free from every commission(bi-idhn Allah min kull amr) and which means blessing till the appearance of the red of dawn.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>

Very interesting and informative website projecting the faith of Ismailism.
Salim Akbarali Jiwani <jiwani@akunet.org>
Karachi, SD Pakistan - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 15:30:37 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad. To all my Muslim Brothers and Sisters all over the world, Lail Tul Qadr Mubarak. May Allah Shower His Blessings on all the souls on this earth and bring peace. Khudahafiz .
Yasmin Mawani <myasmin@cpol.com>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 11:32:26 (CST) 
very educational home page.
ZAHRA KANJI <ZKanji786@aol.com>
albuquerque, nm USA - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 13:30:48 (CST) 
UNLESS YOU DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TODAY HOW CAN YOU TOMORROW BE DIFFERENT. -----------------------------------------FROM anishkm@usa.net
momingroup <NightSNK@aol.com OR almasmom@hotmail.com or b@hotmail.com , met_ikee@hotmail.com , ssmomin@giasbmc.vsnl.net.in , samirmomin@yahoo.com , marediaa@pilot.msu.edu sadik_4253@hotmail.com zikarm@hotmail.com rafikmom@hotmail.com >
USA ,india, pk - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 03:08:14 (CST) 
............................................................. ..................YAALIMADAD.............................................................
momin gruop <ssmomin@giasbmc.vsnl.net.in>
mubai, ms india - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 02:49:03 (CST) 
Heartiest Wishes from myself and my family to the Noorani couple,may it please Mowlana Hazar Imam.
Ali Asad, Amir Ali <amin3@paknet4.ptc.pk>
Multan, Pb. Pakistan - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 02:43:10 (CST) 
Heartiest Wishes from myself and my family to the Noorani couple,may it please Mowlana Hazar Imam.
Karim Ali <amin3@paknet4.ptc.pk>
Multan, Pb. Pakistan - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 02:42:25 (CST) 
Heartiest Wishes from myself and my family to the Noorani couple,may it please Mowlana Hazar Imam.
MOHAMMAD ALI <amin3@paknet4.ptc.pk>
Multan, Pb. Pakistan - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 02:41:33 (CST) 
YA Ali Madat. Happy New Years To All.
Ali Nazarali <anazarali@hom.com>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 20:56:47 (CST) 
ya-ali-madad I finally got a chance to revisit your site... i have to say it is excellent... I think this site will help many students. Students that teach can come back to this and get references... even the younger students can come here and have a look at ismaili history... Once again i would like to say that this site is incredible... And i want to thankyou for getting it started kiran
Kiran <kkajani@hotmail.com>
Sugarland, TX USA - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 18:03:54 (CST) 
Dear Nina:MORALITY AND MORTALITY OF NATIONS:Today, it seems that the progressive technological upsurge, encompasing free economical system has beome the end in itself. This "economic progress" is steam rolling everything in its path:culture,religion,tradition.Man has become a robot.He seeks spritual aspects of life in science.But history,whose highest laws are that what goes up must come down:this obituary of men and nations, this funeral procession of races and states, is picture revealed to us in merciless detail by reserarches of the nineteenth century. They unearthed dead civilization, exuming forgotten geniuses.The century of progress amd historians left a taste of disillussionment and an odor of decay as a legacy to the century of airplanes,readios,computer and poison gas and atmomic bombs.Temple of Acropolis, its colorful brillience in the sun;many generations were lifted up by the sight of it, feeling that here, if only for a moment, men had been like gods.It lays in ruins.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 09:32:07 (CST) 
YA ALI MADAD I am very happy to see the bright smile on my HERO'S FACE
aziz ajmuddim madhani <amanmadhani@hotmail.com>
pune, mh india - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 08:26:00 (CST) 
First of all Ya Ali Madad, It was nice to learn about this site in which our religion is discussed. Ididnt go through all of it but what i read it is something which new generation wants to know about it. This work which you are doing or your team, is really fabulous & for me its the same thing which our PIRS & DAEES did in the past. Keep it up!! I just wanna share my thought with you people to how make this site more interesting which motive our new generation to be on the PATH OF SIRATALMUSTAQEEM It better to give the examples of our ancesters who give their life to Maula.In the comming mallanium,youth want each & every thing clear,especially in the west.The contries like Pakistan & India,the religoius teacher plays a great part to guide the youth on the right path.Over there mission classes really help the youth,but in western world,due to the lack of time lots of answers are not completed which make the youth frustrated & b/c of this they find another ways to satisfy themselves. If these answers are given by the technology(internet)then it would play a great part for our youth of the western world. .
Nizar Moosa <n_moosa@hotmail.com>
canada - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 01:51:35 (CST) 
i thank you ,i love this site , it is excellent.
azim rawji <arasante@msn.com>
bakersfield, ca USA - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 23:15:48 (CST) 
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Happy New Year. This is the best site, I hope there are more like this. E-Mail us with any information. We would like to here from you.
Shiraz Dharsee and Family <sdharsee@sprint.ca>
Calgary, AB Canada - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 23:12:38 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad and Happy New Year to all our Ismailis around the world.I was very happy to see this site.Accept my congratulation and Salgirah Mubarak to all.Thank You
Yasmeen Nizar Ali <yasmin1162@yahoo.com>
Karachi, Pakistan - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 11:32:31 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad and Happy New Year to all our Ismailis around the world.I was very happy to see this site.Accept my congratulation and Salgirah Mubarak to all.Thank You
Yasmeen Nizar Ali <yasmin1162@yahoo.com>
Karachi, Pakistan USA - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 11:28:47 (CST) 
I Never write any comment's for any of our ismaili web site but now i feel that all of our web developer need's our feed back to make our community stronger and to improve the ismaili sites. I am proud of our few ismailies like you who spend a lot more time on computers and develop the ismaili site just for jamat and serve the jamat like that. I was searching some stuff on internet at work then that time i just wrote ismaili and i found this site so that time i saw you needs some comment and again i appriciate you all and try to work hard
Imran Ali <imimranali@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, tx USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 19:49:28 (CST) 
Dear Nina:MYSTICISM:HAS COMMON GROUND IN MANY FAITHS: Mysticism- Indian,Hellenistic, Islam and Christian- presents a remarkable similarity.In my brief study, I cannot honestly say there is wide difference between the Brahman,the Sufi,or the Christian mystics at their best. The mystics start from different traditions, theological and moral, and a mystic, like St.Theresa, or El-Ghazali may remian a devoutedly orthodox adherent of the tradition; but the substance of the mystics' quest is union with God, and God being above all human speech can utter and humasn thought concieve, there has been a tendency among them to depreciate the specific doctrines of positive religion. Not only so, but mysticism, being "THE FLIGHT OF ALONE TO ALONE" has been deeply individualistic. Islam and Christianity have from the first and last concerned themselves primarily with the common and social life of man; though there is an element of mysticism in all true religions.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 15:22:17 (CST) 
SOHAIL HASSAN ALI MOOSA <sohail@europe.com>
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 03:48:53 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad. Wow what an impressive website, glad i bumped into it. I know its a little late but happy new year to all and khushali mubarak (Happy Birthday Ya Mowlana Hazar Imam) and congratulations to the royal happy couple. Hope u all have a great and prosperous new year and hope u pass and ace your University exams which I hope I did :o)
Rahim Dawood <rdawood@ucalgary.ca>
Calgary, AB Canada - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 00:17:04 (CST) 
MUMBAI, MAHARSHTRA INDIA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 07:56:03 (CST) 
happy new year to all. Feliz año nuevo a todos
sheddy bhulji <sheddy@ctv.es>
benidorm, spain - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 05:37:19 (CST) 
IT IS ABOUT 12:42 AM AND WHILE WORKING I JUST WANTED TO THINK OF MAWLA. SO I TYPED IN AGAKHAN AND I AM GLAD I DID. It was very refreshing to know that our Ismailia community is walking with the new technology and making use of it. What I am disappointed about is that I have a five year old daughter and when I saw the children page I tried to access but each time and each item I wanted to go in was titled "forbidden" I dont understand. What is the deal with it. Can you please e mail me and tell me how to access these sections of the site. I will appreciate that. Who ever is doing this site, I and my family are very very proud of you. Thank you once again for all your efforts to keep the USA and world jamat together with this very valuable site.
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 02:45:13 (CST) 
yah ali madad kushyali mubarak to every body
feathali bhayani <cowboys1@prodigy.com>
farmilve, la USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 01:12:38 (CST) 
Ya Ali Madad. Happy New year. Very nice site.
Mohamdali & Kulsom Tejani
Richmond, B.C. Canada - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 16:32:52 (CST) 
Hey, wssssssssssssssssssss up! that's a hype guestbook
Arif <www.hotmail.com>
missisaga, canada - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 12:53:01 (CST) 
razia giva <raziagiva@mail.telepac.pt>
lisbon, portugal - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 10:16:01 (CST) 
Wish all muslims happy and healthy new year.Ramadan mubarak also. Make positive resolutions
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 02:25:42 (CST) 
This is a very interesting web site.
Riz Habib
Alpharretta, GA USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 17:13:17 (CST) 
YA Ali MADAD to all Ismailis all over the world and Happy new year to you and your family from Salman Sherali (Toronto) SOHAIL Sherali (Uganda) Sofia Sherali (Chicago)
Shabbier A Sherali <samkhan@cbipc.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 13:20:22 (CST) 
Dear Nina:SMILES ON THIS HAPPY NEW YEAR: A priest with thirty-five years, service in Kenya,died.At Pearly Gates, there was no one to receive him-with all his service to God, he wondered.The gates were closed.He knocked and an angel arrived and asked him who he was.He said: "Don't you recognise me?" St.Peter happenedd to pass by.St. Peter appeared to be arranging a reception for another Kenyan. When the priest saw St.Peter hug a haggard man with torn clothes. The priest out of curiocity asked St.Peter. St.Peter added:When you were preaching, most of your congragation were dozing. But this humble man was running a "MATATU"(A van designed to accommodate 12 people and he would unofficially squeeze another 1O in it). He made hundreds of trips and in each trip PASSANGERS IN HIS VAN PRAYED TO GOD FOR SAFETY.MORE PEOPLE TOOK GOD'S NAME IN HIS VAN THAN IN YOUR CHURCH.
H.E.Mohamed <hmohamed@cadvision.com>
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 11:21:18 (CST) 
SHAUKAT LALANI. <Zafren@earthlink.Net.>
RIVERDALE , GA USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 10:28:18 (CST) 
rozmin <rozmin_vastani@hotmail.com>
hyd, india - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 09:17:31 (CST) 
ismili student should know abut computer programing FUTUER A WAIT FOR YOU
iqbal manknojiya <iqbal_6904@hotmail.com or anishkm@usa.net or samirmomin@yahoo.com or zebu80@hotmail.com>
sidpur, gujarat india - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 06:02:45 (CST) 
Wonderful webpage!
Ferial Amin Sultanali <asultanali@sprint.ca; finefrag@vsnl.com>
Burnaby, B.C. CANADA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 04:53:56 (CST) 
i want to see jamat khana pics can u hellp me
tabrez <tabrezali@hotmail.com>
karachi, sind pakistan - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 04:10:53 (CST) 
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