What is Jamatkhana Ismaili?

What is Jamatkhana Ismaili?

A Jamatkhana is a designated space for Shia Ismaili Muslims to gather and perform tariqah practices, such as supplicatory prayers – du’a, meditative sessions of remembrance – zikr, and the recitation of devotional poetry, such as ginans and qasidas. The word Jamatkhana is a combination of two words.

When did Ismaili start?

The Ismaili sect: from the 9th century By the 9th century the Ismailis are an identifiable sect, based in Syria and strongly opposed to the rule of the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad. In the 10th century they establish their own rule over the entire coast of north Africa, technically part of the caliphate.

What is Darkhana Jamatkhana?

Darkhana (Jamat Khana) is a religious place for Ismaili (Agakhan) community, it is located at the Mosque street nearer to the famous Sunni Mosque in the city centre.

How many Jamatkhanas are there in the world?

Today, eight countries have Darkhana Jamatkhanas in the Nizārī Ismā’īlī tradition. These include India, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Canada, Pakistan, England and Portugal.

Are there Ismailis in Turkey?

Among Shia Muslim presence in Turkey there is a small but considerable minority of Muslims with Ismaili heritage and affiliation. Christians (Oriental Orthodoxy, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic) and Jews (Sephardi), who comprise the non-Muslim religious population, make up more than 0.2% of the total.

Are there Ismailis in China?

Religion. The Mountain Tajiks in China are adherents of Nizari Ismaili sect of Shia Islam and are still a little isolated from the rest of the worldwide Ismaili community, though their communication with other Pamiri (Ismaili) peoples has never stopped.

Do Ismailis pray namaz?

Holy Du’ā (archaically transliterated Doowa) is the mandatory Nizari Isma’ili prayer recited three times a day: Fajr prayer at dawn, Maghrib prayer at sundown and Isha prayer in the evening. Each Holy Du’a consists of 6 rakat, totaling 18 per day, as opposed to the 17 of Sunni and Twelver salat (namaz).

Is alcohol allowed in Turkey?

Licensing. Licenses are required in Turkey to sell or serve alcohol including beer. Alcohol can only be served from 0600-2200. Student dormitories, health institutions, sports clubs, education institutions and filling stations are banned from selling alcohol.

Are Ismailis Shia?

The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, generally known as the Ismailis, belong to the Shia branch of Islam. The Shia form one of the two major interpretations of Islam, the Sunni being the other. Throughout their 1,400 year history, the Ismailis have been led by a living, hereditary Imam.

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