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Sabz ʿAlī

(319 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, Ramaḍān ʿAlī , a Nizārī Ismāʿīlī dāʿī of the 20th century, and an emissary of the Imām of the time, Sulṭān Muḥammad S̲h̲āh Ag̲h̲a Ḵh̲ān III. He was born towards the end of the 19th century in Bombay into an established family of traders and was as a youth apprenticed with his uncle, a businessman in Gwādar. There he acquired an interest in learning more about Ismāʿīlī thought and began to deliver lectures on religious topics to members of the community. He moved subsequently to Karachi to continue his business activities and became prominent in the community as a wāʿiẓ

Nizāriyya

(411 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, a major branch of the Ismāʿīliyya [ q.v.], whose beginnings can be traced to the succession dispute following the death of the Fāṭimid [ q.v.] Imām and caliph al-Mustanṣir bi’llāh (d. 487/1094). Those who gave their allegiance to Nizār, al-Mustanṣir’s eldest son, as the designated successor and imām , and subsequently to those claiming descent from him, were called Nizāriyya. One of the most important figures in consolidating Nizārī identity in its early phase, particularly in Persia, was the well-known figure and dā ʿī Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ [ q.v.], under whose leadership the Nizārīs w…

Nāṣir-i K̲h̲usraw

(1,398 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, whose full name was Abū Muʿīn Nāṣir b. K̲h̲usraw b. Ḥārit̲h̲ al-Ḳubād̲h̲iyānī, Persian poet and prose writer, a noted traveller, and an Ismāʿīlī philosopher and dāʿī [ q.v.]. He was born into a family of landowners and officials in 394/1004 in Ḳubād̲h̲iyān [ q.v.] on the right bank of the Oxus River. What little we know about his early life comes to us primarily from references in his own works. Such autobiographical details reflect Nāṣir’s own retrospective arrangement of his life to reflect what he regards as phases in his moral and spiritual evolution. During the period of G̲h̲aznāwi…

Satpanthīs

(164 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, adherents of a group in India that broke away from the main Nizārī Ismāʿīlī daʿwa in the Subcontinent in the 10th/16th century. Also called Mōmnas or Imām S̲h̲āhīs, these followers of the Satpanth (the true way) gave their allegiance to Muḥammad S̲h̲āh, the son of Imām S̲h̲āh. a Nizārī Ismāʿīlī dāʿī and son of one of the major pīrs of the tradition, Ḥasan Kabīr al-Dīn. They continue to preserve their own version of the gināns , literary expressions of devotion and religious teaching common to the daʿwa tradition in India, and do not acknowledge the Imāms of the Nizārī line. Thei…

Satpanthīs

(153 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, adhérents à un groupe indien ayant rompu avec la daʿwa ismāʿīlienne nizārite du sous-continent au Xe/XVIe siècle. Egalement appelés Mōmnas ou Imām S̲h̲āhīs, ces adeptes du satpanth (la vraie voie) firent allégeance à Muḥammad S̲h̲āh, fils d’Imām S̲h̲āh, dāʿī ismāʿīlien nizārite et fils d’un des grands pīrs de la tradition, Ḥasan Kabīr al-dīn. Ils conservent leur propre version des gināns, expression littéraire de la dévotion et de la doctrine religieuse commune à la tradition de la daʿwa en Inde, et ne reconnaissent pas les Imāms de la lignée nizārite. Leurs principaux…

Nāṣir-i K̲h̲usraw

(1,377 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, Abu Muʿīn Nāṣir b. Ḵh̲usraw b. Ḥārit̲h̲ al-Ḳubād̲h̲iyānī. poète et prosateur persan, voyageur célèbre, philosophe et dāʿī ismāʿīlien. Il appartenait à une famille de propriétaires terriens et de fonctionnaires de Ḳubād̲h̲iyān [ q.v.], sur la rive droite de l’Oxus. Il naquit en 394/1004, mais ce que l’on sait de son enfance ne provient que de détails autobiographiques dispersés dans ses œuvres qui correspondent à son désir de présenter rétrospectivement sa vie de manière à refléter ce qu’il ¶ considère comme des phases de son évolution morale et spirituelle. Lorsque les G̲h̲aznawid…

Sabz ʿAlī

(328 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, Ramadān ʿAlī, daʿi ismāʿīlien nizārī du XXe siècle, et émissaire de l’Imām de l’époque, Sulṭān Muḥammad S̲h̲āh Ag̲h̲a Ḵh̲ān III. Il naquit vers la fin du XIXe siècle à Bombay dans une honorable famille de commerçants, et demeura en apprentissage chez son. oncle, un homme d’affaires ¶ de Gwādar. Là, il commença à s’intéresser davantage à la pensée ismāʿīlienne, et à faire des conférences aux membres de la communauté sur des sujets religieux. Par la suite, il se rendit à Karachi pour y poursuivre ses affaires, et acquit de l’importance dans la communauté en tant que wāʿiẓ et comme fer de la…

Almsgiving

(4,018 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
Charitable gifts to relieve the poor. In common with the teachings of most other faiths and more particularly the biblical traditions, the Qurʾān repeatedly emphasizes the moral value of giving. While the term “almsgiving” may suggest a somewhat simple and unfocused act of charity directed at the poor and needy, the Qurʾān articulates through a variety of terms, especially ṣadaqa and zakāt, a very textured and multivalent conception of giving which draws upon the ideals of compassion, social justice, sharing and strengthening the community. As this act ai…

Nizāriyya

(410 words)

Author(s): Nanji, Azim
, branche majeure des Ismāʿīliyya [ q.v.], dont l’origine remonte au conflit de succession qui a suivi la mort de l’Imām et calife fāṭimide al-Mustanṣir bi-llāh (487/1094 [ q.v.]). Ceux qui firent allégeance à Nizār, fils aîné d’al-Mustanṣir, en qualité de successeur et d’Imām désigné, et, par la suite, ceux qui prétendaient descendre de lui furent appelés Nizāriyya. L’un des personnages qui ont le plus contribué à consolider l’identité nizārite dans sa phase primitive, surtout en Perse, est le célèbre dāʿī Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ [ q.v.], sous la direction de qui les Nizārites purent f…