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The following are some of the official beliefs propagated by Mr. Ashiq H. Hussain of the Aga Khan Federal Council (AKFC). Please read their beliefs yourself, compare it with the guidance and teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, and decide for yourself if the Aga Khanis are good examples of Islam or not!

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

 

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In one of your answers about the decendent of prophet Mohamed you say Aga Khan has solid proof and claims to be the direct desendent of ALI and yet is not a good example of Islam.A lot of what we see Ismailies community is one of the most religious and flourishing communities and Aga Khan seems to help not only his community but other communities also. On what basis do you say of Aga Khan not being a good example of Islam? Please explain.

 

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

The following are some of the official beliefs propagated by Mr. Ashiq H. Hussain of the Aga Khan Federal Council (AKFC). Please read their beliefs yourself, compare it with the guidance and teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, and decide for yourself if the Aga Khanis are good examples of Islam or not!

 

  1. AKFC (Aga Khan Federal Council) STATES: Our Salam (greeting) is: "Ya-ali Madad" and the reply thereto is "Mowla-ali Madad".

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 61 (part aayah):When you enter the houses, you should invoke salaam amongst each other, for this prayer of greetings prescribed by Allah (salaams) is blessed and pure. Thus does Allah make his Revelations clear to you, so that you may understand.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54: When those come to thee who believe in Our Signs say: "Peace be on you: your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy: verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct) Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful."

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 86: When a greeting of salutation is offered to you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, or (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful account of all things.

 

Abdullah ibn as-Salam reports: "When the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam came to Medinah, the people gathered around him and I was one of them. The first words I heard him say were: 'O people, spread the salutations (of salaam), feed the people, keep the ties of kinship, and pray during the night while the others sleep, and you will enter paradise in peace."' This is related by al-Hakim, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmidhi.

 

The greetings of the believers as taught by Allah and His Last Messenger (saws) is As-Salaam o Aleikum and the reply is Aleikum us Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. The misguided Aga Khanis have changed the salutations of Islam, and have substituted it with their own words and beliefs of shirk!

 


2. AKFC STATES: Our 'Kalima' (Testimony) is: "Ashhado an la ilaha il-Allaho wa ashhado anna Muhammad-ur-Rasool-Ullahe wa ashhado anna Ameer-ul-Momineen Ali-Ullah (i.e. I testify that there is no god except Allah and I testify that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger and I testify that ALI IS ALLAH = H.H. The Aga Khan).

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 112 Surah Ikhlaas verse 1: Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

 

Ibn 'Abbas reported that when the Prophet (saws) sent Mu'adh ibn Jabal to Yemen (as its governor), he (saws) said to him: "You are going to a people who are People of the Scripture. Invite them to accept the Shahadah: that there is no god but Allah, and I am His Messenger.

 

The testification of faith or Shahaadah of the believers is There is no god but Allah Alone, and Mohamed (saws) is His Messenger. The misguided Aga Khanis have changed this first pillar of Islam and have substituted it with their own words of shirk!


3. AKFC STATES: We need not to perform  'Wudhu' (ablution) because our 'Wudhu' is of heart (i.e. not of action).

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter5 Surah Maidah verse 6:O you who have believed! When you rise to offer the Salat, you must wash your faces and hands and your arms up to the elbows, and wipe your hands with wet hands and wash your feet up to the ankles. And if you become unclean, cleanse yourself with a full bath. If, however, you have touched women and you can find no water, then cleanse yourselves with pure dust. Strike your palms on it and wipe your hands and faces with it. Allah does not will to make life hard for you, but He wills to purify you, and complete His blessings upon you so that you may show gratitude.

 

Yahya related from Malik from Amr ibn Yahya al-Mazini that his father once asked Abdullah ibn Zayd ibn Asim, who was the grandfather of Amr ibn Yahya al-Mazini and one of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws), if he could show him how the Messenger of Allah (saws) performed wudu. Abdullah ibn Zayd ibn Asim agreed to do so and asked for water to do wudu. He poured some out on to his hand and washed each hand twice, and then rinsed his mouth and snuffed water up his nose and blew it out three times. Then he washed his face three times, and both of his arms up to the elbows twice. He then wiped his head with both hands, taking his hands from hisforehead to the nape of his neck and then bringing them back to where he had begun. Then he washed his feet.


 

Allah and His Messenger (saws) commanded the believers to perform the wudu and purify oneself with water or pure dust. The misguided Aga Khanis do not perform the wudu, as their belief is that their wudu is of the heart!

 


4. AKFC STATES: Instead of 'Namaz' it is mandatory for every Aga Khani to attend the Jamatkhana to chant the 'Dua' (Prayer) three times a day in place of five times' incumbent 'Namaz' (Canonical Prayers).

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 103:Indeed, the salaat is a prescribed duty that should be performed at the appointed times by the believers.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said in an authentic narration: The difference between Islam and kufr is As-salaat.

 

Allah Subhanah has made the five prayers obligatory on every believer! But the misguided Aga Khanis do not believe in this form of worship and have formed their own ritual of worship instead of the salaah!

 

5. AKFC STATES: Standing and knealing is not required in our prayers. 

The misguided Aga Khanis do not believe in wudu and As-Salaah; nor the obligatory acts of Salaah!

 

6. AKFC STATES: Nor we need to face Qiblah, we can pray with our face in any direction for which it is very important to bring the Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan) in our perception in the prayers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 149-150:

149 From whencesoever thou startest forth, turn thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque; that is indeed the truth from thy Lord. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.

150           So from whencesoever 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.

Allah has commanded the believers to turn their faces in the direction of the Sacred Mosque in Prayer. The misguided Aga Khanis have made the Aga Khan their qiblah!

 

7. AKFC STATES: Fast (Roza) is fundamentally of eye, ear and tongue.  It cannot be broken by eating and drinking.  Our 'Roza' (Fast) is for one-and-a-quarter 'Pahar' (about 4-1/2 hours) which is broken at 10.00 A.M. and that too is optional for the 'Momin' (believer) otherwise fast is not incumbent.  Of course, we keep fast on the first day of the month whenever it happens to fall on Friday through sighting of the moon in the whole year.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 verse 183:O Believers, the Fast has been made obligatory on you just as it was prescribed for the followers of the Prophets before you. It is expected that this will produce piety in you. The fast is to be observed for a fixed number of days.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185 (part): Therefore from now on, whosoever witness it (the month of Ramadan), it is obligatory on him to fast the whole month.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 187 (part): You are also permitted to eat and drink (during the nights of the fast month), until you can discern the white streak of dawn from the blackness of the night. Then complete your fast till nightfall..

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2349 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

The Apostle of Allah (saws) used to break his fast before praying with some fresh dates; but if there were no fresh dates, he had a few dry dates, and if there were no dry dates, he took some mouthfuls of water.

 

Allah Subhanah has made the fasts of Ramadan obligatory on every believer; but the misguided Aga Khanis believe the fasts are fundamentally of the eyes, ears, and tongue!


8. AKFC STATES: In place of Zakat we pay two annas per rupee ("Dasond") in the Ismaili Jamatkhana considering it mandatory.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 60: Alms are for the poor and the needy and those employed to administer the (funds); for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

 

Allah Subhanah has made the payment of zakat obligatory on every believer; but the misguided Aga Khanis have substituted the command of Allah for a dasond which they pay to their Jamaatkhaana!

 

9. AKFC STATES: Our Hajj (Pilgrimage) is the vision (sighting) of Hazir Imam {(H.H. The Aga Khan) [(that is because Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan is the only incarnation of the God on the earth)]}.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses 96-97:Undoubtedly the first House of Worship ever to be built for mankind is the one which is at Makkah. It was blessed, and made the center of guidance for all the peoples. In it are clear Signs; there is a spot where Ibraheem used to worship; and it is the Santuary, and whoever enters it becomes safe and secure. Allah has, therefore, a right on the people that the one, who can afford to reach the house, should perform Hajj there. And the one who disobeys (this commandment should know that) Allah is Self-Sufficient, and does not stand in need of anyone.

 

Allah Subhanah has made the pilgrimage of Hajj obligatory on every eligible believer; but the misguided Aga Khanis have substituted this great pilgrimage for the vision or sighting of the Aga Khan!!!! They falsely believe that the Aga Khan is the incarnation of Allah on the earth, whereas Allah Subhanah has Himself declared in the Glorious Quran that there is absolutely nothing like unto Him in the Whole Universe!!!!

 

Allah says describing Himself in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Ash-Shura verse 11:

There is Absolutely nothing like Him (Allah) in the whole Universe!!! He is the All-Hearing, The All-Seeing!! To Him Alone belong the keys of the treasures of the heavens and the earth!!

 

10. AKFC STATES: Rather we have with us speaking/talking Quran, that is Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan) who is present, but the Musalmans (Muslims) have got merely a void Book i.e. Quran.

These misguided Aga Khanis consider the Glorious Quran a void Book, and believe in their supposedly self-named speaking/talking Quran as the Aga Khan!

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 29:Proclaim, This (Quran) is the Truth from your Lord: now whosoever wills may accept it, and whosoever wills may reject it. (As for those who reject it) We have prepared for such workers of iniquity a fire whose flames have encircled them. There, if they ask for water , they will be given a drink like the dregs of oil, which will burn their mouths! What an evil drink, and what an evil abode!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 157-158:Now that a clear proof, a Guidance and Blessing, has come to you from your Lord, who can be more unjust than the one who treats Our Revelations as false and turns away from them? We will inflict the severest torment on those who turn away from Our Revelations because of their aversion. Do the people now await that the angels should come down before them? Or that your Lord may Himself come down? Or that the manifest Signs of your Lord should appear?

 

11. AKFC STATES: Mukhi Saheb  dissipate our sins for (the period from) morning to evening by sprinkling drops (of water"i.e. Chantta").  If any person amongst us cannot attend the Ismaili Jamatkhana every day, he can get his sins atoned by getting the drops spinkled (on him) by Mukhi and by drinking 'GHATPAT' (holy water) on Fridays against payment of money in the Ismaili Jamatkhana, and if anyone cannot attend Ismaili Jamatkhana on Fridays he can get the sins of the whole month condoned by means of the said ceremonies on the night the moon is sighted, against payment of money.

The misguided Aga Khanis have invented their own deen in the name of Islam, and have found a thriving business in forgiving the sins of their followers!

 

12. AKFC STATES: The mode of our worship is:- The Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan) gives us a 'Word'/ISM-E-AZAM for which we pay Rs.75/- the worship whereof we perform in the later part of the night.  For atonement of worships for 5 years we pay Rs.500/-, for 12 years Rs.1,200/- and for Life Membership (to get the worships for the whole life pardoned) we pay Rs.5000/- in the Jamatkhanas. NOORANI: To obtain the 'noor' (light) of Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan) we pay Rs.7,000/- in the Jamatkhanas, whence we got the 'Noor' of Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan).  FIDAYEEN:  To get ourselves pardoned on the Day of Judgement (Qiyamat) by Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan) i.e. (linked) towards the expenses (to be incurred) for getting our 'Noor' linked with that of the Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan) we pay Rs.25,000/- in the Ismaili Jamatkhana. 

This is how the leadership of the Aga Khanis forgive the sins of the rich and famous! The Aga Khan even claims to get his followers sins forgiven on the Day of Judgment; at a price, of course!

 

13. AKFC STATES: Our religion is centuries old.  No one has criticized it till this date.  Had our religion been untrue it should have come to an end long ago.  Now, if the Musalmans (Muslims) or their Ulemas (Religious Scholars) see any flaw in our religion or if they have any objection, why do not they seek explanation from our office bearers of the H.R.H. Prince Aga Khan Federal Council for Pakistan?  The Ulemas (Religious Scholars) of the Musalmans (Muslims) also criticize but why they hesitate in seeking explanation from our Hazir

Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan)?  Are they afraid of our Hazir Imam (H.H. The Aga Khan)?  For centuries the Ulemas (Religious Scholars) of the Musalmans (Muslims) have never criticized our Ismaili religion then from where have the Ulemas (Religious Scholars) of the fifteenth century awaken to criticize us. During every period, we have enjoyed the support of the Government of the time.  Then this is the very fact of the genuineness of our Ismaili religion.

The misguided Aga Khanis base the fact of the genuineness of their Ismaili religion on the support of the government! The Truth of Al-Islam can only be determined by what is declared by Allah Subhanah and His Messenger (saws), not some corrupt, illegal, worldly government!

 

Your Statement: On what basis do you say of Aga Khan not being a good example of Islam? Please explain.

The basis of the believers declaring the Aga Khanis not good examples of muslims is the Quran and the Sunnah! These misguided followers of the Aga Khan have invented their own shahaadah, they have disowned the salaah, they do not pay the zakaah, they dont believe in the Hajj pilgrimage to the Sacred House of Allah, they believe that the Aga Khan is the incarnation of Allah, etc. etc. They have completely disowned the guidance and teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws); and you want the believers to provide you a basis or evidence for their dis-belief????? Not following even one of the above obligatory acts of Islam is enough to declare a person a disbeliever!!!

 

Inna lillahe wa inna ilayhe rajeoon! (To Allah we all belong, and to Him is our ultimate return!)

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of following the Straight Path; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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