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Farman of Agha Khan III !
By:abdalaziz ariff / indiana
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019, 4:39 pm

After a detailed analysis of the Ismaili Dua in which we analyzed how Ismāʿīlis are made to invoke Karim Aga Khan in their daily prayers in our previous article, we now analyze how Aga Khan himself, over the course of the last century emphasized his position as the present-day reincarnation of ʿAlī‎ (ra) and how he has repeatedly equated ʿAlī‎ (as) to Allah. Below are excerpts from the most trusted book of Aga Khan’s sermons (also known as ‘Farmans’). The book is titled “Kalam-e-Imam-e-Mubin” and is used widely in brainwashing Ismāʿīlis from childhood and available in most Ismāʿīli households, though circulation and printing of this book has now been curtailed by almost all Ismaili religious institutions in the world. These farmans of Aga Khan clearly establish that he claims to be the current reincarnation of ʿAlī‎ (ra) and that ʿAlī‎ (ra) is Allāh‎. Ismāʿīlis therefore believe that Aga Khan is Allāh‎ and their daily rituals and worships affirm their faith in Aga Khan.

Farman #1:
In a small town of Manjewdi, India, on the 29th day of December 1893, Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah, the 48th Imam of Ismailis (Aga Khan III) narrated before the congregation of his followers, an important historical event from the life of Hazrat ʿAlī‎, who Ismāʿīlis claim to be their first Imam. Reproduced below is the farman in the Roman Gujarati script with translation thereof:
‘Ek vakhat H. Amirool Mominin Maula Murtaza ʿAlī ‘furaat’ nadi na kinaarey gayaa; aney ghodaa upar sawaar thai “ʿAlī Allāh” maannaari kom paasey pohochyaa tey “ʿAlī Allāh” maannaari kom evi chhe, jey Murtaza ʿAlī ney Khudaa samjey chhe.
Tey kom na ek maanas ney potaa paasey bolaavi ney farmaavyu ke, shu tu ʿAlī Allāh kahey chhe? Teney kahyu ke, ‘maney bharoso chhe aap Khudaa chho!’ pachhi Maula Murtaza ʿAlī ey tenu maathu kaapi naakhi, maari ney paachho jeevto kariney farmaavyu ke tu maney ʿAlī Allāh shaa maatey kahey chhe? Tyaarey tey maanasey jawaab maa araj kari ke, aapey maney maari naakhi fari jeevto karyo, jethi havey maney jey kai shak hato tey nikdi gayo chhe, aap sahi “ʿAlī Allāh” chho.
Murtaza ʿAlī ey hukam karyo, aa shakhs ney dungar upar lai jai katkaa thaay evi ritey feki diyo. Tyaarey teney tevi ritey feki devaa ma aavyo. Baad teney fari sajivan kari Maula Murtaza ʿAlī ey farmaavyu ke, tu ʿAlī Allāh haji boley chhe? Tyaarey teney aadhintaa thi jawaab aapyo, jey katkaa kari, maariney sajivan karey, tenaa upar maaru iman vadhyu chhe.
Aavi ritey, anek ritey aney anek vakhatey teney maariney jeevto karvaamaa aavyo aney harvakhat puchhvaamaa aavyu ke, haji pun ʿAlī Allāh kahey chhe? Jawaab ma tey har vakhat emaj kaheto hato ke, aap sahi Allāh chho. Jey maari ney jeevto karey teney Allāh kehvo.’
Source: Kalam-e-Imam-e-Mubin, Farmaan no.18, Date: 29-12-1893


“One day Hazarat Amirul Momneen Mawla Murtaza ʿAlī went to the bank of river Furat, riding his horse”, said the Aga Sultan Muhammad.” ʿAlī‎ reached a community of “ʿAlī‎ Allāh‎”. Members of the community believed Murtaza ʿAlī to be Allāh”, continued the Aga Khan. “ʿAlī called one member of the community and enquired: ‘Do you say ʿAlī Allāh?’. The member replied: ‘I have faith, you are Allāh’, (nauzbillah). Thereupon, ʿAlī beheaded him and brought him back to life and asked: ’Why do you call me ʿAlī Allāh?’. The member replied: ‘You killed me and then brought me back to life, now whatever doubt I had has been thrown out. You are truly ʿAlī Allāh’. Murtaza ʿAlī ordered that the person be cut into pieces and thrown from the mountain. The order of ʿAlī was carried out. He was again brought back to life by ʿAlī and asked: ‘Do you still call me ʿAlī Allāh?’. Thereupon the person very obediently replied: ‘My faith has become stronger on the one who can cut a person into pieces and then bring him back to life”. Continuing the narration, Aga Khan said to his Jamat: “The member was killed many times and in many styles and every time brought back to life and asked: ’Do you yet call me ʿAlī Allāh?’ and the person kept on saying: ’You are truly Allāh. The one who kills and gives life be called Allāh”.
Source: Kalam-e-Imam-e-Mubin, Farmaan no.18, Date: 29-12-1893

The above farman establishes the belief in the mind of a Ismāʿīli that ʿAlī‎ is Allāh‎.