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Sign GuestbookCRUSADES-(PART I) Dear Nina(Space!)CHURCH LEADERS IN ENGLAND PLAN APOLOGY
FOR CRUSADES-900 YEARS AFTER CHRISTIAN WARRIER SACKED JERUSALEM:The slaughter
was terrible blood of the conquered ran down the streets,until men splashed
in blood as they rode.At nightfall,'sobbing for excess of joy?,the crusaders
came to the Sepulchre from their treading of the winepress, and put their
blood-stained hands together in prayer."--THIS WAS FIRST CRUSADE:(1096-99).It
resulted in capture of Jerusalem and establishment of four Latin States
in thre East:the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the County of Edessa, the Principality
of Antioch and the County of Tripoli.THE SECOND CRUSADE(1147-49) was initiated
because of loss of County of Edessa to Syrian Muslims in 1144; it ended
when Muslims successfully turned back Christendom's "infidels."THE THIRD
CRUSADE(1182-92), understaken after Muslims retook Jeruselam, had one of
its leaders Richard I "the Lionhearted," of England. It soon disintegrated
through attrition, quarrleing, and lack of cooperation.
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 22:10:58
Good content but no chat group, no "post your message" stuff??
Nisha Walibhai (Thobani) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 22:02:22 (CST)
Contd.... CRUSADES:(PART-II) THE FOURTH CRUSADE(1202-4) was diveretd
for lack of funds from Egypt to Constantinapole; material assisatance was
promised in return for helping enthrone ALEXIUS, an exiled Byzantine pretender
to the crown. "The resulting pillage of Constantinapole by the Crusaders
is something that the Orthodox East(Chritians) has never forgotten of foregiven.""If
any single date is to be cited for the firm establishment of the schism,
the most appropriate- at any rate from psychological standpoint- is the
year 1204."THE CHILDREN CRUSADE(1212):brought death to thoudsands of German
and French children before they even reached their destination.THE FIFTH
CRUSADE(1217-21):The last under Papal control, failed because of flawed
leadership and clergy interfereence. THE SIXTH CRUSADE(1228-29) was led
by Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufenm whem Pope Gregory IX had previously
excommunicated. THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH CRUSADES(1248-54 and 1270-72) were
led by Louis IX of France but collapsed after his death in North Africa.
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 22:02:04
I wish you baraka and success in all your good aims.
Mohammad Ali Jamil <email@example.com>
Brossard, QC Canada - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 16:57:04 (CST)
I have been reading about the travels of Ibn Battuta. The travels and
observations of this extremely intelligent representative ofIslamic culture
seem to have been ignored by the world in general both muslim and non muslim.
It seems such a pity that the exploits of this man who travlled more miles
around the muslim world than any other over a 30 year period remain relatively
unknown even now 650 years later.
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 15:37:48 (CST)
Dear Brothers In Faith I really enjoyed your valuable site, May Allah
Almighty grant you the highest affectionates. I also support NATO reaction
against Yugoslavia. I wish you all the best, success and prosperity, and
say you Nowrooz Mubarak.
Davood Aghajani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tehran, Iran - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 13:55:16 (CST)
We support the USA and NATO action against Milosovic. My dear fellow
US Ismailis, please support your president's actions by emailing him at
email@example.com. My Canadian and British brothers and sisters,
please call or email your Prime Ministers. If we don't support our fellow
muslims, who will?
Karim Dhanani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 21:10:37 (CST)
I really enjoy reading all the resent news as i am not in touch with
many ismailis.thank you for all your efforts .keep up the good work.
collingwood, ont canada - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 19:27:40 (CST)
HE CONQUERED HIS PRIDE: 1587 A.D. Sheikh Ishaq Kaku,a renouned saint
of Lahore, was one day accosted on th road by a rough man who asked him
to carry to his house a heavy load of rice. Without a word the saint took
it on his head, passed through the market place and went to the man's house.
People took the man to task, but the saint said,"Do not blame him; I am
rather grateful to him that through him Allah has given me occasion to
wash my heart clean from the guile of pride." Love is to give salaam to
those who have hurt you because of their successes.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 16:12:28 (CST)
I LOVE THIS SITE. I WANTED TO REQUEST IF SOMEONE CAN EMAIL ME BACK
SURA 1 AL-FATIHA THE WHOLE VERSE I MEAN THE WHOLE THING THAT YOU SAY WHEN
YOU VISIT THE CEMETARY I JUST LOST MY BELOVED FATHER AND EVERYTIME I GO
VISIT HIM I DONT KNOW HOW TO SAY THAT PRAYERS. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP NISHA
DALLAS, TX USA - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 07:14:15 (CST)
Eid Mubarak to all Brothers and Sisters.
Shamez Mukhi <email@example.com>
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 02:33:36 (CST)
Aid Mubarak to all brothers and sisters! Dil ba in dunyo maband, Dunyoi
foni bigzarad. Nawbati piri daroyad, Nawjawoni bigzarad.
Guldastasho Muborakshoev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 01:17:28 (CST)
I am glad we have sites in so many places to know about the work Hazar
Imam is undertaking in so many parts of the world
Abdulkarim Rajan <email@example.com>
Brampton, On Canada - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 22:46:54 (CST)
why do you have my name
Smack Down City, Hi! Taco Bell - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 20:37:05
Millersville, PA USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 11:12:16 (CST)
RESORTING TO THE SWORD: Men will wrangle for religion. write for it,
fight for it,die for it; anything but live for it."Next:"A bird's eyeview
on "CRUSADES"-against Islam by Chritians.
Calgary,, Alberta. Canada. - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 09:47:14 (CST)
eid mubarak to all of you.
chiacgo, il USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 18:43:57 (CST)
EID MUBARAK TO EVERYONE. PEOPLE FROM RAHIMABAD KARACHI PLS GET IN TOUCH!
I USED TO LIVE C12 3RD FLOOR. ALSO LOOKING FOR TAJIKISTAN PROGRAM VIDEO
HELD IN LOS ANGELES. PLS LET ME KNOW ASAP! I AM LOCATED AT CULVER CITY,
LOS ANGELES. THANK YOU AND YA ALI MADAD
AZIZ MADHANI <AZIZM@EARTHLINK.NET>
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 11:46:58 (CST)
very good job keep it up and thanks for all this hard work. ya ali
shams s ali <firstname.lastname@example.org>
la , california USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 04:33:26 (CST)
yam,eid mubarak to the ismailis all over the world.
lahore, pakistan - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 04:02:33 (CST)
ya ali madad to every one
shamsuddin s ali <email@example.com>
los angles, ca USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 03:59:45 (CST)
Idd Mubarak Your website was excellent please keep it up.
Zahir Asaria <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, England - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 03:29:09 (CST)
"Ed Mumbarak" to all my Ismaili Brothers and Sisters. One of the best
Site I ever have surf. Please do not remove this site, but keep on going
all the time.Very happy with your site. .................Musani. 20:36
March, 27th 1999.
Sadrudin. Musani. <email@example.com>
Calgary., AB Canada. - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 21:37:57 (CST)
Une agréable surprise de constater qu'il existe un site Ismaili
.La documentation est riche et très instructive.Avec ce site on
entre dans le monde de la MERITOCRATIE.
Goulzar BANDJY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Le Chesnay, 33 FRANCE - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 15:30:06 (CST)
Wishing all Ismailis World over "Eid Mubarak". Praying to Mowlana Hazar
Imam for Peace, Prosperity, Good Health, Sirat-ul-mustakim, And above all
Muskil-asan. Requesting All wordly Ismailis to be united and listen to
Mowla's Firamins and guidance and act accordingly. The Only Key to success
is your regular Dua and Bandagi. Hearty Mubarakis of Belated Navroz as
Akbar Mavany <email@example.com>
Margao, Goa India - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 14:09:19 (CST)
Ya Ali madad everyone, I really enjoyed reading the Ismaili Web page.
I learned alot of new and interesting things. It would be very nice if
there were more topics on current children's issues from around the world!
Brampton, on Canada - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 08:19:07 (CST)
"EID-MUBARAK" To All Ismaili Brothers & Sisters All Over The World,We
pray to "Mowlana Hazar Imam" to keep all the Ismailis in good Health,Happiness
and Iman KI Salamati Ameen. From Mrs,&Mr.Noorallah Mamdani. TOKYO,
Japan Noorallah Mamdani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tokyo, Japan - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 00:16:34 (CST)
AKBAR: A TOLERANT MONARCH: At the city of Benares Raja Man Singh built
a beautiful temple at a huge cost. The principal idol in this temple had
its head a tiara enriched with jewels worth about three lacs of Ashrafis.
On this subject Prince Jahangir asked his father why he had not interfered
with the erection of such haunts of idolatry.Aknar's reply was: "My child,
I find myself a powerful monarch and claim to be the shadow of Allah on
earth. I have observed that Allah bestow the blessing of His gracious providence
upon all His creatures without distinction. If should I dischrage the duties
of my exalted station, were I to withhold my compassion and indulgence
from any of those entrusted to my charge. With all the humasn race, with
all Allah's creatures, I am at peace. Why should I then permit myself to
be the cuase of molestation of aggression to any one?"
Calgary, AB. Canada. - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 22:48:57 (CST)
I like your web site it would be better if you placed some photoes
of the pilgrims yearly if you can
sheraz waise <email@example.com>
harrisonburg, va USA - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 12:24:13 (CST)
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SITE, EVERY ONE IN MY FAMILY ENJOY THIS SITE, WE
USE YOUR SITE TO FIND SOME HISTORY , NEW PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ON CURRENT
MIKE M. GILLANI <MIKE@MTUSA.COM>
CHICAGO, IL USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 22:56:50 (CST)
Thank you. Your site is very informative.
Joshua John Fanene <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 22:09:45 (CST)
Recently, my family was blessed by having two Tajiki brothers stay
with us for a week while they visited Dallas. I cannot begin to express
the feeling that I got when I met them for the very first time and was
not able to communicate with them but knew that our religion, our Imam-e-Zaman
had brought us together. It is a great feeling. I wish all my Tajiki brothers
and sisters and all others around the world Navroz Mubarak and Eid Mubarak.
May Allah bless you with prosperity and happiness in all endevours.
Anila Karim Nanji <Anila_Nanji@Baylor.edu>
Waco, TX USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 17:19:40 (CST)
Dear Nina(Historical):OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BALCANS: At the zenith of
their prowess,in the 15th and 16th century, the Janissaaries seemed invincible
to Christian European observers, who saw Albania, Rumania and the Slave
provinces of the Balcans fall to Turkish armies and by 1526,the greater
part of Hungary too.Following the victory, word was received of a revolt
raised against Ottoman suzerainty by their Serbian vassals. Murad I wheeled
to meet the challenge. He first eliminated King of Bulgaria, who had sided
withthe Serbs. Bulgaria was occupied and the issue was then joined with
the Serbs on the plain of Kosovo on 15 June 1389. Again victory went to
Ottomans.Majority of Albanian Muslims are Sunni. However there are also
followers of the Bektashi Sufi order, a tariqa of Shia Branch.Historically
Albanians were tolerant of different religious groups. Religion did not
function as a basis for ethnic differntiation as it did among other Slavs.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 14:58:33 (CST)
IT IS REALLY GREAT TO HAVE SUCH KIND OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY,IT
GIVE ME A LOT OF CONFIDENCE . SO I CONGERGULATE YOU AND WISHING YOU BEST
OF LUCK IN FUTUR KEEP IT UP. TAJUDIN XX
AKBARI <6-273 DES
FRANCISCAINS QUEBEC >
G1R 1H9, QC CANADA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 14:34:47 (CST)
Where in the Quran does it say all of the profits' names? Does the
Quran list all the protifs?
Moh. Abu Siddiqui
Detroit, Mi USA - Wednut the different madhabs. Turkish people don't
really know about the Shi'a, I wouldn't know either unless I came to the
US and have Shi'a friends.I found your website very informing, I would
like to have more information about the events that are taking place in
the state of Washington. Thanks again, and I wish from Allah that he would
help you in your mission of opening people's minds. Sincerely Khadijah
Mukilteo, WA USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 01:42:16 (CST)
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Nazim Jinnah <Ajinnah @intranet.ca>
BELLEVILLE, ONT CANADA - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 21:25:39 (CST)
This is an informative site.
Nausheen Ramzan Ali <email@example.com>
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 11:50:58 (CST)
Wonderful encyclopedic side. Please keepup.
Zahara Nizar Ali <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan Pakistan - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 11:12:45
This is a very good site.
Alykhan Sayani <alykhan_sayani>
Mombasa, Kenya - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 05:34:24 (CST)
Inshallah, I will soon be performing a wedding between a Muslim man
and a Christian woman. I would be interested in seeing some typical Islamic
Arabic calls to prayer or wedding blessings or readings (phonetically)
that could be used. Thanks so much
B. Meredith Winn, Jr. <email@example.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 17:55:57 (CST)
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USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 17:20:48 (CST)
Dear Nina:(Historical).WHEN MUSTAFA KAMAL WAS THE GREATEST: The Greek
army had an easy sailing at Smyrna. The Turkish defence was weak and ineffective
and the Greeks practically walked over the city and occupied it. Elated
with joy at this speedy victory, the Greek army marched towards Angora,
looting and burning and killing as they advanced. The very existence of
the entire Turkish race was at stake. A band of patriotic Turks resolved
to resist even unto death. They gathered under the flag unfurled by Mustafa
Kamal Pasha. Halide Edib joined the campaigmn as a soldier when they took
their first stand at Sakaria. Mustafa Kamal's headquarters was accommodated
in a poor house- for the Turks had nothing better at that time to give
to their beloved leader. Halide went to see him there and said:"At that
moment I went toward Mustafa Kamal Pasha with abosolute reverence in my
heart. In that half-built humble Anatolian room he embodied the resolve
of the young to die in order that a nation might live. No palace, no title,
no power will ever make him as great as he was in that room from where
he was to lead the Turks to their final stand against annihilation."
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 16:49:26 (CST)
Wishing you all Navroz Mubarak...... may all your good wishes come
true and may you faith remain stronger, Ameen
Seattle, wa USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 16:45:16 (CST)
Hye this is Rahil and Shahil from Dallas Texas and are very impressed
with this page and came by to wish all our brothers and sisters around
the world on this auspicious occassion of Navroz a Happy Navroz Mubarak
may mawla grant all our wishes on this day Ameen!
Dallas, Tx USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 12:12:18 (CST)
YAM, TO ALL BROTHER AND SISTERS ON THIS HAPPY OCCAUSION OF NAUROUZ
'YOUR WORKS IS TRAMENDOUS, SARKAR BESTOWED YOU' OF THIS' (AFREEN SAD AFREEN)
I AM FROM A SMALL VILLAGE OF HUNZA, MOORKHOUN GOJAL, HERE WITH UNIVERSITY
OF STRATHCLYDE STUDYING ON AKF SCHOLARSHIP.
BAIG ALI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GLASGOW , UK USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 10:47:56 (CST)
please send me history on navroze happy navroze mubarak
sunnyvale, ca USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 10:25:50 (CST)
IF ANYONE HAS TAJIKISTAN PROGRAM VIDEO, PLS LET ME KNOW. I AM LOCATED
AT CULVER CITY, LOS ANGELES. I MISSED THIS EVENT AND I NEED TO SEE IT ON
VIDEO. THANKS AND YA ALI MADAD AZIZ "NETFORCE" MADHANI/
AZIZ MADHANI (NETFORCE)
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 08:41:26 (CST)
jaffer, azeezaly s <email@example.com>
great falls, va USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 08:28:46 (CST)
I would like you to send me a catalog if possible.THANK YOU
panorama, ca USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 04:32:36 (CST)
Nazir nazarali <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brampton, Canada - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 22:13:55 (CST)
Being from Iran, We would like to say Navros Mubark to all the Jamat
around the world. Happy New Year to all the Iranians,Afaghan and Tajik
Mehdi and Mozhgan <email@example.com>
Toronto, ont Canada - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 11:34:31 (CST)
Wishes Mowlana Hazar Iman & Begam Inara a very happy marriage.
Karim Panjwani <Pkarim@hotmail.com
Karachi, Sind Pakistan - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 09:49:26 (CST)
NAVROZ MUBARAKI to everyone from perth jamat.
Imtiaz Sajwani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PERTH, WA Australia - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 09:14:54 (CST)
IAM VERY HAPPY THIS PAGE READY VERY NICE
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 03:41:17 (CST)
My dear Nina: NAVROZ MUBARAKI TO ALL:(March 21st). It is the first
day of Spring.As in nature, we Ismailis celebrate the renewal of life's
exuberance.The earth is riot of colors. Blood is coursing in the venis
of stones. Heavenly breeze and sky is blue. The birds do not stay in their
nests. And look at the mountain stream, creeping, gushing and rippling,
jumping, swaying and crawling down hill in its way winding over and beneath
the rocks. It pierces mountain's heart.AND THE POET SAYS:"See the Brook's
passage, conveying us life's message! Spring comes not so ofeten;- Pour
me some firey libation, keep nature alive;- Eternity's secret ever holding,
myster's cutain raising! "Eji Navroz na din sohamna, Shah Ali Qayam shikaar
ramwa vann gaya, Sevak na mann thaya oodassi, Praan Ali charne rahiya...............(1)
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 23:12:45 (CST)
Dear Nina:'THE MEHRALLIS-THE LOST SOULS":DO WE THROW DIRT TO SUN BECAUSE
OF OUR ANGER TO THE HEAT.We know the barking dog seldom bites. But you
don't bark back to make your point.No amount of arguments or websites will
make a man change his mind if he has no mind to change.Man is a wilful
and covetous animal, who makes use of his untellect to satisfy his inclinations,
but who cares nothing for truth, who rebels against personal discipline,
who hates disinterested thought and the idea of self-education. Wisdom
offends him, because it rouses in him disturbance and confusion, and because
he will not see himself as he is.Our loyalty and Faith are enough armour
to defend any Mehrallis.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 14:21:14 (CST)
It gives me extreme pleasure to go through my Ismaili siblings comments.Thank
God to technology today that we can all communicate together like this,
May we all have Sirat ul Mustaqim, and have unity and brotherhood amony
ourselves.Keep up the good work Nina it's people like you who deserve the
Rozina Valliani <RValliani@aol.com>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 23:45:17 (CST)
Naureen Punjwani <email@example.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 22:30:20 (CST)
YA ALI MADAD! Dear brothers and sisters, I have just recently discovered
the website of AKBARALLY MEHERALLY. I was greatly disturbed that something
like this exists when we can put a stop to this somehow or the other. The
Christians whom Meherally also bashes, have responded with their own website
that clarifies what Meherally says. I know that quite a few people bash
our tariqah, but of course this is not my main concern. My main concern
is how this "man" talks about our great and beloved IMAM (SAS)! When I
read the things that Meherally wrote about our IMAM (SAS), tears were brought
to my eyes. This is like someone who speaks ill about my father to my face
and loves it. I could go on and on, but if there is anybody that would
like to do something about Mr. Meherally, please e-mail me because I believe
that this is an intellectual JIHAD! YA ALI MADAD
Rahim Merchant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta Canada - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 21:50:02
Great website! I hope that other brothers and sisters take advantage
of this website as it has a lot to offer! YA ALI MADAD
Rahim Merchant <email@example.com>
Calgary/Edmonto, Alberta Canada - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 21:36:24
On the occasion of Navroze,I would like to wish all my brothers and
sisters a Navroze Mubarak. And pray to khudavind to grant us Iman, Deedar,
and Barakat. And may our year be filled with happiness... AMEEN.
Amir Mussani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Manotick., ONT. Canada. - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 19:13:25 (CST)
OH SOLITUDE,WHERE ARE THE CHARMS WHICH SAGES HAVE READ ON THY FACE:
Who knows what true loneliness is--not the conventional mask. The most
miserable outcast hugs some memory of some word, but the open terror? To
the lonely themselves it wears illusion. Now and then a fatal conjuction
of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human
being would bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.Maybe
except in MEDITATION.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 13:40:34 (CST)
i will very impressed with this website .lot of information in this
website.i am ismaili also
karachi, sind pakistan - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 05:19:49 (CST)
As usual, a magnificent effort to spread the Message! Navroz is here!
Navroz Mubarak to you, your family & the entire Ismaili Alam. May all
your hopes, aspirations and dreams see the light of New Day. Ameen! "Continue
then in the right way as you are commanded..." "And be patient, for surely
Allah does not waste the reward of the good doers" Holy Quran
Karachi , Sindh Pakistan - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 06:53:16 (CST)
May Mowlabapa always be with you. Excellent Job
Nassim Jessa <email@example.com>
Calgary, USA - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 13:45:13 (CST)
THE SOUL: In recent debate one gentleman expressed himself thus: 'My
soul', he said,'appears to be no more than a geographical expression, and
where to find myself in it I have no idea'.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 10:05:50 (CST)
Dear Nina: A POETIC TREATY: On March 21, 1905, a treaty was signed
between Amir Habibullah Khan and the British Government. As the Amir was
affixing his signature, some ink fell from his pen over the English copy
of the parchment. He exclaimed. "It is spoilt, we must write out other
treaties>" Dane, the British representative, replied,"This is only a mole
on the face of the treaty. Hafiz had truely said," If that beauty of Shiraz
will accept my heart,For her dark mole I will give Samarkand and Bukhara!"
This prompt quotation eased the situation, but Abdul Quddus, Amir's lieutenant,
exclaimed, "See, your Majesty, Mr. Dane gives you Samarkand and Bukhara."
Dane at once replied,"Nay, the mole is on the face of the British treaty
and for this the Amir abandons Bukhara and Samarkand." The treaty has,
therefor, been known as the treaty of the Mole."
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 08:58:24 (CST)
On behalf of Mukhi Kamadia and Mukhiani Kamadiani of Bujumbura Burundi,
Central Africa,, we wish all ismailis in the world Navroz Mubabrak and
pray that Allah fulfill all your wishes. Amen.
Minaz Jaffer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bujumbura, Burundi - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 16:15:16 (CST)
Ya Ali Madad! Great Website!! Interested in communicating with other
ismaili brothers and sisters.
Fenula Scott <Jeff.Scott@worldnet.att.net>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 13:39:42 (CST)
mushkil kusha mowla ali navroz mubrak 21st march 1999
orange park , fl USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 22:22:19 (CST)
THE TRAGEDY OF TWO: Man survives earthquakes, epidemics.the horror
of disease, and all the agonies of the soul, but for all time his most
tormenting tragedy has been, and will be a misundersatnding between two
friends,two lovers and two members of the family.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 16:57:53 (CST)
This is the first time I have visited this site. I teach in mission
class (nightschool) here in south Florida and I have found a wealth on
information that I may use in some of my classes. I just had one simple
question: Are you guys affiliated with the Institute on Ismaili studies
or the tareekah boards, or other such institutions? Please get back to
me and let me know who you are affiliated with and where you get your information
from, and can anyone submit this information? I ask because I want to make
sure that all the information is accurate before I take it into my classes,
and also so that if anyone asks me where I got the info from, I just don't
have to reply by saying "the internet". All I'm trying to determine is
that if you are a reliable source, so don't mind ok? Thanks once again.
Zainab Makhani <Akumastana@aol.com>
Miami, FL USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 12:26:13 (CST)
Dear Nina:FREEDOM TO MAKE A PACK WITH DEVIL: I keep hearing this name
"Akbaralli Mehralli" as one guest-columnist refers.Although we have freedom
of speech: hence there is room for GOOD AND EVIL.In Bible there a reference
to LUCIFER-WHO MADE PACK WITH DEVIL.In passage in Isaiah, "So that Lucifer
came to be regarded as the name of Satan befor his fall". God said" I beheld
Satan fallen as lightening from the heaven".There are some people of whom
we should never have believed evil unless we had seen it, but there are
none at whom we ought to be surprised when we do see it.Evil depends on
contrast and on conciousness. A barn-door hen is not unhappy, in respect
of its moving capacity, so long as it is not aware of the difference beween
itself and eagle.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 09:56:38 (CST)
The lighter hour):WE VNEER CIVILIZATION by doing unkind things in a
kind way; saying bitter things in a sweet voice; always giving our friends
chloroform when we tear them to pieces.WE FORGET only those whom we have
never loved enough to hate.IF WE had no fault ourselves,we should not take
so much pleasure in remarking them in others. KINDNESS is a reserve of
happiness, allowing us to enjoy the happiness of others when we have lost
our own.Madam,LOVE OF LABOR: Like your Website, when one erects a structure
he/she doesn't care for what idlers may scribble on the scaffolding.Untimely
joke is a eource of bitter regret always. Sometime it may ruin a man; not
becuase it is joke, but because it is untimely.
Calgary,, AB Canada. - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 22:28:14 (CST)
Dear Nina:THE BANKRUPT CRITICS: Critics are like other people who see
what they look for, not what is actucally before them.It is easier to be
critic than to be correct.Those who write with their pens dipped into acid
could be likened to the idle thinker, who lies softly in a cosy chamber,makes
violent verbal and written attack against a soldier who spends the winter
night on a river's bank, watching in silence under arms for the safeguard
of his community and nation.Idle criticism,uncreative truth, do not grow
greater by additiion of fallacy: the admission of inferior kinds is no
extension of the scope of constructiveness.When a guard hears a dog back,
he immediately gets alerted that something fishy must be in offing ;and
he need to be vigilant.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 10:07:09 (CST)
I have a comment. There is a wed site created by Akbarally Meherally
against Ismailis. Have you responded to those allegations and falsehood
Toronto, Canada - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 06:11:41 (CST)
i am very fascinated and pleased to have found this site. i hope that
allah bless all the ismalis all over the world with success and may hazar
imam shower his blessings manyfold. amen. ya ali madad
salima murji <email@example.com>
leicester , uk england - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 05:16:54 (CST)
Thanks for your hard work I HAVE FOR THE FIRST TIME VISITED THIS SITE.
I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO OUR IMAM. MAY
MOWLA BLESS YOU WITH ALL HIS CHOICEST BLESSINGS. I SINCERELY HOPE THAT
YOU WOULD KEEP THIS SPIRIT FOR TIME TO COME SO THAT WE CAN SEE LATEST PHOTOGRAPHS
OF OUR IMAM AND LISTEN TO QAWALI AND KALAM. MY PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS
TO YOU AND I WOULD SOLUTE YOU FOR YOUR NOBLE TASK. REHMATULLAH JAFFAR ALI
TAJANI A/10 PRINCE ALY S. KHAN COLONY. PRINCE ALY KHAN STREET. GARDEN EAST.
REHMATULLAH JAFFAR ALI TAJANI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 00:39:22 (CST)
mn Ireland - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 13:18:07 (CST)
Ya Ali Madad! Just wanted to say keep up the good work! I know it must
take a enourmous amount of time and effort to keep updating these pages,
and I just want to say thank you on behalf of myself and my family.Thank
you for giving us something we can all share.- Shafina
Shafina Murji <email@example.com>
Leicester, England - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 08:14:00 (CST)
Dear Nina: IS EVIL NECESSARY IN THE WORLD?VICE v/s VIRTUE:If it did
not exist, the good would not exist. Evil is unique reason for the good's
being. What would courage be far from peril? and what pity without pain?
What would become of devotion and sacrifice if happiness were universal?
It is because of evil and suffering that the earth may be inhabited and
that life is worth living. Do not complain of the devil. He is a great
artist and very learned. Fort every vice that you destroy there was a corresponding
virtue that perished with it.
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 16:56:27 (CST)
keep us the good work to let the critics of islam to understand what
islam really is . The perfect religion
anver najak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 17:21:58 (CST)
I have accessed your site for the first time from a small town near
the shores of the Lake Victoria and am indeed very impressed with your
website. May Khudavind give you the guidance to continue with this noble
Jamil Shamji <email@example.com>
Kisii, Kenya - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 02:54:32 (CST)
Dear Nina: OUR IMAM SAID OUR FAITH IS OF "INTELLECT"--Kasir bin Quas
relates: THE INHERITORS OF PROPHETS: One day I was sitting by Hazrat Abu
Darha in the mosque of Damascus when a man came up to him and said," I
have come to you from Medina for a HADIS; for I have heard that you heard
the HADIS from the holy Prophet's lips." Abu Darha asked the man, "But
have you any business to attend to here?" He replied, "Nothing of the kind."
Abu Darha said," I have heard the Apostle of Allah say," He who travels
on the path of acquiring knowledge, for him does Allah smooth the way to
Paradise and all beings in heaven and earth and water pray for Allah's
forgiveness for him. The learned man is superior to the devotees as the
moon is superior to the stars.Learned men are the inheritors of the Prophets."
Calgary,, AB. Canada. - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 23:02:21 (CST)
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power. -- Abraham Lincoln
USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 20:09:19 (CST)
u.k - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 10:58:29 (CST)
Thank you for your efforts. It is helping us. Alhamdulillah!
West Univ, USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 04:48:04 (CST)
I have been accessing the site for a while and it is interesting. Keep
up the good work. With Ya Ali Madad Iqbal
Iqbal Mohamed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Leicester, UK - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 06:18:34 (CST)
Excellent work, keep it up
alnoor karim <email@example.com>
calgary, ab canada - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 23:23:00 (CST)
WAY TO GO 786:)
Hussain Ali <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 22:25:28 (CST)
Ya Ali Madad Nina, May Allah crown all your efforts with brilliant
success. May Allah light your life with inspiration. May Allah shower His
choicest blessing upon you. May Allah armour you with knowledge. Your spiritual
Britain - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 12:44:37 (CST)
Dear Nina: MATERIALISM AND IDEALISM:THE WORLD'S TWO FORCES: Materialistic
philosophy maintains that ultimate reality of the universe including life
and mind is matter. Thus to a materialistic the real is material and nothing
exists beyond the sphere of PERCEPTION. In contrast to this is the interpretation
of IDEALISM. According to idealism the world is not material. It is ideal
and its meaning is realised in experience, thought, reason, intelligence,
personality, values, religious and ethical ideals.Thus there are two views
in opposition in as much as that if one is true the other must be false.
Idealism in the real sense begins with PLATO which we see in SUFISM.Plato
maintained the real things in the world are ideas. By ideas he did not
mean ideas in any mind. He meant the real objective things are not material
but ideals. What we call material are simply the sensuous or our sensations
and as such unreal. So the world of sense, in fact is simply phenomenon.
Real things are forms or ideas and therefore having their meanings only
in mind.What we experience as hard,soft,hot,cold,rough,red,white,black,
queer,punjent,sweet, salty, sour are simply names of your sensations which
we call external things.
Calgary, Alberta. Canada. - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 09:43:52 (CST)
WONDERFUL WEB PAGE. I APPRECIATE FOR THE GREAT WORK. BEST WISHES FOR
NOORUDIN S.MUSANI <GOAWALLA@AOL.COM>
HYDERABAD, A.P. INDIA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 21:37:03 (CST)
GOOD NEWS!!! Pls stop looking/searching for the brother of Sohail Keshwani
as he succeeded in locating his brother MR.AMIN KESHWANI. Many thanks to
everyone who participated in this endeavour. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS
YOU ALL. "AMEEN"
AZIZ MADHANI <email@example.com>
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 04:05:18 (CST)
I especially enjoy reading through the calander to see events that
have occurred, and that will be occurring...
Zahra Jaffer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, On Canada - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 20:48:41 (CST)
i enjoyed this website. it is wonderful that you are offering the rest
of the world a glimpse into our tradition
USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 18:13:43 (CST)
BISMILLAH HIR RAHEMAN NIR RAHIM YA ALI MADAD THANK YOU FOR GIVING DETAILS
OF KING OF JORDEN. I WILL BE HIGHLY OBLIGE WILL GIVE SNAPS OF OUR PYARA
IMAMM NOOR MOULANA SHAH KARIM AL HUSSENI AND HIS HIGHNESS, ROYAL FAMILY
THANKING YOU "SUKRANA OF IMAMA OF TIME NOOR MOULANA SHAH KARIM AL HUSSENI"
YA ALI MADAD SANJEEV AND FAMILY
SANJEEV H PUNJANI <POOJA56@HOTMAIL.COM>
MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA INDIA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 02:04:27 (CST)