What Ismailis Believe

Whenever the Prophet’s name is written in calligraphy, it is common to add a beautifully written salawat alongside it.
Whenever the Prophet’s name is written in calligraphy, it is common to add a beautifully written salawat alongside it.
Why do Ismailis recite salawat for the family of the Prophet (pbuh)?
Why do Ismailis recite salawat for the family of the Prophet (pbuh)?
5 October 2022

The latest article in our What Ismailis Believe series explains why we recite the salawat for the family of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).

Video: The Exalted Status of the Ahl al-Bayt
7 August 2022

This short video explains the Shia view of the Ahl al-Bayt, the family of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). 

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Video: Imam Ali in Islamic Traditions: In conversation with Dr Hussein Rashid
19 July 2022

In this talk, Dr Hussein Rashid discusses the moral leadership of Imam Ali and his significance to all Muslims, both Shia and Sunni.

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Video: Why is Ghadir Khumm Important?
15 July 2022

According to Shia belief, by declaring Hazrat Ali as Mawla after him, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) transferred his own spiritual authority bestowed upon him by Allah to Hazrat Ali, making him — and all the Imams that follow — the Amirul Mu’minin, or Master of the Believers.

Why do Ismailis call their Imam Khudavind?

Why do Ismailis call their Imam Khudavind?
Why do Ismailis call their Imam Khudavind?
4 July 2022

The Persian word khudavind or khudawand means, “a king, prince, lord, master; or man of great authority.” Many Persian and Central Asian empires used this term throughout history to refer to people of high standing, including, at times, the sultan (ruler), wazir, government officials, and patrons.

Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
Shia and Sunni: Understanding different Muslim interpretations
10 June 2022

Sunni and Shia Muslims share many central beliefs, including a belief in the Oneness of Allah (tawhid), and that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was the final Messenger of Allah, who received Divine revelations recorded in the Holy Qur’an.

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Video: The Glorious Qur'an
22 April 2022

As part of our series What Ismailis Believe, this short film details the historical origins of the Holy Qur'an, its significance to Muslim societies, and its inspiration in our daily lives.

A calligraphic lion containing the Nad-e Ali prayer, which is typically used by Shia Muslims to seek Imam Ali’s help in times of stress and sorrow.
A calligraphic lion containing the Nad-e Ali prayer, which is typically used by Shia Muslims to seek Imam Ali’s help in times of stress and sorrow.
Why do Ismailis seek help from Hazrat Ali and the Imams?
Why do Ismailis seek help from Hazrat Ali and the Imams?
27 March 2022

Both Sunni and Shia Muslims believe in intercession. Believers ask those considered close to God to intercede with the Lord on their behalf.

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Navroz: A time of renewal
20 March 2022

This short film explores the meaning and history of Navroz, and highlights the diverse ways in which the festival is celebrated in different parts of the world.

The Prophet and the Imams: How are they connected?
The Prophet and the Imams: How are they connected?
8 March 2022

The Imams of the Shia Ismaili Muslims are direct descendants of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). 

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Mi'raj: In conversation with Professor Ali Asani
3 March 2022

As part of a new series entitled What Ismailis Believe, Professor Ali Asani explains the significance of the recently observed festival of Mi’raj - the night journey of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).

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