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Who was the first Ismaili Imam?

Who was the first Ismaili Imam?

Muhammad Hasan al-Husayni
Muhammad Hasan al-Husayni, also known as Hasan ‘Ali Shah and, more generally, as the Aga Khan (1804-1881), was the 46th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and the first Ismaili Imam to bear the title of Aga Khan, bestowed on him by the contemporary Qajar monarch of Persia.

Who was the second Imam?

Hasan ibn Ali
List of Imams

Number Name Kunya Age when assumed Imamat
1 Ali ibn Abi Talib ٱلْإِمَام عَلِيّ ٱبْن أَبِي طَالِب عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام Abu al-Hasan أَبُو ٱلْحَسَن 33
2 Hasan ibn Ali ٱلْإِمَام ٱلْحَسَن ٱبْن عَلِيّ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَام Abu Muhammad أَبُو مُحَمَّد 39

Why do Shia believe in 12 imams?

The Twelvers Shi’a Muslims believe the twelfth imam will one day make himself known and bring equality to all. Shi’a Muslims believe that the imams are necessary because people need guidance on how to live correctly. Due to their close relationship with God, the twelve imams are highly respected.

What do the Ismailis believe?

Ismailis believe in the oneness of God, as well as the closing of divine revelation with Muhammad, whom they see as “the final Prophet and Messenger of God to all humanity”. The Ismāʿīlī and the Twelvers both accept the same six initial Imams; the Ismāʿīlī accept Isma’il ibn Jafar as the seventh Imam.

Who is the last Imam of Islam?

Muhammad al-Mahdi
The twelfth and final Imam is Muhammad al-Mahdi, who is believed by the Twelvers to be currently alive, and hidden in the Major Occultation until he returns to bring justice to the world. It is believed by Twelver Shia and Alevi Muslims that the Twelve Imams have been foretold in the Hadith of the 12 accomplishers.

Is Imam Mahdi mentioned in the Quran?

The term Mahdi does not occur in the Quran. It is derived from the Arabic root h-d-y (ه-د-ي), commonly used to mean “divine guidance”. The term al-Mahdi was employed from the beginning of Islam, but only as an honorific epithet and without any messianic significance.

Who are the Imams of the Ismaili faith?

Ismail Ibn Jafar (d 136 AH/754 AD) (6th Ismaili Imam) 2. Muhammad al-Maktum ibn Ismail (not much info available) (7th Ismaili Imam) 3. Abd Allah ibn Muhammad (no dates available) (8th Ismaili Imam) 4. Ahmad ibn Abd Allah (no dates available) (9th Ismaili Imam) 5. Al-Husayn ibn Ahmad (d 268 AH/ 881 AD) (10th Ismaili Imam) 6.

Who was the final Imam of the Seveners?

The Sevener Isma’ilis consider either Isma’il ibn Jafar or his son Muhammad ibn Isma’il to be their final Imam and occulted Mahdi. The Seveners propagated their faith from their bases in Syria through Da’iyyun.

Who are the most famous Isma’ili Imams?

Shah Tahir bin Radi al-Din II al-Husayni ad-Dakkani, died 1549. The most famous Imam from this line. Haydar bin Shah Tahir, died 1586. Sadr al-Din Muhammad bin Haydar, died 1622. Mu’in al-Din bin Sadr al-Din, died 1644. Atiyyat Allah bin Muin al-Din (Khudaybaksh), died 1663. Aziz Shah bin Atiyyat Allah, died 1691.

Who was the successor of Imam e Ismail?

Even the Ismaili books have no mention that Ismail was appointed by Imam al-Sadiq (as) as his successor. The Ismaili books, like ‘Imam e Ismail’ written by Mulla Hussain Ali Saheb Sarangpoori’ written in Urdu, 12 claim that Ismail was appointed successor by Imam al-Sadiq (as), but unfortunately, provided no reference to prove his claim.

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