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A very important Message for the Islamilis (Aga Khanis)


During one of his pronouncements in Pakistan, Karim Aga Khan had recommended his Jamaat to read the translation of the Holy Qur'an done by M. M. Pickthall. Please read the following Historical Facts and the Verses of the Qur'an associated with these historical facts:

THE UNDENIABLE HISTORICAL FACTS:

It is an irrefutable historical fact that Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), from the day he received the explicit Command from Allah to face the Sacred Mosque in Mekkah while praying, he never ever lead or prayed facing any other direction.

It is also an irrefutable historical fact that all the Ismaili Imams from Hadhrat Ali to al-Mustansir-billah, the last of the Fatimid Imams, never ever lead or prayed facing any other direction but the Sacred Mosque.

It is also an irrefutable fact that within all the published photographs of the Four Aga Khans (1st to 4th), they have never ever been shown leading or praying facing any other direction but the Sacred Mosque.

It is also an irrefutable fact that Aga Khan the First and Second, as well as their followers (most of whom used to grow beards) never ever lead or prayed facing any other direction but the Sacred Mosque.

It is also an irrefutable fact that today there are over one billion Muslims living in different parts of this earth. No Muslim would ever lead or pray facing any other direction but the Sacred Mosque.

It is also an irrefutable fact that there is no Farman (religious pronouncement) made by any of the Aga Khans asking his followers
not to lead or pray facing the Sacred Mosque in Mekkah.

It is also an irrefutable fact that there is no Ginan (devotional song) written by any Pir nor any Qasida written by any Da'i asking Ismailis not to lead or pray facing the Sacred Mosque in Mekkah.

THE INDISPUTABLE VERSES OF THE QUR'AN:

Whencesoever thou comest forth turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship; and wheresoever ye may be (O Muslims) turn your faces toward it (when ye pray) so that men may have no argument against you, save such of them as do injustice. Fear them not, but fear Me and so that I may complete My grace upon you, and that ye may be guided.
Qur'an 2: 150 Translation by M. M. Pickthall

In the above translated text the specific term "Inviolable Place of Worship" may not give away the correct clue to some of the readers, hence here is the alternate translation done by Abdullah Yusuf Ali: So from whence so ever thou startest forth turn thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque; among wheresoever ye are turn your face thither that there be no ground of dispute against you among the people except those of them that are bent on wickedness; so fear them not but fear Me; and that I may complete My favors on you and ye may (consent to) be guided.

Note: The above Command for facing the Sacred Mosque (the Ka'bah in Mekkah), is so definite and strict that no other Verse or Verses of the Qur'an can supersede, alter or negate this indisputable Command. And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain. That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath revealed, therefor maketh He their action fruitless. Qur'an 47: 8 - 9 Translation by M. M. Pickthall Note: "perdition" means; eternal death, damnation. "averse" means; opposed, disinclined, unwilling.


HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT???

On what basis have I placed so much trust in the teachings of the Ismaili Missionaries and Scholars that with complete confidence, I am rejecting Allah's Command?

I am told; Ismaili faith is Batini and the Tariqah is Esoteric. But, does that mean I can reject Allah's Command?

I am told; the Qur'an acknowledges that Allah is every where and facing any direction will not make my acts sinful. But, was not this fact "Allah is every where" also known to the Prophet and the Imams and yet they only prayed in the direction specified by Allah Himself? Am I not professing to be more knowledgeable and much more smarter than these chosen leaders, by rejecting Allah's Command?

There can be no adverse consequences by following Allah's Command. It is also easy to observe. So, why am I trying to be difficult and keep rejecting Allah's Command?

As a business minded person would I invest my capital in any business venture or a property where the odds against the proposal are so heavily out numbered? No.

WHAT IF, I die rejecting Allah's Command?

Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then die disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them. Glorious Qur'an 47: 34 Translation by Pickthall
 

ON THE OTHER HAND:

WHAT IF I was to say; "Excuse me my Brothers and Sisters, I do fear Allah and from today I will NOT face the Jamaati Leaders while praying and instead I WILL face the direction of Mekkah as Commanded by Allah."? Can the Shiah Ismailia Council ex-communicate me for obeying the Command of Allah (SWT), as an Ismaili Muslim?

WHAT IF other enlighten, upright, like minded members of the Jamaat decide to join me and face the true Qiblah?
Would I not be leading my Brothers and Sisters in the right direction and also save their deeds from going into vain?

And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed unto Muhammad -- and it is the truth from their Lord -- He riddeth them of their ill deeds and improveth their state. Holy Qur'an 47 : 2

MAY ALLAH GUIDE US TO HIS REVEALED TRUTH...
 

Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters; Please make copies of this MESSAGE and e-mail, post or distribute to the Agakhani Ismailis.

 

Article taken (with Thanks) from MostMerciful.com

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